Exploring your art

Ref: C3674795

Discover the essential principles of keeping a limited palette and focusing on tonal value and colour harmony. This is great class for beginners or immediate students to start with acrylics the right way (or the preferred medium of the student). Students are actively encouraged to develop their own style of painting. The tutor realises that students may appreciate being able to receive clarification about various art related issues as they work through this course as well as wanting reassurance that they are putting techniques into practice effectively. The tutor will provide all the support needed in order to deal with relevant queries.

Course aim

Still Life is the art of drawing and painting inanimate objects, e.g fruit, flowers, food and every day things. Students will learn the essentials required before they embark painting still life paintings.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • The course is open to anyone who wishes to learn/develop their artistic skills, in an informal and supportive environment.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Create depth in my painting.
  • Create form in my painting.
  • Composition in my painting
  • 3D and perspective
  • Tonal Awareness

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • One to one tution will be on going throughout the duration of the course.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • The tutor wlll provide the student with constructive feedback at each session and keep the student informed of their progress.

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own materials to this class if they wish to work in a specific medium and or material.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Exploring your art


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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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