Creative Art for Wellbeing

Ref: C3675093

In the "Studies of Nature" course students will be helped and encouraged to create pieces of art, drawing and / or painting, which concentrate on the natural world around us. The course will include the development of skills in using shade and colour and learning how to paint and draw aspects of nature in different types of light. All abilities welcome. The main priority is to gain enjoyment and personal satisfaction and relaxation from using your creative skills.

Course aim

This course will introduce students to the theme of "Studies of Nature" and will encourage students to use their drawing and painting work to help combat stress and promote confidence and wellbeing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is aimed at adults who experience stress, depression and other mental health difficulties. Also for those who experience social isolation.

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

  • Create at least 2 projects using the Studies of Nature theme
  • Demonstrate the effective use of shade within a drawing or painting
  • Demonstrate the effective use of colour within a drawing or painting
  • Create a piece of work which shows an aspect of nature in more than one type of lighting
  • Explain how one of the projects created has helped to improve personal confidence / wellbeing

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

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you 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

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

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Creative Art for Wellbeing


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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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