Practical Painting and Drawing Techniques

Ref: C3675205

This course is aimed at those wishing to learn various aspects of practical painting and drawing, within a friendly and welcoming environment. This term we will look at mixed media techniques to start with. We will then progress on to creating loose impressionistic paintings using watercolour and then acrylics using a limited palette. During the latter part of the course we will then explore basic abstract painting techniques. The course is designed for those wishing to learn as well as have fun with art and involves plenty of encouragement and one-to-one tuition to enable students to progress with their individual artistic practice.

Course aim

An ideal course for those wishing to learn a variety of practical painting and drawing techniques, including mixed media, loose impressionistic painting, colour theory and abstraction.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of practical painting and drawing techniques in order to achieve studies and finished pieces
  • Show a level of creativity through artistic process and finished pieces
  • Engage with other group members in discussion regarding artistic practice

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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
  • 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 is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Students are encouraged to show their work in local exhibitions

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Practical Painting and Drawing Techniques

Conditions

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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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