Life Drawing - Term 3

Ref: C3675262

Students will be able to develop a variety of techniques and approaches to drawing the live human figure, through quick sketches to capture impressions, longer, more detailed drawings to develop accuracy and confidence, and other sessions where students can be more expressive. There will be instruction and demonstration of a range of methods and materials and examples of artists' work, both historical and contemporary will be included, to provide a context and inspiration for the above.

Course aim

To provide a welcoming and creative environment in which students of all abilities can develop skills and confidence in drawing the human form, exploring and developing skills in a range of methods and materials.

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 the use of a variety of methods to represent the human form.
  • Demonstrate the use of a variety of media to represent the human form
  • Gain confidence to be expressive interpreting the human form
  • Demonstrate an awareness of historical and contemporary artists and their work that link into the life drawing classes

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?

  • 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

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
  • Some materials are provided but please bring: A drawing board Bulldog clips or masking tape A pad or sheets of good quality cartridge paper (150 gms) - A3 size suggested a range of drawing pencils - eg 4B, 2B and HB Kneadable putty rubber

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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Life Drawing - Term 3


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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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