Practical Art: Water Colour and Drawing

Ref: C3743181

This is friendly group which aims to foster skills and knowledge in an inspiring environment. Advice and demonstrations of drawing and watercolour at hand to help your painting develop.

Course aim

Develop drawing and watercolour skills. Try Gouache or body colour in addition to watercolour pencils. All welcome to this relaxed and welcoming group.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Anyone who wants to learn or improve drawing and painting skills. Watercolour is our chief medium but other media can be explored if people wish to.

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

  • Make a confident choice of materials and media.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic drawing
  • Demonstrate a better understanding of the relationship of Colour and Tone.
  • Shown my work to others.
  • Become more self critical- only in a positive way- being able to make changes and improvements in the light of own ideas.

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
  • Individual advice is given as your painting proceeds. Students are encouraged to find their own ideas and imagery, although a main theme is given weekly.

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
  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • You will need to provide your own materials- including watercolour paper and paints. A basic set is fine- Cotman watercolours are good. Two round watercolour brushes. Size 6 and 8.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • A general interest in Art will lead you towards exhibitions and libraries.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Take part in local exhibitions.

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Practical Art: Water Colour and Drawing


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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