Watercolour Workshop: Art & Soul: New Year Taster Day

Ref: C3842666

Awaken your creative spirit with a new painting group to discover the value of creativity for health and wellbeing. Create from your imagination with the magic of colour, as we explore the healing power of artistic self-expression in relaxing exercises. Paint to music, have fun with colour, using art as meditation. Please bring painting equipment with you in water-based media.

Course aim

To discover the creative spirit within and the value of creativity for health and wellbeing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • Suitable for any level of painting & drawing from the experienced artist who wants to generate new ideas, or needs help in dissolving creative blocks, to the complete beginner or for anyone wanting to gain health benefits from art

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

  • Discover your creative spirit
  • Paint from the imagination
  • Begin to express yourself in paint and experience ‘creative flow’
  • Begin to use drawing and painting for relaxation
  • Produce an artwork in water-based media

How will I be taught?

  • Teaching methods used will be through demonstrations, mini talks, question and answers and one-to-one tuition, and guided visualisation to aid the creative imagination with inner vision. Peer discussion of artworks.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Feedback will be given throughout the session on a one-one basis. Assessment will be made at the end of the course as a group review of the work.

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring your usual painting equipment (watercolours, gouache, inks, or acrylic, watercolour paper/cartridge paper) & a selection of brushes, water container, pencils & sharpener & palette. See www.tianamarie.co.uk/blog for list.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre-course work necessary. Visual reference will be provided by the tutor. You may wish to bring an overall to protect your clothing. For further info. on art materials, a list is available on the tutor’s website: www.tianamarie.co.uk/blog

What can I do next?

  • This taster course offers you the opportunity to continue learning with the WEA Art Group in a weekly Art & Soul course, starting on Thursday 7th February, 1pm - 4pm, for 3 meetings, 7th, 14th, 28th February 2019.

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Watercolour Workshop: Art & Soul: New Year Taster Day

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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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