Art & Soul Painting

Ref: C3842690

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 and the value of creativity for health and wellbeing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Suitable for any level of painting and drawing ability from the experienced artist to the complete beginner.

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

  • Understand the benefits of being creative
  • Create a space at home for personal study
  • Begin to feel comfortable working within a group practice
  • Generate ideas for paintings from the imagination
  • Produce finished artworks with a sense of achievement

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
  • Teaching methods used will be demonstrations, mini talks, questions and answers, one-one-tuition & 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?

  • You are invited to bring your usual painting equipment. Checklist: Water-based paint, (watercolours, gouache, inks, or acrylic), paper and brushes, water container, pencils & sharpener and palette. For more info visit:

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre-course work is necessary. You may wish to bring some images with you for inspiration, but visual reference is usually provided for the session’s topic by the tutor.

What can I do next?

  • You can continue your learning with the WEA with another weekly art course.

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Art & Soul Painting

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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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