Art: Colourful Shape

Ref: C3842709

This course will enable the learner to learn basic art techniques and to combine this with experimentation with model making materials such as wire and modroc to create exciting sculptures/models which express issues related to the environment.

Course aim

Students will learn basic art techniques and experiment with model making techniques , modroc, and papier mache to express issues in the community

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • No experience necessary but energy and enthusiasm a must!! Students may have an interest in sculpture/3D form

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

  • Create a tonal drawing to express an issue
  • Create 2 sculptures/models to express 2 converse issues
  • Complete a 1,2 and 3 point perspective
  • Selected artwork from a gallery or book and discussed with the group
  • Demonstrate increased confidence and wellbeing

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • Q and A , 1:1, paired working. Students encouraged to undertake homework which is discussed at the start of each lesson to help with motivation and understanding of coursework

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • Tracking carried out for student progress. Regular feedback given to aid student progression

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
  • Although there are materials provided , students may want to bring a pencil and sketchbook

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
  • Students may want to research artists/sculptors who have expressed issues in their work

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
  • Students may want to access another course with WEA or to apply for a Foundation or Degree course with Stockport or Manchester colleges.

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Art: Colourful Shape


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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