Drawing and Painting the Multicultural Way

Ref: C2341700

On this course we will initially learn something about the art and visual culture of the area of the world which we have chosen to study. In recent terms we have studied India, Great Britain and Thailand. Sometimes we will study the area for a term but sometimes for two or three terms. The term usually begins with a slide show which is then printed off for all to use, and gives a general overview of the visual aspects of that area. This can include landscape, architecture, and people. There will be later slide shows which specifically show art and crafts produced in the area. What is important is that there is something to inspire everyone. After that students will be encouraged to produce their own art or craft work informed by what they have seen. We have a wide range of materials and when appropriate time will be spent learning a craft or technique relevant to the area (e.g tie-dyeing when studying India). Outcomes are very open and the environment is very supportive.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the art and visual culture of a chosen area of the world and for students to produce their own artwork influenced by this information.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Show knowledge about and recognise art or craft work from the chosen area of the world.
  • Produce my own art or craft work using the information gained in some way to inform my work.
  • Demonstrate new techniques or use new materials as appropriate
  • Show improvement in my existing technical abilities
  • Demonstrate improvement in my creative ability

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?

  • 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

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Drawing and Painting the Multicultural Way


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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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