Botanical Art for Summer

Ref: C2342897

This is an introduction and exploration of botanical drawing and painting summer plants and other natural subjects. You will be taught traditional drawing and water colour painting techniques and encouraged to develop your own style. During the term we will experiment with other mediums and work through several projects. The work can be attempted at different levels by both beginners and more experienced students.

Course aim

This course aims to provide learners with the skills to observe, draw and paint summer plants and other natural subjects. Using various techniques and mediums, learners will be encouraged to develop creatively and artistically.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Observe and draw plants and flowers in detail.
  • Show form and perspective in drawings and paintings.
  • Use various mediums and techniques to draw and paint plants.
  • Produce a new piece of work using information learnt this term.
  • Be able to work on projects in a class situation and share ideas with other students.

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

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Students will be expected to provide their own materials and equipment as the term progresses, however these can be borrowed from WEA at the start of the term.

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

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Botanical Art for Summer

Enrolment Conditions

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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