Creative Art

Ref: C2342905

Learn to use various strategies to express yourself, by doing very simple activities of your choice such as mandalas or attempting some challenging tasks. You could also study different colours and associate them to emotions and feelings; use shapes as a starting point to draw anything of your choice; use line work to give your piece of art a 3D look or use different media to paint your drawing. You could perhaps work on a collage and maybe use different media to compliment the picture or maybe you could be looking at decorating pebbles for your window sill. The choice is entirely yours and remains completely non-judgemental.

Course aim

The course aims to use different media as an outlet to express and promote a healthier you.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Understand how to draw shapes as a starting point to be able to draw from a picture/photograph.
  • Have gained an understanding of how to study and mix colours and to associate colours to my emotions and feelings.
  • Begin working towards using pencil rather than paint to draw and shade and may to begin to try fine line work.
  • Use learnt skills to practise basic watercolour techniques in my painting.
  • Demonstrate the use of collage as a form of medium and may be decorate pebbles, using posca pens.

How will I be taught?

  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be encouraged to bring a picture/photo of your choice. Reflect on the work done in the class and write a few notes on how you achieved your work.

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

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 is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Possibility attend other Art classes with the WEA.

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Creative Art

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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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