Creative Art at Pathways

Ref: C2342920

use various strategies to express myself, by attempting to draw still life of my choice, using different shapes and forms as a starting point. I could also attempt some more challenging tasks, may be to take me out of my comfort zone. No demands will be made on me. Whatever you choose to create, I will get support . The choice is entirely yours and remains completely non-judgemental. There are a selection of photos/pictures for me to choose from. I can also produce a collage, paint face masks, decorate pebbles. etc

Course aim

use different media as an outlet to express myself and promote a healthier me.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English
  • for everyone who may have physical and mental health issues, or simply for people who would like to experience the present moment and learn to put all intrusive thoughts away whether these are thoughts of the past or the future. This course will help you to live in the present moment.

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

  • learn to draw using different shapes and forms to draw anything of your choice.
  • mix primary colours to obtain secondary colours and mixing a primary colour with a secondary colour to obtain tertiary colours. use tint, shade and tone to discover different colours and applying them to make the painting look 3D
  • to use neoprene, tissue paper, buttons, felt etc to produce a collage and use of posca pens/felt tips as an alternative of paint.
  • use different strength of pencils to shade drawing, to make it look 3D; learn that pencil/pen line work can be used to obtain different tones.
  • learn about the psychology of colours and to associate colours to our emotions and feelings.

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
  • You may want to complete your piece of art at home. The choice is yours entirely. It is always good to practise and you are most welcome to take home a picture you may want to draw.

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
  • You will be encouraged to bring a picture/photo of your choice and paint it or simply use a pencil to shade it. Reflect on the work done in the class and write a few notes for yourself (if you are unable to write, please ask tutor for assistance). The tutor will gladly support you.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • If you wish to bring in your own picture/photo/item*, you are most welcome to do so.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • It is always useful to look up the history of a famous painter which could be discussed and shared with the others in the class.

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
  • possibilty to atttend basic drawing/botanical classes with the WEA

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Creative Art at Pathways

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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