Art and Mindfulness 1

Ref: C2421123

Introduction to drawing and painting techniques; Drawing with a range of drawing materials such as pastels charcoal, and painting with watercolour . Start a fresh with art or improve your art practice. Come and join a group of people in a warm and friendly atmosphere and enjoy making art with time to relax and reflect, making art from observation and imagination in a mindful way.

Additional information about this course

Funded by RBKC

Course aim

Art and Mindfulness is to give an introduction to art skills and relaxation using a variety of drawing materials and watercolour; to have fun and relax drawing on your own imagination and from observation with guidance from your tutor.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Improve your well being through enjoying an art session joining with other people to make art and socialise getting to know others.
  • You will begin to use watercolour painting techniques and improve use of colour and paint handling.
  • You will develop observational drawing techniques and ways of showing tonal contrast to show 3D form.
  • You will be able to combine imaginative ideas for images as you develop your drawing and colour knowledge further.
  • Relax and reflect through looking at other artists work and natural forms to inspire your own art work.

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?

  • 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

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?

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Art and Mindfulness 1


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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