Art & Mindfulness 4

Ref: C2421360

Improve or start afresh with drawing and painting techniques working in a reflective way you will develop your concentration skills and a deeper awareness of colour, shape , pattern and light movement around you.This is an introduction and revision of painting skills; you can explore your emotions as you learn to mix and control use of colour to make harmonies or contrasts. Also enjoy meeting others, making friendships and painting together in a relaxed way. Develop art work from still life and also personal themes with one to one support from your tutor as well as a tool box of skills to take away and work independently. Use watercolour in an expressive way and explore techniques including wet into wet and making textural effects, glazing and building up with colour. This is a practical course with reference to the work of other artists as well to stimulate techniques for different themes and incorporate into your own art work. This course is for people attending St Charles Cafe.

Additional information about this course

Funded by RBKC

Course aim

An introduction to art skills and mindfulness using drawing materials and watercolour. Learn to have fun and relax, drawing on your imagination or from observation with guidance from your tutor. Aimed at people using St Charles Mental Health Centre.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people attending or visiting St Charles Well being Centre

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

  • Improve your well - being through enjoying an art session working with other people and socialising with others interested in art.
  • You will develop skills to sketch with chalk pastels on sugar paper or pastel paper
  • You will develop skills to mix colour and learn about using colour harmonies and complementary colours.
  • Develop your drawing skills and ways of looking at things ; be able to, 'take a line for a walk' using drawing materials develop your mark making skills and rhythm in your drawings.
  • Be able to use watercolours ; using different techniques such as layering with transparent colours and working wet into wet.

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
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • You can order your own materials on line from Hobby craft, The works. Baker Ross ( sugar paper and card, craft materials) Great Art and Cass Art.

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Art & Mindfulness 4

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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