Mixed Media Art For Beginners

Ref: C3127451

Join this friendly, relaxing and inspiring art session and learn how to create a 2 dimensional picture using lots of different and unusual materials to produce interesting textures. No prior experience necessary just a willingness to have a go and have fun.

Course aim

During this course you will learn about different materials and techniques employed to make a 'mixed media' picture. Learn how to layer materials and create texture in order to produce a desired image/effect.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Know how to use Pinterest. How to download it onto your phones or pc's and how to search and save areas of ineterest and how to build up your own collection of interesting boards.
  • Identify and use a variety of materials needed to create a mixed media picture. You'll also learn which are the best adhesives to use depending on your materials and the surface you use eg; card, card board, ply wood or MDF.
  • Search GOOGLE, or other service provider, for Artists whose work interests you. To search for and browse Mixed Media Gallery's on line. To identify two artists whose work inspires you.
  • Create and complete one finished mixed media picture.
  • Use your local library to search for and order art & craft books. ...IF THIS IS APPROPRIATE...

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 will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • You will be asked to collect five different materials to add to your picture and to bring these along to the session. These can be wide raging but always two dimensional. For example; wallpaper samples, fruit net bags, feathers and all sorts and textures of card.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • 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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • You will be able to discuss any ideas or problems with the activity with your tutor.

What else do I need to know?

  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • 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
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

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

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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

Mixed Media Art For Beginners

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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