Chalk Pastels for Beginners

Ref: C3127616

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Chalk pastels are a versatile and tactile art medium. We will look at mark making and blending soft chalk pastels on paper. The course is suitable for all abilities. We will introduce the basics principles of composition and observation of a still life subject. Each week we will focus on a different object to draw. There is continued tutor support throughout the class, sessions are friendly and relaxed. Join us!

Course aim

This course aims to introduce the basic techniques used in chalk pastel drawings.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • produce a line picture using the chalk as a pencil.
  • use the side of the chalk to blend and produce a picture from still life.
  • combine line drawing, broad mark making and blending to produce a drawing from still life.
  • practise Pointillism to produce a drawing from still life.
  • use watercolour as a base to produce one picture of mixed media using chalk and a watercolour wash.

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Chalk Pastels for Beginners

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

We are launching a range of online courses shortly that may be of interest to you so sign up here to hear more.

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

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