Painting Birds

Ref: C3530631

We will explore simple ways of drawing bird shapes. We will then go onto exploring how to paint birds using watercolour. We will look at garden birds, birds of prey and birds of paradise.

Course aim

To learn how to draw and paint a variety of birds.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • I will be able to draw basic bird shapes.
  • I will be able to paint a native bird using watercolour.
  • I will be able to draw/paint bird features.

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?

  • 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?

  • Please bring a sketchpad, pencils, watercolour paper and watercolour paints (you can use acrylic paints instead if it's your preferred medium).

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Painting Birds

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

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