Art Workshop - Shore Beauty

Ref: C3531106

Spend a slow Saturday observing , drawing and painting natural history subjects based on the sea shore. Be inspired by the quiet colours of driftwood and shells, feathers and pebbles. Learn more deeply about the structures by close observation and contemplation. Use watercolours to bring these objects into a new reality by composing them into a beautiful, elegant painting.

Course aim

A whole day watercolour painting workshop with the theme of the seashore. Plenty of time to study pebbles, shells, feathers, seaweed and driftwood and produce a painting.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Anyone interested in the Natural World.

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

  • Compose a picture in adventurous ways.
  • Use watercolour paints to record ideas in a beautifully composed painting.
  • Draw unfamiliar objects on a large scale.
  • Share ideas about painting with like-minded people.

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?

  • Tutor will contact you before the course to discuss what materials to bring.

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

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Art Workshop - Shore Beauty


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  • 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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