Start! Drawing & Painting for Beginners

Ref: C3676194

This course will enable the learner to learn basic art techniques, use of line ,tone and colour to express issues in their local community.

Course aim

Students will learn basic art techniques and apply them to create exciting artworks reflecting their local community.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • No experience necessary but energy and enthusiasm a must!

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

  • Have completed a portrait in line and tone to express an issue
  • Distinguished between positive and negative space in drawings
  • Have completed a Colour Wheel
  • Develop my physical, mental and spiritual well being and social skills
  • Have selected a painting/drawing from a book and discussed with the group.

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
  • Homework given to students which is discussed and assessed at the beginning of each lesson.

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
  • Course work discussed and evaluated within the group to aid progression. Homework given.

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
  • Although there are materials provided, students are advised to bring a pencil and A2 sketchbook if possible.

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
  • Students may want to research drawing techniques

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Students could progress to further art learning within the WEA or another provider.

Download full course information sheet

Start! Drawing & Painting 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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