Painting and Drawing

Ref: C3677420

Are you interested in developing your creativity and learning new arts skills? Are you looking for a supportive and stimulating arts experience? Then this is the course for you. During the sessions, we will explore drawing and painting using a variety of materials (for example: pencil, charcoal, pastel, acrylic) and subject matter. We will also look at relevant examples of both past and contemporary art works. Beginners, improvers and anyone who hasn't picked up a paint brush since school days are all welcome to join. With ongoing direction, support and feedback, this course aims to increase your skills and confidence, wherever you are starting from.

Course aim

To develop painting and drawing skills. To provide a creative, supportive and stimulating experience. To increase knowledge and appreciation of art.

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:

  • Draw with more accuracy
  • Paint with more confidence
  • Contribute to discussions and give feedback

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
  • Additional time spent drawing or painting at home will be encouraged, as it will support your development (for example finishing a piece of art work or repeating an exercise).

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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
  • Ongoing feedback during the sessions

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring pencils (HB, 2B and 3B), rubber, pencil sharpener and A3 paper to the first session. A list of further materials required will be given out and discussed. Some materials are provided and you will need to purchase others.

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
  • Continued development of personal painting and drawing practice. Participation in other arts opportunities, eg at Sheffield Museums and Galleries and The Art House.

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Painting and Drawing

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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