Practical Painting & Drawing Techniques

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This course is for those with a genuine interest in the practical side of painting and drawing and is ideal for beginners and improvers. Emphasis will be on broadening knowledge of painting practice and colour theory. During the course we will look at limited palette painting, tonal values and paint application using water mixable oils. This course is designed to enable students to feel more confident about colour mixing and their artistic practice generally.

Course aim

Ideal for beginners and improvers, this course is for those interested in broadening their knowledge of practical painting and drawing techniques. Emphasis this term will be on colour theory and mixing paint with confidence.

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:

  • Feel more confident about my art in order to continue my artistic practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge of colour theory through studies and finished pieces
  • Engage in discussion with others in relation to my art

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?

  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

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
  • Please supply your own painting supports for oils i.e. canvases and boards Please also bring a colour wheel if you have one, if not a colour print out will be made available

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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Ongoing practice, study and exhibiting

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Practical Painting & Drawing Techniques

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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.

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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