From Drawing to Painting

Ref: C3744234

This course is primarily to extend your core skills in drawing and composing paintings. It is structured to provide students with a series of practical strategies that help you to translate your own ideas and imagery into painted compositions.  We begin with exploring some of the formal issues of drawing through observation, looking carefully at objects and their qualities. These drawings are then translated from tone and line into colour, from one surface and scale to another, enriched by the introduction of secondary sources and composed by organising the pictorial space.  Students will learn to use subject matter from their own material such as sketches, photographic documentation, objects and text

Course aim

This course is designed to extend the basic skills in drawing towards painting. It will help the student to translate their ideas into paintings.  And exploration through observation, looking at diverse subjects.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is really for anyone who is interested in imagery and picture making, we will be expanding our skills, and developing last terms sketch book work. Though participation in the preceding course is not a requirement. Everyone is welcome from practiced artist to beginner.

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

  • Consolidate ideas and drawings in to finished art works, and Paintings!
  • Understand the different properties of different mediums and materials. Including watercolours, gouache, and acrylics. Even water based oils ( we are sadly ) unable to use real oil paints in the community Center.
  • Have a folder and a portfolio of at least five finished art works.
  • Increased confidence from self expression in 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
  • Both group work and individual art works will form an integral part of this course.

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?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Students can use the materials I have at my disposal, to find out which suit their needs and style, before acquiring their own. There is WiFi at Parkside and an IT room.

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
  • A general interest in Art and the creative process and an open mind is essential!

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

From Drawing to Painting

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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