Art in the Landscape (Off the Page)

Ref: C3744465

Art in the Landscape ( Off the page) A practical introduction to Land Art. This friendly, supportive course will challenge our cosy notions of what art can be. Taking art ‘Off the page’ we will use the physical landscape as our palette and find ways to express our relationship to the natural world. The tutor, Jim Roseveare is an artist and tree surgeon; he brings to the course his knowledge of the complex woodland environment. Through walking, discussion and practical engagement we will use all our senses to explore and make art in the dynamic surroundings of Summerfields Woods. Expect to get dirty! A basic level of fitness is required.

Course aim

To provide a brief hands on introduction to Land Art. Using the physical landscape as our palette we will find ways to express our complex relationship to the 'natural' world.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English
  • This course is designed for students who woud like to take a challenge. It is NOT a Watercolour Landscape course. A basic level of fitness is required.

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

  • Develop an appreciation of the broad diversity of the possibilities of art.
  • Name one artist who uses Landscape e.g. David Nash, Andy Goldsworthy, Tacita Dean, Richard Long, James Turrell.
  • Develop confidence in an artistic point of view
  • Develop your artistic practice
  • Have an increased appreciation of health and well being

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

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
  • Informal feedback. Own notes/ sketches

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Recording devices (photos, video, sound) including mobile phones/ tablets may be useful but NOT essential.

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
  • Some research on Land artists may be beneficial although not essential.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • 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/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

Art in the Landscape (Off the Page)

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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