Practical Art

Ref: C3745135

A general painting and drawing course with demonstrations, simple exercises and opportunities to work in a variety of materials. Suitable for beginners and those wanting to improve their skills. The course will include using pastel, watercolour, and pen and ink to paint and draw a variety of subjects including landscapes and people . Basic materials and equipment will be provided. There is a charge of £4 per term for paper .

Course aim

To provide a broad foundation in the basic skills needed for drawing and painting.

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:

  • Use a colour wheel as a reference to mix a colour from two or more other colours .
  • Identify harmonious and complimentary colours and use them in an image .
  • Use mark making to show texture and pattern
  • Identify and use relative tonal values
  • More advanced students may suggest personal learning outcomes .

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?

  • 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 create a portfolio of work which will help to show your progress.

What else do I need to know?

  • Basic materials and equipment are provided but there is a £4 charge per term for paper.Please wear an apron or old clothes. If you have a personal email address you will be able to access additional resources on the WEA's digital learning platform Canvas .

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but there will be links avaliable on the WEA’s digital learning platform , Canvas .

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

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Practical Art

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This course is not available for online 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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