Painting & Drawing from Still Life

Ref: C2227638

Using Painting and Drawing with Still Life. This course runs for 5 sessions in which we will look at drawing Still Life and also Painting Still Life. Anyone can take part in the course, from beginners to more advanced artists looking for a few tips, techniques, and hints to help develop their skills. As with most of my courses we aim for an informal approach with interaction from everyone. You can get as involved as you like but the more you interact and discuss the more we can tailor some aspects of the course to you. We will look at Drawing Still Life and Painting Still Life separately but will look at how to combine them as well. Some of the sessions will be guided but there will be room for you to choose what subjects you draw or paint. A range of materials will be used to teach the course from discussions, video demonstrations, and tutor led examples.

Course aim

This course will look at techniques to help you with your Still Life drawings. We will cover making the initial marks to planning outlines and shading to help your images look more realistic. We will also cover Still Life painting techniques.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Explain the basic techniques of drawing and painting of a Still Life
  • Build up tones, colours, and textures of objects to form a unified Still Life
  • Overcome challenges posted by different medias
  • Explain the concept of shading
  • Paint from direct observation

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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
  • This course is fully online. Accessed via Canvas and run on Zoom. You will need a reliable internet connection, a device connected to the internet, a camera and microphone. You will be emailed links to Canvas and Zoom so please accept these to access the course. The sender will show as "instructure"

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • You will be able to keep a digital portfolio of your work on WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas.
  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • Paper Drawing Pencils (or other drawing utensils) Paints (you can choose what type - acrylic, watercolours, oil, etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Painting & Drawing from Still Life

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • 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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