Painting in Acrylic and Collage 1: Farmed Landscapes (Tues/Mon)

Ref: C3678749

Paint landscape using acrylic paints and collage in the company of a friendly and supportive group. Combining the two techniques makes for lively pictures and enables you to test new ideas without risking ruining what you have already done. Each week there will be a combination of live online demonstration and discussion. Following the online session you can do the practical assignment in your own time, photograph it and upload it to your Canvas account. All the instructions will be available on your own Canvas account to remind you what was covered in the live session. The follow-up session will allow you to chat to the tutor and receive individual feedback and practical advice on the work you have uploaded. There will also be time during the Zoom sessions to chat socially to others in the group.

Course aim

Improve your landscape painting through identifying underlying patterns and exploring their possibilities using acrylic paint and collage.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Beginners should not give up if the course seems to move too fast for them. Artists are always exploring and never completely understand what they are doing! The other students are always encouraging and supportive.

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

  • use an awareness of the underlying patterns in a landscape subject to help me paint it
  • apply acrylic paint in a variety of ways to express texture and movement
  • use collage to experiment with composition
  • modify tone and colour contrasts to make my picture more effective

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
  • You will be expected to undertake one practical assignment each week in your own time. You can expect each assignment to take a minimum of two hours.

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 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
  • 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?

  • 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 also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • 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
  • You will need to provide your own art materials: Acrylic paints, glue or acrylic medium, brushes, roughly 20 sheets of smooth white paper e.g. printer paper, 2 -3 sheets of stronger paper or board approx A3 size. A more specific list will be published on Canvas before your course starts.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You will have access to course resources and links to wider learning through the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • Please read the 'before your course' information in the course materials section on Canvas. Two weeks before your course is due to start you will find a list of equipment that you will need.

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
  • Continue painting in your own time. Form or join an online group with others to share your work.

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Painting in Acrylic and Collage 1: Farmed Landscapes (Tues/Mon)

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 declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • 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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