Course title:
Autumn in Soft Pastels for Beginners
Janette Hill
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Wed 20 Oct 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Wed 27 Oct 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Wed 03 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Wed 10 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Wed 17 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 5
Total number of classroom hours: 10
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 10
Wed 20 Oct 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed 27 Oct 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed 03 Nov 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed 10 Nov 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed 17 Nov 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Cottingham Methodist Church
HU16 4BD
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£38.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners
This course is for beginners
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
A materials list will be provided.
Course aim:
Soft pastels for complete beginners. A course that teaches you step by step how draw and paint using the vibrant and versatile medium of soft pastels.
Course description:
Have a go at using an art medium that you have not tried before. Soft pastels are a versatile, forgiving and fun medium. This complete beginners course will show you how to create colourful soft pastel paintings such as floral and fauna studies, animals and a range of inspiring Autumn landscapes. You will work alongside me, step by step with verbal and visual instructions and demonstration showing you how to draw and paint with pastels. You will look at drawing and how this can be simplified with tips on techniques to use, how tone and colour can develop your drawing, and practice and explore a variety of pastel techniques. No need to wait for paint to dry, you can add layers of colours and use different techniques to create your art piece and if you don't like it you can easily rub it out or go over it again. By the end of this course you will feel confident to continue working with this exciting medium. There will be optional follow on tasks and an opportunity for personal feedback.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Discuss the difference between soft and hard pastels, different papers and surfaces available and how these can be used to create different effects.
2. Draw with increased confidence and skill.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of how tone can be used to develop my drawing.
4. Use a range of soft pastel techniques
5. Blend and mix colours to enhance my pastel paintings.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

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If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

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