Course title:
Experimental portraits in watercolour, oil pastel and collage
Tutor:
Clare Wake
Course ID:
C3680197
Start date:
19/01/2022
End date:
16/02/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 19 Jan 2022 10:45 AM - 13:15 PM 2.5
Wed 26 Jan 2022 10:45 AM - 13:15 PM 2.5
Wed 02 Feb 2022 10:45 AM - 13:15 PM 2.5
Wed 09 Feb 2022 10:45 AM - 13:15 PM 2.5
Wed 16 Feb 2022 10:45 AM - 13:15 PM 2.5
Total sessions: 5
Total number of classroom hours: 12.5
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 12.5
Date
Wed 19 Jan 2022
Times
10:45 AM - 13:15 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Wed 26 Jan 2022
Times
10:45 AM - 13:15 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Wed 02 Feb 2022
Times
10:45 AM - 13:15 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Wed 09 Feb 2022
Times
10:45 AM - 13:15 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Wed 16 Feb 2022
Times
10:45 AM - 13:15 PM
Hours
2.5
Total sessions:
5
Total number of classroom hours:
12.5
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
12.5
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
St Olave's Church Hall
Marygate Lane
York
YO30 7BJ
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£47.50 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
Other

For students at all levels. 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.

Other

For students at all levels. 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.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Bring: head and shoulders photos of people important to you, good quality (not budget) watercolour paper approx A3 size, kitchen roll/clean rags, watercolours, brushes, water pot, oil pastels, PVA or acrylic matt medium, plastic sheet or old newspaper, scissors. Some materials available to borrow
Course aim:
Use watercolour, oil pastel and collage to make imaginative portraits
Course description:
Work together with your tutor in a friendly and inclusive group to discover the limits of your materials and your imagination as you experiment by combining watercolour, oil pastel and collage to make portraits. This is a new approach and we should benefit from each other’s results as we share ideas. The course includes practical work, discussions and demonstrations. There is some formal tuition to help you but no right or wrong answers!
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Use watercolour and oil pastel separately and in combination to make interesting effects and to produce collage materials
2. Work with the subject and materials in a playful and exploratory way without making premature judgements about the results
3. Adjust the spatial relationships between facial features to make a convincing portrait
4. Use loose-lay collage to test new compositional possibilities
5. Select from multiple experiments to make one or more portrait compositions
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

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

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 www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

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

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk