Practical Art for Wellbeing

Ref: C2527611

The tutor will demonstrate various aspects of painting, covering areas such as skies, trees, water, etc. and development of tone, form, depth and colour mixing. With 1 to 1 tuition from the tutor the student can build up their own version of the painting. Mediums used will be watercolour and acrylic although students can use whatever medium they wish to use. Developing ones own painting is very much encouraged. As the course progresses, personal feelings about painting will develop and you will begin to see the world around you differently and your art will grow along with a sense of satisfaction, achievement and wellbeing. Meeting each week with others, friendships will develop. Students past and present have said that being able to 'switch off' for a couple of hours has benefitted them, taking their minds off 'other' issues and they find the sessions enjoyable, relaxing and rewarding.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the principles of painting with a view to applying them in your own work and how practical art can help with wellbeing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for those people who have that spark inside their heart that makes them feel/want/need to paint.

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

  • Improve my sketching ability and confidence.
  • Create depth in my painting to achieve results which are personally satisfying.
  • Create form in my painting, and self expression.
  • Improve my colour mixing.
  • Begin to see the world differently and find enjoyment and mindfulness through painting.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are expected to bring your own materials as the course progresses. The tutor will discuss materials at the first session but also a list of materials will be published on Canvas.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Practical Art for Wellbeing


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 2021
  • 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

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