What is the course about?
Bring in ideas for projects you would like to create (e.g. landscape, wildlife, abstract) and the tutor will provide tuition on these projects. The tutor will also suggest and structure projects for learners who would like ideas and guidance in creating a project. All painting and drawing mediums will be covered and can be used in these projects. This course is designed to develop learner’s artistic practice. This course is for all levels, from beginners to advanced.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This course is suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, no prior experience or qualifications are required.
What topics does the course cover?
This course will cover a range of mediums and techniques in painting and drawing including: pencil, charcoal, watercolour, acrylic and oil paint. The personal projects will be designed to reflect the individual’s interests and the focus will be on developing the learner’s knowledge and skills, through the chosen subject of the project.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Teaching methods include one to one tuition, group tuition, demonstrations, informal evaluation and assessment with supportive feedback, which will include personal learning targets based on previous experience and progress during the course. The teaching is structured to be informative and stimulating and the level of challenge gauged to meet the needs of individual learners.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
All basic art materials and equipment as mentioned above will be supplied. Should you individually require specialist items or work in a particularly large scale you may be asked to purchase or provide those extra materials yourself, but you will be given advice and guidance on this by your tutor.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of this course learners will be able to develop personal projects demonstrating painting or drawing skills, applied to a chosen researched theme. Reflective skills and the development of personal artistic investigation will enable learners to confidently develop their own portfolio of work.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
It will be possible to use the skills learned in this course for all other art courses offered by WAES. The development of personal art projects will be valuable for building a portfolio to progress to Higher Education and to prepare for exhibiting opportunities.