Art for beginners
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at complete beginners and those that may have some experience of drawing and painting but would like to develop their skills further.
During the 5 weeks, you will be exploring and developing drawing techniques, including simple perspective, composition and proportions of the face and body. You will experiment with a variety of media, such as acrylics, watercolours and pastels to create sketches and a completed painting.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will be there for assistance and advice.
Additional costs and requirements
If you have an A4 or A3 sketchbook, could you bring this along, although paper will be provided if you do not have one. It is advisable to wear old clothes or have an apron/shirt available. There are no entry requirements for undertaking the course.
You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31st August 2019 and your household income below £16.009.50 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
There is no requirement to undertake any additional work in your own time
About the tutor
Colette Olah works as a tutor for Learn Devon and delivers a variety of Art and Craft courses. She also teaches Computer and Employability Skills to jobseekers in Barnstaple. She is a qualified Art and Design teacher who has worked in both mainstream and SEN education. She has also delivered Independent Life Skills to adults with learning difficulties and taught art and drawing skills in Adult Education classes in Worcestershire.
Prior to gaining her PGCE, Colette worked In Arts Development for Wolverhampton C.C, devising Arts initiatives across the city that were accessible to all sections of the community. She believes that art is for everyone and aims to create a relaxed and enjoyable environment for all participants.