Inspired by nature - art

Alexander Centre, Tavistock

Who is this course for?

Suitable for anyone. This is a course for all abilities.

Course content

Using plants and flowers as inspiration for a range of creative activities including approaches like painting, drawing, colouring, collage, printing, mixed media. Working in a supportive atmosphere, this course will provide time for creative experimentation and investigation, expression and reflection. Each week there will be the potential for a different activity or time to pursue a chosen approach.

Outcomes will depend on personal preferences, to include a range of studies or finished pieces.

Support and feedback

Demonstration and instruction from tutor. One to one support as appropriate. Ongoing review of set tasks and outcomes through discussion with tutor and group.

Informal talks and feedback and a short learning plan to complete.

Additional costs and requirements

An apron or old clothes to work in as different materials can be messy.

No entry requirements.

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 19 or over on 31st August 2019 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.”

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

In order to progress at a pace you are comfortable with and to get the best from the course you may wish to continue work or practice techniques between sessions. The tutor may set some optional tasks for individuals or the whole group, both within the sessions and to do in your own time.

About the tutor

Franca Westaway has been teaching art and design since she came to the South West in the 1990s. Franca is passionate about helping others to gain creative skills and confidence, whatever their area of interest. She has a wide range of experience both in schools and with people of all ages within the community and is particularly keen on 3D and practical techniques across many materials and disciplines, as well as the use of art for personal development and expression and as a therapeutic to

Start date17 Sep 2019
End date15 Oct 2019
Start time11:00
End time13:00
Concessions not available