Art for wellbeing: FULL
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at anybody, novice or experienced. Through a series of easy and fun lessons, we will explore creativity and the positivity in making and creating something you like. To feel good about yourself and what you didn’t know you could produce.
You will be exploring simple drawing skills, abstract painting, printmaking, basic watercolour, wire head
Support and feedback
Through tutor demonstrations and support throughout the course.
Additional costs and requirements
This course is delivered online and provided free of charge. You will, however, need a computer or a tablet with a stable internet connection, as well as a built in or external microphone and camera to attend the course.
You will need watercolour quality paper, small set of brushes, acrylic paint or watercolour paint, fine/ medium marker pens (white and black essential, metallic or coloured optional), pot for water, paper towel and small glass to use for a clever trick.
You can work from a small table at home, where you can spread out the list above, comfortably.
About the tutor
Carolyn Shaw started working at Learn Devon in February 2020, teaching a range of Art techniques. She trained at Coventry University in BA hons in Fine Art, with Printmaking as her specialism.
She had worked in both Manchester and New Zealand for over 20 years, as a teacher of Art and Design in High Schools, in Tertiary and with adults. Carolyn works in all mediums with her learners including digital based imagery, painting, ceramics and Printmaking. She has successfully created and sold her own printmaking all over New Zealand both individually and as part of the Studio Printmakers. Carolyn returned to the UK to live in 2019 and chose Devon.
When not producing her own work, Carolyn spends lots of time with her rescue dog, swims and tries to surf on her longboard. She is hoping to rediscover the landscapes of Britain and travel around in her mini campervan when things go back to normal. She is looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and family.
Carolyn loves teaching Art and enjoys the moments when people create something that excites them or say ‘I didn’t think I could do that’. She thinks it is important to allow people to see that Art is accessible and her classes should be a place of experimentation, support and enjoyment, where the experienced and the novice can both succeed.