This 'Watercolour - Beginners and Improvers' course in Maidstone will provide an opportunity for students to learn, apply and extend skills and techniques. There is a structured but relaxed learning plan which will identify your individual needs to help you reach your goals as you continue to practise and develop skills, working from observation and imagination, including keeping a sketchbook and applying the formal elements of art and design.
Please note that this is the in-centre option for a dual delivery course, running simultaneously with ONL/122564/M/PF Watercolour - Beginners and Improvers - Online Live, delivered by Angela Wooi.
To find out more about our drawing and painting courses, watch this short video: https://youtu.be/9IkfYLlhOMw
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Angela Wooi
Angela Wooi is an artist and illustrator. She graduated from Wimbledon School of Art and UCA with a BA Hons in Fine Art.
An award winning artist, she works in mixed media, using drawing painting and collage and also designs costumes . Her background in theatre design and creative direction gives her a unique edge within her creativity. She is a founder member of the arts cooperative Making Art Work based in Maidstone. Her teaching style is structured but fun, challenging and exciting .
How will I be taught?
Our art courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop, skills, techniques and to acquire an understanding the subject. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, instructions, one to one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques. This course will require the student, with assistance from their tutor, to complete an Individual Learning Plan. As a starting point all Creative ILPs contain the following Learning Outcomes:
- Successfully demonstrate techniques/skills relevant to the subject
- Competent application of techniques/skills
- Use work of others to inspire own work
- Demonstrate an understanding of Health and Safety relevant to the subject
These outcomes will be the base of all learning. Other, Personal Learning Outcomes can be negotiated with your tutor to better tailor the ILP to meet individual needs.
Students will need to look at the work of other artists both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/notebook to record goals, ideas, processes and progress. It is important to note that art courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Students will need to participate fully to get the most from the course.
One to one guidance, group critiques, self-assessment against individualised learning outcomes stated on the Individual Learning Plan.
What do I need to bring with me?
If you are a new student and have no materials please wait for your tutor's advice on what to buy. However, all students should bring an A4 sketchbook of good quality cartridge paper, preferably with a hard cover and ring bound and a variety of pencils. You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements.
Some of our centres have their own ‘shops' where you are able to buy things at competitive prices. If you have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate please bring them with you.
What can I do next?
The tutor will advise.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome to join this course, including complete beginners. No prior knowledge or experience is required.
It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity for you to participate fully and get the most out of the course.
Getting to your course
St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code MAI/122560/M/PF.
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