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Course CodeCourse NameVenueDayStart TimeEnd TimeStart DateEnd Date  
23LB413PIntroduction to Drawing and PaintingLOUGHBOROUGH LIBRARYWed10:00 AM12:00 PM27/09/202313/12/2023Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23LB419PIntroduction to Drawing and PaintingLOUGHBOROUGH LIBRARYWed10:00 AM12:00 PM17/01/202413/03/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
23LB434PIntroduction to Drawing and PaintingLOUGHBOROUGH LIBRARYWed10:00 AM12:00 PM17/04/202426/06/2024Available for EnquiriesCourse Info

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More information about this Course

01. Who is this course for?
This course will enable you to learn how to begin creating your own art. It will introduce you to a variety of painting and drawing techniques and materials to get you started on your learning journey. You will be able to develop skills and gain knowledge and the confidence needed to create your own work. The work of other artists will be looked at also. A variety of subject matter will provide inspiration. You will get lots of support and encouragement along with the opportunity to explore and experiment with a variety of wet and dry media such as watercolour and acrylic paints, graphite, charcoal, ink and pastels. There will be opportunities to follow guided examples and see demonstrations, and also to follow your own ideas and to gain confidence being creative. You will also have the opportunity to talk to other members of the class about your work and to share ideas.

02. What will I learn?
Being creative and gaining confidence to create your own art. Exploring different painting and drawing techniques. Observing what is around you in order to create. Drawing and Painting from a variety of subject and inspirations – such as photographs, life, other art, and your imagination. Trying something new. Building up skills, knowledge and confidence.

03. How will I learn?
There will be regular feedback from the tutor on your progress throughout the course. There will also be the opportunity to talk about your progress with other class members. You will also have an Individual Learning Plan – a paper document that will be looked at and completed by yourself and the tutor at points throughout the course to record both your thoughts and your progress. We will help you to record and review your own progress during the course. There will also be the opportunity to display work if you wish on our online class pages.

04. What will I need to bring?
Any Pencils, an eraser, paints, brushes, and a sketch pad or other paper that you already have. There is no need to get lots of materials before the first session. All you need for the first class is a pencil, some paper to draw on, and an eraser. There will also be some spare materials available to borrow for the first session if needed. Tools and materials we will use in the course will be introduced as we go along and you will be given a plan for the term so you will know exactly what you will need each week.

05. What skills or experience do I need?
No previous experience is required. The course is suitable for beginners. It is also suitable for those with some experience but wishing to revisit the basics, for those who have not practised art for some time and want a way back in, or simply for those who have experience but lack confidence.

08. How will I be supported in my learning?
Once you start, if you have further queries and/or support needs, please talk to the tutor. We also offer support to help people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability, learning difficulty, health problem or mental health difficulty that may affect your learning or participation, please contact us for further advice.

Teaching And Learning In The Community
Many learners book holidays during the length of their courses and whilst we realise this is personal choice, please consider that missed lessons can affect funding for adult learning courses. This may impact on us being able to offer similar courses in the future.

For More Information And How To Enrol
If you need more information, want to discuss levels and course content, or wish to enrol, you can call into our local centres, call our Enrolment Team, or for some courses, you can enrol online. If you need help with your choice of learning, training, career, work and life goals, please book an appointment with one of our Learning and Work Advisors who can provide free, 1:1, impartial advice. Call our FREEphone 0800 988 0308.

Online Learning
If you are enrolling for an online/blended learning course: It is important to check the detailed course information prior to enrolment to ensure you have suitable equipment and software. You will also need a reliable internet connection to participate in this course. If you are not sure about the requirements or have any queries or questions please get in touch with our enrolment staff using the contact details provided. Please note that online courses may be recorded and shared with adult learning staff for quality assurance purposes.

Additional Costs And/Or Resources:
You will need to provide your own drawing and painting materials. You will need a selection of pencils – such as an HB, 2B and 4B, drawing paper, an eraser, and brushes and paper for paints for the course but your tutor will advise you on the best materials to use and what you will need to buy. For the first lesson of term, drawing pencils, paper and an eraser will be needed.

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