Art for Wellbeing

Art for Wellbeing

Entry requirements: None

Course aims

Discover new art techniques and develop your own personal creative style at your
own pace.

Entry Requirements

No entry requirements

How to apply

Course content

Through this online course you will have the opportunity to explore exciting and
surprising drawing and collage techniques using basic materials and objects you
might find around the house! We will look at the importance of the ‘visual
elements’ (line, tone, colour and shape), and how to use those to make effective
art works – developing practical skills with a focus on positivity and personal
This online course will be themed and will include:
 Around The House – contour drawing with pens and mixed media.
 The bits I miss and the bits I love – stamp design and polystyrene printing from iconic Hull foods, places and hotspots that we can’t wait to get back to… from Bob Carvers to Welly!
 Through A Window – cut-up collage using coloured shapes to design a bright outdoors scene based on the work of Henri Matisse.
 Creative Selfies – self-portrait illustrations using watercolour, pens and drawing materials.
 Dream Patterns using food colouring or acrylic paint, together with household materials – these could include soap, washing up liquid, milk and shaving foam!
Your dedicated tutor will be available for you to contact and for supervision
through your course journey online Thursdays, 1-3pm.
Art for Wellbeing aims to make learning accessible to you regardless of the art
materials you may have at home. For additional materials, online stores will supply
suitable basic materials.
Materials you will require:
 Pens (any of the following: biros, felt pens, gel pens)
 Paper (a few different coloured papers as well as blank paper would be beneficial)
 A paintbrush (a standard round brush, a household/DIY brush or a range of odd brushes!)
 Scissors and glue (any brand – PVA ideal though gluesticks are suitable)
 Scraps of packaging materials – any polystyrene or cardboard you have around the house – don’t throw it out!
 Watercolour paints or watercolour pencils (these do not have to be expensive – a very basic set such as ‘Major Brushes Watercolour Block Tin’ – available online stores)
 A small amount of food colouring or a basic set of acrylic paints (such as ‘Royal and Langnickel)
 Access to a basic printer that can make photocopies – this is not an essential requirement but would be beneficial.

Accredited/RARPA statement

RARPA stands for Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement which
is the process of assessment for non-accredited learning. It is a means of
validating the outcomes of programmes which do not result in qualifications.
RARPA is a five stage process which measures and records learners’ progress,
achievements and attendance.

Where can it lead?

These workshops could be your pathway into our First Steps courses in Creative
Arts, Digital Skills in Arts & Media, and qualification courses – please contact the
centre for further information on upcoming courses.
The skills gained in these further courses could be used for example in the
following job roles:
 Community Arts Worker
 Freelance Artist/Designer
 Gallery Assistant
 Art Technician