The Art course at WQE is a traditional painting and
drawing course. It’s important that you enjoy drawing and
are prepared to develop your abilities by practice and
experimentation, as good drawing is the single
most important thing you can learn at this stage. You will
learn how to build up a painting from the initial idea to a
finished product. Relating our work to that of other artists is
an important part of our study and time is spent analysing
and writing about pictures that are relevant to what we
are doing. By finding out what sorts of things artists paint,
we can make our own work belong to a long tradition of
painting, and yet be really up-to-date at the same time.
Students are encouraged to work towards producing
ambitious final pieces which are mounted for display.