Cambridgeshire – Art to make you feel better – Short course

Ref: C2228068

You don’t need to be skilled in art to take part in this course on art for wellbeing and mindfulness. A relaxed and friendly course to support you, as you take time, to explore different materials, colours and textures and find out what you enjoy. Using some of the materials we have around us at home, start exploring different ways of making marks and applying paint. Learn in a hands-on way how art can be a mindful practice and the potential benefits to health and wellbeing. See where this course takes you.

Additional information about this course

This course is fully funded by Cambridgeshire Skills to further the personal, social and employability skills of residents of Cambridge, Fenland, Huntingdonshire, East Cambridgeshire and South Cambridgeshire.

Course aim

A course for Cambridgeshire residents to explore the creative use of art materials and mindfulness for wellbeing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Give a definition of mindfulness
  • Recognise two or more ways art activities or mindfulness can benefit health and wellbeing
  • Create two drawings using different media
  • Create a painting
  • Create a monoprint

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • Your tutor will provide written, text and audio feedback recorded in WEA Canvas, WEA’s digital learning platform.
  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • you can upload images of your work to Canvas (WEAs digital learning platform) for feedback from myself as tutor and other students if you are happy to share. Information will be given in class on how to do this.

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need art materials, but see what you have at home: pencils to draw with, brushes and paint, can be household paint/ acrylic/ watercolour. Paper, can be recycled cereal boxes, envelopes, newspaper. Glue, scissors. We will discuss possible materials in the first class and in Canvas.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

Cambridgeshire – Art to make you feel better – Short course

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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