Arts & Crafts

Ref: C3670480

This course is aimed at Carers, family and friends to provide a break and relaxation through doing Arts & Crafts activities. You will be able to develop new skills and share existing ones with other people in the group. Everyone welcome.

Course aim

To develop a simple way of improving health & wellbeing, increasing confidence & reducing stress levels through craft activities. To learn about traditional crafts from different cultures.

Who is the course for?

All welcome

What topics will this course cover

Week 1-2 Introductions, intial assessments, icebreakers, housekeeping, introducing WEA and the course. Week 3 - 10 Students will meet once a week for a 2 hour session. This is aimed at giving Carers a break and relaxation while learning about arts and crafts from different countries. We will do a variety of activities including Glass, Knitting, Fabric Painting and Canvas. Class activities will be differentiated according to level. Students will also learn from each other's experiences. Week 11- complete ILPs and personal goals, evaluation, and discussion about progression.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

Demonstrate new skills in a range of craft activities. Work on a group project and share skills with others in the group. State how they have used the craft skills gained to improve their health & wellbeing at home. Talk about one traditional craft from a different culture.

How will I know I'm making progress?

You will be given verbal and written feedback from your tutor on your progress each week and at the end of the course. You will be able to get verbal feedback from others in the group on your completed work.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?


Reading and information sources

Websites will be suggested. Handouts will be provided by the tutor. Books and the library could be useful to you for getting ideas for projects

What could the course lead to?

Students will be encouraged to progress to other art based courses with the WEA and at local colleges. Students can also share the skills gained at home with their families and children.

Download full course outline

Arts & Crafts Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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