Creative Crafts for Pleasure

Ref: C3670511

This 'Creative Crafts' course will enable students to try different 'cost effective' crafts to create a variety of decorative items for gifts and pleasure. The course is aimed to improve your wellbeing and confidence through participating in fun and relaxing craft activities.

Course aim

To help individuals design, create and make a range of hand made gifts for themselves, friends or family. This course will include such crafts as: needlework, textiles, card/paper crafts, painting on a variety of materials and card making.

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in crafting in a social context.

What topics will this course cover

Initial assessment activity Painting / drawing Cardmaking activities Decoupage/Pyramage Iris Folding & Teabag folding Stamping & Embossing Textiles & Needlecraft activities

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:

Identify existing craft levels - painting, drawing, working with different materials and techniques Produce a range of projects which reflect your personal creativity Create a range of paper craft resources using different designs and techniques Produce a project using textiles which incorporates different recycled embellishments Establish ways to relax outside the classroom through skills developed during the course

How will I know I'm making progress?

Assessment will be carried out throughout each session by observation, Q & A as well as peer assessment within the group. Photographic evidence will also be gathered of students work.

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


Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

Different craft activities, plus expanding students creativity by participating in more complex or challenging projects.

Download full course outline

Creative Crafts for Pleasure 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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