Lets get Crafty group
Join this friendly course and explore a range of fabric and paper craft techniques. You will have the opportunity to make greetings cards and decorative and practical craft items for the home or to use as gifts, using a range of materials.
To provide students with the practical skills in paper and fabric crafts. To build students confidence in applying these skills to complete a range of craft projects.
Who is the course for?
No previous experience required just an interest in craftwork.
What topics will this course cover
The course will cover a wide range of craft techniques and students can either practice a different craft each week or develop their knowledge in a specific craft technique.. A range of greetings card techniques to enable students to make family and friends seasonal and other greetings cards. Decorative and practical items for the home Drawing on research into craft and design from other cultures and environments. Students will be encouraged to use recycled materials where possible.
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 working safely with tools and equipment including a sewing machine. Select appropriate craft tools and equipment for each craft technique. Explain the importance of using recycled materials. Identify one way in which engaging in craft activities benefits their health and wellbeing.
How will I know I'm making progress?
At each session students will have an opportunity to discuss their progress with the tutor. Midway during the course students and their progress re their ILP and guidance and feedback will be given. Students will be encouraged to self assess their progress at the end of the course during a discussion with the tutor.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
No prior knowledge is required. Students will be expected to provide their own materials. Please bring basic craft equipment to first session including scissors, pencil, ruler, craft card and colouring media such as pencils, felt tip pens or paints. Sewing equipment will be needed later in the course.
Reading and information sources
No reading or preparation is essential.
What could the course lead to?
Students will be encouraged to enrol on other craft courses provided in the Local area, join the local Fabric Guild or U3A who have art and craft demonstrations. They will also be given details of where to find information on the Internet including sites like Pinterest, craft exhibitions and shows in the local area.