Holistic Art: A Practical Art Course for Health and Wellbeing

Ref: C2338886

A series of fun sessions devised to explore the arts as a way to enjoy and enrich and make the most of their health and wellbeing, includes creative writing, painting, print and sculpture.

Course aim

The course is for those wishing to explore the arts as a way to enrich their health and wellbeing. It will include creative writing, painting, print and sculpture.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Produce a poem
  • Read a poem aloud
  • Create at least one piece of artwork
  • Respond creatively to at least one piece of artwork

How will I be taught?

  • There will be optional home study; students being encouraged to attend galleries and readings.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Students are encouraged to keep their artwork as a record of the course. Students who wish to keep their work private will be honoured; no one is forced to discuss their work openly or privately.

What else do I need to know?

  • Students do not have to have access to the internet, but some may find it useful.

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 outline

Holistic Art: A Practical Art Course for Health and Wellbeing Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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