Cards and Crafts

Ref: C2523592

The class is both informal and a fun way to learn a new skill, or just improve your self confidence whilst producing lovely cards and gifts that will bring joy to family and friends. We focus on making our own designs and embellishments and the student can adapt the topic to suit their own level of ability. Exchange of design ideas is encouraged, even the New Starter will be able to complete the projects. I provide the use of tools and the student will be given a list of necessary materials, most of which can be purchased locally and cheaply.

Course aim

Hand made card and gift production for Students at all levels. Students can work to their own abilities and are encouraged to progress at their own pace

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Design and plan a basic card/gift for a family occasion.
  • Plan a list of tools and materials required and establish a basic cost for making the card/gift.
  • Make a dual purpose card that can be finished off to be used for several celebrations i.e. Easter and birthdays.
  • state the English public holidays where cards and/or gifts will be required and plan accordingly
  • Develop skills and knowledge useful to adapt a design or repair a mistake, without the need to start again

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Tools and very basic materials will be provided at the beginning. A list of materials will be given at the first lesson. Some items can be found at home and most are available from £ shops and other local inexpensive shops.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • 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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • The Student could progress to establishing a small cottage industry making and selling cards and gifts.

Download full course outline

Cards and Crafts 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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