Cards & Crafts

Ref: C2523901

Ever wanted to make cards and gifts but you are just not sure where to start? Come along to this very friendly class and join other people of mixed abilities working together to produce beautiful items. I can teach you the techniques to make quality cards in the easiest way. I bring my own equipment for class use and cost of materials is kept down as we try to use budget items.You will have the opportunity to develop your own ideas as well as learning from others.

Course aim

As craft is known to provide both relaxation and to bring people together, this class is friendly as well as being informative. We will make a variety of items using card and paper.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre
  • Open to all skill levels as clear instruction is given.

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

  • Make 3 different types of flowers from card and paper to adorn a card... Rose, Sweet William and Daisy.
  • Master making paper rosettes and be aware of different ways to use them in card and gift making.
  • Safely and confidently use a heat gun and embossing powder to make card designs.
  • Develop the use of stamps and ink pads to create focal images and backgrounds for cards. Learn how to use a stamp aid to produce clear stamp images. Become aware of the different types of ink pads and what they do.
  • Develop the use of words in card making, making of sentiments and inserts to finish off a card.

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • I will provide samples and demonstrate techniques in class. I also go around the class and supervise each student in what they are making.

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • We will work together in class. Feed back is always positive and should a student experience difficulties I will add further examples and ideas to help you.

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • You will need to provide some materials such as card and glues . Details will be given in the first class and all items are available locally at budget prices (Mainly pound shops). Items can be purchased as you progress.

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?

  • 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
  • This is a good course to start your return to education journey should you wish to do so. If you are nervous about returning to education, you can come along and get the feel of the place and decide what you want to do next.

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Cards & Crafts


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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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