Mixed Crafts

Ref: C3125553

The course will cover a variety of art-making experiences, including card-making; mindful drawing; acrylic painting (stencil pictures); and clay work. The emphasis will be on using art as a process to calm and engage the mind in an enjoyable manner, thus enhancing well-being. Community engagement will be encouraged and it is envisaged that we will be making items as gifts for others. Students also have the option of donating some of their work to sell as fundraising items for charity. We will intersperse our practical work with short talks on art from other cultures and time periods, with the emphasis on looking at art works and discussion of relevant cultural issues arising from this. Particular topics are open to negotiation and no previous knowledge is required.

Additional information about this course

Students must be over 50 and Telford & Wrekin residents

Course aim

To provide a range of art and craft activities to enhance well-being. A secondary aim is to engage in "bite-size" studies of art and craft in different cultures.

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:

  • Produce 5 or more craft items, with consideration to design and use of colour.
  • Identify 3 ways in which art and craft may enhance well-being.
  • Match 2 art works with their culture of origin.

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
  • Students will be encouraged- although not required-to continue their work outside of the class time.

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
  • 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

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
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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Mixed Crafts


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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