Crafting Techniques

Ref: C3125907

The Crafting Techniques course aims at looking at various crafting methods that can be used to create a range of art pieces. As we become more aware of recyclable materials around the home we will aim to use materials that can be found easily to create masterpieces. Various techniques will be used during this course including cutting and painting. We will also look at ways of using materials readily available to create fun pieces for the garden and Kitchen including an egg box herb garden and 'loo roll insert' bird feeder. Learners will also learn about subject areas during the course (e.g. which birds you may see in your garden in the UK).

Course aim

This course is an arts and crafts session aimed at trying various techniques and creating pieces of art the learner can take home. The course will look at using everyday household recyclable materials such as empty plastic bottles.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Learning how to use recyclable materials to create art work
  • Learning how to make salt dough and ornaments suitable for any occasion
  • Learning how we can grow our own edible items at home.
  • Build our confidence using new materials and techniques.
  • Create relaxation bottles to help us unwind when we feel stressed.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

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

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Crafting Techniques


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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
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