Ref: C3125947

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

Crafting is course is an arts and crafts course 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

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

  • Learn how we can turn items for the recycling bin into pieces of art.
  • Learn how to make salt dough and how we can use it to create decorations for Christmas/Mothers Day and beyond.
  • Learn how we can grow herbs at home to use in cooking/salads.
  • Build our confidence using new materials and techniques.
  • Learn how to make relaxation bottle 'lamps' to help us de-stress.

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

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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