Creative Crafts Workshop Term 1

Ref: C3670813

Be creative, using numerous techniques making craft items: card making, gift boxes, sewing (embroidery, patchwork, decorative cushions). Learning to use sewing machines and die cutting machines. Prior experience is not required for level 1, more advanced work needs previous experience

Course aim

To teach learners a variety of craft techniques including paper crafts and decorative sewing techniques.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • the course is for anyone interested in making craft items in a friendly and supportive environment

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

  • Make small gifts
  • Make a table decoration
  • Decorate a wreath ring
  • Make greeting cards
  • Research the history of a chosen craft in different cultures

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
  • 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

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

  • consider which projects you would like to undertake to develop or consolidate your new and existing skills

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Creative Crafts Workshop Term 1 Course Outline

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Conditions

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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