Sugar Craft Skills

Ref: C3670818

Suitable for all levels of abilities beginners through too advanced learners. Creating a variety of hand modelled flowers buds and foliage with a seasonal theme wire into an attractive spray or arrangement. Working with Mexican paste creating a clown onto a plaque suitable for a child's birthday cake.

Course aim

To be able to work with flower paste, developing skills to produce more technical forms of flower making. Working with modelling paste creating an higher standard of models

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Handle and works with flower paste
  • Use cutters and veiners for making the flowers
  • Use different wiring and dusting techniques
  • Wire flowers into a spray or arrangement
  • Work with Mexican paste and make a clown

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

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
  • 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

  • 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?

Download full course outline

Sugar Craft Skills Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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