Arts and Crafts

Ref: C3670865

I will work with students to improve confidence in their ability to develop artistic skills and creativity. Learning the skills and techniques of many crafts by watching and following step by step demonstrations, with one to one help and guidance you will make unique dimensional projects, learning how to use a multitude of skills and resources, to include making a template, stamping and embossing, decoupage, parchment craft, painting and colouring techniques, glass painting, mixed media, sewing, and mosaics. We will explore and try crafts of your choice to meet your individual needs and expectations during the course. This is a fun course for everyone from the complete beginner to those wanting to improve their craft skills. No prior knowledge is needed just a desire to learn and develop your skills and creativity, gain confidence meet new friends have fun and make something wonderful.

Course aim

To provide a safe welcoming and supportive environment in which students can learn and develop their craft skills building up confidence to develop their own artistic skills and creativity.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre

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

  • Using your imagination to explore different ways of using paper eg. recycle paper to make objects from paper mache'
  • Continue to develop your design skills, using different materials and inspiration from your surroundings.
  • Use texture and co-ordinate design and colour to decorate your projects.
  • Design and make your own templates.
  • Research the origins of one of the resources you used.

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
  • Feedback will be given at each stage of the project and during one to one with the 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
  • Students will use their skills and knowledge to develop crafts as a hobby.

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Arts and Crafts


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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