Creative Art for Wellbeing

Ref: C3671400

Students will work with the group and the tutor to develop ideas for a creative project. They will then make plans for how to achieve their individual project and work through a series of weekly creative activity to achieve it.

Course aim

To envisage a creative project, plan and ponder how best to realise objectives and work with the support of the tutor to achieve it. To boost self confidence.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is aimed at adults who experience stress, depression and other mental health difficulties.

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

  • Develop ideas for creating and individual art project
  • Research the project's inspiration and its personal meaning
  • Make an action plan for how to create the project
  • Respond to any setbacks or problems with project development and make necessary modifications
  • Evaluate the completed art project

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • Depending on the idea envisaged some extra research may be required,

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
  • Depending on the idea envisaged some extra research may be required, and its progression should be documented

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.)
  • If the idea involves the incorporation of any other items or materials that the student allready posesses then these should be brought along, ensuring compliance with in house health and safety procedures

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • Independent research may be required dependant upon individual project

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Creative Art for Wellbeing 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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