Creative well-being Through Textile and Embroidery

Ref: C3671933

A course in which you can explore well-being through techniques in textile crafts and embroidery. You will have the opportunity to make individual items to take home as well as creating a group piece of work for display.

Course aim

To explore well-being through creative activity within a friendly and supportive environment

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Use techniques and processes. Learn how to print natural materials onto cloth, weaving with textiles, felting, and embroidery as well as producing a group piece of work for display.
  • Explore well-being through creative activity. Work with the "5 ways to well-being" and develop tools to improve and maintain good health.
  • Use materials and equipment. Select and use from a variety of materials and equipment supplied on the course.
  • Understand success and achievement in work produced.
  • Use health and safety. Follow health and safety guidelines.

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
  • There will be discussion around how creativity can improve well-being and you will be invited to keep a journal to record the learning on the course

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
  • All materials will be provided. You will be invited to bring textiles and plant material in to sessions if you wish to do so

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • You are more than welcome to bring ideas and skills to the sessions. These could be used to further develop our crafts

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
  • 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
  • You could use your learning to continue developing well-being. You could pass on skills to others such as friends and family

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Creative well-being Through Textile and Embroidery 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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