Art and Crafts

Ref: C3840678

The course will introduce students to the creative processes of research, design, making and evaluation of their finished artwork. Encouraging critical awareness, development of artistic skills and promoting confidence and wellbeing. Students will have opportunities to engage creatively with other community groups in their locality and work towards participation in an art exhibition in an art gallery and in a community venue.

Course aim

To facilitate engagement in creative art projects inspired by the anniversary of the end of the Great War using a variety of art techniques and processes working towards participation in an art exhibition at a local art gallery and a community venue.

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:

  • Term One 1. To actively research the theme of the Great War by using a variety of methods. 2. To demonstrate the ability to plan, design and sample creative ideas. 3. To show understanding of the project theme through open group discussions.
  • Term Two 4. To explore three art and craft techniques. 5. To demonstrate knowledge by application of art skills to create individual and group artwork.
  • Term Three 6. To engage in creating artwork with/for another community group/care home. 7. To participate in a study visit to enhance learning. 8. To be involved in a group art exhibition in an art gallery and in a community/carehome venue.

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
  • The WEA tutor will organise at least one study visit to enhance learning in the subject.

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 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
  • Protective clothing should be worn such as an apron, as art materials can stain clothes.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Art and Crafts 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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