Cards and Crackers

Ref: C2340630

Have fun and enjoy developing your creative skills to design and create your own Christmas card and festive cracker. Explore both vintage and contemporary designs for inspiration, and experiment with a variety of materials and techniques to make your own unique seasonal items to help celebrate this very special time of the year. Discover some of the fascinating stories associated with this popular winter festival

Course aim

To experiment with a variety of materials and crafting techniques to produce seasonal cards and crackers

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Have an overview of the history of crackers and greeting cards
  • Make a vintage or traditional seasonal cracker inspired by traditional techniques
  • Design a Christmas card using folding and or cutting techniques and a variety of embellishments
  • Know where to access craft resources

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?

  • Informal and on-going friendly review and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials and equipment 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

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Cards and Crackers

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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