Ref: C2341356

On this course you will be taught how to make a variety of different paper based items to display in your home. You will learn how to make flowers and an 'altered art bottle' in which to display them. You will also create a stunning book cover using decoupage techniques and embellishments.

Additional information about this course

This course is primarily for people who have been long term unemployed

Course aim

Design and create beautiful items for the home from recyclable paper materials

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

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

  • Using available template, create a beautiful paper rose using coloured paper
  • Make an advanced rose with more petals using coloured paper of your choice
  • Make a stem of colourful daisies using cutting and gluing techniques
  • Create an 'altered art bottle' using a variety of different papers; napkins, tissue paper, newspaper etc and decorate with ribbons, lace, glitter and gems
  • Make a stunning decoupage book cover using different papers; wallpaper, tissue paper etc and embellish with buttons, lace, paper punched flowers, leaves etc

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
  • Images and samples will be available for inspiration. Tutor will give group support as well as 1:1 support as 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Learners may bring in a large glass bottle for making the 'altered art bottle' with labelling removed e.g. glass lemonade/alcohol/cooking oil bottle. Tutor can bring a few. Learners may bring in empty pre-washed jars i.e. jam jars, Dolmio jars, wine glasses if they have any for glass painting

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

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

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As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • 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
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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