Cards & Crafts

Ref: C2524570

I will demonstrate the various techniques used in craft to allow you to make your own projects using this knowledge. There is ample opportunity for a student to adapt the project to their own individual taste. The class is informal and the emphasis is on appreciating each others work as well as your own. You will be given details at the start of the course about the projects we will undertake each week.

Course aim

To continue to develop card making and craft skills in an informal and friendly class.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre

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

  • Demonstrate at least 2 techniques used to add texture to a project.
  • Produce a gift.
  • Identify up to date techniques and products available, including parchment craft.
  • Colour coordinate according to the season
  • Make a realistic 3 dimensional flower using inks and veining techniques.

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
  • I will demonstrate techniques and provide samples for you to see. I also work with all students and offer help should it be needed. Handouts will be clear and concise.

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
  • We work as a class and all students are encouraged to show their work for others to appreciate and learn from. I only offer constructive criticism as I feel that is the best way to learn as well as enjoy your 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
  • Most of the materials needed are available from Pound world and I will happily give you a list so you can slowly build up a stash of materials. We have some in class for students to use and tools are readily available. A folder to keep your work in would be useful

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
  • 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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • This is a fun recreational course which can also be a gentle way to lead you back in to learning. How far you want to go is up to you.

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Cards & Crafts

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Conditions

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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