Cards & Crafts

Ref: C2524830

Presented in a relaxed and informal way to encourage Students to develop their crafting potential. Using a different technique each week to produce gifts and cards with a therapeutic approach to learning and engaging with other like minded students. We will be using mainly paper and card as well as other items found around the house. Come along and have fun making something to keep or give to a friend. Please phone Donna Middleton 01642 296166 to obtain a pin number so you can enrol on this course

Course aim

The course is aimed at developing new skills involved in crafts, for both the beginner and more advanced crafter.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre
  • The class already has Students of mixed skill levels so we have no problems fitting in new learners.

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

  • Produce a background for a card using gelli plates and inks/ acrylic paint.
  • Learn and improve traditional skills such as quilling and parchment craft.
  • Produce shaker cards.
  • Adapt designs to make cards for men and boys.

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
  • Classes will include samples made up by the Tutor as well as demonstrations in class and the Tutor will work with you as you go.

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
  • I try to keep all required materials low cost and easily available.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • 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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information

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Cards & Crafts


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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