Block printing - Make Christmas cards, tags and gift wrap

Ref: C3126362

Use a variety of craft skills to create stunning, handmade greeting cards, gift tags and gift-wrap. Explore simple printmaking and Paper-craft techniques to design and make a range of unique, decorative items. Students will learn through step-by-step demonstration and encouraged to develop creative skills through personal response.

Course aim

Enjoy learning creative skills in a relaxed and friendly environment, using a range of tools and techniques to make a series of decorative, hand-printed greeting cards and gift tags.

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:

  • Design and make greeting cards and gift tags, using templates as starting points, learn to bring your ideas to life.
  • Learn simple printmaking techniques, using everyday materials, to decorate cards and gift tags.
  • Explore design elements - texture, shape, layout - in creating single-image prints and repeat pattern.
  • Build confidence in creative work by exploring design / craft techniques and processes and working with a variety of tools and materials.

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?

  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • An apron might 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

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Block printing - Make Christmas cards, tags and gift wrap

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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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