Art and Craft

Ref: C3530064

A general art and craft course for learners with support needs. There will be a wide range of techniques covered with a focus on developing confidence through creativity.

Course aim

To introduce learners to a range of arts and crafts and encourage experimentation with new materials and techniques. This course also aims to build confidence and social interaction skills by taking part in group activities and discussion.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464
  • Suitable for anyone with a support need who would benefit from being in a supportive environment where they are able to progress at their own pace. i.e. those with a mental health issue, learning disability or health issue.

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

  • Use a minimum of 3 different drawing media
  • Use a minimum of 2 different painting techniques
  • Create at least 1 collage or mixed media piece using various materials (ie; paper, fabric, wool, ribbon, sequins, feathers)
  • Produce work using 1 of the following techniques: Print-making or Textiles or 3-D
  • Show and discuss your work with the rest of the group

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
  • Homework is not set as part of this course but you may find it useful to keep a sketchbook or scrapbook of ideas to develop in class. You are also very welcome to bring in any work done outside the class to show and discuss with the group.

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your 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
  • You may wish to wear old clothes/sensible shoes as art can be messy and also involves moving around the room to collect materials & equipment.

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

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Art and Craft

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This course has been cancelled.


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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