Arts & Crafts

Ref: C3674885

Enrolled students will be crafting objects to encourage role play and so promote stimulation, conversation and fine motor skills. There will be specific techniques used this term, working with different painting techniques to create personal artworks and self portraits, looking at historical and contemporary artists, such as Andy Warhol and interpreting their styles. After half term we shall be studying Russian 'Faberge eggs and creating our own highly decorative papier mache versions. Some students wish to develop their needle crafting skills and they will be able to practice these, crafting projects and so reinforcing their learning from last term.

Course aim

The course is for students to explore themselves through art and crafts. The aim is to demonstrate that everyone has the capacity to be creative and have fun.

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 students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464

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

  • Express themselves through art and crafts.
  • Create an artwork using painting techniques.
  • Use papier mache to make a 'Faberge egg'.
  • Produce crafted objects for seasonal festivals.
  • Show and discuss your work with others.

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?

  • 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
  • An ongoing, photographic slide show will be kept of the students work and achievements, which they will be able to view at any time.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Students may research the subject in their own time, visiting libraries, sourcing images and information online. Perhaps in the WEA computer class which some students also attend.

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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Arts & Crafts


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  • 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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