Crafty Families

Ref: C3675555

This is a Family Learning course, where carers and children will engage in a variety of craft based activities. Families will make items which can be recreated at home. There will be a focus on reusing items, sustainability and only using affordable resources. During the sessions emphasis will be on developing children's speaking and listening skills, together with improving their fine motor skills. The sessions will be friendly, fun and hopefully, you will discover some new activities to do with your child in addition to meeting new people.

Course aim

This is a family learning course aimed at engaging parents and their children in learning through crafts.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • use printing techniques with my child to make cards
  • feel more confident when speaking and listening with my child.
  • use cutting and sticking skills to make puppets
  • decorate a pot and plant some seeds
  • use recycled materials to make things with my child.

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

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

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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

Crafty Families

Enrolment 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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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