Banner Making - Our People, Our Place

Ref: C3842926

Students will get a flavour of the range of techniques which can be used in banner making, whilst receiving an appreciation of the history and purpose of banners in the past. Working together students will create their own banner based around important community themes such as health, wellbeing, work and jobs, housing, transport, skills, training and economic growth.

Course aim

The course is aimed at teaching the relevant and necessary skills for you to begin your journey into banner making. This includes learning different craft, patchwork and sewing techniques and exploring social/community themes in the Manchester area.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

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

  • Define the history and purpose of banners and banner making
  • Analyse and discuss local issues relating to health, wellbeing, work and jobs, housing, transport, skills, training and economic growth
  • Apply practical skills in embroidery, patchwork and sewing to create a banner
  • Demonstrate a wider knowledge and understanding of themes that affect your local community
  • Recognise how local people can get involved in their communities, are given the power to make differences and that real change starts at street level in neighbourhoods

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • 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?

  • 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
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

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?

Download full course information sheet

Banner Making - Our People, Our Place

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This course is not available for online 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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