Art for communication and Wellbeing

Ref: C2227188

The course participants will be introduced to various ways of making art works or craft works out of recycled materials. Then over the following weeks the group will be encouraged to collect their own materials and discuss what sustainability means to them. The group will make a small exhibit by the end of the course and they will be encouraged to invite friends and family in to view and comment on their work. Softer employability outcomes such as teamwork, decision-making, following instructions, and communicating in a group will be embedded into the course.

Course aim

This course will aim to encourage involvement – physically, communally and on the wider social issues of recycling in the present context of climate change through creating art/craft works

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • list materials I need to make an artwork
  • contribute to a discussion on sustainability and climate change
  • list at least 2 actions I can take to be more sustainable in my life
  • contribute to a discussion with at least one creative idea
  • Complete at least one art work

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 is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

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
  • This course will hopefully encourage the learner to pursue other creative and/or socially involved courses/projects within and without the WEA .

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Art for communication and Wellbeing

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  • 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 2019
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