Discovering Countries - Hastings

Ref: C2341942

Learn about the nature and wildlife in different countries. Identify and start to recognise the geography of the world map. Discover how the habitat, climate and environmental issues of a country affect the animals and plants that live and grow there. Discuss and explore the culture of various countries this may include their language, art, food and music. The sessions will have practical elements that will encourage the students to develop their individual creativity and their confidence in their abilities. The students will therefore plan, design and produce art work that supports the themes of the sessions. As a group we will share information and work that will lead to a fuller appreciation of our discovered countries.

Course aim

This art based course will explore the wildlife and culture of different countries.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • have learnt about nature and wildlife in different countries.
  • have identified and started to recognise the geography of the world map.
  • have discovered how the habitat, climate and environmental issues affect the animals that live there.
  • Discussed and explored the cultural elements of various countries.
  • have produced art work that shows my creativity and developing confidence.

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
  • 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
  • Individual diaries will be kept by the tutor that record your progress and provide additional feedback on your work.

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

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • 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
  • Visits to museums and art galleries to build upon the knowledge learnt on the course maybe an interesting next step for the students.

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Discovering Countries - Hastings


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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
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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