Art and Craft the Multicultural Way

Ref: C2342556

We will investigate the arts and crafts of a particular region through looking at slides, books and actual artefacts where possible. Then you will choose a media and make your own art/craft work influenced by what you have learnt in some way. The influence can more or less subtle, as you wish. Media which are immediately available are painting and drawing materials; textile materials including silk painting, embroidery and other stitching based activities, batik, dyeing, felt making; clay; papier-mâché; printing including Lino and silk screen. You will receive technical help where required and also help to develop your ideas. You can use media with which you are already familiar or try something new. The group is quite interactive, members supporting and sharing ideas on an ongoing basis.

Course aim

To investigate the arts and crafts of a chosen area of the world and to create our own artwork informed by this information.

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:

  • Identify the arts and crafts of another culture and know something about them in terms of relationship to the greater culture, religion, etc.
  • Identify a theme or style from that culture’s art or craft work and use it in my own artwork.
  • Improve my technical skills in my chosen media.
  • Complete my artwork from my first ideas, choosing a media, developing necessary technical skills and putting everything together to complete my finished piece.

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?

  • 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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information

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Art and Craft the Multicultural Way

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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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