Art for the Family : collage and paper play

Ref: C2421548

In this course, a parent and child will have the opportunity to be creative together and be involved in an arts and craft project. This will include using paper, scissors, tearing, cutting and gluing as well as painting. You will be encouraged to use recycled materials and objects which will be discussed at the beginning of the first session, although other materials will also be required.

Course aim

To provide an exciting opportunity for a family (at least one adult and child) to work together to make a craft project using paper and glue, with some cutting and painting required with a view of learning alongside each other and having fun.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • How to use collage to create and exciting piece of artwork
  • How to make something using papier mache
  • How to follow instructions
  • To gain a sense of family creativity
  • How to use recycled materials to make artwork

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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

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
  • 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?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • Recommended materials in the first session include access to paper (coloured and plain), scissors (child friendly), childs PVA glue or pritt stick, some old magazines for cutting up.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Prepare some materials so that you are ready for the first class. Further materials for later sessions will be discussed in the first class also

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Art for the Family : collage and paper play

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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 2019
  • 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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