Craft Inspirations

Ref: C2525426

Take time out for yourself and get crafting! We'll start by creating artwork with buttons, perhaps an initial, favourite character, or motif? It will be suitable for display on a canvas, frame or a card. Once you get started this can be continued in your own time. Next we'll learn how to bend and secure natural materials to form a decorative heart just in time for Valentines Day, which can be small enough for a card, or big enough to display with some flowers. There will be time to share your own ideas and see what else we could include in the course

Course aim

Be inspired by all the beautiful craft ideas available and start learning and creating something new

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • create art work with buttons suitable for a canvas, frame or a card you will be able to start your own portfolio of ideas and designs for future projects and photograph your projects for references
  • help each other to shape ,bend and wire together natural materials to create a heart which you could then decorate
  • learn from each other and share ideas when creating and designing different projects Respect and appreciate cultures, ideas, style and taste
  • discover the advantages of meeting like minded people and the positive effect it can have on ones health and well being taking time out to create something that makes you and others happy
  • follow all health and safety instructions when working with sharp and hazardous material and a hot glue gun in a classroom environment

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a digital portfolio of your work on WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas.
  • 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

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

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Craft Inspirations

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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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