Time to get creative with crafts

Ref: C2525461

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.

Course aim

Learn new craft skills and create decorative items for your home, or to give as gifts.

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 artwork with buttons suitable for a canvas, frame, or card. You will be able to continue adding different ideas and images for future projects.
  • Shape, bend and wire a project using natural materials to form a heart motif.
  • Learn from each other when designing and creating. Respect and appreciate different ideas, style and taste.
  • Discover the advantages of meeting like minded people and the positive effect it can have on ones wellbeing; taking time out for yourself while creating something that makes you and other happy.
  • Follow all health and safety regulations when working with sharp and hazardous materials 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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Time to get creative with crafts

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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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