Fabric Art for improvers

Ref: C3127459

Learners will have the opportunity to develop their textiles skills and make items to take home. various skills will then be transfered onto an upcycled canvas bag that can be used for everyday life. The importance of upcycling and utilising existing materials to enourage a more sustainable approcah to our environment. How do other cuntires appoach recycling and making items that last...

Additional information about this course

This is a partnership course and is only open to students that attend the Enterprise and Skills Hub part of the My Options service.

Course aim

A more in depth look at how art can be used in fabric

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • to learn new textiles skills such as stencilling
  • to be able to transfer old and new skills onto a canvas bag to take home
  • to create a printing block on polystyrene utilising items from home to use in a repeat pattern
  • to print their design onto fabric to make bunting to take home.
  • to learn more about out enivonment and what we can do to upcycle unwanted items

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

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided

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

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Fabric Art for improvers

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  • 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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