Creative Crafts for All

Ref: C3676610

We will work with a number of themes, starting with the notion of 'Space and the Cosmos' developing a wider understanding of the universe and to celebrate NASAs 60th Anniversary of the moon landings. 'Space and the cosmos' will include making decorative rockets, lamp shade planets and spacemen, robots and funky aliens. We, will help you to create interesting and decorative items from many materials such as paper-mache, card, paint, fabrics and dyes, using a variety techniques and making methods to create both practical and ornamental objects. Each theme will last a number of weeks to extend and develop greater understanding around the subject The aim is to develop a variety of skills and produce work that is fun with a little background knowledge to tantalise your creative curiosity. We will work in a safe studio environment in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere: it's going to be fun. 5-4-3-2-1 We Have Lift Off

Course aim

For bizzy fingers and those who like to learn new crafts and skills. We will work with the purpose of creating new decorative objects out of that which is discarded and unloved. All kinds of crafts, materials and techniques; set to a theme.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • using a minimum of two different materials (paper, wire, fabric, wool, fruit, plaster, paint and plastics) using a combination of approprate joining methods.
  • using a minimum of two different methods of making (mould making, carving, paper-making, print-making, stitch, knit, cut fold and stick)
  • learn the correct teminology
  • develop a personal approach to making work and decision making.
  • understand the importance of health and safety in a studio 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

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • 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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Creative Crafts for All

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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