More Tactile Art

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This 11 week course will involve students creating individual pieces of art, using different techniques.They may be useful practical items, ornaments or decorative objects. selected tasks will involve some kind of sewing, for which there will be help and guidance available. All those attending will be encouraged to bring in their own ideas to share with their fellow students. There will be the existence of different themes throughout the course and all students will be encouraged to work together to produce a large collective piece of art. there will be assistance available throughout the course and rewards and recognition will be awarded when appropriate.

Course aim

This course will provide an introduction to working with fabrics and other materials to create either decorative or useful objects. Students will be encouraged to either work individually on a task or given a project to produce as a class.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English
  • This course is open to Unison members only
  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464
  • - Anyone who has an interest in creating objects of art and enjoying craft activities within a friendly group setting.

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

  • Create an individual piece of art using different techniques.
  • Follow basic instructions to complete an art or craft task. (some seasonal)
  • Show basic sewing skills either by samples produced or by work completed.
  • Assess all the materials needed to create a specific art object or practical item.
  • Make a practical/creative item from start to finish, either independently or with some assistance.

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
  • Any voluntary additional work by students will be encouraged and awarded.

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • 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
  • Students will receive continual feedback as they attempt and complete given tasks and projects. They will also receive prizes and awards for exceptional work.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • At times, students will be requested to collect or provide certain everyday items e,g 'cereal boxes' to use in a given task.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Students are encouraged to share any creative ideas,as all suggestions and input will be considered.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here
  • Ignite a genuine interest in craft activities and encourage creativeness. To improve confidence and share ideas and techniques with their fellow students and others

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More Tactile Art

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

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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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