Boxing Clever

Ref: C2344350

Have fun making and embellishing an 'Egyptian style' trinket box, a creative cupcake box, a Victorian themed treasure box and more! This short course will include using templates for boxes and creating your own templates, plus a variety of crafting techniques and forms of embellishment to create different effects. Also included will be an overview of small shaped boxes and tins and their uses past and present.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to creating decorative boxes using a variety of craft techniques and materials.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Have an overview of the variety of small boxes and containers and their uses, past and present
  • Know how to use Egyptian style embellishments to create an 'Egyptian style' trinket box
  • Recognise three different forms of embellishment
  • Know how to create a simple template and understand how to develop it further
  • Know where to access resources including templates and craft materials

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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?

  • Friendly and informal review and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • The tutor will let you know what equipment and materials will be required

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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Boxing Clever

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions
  • I declare that the address I have provided is correct and that I will provide evidence of this and my eligibility to live and work in the UK

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