Celtic Inspired Craft

Ref: C2344498

A craft workshop inspired by Celtic art and design which includes a diversity of spirals, knots, patterns and fantastic creatures. Have fun using a variety of resources and techniques to produce cards and decorative items inspired by the beautiful patterns and imaginative creatures associated with Celtic imagery. The course will include a variety of papercraft techniques, painting on glass and/or tiles, colouring illuminated lettering and simple embossing to create a 3D effect. A brief historical overview will be included, in addition to investigating images of Celtic art and design for inspiration. Beginners and experienced crafters all welcome.

Course aim

To introduce the origins of Celtic design and explore how these distinctive patterns and motifs have inspired different forms of decoration and to use a variety of techniques and materials to produce 2D and 3D artwork inspired by Celtic designs.

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.

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

  • Have a basic knowledge and understanding of the history and origins of Celtic design
  • Identify examples of Celtic design and how they have been interpreted and applied
  • Use a variety of materials and embellishments to create a 3-dimensional decorative item inspired by Celtic designs
  • Use three different craft techniques to produce a greeting card inspired by Celtic designs
  • Know where to access resources

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
  • Most of your learning will take place in your class, but one or two sessions will be online using WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas, working by yourself or engaging with other students. 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 discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The tutor will provide information about the readily available materials and equipment that will be needed

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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Celtic Inspired Craft

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

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