Creative Crafts - beginners

Ref: C3844709

The course will introduce you to a range of craft skills and techniques in one or more craft mediums. You will find out about past and present craft work to inspire your own development. You will create craft items for a variety of uses. You will learn how to research and design a craft piece, plan it, construct it and evaluate it to improve the end product. You will find out about the wider crafting community and how you can participate within it.

Course aim

To develop students’ craft making skills including research, design, planning and evaluation

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Research the work of some contemporary or past craftspeople to inform and inspire my own craft creations
  • Plan, design and create a craft item using a range of techniques
  • Practise 5 new craft techniques . List techniques if appropriate
  • Present and describe some or all of my craft work, listening to feedback and contributing to the feedback of others
  • Research the local and national community of crafters to understand opportunities for participation

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?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • Your tutor will ensure you are making progress towards your learning goals through a range of methods appropriate to you and the course

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • There may be a small charge for some items

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Creative Crafts - beginners


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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