Course title:
Fun Educational Art Ideas to Help with your Child's Development
Nicola Tarlton-Weatherall
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Date Times Hours
Thu 20 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1.5
Thu 27 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1.5
Thu 03 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1.5
Thu 10 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1.5
Total sessions: 4
Total number of classroom hours: 6
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 6
Thu 20 Jan 2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thu 27 Jan 2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thu 03 Feb 2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thu 10 Feb 2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£19.20 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners
This course is for beginners
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
platform, Zoom. visit: - personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive . If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit:
Course aim:
Are you looking for something educational and creative to do with your pre-school child? This Practical Art course will encourage you to learn together – live, online, in the comfort of your own home.
Course description:
You and your child will explore creativity together, and share and develop ideas. You’ll be helping with your child’s development in fine motor skills, hand- and eye-co-ordination, imagination and communication… while having a lot of interactive fun together. Please Note: the WEA is an adult education provider, and as such we cannot run online workshops involving your children. So we will run workshops with you, where you will learn the skills to take back to your children, to practise between sessions. The next session will include time for your feedback - how did you get on, working with your child?
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. increase my confidence in drawing basic shapes and patterns
2. increase my skills in mixing colours and applying paint with texture
3. develop my own skills in engaging with creative ideas
4. use a range of skills and techniques to prompt creative ideas in my child: ‘thinking outside the box’, seeing art as a starting point for stories, asking questions, making suggestions, use of encouragement and praise
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit:

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email:


We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you.

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website