Creative Arts and Crafts
The course is designed for beginners, but those who have some experience are most welcome. This is an opportunity to take time out for exploring/building on a creative interest.
What will I learn on this course?
The course covers a wide variety of art and craft skills. The content is designed to be achievable for everyone, and you will be able to personalise the items you produce. You will have the opportunity to use a range of art and craft materials in both traditional and unconventional ways. You will create a selection of pieces to take home, including some that can be given as gifts. Topics include:
Origami and foil art
String painting and painted stones
Hidden message pegs
Mixed media book art
Tissue paper flowers
3D collage and hanging decorations.
Full instruction, guidance and support will enable you to create individual work in your own style, whatever your ability level.
Assessment and Awarding Body: non-accredited
Activities and work will be assessed by your tutor.
You will be expected to attend every week. If you cannot attend, you will be set work to ensure you meet your learning outcomes.
What else do I need to know?
You will be expected to bring a sketchbook for your design ideas. Instruction on what else to buy will be given in the first lesson. All materials will be inexpensive and easily obtainable, and sources for these will be recommended. As you progress you may want to purchase other materials. You do not have to work at home although you may find that your skills progress more quickly if you practice between sessions.
What could I do next?
From the early sessions you may be inspired to explore other art materials in watercolours or drawing or acrylic and oil painting. Art is a means of expression which will make you look at the world differently. Learners have been heard to say ‘look at the light on that hedge’ and ‘did you see the sky last night?’ reflecting a renewed interest in the natural world.