Course overview

Collage is all about creating something awesome from scraps and there are no rules. Discover the creative, calming and relaxing craft of collage. Craft in general is known to have a positive effect on mental health for those who do it, and collage is a fun, no stress, no rules activity and is an excellent way to instil calm. Anything goes with collage, you could create a landscape or a sunset or an abstract placement of random shapes and colours – it is completely up to you. This course is aimed at beginners, those new to or nervous of the randomness of collage but would benefit from the calming effects of this simple, fulfilling craft.

Course description

The bases you choose to create your collage on can be anything – cereal box, piece of wood, cardboard packaging, whatever you have to hand.

The papers you use can be plain or patterned, images or text, cut or roughly torn; whatever you want. It can be new or used – kids paintings, colouring pages, old wallpaper or new samples.

During this course we will look at:

 What can be used in a collage

 Glues and glazes

 Creating your own collage papers

 Professional collage artists work

 Placement and focal points

 Colours and contrasts

During each session you will have the chance to comment on your fellow classmates work, give them feedback and receive feedback on your own work. This sharing of ideas can be incredibly inspiring and instil confidence in yourself and your creative work.

After completing this creative course you will be able to share what you have made with your family and friends and collage is a wonderful project to do with children. In order to develop your creative skills further you can enrol on another craft course such as ‘Easter cards and gifts’, or if you are already a card maker and want to stretch yourself why not try ‘Diorama and Pop-Up cards’ Maybe you are into junk journals and would enjoy making a mini album with a difference, and an expandable storage wallet.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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