Course overview

This friendly face to face course in our Derby learning centre will use the Animal World as our inspiration and theme. We will explore creating 2D and 3D artwork in a range of arts and crafts materials. There will be a variety of activities during the course including making lanterns, mosaics and printing. There will be a strong emphasis on how different cultures have portrayed animals, which may also draw on learners cultures or cultural experiences. This learning will be fun and supportive where learners will be encouraged to self assess, peer assess and develop their work in a mutually supportive environment.

Course description

The Animal World is our theme to explore a range of craft, drawing and painting techniques and materials. We will look at how different cultures through time and across the world portray animals and experiment with creating work in these different styles.

We will be printing with foam board and lino printing, drawing with pastels, creating card pillars or masks and decorating them with animal imagery, and making a small indoor mosaic on an animal theme. Each demo will provide materials for students to experiment with and see what they would like to continue using, so that students can try before purchasing their own.

Topics and imagery will be provided by the tutor, but students are encouraged to explore and find imagery and other resources that they are interested in. There will be sessions planned for students to finish work and for students to suggest topics and images, as well as materials they would like to experiment with.

This is a friendly and supportive group, offering space for experimentation. This activity includes materials that can stain and spoil clothing, students are encouraged to bring an apron or over-shirt.

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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