Course overview

Come and join our enthusiastic tutor and a group of likeminded crafters as we immerse ourselves into the world of paper-crafting and greeting card making. This engaging course will focus on transforming flat pieces of card and paper into captivating 3 dimensional scenes and pop-up surprises. On this course we will discuss dioramas in general, we will look at suitable themes and the basic materials and tools needed. We will also create simple pop-up mechanisms to surprise and delight our recipients. Craft in general is known to have a positive effect on the mental health of those that do it, and card-making is fun, productive and very rewarding: you create lovely, personalised cards for the special people in your life. Boost your confidence and build your skills as we experiment with some new designs and techniques. This course is suitable for those with some experience of card making and a well-stocked craft room.

Course description

Unleash your creativity as you learn the secrets of paper engineering and

precision crafting. Join us and bring your imagination to life through the

magic of paper.

From basic techniques to more advanced processes this course will guide you

through, step by step as you create your intricate dioramas and eye-catching

pop-up cards.

On this fulfilling creative course we will be working on building up our craft

skills and knowledge, for example:

History of dioramas

Creating depth and perspective

For this course you will need:

Cardstock in various colours

Cutting tools – scissors, craft knife if you have one

Adhesive – glue, tape

Assorted embellishments – stickers, ephemera pieces, sentiments etc

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 design and make your own greeting cards with fun pop-up elements. You will also understand the principles and structure of dioramas and how these can be incorporated into your home-made greeting cards. You will be able to choose a theme, design and build the foundation and decorate with ephemera of your choice!

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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