Course overview

Explore the exciting world of paper-crafting on this comprehensive course on creating beautiful mini-albums and journals. Unleash your creativity as you engage in the art of combining paper, embellishments and various techniques to craft unique and personalised keepsakes. Join other like-minded crafters and our enthusiastic tutor on this creative course and learn how to showcase and preserve cherished memories for yourself or as a thoughtful gift for a family member or friend. Gain confidence and experiment with different skills, and materials to craft beautiful and meaningful keepsakes. On this course you will: Gain proficiency in basic paper-crafting techniques, such as accurate measuring, cutting, scoring and layering. incorporate different styles of pockets, tuck-spots and tags. Learn how to add found objects and ephemera pieces to your journal Look at ways to include scraps from your stash, including paper, fabric scraps, buttons, ribbon and lace This course is for beginners and for those who are creating mini-albums and memory books for the first time or would like to add to their existing skills. The only requirement is that you have some basic paper- craft supplies on hand, such as card, patterned papers and glue. A full resource list will be available on Canvas for each project.

Course description

Discover the wonderful world of crafts with this creative course. Whether you're a long-time craft lover who wants a new skill or simply

looking to dip your toe into a new hobby, you'll love this craft course. Your tutor will guide you through the process of creating your items with

ample opportunity to ask questions.

On this creative course we will:

· Take an overview of paper-crafting and the essential tools and materials involved.

· Cover basic health and safety guidelines for tools and materials we will use.

· Look at choosing the right card and paper for the job at hand

· Try 2 different binding techniques and the correct way to fold

· Make our own embellishments and incorporate them into our projects

· Add some interactive elements into our mini-albums

· Look at integrating aspects of mixed media for decoration and texture. During each session you will have the chance to see others work and to share your own – this sharing of our work can build confidence and gain new insights and ideas for future projects By the end of this course you will not only have a selection of stunning albums and folios but also the skills necessary to continue to explore and expand your paper-craft journey. You will be hooked on crating which is incredibly good for our mental health. Join us on a journey of creativity as we delve into the world of Mini-album creation: bring your imagination to life with paper.

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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