Course overview

Learners will work with a friendly and skilled tutor to improve confidence in their ability to develop existing and new artistic skills and creativity. You will explore and develop the skills of a variety of crafts to make unique dimensional projects, experimenting with and using a variety of resources, including recycling when possible. You will learn through a range of different teaching and learning activities. This will include watching and following step by step demonstrations, with one-to-one help and guidance to develop personal skills. You will learn in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment, working together with fellow students and the tutor. The course is for everyone, from the complete beginner to those wanting to improve their craft skills. No prior knowledge is needed, just a desire to learn and develop your skills and creativity.

Course description

This course is designed for beginners and improvers, starting with the basics, we will look at and explore different crafts and projects, students will learn about materials and tools, colour, colour mixing, composition and planning projects. More advanced students will continue to develop their individual personal style and artistic expression. Through step- by- step demonstrations and hands on exercises, students will gradually build confidence in creating artwork to include paper and card craft, mixed media, scrap booking, parchment craft, altered items and assemblage and much more. As the course progresses students will, practice and develop more advanced techniques, including clay work, making your own embellishments and more advanced painting and inking skills and techniques. We will explore and choose craft projects of your choice, to meet your individual needs and expectations through group discussion. You will learn about different ways to use recycled items, how to alter the use of and decorate an unused item to give it a new lease of life. You will receive constructive feedback and ongoing assessment, partake in group discussions and critique with peers, to encourage motivation growth and development. You will learn in a welcoming supportive, friendly environment, building confidence, make new friends, make something wonderful and have some fun.

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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