Course overview

The purpose of this course is to support your individual health and wellbeing and for you to gain confidence through arts and crafts. You will be given an opportunity to learn new skills and techniques from a range of different types of art and craft. For example, painting stones, glass, wood, and dream catchers. You will use a variety of different resources and medias such as wool, fabrics, and jars. You will learn about the development of the different arts and crafts that we enjoy today. You will also learn about and gain an insight into how different techniques and skills have evolved in certain crafts over time.

Course description

The aim of the course is to provide you with an opportunity to support your own health and wellbeing through taking up an art or craft that you find therapeutic, relaxing and rewarding. You will be able to try out a variety of materials, techniques and different arts and crafts throughout the course. You will be encouraged to work with several different medias and resources including recycled materials to produce and create a picture, or item of art or craft. Where appropriate, the history behind the items you have made will be explored and researched. For example, the development of different art and craft trends and their popularity will be acknowledged as a social history of skills and techniques still used today. The whole class will be encouraged to take part in the research. You will explore what you enjoy making and how you can develop your individual techniques and skills. You will also be encouraged to suggest what you would like to cover over the term and bring ideas to the class. You will be expected to finish at least one piece of your work and to be able to give some feedback on your favourite item.

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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