Garden ornaments using recycled items workshop: try it out

Lantern Centre, Ilfracombe

Who is this course for?

This is a “Try It” taster session that will encourage you to look at everyday or found items in a creative way to make a unique and interesting mobile/ornament for the garden or home. Suitable for complete beginners or with some experience. 

Course content

You will be using used plastic bottles and found drift wood to make an interesting garden hanging or mobile 

Support and feedback

The tutor will provide on- going support and advice throughout the course 

Additional costs and requirements

All materials will be provided but if you have any additional items, such as plastic water/pop bottles, beads, old jewellery, shells or anything else that you would like to include, please bring these along. It is advisable to bring along an apron or old shirt to protect clothing. 

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31st August 2018 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details


Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

There is no requirement to undertake any additional work during your own time. 

About the tutor

Colette Olah works as a tutor for Learn Devon and delivers a variety of Wellbeing and Art and Craft courses. She is a qualified Art and Design teacher who has worked in both mainstream and SEN education. She has also delivered Independent Life Skills to adults with learning difficulties and taught basic cooking, art and drawing skills in Adult Education classes in Worcestershire. 


Prior to gaining her PGCE, Colette worked In Arts Development for Wolverhampton C.C, devising Arts initiatives across the city that were accessible to all sections of the community. She believes that participation on any level can create a sense of wellbeing and improved self- esteem and aims to create a relaxed and enjoyable environment for all participants. 

Start date13 July 2019
End date13 July 2019
Start time13:00
End time15:00
Concessions not available