Who is this course for?
This course is an opportunity to create unique garden ornaments and hangings, using those interesting bits of driftwood and shells frequently found on the beach. It is aimed at complete beginners.
During the course, you will learn how to use driftwood for weaving, using wire and plastic bags. These can then be embellished and decorated with shells and beads to create interesting garden ornaments
Support and feedback
The tutor will provide full support and advice throughout the course along with practical demonstrations.
Additional costs and requirements
It is advisable to wear old clothes or bring along an apron/shirt. If you have any interesting shells or other objects that you’ve found on the beach, feel free to bring these along and incorporate into your art work.
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 2019 and your household income below £16.009.50 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 in your own time
About the tutor
Colette Olah works as a tutor for Learn Devon and delivers a variety of 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 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 art is for everyone and aims to create a relaxed and enjoyable environment for all participants.