Woven driftwood art

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

This 1-day course is an opportunity to create a unique and creative hanging, using interesting bits of driftwood and weaving. It is aimed at complete beginners and those with some experience

Course content

During the course, you will learn how to create a driftwood frame using wire and twine. You will then use a variety of wools, beads and fabrics to weave onto the frame to create your own artwork for the wall

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 beads or pieces of jewellery, 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

Your tutor will be Colette Olah. Colette started working as a tutor for Learn Devon in September 2018 and delivers a variety of art and craft, employability and computer skills courses. She is a qualified art and design teacher who has worked in both mainstream and special education. Colette has also delivered Independent Life Skills to adults with learning disabilities and taught basic cooking, art and drawing skills in adult education classes in Worcestershire. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the many beautiful beaches in North Devon and also searching for bargains at flea markets and car boot sales. Colette enjoys teaching at Learn Devon because she is keen to help her learners progress and achieve their goals. She believes that lifelong learning and gaining new skills can create a sense of wellbeing and improved self-esteem and aims to create a relaxed and enjoyable environment for all participants.

Start date25 April 2020
End date25 April 2020
Start time10:00
End time15:30
Concessions not available