Papercraft for celebrations : FULL
Who is this course for?
Do you have a notable occasion coming up – wedding, birthday, special party, Christmas or anniversary? Do you want to make it personalised and unique? Come and learn how to use papercrafts to make it special.
These are short interactive online live courses aimed at building your skills and knowledge for developing your understanding around papercraft techniques. They include practical elements and an opportunity to have live discussions with your tutor and others on the course.
This course is suitable for anyone including beginners.
You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment using an online video platform called Zoom. You will be accompanied in your virtual class, with other learners. Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks, give feedback and will support you throughout the course.
You will be making invitations, table and room decorations, bunting and garlands, gift boxes, cartons and bags. We will also be looking at ideas for themes and schemes and creative gift wrapping.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support you throughout the course through online face to face discussions and written feedback on your progress. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.
Additional costs and requirements
You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection.
This course is offered online to support continued learning during lockdown.
Please note if/when lockdown is lifted this course may be redirected to face to face learning.
The time and day will remain the same, along with your tutor.
The venue for direct learning will be the Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot.
To make the items you will just need table-top space with a surface to cut on – a cutting mat, board or some cardboard about A3 size; a selection of papers and thin card – a Stanley/sharp craft knife, scissors, hot glue gun (worth buying – you’ll never know how you lived without one!), prit-stick, double-sided tape, ruler, pen and pencil, needle and thread and for some items you will need a sewing machine.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Your tutor will suggest ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.
About the tutor
Deb Perry has been teaching in adult education for 25 years as well as working as a designer and maker. Although a well-qualified ceramics specialist with an M.A gained in Stoke-on-Trent, Deb’s degree is in 3-dimensional design. She has a lot of experience in different arts and crafts including recycling, papercrafts, printing, textiles and props and costumes for theatre. Deb believes that learning should be fun, stimulating and stress-free and tries to create an environment where everyone can feel at home.