Make a pom pom sprout or pom pom pudding
Who is this course for?
This course may suit you if you have experience of accessing the internet and are interested in creating some fluffy Christmas pom-poms.
These are short interactive online live courses aimed at building your skills and knowledge for developing your understanding around being anxious in the workplace or generally the ‘new’ outside world. They include practical elements and an opportunity to have live discussions with your tutor and others on the course.
You will learn how to make perfect pompoms. Use these to create some Christmas sprouts (or Christmas Puddings) in party hats or as wall decorations!
You will create some fun Christmas pom-poms which can be decorated with googly eyes and party hats or with holly and berries.
Create a sprout and a Christmas pudding.
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.
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.
You will need some wool or acrylic yarn in green for the sprouts and in brown and white for the puddings. You can purchase some plastic pom-pom makers online or from a craft shop or you could also use some cardboard as a template (cereal boxes are ideal). Small googly eyes (about 5mm diameter are a good size) and some felt in bright colours for the party hats. Green felt for holly leaves and small red pom-poms or red felt to decorate the puddings.
Sharp scissors. You will also need some glue – PVA works fine but takes a while to dry, a glue gun is ideal if you have one.
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
Sam Brown currently works as a tutor for Learn Devon running courses in craft and design. Prior to this she had a varied career working as a Graphic Designer, an Interior Designer and as a Manager in interior and fashion retail.
Sam has a BA(Hons) in Design/Typography from the University of Plymouth as well as diplomas in Interior Design and Fashion and Textile Design.
Since childhood, Sam has loved making handcrafted pieces, developing skills in needlecraft and creative textiles techniques. She is interested in combining old and new technologies in her work from hand embroidery to digitally printed fabrics and from letterpress printing to Adobe Creative Cloud.
“I love teaching adults new skills – whether for pleasure or to pursue a new career, every course is unique in that friendships are formed, skills are learnt and dreams are followed.”
Samantha Brown, Arts & Crafts Tutor, Learn Devon.