Creative crafts matter
Who is this course for?
This course is for people who want to learn more about art and have a go at using a variety of mediums to complete their own art projects inspired by famous artists.
This course is suitable for anyone who is being supported on a day-to-day basis, but who is hoping to be more independent in their daily life
Each session we will look at the work of a famous artist and complete a piece of art inspired by the artist using their style. This will include using a variety of medium such as, watercolour and poster paints, chalks, pastels, pens and pencils etc. There will be some scissor cutting involved
Support and feedback
The Tutor or Learning Support Assistant will talk to you at each session and discuss your progress and enjoyment with you. You or a scribe will note your feedback on an individual learning plan
Additional costs and requirements
You may have some art resources you would like to bring for your own personal use, if so bring them along, if not, no problem, all resources and equipment will be provided.
Please bring an apron with you.
You may choose to frame your finished artwork, your tutor will explain how to do this and can advice on the cost, if required.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
No, but it would be great to hear that you are enjoying trying the activities at home
About the tutor
Amanda graduated from the University of Kent and worked at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, she moved to the West Country and has worked for Learn Devon, tutoring adult and community learning courses for Devon County Council since 2002.
Amanda is an artisan who has exhibited and worked at the Bideford Art Centre, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford Pannier Market and other local shops and craft fairs in North Devon, she also takes bespoke commissions for Jewellery, Stained Glass and Mosaic pieces and is a member of the Heritage Crafts Association.
Amanda works in each of our three curriculum areas;
Arts and crafts, where she is renowned for her gentle, patient approach and has a good track record for encouraging learners to reach their potential, many of her past learners are now designer makers in their own right.
Family Learning, an area Amanda is passionate about, promoting a positive lifelong love of learning, she believes is essential to a family’s health and wellbeing.
And Adults with Learning Difficulties/Disabilities, Amanda is also the Co-ordinator for North Devon Mencap.