Autumn and winter craft matters

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

If you are an adult with learning difficulties and disabilities or you are being supported on a day-to-day basis, but hope to be more independent in their daily life, then this course is for you.

Would you like to have a go at creating crafts to celebrate the Autumn and Winter seasons?

You will learn a variety of craft techniques, including paper craft and working with fabric.

All of the items you make will be yours to keep.

The course will also help you develop and build on communication skills and promote confidence and well being.

Course content

You will be taught in a small, friendly and supportive group where you will have the opportunity to gain confidence and make new friends.

You will explore a variety of different materials and craft techniques needed to make unique, individual projects.

You will conduct your own research using ICT to develop your design ideas, looking at Google images and on websites such as Pinterest and You Tube. Help will be provided, where necessary.

You will be taught how to use a selection of tools safely.

As part of the course you will also go on a field trip/s to look at an exhibition or to gain inspiration from nature or the local environment.

Support and feedback

You will get continual support and feedback from your tutor throughout the course and have opportunities to discuss and review your progress.

Additional costs and requirements

Everything you need will be provided, but if you have any items you would like to incorporate into your projects, please do bring them along.

If you go on a trip to an outside venue you may need money for entrance fees or travel costs. You will be told about them in advance.

You should bring a pen to each session.

You may need money to buy a drink at break time.

You don’t need to bring anything with you for this course.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

You won’t need to do anything in your own time unless you would like to, home study ideas can be provided by the tutor if you require them.

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 also employed by Mencap, North Devon.

Start date16 Sep 2019
End date25 Nov 2019
Start time10:00
End time12:30
Concessions not available