Festival crafts 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 traditional festivals, such as Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day and Easter? If so, this course is for you.

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

Your tutor will give you written and verbal feedback on your progress during the course and tell you how you can improve your skills.

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

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

You won’t need to do anything in your own time.

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. 

Start date13 Jan 2020
End date23 Mar 2020
Start time10:00
End time12:30
Concessions not available