Springtime crafts matters
Who is this course for?
Have a go at creating crafts to celebrate the spring season.
If you are an adult with learning difficulties and disabilities, or you are being supported on a day-to-day basis and hope to be more independent in your daily life, then this course is for you.
The course will help you develop your communication skills, promote confidence and wellbeing, and will be delivered in a small, friendly and supportive group.
You will learn a variety of craft techniques, including paper craft and working with fabric to make unique, individual projects.
You will conduct your own research using ICT to develop your design ideas, looking at images and websites, such as Pinterest, Google and You Tube.
As part of the course, you may go on field trips, to look at a local exhibition or to gain inspiration from nature and the local environment.
You will be taught how to use a selection of tools safely. Help will be provided, where necessary.
All resources will be provided for the course and the items you make will be yours to keep.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks and give feedback to support you throughout the task.
Additional costs and requirements
This course is offered as classroom-based learning at Bideford Arts Centre.
Please note if regional lockdown is activated this course will be offered as on-line learning via Zoom.
The time and day will remain the same, along with your tutor.
To be able to take part in online learning you will be sent a zoom invitation with your access code, you will require a PC with camera and microphone.
***Refunds for paid courses will be refunded pro rata as outlined in our fees policy if you are unable to continue your sessions.
About the tutor
Your tutor will be Amanda Barrud.
Amanda teaches across a broad curriculum including craft and Family Learning, in addition to Independent Living and Life Skills to adults with learning disabilities. Before taking up employment with Learn Devon in 2002, Amanda worked for the Kent Institute of Art and Design after graduating from the University of Kent with a degree in Psychology.
Her approach to teaching is to provide a supportive environment to encourage experimentation, the trying out of new ideas to enable learners to be challenged. She is reputed to be patient, and eager to explore new techniques and materials to enthuse and inspire her classes.
A mother of 4 children and 1 grandchild, Amanda believes that her life experience has had a positive impact on her teaching. She also works for Mencap, coordinating events and activities for adults with learning disabilities in North Devon.