Bideford building matters

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

If you are being supported on a day-to-day basis but hope to be more independent in your daily life, then this course is for you. This course is for anyone who has an interest in local history.

Course content

During the course, we will be visiting some of the buildings in Bideford and learning interesting historical facts about them.

You will have an opportunity to build a portfolio of interesting facts combined with photos and artwork, which will be yours to keep and enable you to share your leaning with others.

You will be able to explore your own ideas and follow set practical tasks.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will support you throughout the course.

You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.

You will receive feedback on your progress and suggestions as to how to improve. 

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

As this is an outside course, you will need to ensure you dress appropriate for the weather conditions.   

You might want to bring a portable fold up chair if standing for long periods of time is uncomfortable for you. 

You will need to wear shoes suitable for walking. 

If you have a mobile phone you might like to bring it as there will be opportunities to take photos and/or conduct on-line research en-route to the various locations. 

Additional information and resources

“How will I learn?

You will be exploring ways of looking and seeing.

Each week there will be a different focus or activity.

Your course will include practical tasks and discussions and your tutor will support you throughout. You will have an opportunity to use pencils, pens, paints and pastels in your artwork. You may wish to continue work between the sessions. This will help you to get the best from the course and to progress at a pace you are comfortable with.

Resources and other additional infomation

All materials required for this course will be provided by Learn Devon.

What can I do next

You may like to enrol on another matters course with Learn Devon.

You may like to join a history group that meets locally to you.

Your tutor will suggest ideas on what you can practice and how to build on what you have learnt. They will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning. ”

Start date11 Nov 2021
End date09 Dec 2021
Start time10:30
End time12:30
Concessions not available