Computer skills surgery
Who is this course for?
In partnership with Exmouth Library, we are offering a series of linked skills surgeries.
If you have a laptop, tablet or iPad and struggle to operate it or have a specific skills need; you can attend this small informal group in Exmouth library and receive support.
Each session will have opportunities for individual instruction and small group guided activities.
Basic skills for safe internet access and care for your computer
(How to access the internet, online safety, maintaining your computer, how to back up your data and disaster recovery)
Support and feedback
This an informal session where you will receive one to one support and feedback from your tutor
Additional costs and requirements
A small number of laptops and iPads are available for learning on. If you need specific’ help with your own laptop or iPad you can bring it along. Headphones are useful to bring along.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You will be signposted to online resources so you can do further study in your own time
About the tutor
Brian Norman works as an Art and Craft Tutor for Learn Devon. He also works as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor with other organisations.
Brian has a BA in Fine Art; specialising in Printmaking, from Sunderland University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Online Education from Open University and a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education from University College Suffolk.
Brian was taught the craft of Printmaking from Master Printmaker and Artist Pris Forrest in the late 1980’s with a focus on Linocut, Screen-print, and Etching. He has continued to develop these skills focusing on Collagraphy, Linocut, Monotype and mix media processes.
Brian has a range of other creative interests to include photography, papermaking and the creative potential of bookbinding.
Brian has work in private collections held by other artists in the UK and in New York. He has run Printmaking and Binding workshops at Bovey Tracey Craft Festival for a number of years.
He rarely exhibits his work with his focus being more about ‘play’ and the process of making.
Creativity should be about ‘play’, and is an intuitive process; trying and pushing ideas to make new forms and allowing ideas and images to evolve into being.
John Cleese (1991) said about creativity;
“This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If just you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious”
This idea encapsulates my approach to my teaching and creative practice.