Craft for wellbeing: decorative garlands from paper : FULL
Who is this course for?
This course may suit you if you have an interest in doing something crafty and having some fun making homemade decorations for yourself or others. Great activity to do with family, suitable for all ages.
These are short interactive online live courses aimed at building your skills and knowledge for developing your understanding around art, craft and creativity as an aid to wellbeing. They include practical elements and an opportunity to have live discussions with your tutor and others on the course.
This course is suitable for anyone, suitable for all abilities.
You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment using an online video platform called Zoom. You will be accompanied in your virtual class, with other learners. Your tutor will give practical demonstrations on different ways you can make paper and recycled materials garlands, have discussions, set tasks, give feedback and will support you throughout the course.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support you throughout the course through online face to face discussions and written feedback on your progress. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.
Additional costs and requirements
You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection.
You will need string, twine or ribbon, sticky tape, maybe some florists’ wire if you have it, or wire ties (like the ones for closing bags), scissors, some assorted papers, old magazines, wrappings, even newspaper, and a selection of other recycled and found objects possibly including sweet wrappers, plastic bottles, straws, baubles and old christmas decorations etc.
You will also need a clear tabletop or worktop space to work on.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Your tutor will suggest ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.
About the tutor
Franca Westaway has been teaching art and design since she came to the South West in the 1990s. Franca is passionate about helping others to gain creative skills and confidence, whatever their area of interest. She has a wide range of experience both in schools and with people of all ages within the community and is particularly keen on 3D and practical techniques across many materials and disciplines, as well as the use of art for personal development and expression and as a therapeutic tool.
She is also a keen gardener and bases a lot of her own design work around plants and the natural world.