Mixed Crafts; Fabric ~ Spring Term 2016

Course title: Mixed Crafts: Fabrics
Course reference: C2335286
Tutor(s): Karen Taylor
Venue:The Sherwood Textile Workshop, 621 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 2FX
TEL: 07809 158606
Fee: £358.05
Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income; Evidence must be provided.

Start date & End date: Monday 8th February 2016 – 27th June 2016
Time(s): 10am-4pm
Number of sessions: 15
Hours per session:   6.2

To avoid disappointment Enrol online now at: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2015/CourseInfo.aspx?ActivityID=325905

Sound interesting?
Please email Caroline ckeep@wea.org.uk

Theme(s): The WEA has four themes it uses for planning its provision.

Employability education develops confidence, understanding and skills to help adults, at all stages of their lives, to participate more fully in the world of work.

Health and Wellbeing education combats health inequalities and promotes a social and preventative model of health and wellbeing.

Community Engagement education combats social exclusion and promotes active citizenship and volunteering.

Culture education broadens horizons through understanding cultures, identities and environments.

The Theme(s) used in planning your course is/ are: (if the fields below are blank please contact your Organiser)

1.Community Engagement                                             2.  Health & Wellbeing

Course aim (Summarise the main purpose of the course in 30 words or fewer)

To create handmade items for pleasure or for sale
Course description (This will be displayed on the WEA website. Summarise the course and its content in 40 words or fewer).
This course covers a variety of fabric based creations. Students will make items for pleasure or to sell. New skills will be learnt in the 15 weeks. Each student can concentrate on a chosen field.
What topics will this course cover and how will they relate to the theme(s) for this course?

Stick weaving
Rag nigging
needle felting
felt creatures
unicorn cushion

All of these topics will help understand mixed crafts and learners will be able to produce professional crafts.
Who is the course for?

All levels
What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.
How will this course support any social or community purpose as well as my personal learning?

With class outings, using local community facilities, art galleries, library etc.
How will I know I’m making progress?

Through class discussion and 1-2-1 time with the tutor
By the end of the course I should be able to:
1.     Create a felt creature ornament
2.     Learn to rag nig
3.     Make a cushion
4.     Learn to needle felt
5.     Work to a professional standard
What else do I need to know, do or bring?

A list will be given at the first class.
Reading and information sources
What could the course lead to?

Selling items at craft fairs or internet sites.

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