This course is aimed at those who wish to learn new craft skills and art techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. The focus will be on the doing rather than the finished product and the learners will make choices about their designs for art, craft and garden.
You will make choices about the products you make, which you can take home for yourself or for others. You will learn about expression through colour and design whilst exploring some famous paintings and take part in discussions. You will also learn about designing, making and maintaining a border or small area in the garden. On completion, you will have handled and used various materials and learned new art techniques.
The following topics will be covered during the course: These ideas will cover the year. Some ideas may change or develop according to the wishes of the class.
Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.
If you want to decorate / embellish an item of clothing or special picture frame, you will have to supply these. Other materials will be supplied by college.
You should bring with you a small amount of money for buying a tea or coffee at coffee time and a snack if you feel you might need sustenance half way through the morning.
You could enrol on the next term of this course to continue learning new skills.