This course has concessions available

Craft Projects For Absolute Beginners

This course is a series of crafts 'tasters' delivered by professional makers, providing you with the opportunity to complete projects using your newly acquired skills.
Over the course of the year this course may give you a basic introduction to: Textiles, Silver Clay, Glass Fusion, Mosaic, Papercraft, Wirework, Jewellery Making and other crafts.
All abilities welcome.

Who is this course for

This course is designed for complete beginners to crafts and applied arts, whether you are new to every aspect of craft and design or experienced in a certain area and wanting to learn some new skills. This course is a series of crafts 'tasters' delivered by professional makers, providing you with the opportunity to complete projects using your newly acquired skills.
All abilities are welcome on this fun and friendly course.

What does this course cover

This course is based in the Mary Ward Centre craft room and over the year you will be able to learn many of the crafts usually taught in this specialist studio.

The course will include a broad range of contemporay and traditional crafts such as textiles, jewellery, glass fusion, lino-cut printing and much more.
The choice of crafts will, as far as is possible, become more student led as the course progresses.

What will it be like

Each term students will be introduced to a variety of new skills and will be encouraged to work on their own projects.
There will be occasional tuition by specialist tutors.
The class will usually start with a display followed by a discussion and a demonstration. There will be a written handout to help you, and one-to-one help will be given by the tutor throughout the class. There will be optional breaks for tea or coffee in the mornings and afternoons and an hour-long break for lunch. At the end of the day there will be an opportunity for all students to show their work for a positive critique from the tutor and other students.

What else do you need to buy or do

Basic tools and materials are provided but, if you want to use a large amount of the resources, you may have to buy additional materials. Advice will be given by the tutor.

What this course could lead to

Students can continue onto specialised courses at the Mary Ward Centre and learn more ambitious techniques. Students could also set up a self-employed business or work in an established studio.
Many students also apply to enrol on our accredited courses and then go on to further and higher education colleges that offer more advanced craft making courses.
Advice and help will be given throughout the course.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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