This course has concessions available

Craft Projects For Beginners

A series of Craft Taster sessions delivered by a professional maker over the length of a term, providing you with the opportunity to complete a project by combining your newly acquired skills. Over the whole year this course may give you a basic introduction to: Glass Arts, Mosaic, Beading, Jewellery and Textile-based projects.

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 the tutor and visiting 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.

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

All tools and materials are provided and will allow you to learn techniques and make craft items, but if you want to use a larger amounts of the resources for your projects or practice at home, 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.

There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.
Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: and from the following websites:;;;;

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference.   We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’