This course has concessions available

New : Build An Artist / Designers Website

Always wanted to set up your own Artist website but didn't know how to start? Enjoy creating an effective online presence using WordPress.com, the free and popular website software. This course will enable artists and designers to make a portfolio website to showcase and market their work. WordPress.com offers attractive and professional looking templates and provides tools to create galleries, portfolios, social media connectivity and more.

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Who is this course for

This is a hands-on course aimed at any visual artist or designer who wants to publish their work online for promotional and marketing purposes. This course is for beginners but you should be confident doing following on your computer-Opening, saving, copying and moving files, Using the World Wide Web (www) Using a simple Word Processor or text editor and Typing at least 15 words per minute.

What does this course cover

The course is aimed at enabling visual artists to make a portfolio website using the free WordPress.com application. It doesn't involve any coding or using speciality software, simply add your text and images and WordPress themes to set up and customise the look and feel of the site. This course will you the tools to create your own presence online, and the confidence to maintain content and appearance of your site.

Setting up a WordPress.com site
Adding, editing and updating text
Adding media such as photos and videos
Selecting a theme and styling your site
Linking to an online shop

By the end of the course you should be able to:
1. Create a WordPress.com account
2. Create pages and add content
3. Choose a theme and customise
4. Understand how to publicise your site

What will it be like

Each student has their own computer. Presentations will be made using computers, whiteboard, overhead screen and printed notes. Step by step instruction/ demonstration and hands on exercises to practice using WordPress.com. You will have a chance to work on your own web site
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

It would be useful to bring a memory stick with any images and/or text content you wish to use.
You will need an active email account that you can access during the lesson to activate your
WordPress.com account.
You will be able to access your web site outside of class. It is strongly recommended that you practice working with your site between classes.

What this course could lead to

Other website design courses.

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: www.learndirect.co.uk and from the following websites: www.floodlight.co.uk; www.hotcourses.com; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk

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Concessions:

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.’