Who is this course for?
Suitable for anyone. This is a course for all abilities.
Using a range of materials and techniques – colourful fabrics, natural and found resources like plants and foliage, craft materials, recycled décor and even costume jewellery; weave, plait, twist, thread and stick to make gorgeous handmade festive garlands for your home or to give as unique gifts.
Working in a supportive atmosphere, get into the festive spirit and produce some truly creative pieces to decorate your home or delight friends and relatives.
Support and feedback
Demonstration and instruction from tutor. One to one support as appropriate. Ongoing review of set tasks and outcomes through discussion with tutor and group.
Informal talks and feedback and a short learning plan to complete.
Additional costs and requirements
An apron or old clothes to work in as different materials can be messy.
If you have any particular items you would like to use in making your wreath you can bring these with you. We will provide all the greenery and some decoration.
No entry requirements.
You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged 19 or over on 31st August 2019 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.”
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
In order to progress at a pace you are comfortable with and to get the best from the course you may wish to continue work or practice techniques between sessions. The tutor may set some optional tasks for individuals or the whole group, both within the sessions and to do in your own time.
About the tutor
Franca Westaway has been teaching art and design since she came to the South West in the 1990s. Franca is passionate about helping others to gain creative skills and confidence, whatever their area of interest. She has a wide range of experience both in schools and with people of all ages within the community and is particularly keen on 3D and practical techniques across many materials and disciplines.