Art journal matters
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. It is for anyone who is being supported on a day-to-day basis, but who is hoping to be more independent in their daily life. You will be looking to take part in fun activities and learn new skills in creative art ideas and improve your speaking and listening skills. Complete beginners are welcome.
You will be learning in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment, amongst friends. This course will cover a range of activities including taking part in discussions, give your opinions and listen very carefully to instructions to make your own book and turn it into an individual art journal with words and your beautiful artworks. You can also make new friends and find out about how to get involved in other opportunities and courses.
Support and feedback
You will be supported throughout the course and your tutor will work with you to check your progress and agree what you need to do to achieve the results that you want.
Additional costs and requirements
There are no entry requirements and you do not need to bring anything as all materials will be supplied. However, you might want to bring an apron to protect your clothes.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Not unless you would like to. If you would then you could practice some of your writing skills in your own time.
About the tutor
Barbara Kernick is a tutor working with independent living groups for Learn Devon teaching Drama, Shopping and Independence. Prior to this she worked as a literacy and numeracy tutor and a Skills for Life Coordinator. She has been teaching adults for over 20 years and is a senior practitioner and Internal Verifier.
Before teaching she ran her own business and has been involved in various voluntary roles but now her six grandchildren take up most of her spare time.
“I enjoy encouraging learners to achieve more than they thought they were able to and to surprise themselves”.
Barbara Kernick, Independent Living Tutor, Learn Devon