The aim of this course is to build artistic skills, confidence, develop creativity and generate new ideas for those working, or wishing to work, with community groups. Each course lasts for 12 weeks. With no formal qualifications necessary, it is accessible to anyone with an interest in arts & crafts. To see pictures of previous courses in action and artworks created visit our Arts Gallery!
This training programme has been carefully developed over several years in conjunction with artist Anna O’Kane, who has a wealth of experience as a community artist.
Module 1 comprises of two comprehensive units, exploring basic visual language, and creative craft skills including felt making and model making.
Module 2 comprises of three units including fabric decoration, mosaic and sculpture from found materials.
Module 3 broadens the range of artistic skills learned in on previous modules and has four units to explore additional craft skills such as paper making, building 3D sculptures, glass painting, and develops workshop presentation & delivery skills.
Each Module is a stand alone course, with no requirement to have completed one before embarking on another. All three modules together will add up to a very comprehensive Community Arts & Crafts Training for anyone wishing to develop new skills without previous experience or artistic qualifications. For more information download the Community Arts & Crafts Course Overview.
Participants are assessed at the end of each module. Activities range from group discussion to the production of artifacts. The course is very practical with a ‘hands on’ approach. A journal is also compiled alongside practical work to record the development of ideas. A certificate from Play Resource is awarded on successful completion of the course, along with an exhibition of students work.