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Arts and Crafts for Beginners/​Improvers

Course outline

Community courses are “first steps” for adults to learn new skills, develop confidence, meet others in welcoming classroom. The purpose of courses is to support students into further learning or employment (paid or voluntary)

This course is primarily for people who have an interest in arts and crafts and who would like to develop this interest in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. It is suitable for beginners and also for those who wish to improve existing skills.

On the Improvers course we will revisit techniques that were covered in previous courses and strengthen skills and knowledge by applying them to new projects and themes

Course knowledge and skills:

  • Technical skills in a wide range of media, including pencil, charcoal, watercolours, acrylics and collage
  • Observational drawing skills and imaginative drawing skills
  • Composition
  • Colour mixing theory
  • Illustration of a text

You will learn to draw, paint, use your imagination and express your personal interests. You will also learn how to research ideas and how to use what you have found in a creative way.

You should attend regularly and arrive on time to make best progress on course

You will complete a short diary weekly in class time, to record your progress and receive written tutor feedback.

You will use Microsoft Teams whilst on the course. Microsoft Teams is a free, safe online app used by Nottingham College for tutors to contact students.

Using Teams will also enable you to develop and feel confident using digital skills.

How to apply for this course

Apply now and if you need to pay any course fees, or provide evidence if you wish to claim a fee reduction, we will contact you to let you know how to do this.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
Unit 2 Lillington Rd
Bulwell
Nottingham
NG6 8HJ

Start: Monday 9th September 2024

End: Monday 14th October 2024

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Tuition fee: £105

Beginners

Course code: C053956 / Q053957

1 Ambergate Rd
Nottingham
NG8 3GD

Start: Thursday 12th September 2024

End: Thursday 17th October 2024

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Tuition fee: £52.50

Beginners

Course code: C053966 / Q053967

1 Ambergate Rd
Nottingham
NG8 3GD

Start: Thursday 7th November 2024

End: Thursday 12th December 2024

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Tuition fee: £52.50

Improvers

Course code: C053968 / Q053969

Unit 2 Lillington Rd
Bulwell
Nottingham
NG6 8HJ

Start: Monday 11th November 2024

End: Monday 16th December 2024

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Tuition fee: £105

Improvers

Course code: C053958 / Q053959

Dogwood Avenue
Bulwell
Nottingham
NG6 7DL

Start: Wednesday 8th January 2025

End: Wednesday 26th March 2025

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Tuition fee: £77

Beginners

Course code: C052667 / Q052668

Dogwood Avenue
Bulwell
Nottingham
NG6 7DL

Start: Wednesday 23rd April 2025

End: Wednesday 9th July 2025

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Tuition fee: £77

Improvers

Course code: C052669 / Q052670

Qualification

Non-accredited

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you must be aged 19+.

You will complete a weekly “Student Diary” and so ESOL students should be studying at entry 3 or higher to enrol on a Community course taught by non-ESOL tutor.

Teaching & assessment

Tutors will give weekly verbal and written feedback. You will complete a short workbook and set your own personal targets, as well be progressing though the general course learning outcomes. This will help you and your tutors record progression on the course.

Progression

The course tutor and development workers can advise of other learning opportunities within Community faculty or signpost you to courses in other vocational areas of Nottingham College.

You will have the opportunity to receive progression guidance from an external locally based agency “Futures for You” whilst on the course.

If you are interested in progressing onto leisure courses in your chosen subject, you may have opportunities to do so at Nottingham College or be signposted to other leisure courses in the Nottingham area.

Additional information

Basic materials will be provided. Please wear an apron or old clothes to lessons as some materials can stain.