Creative Wellbeing: Printmaking Techniques

Course Overview

Participating in creative activities is well known to improve your mental wellbeing. Relax and de-stress on this short course, whilst exploring a range of simple printmaking techniques to create unique and personal artworks. Suitable for all levels of abilities including those who have never engaged in creative activities before.

As an extra treat, Lancashire Adult Learning will be posting a pack out to you, containing the main resources you will need to take part in this course.

The course is 2 hours per week/session and is delivered over 2 weeks

What Will I Learn and How Will I be Learning?

This short course focuses on the benefits of taking part in practical Printmaking based creative activities. Linked to the 5 Ways to Wellbeing: Give, Connect, Take Notice & Keep Learning.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

1. Create a range of prints, sharing your views and ideas about your work and the work of others

2. Identify materials used for printmaking, how to use them and recognise different printmaking processes

3. Develop skills to improve your wellbeing focussed around the 5 ways to Wellbeing and learn techniques to re-visit in the future

4. Experiment with a range of materials in a range of contexts to develop unique artwork

5. Use ICT to interact in class, share your work and reflect on your learning and work created

6. Engage in and contribute to a group discussion on printmaking techniques and respond to questions

This course also contains accredited units from Open Awards:

1 Exploring Art E2

2 Using ICT to Communicate E2

3 Engage in Discussion E1

These units are blended into the core content of the course and learners will create evidence for the unit criteria by completing tasks and practical activities as planned by the course teacher. Certification for these units will be provided upon successful completion of the course.

Entry Requirements

In order to attend the course, learners should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English at Entry Level 3 and above.  

You can take part with no prior knowledge or experience and all activities will be demonstrated by the teacher.

Learners will also need a basic level of IT skills to be able to access the course and follow online instructions. If training or support is needed, please enquire about our free ICT courses.

Learners will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet device with access to the internet.  

All devices should have a camera, sound and a microphone so they are able to interact with their teacher and peers during the course. 

The course will be delivered online using Zoom and learners will be sent the join details and links prior to the course. This online platform can be accessed via an app on a smart phone, tablet or iPad or alternatively via the website:

• https://www.zoom.us

All learners will need to enrol online prior to any course starting through the college’s online enrolment portal: https://enrol.lal.ac.uk/

Partners - direct enrolment links to specific courses will be provided.

What Can I Do Next?

This course has been designed as a One-off, however if you would like to attend further courses to boost your wellbeing with Lancashire Adult Learning please visit our website:

https://www.lal.ac.uk/what-we-do/health-wellbeing/

Lancashire Adult Learning run a range of courses, for more information please see the latest course brochure for details, or visit our website:

https://www.lal.ac.uk/what-we-do/

If you require in-depth advice on progression opportunities or guidance on career choices please contact our Information, Advice, Guidance and Careers Advisers on 0333 0031717 or e-mail to iag&careers@lal.ac.uk

For general information about other courses, contact us on the same number or check out the website www.lal.ac.uk

Additional Information

So the course can start on time, it’s important to be ready to join your online course 5 – 10 minutes prior to the official start time.

The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting students with a variety of learning needs in different ways. Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information telephone 0333 0031717 or email als@lal.ac.uk

Lancashire Adult Learning will be posting a resource pack out to you, containing all of the resources you will need to take part in this course.

Learners will also need:

• PVA glue

• Scrap cardboard

• String or wool (any colour or type)

• Scissors

• Sponge (any!)

• Paint brush

• Scrap paper

• The teacher will send a more detailed list of any other equipment needed after enrolment.

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Please note that our courses are eligible for adults aged 19+ who live in Lancashire. Find out more here.

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