Our craft courses will teach you a range of creative skills you can use to start a small business making and selling your own unique products. They're also a great way to improve your dexterity, meet new people and develop an interest.
This course is taught by a professional beader. You will learn a variety of beading techniques using both thread and wire, to design and make embellishments for clothing, Accessories, jewellery and soft furnishings. Project work will be graded according to learners existing skills and previous experience.
By the end of this course you will be able to: Use bead threading techniques Use bead embroidery techniques Use wired beading techniques You will also study and develop good practice in: How to use materials safely, and achieve a professional finish The global, historical and political background of the subject The principles of design and colour theory A study of historical and contemporary beadwork Compiling a personal reference file.
You will agree a course outline for the term, and each week the lesson will consist of a group mini lecture/demo, and small group, pairs and individual practise and sample work. There is an emphasis on student research and sharing of ideas, and practise at home is encouraged, although not essential.
Teacher feedback, Individual learning plans, Student and peer self-assessment, Course file appraisal.
For students with previous experience of beading at any level or complete beginners.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
Art and Art History
Fashion and Textiles Design
Floristry and Gardening
Graphic Design and Web Design