Textiles: Craft for Wellbeing - Introduction

Course details

A set of short courses focusing on craft techniques to improve and focus on wellbeing aimed at beginners with little or no experience of craft skills. The courses are designed to promote wellbeing, tackle isolation whilst bringing the therapeutic benefits of craft and building a sense of community online with a shared subject interest. We have specialist tutors to deliver the content and learners will benefit from the shared knowledge and community craft experience.  

What to expect from the course

You will explore various traditional craft techniques such as weaving, knitting and crochet. The process of making and working with our hands has been shown to have beneficial effects, both on our mental and physical wellbeing. Crafting can create a sense of calm, whilst stimulating the brain as we learn a new skill, giving us a great sense of achievement.

It can also be a fun social activity, enabling us to interact with others, sharing sewing ideas and chatting about our day.

Why study with BAES Arts?

You will develop an understanding of how to position your career goals within the creative sector across the creative industries. 

  • Develop practical Art skills, experiment with methods, techniques and processes.
  • Learn how to kick-start your career in this industry, exploring design concepts and build wider knowledge within the Arts. 
  • Our short courses can provide an introduction to key foundation skills needed to enable you to progress onto more in depth courses

Entry requirements

Interest in the Creative Arts. No formal entry requirements

Career pathways

Further education courses in Art and Design, Craft, Culture

Initial course resources / Additional cost

Tools and equipment are available for your use at the Centre. However, you may need to purchase some tools and materials for your project, this will be discussed with your Tutor if required.

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