Adult Creative Skills Programmes:
Creative Spark and Creative Pathways
Learning Through the Arts is currently delivering two projects using arts based workshops to instil a variety of creative and soft skills. Work from the Creative Spark sessions was exhibited at the Dugdale Centre, Enfield, in an exhibition arranged and delivered by the participants in December 2020. Work from the Creative Pathways project will be exhibited at a later date.
For good attendance and engagement we may offer the NCFE entry level award in creative craft (Entry 2)
Creative Spark Workshops
Based in Enfield, Creative Spark is an exciting project currently in action. We have already delivered a series of sessions at Green Towers Community Centre in Edmonton Green which have focused on printmaking skills. These sessions will culminate in an exhibition presented by the participants celebrating the work they have produced.
In September we delivered a series of weekly workshop at Green towers Community Centre and in October we delivered six more sessions in Edmonton and one taster session on Saturday the 17th in St Pauls Centre, Enfield. During these sessions we encouraged the development of soft skills through creative sessions.
Creative Spark Participants’ Exhibition
An exhibition of this project was curated by the participants and displayed at the Dugdale Centre, Enfield, from the 3rd – 10th December. Participants wrote captions and a text to introduce the project, created an A2 poster for display in the Dugdale Centre window and supported in installing and de-installing the exhibition.
Creative Pathways Workshops
Based in Coventry, Creative Pathways delivers both art workshops and job skills sessions to adults who are currently unemployed or economically inactive. The programme began in August 2020 with workshops in collage, macramé and portraiture delivered via Zoom and has since continued in person at the Cheylesmore Community Centre through a programme of weekly face-to-face job skills sessions throughout September and October.
In October, we delivered a lino printing workshop in person at the Cheylesmore Community Centre and in November the programme continued online with workshops on bookbinding and self-portraiture. Participants enjoyed taking part in a small, intimate class and commented on how valuable it was to have a space for creativity and interaction.
Creative Pathways continued into 2021 in person at the Brunswick Hub in Leamington Spa. Lino printing, marbling, monoprinting, collage and flower painting sessions were delivered.
“A fabulous range of interesting craft courses delivered in a relaxed, friendly and safe environment. A great way to build skills and confidence. Very helpful tutors. Highly recommended ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”
To join our job skills programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The projects are both funded by the European Social Fund via Groundworks UK.