Community Learning – A Creative Journey Around the World

Course overview

In this fun-packed 20 week course you will explore different mediums and materials and learn how they have been used in different cultures across the globe.

You will be looking at and creating your own Japanese Watercolour Paintings, Mola Art Embroidery, Thai Tie Dye, and much more.

Our Community Learning programme offers a series of FREE courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental well-being for adults.You are eligible for these funded places if you are aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) and also meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • either have a mental health condition or difficulty
  • are employed and earning an annual salary less than £17,004 per annum
  • in receipt of state benefit in your own name and unemployed or working and earning less than £338 per month (or £541 for household claims)
  • are a single parent
  • have a social or emotional difficulty

You will learn how art fits in to culture, and how art is used across the globe to represent different groups, communities and countries.

You will create your own artwork and use it to represent and celebrate yourself and your heritage.

This course takes place in our relaxing Merrist Wood Campus, where you will be surrounded by peaceful scenery and spend time with peers creating your very own artwork.

This roll-on-roll-off course spans over 20 weeks across the year. You will take part in two-hour long sessions each week with an expert tutor.

Course Starts in 96 Days
  • 9 January 2023 - 20 March 2023
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Monday
  • 20 Weeks
    • 16-18: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

    • Adult: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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Meet the tutors

We want our learners to feel welcome, safe and at ease when attending our classes, especially if this is your first time attending an adult education class or if you're coming back to education after a break.
If you're interested in one of courses, meet our tutors first! You'll see they have similar passions and interests and, most importantly, the right qualifications to help you make the most of your time and money.