Creative Woodwork for Wellbeing

It is well documented that taking part in creative activities and learning new skills can support positive mental health and wellbeing. The practical and creative techniques and skills learnt on this course will support your positive mental health and wellbeing. Learn how to safely work with reclaimed wood and hand build new, and useful items for yourself or others. After the course you could enrol on other wood or nature focussed courses and learn further mindful artistic skills and techniques. Course Aims - What you will learn: This course is specifically for those who would like to support positive wellbeing through learning woodworking skills and exploring the use of recycled wood to make items. The course is aimed at people who are beginners to woodworking. It will cover the basics of working safely with wood as a material. On this course you will learn about: Safe use of common hand tools Reclaiming wood \tab How to measure wood for a project Creating items from reclaimed wood \tab Simple joints and fixings As well as learning the core skills, by working in a small group with your tutor, you will also develop wider skills such as Confidence building Team Working Communication skills Study skills How you will be taught, and your understanding checked: All tools and materials required to achieve the course goals will be provided by us. The tutor will demonstrate techniques and the safe use of each tool that students will be using. Students will then attempt to make an item themselves with tutor support. Students are expected to attend all sessions, and if they can't make it to inform the class tutor or centre as soon as possible. Students are expected to record their learning and progress with the support of their tutor. Google Classroom will be used to support students learning. Access to this will be sent to you and we will support you to use it. The tutor will work with you to understand what you already know and what you want to achieve. They will agree a learning plan with you to work towards. The tutor will talk to you about your progress and will give you feedback to help you to continue to develop your skills and knowledge. The course will be a taught in a small group of no more than ten and you will be fully supported by your tutor. The sessions will take place outside or in our wood workshop. Progression - What you will be able to do next: On successful completion of the course, your tutor will talk to you about your progress and achievements. They will help you to decide what to do next, for example: Continue your studies and work towards a formal qualification Start to learn another subject Look for work or volunteering opportunities Use your skills in your everyday life

This course starts on Mon, Feb 19, 2024 and ends on Mon, Mar 18 2024
The start time is 10:00 AM and the finish time is 04:00 PM (6 hours)

At: Hollybush Conservation Centre
Broad Lane

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Adults aged 19+. Individuals who want to improve their health and wellbeing.
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