Venture into the world of arts and crafts. Dip your filbert brush into the paint pot, spin the snuggest yarn with knitting classes and transform greying rooms into spaces of luxury with a wave of your interior design wand. Get artier than Rolf Harris armed with an easel and craftier than a seasoned Blue Peter presenter when you learn arts and crafts.
What are the main things I’ll learn?
What you learn depends on which course you choose. There are plenty to pick from, including watercolour painting classes, cartoon courses and sculpture classes. However, one thing we can be sure of is that you’ll get to burn your creative fuel whichever course or class you choose to take. There’s definitely something for everyone from gritty, urban artists to arty homemaker types and earthy, quirky craft lovers.
What equipment will I need?
Again, the equipment you’ll require will be dependent on whichever arts and crafts course or class you take. It’s always a good idea to check whether or not a course provides you with the materials you’ll need or whether you’ll have to provide them yourself. If you were to take a painting course, for example, you might find that the tools you need for it (paint, brushes, canvasses etc) will be provided by your course provider. However, if you find that materials are not included in the cost, it’s possible that you’ll be expected to supply the basic equipment yourself – details of which should be outlined by your course provider.
What will I get out of it?
For many people, arts and crafts are an outlet for their creativeness; a chance to forget the rules and restrictions of the daily grind. There’s no definitive method when it comes to arts and crafts, no wrong or right, just the freedom to be experimental. So, you might find that aside from gaining a general enjoyment borne out of an interest for being artistic, you’ll also get a release from boundaries when you learn arts and crafts.