A Carer's Journey - Art for Relaxation

Course code: UCZS122P

Subject area: A Carer’s Journey

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

2:00pm - 3:00pm


20th Apr 2021 - 25th May 2021

Off Site

Contact details


01235 555 585

The beneficial effects of creating and observing art on our health are well-documented. For centuries, people used creativity to deal with stress, cope with trauma and improve self-awareness and self-esteem. The purpose of this programme is to introduce various forms of simple art techniques inspired by some of the famous artists to help us relax while treating ourselves with a ‘wow’ effect creation each week. Each week’s programme also incorporates different art skills to stimulate different parts of our brain—the best brain anti-ageing!

For this programme, you will need different art materials such as paints (acrylic or watercolour paints) -3 or 4 of your favourite colours will be enough and brushes, paper (A4 drawing paper or card), coloured paper (any coloured paper/recycling wrapping paper/cellophane/sugar paper etc), glue and a pair of scissors. If you don't have paints, you can use pastels or colouring pencils. Hopefully most things can be found lying around at home--please do not buy everything! Materials which will be needed for the session will be emailed one week before the session. Please see below for the course programme:- Colour to reflect emotions and peripheral nerve system / Emma Bridgewater style (finger paint /book cover) - Colour and emotional literacy/ Rothko style (brush painting/a wall art) - Brain exercise: tracing the pattern and fine motor skills/Matisse style (shape art/a wall art) - Brain exercise: 3D shapes and fine motor skills/ Origami art (paper folding/ card making) - Deduction skills and visualization/ Home-sweet-home (collage/card making) - Feel good colour and message/ Affirmation poster (paint + cut out letter/card making).

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

This course is provided as part of A Carer's Journey programme that has been developed in partnership with Action for Carers and is specifically for people who are looking after someone who has a long term illness or impairment.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.