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A Carer's Journey - Art for Relaxation II

Course code: UPZV132P

Subject area: A Carer’s Journey

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Days of week:


Course date:

13th May 2024 - 24th Jun 2024

Course location:


Contact details


01235 555 585

This online course provides an opportunity for carers to explore the beneficial health effects of creating and observing art. For centuries, people used creativity to deal with stress, cope with trauma and improve self-awareness and self-esteem.

This course is delivered Online using Zoom.

Who is this course for?

Any unpaid carer who is looking after someone with a long-term illness, special need or impairment is invited to join this online course.

What the course will cover:

The purpose of this programme is to explore various forms of art and design from different cultures of the world to help us relax. Each week’s programme incorporates different art skills to stimulate different parts of our brain—the best brain anti-aging!

You will need different art materials such as paints (acrylic or watercolour) or colouring pencils or pastels, in 3 to 4 of your favourite colours, brushes, A4 drawing paper or card, any coloured paper such as wrapping paper, cellophane, sugar paper, glue and a pair of scissors. Materials needed for the session will be emailed one week before. The programme will include:

• Africa: emotions inspired by masks

• Greece: Neolithic art inspired the mother ocean

• Holland: hindeloopen inspired flowers

• Tahiti: Polinasian interpretation of colourful earth

• Japan: Ukiyoe inspired mountain path

• Australia: Dreamtime inspired patterns of life painting

Course Outcomes

By participating in this course participants will have the opportunity to:

• explore artistic styles from different cultures of the world

• identify different art skills that stimulate different parts of the brain

• create various pieces of art influenced by artistic styles from across the world

Please note half-term is 27/05/2024.

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

What next?

Enrol on another course that is provided by ‘A Carer’s Journey’ programme.

Entry criteria

This course is provided as part of A Carer's Journey programme that has been developed in partnership with Action for Carers. It is specifically for unpaid carers who are looking after someone who has a long-term illness, special need 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 2023 prior to starting the course.

Fee information

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 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 find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition 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

Qualifications received

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.

Learning & method assessment

The tutor will provide a demonstration followed by learner participation and experimentation. The tutor will offer one-to-one support throughout the course and provide feedback.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be required to measure your progress by completing a RARPA form which represents the Recognition and Recording of your Progress and Achievement.