Core Pathway - Employability and Personal Development - Personal Development
Training Provider
Career Seekers Direct Limited
Our mission is to raise aspirations, develop skills and make valuable connections. Our value statement says we are credible, knowledgeable, personable, supportive and collaborative. skilled and professionally qualified team have had previous roles which include teachers, HR Managers, Career Advisers, Coaches and Youth Workers. We have vast experience of working in the utility, hospitality and catering, health & social care, secondary and higher education, charities and manufacturing sectors.
Provider Contact
Eva Harrison
Provider Email
Provider Number
0345 5480080
Course Name
Art & Design
Organisation Website
Course Description
A course that provides the opportunity to work with a variety of materials and techniques to produce creative pieces, both in 2D and 3D. Work will be created by exploring a range of ideas including personal inspirations and interests. Touching upon these core elements of art: Line, Colour, Value, Shape 2D , Form 3D, Space, Texture.

The main aim of the course is to support students to develop their self-esteem and enjoyment of learning through creative work. The creative subjects help to develop many different skills including problem solving; critical thinking, analysing, self-expression, resilience and innovation.

Session 1 - Origami Corner Book marks - colour, shape, space, form, texture

Overview - A fairly simple paper craft and origami fold creating a useable object.

Skills: Composition, copying and recreating, problem solving, creative thinking to make original designs, attention to detail, observation, cutting and marking

Sessions 2 - Op Art – Optical Illusion - line, value, colour, shape

Overview - Creation of a piece of 3D optical illusion art in the form of a cone drawing in black and white using shading and highlighting techniques to bring the illusory effect to life.

Skills: Pencil and marker skills, Creating shadows and highlights, 1 point perspective, accuracy, accurate line marking,

Session 3 - Air Drying clay Part 1 - form, shape, texture

Overview - 3D modelling session over 2 parts. The first part covers working with air drying clay and creating the sculpture

Skills: Modelling, using tools, hand control, delicate work, detailed work, observation skills, forward planning, problem solving.

Session 4 - Air drying clay Part 2 - colour, form, value

Overview- Finishing the 3D pieces. Sanding, sealing and painting.

Skills: Finishing skills, refining, quality control, hand skills, creative choices, Brush skills, colour application and mixing, sanding skills, delicate work

Session 5 - Illuminated writing - colour, line, value, space, shape

Overview - Looking at medieval examples and modern art texts such as graffiti. Examining at how the letters are decorated. Exploring fonts and styles that could be adapted to create illuminated letter of their own initial.

Skills: Tracing, brush techniques, colour mixing and application, enlarging, control of paint medium, fine brush work, composition

Session 6 - Cards, greetings cards - colour, space, shape, line, texture, form

Overview - Bringing together skills learnt throughout the other sessions to create set of greetings cards that are good enough to give or sell at a charity school sale.

Skills: Composition, quality control, creative thinking, idea generation, product design, problem solving, design research, application of technique.
Qualification (If Applicable)
Engagement only
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Ofsted Registered
15 Arches, Spon End, Coventry CV1 3JQ
How to Apply
Daily Rate of £110
Coventry Alternative Provision