Duration: 10 weeks
This course introduces two health and wellbeing activities that provide and nurture calmness and well-being within learners that they can carry with them into their daily lives. This 10-week beginner’s course introduces learners to Art for Relaxation and Feldenkrais. Painting lowers stress and leaves us feeling mentally clear and calm while Feldenkrais seeks to improve comfort and skill in movement, raising awareness of breathing and posture.
This course is aimed at learners with mild to moderate learning difficulties and or disabilities, aged 25 and over. No previous knowledge or qualifications are required. You will need an interview before enrolment can take place to ensure your needs can be met and supported appropriately for you to succeed. Please refer to Contact Information below.
You will explore colour, painting techniques and the relaxing and expressive qualities of painting in a small group and experience the benefits of painting for relaxation and wellbeing. You will also learn to pay attention to the way you move and hold yourself through Feldenkrais by carrying out sequences of movements slowly and gently while developing your awareness.
Each activity lasts five weeks each, during which time you will be guided by your teacher and practise your new skills in a small group. We will provide the resources needed for the course including frames for your artwork. You will be encouraged to practise some of the Feldenkrais movements at home or anywhere you feel comfortable, to gain the health benefits it provides.
Assessment takes place using a variety of methods including presenting the skills you develop in your small group and sharing your thoughts about your development with your teacher. There are no exam style assessments, but you will complete tasks to demonstrate your new skills. You will receive a WM College certificate on successful completion of the course.
You will spend time talking through your next steps and progression with your teacher. On completion of your course, you will be able to enrol onto another of our Supported Learning courses and or progress onto a mainstream college course. Your teacher will help you to explore all suitable options.
WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
Before you enrol you need to come and meet our team, so we can assess your needs and ensure we have the right support in place for you. To book a meeting, please call 020 7258 4752 or email email@example.com