WEA Writing Class at Lakeside Arts

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From Inspiration to Finished Piece; the Art of Creative Writing ~ Spring Term 2016

Tutor: Nikki England

Venue: Djanogly Art Gallery ~ ( Meeting Room 1 Box Office) – Lakeside Arts Centre (Visual Arts Studio) University Park,Nottingham,NG7 2RD
Venue Contact:  0115 8232218
Date: Friday 22nd Jan – 12th Feb 2016
Time: 9.45am -3pm
Duration:4 Sessions
FEE: £80.85   Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low-income
Down load the Course outline here:     Lakeside – From Inspiration to Finished Piece; the Art of Creative Writing C2335223  PDF 125KB

To avoid disappointment Enrol online now at:https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2015/CourseInfo.aspx?ActivityID=325078

Sound interesting?
Please contact Caroline on 0115 985 8203 or email ckeep@wea.org.uk

WEA Writing Class at Lakeside Arts Centre – Location, Location, Location

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Location, Location, Location; the Art of Creative Writing

Tutor: Nikki England

Venue: Djanogly Art Gallery ~ ( Meeting Room 1 Box Office) – Lakeside Arts Centre (Visual Arts Studio) University Park,Nottingham,NG7 2RD
Venue Contact:  0115 8232218
Date: Friday 25th Sept – 16th Oct 2015
Time: 9.45am -3pm
Duration:4 Sessions
FEE: £80.85   Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low-income

Course description: Using the artwork in the New China/New Art: Contemporary video art from Shanghai and Hangzhou exhibition as inspiration for a variety of creative writing exercises, the course will look at the art of creative writing. Workshop activities on elements of poetry, memoir and short-story writing will feed into participants’ discussions about their own and others’ creative writing. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing a sense of place in your writing. Class dates are 25th September, 2nd, 9th and 16th October

For more information visit WEA Nottingham Community Involvement

Sound interesting?
Please contact Caroline on 0115 985 8203 or email ckeep@wea.org.uk

Lakeside Writing class – Verbal Imagery

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VERBAL IMAGERY; THE ART OF CREATIVE WRITING ~ SUMMER 2015

Venue: Lakeside Arts Centre – Meeting Room 1, box office

Start date: 24/04/15

Course aims: To encourage participants to explore the art of poetry, fiction and memoir writing, building creative writing confidence and skills; to introduce participants to a range of creative writing ideas, techniques, styles and exercises; to discover inspiration from the Lakeside location and the Richard Hamilton and Justin Mortimer; Word and Image exhibition and how to use imagery with impact.

Class dates are 24th April, 1st, 8th and 15th May.

More info available from http://nottinghamwea.com/2015/02/26/verbal-imagery-the-art-of-creative-writing-summer-2015/

Sound interesting?

Please contact Caroline on 0115 985 8203 or email ckeep@wea.org.uk

WEA Writing Course at Lakeside Arts Theatre

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UNDER THE COVER OF DARKNESS; THE ART OF CREATIVE WRITING ~ AUTUMN TERM 2014

Course title: Under the Cover of Darkness;  the Art of Creative Writing

Course reference: C2333879
Tutor(s): Nikki England
Venue: Djanogy Art Gallery Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park,NG7 2RD
Fee: £101.85
Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income; Evidence must be provided.
Start date 26/09/14
End date:   17/10/14
Day(s)/time(s):Fri 9:45am-3pm
Number of sessions:  4
Hours per session:   5.25

Down load the Course outline here:  Under the Cover of Darkness the Art of Creative writing Tutor Nikki England PDF 168KB

Sound interesting? Please email Caroline ckeep@wea.org.uk

WEA Writing Course – Hidden Themes; The Art of Creative Writing

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HIDDEN THEMES; THE ART OF CREATIVE WRITING ~ SUMMER 2014

Tutor: Nikki England

Venue: Djanogly Art Gallery- Lakeside Arts Centre (Visual Arts Studio) University Park,Nottingham,NG7 2RD
Dates: 16th May -13th June 2014
Time: 9.45am -3pm
Duration:4 Sessions
FEE: £73.50(£66.15 Concessions) Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low-income

Essential materials

None, although a hard-backed notebook for writing exercises on-the-go may be useful.Learners may also find it helpful to have a wallet folder to store handouts and own notes, as well as to store writing materials.

Course aims:

To encourage participants to explore the art of poetry, fiction and memoir writing, building creative writing confidence and skills; to introduce participants to a range of creative writing ideas, techniques, styles and exercises; to discover inspiration from the Lakeside location and Permindar Kaur’s Hiding Out exhibition and to explore ideas around artistic interpretations of personal themes.

Course description:

Using the artwork in the Hiding Out exhibition as inspiration for a variety of creative writing exercises, the course will look at the art of creative writing. Workshop activities on elements of poetry, memoir and short-story writing will feed into participants’ discussions about their own and others’ creative writing. Particular emphasis will be placed on exploring ways of expressing underlying themes within a piece. Course dates will be, 16th and 23rd May and 6th and 13th June with a week off on 30th May for half-term.

Any prior knowledge or entry requirements?

No previous experience necessary

 

Course content:

what topics will the course cover?

• Finding Inspiration

• Writing short fiction

• Writing memoir

• Writing poetry

• Underlying themes

• Editing your own work and critiquing the work of others.

 

Teaching, learning and assessment methods: tick those to be used 

Demonstration

Discussion

Group work

Individual work

Written work

Question and answer

Activity outside class time

Observation

Practical work

 

How will I receive feedback on my learning progress and achievement?

• Peer and tutor comment on written work produced during writing exercises

• Discussion during/after exercises

• Group discussions on work produced

• Individual tutor feedback verbally or via email as required

 

Learning outcomes:

these are the intended outcomes and may be revised in discussion with the class. Students are encouraged to think about and identify their own individual outcomes.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

1.Write a short piece inspired by the local area and/or the Hiding Out exhibition.

2.Be able to read your own and others’ work critically and analytically and have confidence in your ability to do this.

3.Complete and edit a piece of written work (poetry, memoir or fiction)

 

Reading and information sources: Is any reading/preparation essential or desirable?

There is no essential reading or preparation but all reading (particularly of poetry, memoir or short stories) is desirable.

Suggestions for progression to further study or for using the skills and knowledge gained:

Writing courses from other educational establishments (such as Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University)

Creative writing competitions

 

Sound interesting?
Please contact Caroline on 0115 985 8203 or email ckeep@wea.org.uk

WEA Writing Course

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Collecting Words; The Art of Writing

Tutor: Nikki England

Venue: Djanogly Art Gallery- Lakeside Arts Centre (Visual Arts Studio) University Park,Nottingham,NG7 2RD

Dates: Friday 29th November 2013

Time: 9.45am -3pm

Duration:4 Sessions

FEE: £73.50(£66.15Concessions) Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low-income

 

Course aims:

To encourage participants to explore the art of poetry, fiction and memoir writing, building creative writing confidence and skills; to introduce participants to a range of creative writing ideas, techniques, styles and exercises; to discover inspiration from the Lakeside location and the David Ross Collection exhibition and to support an exploration of different genres of creative writing whilst working towards a finished piece (or collection of pieces).

Course description: Using the artwork in the David Ross Collection exhibition as inspiration for a variety of creative writing exercises, the course will look at the art of creative writing. Workshop activities on elements of poetry, memoir and short-story writing will feed into participants’ discussions about their own and others’ creative writing, with the aim of creating a collection of finished written pieces in a variety of individual styles. (Collecting Words; Creating an Anthology of New Writing will provide the opportunity to collect these into an anthology).

Any prior knowledge or entry requirements?

No previous experience necessary

 

Course content: what topics will the course cover?

• Finding Inspiration

• Exploring different genres and styles

• Writing short fiction

• Writing memoir

• Writing poetry

• Editing your own work and critiquing the work of others.

 

Teaching, learning and assessment methods: tick those to be used 

 

Demonstration

Discussion

Group work

Individual work

Written work

Question and answer

Activity outside class time

Observation

Practical work

 

How will I receive feedback on my learning progress and achievement?

• Peer and tutor comment on written work produced during writing exercises

• Discussion during/after exercises

• Group discussions on work produced

• Individual tutor feedback verbally or via email as required

Learning outcomes:

These are the intended outcomes and may be revised in discussion with the class. Students are encouraged to think about and identify their own individual outcomes.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

1. Write a short piece inspired by the local area and/or the David Ross Collection exhibition

2. Be able to read your own and others’ work critically and analytically and have confidence in your ability to do this.

3. Complete and edit a piece of written work (poetry, memoir or fiction)

Reading and information sources: Is any reading/preparation essential or desirable?

There is no essential reading or preparation but all reading (particularly of poetry, memoir or short stories) is desirable.

 

Suggestions for progression to further study or for using the skills and knowledge gained:

Collecting Words; Creating an Anthology of New Writing

Writing courses from other educational establishments (such as Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University)

Creative writing competitions

 

Sound interesting?

Please contact Caroline on 0115 985 8203 or email ckeep@wea.org.uk

WEA Nottingham Community Involvement

Cathartic Expression or Artistic Output? The Art of Creative Writing.

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Autumn Term Writing Course

Cathartic Expression or Artistic Output? The Art of Creative Writing ~ Autumn Term 2013

 

C2331964

 

Tutor: Nikki England

Venue: Lakeside Arts Centre (Visual Arts Studio) University Park,Nottingham,NG7 2RD

Dates: Friday 20th September 2013

Duration:4 Sessions

£70.00 (£63.00 Concessions) Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low-income

 

Course blurb:

Using the artwork in the Art and the Asylum: Creativity and the Evolution of Psychiatry exhibition as inspiration for a variety of creative writing exercises, the course will look at the art of writing. Workshop activities on elements of memoir and short-story writing will feed into participants’ discussions about their own and others’ creative writing. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of the reader – are we writing for an audience or for ourselves? Is it cathartic expression or artistic output?

 

If this is your first WEA course this year, please read the Learning Agreement on the back of your enrolment form. If you have already attended a WEA course this year, you will have already accepted a Learning Agreement. This applies to all the courses you take this year. You should retain the tear off copy of the agreement.

 

Course aims

• to encourage participants to explore the art of fiction and memoir writing, building creative writing confidence and skills

• to discover inspiration from the Lakeside location and the Art in the Asylum exhibition

• to explore the difference between personal/therapeutic writing and writing for an audience

Topics to be covered

• Finding Inspiration

• Character Development

• Location/Setting

• Plot – action and resolution

• Writing memoir

• Therapeutic writing verses writing for an audience

Learning outcomes

As a result of this course it may be possible for you to:

• Write a short piece inspired by the local area and/or the Art in the Asylum exhibition

• Be able to read your own and others’ work critically and analytically and have confidence in your ability to do this

• Explain the difference between therapeutic writing and writing for an audience

Teaching/learning methods • Exercises in specific writing tasks

• Tutor input

• Learner input

• Discussion and comment

• Read through

• Writing tasks set as ‘homework’ as negotiated and agreed with individual learners

• One-to-one or email tutorials as required

Assessment methods

• Written work produced during writing exercises

• Observation and discussion during/after exercises

• Comments concerning own work

• Comments concerning others’ work

• Written work produced by end of course

Previous learning required No previous experience necessary

 

Recommended books, materials or equipment

None, although a hard-backed notebook for writing exercises on-the-go may be useful.

There may be some background reading tasks set as ‘homework’, as agreed with learners

Learners may also find it helpful to have a wallet folder to store handouts and own notes, as well as to store writing materials.

 

Progression

The tutor can provide you with information about what you can do next with the WEA and other local providers. A Giving Information and Advice County Leaflet is available with useful local information. What Next? leaflets are available from your tutor or Programme Organiser to help you with your choices. If you would like to discuss what options are available or how to obtain guidance, please contact your Programme Organiser.

 

Financial help

If you need help with paying for registration fees or childcare, you may be entitled to financial support. Ask your tutor for more information. We will treat all requests confidentially and with respect in accordance with our Learner Support Policy. (See Services for Learners leaflet.)

 

Help with learning

If you have a disability or learning difficulty, let us know as early as possible so that we can make arrangements to provide you with support. We will treat requests for help confidentially and with respect. Ask your tutor for more information. If you prefer, contact your Regional Office and ask to speak to someone about learning support. (See Services for Learners leaflet.)

 

Help with English, Maths or Study Skills

You are also entitled to extra help and support with English, Maths or Study Skills. Ask you tutor for more information. If you prefer, contact your Regional Office and ask to speak to someone about help with English, Maths or Study Skills.

 

Sound interesting?

Please contact Caroline on 0115 985 8203 or email ckeep@wea.org.uk