||Overview of Craft
Craft can include a very broad range of areas including quilting, making handmade cards, jewellery making, painting and drawing, mosaics and pottery. Usually studied as a craft short course for leisure, anybody can enrol.
Although generally craft courses are studied as short courses, you can also study a specialised craft course such as a visual arts certificate or contemporary craft advanced diploma. These craft courses vary in length and graduates will generally learn the specifics of painting, print media, digital art, ceramics and sculpture.
Courses are also available in a range of craft subjects, including jewellery making, drawing classes and pottery classes.
If you decide that a craft short course is something that you would like to do then you will be able to learn and experiment at your own pace, in your own time usually at community leisure centres or art and craft workshops.
Careers in Craft
If a general craft certificate or advanced diploma is studied, then students will be qualified to become an artist, craftsperson and will have the basic groundings as an art curator.
Often a craft short course will help you gain the skills to making crafts such as handmade cards where you will often have the opportunity to display and potentially sell your craft at craft fairs.
Of course, you will need to have your own crafts supplies to do so but once you know the basics of how to create your craft, you can follow your own creativity and inspiration to make almost anything.
Skills needed in Craft
No matter whether you study a short course, or study for a qualification in craft, it’s ideal if you are the creative type and innovative. It’s also helpful if you’re good at learning new techniques.
There are often many different skills involved in making and creating particular crafts. Whether it’s jewellery making or quilting, it takes skill to initially learn the basics but once it’s learnt, it can become a very enjoyable hobby.
Fine Arts & Crafts