The HOW CIC are in term 4 of thier creative skills courses.
Four weeks ago we launched our last sessions for 2022 by facilating 6 courses at Weston Artspace for the community to grow and develop skills that they can transfer into skills for life and find opportunities for work.
So far we have created 2 events, 1 being a fashion show to show how cosume making can lead to opportunities for commissioned projects and a table top workshop day for those people who are attending the ‘How to host workshop’ course.
We will be announcing our Recycled Fashion fashion show next week….
We have enjoyed the tie dye skills sessions as it’s enabled the clients to explore techniques that can help them repurpose old fashion and sell the creations they make as a way of becoming self employed aswell as enjoy the process of creating.
The engagement has been inspiring.
It’s been a wonderful 4 weeks and we encourage anyone looking to learn with thier community to engage with us.
These courses were made possible with funding from North Somerset Community Learning.
So much is happening and we want everyone to be part if it,
The HOW CIC has launched 6 new courses to help its community grow..
The Humans of Weston have been busy working on organising the last term of 2022 with a selection of interactive skill building sessions.
With funding from North Somerset Community Learning, the HOW CIC has launched 6 new public open courses and 2 closed groups for our community.
Our 6 open public community courses and workshops are;
Back in August we asked our communtiy what they wanted to learn and what skills they would like to develop to help them grow.
The community wanted us to think about being eco friendly and upcycling nature as well as scrap materials so, with that in mind, Monday mornings at 10am till 12pm at the Weston Artspace we will be hosting: Eco Crafts.
On Tuesday mornings, for 9 weeks, HOW will be facilitating a Costume Making course that will end in a parade of the costumes we make.
The first session will focus on designing a fancy headress whilst talking as a collective about the end of term show.
Tuesdays afternoons will be dedicated to a Creative Skills drop in where people can come to a safe space, enhanced thier creativity and express themselves with different mediums.
Our community wanted colour and informed us they would like to further thier skills in Tie Dye so they can maybe upcycle and sell clothes to better thier future independent work choices.
Wednesday afternoons from 1pm till 3pm, we will be exploring different tie dye techniques including working with tshirts and canvas bags.
With a focus on creative skills; HOW CIC came to understand that our communtiy want skills that can further artistic and creative careers.
HOW hosts and facilates creative workshops and believe assisting other people to host thiers would be a great skillset to develop;
Thursdays at 10am we will work with clients to help them create and design workshops of thier own.
Also a skill that our communtiy wanted to further was thier event hosting skills..
We have designed 8 weeks of course information that will help them produce some events on the 9th week.
1pm till 3pm on Thursdays we will create an event and promote to the wider community.
All of the above courses will be held at Weston Artspace.
Our current focus is to help humans grow skills whilst connecting in a creative and social environment.
We were so happy with so many humans that came to see our creative showcase..
The Humans of Weston showcased the work created by artists that had been on 2 10 week courses; Creative Discovery and Make Your Art Pay.
The Creative Discovery course enabled people to explore different mediums in hopes that they can use skills to improve their social connections and develop transferable skills that they can use as they grow as artist before entering the industry to find work.
Throughout the Discovery course, clients explored Tie Dye, Resin, fluid art, ink work and Macrame.
Make Your Art Pay focused on the next steps of becoming a self employed artist and making a sustainable living for creativty and art.
We were joined by many people who are already established in the community and are doing magical things to shine light on the people of Weston.
HOW focuses on bringing communities together eith an eco friendly twist, and on the 29th September 2022 we opened the doors of the Artspace and were visited by 169 people.
The work we are currently doing is made possible with funding from North Somerset Communtiy Learning who have a remit to assist people taking steps to get back into work and further skills.
We are so thankful that we have been able to create connections amongst communities and help people grow.
Term 4 of our creativtiy starts 17th October….
Stay tuned to our social media for course launch deatils,
We are preparing for our exhibition at Weston Artspace on September 29th..
The HOW Community Interest Company was on its 8th week of its 10 week course term structure and the session was all about finishing work ready for the exhibition at Weston Artspace on September 29th.
Throughout the year, we have worked with more than 500 people, all coming forward to be part of the communtiy projects we host.
The Creative Discovery course focuses on allowing people to connect with thier creative side by developing creative skills and then putting them into practice.
We are passionate about assisting the communtiy to drive us forward and grow ideas that best suit them and what they need from us.
At the end of each of our sessions we ask for feedback about how we can further improve our services and skill sharing sessions so the communtiy feels included into the growth of our organisation.
The feedback we have received was that people enjoy the inclusion and social connections they make from being part of it all and would love us to host another term of interactive and socially engaging projects.
We have been lucky to be funded for some courses and workshops sessions by North Somerset Community Learning who share our ethos about helping people grow skills.
Our humans spoke and we listened…..
Term dates and courses will be announced early October,