This new ecourse is aimed at artists and creatives who are stuck, in an artist's block, want to try something new or are looking for inspiration. The course is suitable for most creatives no matter what their preference or medium. The prompts are more in the style of an art and design course and not just – here’s a photo, what would you do with it. We are exploring themes in relation to art, textiles, printing, ceramics, fashion and so on, whatever your discipline is. So each person can take their own artistic journey for each prompt whether that is drawing, painting, textiles, photography or ceramics. The prompt is explored in a monthly booklet that can lead the artist on many different paths they can explore. It is ideal for all levels, even beginners and includes ideas that can be used for drawing, painting, felt, textiles, digital work and more.

What's included in the price?

Each month, you will receive an email with a theme and any of the following a photo word(s) colour resources – such as artists or books to look at Suggestions for materials It’s up to you what you do, how you approach the theme, how much to do. If you want to treat it as a mini-course where you work for a month to produce a piece of work, or just a few minutes here and there. Tutor guidance and access is given throughout – although it is limited to half hour sessions per month apart from the written guidance given. You will also be able to upload work from the course onto a special closed fb page – where we will discuss work, what arose from the theme. If enough people are interested, there could be opportunities to exhibit work, there could also be opportunities for group work. You will be taking part in an art community. You will receive notes, guidance, you will also receive a mini booklet with each monthly inspirational prompt to keep for future reference.

What you will need

You will need to provide your own art materials


52 weeks



Karen Platt

with Craft Courses since 2015

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Karen is a fully qualified and experienced teacher of mixed media and quilting, for groups and individuals of any age. She is a hands-on designer maker of textiles, knitwear and quilts. She has been knitting for over 50 years, designing knitwear for over 30 years. She has designed her own textiles for over 20 years. She began quilting less than 10 years ago but designs all her own quilt patterns. Karen has been a teacher for over 40 years. Holding an Honours degree in Spanish and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, Karen develops unique e-courses in design, colour and texture.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
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This course is taught online