Arts & Crafts

Level: Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Understand Arts¬†& Crafts for personal interest or as a foundation for further study
  • Be awarded the BSY Certificate of Competence

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

In these days of increasing leisure opportunities, many people are turning to Arts and Crafts for creative satisfaction and also as a way of embellishing the home, or making distinctively individual gifts. This exciting new course is designed to give a thorough grounding in many diverse techniques, to give confidence during those first steps into a new activity, and to stimulate fresh ideas for your own creativity.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • Personalised Stationery
      • Glued Envelopes
      • Folded Envelopes
      • Stationery Holder
  • Lesson Two
    • Party Accessories
      • Place Name Cards
      • Napkin Rings
      • Favours
      • Cake Bags
      • Champagne Bottle Labels
      • Confetti
  • Lesson Three
    • Greetings Cards
      • Twist-Out Cards
      • Other Cards
      • Photo Cards
      • Pop-Up Cards
  • Lesson Four
    • Wall Murals
      • Ideas for Your Walls
  • Lesson Five
    • Drawing and Cartooning (Caricaturing)
      • Methods
      • Face
      • Ears
      • Mouths
      • Eyes
      • Noses
  • Lesson Six
    • Drawing and Cartooning (Media and Methods)
      • Paints
      • Pencils
      • Other Stick Media
      • Methods (Continued)
      • Hands
      • Feet
  • Lesson Seven
    • Clay Moulding
      • Equipment and Materials
      • Method
  • Lesson Eight
    • Ribbons, Bows and Flowers
      • Method for Making Large Decorative Bows
      • Paper Flowers
      • Carnations
      • Roses
      • Serviette Flowers and Other Folds
  • Lesson Nine
    • Gift Boxes and Decoupage ¬†
      • Two-Piece Box
      • Flat Gift Holder
      • Decoupage
  • Lesson Ten
    • Building a Photograph Album/Scrapbook/Portfolio
      • Photograph Album
      • Decorations
      • Scrap Books
      • Portfolios
      • The Ideal Present!

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.