'Crafty Class' creativity as Work Education students build micro businesses
Monday, 2 August 2021
Creativity is flowing in the art rooms in Building W as students completing Certificate I in Work Education set up their micro businesses. In addition to setting up a small business each, the students are working on a class business that they’ve aptly named ‘Crafty Class’.
Participants in Crafty Class are being mentored by local artist Kurt Saggers (The Cat’s Pyjamas) who has inspired and motivated the students, providing advice on everything from coming up with initial ideas and crafting jewellery, to marketing and packaging the end products.
Disability Programs teacher at Wodonga TAFE, Rebecca Schulz, said the students are working towards being able to hold an on-campus pop-up shop later in the year. "You will be seeing their products early in Term 4 in their pop-up shop, alongside products from local businesses."
"Crafty Class will be specialising in brightly coloured earrings and keyrings", said Rebecca, "As well as the focus on their small businesses, this project has also been a great way to see how we can use the flow of creativity to improve mental health and cope with stress."
Click here to find out more about Certificate I in Work Education and Wodonga TAFE's Disability Programs.