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Abstract art matters

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be using a wide range of media, paint, fabrics, plastics, glitter, ribbons and feathers to make your unique abstract Art paintings. One of the paintings will be a ‘mega’ sized group work that… More

Abstract painting

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be exploring mark-making and the emotional effects of colour. Study works on paper and a final finished larger canvas More

Aluminium jewellery: earrings & pendants

Posted on: 10 July 2019

On this course you will learn how to make a unique aluminium jewellery, this may include pendants and earrings. You will learn how to colour and decorate aluminium using different dyes and printing processes, you… More

Aluminium jewellery: make a bangle workshop

Posted on: 10 July 2019

On this course you will learn how to make a unique aluminium decorated bangle. You will learn how to colour and decorate aluminium using different dyes and printing processes. You will also learn how to… More

Autumn and winter craft matters

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be taught in a small, friendly and supportive group where you will have the opportunity to gain confidence and make new friends. You will explore a variety of different materials and craft techniques… More

Basic computer skills for jobseekers

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will: Know how to stay safe when using a computer for job searching Improve your mouse and keyboard skills Use a word processor to create documents Use the spelling and grammar check tools Use… More

Beach huts workshop

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be using wood, associated tools, paint and recycled fabric to make your beach hut. More

Ceramics

Posted on: 10 July 2019

On this course you will learn how to make objects in clay, this may be decorative pieces, such as a window or garden decoration, or functional objects such as bowls and vessels. You will learn… More

Christmas crafts matters workshop

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be printing your own Christmas wrapping paper using decorative stamps. You will also make your own gift tags and decorations for the Christmas tree. You will be taught in a small, friendly and… More

Christmas traditions

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be discovering the stories of St Nicholas and Krampus, the inspiration for Father Christmas and the naughty and nice lists. You will be making a Stocking, mask, elf and wreath. More

Christmas wreath making

Posted on: 10 July 2019

During the session, you will be selecting from a variety of fabrics to create a rag wreath, which will then be embellished with traditional Christmas ornamentation, such as holly, cones and baubles. More

Christmas wreath making

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will use greenery from your garden, baubles and fabric scraps to make a wreath to decorate your front door or home for Christmas. More

Continuous line drawing and wire heads

Posted on: 10 July 2019

This course is based on the ‘face’ and you will be making a series of drawings using a continuous line technique. The drawings will range from a 3-minute study to a 15 second drawing, including… More

Creating with textiles matters

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will learn some simple skills to make great things using textiles. This will include a textile picture frame, and a fabric covered journal. Cover a simple card template with fabric then decorate it with… More

Creative mosaics

Posted on: 10 July 2019

During the 4 sessions, you will be using a mixture of small, glass tiles and treasured bits of crockery to create a decorative panel. You will be working onto board using tile adhesive and grout. More

Digital photography tricks and techniques

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Taking part in guided photo shoots with tutor support and suggestions on tricks and techniques to improve your end results. Images will then be downloaded, viewed and feedback given by tutor about how they can… More

Digital skills for employment

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Access the Internet. Go to various web sites. Learn how to carry out searches to find information. Save sites for future access. Tweak your C.V. More

Digital skills for self employment

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be working with your tutor to locate and access online facilities for those seeking to begin self-employment More

Drawing and painting

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be drawing from both ‘still life’ and your imagination, using measurement, perspective, mark making and composition. You will be using the type of paint you have chosen. You will produce at least two… More

Drawing skills

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be drawing from both ‘still life’ and your imagination, using measurement, perspective, mark making and composition. More

Driftwood art

Posted on: 10 July 2019

During the course, you will learn how to use driftwood for weaving, using wire and plastic bags. These can then be embellished and decorated with shells and beads to create interesting garden ornaments More

English GCSE

Posted on: 10 July 2019

What will I be doing? You will develop your skills in understanding, analysing and interpreting a variety of texts. Developing the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively when writing. Learning how to use a… More

Festive Wreaths

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be guided, by our parent tutor, through the processes needed to make your uniquely designed fabric wreath. The session is designed to promote working with your child/ren in a supportive setting where your… More

Improve your English: join at any time

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Courses cover different levels and include the skills of communication, reading and writing used in everyday situations such as * contributing to formal discussion of ideas and opinions * interpreting meaning in sentences * planning… More

Improve your English: join at any time

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Courses cover different levels and include the skills of communication, reading and writing used in everyday situations such as * contributing to formal discussion of ideas and opinions * interpreting meaning in sentences * planning… More

Improve your English: join at any time

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Courses cover different levels and include the skills of communication, reading and writing used in everyday situations such as * contributing to formal discussion of ideas and opinions * interpreting meaning in sentences * planning… More

Improve your English: join at any time

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Courses cover different levels and include the skills of communication, reading and writing used in everyday situations such as * contributing to formal discussion of ideas and opinions * interpreting meaning in sentences * planning… More

Improve your maths: join at any time

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Courses cover different levels and include – Numbers and their use in everyday problems Use of mathematical notation Simple equations and graphs Shape and space Symmetry Area and Volume Statistics and probability More

Improve your maths: join at any time

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Courses cover different levels and include – Numbers and their use in everyday problems Use of mathematical notation Simple equations and graphs Shape and space Symmetry Area and Volume Statistics and probability More

Improve your maths: join at any time

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Courses cover different levels and include – Numbers and their use in everyday problems Use of mathematical notation Simple equations and graphs Shape and space Symmetry Area and Volume Statistics and probability More

Improving your confidence for jobseekers

Posted on: 10 July 2019

We will explore reasons for lack of confidence and understand the impact of this. We will develop a range of techniques to restore confidence (such as positive thinking; assertive behaviour; dealing with criticism/mistakes or stress;… More

Improving your confidence for jobseekers

Posted on: 10 July 2019

We will explore reasons for lack of confidence and understand the impact of this. We will develop a range of techniques to restore confidence (such as positive thinking; assertive behaviour; dealing with criticism/mistakes or stress;… More

Introduction to wet felt making

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Using wool fibres, you will make a felt picture or felt scarf. More

ITQ for jobseekers

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be working on online and paper based materials under the guidance of your tutor to develop your skills in three modules: Word, Excel, and Using the Internet. When you are ready, you will… More

ITQ for jobseekers

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be working on online and paper based materials under the guidance of your tutor to develop your skills in three modules: Word, Excel, and Using the Internet. When you are ready, you will… More

Landcapes through your lens

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Taking part in guided photo shoot with tutor support and suggestions on ways you can produce outstanding views. Images will then be downloaded, viewed and feedback given by tutor about how they can be improved More

Maths GCSE

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will develop your skills, learn and explore mathematical topics and improve understanding. The course follows the syllabus for the foundation tier of Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (2015). The latest GCSEs have a grading system from… More

Maths GCSE

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will develop your skills, learn and explore mathematical topics and improve understanding. The course follows the syllabus for the foundation tier of Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (2015). The latest GCSEs have a grading system from… More

More Abstract painting

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will design the size and shape of your painting. This will be cut from plywood and stretched over with cotton duck canvas and primed. This will form the base for your painting in acrylic… More

More watercolour painting for beginners

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will produce a minimum of two finished paintings, one based on a still life arrangement and the other using an image that you like and bring in as a starting point. Techniques used will… More

More watercolour painting for beginners

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will learn advanced watercolour painting techniques and how to combine these to develop your own style. With help from the tutor you will be able to set your own project and experiment with what… More

Navigating the web

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Access the Internet. Go to various web sites. Learn how to carry out searches to find information. Save sites for future access More

No sew pumpkins

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be guided, by our parent tutor, through the processes needed to make a beautiful soft furnishings pumpkin. The session is designed to promote working with your child/ren in a supportive setting where your… More

Pet portrait: drawing and painting

Posted on: 10 July 2019

During the 5 sessions, you will develop your drawing techniques of your chosen animal, using colour and mark making to create texture. Working from a photo, you will complete a painted image, in either watercolour,… More

Potted fairy gardens

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be making a fairy garden which is a miniature garden in a pot. More

Pottery for beginners

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be making 2D and 3D forms using hand building techniques from stoneware and thrown forms using earthenware. These will be decorated and coloured using slips/glazes and finally clear glazes. There is a charge… More

Pottery matters workshop

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Making a variety of clay objects. Applying glazes and colour, adding decoration, firing them. Applying clear glaze. More

Printing Christmas paper & making decorations

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be printing your own wrapping paper using decorative stamps and using the sissix machine to make paper decorations for your Christmas tree and gift tags. More

Printmaking: make unique greetings cards

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will learn some simple printing techniques, including stamping and printing from handmade card blocks to make beautiful unique greetings cards. You will be able to experiment with colour and use different card and paper More

Sail boats workshop

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be using wood, associated tools, paint and recycled fabric to make your sailboat. More

Slimy Science

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be guided, by our parent tutor, through the processes needed to ensure you 100% success rate in making slime. We will be using household products and exploring science as we create and play.… More

Stained glass angels

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be taught in a small, friendly and supportive group, where you will have the opportunity to gain confidence and make new friends. You will be learning new skills, principles and techniques that are… More

Stained glass: terrariums and planters

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be making a glass planter/terrarium, with coloured glass inserts. This will involve: glass cutting and grinding, copper foiling, soldering and patination. When the structure is complete, compost will be added and planted up. More

Stained glass workshop: try it out

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will be making a small stained-glass object. This will involve: glass cutting and grinding, copper foiling, soldering. This is a ‘taster ‘workshop as you will learn skills that could be used to make a… More

Staying in contact – Skype, Facetime and email

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Access Skype and Facetime (if available) and email on your personal tablet, Smartphone and/or laptop. It will also be possible to access Skype and/or emails using our laptops if you don’t have your own device… More

Summer bunting workshop

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will use paper crafts to make summer bunting. More

Topiary trees

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be guided, by our parent tutor, through the processes needed to make your uniquely designed topiary tree. The session is designed to promote working with your child/ren in a supportive setting where your… More

Using ICT – Word processing

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Learning how to start up and shut down a computer correctly, work safely and adjust a computer for individual needs. Developing skills in inputting, editing and formatting text and images to display information that is… More

Wands and Wizardry things

Posted on: 10 July 2019

During this Harry Potter inspired workshop you will be making, wands, a snitch, broom sticks, spiders, floating candles, a giant snake all of which you could use to decorate a magical themed party venue, the… More

Watercolour painting for beginners

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will learn a range of watercolour techniques including: Wet on wet, wet on dry, salt and bleach dispersal, cling film resist, composition building. More

Watercolour painting for beginners

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will learn different watercolour painting techniques including, washes and masks, you will learn how to mix colour and learn about colour theory. You will be able to experiment and create a sample book of… More