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Basic computer skills for jobseekers

Posted on: 5 October 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

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 baking matters workshop

Posted on: 29 July 2019

During the 2 sessions, you will be using a variety of media, such as paint, stamping pads and beads/sequins to create a decorative, indoor, Christmas themed string of bunting. Each person’s contribution will be added… 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

Developing computer skills

Posted on: 5 October 2019

You will be developing some basic computer skills so that you can make better use of the computer equipment you have at home 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

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

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

Fabric wreaths

Posted on: 5 October 2019

You will be guided, by our tutor, through the processes needed to make your uniquely designed fabric wreath. The session is designed to promote sharing ideas in a supportive setting where your creativity will unfold,… 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: 5 October 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: 5 October 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: 5 October 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: 5 October 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: 5 October 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: 5 October 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: 5 October 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: 5 October 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

Making the most of your Smart phone/Tablet

Posted on: 5 October 2019

Use your Smart phone/Tablet to complete various tasks. 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

No sew pumpkins

Posted on: 29 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

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

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

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

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

Topiary trees

Posted on: 5 October 2019

You will be guided, by our tutor, through the processes needed to make your uniquely designed topiary tree. The session is designed to promote sharing ideas and working in a supportive setting where your creativity… 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

Wands and Wizardry things

Posted on: 29 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