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Book-binding and Print-making for all

Posted on: 5 October 2019

By the end of each session you will have learned or practiced a number of bookbinding or printmaking techniques. Although the studio group is focused on individuals working on their own projects with technical support,… More

Computing for Beginners

Posted on: 29 July 2019

This course is designed to give you a little more practice in computer skills and will help you to master the first steps and get you comfortable with using a keyboard and mouse (or touch… More

Creative writing

Posted on: 29 July 2019

You will work in groups and pairs to help develop and progress your ideas. Using planning devices, you will help structure thoughts & ideas to build the basis for your story. Attention to detail will… More

Draw and paint a pet portrait:

Posted on: 29 July 2019

You will learn how to choose the best images from photographs of your pet to create a likeness. Learn how to draw and paint pet features. Learn how to represent the different textures and tones… More

ESOL: Speaking and Listening

Posted on: 29 July 2019

The course covers: • reading and writing • vocabulary • punctuation and grammar If you are working towards a qualification in writing, you will be learning how to spell, how to construct meaningful sentences and… More

Festive decorations Willow wire and fabric baubles

Posted on: 29 July 2019

Using a range of materials and techniques, including willow and wire to make stars and frames, decorating baubles with beautiful fabrics, buttons and other craft materials to make gorgeous handmade baubles for yourself or to… More

Festive garlands

Posted on: 29 July 2019

Using a range of materials and techniques – colourful fabrics, natural and found resources like plants and foliage, craft materials, recycled décor and even costume jewellery; weave, plait, twist, thread and stick to make gorgeous… More

Festive wreaths

Posted on: 29 July 2019

Using willow as a base for decorating with foliage, natural and craft materials we will make gorgeous handmade festive wreaths for your home or to give as unique gifts. Working in a supportive atmosphere, get… More

Garden design

Posted on: 29 July 2019

Explore traditional and contemporary garden design styles. Choose your favourite design elements, colour schemes and plants. Practise your collage or sketching skills to create a unique garden design. More

Have a go – have a throw

Posted on: 29 July 2019

By the end of the session you will have been introduced to a pottery wheel and formed basic shapes which you may choose to be fired. More

Illustrate a children’s story

Posted on: 29 July 2019

You will be taught a number of creative techniques that lend themselves to illustration and you will have the opportunity to work on your own small-scale piece of work. More

Image Editing

Posted on: 5 October 2019

Watch demonstrations. Undertake practical tasks using image editing software called Gimp. This software is free and can be installed on your own computer at home. Some of the task covered include: Learn how to remove… 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: 29 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: 29 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: 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… More

Improve your maths: join at any time

Posted on: 29 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… More

Improve your maths: join at any time

Posted on: 29 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… More

Make a Christmas paper luminary and other paper crafts

Posted on: 29 July 2019

In this workshop you will make a variety of Paper Craft Christmas Ornaments including a Winter Paper Luminary. More

Make a festive garland

Posted on: 29 July 2019

You will learn to select appropriate foliage for the theme. Consider colour, texture, mass and void. Explore traditional and contemporary floral garlands. Practise your skills and then create a beautiful festive garland. More

Make an animation film

Posted on: 29 July 2019

You will be taught a range of stop motion animation techniques in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment. You will be encouraged to make your own animated film. More

Make felt Christmas table decorations and place settings

Posted on: 29 July 2019

In this workshop you will be shown you how to make a Christmas place setting and small sculptural decoration using thick felt. More

Making Maths Fun!

Posted on: 5 October 2019

How maths is taught in school. Parents and children work together. More

Meditation matters workshop

Posted on: 29 July 2019

In this simple, easy and light-hearted introductory workshop, tailored for people with Learning Disabilities, you will learn… • What Meditation is… For example, did you know it’s not about emptying your mind!? • Some different… More

Relaxation for learning

Posted on: 29 July 2019

You will learn some easy, highly effective Relaxation techniques using a combination of your breath, senses, body and visualisation. You will also learn how to apply these in a practical way that enhances your learning. More

Stained glass

Posted on: 29 July 2019

You will learn how to cut and foil glass, use a grinder and apply blowpipe solder. More

Stretch and loosen up!

Posted on: 5 October 2019

Standing and sitting exercises to encourage you to move in the ways that work for your body and your ability. More

Stretch and loosen up!

Posted on: 5 October 2019

Standing and sitting exercises to encourage you to move in the ways that work for your body and your ability. More

Write a children’s story

Posted on: 29 July 2019

You will be taught a number of creative techniques that lend themselves to illustration and you will have the opportunity to work on your own small-scale piece of work. More

Write a Whodunnit

Posted on: 29 July 2019

You will learn how to develop characters and manipulate a plots, using red herrings to surprise and keep the reader on the edge of their seats. More