Short Courses

Sewing Circle - Fashion / Textiles / Pattern Cutting

Get to grips with using a sewing machine and produce a zipped cushion for all to admire. For those a little more experienced the choice is yours; we have lots of interior, gift and garment related projects, or you can bring your own.

For those wanting to focus on pattern cutting, you will start by making a skirt and bodice block to fit, learning the art of grading and amending fit problems. For those who wish to continue you will learn how to design and make skirts, tops and dresses through pattern manipulation of your master blocks.

ABILITY: All Welcome!

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Machine and other equipment provided. Materials for individual projects are not included.Nothing is needed for the first session.

£90

6 Week Courses

Wednesday 15th May 11:00am 1:00pm
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Wednesday 15th May 6:30pm -8:30pm
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Sketch & Paint

Theories will be taught, drawing will be done and paint will be applied. We will explore & experiment with various painting techniques and styles using different artists /exhibitions as our inspiration. Initial sessions will focus on skills building and from here you will bring in your own image that you would like to paint and tackle it will a new found confidence.

Please note that we primarily work with Acrylic paint.

ABILITY: The class is very much aimed at beginners, but everyone welcome!

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All materials and equipment provided.

£90

6  Week Courses

Monday 13th May 11:00am -1:00pm
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Monday 13th May 6:30pm -8:30pm
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Please Note - No class Monday 27th May

Writing Workout

Get your creative juices flowing with a series of creative writing workshops. Whether you are just starting out or have years of writing experience we have something for everyone. Come along to have fun and be inspired in a friendly and supportive environment.

ABILITY: All Welcome, just fetch a notebook and a pen!

£80

6  Week Courses

Monday 13th May 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Please Note - No class Monday 27th May

Tutored Life Drawing

Working directly from a life model, the first 6 weeks will act as a foundation course focusing on observational skills, proportions of the body and composition. With regards technique, you will use a range of materials from acrylics and watercolour to charcoal and oil pastel.

For Intermediate students or returners, you will use the model and materials to practise and improve. Our tutor will be on hand to advise and direct your learning.

ABILITY: The class is very much aimed at beginners, but everyone welcome!

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All materials and equipment provided.

£95

6 Week Courses

Thursday 16th May 6:30pm -8:30pm
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Play with Clay

You will be taught traditional hand building techniques to create desirable objects such as coasters, planters and tableware. If you wish to continue after the first course you can choose from a several further projects or design and make your own bespoke pieces.

Please note: There is no potters wheel within the class, instead the focus is on moulds and slab building to create your products. Bisque and glaze firing is included in the course, but large specific projects may incur an additional firing cost.

ABILITY: The class is very much aimed at beginners, but everyone welcome!

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All materials and equipment provided.

£95

6 Week Courses

Tuesday 14th May 6:30pm -8:30pm
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Design Your Own Garden 1: Design Principles and Layout

This course is for anyone interested in making the most of their outside space, however big, small, gorgeous or grim.

No prior experience of drawing garden design or horticulture is necessary. Classes will include plenty of hands-on work, enabling participants to learn how to design and analyse a site and to make the most of their space. Over the weeks you will work on building up a functional, beautiful and achievable design for your garden.

Our tutor is a garden designer and horticulturist as well as an experienced teacher. She won a Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal for her Long Border at the 2018 RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

£95

6 Week Courses

Wednesday 15th May 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or Call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Design Your Own Garden 2: Plants and Planting Design

This is a course for anyone who wants to make their garden a beautiful space filled with healthy plants. It's an ideal follow-on to 'Design Your Own Garden 1: Design Principles and Layout’.

No prior experience of horticulture is necessary. Classes will include an introduction to plants and what they need, how to work out which plants will thrive in your garden, and plenty of hands-on work to make a planting design. Across the course you will work on building up a functional, beautiful and achievable planting design for your garden.

Our tutor is a garden designer and horticulturist as well as an experienced teacher. She won a Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal for her Long Border at the 2018 RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

£95

6 Week Courses

Thursday 16th May 6:30pm -8:30pm
Click here to book on line (sbf)
or Call 0113 2242284 (no fee)