Adult Learning - 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 29 September 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or Call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

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 with 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 27 September 11:00am -1:00pm
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or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Monday 27 September 6:30pm -8:30pm
BOOK HERE (sbf)
or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

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

Monday 27 September 6:30pm -8:30pm
BOOK HERE (sbf)
or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Design Your Own Garden : Design Principles and Layout

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

Our tutor is a practicing garden designer, landscaper and horticulturalist who recently designed the new outside space here at the Bowery. He is the Director of a design and build company in Leeds that has made dozens of gardens as well as a gold-medal winning show garden. 

No prior experience of drawing garden design or horticulture is necessary. 

Classes will include a mix of theoretical and hands-on work to explore designing, shaping a space, analysing a site and soil testing and the principles of planting design. Over the weeks you will work on building up a functional, beautiful and achievable design for your garden.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

£95

6 Week Courses

Thursday 30 September 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

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 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!

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

£95

6 Week Courses

Tuesday 28 September 6:30pm -8:30pm
BOOK HERE (sbf)
or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)