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All our Saturday courses are available for adults aged 19 on 31 August 2017 and over only.

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DRAWING AND PAINTING

Saturday Oil Painting (Mixed Level)

On this course you will learn the essentials of oil painting – how to manage the palette, control colour blending, what mediums to use to alter the handling qualities of the paint, and useful techniques such as glazing, couching, tonking, and bistre.

Saturday Portraiture (Mixed Level)

Working with the life model the group will be introduced to two different methods of portraiture – drawing using the key proportions of the face and painting with acrylics to achieve a modelled, tonal effect. Reference will be made to Rembrandt’s portraits.

Saturday Principles of Colour (Mixed Level)

On this course you will get hands-on experience of applying the principles of colour to painting. Colour theory will be discussed however the emphasis of the course will be practical. You will learn to make the most of colour, achieve colour harmonies and use neutral colours as well as bright colours.

Saturday Watercolour (Mixed Level)

This course is a very good first point for discovering the art of using watercolours. You will explore different ways of painting and drawing through using water based media on paper, critically looking at various ideas and concepts that are used to create still life’s, landscapes and general sceneries.

AUTOCAD AND SKETCHUP

Saturday Introduction to AutoCAD

On this 2 day intensive course you will learn the basics of 2D AutoCAD, which is a widely used industry standard CAD drawing software in Design, Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Product and Furniture Design and similar disciplines. You will learn the basics of 2D drafting, annotating, drawing set up and drawing management through several guided projects. This course is for anyone looking to work or currently working in the Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design, Engineering or Construction sectors.

Saturday Sketch Up (Mixed Level)

The course will introduce you to a fantastic 3d modelling tool: Google SketchUp currently used by many industry professionals to visualise their design projects in 3D. The course will introduce you to the SketchUp interface, basic 2d and 3d drawing tools through several guided projects to create 3d models from 2D objects or drawings. It will also cover basic material application, 3d render/ camera tools, working with online libraries and creating scenes for still images or a basic walk through.

LANGUAGES

French for Holidays (1 day intensive)

Planning for a holiday to a French speaking country? This course will teach you some simple phrases and vocabulary, so you can communicate in a variety of everyday situations while you are away.

German for Holidays (1 day intensive)

Planning for a holiday to a German speaking country? This course will teach you some simple phrases and vocabulary, so you can communicate in a variety of everyday situations while you are away.

Italian for Holidays (1 day intensive)

Planning for a holiday to an Italian speaking country? This course will teach you some simple phrases and vocabulary, so you can communicate in a variety of everyday situations while you are away.

Spanish for Holidays (1 day intensive)

Planning for a holiday to a Spanish speaking country? This course will teach you some simple phrases and vocabulary, so you can communicate in a variety of everyday situations while you are away.

BUSINESS AND IT

Introduction to Microsoft Access

This course is ideal for you if you want to learn how to use Access databases, whether you’re a complete beginner or have you used them a few times before and want to develop your skills. This course will give you the knowledge and skills to get started and the confidence to explore potential uses for databases in your everyday life or at work.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

On this course you will learn the basics of using Excel spreadsheets to manipulate data. This course is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience of Excel who want to develop their skills. You will become confident in using very simple but effective techniques and learn, through the examples used in class, the potential of using spreadsheets in your day-to-day life or work.

Using Microsoft Outlook

Many businesses use Outlook as their main communication tool, both internally and externally. Therefore, having the skills to be able to use email and other Outlook features such as on-line calendars is vital in the workplace. On this course you will cover the essentials, including consideration of email protocols and setting up meetings using Outlook calendars.

Using Mobile IT Devices

Are you making the most of your mobile phone or tablet computer? Would you like to discover more about your mobile device and how you can use it in your everyday life or for work? If so, then this course will give you the skills and confidence to navigate the virtual world, with practical advice on staying safe on-line. Ideal for beginners and those with some experience who want to find out more.

Digital Skills for Everyday (Beginner)

In a recent employer survey, 81% said they look for evidence of digital skills when recruiting. Improving your digital literacy is one of the most important steps you can take towards securing a job. This course will help develop the skills and confidence needed to search and apply for work.

Microsoft Excel – Intermediate

This course is for those who have completed the ‘Introduction to Microsoft Excel course’ or have some experience of using spreadsheets and want to further develop their skills. You will extend your knowledge and experience of spreadsheets, working on more complex tasks with the help of your tutor. Improving your Excel skills will help you be more effective at work and in your day-to-day life.

Microsoft Powerpoint – Intermediate

If you’ve mastered the basics of Powerpoint but want to increase the impact of your presentations, then this course is for you. Develop your skills by extending your knowledge of Powerpoint features on this course. Creating a Powerpoint presentation that is visually exciting and produced to a high standard, perhaps with images and video, will help you stand out from the crowd in your work or when applying for jobs!

BOOKBINDING

Introduction to Bookbinding

On this exciting, hands-on course you will be introduced to traditional and experimental Bookbinding through a series of projects designed to provide a good working knowledge of materials and techniques. You will develop skills in both the design and production of handmade books enabling you to go onto more complex bindings and develop your own work.

CERAMICS AND GLASS

Ceramics (Studio Practice)

On this Studio course you will be supported and encouraged to explore and develop your own ideas, designs and practical skills in ceramics.
You can expect to explore in depth the possibilities of functional forms in ceramics. You will develop a range of skills, including throwing, basic hand building, use of moulds, decorative technique and glazing.

Glass Art: Casting (Mixed Level)

This course is an introduction to the art of glass casting. Glass casting has developed over the recent years crossing many creative fields from fine art to interior design.
The course will teach the skills for open mould casting with an introduction to kiln formed glass within historical and contemporary contexts.
Learners will learn about kiln forming, kiln temperatures and how to finish a cast glass piece. Materials will be provided.

Glass Art: Christmas Decorations (Mixed Level)

This new two-day course will provide an introduction to copper foil technique to create original glass Christmas decorations. You will learn the skills to produce at least two thee dimensional pieces for your festive season.

JEWELLERY

Beautiful Bangles (Mixed Level)

On this course you will design and make a sculptural bangle or cuff.

You will explore ideas through paper designs and will learn various jewellery-making techniques to create your copper, brass or silver bracelet into a bespoke piece of jewellery.

Bridal Beading (Mixed Level)

This course is for those who would like to design and make bridal beaded jewellery for a special occasion or to sell.

Using a variety of techniques you will combine wire, faceted crystal, diamante and pearls to create bridal jewellery sets, such as a necklace with matching earrings and bracelet. You might also consider creating head-combs/pins and headbands.

There is no limit to the creativity that you can bring to your designs.

Enamelling (Mixed Level)

On this course, you will learn a variety of enamelling techniques and be encouraged to experiment and play. You will explore colour, pattern and texture to produce a series of sample pieces to include in a jewellery project; for example as a pendant, cufflinks or earrings.
You will explore surface texture and learn the process of applying and firing liquid and powdered enamels, and different fixing techniques to incorporate your samples into simple jewellery pieces.

Experimental Jewellery & Sculpture (Mixed Level)

An experimental course to explore the synergies between jewellery and sculptural practices with the view to developing your personal practice.

Jewellery (Studio Practice)

On this Studio course you will be supported and encouraged to explore and develop your own jewellery ideas, designs and practical skills.
You can expect to finish at least two pieces of jewellery and you will learn jewellery making techniques such as shaping and doming, surface texturing and decorating, stone setting, and fold forming.

Jewellery: Gypsy or Flush Setting (Mixed Level)

Add sparkle to your jewellery and learn to set small round facetted stones directly into the surface of your jewellery pieces.

Those new to jewellery and metal work will follow a set project and intermediate/advanced jewellery makers will make jewellery of their own design to add stones to.

Jewellery: Silcone Casting (Mixed Level)

This course is an exciting opportunity to learn to create and use silicone moulds for jewellery making, in order to create a small batch of identical objects as well as original unique pieces.

CREATIVE ART, ART HISTORY AND JOURNALISM

Art History Through Practice – WMC Founders (Mixed Level)

This course is an opportunity to study the work of WMC Founders William Morris (1834-1896), and John Ruskin (1819-1900). Morris and Ruskin were not only influential in their own time, but their legacy regarding adult education and design remains alive and important today. This course offers a chance to learn more about their work and lives as well as explore the practical techniques and methods they used.

Art History though Practice – The Classic Pose (Mixed Level)

The course enables you to develop life drawing skills and techniques in a studio context alongside studying the way in which certain poses have been portrayed by artists whose work is in the V & A Museum collection.
In addition to your practical work you will be given art historical background information to the life model poses you will be working from.

Print Journalism – An Introduction

Discover the basic skills required to write for newspapers and magazines. The course includes guidance from a professional journalist on everything from generating ideas and what makes a great story to writing, editing and how to get published. You will also discuss and critique news, features and vox pops

DIGITAL DESIGN AND MEDIA

Drawing Using Illustrator (Mixed Level)

If you’ve ever wanted to make a quick digital drawing in Illustrator but had no idea where to begin, this one day course is for you! You’ll learn how to set up your workspace in Illustrator, how to use the pen tool to draw and how to harness the power of keyboard shortcuts.

All of this will be done on an iMac, in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.

Adobe Illustrator is a program used by both artists and graphic designers to create vector images. These images will then be used for company logos, promotional use or even personal work, both in print and digital form. Illustrator is typically used to create illustrations, charts, graphs, logos, diagrams, cartoons of real photographs and more.

Introduction to Illustrator (Mixed Level)

On this course you will learn basic skills on how to use the powerful Adobe Illustrator CC software.
Adobe Illustrator is a program used by both artists and graphic designers to create vector images. These images will then be used for company logos, promotional uses or even personal work, both in print and digital form. Adobe illustrator is typically used to create illustrations, charts, graphs, logos, diagrams, cartoons of real photographs, and more. While the program may be difficult to understand initially, the final product will be well worth the learning curve.

Introduction to Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop (part of Adobe CC) is the industry standard professional image editing software. It is the current leading image editing program of choice for graphic designers, photographers and web designers, though it is widely used by people at any skill level who want to touch-up or manipulate images, and produce a professional output for both print and web media.

Introduction to InDesign (Mixed Level)

This course is intended for people with no previous experience of InDesign or those who have used the product but require the official training on how to use the basics of the application in the best way. Ideally suited for people wanting to edit existing InDesign documents or those wishing to create very simple newsletters or flyers.
You will familiarise with the basics of print design and layout, using Adobe InDesign as the professional’s choice. You will learn the basics of working with text, images and building documents in a correct and optimised way. In this, one of our signature courses, you will work with some of the tools and features to create eye-catching printed documents using Adobe InDesign.

Introduction to WordPress (Mixed Level)

You will be using wordpress.com free service, as a tool to build a website and create blogging content.

WordPress is used to run around 30% of world’s websites (simple and complex ones, e-shops, CMS-s etc.) so learning how to use wordpress.com will be beneficial to those wanting to start learning to design websites and create blogging content.

Make a Business Card Using Illustrator (Mixed Level)

Whether you’re branding your own company or you’ve recently become self-employed, you need business cards to effectively advertise yourself.
Adobe Illustrator is a program used by both artists and graphic designers to create vector images. These images will then be used for company logos, promotional uses or even personal work, both in print and digital form. Adobe Illustrator is typically used to create illustrations, charts, graphs, logos, diagrams, cartoons of real photographs, and more. While the program may be difficult to understand initially, the final product will be well worth the learning curve.

Make a Logo Using Illustrator (Mixed Level)

If you’ve ever wanted to create a logo using Adobe Illustrator but have no idea where to begin, this one day course is for you! You’ll learn how to set up your workspace in Illustrator, how to use shapes, pen, colours and how to harness the power of keyboard shortcuts.

Logos are an important aspect of a company’s overall marketing strategy. It is the ‘face’ of the company and hence is the chief visual component of a company’s brand identity. A logo provides essential information about the company and helps the customers identify the company. It is the shorthand way of referring to the company in all its marketing materials. A well-designed logo could help steer more customers than a substandard logo.

Photoshop for Graphic Designers (Mixed Level)

This course is open to beginners and improvers, you don’t need any previous experience as full instruction and guidance is given on how to use this software. You will be introduced to Adobe Photoshop CC image manipulation software working through the features in detail starting from the very basics. The course is ideal for those starting off in using Photoshop for graphic design and useful for learners looking to improve their skills and ensure they are using the programme as efficiently as possible.

Photoshop for Photographers (Mixed Level)

This course is open to beginners and improvers, you don’t need any previous experience as full instruction and guidance is given. You will be introduced to Adobe Photoshop CC working through the features in detail from the very basics. The course is ideal for those starting off in using Photoshop for photography and useful for learners looking to improve their skills and ensure they are using the programme as efficiently as possible.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Introduction to Contemporary Photography

Contemporary portraiture is invaluable if you are thinking of entering a career as a photographer and wish to get the basics of informal and formal portraiture or just want to improve your own photographs. Our course offers a combination of technical skills and an understanding of the inhibitions that the camera may impose whether you are photographing people on the street, friends or family in an informal location or photographing formal portraits in a studio setting. You will learn to capture the moment with photographic technique and skills and develop a comprehensive understanding about meeting a real brief.

Introduction to Digital SLR Photography (Mixed Level)

Introduction to your DSLR is invaluable if you are thinking of taking a career as a photographer and wish to get the functions. Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language.

Introduction to Fashion Photography

Our fashion photography course enables you to explore the image in the context of a fashion story, examining narrative, presentation and complex lighting techniques.
You will be required to work within a team to develop your style and explore your creative ideas and influences. Introduction to fashion photography will assist you in developing your professional portfolio and invaluable advice about your next steps towards working within in industry.

Introduction to Street Photography

This intensive but fun course will take you out onto the streets of Camden to help confront your fears when involving capturing strangers in your images. Explore the historical context of photographing people on the street, practise your technique in observing and capturing them, and consider the issues of consent and recognising subjects’ fears and boundaries. This is a practical course, taught through hands-on workshops. There will be lots of practical exercises to give you the confidence and basic skills to go out and shoot independently.

Introduction to Studio Light Photography (Mixed Level)

Light your studio shots like a pro: explore the creative possibilities of studio flash and continuous lighting for high-quality portraiture and still-life photography. Our introduction to studio lighting course will teach you how to use controlled lighting to your advantage across a range of types of photography. This course provides an introduction into lighting subjects. You will learn how to creatively use tungsten lights, studio flash, hand-held meters, while exploring studio lighting techniques for your desired outcome.

FASHION AND TEXTILES

Evening Wear and Couture Techniques (Stage 1)

This course focuses on haute couture sewing techniques. It will give you an introduction of how to create sewing, shaping and finishing techniques. The techniques that will be taught have their bases on important historical couture dresses and these are still in use today by major fashion houses. The techniques that you will learn can be used for the construction of simple hourglass evening gowns to a wedding gown.

Evening Wear and Couture Techniques (Stage 2)

Stage 2 of this course continues to focus on haute couture sewing techniques. It will give you an introduction of how to create sewing, shaping and finishing techniques as well as an introduction of the pencil skirt. The techniques that will be taught have their bases on important historical couture dresses and these techniques are still in use today by major fashion houses.
The techniques that you will learn can be used for the construction of simple hourglass evening gowns to a wedding gown.

Evening Wear and Couture Techniques (Stage 3)

Stage 3 of this course focuses on haute couture sewing techniques. It will give you an introduction of how to create sewing, shaping and finishing techniques as well as an introduction of the most important element of an evening gown, the corselets. The techniques that will be taught have their basis on important historical couture dresses and these techniques are still in use today by major fashion houses.
The techniques that you will learn can be used for the construction of simple hourglass evening gowns to a wedding gown.

Garment Construction Stage 1 (Beginner/Intermediate)

Discover how to make your own clothes using professional sewing methods. Working with a commercial pattern, we will take a structured, step-by-step approach. You will learn to sew important finishing details and achieve a technically accurate clean, crisp finish for your garments.
This course is a fantastic introduction into the world of fashion and sewing. All courses follow on from each other, with a different garment type each term. However it is possible to take these courses individually. There are also optional extension tasks built into each term.

Garment Construction Stage 2 (Beginner/Intermediate)

Discover how to make your own clothes using professional sewing methods. Working with a commercial pattern, we will take a structured, step-by-step approach. You will learn to sew important finishing details and achieve a technically accurate clean, crisp finish for your garments.
This two day course is for beginners or those with some previous experience. It is a fantastic introduction into the world of fashion and sewing. All courses follow on from each other, with a different garment type each term. However it is possible to take these courses individually. There are also optional extension tasks built into each term.

Garment Construction Stage 3 (Beginner/Intermediate)

Discover how to make your own clothes using professional sewing methods. Working with a commercial pattern, we will take a structured, step-by-step approach. You will learn to sew important finishing details and achieve a technically accurate clean, crisp finish for your garments.
This two day course is for beginners or those with some previous experience. It is a fantastic introduction into the world of fashion and sewing. All courses follow on from each other, with a different garment type each term. However it is possible to take these courses individually. There are also optional extension tasks built into each term.

Lingerie Techniques (Stage 1)

Over this two-day course you will be introduced to sewing lingerie using commercial patterns. You will learn how to handle finer fabrics and techniques such as French seams, applying elastic, Rouleau straps and pin hems. You will also learn about embellishment with lace and ribbons. You will produce a range of samples before we move on to learn about fabrics, lay plans and cutting techniques. There are three stages to this course over which you can produce a camisole, shorts and chemise using the skills you have gained.

Lingerie Techniques (Stage 2)

Over this two-day course you will be introduced to sewing lingerie using commercial patterns. You will learn how to handle finer fabrics and techniques such as French seams, applying elastic, Rouleau straps and pin hems. You will also learn about embellishment with lace and ribbons. You will produce a range of samples before we move on to learn about fabrics, lay plans and cutting techniques. There are three stages to this course over which you can produce a camisole, shorts and chemise using the skills you have gained.

Lingerie Techniques (Stage 3)

Over this two-day course you will be introduced to sewing lingerie using commercial patterns. You will learn how to handle finer fabrics and techniques such as French seams, applying elastic, Rouleau straps and pin hems. You will also learn about embellishment with lace and ribbons. You will produce a range of samples before we move on to learn about fabrics, lay plans and cutting techniques. There are three stages to this course over which you can produce a camisole, shorts and chemise using the skills you have gained.

Millinery: Hat Making Stage 1 (Beginner/Intermediate)

In addition to our weekend hat making courses this new course gives an introduction to the techniques used to produce stylish, contemporary hats.
Each term will focus on different materials and methods: Felt in the autumn, Straw, Sinamay and woven materials in spring, and in summer, the development of patterns for both soft and structured hats will be in focus. Each course will cover a range of techniques to enable you to produce modern hats with a professional finish.
This is a structured course with an emphasis on design, creativity and use of materials and is suitable for anyone interested in the subject. No previous experience of hat making is necessary. Attendance on all three will provide a strong grounding in the core techniques of the subject.

Millinery: Hat Making Stage 2 (Beginner/Intermediate)

This new addition to our weekend hat making courses this course gives an introduction to the techniques used to produce stylish, contemporary hats. Each term will focus on different materials and methods: Felt in the autumn, Straw, Sinamay and woven materials in spring and in summer, the development of patterns for both soft and structured hats will be in focus. Each course will cover a range of techniques to enable you to produce modern hats with a professional finish.

This is a structured course with an emphasis on design, creativity and use of materials and is suitable for anyone interested in the subject. No previous experience of hat making is necessary. Attendance on all three will provide a very strong grounding in the core techniques of the subject.

Millinery: Hat Making Stage 3 (Beginner/Intermediate)

In addition to our weekend hat making courses this new course gives a more in depth knowledge and skills to the techniques used to produce stylish, contemporary hats.

Each term will focus on different materials and methods: Felt in the autumn, Straw, Sinamay and woven materials in spring and in Summer, the development of patterns for both soft and structured hats will be the focus. Each course will cover a range of techniques to enable you to produce modern hats with a professional finish.

This is a structured course with an emphasis on design, creativity and use of materials and is suitable for anyone interested in the subject. No previous experience of hat making is necessary. Attendance on all three will provide you with a strong grounding in the core techniques of the subject.

Pattern Cutting Stage 1 (Beginner/Intermediate)

This course is for anyone who is interested in gaining an understanding of how garments are constructed and made to fit. It is a great first step into the world of fashion.
You will learn how to draft a fitted block according to individual measurements and gain an understanding of how to use darts to achieve different design options. You will Discover the professional approach to the discipline of pattern cutting for fashion. Working step by step you will create technical and mathematically accurate paper outcomes.

Pattern Cutting Stage 2 (Beginner/Intermediate)

This course is for anyone who is interested in gaining an understanding of how garments are constructed and made to fit. It is a great first step into the world of fashion and developing a professional approach.
Discover how to use a block to create different garment styles. You will manoeuvre the block to develop your patterns adaptation skills and to create exciting garment shapes, panels and design options on paper.
All courses follow on from each other however it is possible to take them individually.

Pattern Cutting Stage 3 (Beginner/Intermediate)

This course is for anyone who is interested in gaining an understanding of how garments are constructed and made to fit. It is a great first step into the world of fashion and developing a professional approach.
Draping on the stand, also called modelling, is a pattern cutting technique used by many designers to create garments on the stand to quickly achieve results by allowing you to play directly with the fabric and adjust details. Learn how to record and transfer this information onto paper to create professional pattern pieces. All courses follow on from each other however it is possible to take them individually.

Crochet Workshop (Beginner/Intermediate)

This course will give you a broad introduction to the traditional and re-emerging craft of crochet. Beginners will explore crochet through learning its basic principles, through crafting, designing and constructing a purse or bag. You will learn about a wide variety of yarns and finishing techniques, as well as using professional terminology.
Improvers in this day class will use their existing crochet knowledge to read patterns, and make a variety of traditional granny squares. These can be constructed into either a cushion cover, or a scarf.

Cross-Stitch Workshop (Beginner/Intermediate)

This course is a modern introduction to designing and cross stitching a square sampler.
There are so many exciting projects you can make with basic cross stitching skills! Get your start with this timeless technique in this Introduction to Cross-Stitch workshop. You’ll learn the basic cross-stitch, zig zag, herringbone, tacked herringbone, oblong, and rice stitches.
By the end of this class, you’ll know how to complete a sampler and be able to embark on your own projects with this traditional craft.

Hand Knitting Workshop (Beginners/Intermediate)

This one day course is for beginners and improvers, and is designed to give you a broad introduction to the skills of hand knitting.
Beginners will explore knitting through learning basic principles, creating knitted samples through colour, texture, shaping and pattern You will create your own technical file, with professional terminology and pattern writing. You will also learn about a variety of yarns and finishing techniques. Improvers in this day class will be introduced to beginners 5 needle knitting, where you will use your knowledge of pattern reading, to knit in the round, and create a bobble hat. Advanced knitters will design and knit and construct their own Fairisle purse.

Hapazome Textiles (Beginners/Intermediate)

Learn how to create textile designs using the ancient art of Hapazome of extracting colour from plants and transfer it onto fabric. You will also have the opportunity to work back into the fabric with stitches to add further colour, design details and decorations. On the course you will make a bag or a series of samples.

Introduction to Tapestry and Cloth Weaving Workshop (Mixed Level)

This one day course is a broad introduction to weaving, where you will explore two contrasting methods: tapestry weaving and tabletop loom weaving. You will explore the basic foundations of weaving by creating a series of samples using a variety of materials and yarns.

Natural Dyeing Fibre and Craft Workshop (Mixed Level)

This course provides a unique opportunity to experiment and craft with a selection of natural dyed fibres. Using waste from vegetables and fruit, you will be amazed by the colours that can be achieved with basic equipment at home! Whilst yarns are being dyed, you will learn a traditional craft skill such as knitting, crochet weaving or embroidery, and learn about different types of yarn to inspire a project that can be completed
with your own naturally dyed yarns at home.

Shibori Textiles (Beginners/Intermediate)

Learn to create textile designs using the ancient Japanese art of Shibori while dyeing and manipulating cloth to create a variety of patterns.
You will be introduced to the different types of cloth manipulation such as Arashi, Itajame, Nui,Kumo, Kanako and Miura. On this course you will create a series of samples.

Surface Textile Design (Mixed Level)

This two day course is an introduction to surface design using dyes and special pigments. You will be introduced to a range of techniques of working with colour on fabric and you will havethe opportunity to explore pattern, create motifs using print and employ innovative fabric manipulation techniques to create a range of fabric samples.

Textiles: Embroidery (Beginners/Intermediate)

This course is a modern introduction to designing with embroidery exploring pattern, texture symmetry and colour. You will learn five popular stitches and the French knot. You’ll be able to choose a fun design (or a drawing of your own) to embroider yourself and embark on your own project.

Textiles: Latch Hook Making (Beginners/Intermediate)

This course is a modern introduction to designing latch hook rug making. Exploring pattern, form, symmetry and colour, this one day course will teach you the basics to embark on your own project.

Whether you want to make a cushion cover to give as a gift for someone special, or to add a splash of colour to your home with a latch hook rug, discover everything you need to get creative with colour & design.

Textiles: Macrame (Beginners/Intermediate)

This course is a modern introduction to Macramé the craft of creating knots to form a fabric of netted Knots Macramé is easy to learn with simple techniques and minimal equipment. Work progresses quickly and items with intricate designs are limitless including fashion accessories, home decor festive decorations.
This workshop, designed to introduce you to the versatility and fascination of this ancient craft, is for complete beginners or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge and skill.  This one day course will teach you the basics (and more) to be able to embark on your own projects with this traditional craft.

MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Drum Kit 1 (Beginners)

On this course you will be introduced to playing the drum kit, stick techniques including single and double stroke rolls, and paradiddles. You will learn to play key beats for pop, rock, reggae and jazz.
If you want to play drums in a group then this is the course for you.

Drum Kit 2 (Intermediate)

On this course you will be introduced to playing the drum kit, stick techniques including single and double stroke rolls, and paradiddles. You will learn to play key beats for pop, rock, reggae and jazz.
If you want to play drums in a group then this is the course for you.

Guitar: Blues, Country and Jazz 2 (Intermediate 1)

On this course you will explore the use of jazz chord shapes and inversions in the context of playing from chord charts as well as developing your blues and country-style rhythm and lead playing.
There is further study of harmonised scales, modes and altered chords, towards an understanding of where chords come from and why they are as they are.

Guitar: Blues, Country and Jazz (Intermediate 1)

On this course you will explore the use of jazz chord shapes and inversions in the context of playing from chord charts as well as developing your blues and country-style rhythm and lead playing.
There is further study of harmonised scales, modes and altered chords, towards an understanding of where chords come from and why they are as they are.

Latin Percussion (Beginner/Intermediate)

On this course you will learn drumming techniques and rhythms from Cuba, Latin America and the African diaspora; Rumba, Salsa, Bantu, Arara, and Yoruba rhythms may be included. You will also learn to apply some of the rhythms to popular music.

You will learn hand drumming techniques on congas and have the opportunity to gain experience with other instruments such as timbale, bata and bongo.

DJ Skills (Beginner/Intermediate)

On this course you will be introduced to a range of recording, DJ and performance skills, with an emphasis on practical skills. There will be some discussion on the music industry and music theory. If you have an interest in the art of DJing, be it purely for pleasure or as a profession, this is the course for you.