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Music Making: African Drumming Workshop

A great way to spend a Thursday morning! Whether you are a seasoned drummer or just curious to have a go, this practical workshop in African drumming will inspire you with music and culture. Our experienced tutor will guide the group to play the Djembe drums to create simple beats and harmonies. Let go of stress and end the morning on a high note!

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 06/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Easington Lane Community Access Point
Easington Lane
Houghton - le- Spring
DH5 0LE
Tutor:
Mark Barfoot
Course code:
Q00015398
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Music Making: Advanced Songwriting

Express your musical creativity and develop your songwriting skills in a supportive online group. This course will explore how to put together multi-track songs using recording software. Learners can choose to use their own recording software, or create an account for SoundTrap, a free online recording platform. During the course we will also analyse different song genres and learn to identify different instrument parts within an existing song. Please note: This is an advanced level course and requires existing skills in order to take part.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Lorna Poole
Course code:
Q00015242
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £59.20

Personal Development: Money Saving Stitchery

Discover the art of sustainable sewing in our Money-Saving Stitchery Course. Unleash your creativity while mastering essential sewing techniques that not only save you money but also contribute to a sustainable lifestyle. From basic stitches to upcycling old garments, this course empowers you to create stylish, eco-friendly fashion on a budget; the focus is on Asian inspired costume and fashions. The course is delivered in a Women’s only Centre in Bradford.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
West Bowling Advice and Training Centre
Clipstone Street
BRADFORD
BD5 8EA
Tutor:
Safina Khan
Course code:
Q00013893
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £73.50

Art Practical: Painting and Drawing

This course follows on from Painting and Drawing 2. It enables further development of your skills in observational drawing through mark making and applying colour theory in painting. The focus is on ways of seeing, perceiving and expressing emotions creatively. Gallery visits are used to observe and discuss contemporary and historical artwork. Weekly practical sessions where you will explore and experiment on developing your own style and approach to your chosen themes or subjects. This course will enable you to build your confidence in drawing and paint handling skills. This is developed through practical drawing and painting focussed modules in different practical techniques. It seeks to offer you an opportunity to identify exactly which subjects interest you and make you want to draw and paint.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 07/06/2024 -
Fri 12/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Age UK Lincoln (Lincoln)
Park Street
Lincoln
LN1 1UQ
Tutor:
Lois Pittman
Course code:
Q00013436
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £67.20

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Craft: Diorama, Pop-Ups and Fun Folds (online)

Come and join our enthusiastic tutor and a group of likeminded crafters as we immerse ourselves into the world of paper-crafting and greeting card making. This engaging course will focus on transforming flat pieces of card and paper into captivating 3 dimensional scenes and pop-up surprises. On this course we will discuss dioramas in general, we will look at suitable themes and the basic materials and tools needed. We will also create simple pop-up mechanisms to surprise and delight our recipients. Craft in general is known to have a positive effect on the mental health of those that do it, and card-making is fun, productive and very rewarding: you create lovely, personalised cards for the special people in your life. Boost your confidence and build your skills as we experiment with some new designs and techniques. This course is suitable for those with some experience of card making and a well-stocked craft room.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 07/06/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Tracey Broomfield
Course code:
Q00015499
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £51.80

Creativity for Calm

Are you looking for a relaxing hobby to help you unwind? Creating moments of calm in the day is essential for our emotional well-being and mental health. Step into the world of mindful crafts with this course and enjoy art for relaxation. This creativity course allows you to explore your art and craft skills to find practices that soothe you. Whether you enjoy drawing, painting, origami, or craft-making, art courses can help you find a relaxing hobby.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 07/06/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Trimdon Grange Community Centre (Trimdon
Kielder Drive
Trimdon Grange
Trimdon Station
TS29 6PB
Tutor:
Jayne Clark
Course code:
Q00015309
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

First Steps in ESOL 1

What we’ll cover · Use numbers 1 to 20 in English. · Match lower- and upper-case letters. · Ask and answer questions in English. · Spell out your name, saying the letters correctly. · Match common everyday signs to their meanings in English · Improve your confidence to learner. This is a preparation course at pre-entry level. It is designed to lead on to study at Entry 1. It is not an accredited course. The aim of this programme is to help you start your ESOL classes with the prior knowledge you’ll need.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 07/06/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Template
WEA
Tutor:
Isbah Tehreem
Course code:
Q00016035
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Entry Level English ESOL : Everyday ESOL

This intermediate to advanced course will help you to communicate your ideas in English on a range of everyday topics. You will practice reading, writing, speaking and listening, with a focus on conversation skills. You will also learn new vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and start to learn about basic English grammar, including present, future and past tenses as well as present perfect. You will work with other learners at a similar level and be expected to take part in pair and group activities in the classroom. This course is ideal for English Language learners with some level of confidence and experience in speaking and understanding English. You will be in a mixed group of intermediate to advanced learners and will have the opportunity to practice your English in a number of different situations.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 07/06/2024 -
Fri 05/07/2024
Times:
10:30am - 1:30pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Saint Peter's Church Hall (Hove)
Tamworth Road
Hove
BN3 5GD
Tutor:
Alice Lynden
Course code:
Q00014588
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £63.00

Communicating Confidently

Would you like to feel more confident in conversations, meetings, or speaking in public? If you struggle to find your voice or get your point across, this communication skills course can help you feel more comfortable in conversation. Improving your communication skills can go a long way towards boosting your confidence in these situations. Learn effective tools and techniques to improve your communication skills. Whether you want to feel more comfortable meeting new people, holding union meetings or participating in community discussions, these confidence-building exercises can help you.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 07/06/2024 -
Fri 12/07/2024
Times:
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Michelle Lee
Course code:
Q00015180
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.30

Level 1 ESOL: Intensive Everyday English for L1 Learners

This is a 3-week intensive course, for those whose first language is NOT English, to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening in English. The course will run during school hours on 3 consecutive Fridays during June. This course will use the themes of beliefs about ‘chance’, mysteries in literature, and our attitude to the media to practise English in a relatable and meaningful way. It will include individual, pair and group work with opportunities to improve all four main skills. You are expected to have a reasonable level of English, as materials will be at B1/B2 proficiency. The course will cover some aspects of pronunciation and grammar in addition to practising the 4 main skills.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 07/06/2024 -
Fri 21/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 3:30pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Upton Vale Baptist Church
St, Marychurch Road
Torquay
TQ1 3HY
Tutor:
Alison Salm
Course code:
Q00014170
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.60