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Art Practical: An Introduction to Line Drawing

On this course, you will develop an understanding of line drawing techniques and how to apply them to outcomes. We'll start by introducing various line drawing methods with visual examples. Next, you'll gain insights into the distinctions between these techniques, enabling you to effectively compare and contrast them, and pick your favourite to use. Through practical exercises, you'll learn how to apply these techniques. You will have the opportunity to showcase your newfound skills by independently creating a unique piece using one of the line-drawing techniques introduced.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 31/05/2024 -
Fri 31/05/2024
Times:
11:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
The Forum (Norwich)
Millennium Plain
Norwich
NR2 1TF
Tutor:
Abbie Cairns
Course code:
Q00014951
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £10.00

History: Women in the Shadows

“Women in the Shadows" explores the resilience and creativity of women writers, artists, and musicians in 19th-century Europe, highlighting their remarkable ability to overcome societal barriers and leave a lasting impact on culture and society. Despite facing numerous obstacles, these women defied expectations and carved out spaces for themselves in male-dominated fields, challenging norms and stereotypes along the way. Through their groundbreaking work and pioneering spirit, they not only asserted their presence but also contributed significantly to the artistic and intellectual landscape of their time. This course explores and sheds light on their often-overlooked contributions and celebrates their enduring legacy.

Course Information

Dates:
Sat 01/06/2024 -
Sat 01/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Friends Meeting House (King's Lynn)
38 Bridge Street
King's Lynn
PE30 5AB
Tutor:
David Price
Course code:
Q00014879
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £30.00

History: Russia versus Ukraine

In this Russia versus Ukraine course you will be introduced to the country of Ukraine and compare the contrasting perspectives on its origins, which appears to be one of the key factors in the military conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Current affairs happening inside Russia from the Russian perspective will also be considered. You will find out what ordinary Russian people think of their president, his government and his politics, of the war in Ukraine and of Ukrainian people.

Course Information

Dates:
Sat 01/06/2024 -
Sat 01/06/2024
Times:
10:30am - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Wing Village Hall
81 Leighton Road, Wing
Leighton Buzzard
LU7 0NN
Tutor:
Marina Burrell
Course code:
Q00015935
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £25.00

Philosophy: Behind the Headlines

The workshop will briefly introduce the principal ideas of a selection of philosophers and apply these to the discussion of the news headlines and the controversies that lie behind them. This workshop will encourage discussion and sharing of ideas about current affairs and will involve reflecting on how to make philosophy a part of this discussion.

Course Information

Dates:
Sat 01/06/2024 -
Sat 01/06/2024
Times:
10:30am - 4:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
St Mary's University (Twickenham)
Waldegrave Road
Twickenham
TW1 4SX
Tutor:
Daniel Williams
Course code:
Q00014358
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
£40.00

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Membership Information

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12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Craft: Mini-Albums and Memory books

Explore the exciting world of paper-crafting on this comprehensive course on creating beautiful mini-albums and journals. Unleash your creativity as you engage in the art of combining paper, embellishments and various techniques to craft unique and personalised keepsakes. Join other like-minded crafters and our enthusiastic tutor on this creative course and learn how to showcase and preserve cherished memories for yourself or as a thoughtful gift for a family member or friend. Gain confidence and experiment with different skills, and materials to craft beautiful and meaningful keepsakes. On this course you will: Gain proficiency in basic paper-crafting techniques, such as accurate measuring, cutting, scoring and layering. incorporate different styles of pockets, tuck-spots and tags. Learn how to add found objects and ephemera pieces to your journal Look at ways to include scraps from your stash, including paper, fabric scraps, buttons, ribbon and lace This course is for beginners and for those who are creating mini-albums and memory books for the first time or would like to add to their existing skills. The only requirement is that you have some basic paper- craft supplies on hand, such as card, patterned papers and glue. A full resource list will be available on Canvas for each project.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Tracey Broomfield
Course code:
Q00015500
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £51.80

Craft: Beginners Mosaics

This Mosaic course is designed to introduce you to new craft skills and help you develop a new craft, whilst designing different images and relaxing, enjoying, being creative with others. Giving you also a chance to make your own plaque, mosaic piece for the table or as a wall hanging. Design and develop your own piece using a verity of broken tiles of different colourful ceramic tiles and upcycling old crockery as well as a number of different other items, such as beads and pebbles. Making your own fun decorative mosaic piece, either for your own home or as a present for someone special, lots of brightly coloured broken ceramic tiles and crockery will be used. Come and join other like-minded people and create a masterpiece!

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
St. Paul's Community Hub
1 Windsor Court
St. Paul's Walk
GL50 4GG
Tutor:
Victoria Hendzel
Course code:
Q00015727
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Craft: Community Mosaics

This Mosaic course is designed to introduce you to new craft skills and help you develop a new craft, whilst designing different images and relaxing, enjoying, being creative with others. Giving you also a chance to make your own plaque, mosaic piece for the table or as a wall hanging. Design and develop your own piece using a verity of broken tiles of different colourful ceramic tiles and upcycleing old crockery as well as a number of different other items, such as beads and pebbles. Making your own fun decorative mosaic piece, either for your own home or as a present for someone special, lots of brightly coloured broken ceramic tiles and crockery will be used. Come and join other like-minded people and create a masterpiece!

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Lonsdale Community Centre
Lonsdale Road
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL2 0TA
Tutor:
Victoria Hendzel
Course code:
Q00014104
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Art Practical: Arts and Crafts for Beginners and Improvers

Learners will work with a friendly and skilled tutor to improve confidence in their ability to develop existing and new artistic skills and creativity. You will explore and develop the skills of a variety of crafts to make unique dimensional projects, experimenting with and using a variety of resources, including recycling when possible. You will learn through a range of different teaching and learning activities. This will include watching and following step by step demonstrations, with one-to-one help and guidance to develop personal skills. You will learn in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment, working together with fellow students and the tutor. The course is for everyone, from the complete beginner to those wanting to improve their craft skills. No prior knowledge is needed, just a desire to learn and develop your skills and creativity.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Hull Scrapstore (Hull)
Dairycoates Avenue
Hull
HU3 5DB
Tutor:
Julie Smith
Course code:
Q00014803
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Budgeting (Multiply)

Our budgeting courses help you develop a healthy relationship with money. They can help get your money sorted and make sure you’re getting the best deals. Our courses can help you plan your money, stick to your budget and find better ways to make savings. This course is designed to support individuals with using numeracy skills to manage their money. Learners will gain support in becoming more confident using basic everyday maths skills and learn how to budget within their means for example you will learn how to feed the whole family with tasty and affordable meals within your own budget. You’ll get practical budgeting tips you can apply in the kitchen and spotting a bargain when shopping and how to get the best value deals and offers to make your money stretch further.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Mon 01/07/2024
Times:
11:30am - 2:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Landport Community Centre (Portsmouth)
Charles Street
Portsmouth
PO1 1JD
Tutor:
Debbie Woodward
Course code:
Q00014316
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Introduction to Digital Skills (Horsham - West Sussex Multiply)

Does the thought of using computers, the internet and other digital technologies leave you feeling out of touch and overwhelmed? Have you considered gaining digital skills but didn't know where to turn? If the answer is a resounding 'yes!' this is the course for you. This course is for learners with little or no experience of digital technologies who want to develop skills to become 'digitally literate' in their everyday life and work. Our aim is to empower you to confidently engage with the digital world of laptops, smart phones, email, news, word processing social media, entertainment, shopping and more!

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Mon 24/06/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Horsham Job Centre (JCP)
Marlborough House. 50 East Stree
Horsham
RH12 1HN
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00015561
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free