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Personal Development: Exploring Heritage of Freeman Street, Grimsby

This course is for a closed group of users of the Foresight North East Lincolnshire day care centre for adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LLDD). Delivered in a supportive environment, with an emphasis on the enjoyment of sharing existing knowledge of and discovering local history and heritage. Students will be assisted to develop basic digital skills and research skills to explore the history and heritage of a specific area of Grimsby town, namely, Freeman Street. They will be encouraged to use digital solutions to develop or improve their basic digital skills and research skills for finding information, images and video

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
Foresight Centre, Grimsby (Grimsby)
60 Newmarket Street
Grimsby
DN32 7SF
Tutor:
Trevor Parsons
Course code:
Q00014468
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £84.00

Personal Development: Mind@Work

This course is put on in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council and Job Centre Plus. Are you unemployed and looking for work but experiencing mental health issues? These might include, but not be limited to, stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks or post traumatic stress. This free support programme will help you to cope better with these challenges and discover techniques and strategies to use in every day life. There is an information and registration day on Monday, 15 April 10am-12pm. Please bring photo ID. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
24 sessions
Location:
The Old School Building (Wolverhampton)
The Old School
73 Dudley Road
Wolverhampton
WV2 3BY
Tutor:
Jayne Evans
Course code:
Q00014169
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £273.00

Film & Media: Deciphering the news

People’s main source of news used to be newspapers. Then along came radio. Then television. Then even more television. Then social media – Facebook, Twitter (now known as X), Instagram, Tik Tok, YouTube. Even if you don’t subscribe to any of these platforms, the noise they generate finds its way into the media you do consume. There is no escape. How do you make sense of it all? How do you sift truth from disinformation and misinformation? What’s in it for the people telling you the news? Come and join retired BBC Journalist Andrew Vincent for an exciting course full of debate! Set in a relaxed environment with others and led by Andrew who will ensure a fantastic experience.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 20/05/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
St Mark's Methodist Church (Cheltenham)
Gloucester Road
Cheltenham
GL51 8PX
Tutor:
Andrew Vincent
Course code:
Q00014032
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

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:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 22/04/2024
Times:
9:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Healthworks (Easington)
Paradise Lane, Eastington Co,
Easington
SR8 3EX
Tutor:
Jayne Clark
Course code:
Q00013139
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £12.60

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Membership Information

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12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Craft: Creativity for wellbeing

Let out your artistic side with our new papercraft & cardmaking creativity course. You will Learn the mental Health and wellbeing benefits of being creative in a friendly welcoming environment. Places are limited. To join this course you will need to attend the pre enrolment session at HOLMESCARR ARK AND CRAFTS room Holmescarr centre Rossington DN110LP Monday 15th April 10-12pm or 12.30-1.30 The course is suitable for beginners and will introduce you to the fundamentals of papercrafting, including basic techniques, tools and materials. You will learn how to choose the right paper, use cutting tools effectively and follow instructions and tutor demonstrations to create your own papercraft projects. The course will cover various types of papercrafts such as cardmaking & paper mache providing you with a solid foundation to explore more advanced techniques in the future. By the end of the course, you'll have increased your skills, knowledge & confidence to start crafting your own paper creations.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Holmescarr Ark and Crafts (Doncaster)
1 School Houses
Grange Lane, New Rossington
Doncaster
DN11 0LP
Tutor:
Jennifer Golton
Course code:
Q00015241
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £84.00

Textiles and Fashion: Upcycling with Embroidery

Indulge your creativity and do some good for the environment by joining us on this Embroidery course, which has been designed to help you extend the life of your clothing whilst exploring your artistic style. Through a series of hands-on sessions, you will explore the therapeutic benefits of crafting with a needle and thread while creating a unique embroidered patch which you will either use to mend a piece of torn or worn clothing or add a bit of personalised flair to an existing garment. Come along and learn the art of slow, mindful fashion in an inspiring setting in Historic York

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 13/05/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
St Olave's Church Hall (York)
Marygate Lane
York
YO30 7BJ
Tutor:
Victoria Bould
Course code:
Q00015197
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

Textiles and Fashion: Advanced Sewing skills for Employability

Discover the wonderful technique of sewing skill. This course will help to develop your craft in measure and marking and creating your own pattern. Whether you have studied basic or intermediate sewing before, you will find value in this sewing course by making your own garment made to measure and adjusting garments to your size. By the end of the course you can use these skills to open your own business or work for organisation . Start your own sewing journey today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
30 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00014872
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £252.00

Craft: Sewing - Upcycling (Intermediate)

This is a progression course from the Beginners’ Upcycling and will give you an opportunity to utilise and practise the skills that you learnt in the previous course. The course is suitable for you if you have completed the Beginner Level course or if you already have some basic skills. You'll discover how to breathe new life into old and unwanted garments using basic refashioning and recycling techniques, reducing your environmental footprint in the process. Explore creative methods to turn unwanted fabrics into unique and cherished items. You will also get an opportunity to enjoy and connect with a group of people with similar interests to share ideas and inspiration.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 24/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Hill View Community Centre (Nottingham)
Ransom Road
Nottingham
NG3 3LJ
Tutor:
Monazza Aziz
Course code:
Q00014853
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £151.20

Music Appreciation: Through Drumming

This course will be delivered through a combination of hands-on drumming sessions, interactive workshops, guided listening sessions, cultural explorations, and performances. Participants will have access to a variety of drums and instruments for hands-on learning and practice. Learners will explore the rich diversity of musical traditions and cultures through drumming develop foundational rhythmic skills and techniques on various percussion instruments.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
The Eagle Building (Sunderland)
201 High Street East, Sunderla
Sunderland
SR1 2AX
Tutor:
Mark Barfoot
Course code:
Q00014530
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £92.40

Award in Creative Craft (Textiles) Level 2

Combine your craft skills with key work skills in this textiles course. If you’re a whizz with threads, yarns, and fabrics, why not consider ways to earn a living from your creative skills? This is the perfect course to study if you enjoy handicrafts and would like to learn employability skills to help you get a job in craft-making. This textile crafts course has a business element to help you understand work options in this area. Textile design courses are also great if you’re returning to education after a long break, or want to develop a hobby.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 17/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 3:00pm
Duration:
14 sessions
Location:
Abakhan (Liverpool)
44 Stafford Street
Liverpool
L3 8LX
Tutor:
Amanda Meaghan
Course code:
Q00013064
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00