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Art Practical: Introduction to Abstract Art

We will learn how to make abstract art that is unique and experimental, using chalk pastels, watercolour, acrylics, mixed media, and collage. Develop skills in all these media including brushwork and colour mixing. Artists studied will include JMW Turner, Kandinsky, Klee, Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Hilma af Klint, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, and countless contemporary artists. You will also be introduced to some lesser-known female artists who have been formerly neglected by the art establishment. A stimulating course which will help you will develop/improve your skills and creative thinking. Have fun and make art in a friendly like-minded group.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Abi Kremer
Course code:
Q00013914
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.30

Art Practical: Abstracting Summer Landscapes

We will learn how to make abstract summer landscape art inspired by the world around you (and weather!), that is unique and experimental, using chalk pastels, watercolour, acrylics, mixed media and collage, developing drawing and painting techniques. Artists studied will include JMW Turner, Monet, Kandinsky, Klee, Matisse, Mondrian, Hilma af Klint, Georgia O’Keeffe, Lee Krasner and countless contemporary artists. This course will also introduce you to some lesser-known female artists who have been formerly neglected by the art establishment. Have fun, develop your skills, and make art in a friendly like-minded group, inspired by this wonderful time of year.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Abi Kremer
Course code:
Q00013916
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to £33.30

Craft: Printing From Nature

There are many natural objects that can be used to print images onto paper and fabric. You will have an opportunity to forage in the garden for foliage and other objects to print with. You will gain an understanding of a printing technique as well as some colour theory and the different types of paint that can be used for printing on both paper and fabric plus how to apply the paint to the object to print from. This course is suitable for all levels of learners with no prior experience necessary. This course will provide you with the skills to produce some unique prints using what you can find in the natural environment.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 05/06/2024
Times:
10:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
The growing links community garden (Penz
The Community Garden
Posses Lane, Gulval
Penzance
TR18 3FJ
Tutor:
Jo McIntosh
Course code:
Q00014896
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £16.80

Pre-Entry ESOL: ESOL for Driving Theory Test Preparation (Hope Church)

The course is for learners who need support with English and who want to pass the Driving Theory test. Our course is friendly and a safe environment to ask questions. You will help each other to learn and practice through informal activities and discussions, helping you to develop your understanding and confidence. There will be an enrolment/assessment session on 22nd May at 12.30 at Hope Church Central (18A Derrington Ave, Crewe, England, CW2 7JB) . You must attend this enrolment session to make sure this is the right course for you. If this is your first WEA course, please bring ID and proof of benefit or low wage if you wish to claim fee waiver.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Hope Church
18A Derrington Avenue
Crewe
CW2 7JB
Tutor:
Andrea Ostapski
Course code:
Q00015051
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £73.50

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Together We Learn ESOL (Walton)

Discover the wonderful world of the English language with this entry level ESOL course. It will help you to develop your skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. Whether you have studied basic English before or you are completely new to it, you will find value in this ESOL course. Continue to develop your language skills to enable you to work here in the UK and build your confidence in your lives in the UK. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Continue your language journey with us today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 24/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Walton Salvation Army Centre (Liverpool)
Cavendish Drive
Liverpool
L9 1HW
Tutor:
Rodrigo Bascunan
Course code:
Q00015928
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.00

Digital Skills for Everyday Life (Multiply Norfolk)

You are welcome to come along to a supported enrolment session on 22nd May between 1.30pm and 3.30pm, to help guide you through the enrolment process. We will support you getting signed up for the course that starts on the 5th June. Does the thought of using computers, the internet and other digital technologies leave you feeling out of touch and overwhelmed? Have you thought about gaining some digital skills but didn’t know quite where to turn? If the answer to these questions is a resounding “Yes!” then you will feel right at home on our new Digital Skills for Everyday Living course. Here at the WEA, we have been busy developing this new and exciting course for people with little or no experience of digital technologies who want to acquire the 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:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 19/06/2024
Times:
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
The Mile Cross Phoenix Centre (Norwich)
132A Mile Cross Road
Norwich
NR3 2LD
Tutor:
Chris George
Course code:
Q00015470
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Multiply Essex: Being Safe Online

This short course will focus on ways you can keep your personal information safe when shopping online. We will work together to identify how some online scams work and what to do to avoid falling victim to them. We also look briefly at recent changes to the law around taxation with regard to selling online and consider a few common marketing techniques. Some basic maths will be covered relevant to this course giving you the opportunity to refresh or develop your skills in this area in a safe, supportive environment.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 05/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Salvation Army Donation Centre
1 Anglia Way
Braintree
CM7 3RG
Tutor:
Derek Robinson
Course code:
Q00016157
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Using Canvas to Learn

Studying online is a fun and effective way to learn. This course will teach you to use Canvas so that you can get the most out of WEA courses. You’ll learn digital skills to support you to study WEA online courses. This Canvas course is ideal for you if you’re considering taking a WEA course but feel unsure of your digital skills. It’s appropriate for complete beginners, so don’t worry if this is new to you.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 05/06/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
CREST (South Shields)
95 Fowler Street
South Shields
NE33 1NU
Tutor:
Maryam Knowles
Course code:
Q00012601
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Using Canvas to Learn

Studying online is a fun and effective way to learn. This course will teach you to use Canvas so that you can get the most out of WEA courses. You’ll learn digital skills to support you to study WEA online courses. This Canvas course is ideal for you if you’re considering taking a WEA course but feel unsure of your digital skills. It’s appropriate for complete beginners, so don’t worry if this is new to you.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 05/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
CREST (South Shields)
95 Fowler Street
South Shields
NE33 1NU
Tutor:
Maryam Knowles
Course code:
Q00012509
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Schools, Parenting and Child Development: SWAP Introduction to support work in schools

Would you like to help children gain confidence in their reading as well as English and maths? Then this may be the course for you. You will learn a range of strategies to help children in schools or your own children at home to become more confident in their ability. This course is ideal for anyone looking to progress onto work or volunteering in an education setting. Join us online for this 4 week course to find out support work in schools.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Mon 01/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Paula Hellal
Course code:
Q00012820
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £59.20