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Art Practical: Exploring Drawing and Painting: Still Life

This course offers a comprehensive exploration of practical drawing and painting techniques with a specific focus on still life compositions. Through a series of hands-on exercises and projects, students will develop their artistic skills and gain a deeper understanding of the principles and elements of art. In a supportive and collaborative environment, participants will learn to observe and capture the essence of still life objects using various drawing and painting mediums. Through a combination of demonstrations, discussions, and individualized feedback, students will refine their abilities to render form, texture, and light with accuracy and sensitivity.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 12/04/2024 -
Fri 21/06/2024
Times:
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Springbourne Library Community Room (Bou
297A Holdenhurst Road
Bournemouth
BH8 8BX
Tutor:
Abi Kremer
Course code:
Q00013804
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £126.00

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 12/04/2024 -
Fri 24/05/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Ethicare (Durham)
Southbrook House, Church Vale
High Pittington
Durham
DH6 1AH
Tutor:
Jayne Clark
Course code:
Q00013328
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Craft: Victorian Style Embroidered Patchwork

If you would like to learn a new sewing skill that combines Hand Embroidery and small patchwork fabric placement, then this the course is for you. The course is aimed at improvers that already have a basic knowledge of hand embroidery and would like to combine basic and intermediate stitch techniques. The techniques you will learn are based on the beautiful historical decorative embroidered quilts from the 1800’s where the style started. You will have the opportunity to hand piece together a colourful fabric background square and let loose your creativity to embellish the seams with freestyle hand embroidery stitches.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 12/04/2024 -
Fri 05/07/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Trudi Price
Course code:
Q00013904
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £66.60

Empowering Parents for Success (Norfolk Multiply)

Embark on a numeracy journey with our Multiply funded course, tailored to empower parents without prior math qualifications. Through innovative artistic approaches, we'll guide you in nurturing your child's mathematical skills, making learning a joyous and accessible experience. From creative games to art-based activities, we'll equip you with practical strategies to enhance your child's numeracy skills. This funded opportunity ensures inclusivity for all, so together, let's unleash the power of creativity and artistry to create a positive mathematical environment at home. Enrol now to multiply your child's mathematical confidence and potential! This course is free for anyone who hasn’t achieved a GCSE maths grade 4 and lives in Norfolk.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 15/04/2024
Times:
11:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Laura Howsen
Course code:
Q00014860
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Professional Development: CV Writing

On this course, you will learn about the key elements of a CV and follow this structure to build your own. You will be guided through a step-by-step process allowing you to build your CV as the course progresses. You will learn about the type of personal information you should include, how to construct your previous education and work experience, as well as how to write an effective personal statement. You will use your existing English to communicate with others on the course but you will continue to develop your wider English skills and learn new vocabulary connected to CV writing. You will need to be working at ESOL Level 1 to join this course. If you are a new WEA learner we will ask you to do a short initial assessment to check your ESOL Level. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Tue 14/05/2024
Times:
12:15pm - 2:45pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Imogen Draper
Course code:
Q00014573
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £64.75

Professional Development: SWAP Introduction to Customer Service

The course is aimed at anyone who would like to broaden their knowledge on customer service skills. We will cover the basics including identifying the needs and expectations of customers, how to deal with customers in challenging situations and much more. This course has been requested by a major employer working in the Insurance Industry. The WEA.org.uk working in partnership with Norwich DWP and Seetec Pluss, participants who successfully complete this course with the WEA, will receive a tour of the employers headquarters and a guaranteed interview . Participants will need to attend the Meet and Greet Session on Monday 15th April at 9:30 at Seetec Plus Headquarters Norwich

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Thu 18/04/2024
Times:
12:45pm - 3:15pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Seetec Pluss (Norwich)
1st Floor
Cavell House
Stannard Place
Norwich
NR3 1YE
Tutor:
Chris George
Course code:
Q00014035
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £63.00

Professional Development: Health & Safety at Work

Welcome to the comprehensive Health and Safety at Work course! This 6-week program is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote a safe and healthy working environment. Whether you are an employee, manager, or business owner, this course will provide you with essential insights and practical tools to ensure workplace safety. Throughout the program, you will delve into various topics related to health and safety, including risk assessment, hazard identification, emergency preparedness, and legal obligations. By exploring these areas, you will develop a solid understanding of the key principles and best practices that underpin a safe work environment. 

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 03/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Tricuro -Parkstone Connect Day Centre (P
Croft Road
Poole
BH12 3LD
Tutor:
Ruth Odurand
Course code:
Q00013897
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £63.00

Beginners Excel and Spreadsheets

Did you know you can use spreadsheets to make hundreds of everyday tasks easier? You can use them to efficiently keep track of job applications, birthday lists, inventories of collectible items, or anything else. Never opened a spreadsheet in your life? Don’t worry. This is an Excel course for beginners, and we’ll cover all the basics. This beginner’s Excel course aims to teach you computer skills for everyday life.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 03/06/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Mark Turk
Course code:
Q00013746
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £51.80

Skincare and Makeup for Beginners

The course introduces the basic beauty skills you need for entry in to the beauty industry. This course covers essential skills and knowledge to progress towards a career in the beauty industry. Makeup for beginners Discover application techniques products and tools for creating flawless makeup looks on this online course. Learn the art of makeup application and discover various makeup styles that include day time and evening smoky eye looks. Health and safety in the beauty industry. This course includes essential health, hygiene and safety in the beauty workplace. Starting your own small business. This course is designed for those looking to start a small business within this exciting industry. This course oh covers developing your business idea, including your business name pricing working hours and using social media etc.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000030
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

Music and Art: Sound and Vision

Programme of Study Music and Art: Sound and Vision Music Appreciation: How Sound Affects Our Moods, Wellbeing and Productivity (8th April – 20th May) Practical Art: Creative Artwork Inspired by Music and Sound (3rd June – 8th July) Start date: Monday 8th April to Monday 8th July 2024 Time: 2.00pm to 5.00 pm During this programme you will learn about the healing properties of sound, and how we can use sound and music to help our mental health and wellbeing. During the first course, we will cover meditation, mindfulness and the affects of sound upon us when we are out and about. You will have the opportunity to take part in group walks to locations such as Grove Park, the Grand Pier, beach etc. exploring how different locations and sounds make us feel. During the second half of the programme, you will have the opportunity to participate in practical art sessions to explore how artists use sound to inspire their artwork and will create your own art as a response to sound and music.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Location:
NST Hub (North Somerset Training Communi
31 Alexandra Parade
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1QZ
Course code:
P00000059
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available