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Art Practical: Building our Collaborative Sculpture

During this two day workshop you will work as part of a team to build a sculpture with the theme ‘Safe Passage’. The build will take place at the Tamar Bridge Visitor and Learning Centre, where the sculpture will later go on public display. You will also have the opportunity to join us for a celebration event later on in the autumn, when the finished artwork will be unveiled.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 25/04/2024 -
Fri 26/04/2024
Times:
9:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
The Tamar Bridge (Plymouth)
Tamar Bridge Office
Pemros Road
Plymouth
PL5 1LP
Tutor:
Miranda Qualtrough
Course code:
Q00009816
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £58.80

International Cooking

International Cooking offers an exciting, well-rounded programme of skills. Designed to both elevate your cooking prowess and give you additional skills which contemporary cooks need to flourish. As well as mastering authentic recipes from across the globe, you will be introduced to current Food Hygiene guidance; you will learn how to develop your digital skills to make the most of the internet to access recipes or research ingredients; and boost your self-confidence with some useful communication skills and vocabulary. Your experienced tutor will support you step by step through this learning journey.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 26/04/2024 -
Fri 28/06/2024
Location:
Westgate Hill Primary School (Newcastle
Beaconsfield Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 5JN
Course code:
P00000066
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

Creative Writing: Sense of Place: Showing & Telling (Friday)

Practice techniques for creating short stories, true or untrue. We'll apply the principles of short fiction to our writing, with the focus this term on thinking about how point-of-view impacts on structure. There will be writing exercises, discussions, an optional weekly homework task and feedback. Guidance on feedback techniques will be provided. The course content has flexibility, and will be adapted to suit the needs of the group. Suitable for improvers. This course uses the same content as the Thursday morning fortnightly course, Sense of Place: Showing & Telling, and the Thursday morning course, Sense of Place: Showing & Telling.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 26/04/2024 -
Fri 07/06/2024
Times:
11:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Catherine Humphris
Course code:
Q00014009
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to £44.40

Craft: Paper-Craft: Smash Your Stash (online)

Come and join an enthusiastic group of creative crafters who, along with an experienced tutor will strive to unlock their creativity in this hands-on craft course. On this course you will be guided to see your scraps differently and see the craft potential of things you would normally throw away. Whatever paper-craft you are into each session of this course aims to unleash your creativity as you repurpose materials from your stash into pockets, embellishments, handmade cards, and ephemera pieces. For this course you will need minimal supplies and a full list will be available on Canvas but to get started it would be helpful to have some of the following: -Assorted paper – plain and patterned and coloured cardstock - Scissors -Glue sticks, wet glue, adhesive tape. -Old books / magazines -Buttons, ribbons beads, die cut shapes.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 26/04/2024 -
Fri 24/05/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Tracey Broomfield
Course code:
Q00014871
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £37.00

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12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Entry Level ESOL: Living and working in the UK

The ESOL Living and working in UK course is designed for beginners who have little or no prior knowledge of the English language. In a face-to-face, comfortable and very positive environment you will have an opportunity to improve your skill and gain confidence. This course is focused on helping students develop fundamental speaking and listening skills in English. By the end of the course, students should be able to hold simple conversations and understand basic English conversations. Indulge in the topics like : “All about me”, “Talking about your neighbourhood”, “How do you spend your weekends?” and many more.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 26/04/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
11:45am - 1:45pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Spring Bank Community Centre
West Parade
Spring Bank
Hull
HU3 1BX
Tutor:
Edyta Bogdanowicz
Course code:
Q00015115
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £100.80

Art Appreciation: How to see and interpret sculptures

Have you ever wondered how to look at a sculpture? What is it made of, and how? Should you move around it and maybe even touch it? In this course, we will develop our appreciation and understanding of sculpted works of art. Works as diverse as the prehistoric “lion-man” carved in mammoth ivory, Michelangelo’s famed marble sculptures, and the earthworks of Robert Smithson will be studied. We will look at techniques and visual characteristics, at iconography and purpose, and learn about different styles.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 26/04/2024 -
Fri 05/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Caroline Levisse
Course code:
Q00015070
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £74.00

Art Practical: Beginners' - Portraiture Painting

To introduce students to the art of portraiture in a relaxed and supportive environment. This course takes students through the basics of sketching and then painting faces to gain a good likeness. It provides step by step instructions on positioning the features, the use of light and shade as well as colour mixing. This portraiture course is suitable for both beginners as well as experienced students. The course will provide you with an understanding of the methods, materials and concepts required to create both drawn and painted portraits. We will be using a variety of drawing and painting materials. Basic anatomy, colour mixing, paint application and ways of looking will all be discussed.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 26/04/2024 -
Fri 05/07/2024
Times:
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Frank Ferrie
Course code:
Q00014044
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to £74.00

Art Practical: Acrylic Painting - Exploring Colour

Come and join this course to explore colour with acrylic paint on this online workshop. Acrylic paint is a very versatile medium, and on this course you will develop your confidence in colour mixing and will use this knowledge to start a still life painting of your choice. You will produce a valuable aid to help your painting both now and in the future. We will use primary colours and you will be surprised at the range of colours possible. Taught by a supportive and experienced tutor, you will receive support and guidance as you work.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 26/04/2024 -
Fri 26/04/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Roz Beeson
Course code:
Q00014406
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £9.25

Community Interpreting: Understanding the role of a community interpreter

Are you bilingual? Ever thought about using your language skills to help out in the community? Did you know you can get many jobs with languages? If you speak English and another language fluently, you could make a great community interpreter. This community interpreter course gives you an introduction to the language and interpreting skills needed for this type of work. It can teach you foundational concepts to test your community interpreting skills informally with family or friends. This course can prepare you to help members of your family or community to overcome language barriers in their everyday lives. It can also help you decide if you’re interested in pursuing community interpreting jobs.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 26/04/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Spring Bank Community Centre
West Parade
Spring Bank
Hull
HU3 1BX
Tutor:
Edyta Bogdanowicz
Course code:
Q00014966
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £100.80

ESOL for Work & Life Beginners

This is the next stage course for learners who have completed their entry 1 qualification and now want to progress to start learning entry 2 level ESOL. Entry level learners to continue their local ESOL classes. During the course you will continue to learn basic English that will help you better explore and take part in your local community and to help build your employability skills for work. Before you can join the course, your English skills will be checked with a short test so that the tutor can make sure that the class is right for you. This course is for people with little English. You do not need any ESOL qualifications to join.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 26/04/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
34 sessions
Location:
Mosses Community Centre (Bury)
Cecil Street
Bury
BL9 0SB
Tutor:
Sehreen Ali
Course code:
Q00014425
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £362.00