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Conversations and Coffee - Arts & Crafts Taster

A short one day taster session for those interested in taking part in further Arts and Crafts courses in the future. (more)

Tue, Jul 03, 2018 to Tue, Jul 03 2018
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at St Annes Resource Centre
Provided by East Street Arts

Memory Bunting

This course is for poeple in Hawksworth Wood who want to take part in a crafts taster session. The students will make bunting to celebrate 100 years on Hawksworth Wood. (more)

Sat, Jul 07, 2018 to Sat, Jul 07 2018
10:45 AM to 3:00 PM (4 hours) at Hawksworth Wood Ymca
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

Basic Conservation

An introduction to the personal and practical skills required to fulfil the role of Volunteer working effectively within a national charity. The course will cover such things as: timekeeping, communication skills, essential literacy and numeracy, as well as working well within a team and use of basic tools. It will…(more)

Thu, Jul 12, 2018 to Fri, Jul 20 2018
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Hollybush Conservation Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

(ACL) Digital Literacy Universal Credit

Course for people with knowledge of computers. (more)

Tue, Jul 17, 2018 to Fri, Jul 27 2018
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (6 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Summer School at Inkwell Arts

On this course you will: Experiment with new materials including water colour paints and acrylic. Learn new drawing techniques and work on canvas. Experiment with the techniques and materials the impressionists used Learn how to take photos using iPad's Use sketchbooks to note ideas and make sketches There will be…(more)

Tue, Jul 24, 2018 to Wed, Jul 25 2018
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Inkwell
Provided by East Street Arts

Arts and Crafts- Burley Park CC

You will learn the art of jewellery making and use your creative flair to make you own pieces of jewellery. The aim is for students to learn basic jewellery making techniques and finish their own unique piece of jewellery. (more)

Thu, Sep 20, 2018 to Thu, Dec 13 2018
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Burley Park Childrens Centre
Provided by Cardigan Centre

Active Job Seekers- Ingram Road Primary

This course will support active job seekers to develop; Skills in writing effective job applications - cv and cover letters Be able to identify their own strengths and transferable skills Develop their own interview skills Where to find job opportunities Introduction to the National Career Service support offer (more)

Fri, Sep 21, 2018 to Fri, Nov 30 2018
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Ingram Road Primary School
Provided by Cardigan Centre

Learn about Arts and Crafts at The Bridge

This course is aimed at adults with learning disabilities. On the course, you will learn how to: Use different paint techniques including watercolour, acrylic, oil and tempura Find out about artists from the 1900's to present day Produce a series of images to take home Create work using your own…(more)

Mon, Sep 24, 2018 to Mon, Dec 03 2018
12:45 PM to 2:45 PM (2 hours) at The Bridge
Provided by East Street Arts

Learn and Make - Arts and Crafts at Middleton Active

A 30 week course for adults with learning disabilities which will empower learners to develop their art skills and express themselves creatively. Each of the 10 week terms has a different theme where learners will be introduced to artists, art movements and expressions, to which they'll produce a visual response…(more)

Tue, Sep 25, 2018 to Tue, Jun 25 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Middleton Active
Provided by East Street Arts

Digital Employability 2 (Headingley)

This course is for unemployed people to improve their employability skills while using digital tablets. Students will learn how to use a tablet while applying for jobs, creating C.V's, setting up email addresses, completing application forms etc. The course is suitable for all levels and abilities. (more)

Tue, Jul 03, 2018 to Tue, Jul 31 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Headingley Community Hub
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

Learn Photography

Learn basic photography techniques and use those skills to take superb photos, then learn to edit them with Photoshop. (more)

Tue, Jul 03, 2018 to Tue, Jul 24 2018
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Brushstrokes II

Learn painting techniques with watercolours and acrylics, from landscapes to still life. Suitable for those who wish to learn extra techniques. All materials provided, but can bring your own if you would prefer. (more)

Tue, Jul 03, 2018 to Tue, Jul 24 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Job Skills (TLA)

Unemployed people living in or near Harehills who are looking to find work. (more)

Tue, Jul 10, 2018 to Tue, Jul 17 2018
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Temple Learning Academy
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

CREATIVE WRITING at AS

Objective is to produce pieces of prose and poetry. on a particular theme. (more)

Thu, Jul 12, 2018 to Thu, Jul 19 2018
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at St Annes Alcohol Services
Provided by St. Anne's Community Services

Wealstun Storysacks

A course to help fathers in prison support their children's very early reading skills. They will make a storysack and learn how reading is taught in school and how to offer further support at home. A family visit gives them the opportunity to put these skills into practice and help…(more)

Mon, Jul 16, 2018 to Fri, Jul 20 2018
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (8 hours) at Hmp Wealstun
Provided by MD Teaching and Training Ltd

CREATIVE WRITING at LEEP1

Objective is to produce pieces of prose and poetry focussing on a particular theme. (more)

Fri, Jul 27, 2018 to Fri, Jul 27 2018
10:00 AM to 1:15 PM (3 hours) at Leep1
Provided by St. Anne's Community Services

Learn Painting and Drawing Techniques - Inkwell

For beginners with some previous experience. On this course you will learn how to: Paint and draw using a variety of techniques Use paper, canvas, pencil and paint Create a series of paintings and drawings Make gallery visits Look at the wider socio-political context in accessible, structured and informal sessions…(more)

Tue, Sep 25, 2018 to Tue, Dec 04 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Inkwell
Provided by East Street Arts

Learn and Make - Arts and Crafts Wednesdays at Potternewton

This is a 30 week course for adults with learning disabilities which will empower learners to develop their art skills and express themselves creatively. Each of the 10 week terms has a different theme where learners will be introduced to artists, art movements and expressions, to which they'll produce a…(more)

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 to Wed, Jun 26 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Potternewton Day Centre
Provided by East Street Arts

Cross Gates Confidence Building and Self Esteem

This is a 5 week course for parents annd carers who are thinking about making a positive change in thier lives. Over the 5 weeks of the course Learners look at: Building relationships The Impact of praise annd self esteem Explore solutions to barriers Develop personal skills and Knowledge Learn…(more)

Thu, Nov 15, 2018 to Thu, Dec 13 2018
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Crossgates And Manston Children's Centre
Provided by Pre-School Learning Alliance

Glazing Master Class - 586c

A six hour class spread over 2 days. Learn how to create different coloured glazes and how to apply them. There will be demonstrations of many different glazing techniques. (more)

Mon, Jul 16, 2018 to Thu, Jul 19 2018
10:00 AM to 1:15 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Nature in Inks - 695c

A workshop learning how to create a landscape using ink with bleaching out effects and a variety of ink techniques. Beginners welcome. A charge of \'a3 3 will be payable for the silver. (more)

Wed, Jul 18, 2018 to Wed, Jul 18 2018
1:30 PM to 7:30 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Lids and Lugs (evening) - 694c

Come and have a go at handles, lids and lugs with Sally. (more)

Wed, Jul 18, 2018 to Wed, Jul 18 2018
6:15 PM to 9:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Interview Skills - 137c

Build confidence with the interview process, hints and tips for your interview. Opportunity to practice in a friendly, supportive environment. (more)

Tue, Jul 24, 2018 to Tue, Jul 24 2018
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Learn about Arts and Crafts - Patrick Studios and Leep 1

Festive /seasonal pottery and crafts course for beginners. This course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience During the course you will create a selection of seasonal inspired crafts out of clay to take home You will explore pottery techniques such as hand building, coil rolling, relief printing…(more)

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 to Wed, Dec 05 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Leep1
Provided by East Street Arts

Making Art in the Gallery

For beginners with some previous experience. On this course you will learn how to: Paint and draw using a variety of techniques Use paper, canvas, pencil and paint Create a series of paintings and drawings Look at the wider socio-political context in accessible, structured and informal sessions There are regular…(more)

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 to Wed, Dec 05 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Leeds Art Gallery
Provided by East Street Arts

Drawing for Beginners - The Reginald Centre

On this course you will learn how to: Develop your confidence in hand/eye coordination using drawing materials Use a range of dry media including pencil, chalk/charcoal & pastel Use different shading techniques and find out about colour theory Try styles of drawing such as portraiture and drawing clothed models (more)

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 to Wed, Dec 05 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at The Reginald Centre
Provided by East Street Arts

Confidence and Health F

Activity based sessions for building confidence and managing you health while prepapring to go back to work. Session 1 is an activity based session for building confidence towards getting back to work. There will also be a chance to explore your skills and qualities and understand how volunteering can help…(more)

Mon, Jul 02, 2018 to Mon, Jul 09 2018
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (4 hours) at Cafe Lux
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Inspire and Achieve - CH9

The course is designed to support unemployed individuals improve their employment prospects. In preparation for work learners will develop their skills around employability, which includes communication skills, creating an effective CV, confidence building, understanding how employers recruit, how to complete application forms, analysing vacancies, and job interviews etc. These courses…(more)

Wed, Jul 04, 2018 to Tue, Jul 31 2018
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (6 hours) at Learning Partnerships
Provided by Learning Partnerships Ltd

Confidence and Health G

Activity based sessions for building confidence and managing you health while prepapring to go back to work. Session 1 is an activity based session for building confidence towards getting back to work. There will also be a chance to explore your skills and qualities and understand how volunteering can help…(more)

Mon, Jul 16, 2018 to Mon, Jul 23 2018
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (4 hours) at Cafe Lux
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Make Seasonal Crafts

This is a course for beginners and those with some experience. On this course, you will learn about: Seasonal inspired crafts using textiles, mosaic and ceramics Explore fabrics, basic crochet and stitching Stamps and prints for wrapping paper, fabric, ceramics and cards Creating work to take home (more)

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 to Wed, Dec 05 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at New Testament Church Of God
Provided by East Street Arts

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