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GCSW-Conversations in Art - 512a

In Conversations we will discover different genres of art and arts practice, take virtual walks through exhibitions and galleries both local, national and global and discover for ourselves what art meant to us an individuals as well as learning about the artist's voice.5 sessions - 1 per fortnight. 28/09, 12/10,…(more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Nov 30 2020
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Espaniol En Marcha-429a

This course is an advanced Spanish language course. (more)

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 to Tue, Dec 15 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

Welcome to digital skills. Unlocking your potential-202a

This session is an introduction to online learning and will determine the current skill level and enable correct signposting for digital skills next steps. (more)

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 to Tue, Sep 29 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Spanish Intermediate 1 -426a

This course is aimed at more experienced speakers of Spanish. The course will be set at A2-B1 level. (more)

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 to Tue, Dec 15 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Learn to Draw-505a

Suitable for beginners and intermediate learner. This course aims to help you become more aware of pencil values, encourages you to observe your subject in more detail focusing on shading and tonal values, textures, layering, perspective and ways to hold your pencil to become a freer and a better mark…(more)

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 to Tue, Dec 15 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Italian Beginners-445a

This course is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little Italian language experience. (more)

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 to Tue, Dec 15 2020
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Spanish Beginners-419a

This Spanish language course is perfect for complete beginners or with very little Spanish. (more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Applied Paper Makes-575a

Learn to make a variety of gifts/home items from reclaimed paper sources. These sessions will introduce upcycling methods to make the most out of the paper we might ordinarily throw away. (more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Nov 11 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

Welcome to digital skills. Unlocking your potential-205a

This session is an introduction to online learning and will determine the current skill level and enable correct signposting for digital skills next steps. (more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Sep 30 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Spanish Improver-424a

This course is aimed at those who have already completed a beginners Spanish course A1 level. (more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Creative Wellness-544a

This course is suitable for anyone. Being creative has been proven to enhance our health and well being in a number of ways it may elevate mood, boost cognetic function and memory, increase our immunity and relieve depression and anxiety. (more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Wire Wrapped Jewellery - 533a

Learn how to make beautiful jewellery using silver wire and semi precious beads. During the course you will be taught simple wire wrapping techniques which you can use to make earings and a pendant or brooch. This course is suitable for beginners.Links will be given to students to enable them…(more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Dec 14 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

Welcome to digital skills. Unlocking your potential)-201a

This session is an introduction to online learning and will determine the current skill level and enable correct signposting for digital skills next steps. (more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Sep 28 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Creative Needle Felting-556a

This course is aimed at complete beginners or those with a little knowledge. We will be experimenting with needle felting techniques including making using needle felting for art, making 3 D creatures and / or flowers, using wire armatures and developing individual creative projects.Links will be given to students to…(more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Oct 26 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Fantasy Art Beginners - 501a

Have you ever wanted to draw weird and wonderful creatures straight from your imagination? This beginners course will help you do just that. If you have never drawn but always wanted to or you have not put pencil to paper for many a year then this the course for you. (more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Dec 14 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

Welcome to digital skills. Unlocking your potential-203a

This session is an introduction to online learning and will determine the current skill level and enable correct signposting for digital skills next steps. (more)

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 to Tue, Sep 29 2020
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Creative Writing Step Up-603a

This course would suit students who have already completed the introductory course or who have some prior experience of Creative Writing or plans for writing towards publication.The course includes week by week embellishment of fundamental skills - characterisation, plot, structure, sense of place, point of view, genre, audience, crafting, peer…(more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Fantasy Art Step Up - 502a

Do you want to take your drawing skills to the next level? Learn advanced techniques and how to apply them in a practical way to create more accomplished Fantasy Art illustrations. This course is aimed at those who draw often and already understand the basic principles of drawing. (more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-French Beginners-418a

This course is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little French language experience. (more)

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 to Thu, Dec 17 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Creative Writing Beginners-601a

A course for writers who are just starting out. We will look at different genres of writing: prose, poetry, short stories and how to develop character and a sense of place. (more)

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 to Thu, Dec 17 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Watercolour for Beginners - 503a

Learn the basics of watercolour, aimed at complete novice or not very confident painter you will learn about washes, colour and texture, wet on wet and wet on dry. (more)

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 to Thu, Dec 17 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Designer Mary Quant Inspired Tote Bag - Taster-674a

Mary Quant hit 1960's Swinging London with miniskirts, skinny ribs, feature zips and PVC. Make a Quant inspired tote bag with patch pocket and chunky zip. Intermediate level.Taster available 28 September to 4 October (more)

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 to Thu, Oct 01 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Welcome to digital skills. Unlocking your potential-206a

This session is an introduction to online learning and will determine the current skill level and enable correct signposting for digital skills next steps. (more)

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 to Thu, Oct 01 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Spanish Intermediate II-427a

This course is aimed at more experienced speakers of Spanish. The course will be set at B1-B2 level. (more)

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 to Thu, Dec 17 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Drama from Home - Talking Heads-608a

This course is inspired by Alan Bennetts Talking Heads, shown during the Spring 2020 Lockdown on BBC TV. Students will each create a character, and take him or her on a dramatic journey using two or thress events in the character's life. The student will write a 5 minute monologue…(more)

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 to Thu, Dec 10 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-German Beginners-450a

This course is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little German language experience. (more)

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 to Thu, Dec 17 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

Welcome to digital skills. Unlocking your potential-207a

This session is an introduction to online learning and will determine the current skill level and enable correct signposting for digital skills next steps. (more)

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 to Thu, Oct 01 2020
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Watercolours Step Up - 504a

On this course you will have the chance to develop your brush control further to achieve amazing results, you will learn about paper quality and its effects upon the image. (more)

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 to Thu, Dec 17 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Art Mix-540a

This course is tailored for beginners wanting to devlop their painting and drawing skills. You will learn basic oil painting techniques and basic colour theory as well as drawing fundamentals such as mark making. (more)

Fri, Oct 02, 2020 to Fri, Dec 18 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Portuguese Beginners-457a

This course is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little Portuguese language experience. (more)

Wed, Oct 07, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

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