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Design, Make, Display

On this course you will be designing and making a range of handmade crafts based on a chosen theme. Using different techniques such as stencilling, clay modelling, weaving and decoupage, this course helps improve fine motor skills, hand eye coordination and working with tools. By the end of your course…(more)

Thu, Jan 09, 2020 to Thu, Apr 02 2020
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Journaling for Health and Wellbeing (Feel Good Factor)

Make fabric and paper journals, sketchbooks, and diaries and learn how journaling can be used as a tool for well-being in our daily lives. (more)

Thu, Jan 16, 2020 to Thu, Apr 02 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Feel Good Factor
Provided by East Street Arts

Nature for Health and Wellbeing (Inkwell)

Use nature as the basis for making personal items to take home. Take part in short accessible nature walks in the local area and forage for materials to use in your artwork. You will also learn how to incorporate batik techniques to create 2-dimentional and 3-dimentional pieces. (more)

Fri, Jan 17, 2020 to Fri, Apr 03 2020
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (2 hours) at Inkwell
Provided by East Street Arts

Sew a Tote Bag

Whether you are a beginner or have a little more experience, this is the course for you. Learn or improve your sewing skills whilst making a unique tote bag. You will try a range of sewing techniques, on many different mediums including recycled materials (\'a35 cost). (more)

Tue, Jan 07, 2020 to Tue, Feb 11 2020
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Making Puppets

On this course, you will learn how to make puppets and props through a range of craft techniques which you will use to tell a story. (more)

Wed, Jan 22, 2020 to Wed, Apr 01 2020
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (2 hours) at The Bridge
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Mindful Art - 542b

Relieve stress and boost your health and well-being by using artistic and creative mindfulness techniques. (more)

Tue, Mar 03, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Creative Wellness - 544b

On this course you will take part in a variety of art and craft activities. It has been shown that being creative improves self esteem and confidence. (more)

Tue, Jan 07, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Community Pottery T2

This pottery course is for learners in the community who want to learn basic pottery making techniques. (more)

Thu, Jan 09, 2020 to Thu, Apr 02 2020
12:45 PM to 2:45 PM (2 hours) at Osmondthorpe Resource Centre
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

Intermediate Garment Making

During this course you will work towards making a unique garment or dress following a commercial sewing pattern. You will learn to cut fabrics to fit your shape and develop sewing skills. This course is suitable for novice learners; some may have used sewing machines before but would like to…(more)

Thu, Jan 16, 2020 to Thu, Apr 02 2020
9:15 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Hillcrest Academy
Provided by Cardigan Centre

Introduction to Garment Making

During this course you will work towards making a unique garment or dress following a commercial sewing pattern. You will learn to cut fabrics to fit your shape and develop sewing skills. This Course is suitable for novice learners; some may have used sewing machines before but would like to…(more)

Tue, Jan 07, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 2020
12:30 PM to 2:45 PM (2 hours) at Cardigan Centre
Provided by Cardigan Centre

Introduction to Garment Making

During this course you will work towards making a unique garment or dress following a commercial sewing pattern. You will learn to cut fabrics to fit your shape and develop sewing skills. This Course is suitable for novice learners; some may have used sewing machines before but would like to…(more)

Fri, Jan 17, 2020 to Fri, Apr 03 2020
9:15 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Hillcrest Academy
Provided by Cardigan Centre

Upcycle - Wardrobe Revival

This fun course enables you to bring new life to a pair of your favourite jeans, a child's T shirt, a dress, shirt, scarf etc. re-creating old items that you no longer use into a product that is original and unique. Products can be embellished using buttons, beads, ribbons, hand-stitched…(more)

Wed, Jan 22, 2020 to Wed, Apr 01 2020
9:15 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Little London Primary School
Provided by Cardigan Centre

Jewellery-Step Up - 532b

Jewellery course.A practical jewellery making class for people who have already learnt the basic techniques in jewellery making. Your tutor or the student adviser will guide you onto which course is best for you. The course will enable you to further develop techniques for making jewellery using copper and silver. (more)

Mon, Jan 06, 2020 to Mon, Mar 30 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Jewellery-Beginner - 530b

Jewellery course. Learn the basic techniques for simple jewellery design and making. You will develop different techniques using copper and then move onto silver when you feel more confident.This is not a beading course. (more)

Mon, Jan 06, 2020 to Mon, Mar 30 2020
12:15 PM to 2:15 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Sewing - Mixed Ability - 554b

A short practical sewing course for anyone interested in developing sewing skills. Will use commercial sewing patterns You will learn a range of sewing, craft and design skills recorded in a portfolio. (more)

Thu, Jan 09, 2020 to Thu, Feb 13 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Sewing Step Up - 553b

A practical sewing course for learners to advance. Will use commercial sewing patterns You will learn a range of sewing, craft and design skills recorded in a portfolio. (more)

Fri, Jan 10, 2020 to Fri, Apr 03 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Art Mix - 540b

A creative mix of painting, drawing and print sessions. Broaden your horizons, find those hidden talents and build your confidence in this art course. (more)

Fri, Jan 10, 2020 to Fri, Apr 03 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Painting & Mixed Media - 543b

A course to introduce you to some new painting techniques, how to work with mixed media, different ways to begin work and how to make a series of images. (more)

Fri, Jan 10, 2020 to Fri, Apr 03 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Sewing - Basic - 552b

A practical sewing course for beginners. You will learn a range of sewing, craft and design skills recorded in a portfolio. (more)

Fri, Jan 10, 2020 to Fri, Apr 03 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Develop Drawing and Painting Skills (Inkwell)

Develop your drawing and painting skills. Learn how to use a range of artist materials and look at well-known artists as a focus for creating personal work to take home. (more)

Tue, Jan 14, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Inkwell
Provided by East Street Arts

Family Pottery - 651b

Family activity Pottery course. Come and have fun in our well-equipped pottery studio. Learn different techniques working together to produce creative ceramic pieces. (more)

Tue, Jan 14, 2020 to Tue, Mar 24 2020
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Making Art in the Gallery (Leeds Art Gallery)

Make drawings taking inspiration from the gallery exhibitions. Learn how artists use techniques to create their work. Complete a finished piece to take home. (more)

Wed, Jan 15, 2020 to Wed, Apr 01 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Leeds Art Gallery
Provided by East Street Arts

Watercolours - Landscapes

Learn to paint landscapes in watercolour producing beautiful light-filled pictures. You may base pictures on your own photographs, using watercolour techniques to add texture and tonal values. Practice the use of perspective to show distance and depth. trees, water and buildings will be covered. Materials will be provided for use…(more)

Wed, Jan 15, 2020 to Wed, Feb 12 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Drawing - Still Life

An introduction to self expression through drawing. Learning to draw from life, improving observational skills using different drawing media and mask making. Tools will include chalk , charcoal, pastels, ink and wash. Subjects will include pots, bottles, glasses, fruits and flowers. Most materials will be provided for use in class. (more)

Wed, Jan 15, 2020 to Wed, Feb 12 2020
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Needle Felting

This 5 week course will help you to produce a variety of animals, flowers, jewellery and pictures using soft merino wool. This is a process of fusing wool together with barbed needles. It is a relaxing and creative craft. All tools and materials are provided. (more)

Thu, Jan 16, 2020 to Thu, Feb 13 2020
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Pottery-Beginners - 516b

Pottery course. Learn the basic techniques of pottery, including glazing & throwing on the wheel. (more)

Fri, Jan 17, 2020 to Fri, Mar 27 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Fabricated Creations 2

Over this 6 week course, individuals will have the opportunity to make a variety of fun creations with fabric using handsewing including: fabric bears patchwork felt brooches Dorset buttons doorstops cat-shaped pencil cases This course is suitable for all levels of sewing. (more)

Wed, Jan 29, 2020 to Wed, Mar 11 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Learn To Sew 2

Individuals on this 6 week course will learn hand and machine sewing technique. The course is suitable for those who have not sewn before or would like to refresh their skills. Week by week, individuals will learn a variety of techniques to add to their sewing toolbox and the course…(more)

Wed, Jan 29, 2020 to Wed, Mar 11 2020
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Patchwork

You will start creating your own piece of patchwork, whether that be a quilt, a throw, a cushion or just a sewn piece of art. You will learn the technique of English paper piecing - folding fabric over paper templates and hand sewing these together. Creating panels, using both traditional…(more)

Wed, Feb 05, 2020 to Wed, Mar 18 2020
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Improve Your Art Workshops

Individuals will learn new and more complex techniques in painting and experiment with new mediums such as: Oils Brusho Oil Pastels Interference paints They will create multiple pieces of their own art work over the course for them to take home or gift. This course is suitable for complete beginners…(more)

Thu, Feb 06, 2020 to Thu, Mar 19 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

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