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Design Make Display

This course is all about making hand-crafted items including; bags, pottery, keyrings, candles, decorations and more. You will work with the tutor to decide on the projects you would like to create using different techniques such as sewing. This course will help you develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and…(more)

Thu, Sep 12, 2019 to Thu, Dec 05 2019
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Art and Craft

From using paint, clay and textiles, this course is all about working with you to create a range of projects such as paintings, drawings, sculptures and collage. This course will help you develop practical and social skills, make friends and have fun. At the end, you will have an exhibition…(more)

Wed, Sep 11, 2019 to Wed, Dec 04 2019
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Craft for Health and Wellbeing (Feel Good Factor)

Bring your old photographs along as inspiration for creating new artworks to frame for the home and have a go at using an iPad or tablet - guided by the tutor. Aimed at beginners. (more)

Thu, Sep 19, 2019 to Thu, Dec 05 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Feel Good Factor
Provided by East Street Arts

Nature for Health and Wellbeing (Inkwell)

Take inspiration from short local nature walks and make nature based crafts to take home. iPads are available to use. No experience needed. Aimed at beginners. (more)

Fri, Sep 20, 2019 to Fri, Dec 06 2019
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (2 hours) at Inkwell
Provided by East Street Arts

Make do and mend (Leeds Art Gallery)

Learn how to mend and up-cycle your own garments. Be inspired by the Leeds Art Gallery collection and create new looks! (more)

Wed, Sep 18, 2019 to Wed, Dec 04 2019
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (2 hours) at Leeds Art Gallery
Provided by East Street Arts

Fabricated Creations

Over this 10 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)

Thu, Oct 03, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Mindful Art - 541a

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

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 to Tue, Oct 22 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Painting & Mixed Media - 543a

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, Sep 20, 2019 to Fri, Dec 06 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Mindful Art - 542a

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

Tue, Nov 05, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Sewing - Basic - 552a

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

Fri, Sep 20, 2019 to Fri, Dec 06 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Painting & Drawing - 150

A supported course for people with learning disabilities/difficulties. The opportunity to improve your communication and life skills through this creative arts course. You will be able to experiment with different techniques and materials and explore (more)

Mon, Sep 23, 2019 to Mon, Jun 29 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Advanced Sewing T1

This is an advanced sewing course for people who live in or near Osmondthorpe who want to work on advanced sewing projects. (more)

Thu, Sep 05, 2019 to Thu, Dec 19 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Osmondthorpe One Stop Centre
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

Basic Sewing T1

This course is for students living near Osmondthorpe who want to learn and develop their basic sewing skills/ techniques. It will give students the opportunity to develop both hand and machine sewing skills. (more)

Thu, Sep 05, 2019 to Thu, Dec 19 2019
12:45 PM to 3:15 PM (3 hours) at Osmondthorpe One Stop Centre
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

Sewing HW T1

For learners who live in or near Hawksworth Wood with an interest in learning to sew. Students will learn both hand and machine sewing techniques and will work towards individual projects. (more)

Wed, Sep 11, 2019 to Wed, Dec 18 2019
9:15 AM to 11:15 AM (2 hours) at Hawksworth Wood Ymca
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

Sewing Compton T1

This course is for students living near Harehills who want to learn and develop basic sewing skills/ techniques. It will give students the opportunity to develop both hand and machine sewing skills. (more)

Wed, Sep 11, 2019 to Wed, Dec 18 2019
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (2 hours) at Compton Centre
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

Basic Pottery T1

This course is for students with disabilities that attend Osmondthorpe Resource Centre. It is a basic pottery class that allows students to discover the world of pottery and make pots, vases and various individual projects. (more)

Mon, Sep 23, 2019 to Mon, Dec 16 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Osmondthorpe Resource Centre
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

Intermediate Pottery T1

This course is for students with disabilities. It is an intermediate level class that allows students to discover the world of pottery through making pots, vases and various other individual projects. (more)

Mon, Sep 23, 2019 to Mon, Dec 16 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Osmondthorpe Resource Centre
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

Advanced Pottery T1

This course is for students with disabilities that attend Osmondthorpe Resource Centre. It is a n advanced pottery class that allows students to discover the world of pottery and make pots, vases and various individual projects. (more)

Wed, Sep 25, 2019 to Wed, Dec 18 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Osmondthorpe Resource Centre
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

Introduction to Pottery T1

This course is for students with disabilities who attend Osmondthorpe Resource Centre. It is an int r oduction to pottery class that allows students to discover the world of pottery and make pots, vases and various individual projects. (more)

Thu, Sep 26, 2019 to Thu, Dec 19 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Osmondthorpe Resource Centre
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

Pinny & Peg Bags - 670a

What could be more chic, a peg-bag to match your pinny. Vintage sewing fun with Mrs Sew-and-Sew (more)

Sat, Nov 16, 2019 to Sat, Nov 16 2019
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Making an apron

This course will help you develop some basic sewing and design skills. You will make a simple apron with your own design and you will learn a variety of skills which will help you to decorate this. (more)

Wed, Sep 18, 2019 to Wed, Oct 23 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Vale Circles
Provided by Leeds City College

Jewellery - Step Up - 532a

A practical jewellery making class for people who have already learnt the basic techniques in Jewellery making. The course will enable you to further develop previously learnt techniques to produce beautiful jewellery. (more)

Mon, Sep 16, 2019 to Mon, Dec 09 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Jewellery-Beginner - 530a

Learn the basic techniques to design and make simple jewellery. You will develop different techniques using copper and then progress onto silver when you feel more confident. (more)

Mon, Sep 16, 2019 to Mon, Dec 09 2019
12:15 PM to 2:15 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Sewing - Mixed Ability - 554a

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)

Thu, Sep 19, 2019 to Thu, Oct 24 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Art Mix - 540a

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, Sep 20, 2019 to Fri, Dec 06 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Sewing Step Up - 553a

A practical sewing course for learners to advance. YOu will use Commercial sewing patterns and learn a range of sewing, craft and design skills which will be recorded in a portfolio. (more)

Fri, Sep 20, 2019 to Fri, Dec 06 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Pottery-Beginners - 516a

Learn the basic techniques of pottery including glazing and throwing on the wheel. (more)

Fri, Sep 27, 2019 to Fri, Dec 06 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Jewellery - Make a Pendant - 534a

This is a short practical jewellery making class for beginners. You will learn a range of jewellery metal work techniques to enable you to make your own pendant. (more)

Tue, Nov 05, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
12:15 PM to 2:15 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Sewing - Home Furnishings - 555a

In this short practical sewing course you will learn some basic sewing skills and make simple home furnishings to brighten your home and save money (more)

Thu, Nov 07, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Pottery - Family - 651a

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

Tue, Sep 24, 2019 to Tue, Dec 03 2019
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

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