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GCES Arts and Crafts Inspired by Nature

In this 5 week course you will gain access to google classroom and learn how to use the platform for East Street Arts courses. You will use Google Classroom to attend weekly live sessions with tutor guided learning activities and group discussions, access instructional videos, online resources and share your…(more)

Thu, Jun 25, 2020 to Thu, Jul 23 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by East Street Arts

GCES Nature for Health and Wellbeing

In this 5 week course you will gain access to google classroom and learn how to use the platform for East Street Arts courses. You will use Google Classroom to attend weekly live sessions with tutor guided learning activities and group discussions, access instructional videos, online resources and share your…(more)

Thu, Jun 25, 2020 to Thu, Jul 23 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by East Street Arts

DLPM Make a Mosaic Coaster

Learn how to create imagery and patterns through mosaics and create a coaster in the process. (more)

Mon, Jul 20, 2020 to Mon, Jul 20 2020
10:30 AM to 5:00 PM (7 hours) at Distance Learning Study Packs
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

DLPM Make a T-shirt Tote Bag

Learn how to create a tote bag from an old t-shirt. (more)

Thu, Jul 09, 2020 to Thu, Jul 09 2020
10:30 AM to 5:00 PM (7 hours) at Distance Learning Study Packs
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

GCSW Create a mandala in nature-G45

H&W course as to how to make a Mandala using things you can find in your garden or close to your home.Course materials are available from Monday 6 July until Sunday 12 July. You will need to enrol online before 8 July. See website: Swarthmore.org.uk for more details. (more)

Tue, Jul 07, 2020 to Thu, Jul 09 2020
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (an hour) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW Make a Wind Chime-G62

Creative wellness course that enables you to gather together all those metal objects that you would otherwise throw out and make awind chime from them! Unique and echo friendly!Course materials are available from Monday 13 July until Sunday 19 July. You will need to enrol online before 12 noon,,15 July,…(more)

Tue, Jul 14, 2020 to Thu, Jul 16 2020
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (an hour) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

DLPM Design your own Dreamcatcher

Using a range of mediums such as paint, yarn and beads, you will design your own wooden dreamcatcher that can be hung up for display. (more)

Thu, Jul 16, 2020 to Thu, Jul 16 2020
10:30 AM to 5:00 PM (7 hours) at Distance Learning Study Packs
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

GC GW Making rainbow paracord bracelets

Learn the technique of knotting paracord to make your own bracelet. You will be given a list of items you need to purchase (at your own cost) before the class starts in order to complete the practical element. (more)

Mon, Jul 27, 2020 to Mon, Jul 27 2020
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

GC GW Making snippet ribbons

Learn how to use a sewing machine and use up old scraps of fabric or paper to make snippet ribbons for use for edging journals or household items (more)

Mon, Jul 27, 2020 to Mon, Jul 27 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

GC GW Making a rainbow paracord keyring

Learn the technique of knotting paracord to make key rings. You will be given a list of items you need to purchase (at your own cost) before the class starts in order to complete the practical element. (more)

Mon, Jul 27, 2020 to Mon, Jul 27 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

GCCC Upcycle and Create - Face Mask

Come and join us in this fun and easy class where you will be able to make a unique face mask made with spare fabric or old clothing. Not PPE government standards, but they will act as a deterrent, ideal for when out shopping and public areas. Dust off that…(more)

Tue, Jun 23, 2020 to Tue, Jun 23 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Cardigan Centre

GCCC Upcycle - Create a Face Mask

Come and join us in this fun and easy class where you will be able to make a unique face mask made with spare fabric or old clothing. Not PPE government standards, but they will act as a deterrent, ideal for when out shopping and public areas. Dust off that…(more)

Wed, Jun 24, 2020 to Wed, Jun 24 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Cardigan Centre

GCCC So Easy - Sewing for Beginners

A new course for budding garment makers to develop their sewing skills prior to embarking on a garment making course. During this course you will learn to produce a variety of seam samples, such as flat, jean/double fell and tip stitched seams, darts and a variety of pleat samples, hem…(more)

Tue, Jun 30, 2020 to Tue, Aug 18 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Cardigan Centre

GCSW Felt Jewellery-G43

Learn how to use off-cuts of felt to make simple, colourful jewellery or decorations for your home.Course materials are available from Monday 6 July until Sunday 12 July. You will need to enrol online before 8 July. See website: Swarthmore.org.uk for more details. (more)

Tue, Jul 07, 2020 to Thu, Jul 09 2020
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (an hour) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW Watercolour Resists-G50

In this taster you will explore different materials that resist watercolour paints.Course materials are available from Monday 6 July until Sunday 12 July. You will need to enrol online before 8 July. See website: Swarthmore.org.uk for more details. (more)

Wed, Jul 08, 2020 to Fri, Jul 10 2020
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (an hour) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GC YM sewing taster

This taster course will allow you use your skills to create Rabbit Ear Bag. Our tutor will be available for direct contact on 9th & 10th between the hours of 14:00 & 15:00 Rabbit Ear Bag A lined reversible bag, with tie handles like rabbit ears. This intermediate level project…(more)

Thu, Jul 09, 2020 to Thu, Jul 16 2020
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

GCSW Sewing Taster - Bias Binding-G53

You will learn how to cut your own crossway strips and bind using an advanced method.Course materials are available from Monday 6 July until Sunday 12 July. You will need to enrol online before 8 July. See website: Swarthmore.org.uk for more details. (more)

Thu, Jul 09, 2020 to Fri, Jul 10 2020
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (an hour) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW Fabric Flower Necklace-G69

Make a necklace of soft fabric flowers from leftover scraps.Course materials are available from Monday 13 July until Sunday 19 July. You will need to enrol online before 12 noon,,15 July, 12 noon. See website: Swarthmore.org.uk for more details. (more)

Thu, Jul 16, 2020 to Fri, Jul 17 2020
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (an hour) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCCC Upcycle and Create: Book Sculptures

A practical, online, creative workshop involving discussion, tutor instruction, demonstration and practical crafting. Learn about how a few simple adaptations, additions and techniques can transform household waste into fabulous, useful and beautiful items. In this session we will explore book folding to create decorative sculptures for around the home. No…(more)

Fri, Jul 03, 2020 to Fri, Jul 03 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Cardigan Centre

GCCC Upcycle and Create: Paper Beading Workshop

To encourage resourceful creativity at home, reducing waste by upcycling junk into useful and beautiful things! This taster will form a practical introduction to creating usable beads out of paper which might otherwise go in the bin. Get creative and turn old paper which might otherwise go in the bin,…(more)

Tue, Jul 07, 2020 to Tue, Jul 07 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Cardigan Centre

GCCC Upcycle and Create: Funky Woven Paper Bag

Come along to this online session & learn how to upcycle old magazines / newspaper and other unwanted paper into a funky, eye catching & usable bag or table mat. Objectives: Consider measurement and scale of paper and its effect on the finished outcome Fold paper appropriately so that no…(more)

Tue, Jul 14, 2020 to Wed, Jul 15 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Cardigan Centre

GCCC Fabric Mache

A practical, online, creative workshop involving discussion, tutor instruction, demonstration and practical crafting. Learn how a few simple adaptations, additions and techniques can transform household waste into fabulous, useful and beautiful items. In this session we will explore the simple but fun technique of fabric mach\'e9 to transform old and…(more)

Fri, Jul 10, 2020 to Fri, Jul 10 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Cardigan Centre

GCSW Make a Felt Bowl-G46

We will be learning how to make a simple bowl out of wool tops using a resist, wet felting.Course materials are available from Monday 6 July until Sunday 12 July. You will need to enrol online before 8 July. See website: Swarthmore.org.uk for more details. (more)

Tue, Jul 07, 2020 to Thu, Jul 09 2020
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (an hour) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW Eco- Art : Paint & Food-G44

We will be making some home-made paint using items from your store cupboard. Course materials are available from Monday 6 July until Sunday 12 July. You will need to enrol online before 8 July. See website: Swarthmore.org.uk for more details. (more)

Tue, Jul 07, 2020 to Thu, Jul 09 2020
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (an hour) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW Creative Writing (A) 4-G48

Creative writing task using the good old dreaded ""show and tell"", giving a bit of parctise and awareness and revision around creative writing. (more)

Wed, Jul 08, 2020 to Thu, Jul 09 2020
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (an hour) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW Yarncraft 2-G52

This taster you will learn how to make a friendship bracelet from using carboard and yarn and a hanging heart start from pipe clearners and yarn.Course materials are available from Monday 6 July until Sunday 12 July. You will need to enrol online before 8 July. See website: Swarthmore.org.uk for…(more)

Thu, Jul 09, 2020 to Fri, Jul 10 2020
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (an hour) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW Poetry 2-G54

You will find out about Ekphrastic poetry and see how we can write poems inspired by art. You will also look at what haiku entails and how you can write one.Course materials are available from Monday 6 July until Sunday 12 July. You will need to enrol online before 8…(more)

Thu, Jul 09, 2020 to Fri, Jul 10 2020
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (an hour) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW Fantasy Art - Draw a Gesture-G55

Take a walk through the forbidden forest and happen across some fairy folk. Learn to draw gesture and then how to apply this technique.Course materials are available from Monday 6 July until Sunday 12 July. You will need to enrol online before 8 July. See website: Swarthmore.org.uk for more details. (more)

Thu, Jul 09, 2020 to Fri, Jul 10 2020
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (an hour) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW Creative writing-G57

Creative writing task using the good old dreaded ""show and tell"", giving a bit of parctise and awareness and revision around creative writing.Course materials are available from Monday 6 July until Sunday 12 July. You will need to enrol online before 8 July. See website: Swarthmore.org.uk for more details. (more)

Wed, Jul 08, 2020 to Fri, Jul 10 2020
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM (an hour) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW Drawing - How to Draw a Nose( B)-G58

This taster is tailored for anyone wanting to learn how to draw a nose using graphite pencil. You wil also learn about the Art Element 'Tone' and how to apply pencil pressure technique.Course materials are available from Monday 6 July until Sunday 12 July. You will need to enrol online…(more)

Fri, Jul 10, 2020 to Fri, Jul 10 2020
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

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