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Woodcraft for Women 3

Woodcraft for Women is a six week course to teach women the basics of woodworking. Participants will learn how to cut and measure wood, how to fix wood together and how to use power and hand tools safely. There will be an opportunity to turn a pen or bowl on…(more)

Tue, Jan 07, 2020 to Tue, Feb 11 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Welcome to IT – Word - 261b

Computer course for English language learners who like to develop their confidence using ICt and improve literacy and communication skills at the same time (more)

Tue, Jan 07, 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

Mind Over Matter- 308b

A course designed to support you in feeling better about yourself and feel more able to make any changes that you want to mprove your quality of life. (more)

Wed, Jan 08, 2020 to Wed, Apr 01 2020
1:15 PM to 3:15 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Creative Publishing - 273b

Computer course. Build up your computer skills further using MS Publisher and ready-made design layouts, create fancy cards, fliers, certificates and leaflets Uploading and downloading attachments and photos. (more)

Wed, Jan 08, 2020 to Wed, Apr 01 2020
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Maths Workshop - 106b

Workshop and taught classes to provide help with practical Maths skills for work and everyday life. Classes are at various levels and students can work towards their own goals. (more)

Thu, Jan 09, 2020 to Thu, Apr 02 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Computers for Supported learners - 240b

A supported computer course. Introduction to basic computer skills and use of other technology. For for people with learning difficulties/disabilities (more)

Mon, Jan 13, 2020 to Mon, Mar 30 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

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

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

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

Watercolours - Still Life

An introduction to self expression through watercolours. Learning to paint with a variety of watercolour techniques, including the use of colour and observational use of light and shade. Improve your wet and dry brush skills by painting still life from your own objects. Materials will be provided for use in…(more)

Wed, Feb 26, 2020 to Wed, Mar 25 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Chinese Brush Strokes - Animals

Producing a variety of beautiful animals on calligraphy rice paper of different sizes. The course will help develop or introduce different traditional Chinese and Japanese brush techniques in inks and watercolours. There will be an opportunity to place some animals in stylised landscapes. All materials will be provided to use…(more)

Thu, Feb 27, 2020 to Thu, Mar 26 2020
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Photography and Textiles (Patrick Studios)

Learn or develop textile techniques and simple photography skills. Design a tote bag to take home using simple textile and photographic transfer techniques. You will be guided in the basics of digital photography by an experienced tutor. A limited number of iPads/cameras will be available or you can bring your…(more)

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

Chinese Brushstrokes - Flowers

Producing a variety of beautiful flowers on calligraphy rice paper of different sizes, the course will teach traditional Chinese and Japanese brush techniques in inks and watercolours. There will be an opportunity to place some flowers in a stylised landscape. Materials will be provided for use in class. (more)

Thu, Jan 16, 2020 to Thu, Feb 13 2020
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Drawing - Portraits

Learn to identify and depict shapes, shadows, shading and proportions in faces. Use the blending of chalks, charcoal and pastels to emphasise tones and contours. Learn colour mixing with pastels and water soluble pencils. Materials for use in class will be provided. (more)

Wed, Feb 26, 2020 to Wed, Mar 25 2020
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Arts, Crafts & iPads (Middleton Active)

A 22 week course for adults with learning disabilities. The learners will be introduced to a variety of artists and practitioners, art movements and expressions. Each term has an overarching theme, organised into weekly topics and related activities. Whilst exploring the theme, learners will be taught art techniques and encouraged…(more)

Tue, Jan 14, 2020 to Tue, Jul 07 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Middleton Active
Provided by East Street Arts

Arts, Crafts & iPads (The Bridge)

A 22 week course for adults with learning disabilities. The learners will be introduced to a variety of artists and practitioners, art movements and expressions. Each term has an overarching theme, organised into weekly topics and related activities. Whilst exploring the theme, learners will be taught art techniques and encouraged…(more)

Wed, Jan 15, 2020 to Wed, Jul 08 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at The Bridge
Provided by East Street Arts

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