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Learn Painting and Drawing Techniques - Inkwell

For beginners with some previous experience. On this course you will learn how to: Paint and draw using a variety of techniques Use paper, canvas, pencil and paint Create a series of paintings and drawings Make gallery visits Look at the wider socio-political context in accessible, structured and informal sessions…(more)

Tue, Sep 25, 2018 to Tue, Dec 04 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Inkwell
Provided by East Street Arts

Making Art in the Gallery

For beginners with some previous experience. On this course you will learn how to: Paint and draw using a variety of techniques Use paper, canvas, pencil and paint Create a series of paintings and drawings Look at the wider socio-political context in accessible, structured and informal sessions There are regular…(more)

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 to Wed, Dec 05 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Leeds Art Gallery
Provided by East Street Arts

Mindful Textiles

For beginners with some previous experience. On this course you will learn how to: Felt your own pieces using various felting techniques including wet and dry processes Update existing skills and learn new ones Create 2D and 3D decorative pieces for the home or to wear Use mindful techniques for…(more)

Thu, Sep 27, 2018 to Thu, Dec 06 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Feel Good Factor
Provided by East Street Arts

Telling Stories with Fabric, Print and Pattern

A course for beginners with some previous experience. On this course you will learn how to: Use different types of fabric crafts Find out about batik, felt making, printing, and pattern and embroidery Discover how artists have used fabrics to tell stories Create work using your own ideas and designs…(more)

Fri, Sep 28, 2018 to Fri, Dec 07 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Burmantofts Senior Action
Provided by East Street Arts

Cross Gates Confidence Building and Self Esteem

This is a 5 week course for parents annd carers who are thinking about making a positive change in thier lives. Over the 5 weeks of the course Learners look at: Building relationships The Impact of praise annd self esteem Explore solutions to barriers Develop personal skills and Knowledge Learn…(more)

Thu, Nov 15, 2018 to Thu, Dec 13 2018
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Crossgates And Manston Children's Centre
Provided by Pre-School Learning Alliance

(ACL) Introduction to Health & Social Care

An introductory course for those learners who would like to embark on a longer course in Health and Social care or embark on a career in the care sector. (more)

Wed, Sep 19, 2018 to Wed, Oct 10 2018
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Moving Towards Independence

A team working project developing skills including using public transport, accessing online services, looking after yourself and demonstrating your new skills in a team challenge, It is all about giving you the best start towards independence in a format that is right for you. (more)

Tue, Sep 11, 2018 to Tue, Dec 04 2018
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (Leeds) CIC

Arts and Crafts- Burley Park CC

You will learn the art of jewellery making and use your creative flair to make you own pieces of jewellery. The aim is for students to learn basic jewellery making techniques and finish their own unique piece of jewellery. (more)

Thu, Sep 20, 2018 to Thu, Dec 13 2018
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Burley Park Childrens Centre
Provided by Cardigan Centre

Learn about Arts and Crafts at The Bridge

This course is aimed at adults with learning disabilities. On the course, you will learn how to: Use different paint techniques including watercolour, acrylic, oil and tempura Find out about artists from the 1900's to present day Produce a series of images to take home Create work using your own…(more)

Mon, Sep 24, 2018 to Mon, Dec 03 2018
12:45 PM to 2:45 PM (2 hours) at The Bridge
Provided by East Street Arts

Learn and Make - Arts and Crafts at Middleton Active

A 30 week course for adults with learning disabilities which will empower learners to develop their art skills and express themselves creatively. Each of the 10 week terms has a different theme where learners will be introduced to artists, art movements and expressions, to which they'll produce a visual response…(more)

Tue, Sep 25, 2018 to Tue, Jun 25 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Middleton Active
Provided by East Street Arts

Learn and Make - Arts and Crafts Wednesdays at Potternewton

This is a 30 week course for adults with learning disabilities which will empower learners to develop their art skills and express themselves creatively. Each of the 10 week terms has a different theme where learners will be introduced to artists, art movements and expressions, to which they'll produce a…(more)

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 to Wed, Jun 26 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Potternewton Day Centre
Provided by East Street Arts

Drawing for Beginners - The Reginald Centre

On this course you will learn how to: Develop your confidence in hand/eye coordination using drawing materials Use a range of dry media including pencil, chalk/charcoal & pastel Use different shading techniques and find out about colour theory Try styles of drawing such as portraiture and drawing clothed models (more)

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 to Wed, Dec 05 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at The Reginald Centre
Provided by East Street Arts

Make Seasonal Crafts

This is a course for beginners and those with some experience. On this course, you will learn about: Seasonal inspired crafts using textiles, mosaic and ceramics Explore fabrics, basic crochet and stitching Stamps and prints for wrapping paper, fabric, ceramics and cards Creating work to take home (more)

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 to Wed, Dec 05 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at New Testament Church Of God
Provided by East Street Arts

Learn Fabric Craft Skills - Leeds Art Gallery

For beginners with some previous experience. On this course you will learn how to: The history of craft Embroidery stitches and techniques A variety of fabric techniques such as trapunto, cross stitch, macram\'e9, and felt making Making a series of mini banners to take home Creating work using your own…(more)

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 to Wed, Dec 05 2018
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (2 hours) at Leeds Art Gallery
Provided by East Street Arts

Learn and Make - Arts and Crafts at Leep 1

This course is aimed at complete beginners. On this course you will learn how to wet felt. Create unique artworks using the wet felting process Learn to make 3d felt crafts, learn how to sew together and stuff two pieces of felt. Learn how to embellish work Make work to…(more)

Thu, Sep 27, 2018 to Thu, Dec 06 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Leep1
Provided by East Street Arts

2D Textile Art at Inkwell

On this course you will learn how to: Explore the potential of fabric Use sewing as a drawing tool Cut out, fold, pleat and layer fabric into your own designs Create appliqu\'e9 pieces Work to personal themes and ideas Make work to take home or give as gifts (more)

Fri, Sep 28, 2018 to Fri, Dec 07 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Inkwell
Provided by East Street Arts

Learn and Make - Arts and Crafts at Naburn

Course for adults with disabilties. On this course, you will lea rn how to explore Art History using 2d and 3d Arts and Crafts. Learn about various art movements and infuential artists. Make artworks inspired by the weekly theme. (more)

Tue, Sep 25, 2018 to Tue, Dec 04 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Naburn Centre
Provided by East Street Arts

Learn and Make - Arts and Crafts Thursdays at Potternewton

A 30 week course for adults with learning disabilities which will empower learners to develop their art skills and express themselves creatively. Each of the 10 week terms has a different theme where learners will be introduced to artists, art movements and expressions, to which they'll produce a visual response…(more)

Thu, Sep 27, 2018 to Thu, Jun 27 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Potternewton Day Centre
Provided by East Street Arts

Introduction To Sewing

This course provides an opportunity for learners to make a garment using machine and hand sewing techniques. It is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience. Learners will build confidence, read patterns, measure accurately, cut cloth and research guides and techniques online. (more)

Mon, Sep 10, 2018 to Mon, Dec 17 2018
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Asha Neighbourhood Centre
Provided by Vera Media

(ACL) Sewing Dressmaking - Term 1 Tue AM

Learn and develop a range of dressmaking skills including measuring, construction, fitting, finishing, use of a sewing machine and overlocker (more)

Tue, Sep 18, 2018 to Tue, Dec 11 2018
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) Hairdressing - Introduction Term 1 Tue AM

This is a basic introduction to hairdressing skills (more)

Tue, Sep 18, 2018 to Tue, Dec 11 2018
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Art and Craft

From watercolours to beading this course is all about working with an artist in our studio. You will paint, create and make a wide range of items (mainly of your choice) as you develop practical, fine motor and social skills. Cost \'a315 towards resources. (more)

Wed, Sep 12, 2018 to Wed, Dec 05 2018
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (Leeds) CIC

Project Pop-Up

You will be working with your tutor to learn new skills. By applying these and working together you will make a selection of hand crafted items that will be used in a top secret pop-up event in time for Christmas. (more)

Thu, Sep 13, 2018 to Thu, Dec 06 2018
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (Leeds) CIC

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