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Sewing

Learn and build on a range of sewing techniques including a no sew bag, hand sewn decorations and onto using a sewing machine to make and applique a cushion cover. (more)

Wed, Sep 16, 2020 to Wed, Nov 25 2020
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Paper Craft

Learn new techniques and develop fine motor skills as you explore with recycled materials to create a wide range of paper craft items including cards, decorations and origami. (more)

Thu, Sep 17, 2020 to Thu, Nov 26 2020
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Mosaics & Clay

Learn how to use a range of tools and mediums as you explore and practice techniques to combine mosaics and clay to create a range of items including a coaster, photo frame and plant pot. (more)

Thu, Sep 17, 2020 to Thu, Nov 26 2020
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

CCGC Upcycle - From Trash to Treasure

A practical, online, creative course involving discussion, tutor instruction, group demonstration and practical crafting. Explore and discuss the value and possibilities of upcycling, sustainability and resourcefulness in craft. Learn about how a few simple adaptations, additions and techniques can transform household waste into fabulous, useful and beautiful items. In session…(more)

Thu, Sep 24, 2020 to Thu, Nov 05 2020
10:00 AM to 12:15 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Cardigan Centre

GCCC Drawing for Wellbeing

A supportive, fun, relaxing and creative online course. Practicing art has been acknowledged to have positive impacts on physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing. In this course you will experience guided, mindful drawing activities, focused on the process of creation, rather than a fixed outcome, whilst also developing your…(more)

Tue, Sep 22, 2020 to Tue, Nov 03 2020
10:00 AM to 12:15 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Cardigan Centre

GCSW-Creative Wellness-544a

This course is suitable for anyone. Being creative has been proven to enhance our health and well being in a number of ways it may elevate mood, boost cognetic function and memory, increase our immunity and relieve depression and anxiety. (more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Introduction to Pilates for Wellbeing

Introduction to Pilates For Wellbeing Course This 6 week course will introduce students to Pilates as form of exercise. Students will learn the beginners Pilate exercises, and the course will guide participants in developing a personal practice. The participants will explore the initial stages of Pilates including the health and…(more)

Wed, Sep 16, 2020 to Wed, Oct 21 2020
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Cardigan Centre
Provided by Cardigan Centre

Mindfulness for Wellbeing

Mindfulness for Wellbeing Mindfulness can help us live well, noticing the good things in life and dealing better with the difficult things. By learning to pay more attention to our experience and understanding our minds and habits we can learn to become more mindful, reduce stress and enjoy life more…(more)

Fri, Sep 18, 2020 to Fri, Dec 11 2020
9:45 AM to 11:45 AM (2 hours) at Cardigan Centre
Provided by Cardigan Centre

Introduction to Pilates for Wellbeing

Introduction to Pilates For Wellbeing Course This 6 week course will introduce students to Pilates as form of exercise. Students will learn the beginners Pilate exercises, and the course will guide participants in developing a personal practice. The participants will explore the initial stages of Pilates including the health and…(more)

Wed, Nov 04, 2020 to Wed, Dec 09 2020
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (2 hours) at Cardigan Centre
Provided by Cardigan Centre

Improving Your Mental Health 1

This course is aimed towards individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. Delivering a range of therapeutic and educational interventions, supporting learners to use mindfulness techniques, breathing exercises, and guided visualisations, bringing calmness to the mind and improving sleep. (more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Oct 26 2020
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (2 hours) at Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

Drug and Alcohol Awareness 1

This course is aimed at learners wishing to progress into a career within the voluntary sector/Health and Social Care. The course will include an overview of the different substances, their appearance and effect, and the legal status. This course will add value to learners' CVs, which will be developed further…(more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Oct 21 2020
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (2 hours) at Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

Self Esteem and Compassion

The aim of the course is to improve recovering people's wellbeing, self-esteem, self-awareness, and ability to self-nurture, supporting them to maintain their successful recovery from problematic substance use. Attendees will gain insight into how internal and external factors have influenced their own framework of attitudes towards, and expectations of, themselves. (more)

Fri, Oct 02, 2020 to Fri, Oct 30 2020
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (2 hours) at Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

Game On

This course is all about games, from playing them to making them. This course will let you explore tactics, teamwork, different types of games and what makes a great game. You will then create the very first People Matters game! (more)

Tue, Sep 15, 2020 to Tue, Nov 24 2020
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Creative Storytelling

Explore different ways to tell a story as you create and develop a script, choose how to tell and share it. Will you choose stop-start animation, puppets, comic strips or something different? (more)

Tue, Sep 22, 2020 to Tue, Dec 01 2020
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Meditation & Mindfulness

Explore and learn different techniques and activities to help keep you relaxed. Discover a range of simple ideas to increase motivation and promote positive health and wellbeing. (more)

Wed, Sep 23, 2020 to Wed, Dec 02 2020
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

GCSW-Alexander Technique

A short online Alexander course utilising radical new ways of teaching the Technique which do not require the usual “hands on” elements of traditional teaching. Learn techniques that will support you to improve your health and well being. This course will be suitable for all-comers and will perhaps be of…(more)

Wed, Nov 04, 2020 to Wed, Dec 02 2020
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

GCLCSupporting Children with Wellbeing and Mental Health

The course covers the different roles and settings of a childcare worker or teaching assistant. You will need Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills to meet the standards required for working in a school or a childcare setting. (more)

Tue, Mar 02, 2021 to Tue, Mar 23 2021
5:15 PM to 8:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City College

GCLC Supporting Children with Wellbeing and Mental Health

The course covers the different roles and settings of a childcare worker or teaching assistant. You will need Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills to meet the standards required for working in a school or a childcare setting. (more)

Wed, Mar 03, 2021 to Wed, Mar 24 2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Leeds City College

Introduction to Garment Making

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…(more)

Tue, Sep 15, 2020 to Tue, Dec 15 2020
12:30 PM to 2:45 PM (2 hours) at Cardigan Centre
Provided by Cardigan Centre

CCGC 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)

Wed, Sep 16, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
10:00 AM to 12:15 PM (2 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Cardigan Centre

GCSW-Wire Wrapped Jewellery - 533a

Learn how to make beautiful jewellery using silver wire and semi precious beads. During the course you will be taught simple wire wrapping techniques which you can use to make earings and a pendant or brooch. This course is suitable for beginners.Links will be given to students to enable them…(more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Dec 14 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Creative Needle Felting-556a

This course is aimed at complete beginners or those with a little knowledge. We will be experimenting with needle felting techniques including making using needle felting for art, making 3 D creatures and / or flowers, using wire armatures and developing individual creative projects.Links will be given to students to…(more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Oct 26 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Fantasy Art Beginners - 501a

Have you ever wanted to draw weird and wonderful creatures straight from your imagination? This beginners course will help you do just that. If you have never drawn but always wanted to or you have not put pencil to paper for many a year then this the course for you. (more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Dec 14 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Conversations in Art - 512a

In Conversations we will discover different genres of art and arts practice, take virtual walks through exhibitions and galleries both local, national and global and discover for ourselves what art meant to us an individuals as well as learning about the artist's voice.5 sessions - 1 per fortnight. 28/09, 12/10,…(more)

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 to Mon, Nov 30 2020
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Learn to Draw-505a

Suitable for beginners and intermediate learner. This course aims to help you become more aware of pencil values, encourages you to observe your subject in more detail focusing on shading and tonal values, textures, layering, perspective and ways to hold your pencil to become a freer and a better mark…(more)

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 to Tue, Dec 15 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Applied Paper Makes-575a

Learn to make a variety of gifts/home items from reclaimed paper sources. These sessions will introduce upcycling methods to make the most out of the paper we might ordinarily throw away. (more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Nov 11 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Craft Mix-Wildflower & Insects Sculpture-546a

Create a beautiful sculpture for your wall or mantlepiece using mixed media techniques. Each week you will learn a new technique such as wire manipulation, printing and textile techniques to create your artwork inspired by natural forms. This course is suitable for beginners.Links will be given to students to enable…(more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Creative Writing Step Up-603a

This course would suit students who have already completed the introductory course or who have some prior experience of Creative Writing or plans for writing towards publication.The course includes week by week embellishment of fundamental skills - characterisation, plot, structure, sense of place, point of view, genre, audience, crafting, peer…(more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Fantasy Art Step Up - 502a

Do you want to take your drawing skills to the next level? Learn advanced techniques and how to apply them in a practical way to create more accomplished Fantasy Art illustrations. This course is aimed at those who draw often and already understand the basic principles of drawing. (more)

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 to Wed, Dec 16 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

GCSW-Creative Writing Beginners-601a

A course for writers who are just starting out. We will look at different genres of writing: prose, poetry, short stories and how to develop character and a sense of place. (more)

Thu, Oct 01, 2020 to Thu, Dec 17 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Google Classroom
Provided by Swarthmore

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