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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

Basic Woodworking & Tiling - 570b

A beginners course to build confidence and techniques for various DIY tasks. Tasks that may be covered are; tiling, shelving and finishes, skirting boards, fixing things to walls, decorating skills. (more)

Thu, Jan 16, 2020 to Thu, Mar 26 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Needle Felting

This 5 week course will help you to produce a variety of animals, flowers, jewellery and pictures using soft merino wool. This is a process of fusing wool together with barbed needles. It is a relaxing and creative craft. All tools and materials are provided. (more)

Thu, Jan 16, 2020 to Thu, Feb 13 2020
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Pottery-Beginners - 516b

Pottery course. Learn the basic techniques of pottery, including glazing & throwing on the wheel. (more)

Fri, Jan 17, 2020 to Fri, Mar 27 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Fabricated Creations 2

Over this 6 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)

Wed, Jan 29, 2020 to Wed, Mar 11 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

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

Woodcraft for Women 4

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, Feb 25, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 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

T shirts and Totes! (Nowell Mount)

Learn how to print on paper and fabric Print you own T - shirt to take home for you or your child! Print your own canvas tote bag to take home for you or a relative! Print a picture for you to frame and put on your wall at home!…(more)

Mon, Jan 13, 2020 to Mon, Mar 30 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (2 hours) at Nowell Mount Centre
Provided by East Street Arts

Arts for Health and Wellbeing (LS14 Trust)

Learn how to use paper and fabric to create printed images that you have designed. Papermaking and textile based art for home or gifts. (more)

Tue, Jan 14, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Leeds Ls14 Trust Company Ltd
Provided by East Street Arts

Arts Activism (Leep 1)

Learn about arts & activism. Use print, drawing and collage to create messages. Internet and social media platforms will be explored as well as direct action and performance. Safety online will be an integral part of this course. (more)

Thu, Jan 16, 2020 to Thu, Apr 02 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Leep1
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

Make a Webpage from Scratch (Convention House)

Learn how to make your own webpage step by step in a supportive setting. This course is suitable for people with some basic computer knowledge. You will leave with a one page website that would be suitable for a small business or a personal blog. (more)

Sat, Mar 14, 2020 to Sun, Mar 22 2020
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Convention House (Access Via Patrick Studio's)
Provided by East Street Arts

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

Sewing - Mixed Ability - 555b

A short 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, Feb 27, 2020 to Thu, Apr 02 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Crochet - Term 2 Fri am

This is an entry level class introducing learners to crochet and expanding on existing skills. (more)

Fri, Jan 24, 2020 to Fri, Apr 03 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

New Year Gardening

Aimed at beginners, or those who want to learn to garden in an environmentally friendly way. These courses will take place throughout the year, focusing on different aspects of the gardening calendar. This will involve how to grow plants (herbs and flowers) over winter in our polytunnel, planting up containers…(more)

Fri, Jan 17, 2020 to Fri, Mar 27 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Hollybush Conservation Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

Introduction to Hedgelaying

Learn the traditional countryside craft of hedgelaying on this four day practical introductory course. We provide safety boots, waterproofs and all the necessary tools and equipment, just bring a packed lunch and a drink. (more)

Fri, Jan 24, 2020 to Fri, Feb 14 2020
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Hollybush Conservation Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

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