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Art: Landscapes in Acrylics View details

This course is intended for students with some experience of producing a painting (perhaps in watercolours, pastels or oils). We will explore observation, imagination, atmosphere and personal response to create explorative and evocative paintings on a reasonably large scale (60cm x 60cm). A basic knowledge of acrylic painting is necessary as this will be an improvers course and focuses on more advanced practical techniques and conceptual awareness. The course includes creating suitable surfaces, exercises in drawing, using pencil & charcoal, painting, use of rags and palette knives. We will explore the transition from representational naturalism to abstract painting. Weather permitting we will be working outside for some of the session, the landscape is a short walk away from the studio door. We will also look at the development of formal elements and obscurity in picture making, using imagination, expression and atmosphere.

Arts and Crafts View details

You will be shown various art/craft techniques that you cam choose from to make some simple items of your choice to take home.

Award in Employability Skills View details

The Employability Skills course is for people wishing to develop their skills in order to prepare themselves for work. Students will develop the mind set for the work environment, explore how to deal with customers and develop problem solving skills. Students will work towards gaining the Award in Employability Skills Level 1 through NCFE.

Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting View details

The Level 2 Award is for students who are interested in community interpreting work in a voluntary or paid capacity in a range of settings, including housing, education, social care, welfare benefits, immigration and health. The Award is suitable for students who wish to gain knowledge and skills of community interpreting including the role of codes of practice, learn about the settings where interpreters may be required to work, and are not yet ready to study at Level 3 or do not feel ready or able to commit to a longer qualification.

Award in Support Work in Schools Level 2 View details

The course seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context. The course will enable students to develop an understanding of working in a support role in a school either in a paid capacity or as a volunteer. The course promotes parental engagement with children’s learning. Students will work towards gaining the Award in Support Work in Schools which is suitable for those wishing to gain employment in a school, work as a volunteer or for those already working in a school setting with children and young people.

Award in Support Work in Schools Level 2 View details

The course seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context. The course will enable students to develop an understanding of working in a support role in a school either in a paid capacity or as a volunteer. The course promotes parental engagement with children’s learning. Students will work towards gaining the Award in Support Work in Schools which is suitable for those wishing to gain employment in a school, work as a volunteer or for those already working in a school setting with children and young people.

Award in Support Work in Schools Level 2 View details

The course seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context. The course will enable students to develop an understanding of working in a support role in a school either in a paid capacity or as a volunteer. The course promotes parental engagement with children’s learning. Students will work towards gaining the Award in Support Work in Schools which is suitable for those wishing to gain employment in a school, work as a volunteer or for those already working in a school setting with children and young people.

Award in Support Work in Schools Level 2 View details

The course seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context. The course will enable students to develop an understanding of working in a support role in a school either in a paid capacity or as a volunteer. The course promotes parental engagement with children’s learning. Students will work towards gaining the Award in Support Work in Schools which is suitable for those wishing to gain employment in a school, work as a volunteer or for those already working in a school setting with children and young people.

Bag Making View details

During the course we will start with how to use a domestic sewing machine. We will cover everything from how to thread up to how to trouble shoot tension issues etc. We will learn skills like to how put a zip in and different seam techniques. We will practice the appliqué method and how to decorate fabrics using free machine embroidery and hand stitch . We will use patterns and make a range of bags and purses. I am aiming for a bag for a night out, weekend away, day to day bag and even a bag for those walks out at the park. I will have a range of fabric for the smaller bags but you will be given a list of what to get each week for the next week for the larger projects.

Baking for Christmas View details

Christmas is coming! Get ahead on this fun baking course. How to make and decorate your own Christmas cake. Opportunity also to model with sugarpaste and marzipan to make sweet treats and novelties for Christmas