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Exploring Drawing View details

Improve your confidence and skills in drawing by exploring line, tone and composition in a range of pencils. Learn to look in a friendly group with online support from your tutor.

All About Zips View details

You will explore the types of zips available and the parts of a zips anatomy. You will follow step by step demonstrations to apply a lapped zip, concealed zip, open ended zip, fly front zip. You must have a basic knowledge of sewing. Each week you will be shown how to apply a zip and you will complete the task. There will be video tutorials available for you to watch after the sessions You will complete a folder of zips which you can use as a reference folder for future courses. You will NOT complete a finished sewn product. You will need to provide the zips and calico.

Sewing and Dressmaking Techniques View details

Bring along your own project to our Sewing Studio, you are in charge of your own learning and will set personal aims at the beginning of each session. You will be supported and encouraged by the tutor. Each week you will be shown a sewing technique demonstration that could enhance your project. The tutor will work with each individual student one to one so you can make the most of your learning and create your project with confidence. Anything requested will be planned into the next session. The course is aimed at students that have sewn before and have had some experience. You will need to have your own sewing machine and sewing kit. You will have to access Canvas, WEA's Virtual Learning Environment, before the sewing class where there will be information regarding your course and this will give you the opportunity to contact your tutor.

Pattern Cutting for Beginners - All About Darts View details

The short course will cover suppressing the dart, transferring the dart, and how to use the dart to change the silhouette. This course is interactive so you can follow the demonstrations and using half-scale patterns provided on canvas. All of the content has a handout and video tutorial for you to use in your own time. This course is aimed at students who have had some experience with patterns and would like to explore the subject more. You will be encouraged to make up the half-scale patterns from calico so you can realise the 2D pattern to 3D

Community Access E1 View details

This course will have changing sessions during which students complete tasks on their own or have group discussion and classroom-style activities. Students will be encouraged to improve their computer skills by first completing a variety of tasks and activities ( including an interactive task ) on Canvas and participate in group discussions on Zoom where they will have the opportunity to meet other learners, discuss the session topic and express their opinions.

Community Access E2 View details

This course will have changing sessions during which students complete tasks on their own or have group discussion and classroom-style activities. Students will be encouraged to improve their computer skills by first completing a variety of tasks and activities ( including an interactive task ) on Canvas and participate in group discussions on Zoom where they will have the opportunity to meet other learners, discuss the session topic and express their opinions.

Healthy Lifestyles and Mentoring View details

Initial life-skills are based on the Alcoholics Anonymous book and help with mental recovery through study practises. Physical recovery includes tai chi and chi gung exercises for relaxation and fitness. Social recovery is applied through regular connection in groups and one to one mentoring. Mentoring skills are taught as part of each class.

An Introduction to American Women and the Short Story View details

This free class aims to provide students with an introduction to four key American women engaged in short story writing in the immediate aftermath of 1945. Students can expect to gain a brief overview of the lives and works of Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, Shirley Jackson, and Joyce Carol Oates, and understand how their contribution to literature helped to shape the cultural output of the latter half of the twentieth-century. In the second half of the session, we will look more closely at 'A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud' (1942) by Carson McCullers and the tutor will guide students through the short story, illustrating key methods and techniques you can use to approach and analyse short stories independently. This free taster class is a pre-cursor to a three week course (C2228297) in which students can expect to read short stories by Flannery O'Connor, Shirley Jackson, and Joyce Carol Oates, offer their own analyses and interpretations, and discuss their thoughts with their peers.

Women's Choir at Nottingham Women's Centre View details

Join other women at Nottingham Women's Centre to sing a selection of empowering songs, whilst learning how to improve your singing technique to create a healthy and strong sound!

Summer Snapshot: Writing Seasonal Stories with Shaun Kennedy View details

During a holiday to Greece, children hunt for artefacts whilst following a certain rumour. From under a hunk of coral, a cuttlefish darts out and flashes a multitude of colours. It hovers there for a moment as if to warn them. Just a foot away there lies a rusted shell; an unexploded WWII bomb. Summer is indeed a great season for stories. In an idyllic situation, the bright skies and soothing sunshine invite exploration and experimentation. Many of us have innumerable tales to tell from holidays abroad and childhood tomfoolery. On the other hand, the traditional traits of summer can be applied to pure fiction. One might imagine an alien planet consisting mainly of wild coastlines contrasting with deceptively serene oceans. This is the kind of thinking that will take place throughout this two-part course that will utilise lecture, discussion, excerpts, and various prompt-guided exercises to get us writing some summer-related short scenes!