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A World Beyond Brexit View details

Whilst Britain is totally obsessed by Brexit, the rest of the world has not stopped still. This course looks at some of the most important issues facing the world, from climate change to rising tensions between China and America and problems in parts of Africa, Middle East and the Americas. And if Brexit is still a burning issue this autumn, maybe even that as well. Plenty of time for discussion.

Abbeydale Writers View details

Content will be flexible covering Form, Expression, Characterisation, Plot, Imagery, etc. depending on the needs of each individual student. Students will share their work with the group, and the tutor will provide examples of published writing to support the work being done, where necessary.

Abstract Landscapes in Oils View details

In these sessions, students will work through exploratory drawings for direct energy and freshness, working through ways of getting that equivalent quality into the paint. We will look at the fundamental building blocks of painting such as how to see colour and value relationships, producing value charts/colour wheel and swatches, supported by blocks of painting techniques and developing confidence with oil paints. Inspired by both the land and the sea, students will identify with the subject over the course. You will then bring these exciting studies to the first day of the course providing the impetus for your paintings. This course will explore the possibilities of changing light, colour and mark making; the importance of direction, movement, surface and the function of specific bodily energies. The qualities of what makes a painting will be explored. Working large scale, paintings will become alive and interactive with the spectator.

Abstract Landscapes in Oils View details

In these sessions, students will work through exploratory drawings for direct energy and freshness, working through ways of getting that equivalent quality into the paint. We will look at the fundamental building blocks of painting such as how to see colour and value relationships, producing value charts/colour wheel and swatches, supported by blocks of painting techniques and developing confidence with oil paints. Inspired by both the land and the sea, students will identify with the subject over the course. You will then bring these exciting studies to the first day of the course providing the impetus for your paintings. This course will explore the possibilities of changing light, colour and mark making. The importance of direction, movement, surface and the function of specific bodily energies. The qualities of what makes a painting will be explored. Working large scale, paintings will become alive and interactive with the spectator.

Abstract Painting View details

We will explore a variety of ways to create abstract paintings, using paint, ink, pens, sponges and other mark making tools. We will use 20th Century Artists as a source of inspiration, alongside experimental work, to find our own unique styles.

Acapella Singing for Women: Harmony and Health View details

This course is for women who want to sing together while learning about how good singing is for you! Sing acapella (unaccompanied) harmony songs from around the world and learn techniques to improve your singing, breathing,posture and health. You don't need to be able to read music and you won't be asked to sing solo. Songs will be taught by ear in a relaxed and supportive environment. You will learn rounds, harmony and simple polyphonic songs from a range of vocal traditions including Eastern European, Gospel, Maori, and African countries. The emphasis is on enjoyment and well-being, rather than being 'good at singing'.

Access to Services View details

Are you sure you know what benefits you are entitled to? Find out more about what's available. This is a course for people who want to know more about their entitlements and benefits. Over the ten week programme you will receive information and advice on claiming benefits and entitlements including housing benefit, working and child tax credits, job seeker's allowance (JSA), pension credit, universal credit, benefits for people who are sick or disabled, employment and support allowance (ESA), disability living allowance for children, personal independence payment, attendance allowance and income support.

Advanced Aromatheraphy View details

During the course you will learn how essential oils work and the benefits by blending a variety of oils to help with common ailments and skin types. You will have the opportunity to create your own products to suit your own individuality.

Advanced Asian dressmaking View details

Students will be able to take measurements, create a paper pattern and then cut and assemble both a blazer and a skirt.

Advanced French View details

this French course taught by a native speaker will encourage students to join in group discussions & role plays regarding French, political, economical, environmental & social life. We will also revise grammatical points as & when require.