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Alterations & Customising Further Techniques View details

This course will develop you skills and interest in up-cycling, customising and altering clothes. We will learn lots of different techniques to rejuvenate garments. Bring along old clothes and your imagination!

BBO - BOF - Module 3 Part 1 and 2 - Inspiring People into Employment View details

A personal development course designed to encourage and motivate people of working age to gain the essential skills and knowledge needed to support employability. The sessions can help to re-engage the long term unemployed with activities to aid employment prospects

Career Planning: Recognising your Skills Unit 1 View details

This course aims to help you recognise your work skills and how you can use these to apply for work either paid or voluntary. You will be asked to identify the skills that you already possess for work and to think about the qualities that employers are looking for when recruiting employees. You will be asked to decide which qualities you already possess and identify those which you feel you need to develop.

Christmas Floristry View details

The course follows a 'demo, discuss, do' formula. Students will be shown how to make a round table centrepiece from fresh greenery & decorations. They will then make their own, following step by step instructions from the tutor with support. The results will then be evaluated by the class.

Community Interpreting View details

The course provides a practical introduction to the role and responsibilities of the community interpreter and the contexts in which they work. Through a range of activities, students will develop an understanding of some of the main issues faced by interpreters and develop their knowledge of UK public services.

Creative Writing for Wellbeing, Enjoyment and Personal Development View details

On this course, we will look at different poetry forms that stimulate and support us creatively, in good times and bad. We will also write prose in different genres, thinking about the relationship between writing style and the category or 'genre' it might fit into, noting how fluid forms can be, whether poetry or prose. In the process, we will think about pacing and developing a voice that is true to each of us individually.

Creative writing: Everyone's got a story to tell - taster View details

This is a taster session for beginner writers. The tutor will give some fun, practical exercises to encourage discussion and writing.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 2 Speaking and Listening View details

We will use real life situations to ask questions and get information, listen for the general idea and details, and give information about events in the past, present and future. We will use role plays to practice useful conversations, for example, at the doctor’s, in a job interview. We will work on ways to improve your pronunciation.

Intermediate Sewing & Dressmaking View details

This course aims to provide an introduction to sewing and Dressmaking, how to use a sewing machine and how to start making your own accessories and clothing. We will use commercial dress patterns and students will be encouraged to make their own projects out of their own choice of fabrics.

Landscape Painting 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 (50cm 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 parkland of Dartington 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.

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