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A Magical Mystery Tour: Five lectures on Art and Society View details

Beginning with 17th Century Dutch interiors; via landscapes & Nonsense, a little known French artist, a Yorkshire philanthropist and his legacy, and concluding with the illustrator of a much loved character from children’s literature; this course of five lectures will give students an introduction to a range of art and cultural subjects in their historical context, and act as an 'appetiser' for the more in depth study of these subjects.

A taste of Egyptian Art View details

Ancient Egypt, the land of the pharaohs - the last of the great African Civilisations. In this short course we will have a taster of the art, architecture and artefacts discovered and link them to religion :As Herodotus said: 'They are the most religious people in the world'.

A Taste of History View details

Have you ever wondered what frumenty was, or what Roman Army bread was like? What happened when potatoes arrived in Britain? How important was the invention of baking powder? Do you call the mid-day meal lunch or dinner, and why? We will explore how the food on our plate, and the ways we eat it, has changed over time. Each session will focus on a particular period of history and as part of the session we will cook a key dish together to illustrate - and illuminate - how people cooked and ate at the time. Students can join in the practical cooking as much or as little as they wish and no previous experience is necessary.

Abbeydale Writers View details

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

Acapella Singing for Women: Harmony and Health View details

This course aims to help you enjoy singing with others and to feel the health benefits of singing. You do not have to be a music reader or be able to sing solo.A range of songs will be taught by ear - rounds , polyphony and harmony songs from around the world. You'll learn about different cultures and song traditions and there will be an opportunity to sing together in a different environment each term - so far we have sung in a hospital ward, a shopping centre and a 6th century church crypt...Come along and learn about singing mindfully, how to use your whole body to sing and how to sing in parts. Its fun, its healthy and its addictive.

Acrylic & Watercolour Landscapes View details

The tutor will demonstrate various aspects of painting, covering areas such as skies,trees,water, etc. With development of tone, form and colour mixing. With 1 to 1 tuition from the tutor the student can build up their own version of the painting. Medium used will be acrylic. Developing ones own painting is very much encouraged. As the course progresses, personal feelings about the landscape around you will develop, you will see the world around you differently. This spark inside of you that makes you want to paint, will be kindled and, meeting each week with others who also have this spark, it will develop with friendships and your art will grow.

Acrylic landscapes View details

The tutor will demonstrate various aspects of painting, covering areas such as skies,trees,water, etc. With development of tone, form and colour mixing. With 1 to 1 tuition from the tutor the student can build up their own version of the painting. Medium used will be acrylic. Developing ones own painting is very much encouraged. As the course progresses, personal feelings about the landscape around you will develop, you will see the world around you differently. This spark inside of you that makes you want to paint, will be kindled and, meeting each week with others who also have this spark, it will develop with friendships and your art will grow.

Action Towards Inclusion - Growing in Confidence 2 York 2 View details

A positive and supportive course which will explore several ways of improving personal confidence and wellbeing using practical activities and group and paired discussions. The course will be inspiring and also a lot of fun.

Action Towards Inclusion - Growing in Confidence Taster session View details

A opportunity to experience a positive and supportive full time Growing in Confidence course in a 'taster' session. They will experience the positive and supportive ideas that will help them explore ways of improving personnel confidence and wellbeing. The session will be inspiring and fun.

Action Towards Inclusion - Managing Your Emotions View details

The is an exciting new course which explores emotions. Over the course we will look at different emotions, how they are triggered, how they impact on you, how to mange them and learn techniques to manage negative emotions, as well as maximising the benefits of positive emotions.