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Applique and Sewing View details

IThis class will teach you how to use various appliqué techniques. The art of applying one decorative fabric image to another. We will look at traditional appliqué, modern appliqué using bondaweb, reverse appliqué and confetti appliqué. These can then be embellished further on your sewing machine or hand stitched.

Appreciation of Opera View details

We will explore a selection of operas, designed to give a representative view of the genre. By discussing the various aspects which make up an opera - eg:- music, libretto, singers, orchestra, production, context and culture at its time of writing and of watching - you will be able to form a judgement about how opera functions. This will help you to watch opera with a greater understanding of how a composer's concept is either reproduced or redefined and how this affects the performance of works from another culture's attitudes and expectations.

Arabic for Beginners View details

This is a short complete beginners’ course designed to help you develop some basic speaking and listening skills in Arabic and gain an insight into the Arabic lifestyle and culture. In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, you will be introduced to some basic everyday language and you will have plenty of opportunity to practice key words and phrases in a fun and enjoyable way through a variety of activities, including role plays and games.

Arabic for Beginners View details

This is a short complete beginners’ course designed to help you develop some basic speaking and listening skills in Arabic and gain an insight into the Arabic lifestyle and culture. In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, you will be introduced to some basic everyday language and you will have plenty of opportunity to practice key words and phrases in a fun and enjoyable way through a variety of activities, including role plays and games.

Arabic for Improvers View details

This is an Arabic course is suitable for learners who want to improve previous knowledge of basic Arabic who wish to refresh their knowledge . In this course students will learn bit more Arabic grammar and will start to recognise some written Arabic script also building blocks of the language using adjectives.This course is fully online with no physical meeting space, accessing the course through Canvas our virtual learning environment and zoom a video conferencing software. You will need a reliable internet connection, access to a computer or internet linked device with camera and microphone. We will email you links to canvas and zoom, please accept these to access the course, the sender will show as “instructure”, without these you will not be able to access the course.

Archaeological Air Photography View details

Archaeological Air Photography is a powerful tool in the archaeologists arsenal in terms of site discovery and imaging. We shall look at the development of the process, why we can see the remains of archaeological sites and how the information is used. The process of flying sorties, capturing images on different media and using natural light and time to enhance data capture.The course will contain many air photographs to illustrate the points being made across chronological and geographical boundaries. Students will also be encouraged to look at "Google Earth" and look for archaeological sites in areas they know.

Archaeology and the Silk Road View details

This course will provide an introduction to the Silk Roads. By focusing mainly on archaeological evidence it will explore the routes as more than just a means of getting to a location, and investigate some of the cultures and exchanges along this route in different periods.

Archaeology: The Industrial Archaeology of Cheshire View details

This introductory course will look at the surviving physical remains relating to industry in Cheshire. Lying between the Welsh mountains to the wets and the southern Pennines to the east, with access to the Irish Sea, Cheshire is a border county rich in minerals and a crossroads for transportation across the north Midlands into North West England. The Romans first exploited the natural resources of the county, salt, lead and copper. Chester and its import remained an important market and manufacturing centre until the 17th century. Later, textiles and transport were vital industries in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. This five-week course will cover the salt industry from the Romans to the 20th century as well as the classic industries of the Industrial Revolution – textiles, coal mining, engineering, canals and railways.

Aromatherapy - Creating your own natural products View details

This course aims to provide the knowledge and understanding of blending essential oils and base oils to make natural products of your own. No use of harsh chemicals, all natural ingredients to help promote a more healthy lifestyle.

Aromatherapy - detox your house View details

This course aims to explore a range of essential oils and how you can use them as natural alternative to nasty chemicals . Essential oils have antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal properties which can be used to create and blend your very own natural cleaning products.