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Our arts and crafts classes are great places to be able to learn a new skill and develop your artistic talent in new directions as well as meet and work alongside others with similar interests. Our brilliant tutors are often professional artists who focus on supporting each individual in the class. Photography, jewellery making, textiles and fashion are all subjects we offer, alongside sculpture, practical art and a wide range of crafts.

3 Building Blocks of Lightroom View details

This course will enable you to master the Three Building Blocks of Adobe Lightroom Organisational and Editing Software.In Building Block 1 The Library Module - Importing and Organisation you will learn how to Import images then add keywords and Metadata to help find specific images in the future.In Building Black 2 - Editing Images in the Develop Module you will learn about editing workflows and how best to improve your images. In Building Block 3 - Exporting Images you will learn how to export images for purpose such as Print and Web. At the end of the course you will be confident using Adobe Lightroom to Catalog, Process and Output your images.

6 Classics of British Film View details

A friendly and accessible course, exploring a selection of British screen classics, some older and more modern. Discuss and learn more about each film as we examine if we know and agree on what we really mean by the the term 'classic British film'? Is it that it meets certain expectations? Do they have a similar running theme or mood? Has this concept changed over time? Including: Brief Encounter (1945), The Man in the White Suit (1951), A Taste of Honey (1962), The Ipcress File (1965), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).

6 Iconic Directors View details

We explore a selection of work from directors whose work may be considered as distinct and immediately recognisable - 'iconic'. What are their running themes and styles? Do some remain the same whilst others continually evolve? Films covered will include: (Powell & Pressburger) A Matter of Life and Death (1946), (Alfred Hitchcock) Rear Window (1954), (Steven Spielberg) E.T (1982), (Kathryn Bigelow) The Hurt Locker (2008), (David Lean) Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

A Portrait of Jeff View details

You don't have to be a fan of Jeff to take part in this course (although it helps!), but our primary focus will be on developing portraiture and figurative skills. Our subject has had many iconic looks over the years and we will be taking those images apart to develop an understanding of how to create effective and accurate drawings and paintings, using a variety of mediums that your may well have at home. The Zoom session itself will involve the tutor talking you through and demonstrating some activities which you can take part in at home. There is no pressure to finish pieces during the Zoom, as you can finish in your own time and submit your work to the tutor for feedback. During the course there will also be opportunities for interaction where you can ask questions and the tutor will even ask you some fun questions too, about Jeff ofcourse. We will also be able to hold discussions about film and critique the ones we like and the ones are not so keen on.

A Portrait of Jeff (Kidderminster) View details

You don't have to be a fan of Jeff to take part in this course (although it helps!), but our primary focus will be on developing portraiture and figurative skills. Our subject has had many iconic looks over the years and we will be taking those images apart to develop an understanding of how to create effective and accurate drawings and paintings, using a variety of mediums that you may well have at home. The Zoom session itself will involve the tutor talking you through and demonstrating some activities which you can take part in at home. There is no pressure to to finish pieces during the Zoom, as you can complete them in your own time, then submit your work to the tutor for feedback. During the course there will be opportunities for interaction where you can ask questions and the tutor will ask you some fun questions back - about Jeff of course. We will also hold discussions about film, critique the ones we like and the ones we're not so keen on!

A Social History of 20th Century Britain in Film View details

Film and cinema closely reflect the societies and times in which they are made and seen - whether they are meant to purely entertain or have more serious aims. Looking at key films in British cinema we will explore key historic, political, cultural and social moments and developments. We will learn about these moments themselves, but also how they are represented, recorded and remembered and what this means for how we view them in turn; and explore the role of film and cinema in shaping our identities and beliefs.

Abstract Painting View details

Have you ever wanted to paint more abstractly but not sure where to start? This course will provide an introduction into abstract painting we will explore different ways of working through painting exercises and looking at the different types of abstraction. There will be opportunity to develop a piece of work in your chosen media. The course is open to all levels or artistic experience from beginners to those who want to further develop their practice.

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 a 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, and you will learn to see the world around you differently.

Advanced Calligraphy - Online with Fiona Mitchell View details

This course is fully online accessing the course through Canvas our virtual learning environment and zoom a video conferencing software. You will need, reliable internet connection and internet-linked device with camera and microphone. We will email you links to canvas, please accept these to access the course, the sender will show as “instructure”. This course is will help you build on your calligraphy knowledge, with advanced techniques and working with a variety of materials, therefore is not suitable for complete beginners. We will be exploring the historical relevance of the style of lettering studied and examining the future role of it in contemporary calligraphy. There will be a project involving a short series of calligraphic works that will be part of a group project. Suitable for both right and left handers. You will be expected to do work outside the class. You will be supported through out this course by a tutor with more than 30 years experience.

Advanced Calligraphy - Online with Fiona Mitchell View details

This course is fully online accessing the course through Canvas our virtual learning environment and zoom a video conferencing software. You will need, reliable internet connection and internet-linked device with camera and microphone. We will email you links to canvas, please accept these to access the course, the sender will show as “instructure”. This course is will help you build on your calligraphy knowledge, with advanced techniques and working with a variety of materials, therefore is not suitable for complete beginners. We will be exploring the historical relevance of the style of lettering studied and examining the future role of it in contemporary calligraphy. There will be a project involving a short series of calligraphic works that will be part of a group project. Suitable for both right and left handers. You will be expected to do work outside the class. You will be supported through out this course by a tutor with more than 30 years experience.