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Art - Drawing & painting

To develop the potential which everyone has to draw well from observation. To teach methods of drawing which are useful for oil painting and others which relate to water colour painting. To learn oil, acrylic, gouache and water colour techniques and make finished paintings in these media.

Art - Drawing the body

Several different media will be used during the course of the session to create a variety of pictures based on different poses and postures. The importance of observation and developing a sense of proportion will be prioritized throughout the session.

Art - Early British watercolour techniques

Learners will look at the work of great late 18th and early 19th century watercolourists including Turner, Thomas Girtin and John Sell Cotman. Learners will learn skills to develop satisfying compositions and creating convincing landscapes in the early 19th century style.

Art - Express yourself through drawing & painting

To develop the potential everyone has to draw well starting from observation. To encourage the discovery of your own visual language through observation work using pencils, charcoal and pastels, and to translate that into different painting mediums; watercolour, acrylic, gouache and oil.

Art - Focus on composition

This course focuses on the principles and techniques of composition, essential for creating visually compelling and balanced artwork. Each week covers a different aspect of composition, offering both theoretical insights and practical exercises to enhance your artistic skills.

Art - Impressionism and its techniques

This workshop can be completed in oils or acrylics and will explore the use of bright, broken strokes of colour to create the effects of sunshine and weather which impressionists so skilfully conveyed.

Art - Introduction to colour

This course is designed to introduce learners to the fundamental concepts and practical applications of colour in their artwork. Each week focuses on a different aspect of colour theory and its use in artistic practice, providing both theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience.

Art - Life drawing

Starting each session with a series of short poses, followed by longer poses, thereby allowing intense study.

Art - Mastering portraits

This workshop will cover the basics of portraiture, the importance of drawing, and bringing these skills to bear in effective portrait work.

Art - Oil painting

This course is for those who wish to learn about oil painting. The subjects covered include: materials, preparing the paper, masses, values, light & shadow, atmospheric perspective, colour theory and composition. During the first term the subject matter will be still life, the second term will cover portraits and the final term landscapes. It is advisable to attend all three terms to have the full benefit of this course, but not essential if you have prior experience.

Art - Oil painting - Rembrandt and Velasquez

This workshop explores the dramatic contrast of light and dark and dynamic figure compositions based on the great painters' work. Learners will choose from several examples of the artists' work and will be guided through some basic principles around the techniques used.

Art - Using collage in artwork

This course explores the diverse and creative world of collage, guiding you through various techniques and styles to incorporate collage into your artwork. Each week focuses on different aspects of collage, providing hands-on experience and inspiring new ways to express your artistic vision.

Art - Using colour effectively in landscapes

Learners will explore how best to create depth and atmosphere in a scene using tone and colour and how to get a range of convincing and rich colour into a picture

Art for all

This course aims to improve your drawing, painting and observation skills in a relaxed atmosphere with as much one to one tuition as possible. Whilst learning basics, students are encouraged to express themselves as individuals.

Art in historical practice and context

This course looks at techniques used by artists through the past and aims to bring them to the classroom, e.g. egg tempera painting was used before oil paint. There were also subtle techniques with the different old master artists such as underpainting and use of glazes.

Art -Oil painting & using monochrome underpainting

This is a short course, taking place over three consecutive weeks and will cover several aspects of this painting technique. It will demonstrate an old oil painting method using an under picture called a grisaille which is used to build up colours on top of a solid monochromatic underpainting. Learners will be shown how to develop a strong initial picture, just using black and white, and over the following two weeks build up the picture, using layers of oil paint called glazes.

Card making

A general card making class where learners will explore simple card making techniques. Suitable for all occasions

Chinese brush painting

Learn basic painting techniques required to paint birds, flowers and landscapes.

Christmas crafts and gifts

Create a variety of Christmas crafts. Use various natural and recycled materials to create original Christmas decorations and gifts.

Creative writing

This course is designed to develop skills and confidence in creative writing. Poetry, short story writing, the novel, script writing and all aspects of fiction and non-fiction writing may be studied.

Creative writing - Introduction

This course is for anyone who wants to write and will include practical writing exercises to start and help to get over the fear of the "blank page". It will also cover topics such as playing with verbs, acrostics, riddles, haiku, storyboards, memoir, avoiding cliché, dialogue, story prompts, character and showing not telling. Work will be shared to help inspire, support and create an anthology of work from the course.

Cultural History

Examining history as a mix of fact and fiction.

Digital literacy - More skills

To enable learners to work and communicate online in a safe and responsible manner with an awareness of their personal digital footprint. Interact safely online, learn how to protect your personal information and use security to protect your digital devices and information.

Digital skills - First steps

This is a course for those who have never used a computer but who would like to have a go. The course aims to develop some of the basic skills required to begin using a computer and tablet. This is a course for complete beginners who want to learn at their own pace in a friendly, relaxed environment. Accreditation available.

Dressmaking

This course aims to make sewing a pleasure and shows you how cut patterns, make clothes and undertake alterations.

Emergency First Aid at Work

Suitable for those already working or for those preparing to work. It is also suitable for those who have responsibility to provide basic first aid in voluntary and community activities. This course aims to enable the learner to understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider, also to assess and administer initial first aid in an emergency situation. A Level 3 Award is available on successful completion of this course. Learners are required to be 16 or over.

Emergency Paediatric First Aid

QA Level 3 award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid. Some of the topics covered will be CPR; choking; seizures; minor injuries; bleeding

Food Safety in Catering

Everyone who works with food has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and to ensure that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat. This course is suitable for anyone working in catering. Personal hygiene - safe food - cleaning in food premises - waste & pest control.

French - Year 1

This course aims to give students a basic understanding of the structure of the language and to enable them to use the language effectively in a number of everyday situations in a French speaking country. This course is suitable for those who have little or no knowledge of the language

French - Year 2

This course aims to develop student’s understanding of the French language and enable them to confidently deal with a range of situations and converse on a range of topics, including the past and the future. Students should have followed a course at introductory level or should have some experience of studying/speaking the language

French - Year 5+

This course aims to further develop language skills through study of advanced grammar, contemporary texts and recordings and aspects of modern culture. Improve fluency and comprehension in an open and friendly atmosphere. Students should have studied the language for a minimum of 3-4 years.

GCSE English language - WJEC

Refresh your English language and grammatical knowledge and gain the exam skills required to sit your GCSE English Language exam in this 30 week exam preparation class. This course requires commitment and motivation for success. All learners will undergo a short skills test before enrolment.

GCSE Mathematics - WJEC

Refresh your mathematical knowledge and gain the exam skills required to sit your GCSE Mathematics exam in this 30 week exam preparation class. This course requires commitment and motivation for success. All learners will undergo a short skills test before enrolment.

Gentle yoga

At a gentle pace and in the Indian tradition we will learn relaxation, yoga asanas and yogic breathing (pranayma).

Graham Hadlow watercolour workshop

A workshop run by local artist, Graham Hadlow. Each workshop has a different theme or area of specialism i.e. Blue sky and cloud; reflections, snow scenes; winter trees; sunsets; cottages and perspective; beaches and breakers, etc...

Guitar beginners

Introduction to playing the guitar for complete beginners.

Guitar beginners - continuation

For those that have completed the beginners course, this course will build on the skills already acquired.

History - Determined Ladies

This course explores the lives of women who refused to accept the role allocated to them by the society of their time and who fought to improve the conditions of all their fellow humans.

History - Explorers

This course delves into the exploits and lives of explorers - famous and not so well known, who have added to our knowledge of the world, its people and cultures.

History - Local history

Various aspects of local history as defined in the course description

History of Art

Learn about the origins of art, the emergence of art from other cultures and various styles and artists throughout the centuries.

ICDL

The International Certification of Digital Literacy (ICDL) syllabus is designed to cover the key concepts of computing, its practical applications and their use in the workplace and society. It is suitable for anyone who already possesses basic IT skills. It is broken down into modules, each of which must be passed before an ICDL certificate is awarded. Depending on modules taken, there are different qualifications available.

Italian - Year 6+

This course aims to continue developing language skills and improve fluency and comprehension in an open and friendly atmosphere. Students should have studied the language for a minimum of 5-6 years.

Italian Pronto for beginners

The perfect course for those eager to explore the Italian language and culture. Whether you are planning a trip to Italy or simply want a taste of this beautiful language, this course offers an introduction to Italian. You will learn essential phrases, basic grammar and useful vocabulary to navigate everyday situations with confidence.

Lets get printing

Come & explore the various techniques including block printing, lino-printing & mono-printing. Try your hand at creating your own designs through mark making & have fun! Beginners welcome but open to more advanced to share creative inspiration!

Lets get sewing

Do you want your be able to use your sewing machine with confidence & make simple items like a cushion cover? Then this is the course for you. Not only ideal for beginners, this is also a great course for refreshing basic sewing skills in a relaxed and fun environment.

Microsoft Office skills

Suitable for those who have limited computer skills or have completed an introductory IT course. On this course you can learn how to use word processing software, create and use spreadsheets, use a database, create a slide show or create posters and newsletters in Desktop Publishing. You will be using the Microsoft Office 2016 suite of programs including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher. You will gain an accreditation for this course and it is very suitable if you are thinking of getting a job or want to refresh your IT skills before returning to work.

Photography - A focus on beginners

Ideal for people who have bought a digital camera and would like to learn the basics. This course is aimed at beginners and is designed to give students a comprehensive overview of basic photography, covering the basic elements of photography from lighting to composition and finding your way around the camera menus in order to give you the best experience. Learners should have their own DSLR camera in which they can change the settings and perhaps change lenses and compatible memory cards.

Photography - Developing further skills

Ideal for people who have completed the ‘Photography - A focus on beginners’ course or for people who are already familiar with the basic elements of photography, lighting, composition and camera menus. This course is the next step in developing further photographic skills. The course focusses on taking better pictures and learning more about composition. Learners must have their own digital camera and compatible memory cards.

Photoshop Elements - introduction

This course is an introduction to using Photoshop Elements and is suitable for those who have not worked with images before

Pilates

Pilates improves posture, tones the body and improves flexibility. This is a gentle form of exercise working on the central core of the body.

Pilates - Stretch and flex

Would you like to feel more flexible? Would you like to improve posture, balance and co-ordination and improve strength in your back and abdominal muscles? 'Stretch & Flex' is a gentle low-impact Pilates-based class for all age-groups using focussed breathing techniques to support the exercises; this brings the added benefit of increased lung capacity, increased body-awareness and lowering of stress levels.

Printmaking - introduction

To develop simple techniques of print making without a press to include monoprint, card, screenprint, lino and collagraph.

Reading the Mabinogion

During the course we will read the Mabinogion in the original Middle Welsh. We will use the book Pedeir Keinc Y Mabinogi by Ifor Williams. We will also use one or more translations into English, and, for some, a version in Modern Welsh, and grammar books. Information about these books will be provided during the first session. Each week we will read and discuss a short portion of text. The course is suitable for those who do not speak or read Welsh. Any discussion in the class will be in English, or in Welsh and English.

Singing - Find your voice - Have fun singing

Encourage individuals to ‘find’ their voice within a fun singing group. Learn popular songs from all styles and genres.

Singing - introductory level

Find your voice - have fun singing. This class is designed to encourage individuals to ‘find’ their voice within a fun singing group. Learn popular songs from all styles and genres using lyrics sheets - no requirement to read music

Singing - progression level

Challenge yourself to sing in harmony from musical notation in a fun and relaxed environment. Join other singers learning to sing in harmony from music - notated score.

Spanish - Year 1

This course aims to give students a basic understanding of the structure of the language and to enable them to use the language effectively in a number of everyday situations in a Spanish speaking country. This course is suitable for those who have little or no knowledge of the language.

Spanish - Year 2

This course aims to develop student’s understanding of the Spanish language and enable them to confidently deal with a range of situations and converse on a range of topics, including the past and the future. Students should have followed a course at introductory level or should have some experience of studying/speaking the language

Spanish - Year 3

This intermediate level course is aimed at those who have a firm basic knowledge of the language. Further develop communication skills using a range of tenses, grammar and vocabulary. Students should have completed a course at introductory level or should have 1-2 years experience of studying the language

Spanish conversation

For learners who have studied Spanish to GCSE standard

Stained glass

To design and make stained glass. Material costs are additional.

Tai Chi

This is a form of Chinese exercise which promotes breathing, relaxation, co-ordination and internal strength.

Ukulele

To learn simple ukulele tunes.

Using your tablet - introduction

This course will look at how to get started with the tablet, how to download and use apps, books, games, browse the web, check and write emails. This course covers how to protect privacy and other security features.

Willow basketry

Willow Basketry courses provide an introduction to the basic techniques of basket making. Once students have made a round basket, they can progressively work their way through to more complex bases and weaves. Usually two baskets will be made during a 4 or 5 week course. Students that attend further courses can progress to shopping baskets and log baskets, then venturing into oval baskets and square work. Suitable for beginners and improvers, these courses are very popular, whether you just want to attend one series or several. All willow is provided, much of it grown locally in Pembrokeshire. Students need to bring some basic tools: a good pair of secateurs, a water spray bottle, a good knife (advice given on first session), a bodkin or similar, and a weight or stone (an old iron is very suitable, or beach stone weighing 1-2kg). Materials are charged by amount of willow used; usually between £6 - £10 per basket.

Yoga

Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word meaning to unite and therefore implies perfect harmony of body, mind and spirit. The course is suitable for every stage of yoga and aims to give knowledge of yoga and fitness and brings with it many benefits.

Yoga - Chair yoga

An easy going introduction to Yoga, from a seated position. A good way to unwind but gain suppleness and movement in a safe and social environment. This course is suitable for all levels of fitness. Gain similar de-stress and health benefits of Yoga in a social environment - by sitting on a chair! Suitable for people with a multitude of conditions such as arthritis, chronic fatigue, Crohn's, fibromyalgia: Move through every joint of the body with the breath to bring about a sense of calm

Yoga - Joint freeing movement

Can be done seated in a chair, or on a yoga mat. Move through every joint of the body with the breath to bring about a sense of calm, develop range of movement in each joint and bring about a greater sense of self-awareness. Session includes guided relaxation.

Yoga - Relaxation, breath, meditation & sound

Can be done in a chair or on a yoga mat. Be guided through basic relaxation, breath and easy to follow meditation techniques, session finishes with a guided full body relaxation known as Yoga Nidra. Session will benefit all, especially those who need to manage stress markers.

Yoga - Vinyasa Flow

A powerful and challenging style of yoga which involves transitioning from one pose to another. Time will be spent on the hands and knees as well as in standing and balancing poses. The sessions will build from the bottom up giving participants time to navigate the movement whilst developing greater strength and mobility along the way. Session will include relaxation; expect the usual ‘yoga glow’ feeling at the end!

Yoga for the over 50s

This course is designed to take into account the various aches and pains which accumulate as we get older. Learn some exercises to target trouble spots such as lower back pain, the techniques of relaxation, how to stretch safely to remain supple. Learn how to breathe with awareness which will give you mental focus and inner tranquility.

Yoga Light

A gentle class in which you explore all the aspects of traditional yoga, from movement and posture (asana) to breathing and relaxation. Beginners are welcome as well as people who consider themselves 'out of practice'. The aim is to encourage mobility and to teach stress relief and mental relaxation techniques - so, a calmer, healthier and more relaxed you.




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