49 courses found
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.
Starting each session with a series of short poses, followed by longer poses, thereby allowing intense study.
To develop skills, ideas and watercolour techniques. Painting from still life, photographs and observational studies.
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.
This course is designed to develop the skills and confidence to succeed in all aspects of creative writing. Poetry, short story writing the novel, script writing and all aspects of fiction and non-fiction writing will be studied. Students will be encouraged to pursue their own particular interest.
Aimed at beginners this course will look at the difference between memoir writing and autobiographies. Exploring memories of childhood places, people and events.
This session is aimed at beginners who want to learn how to write a short story. We will cover how to form characters; write dialogue; create settings using all five senses; different tenses and writing points of view and how to plot a short story.
A crochet class with something for all levels. Learn the basics or get your hooks into a CAL (crochet along) or whatever takes your fancy! We'll be looking at mandalas, surface crochet and other 3 dimensional stitches and even tackle freeform. That's just a rough idea of what to expect...and to top it all the class is suitable for Welsh learners as the class will be bilingual. So come and practise your Welsh and have fun at the same time.
The new Digital Employability qualification covers the digital skills that learners need to apply for jobs, to work in a 21st century environment and to participate as digital citizens. They’ll gain the core knowledge they need to use IT in different contexts, particularly in the workplace. They’ll know how to use the Internet effectively and safely, work with different devices and process data.
How to find and assess digital information in an ever changing world. Develop skills to organise, store, share and protect your digital information, be creative using a variety of digital tools.
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.
This course aims to make sewing a pleasure and shows you how cut patterns, make clothes and undertake alterations.
This course aims to make sewing a pleasure and can cover making clothes, alterations and making curtains & cushions.
Have fun learning how to make your own clothes from scratch. Basic sewing skills preferred but not essential.
Suitable for those who have basic computer skills or have completed introductory courses, this course looks at selling using eBay. Learners must have an email account.
The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) 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 ECDL certificate is awarded. Depending on modules taken, there are different qualifications available.
Suitable for those already working or for those preparing to work. 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. Learners are required to be 16 or over. Accreditation available.
You know a little English and want to learn more. Exam fees are additional to course fees. (1 unit per class) To join a class we need to talk to you first. Ring FREEPHONE 0808 100 3302.
A general ESOL course for beginner speakers of English. Accreditation available. To join a class we need to talk to you first. Ring FREEPHONE 0808 100 3302.
An introduction to the research skills and knowledge necessary to retrieve family history information and access family history related primary source records, by the use of the internet. Designed for those wishing to continue family research using the internet. This course offers an opportunity to further develop skills in a supportive environment.
This course aims to give students a basic understanding of the structure of the language and to enable them to use the language in a number of everyday situations. This course is suitable for those who have little or no knowledge of the language.
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 an Italian speaking country. This course is suitable for those who have little or no knowledge of the language.
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
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.
Students will be learning techniques to create a variety of jewellery.
This course aims for students to communicate more easily in their everyday life and with greater confidence. It includes basic rules, ways to maximise communication in certain circumstances, recognition of homophonous words & speech movements and knowledge of environmental aids.
Classes for anyone over the age of 16, who want to brush up on their English. You may want to help the children with school work; prepare for a college course; gain confidence or gain qualifications to get a job or promotion at work. Accreditation is available: Agored Cymru Units and City and Guilds ESW (Essential Skills Wales) from Pre-entry Level to Level 1 or Level 2.
Dyma gwrs ar gyfer y bobl hynny nad ydynt erioed wedi defnyddio cyfrifiadur o’r blaen, ond a hoffai roi cynnig arni. Nod y cwrs yw meithrin rhai o’r sgiliau sylfaenol sydd eu hangen i ddechrau defnyddio cyfrifiadur a llechen. Mae’n gwrs i ddechreuwyr pur sydd am ddysgu wrth eu pwysau mewn awyrgylch cyfeillgar, ymlaciol. Achrediad ar gael. This course is going to be taught through the medium of Welsh - Cwrs trwy gyfrwng yr iaith Gymraeg fydd hwn.
Do you have bits and bobs that you are loathe to bin because of the memories they hold, then this may be the course for you. Turn your keepsakes into something beautiful that you will be proud to display, and learn a variety of craft skills along the way.
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 2013 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.
Classes for anyone over 16 who wants to brush up on their Maths. You may want to help the children with school work; prepare for a college course; gain qualifications to get a job or promotion at work or just become more confident in using number. Accreditation is available: Agored Cymru units and City & Guilds ESW (Essential Skills Wales) from Pre-Entry Level to Level 1 or Level 2.
This class is aimed at learners who are very low in confidence and /or skills. It provides a safe learning environment for learners who may fear returning to learn.
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.
Create pop-up elements for your handcrafted birthday cards or add moving elements to your own illustrated story books. From animals with mouths that open when you open the card, to moving eyes, dancing bears, unlikely objects hidden in magic vessels and secrets to uncover. We will explore ways of making your cards come alive using collaged pictures from magazines or your own drawings. Join the workshop for a fun day to ignite your imagination. Please bring craft knife and some magazines to cut up for pictures. All other materials supplied.
Using paper and acetate plates with cut away or etched images and intaglio printed using a press.
This course aims to make sewing a pleasure and can cover making clothes, dealing with patterns, making alterations, curtains and cushions.
Learn to paint on fabrics including silk
There is nothing quite like singing to lift the spirits and spread a little happiness! This group will come together once a fortnight in a safe and social setting.
For those who would like to improve their skills in communication or maths and gain an Agored Cymru qualification or WJEC qualification.
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
For learners who have studied Spanish to GCSE standard
This is a form of Chinese exercise which promotes breathing, relaxation, co-ordination and internal strength. It will help you deal with life's ups and downs.
This form of chinese exercise helps to promote breathing, relaxation, co-ordination and internal strength.
To encourage students to develop their skills on a certain project.
This course will cover taking photos and movies using the built in camera. You will learn how to edit your photos using the built in tablet features such as crop, rotate and enhance and how to delete unwanted photos and movies. You will also be shown how to search and download various creative apps and apply different effects to your photos as well as creating a collage of photos using images, backgrounds, borders and text. The course will also cover how to share your photos, movies and your creative works of art and look at options for printing.
Create your own plant support.
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.
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!
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.