11 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.
The course aims to introduce a range of painting and drawing techniques to develop individual skills. It will cover the basics in painting and drawing including composition and colour. Classes will be supported with examples of other artists' work to further advance your own art work.
Ideal for people who have bought a digital camera and would like to learn the basics. This beginners course teaches the many basic technical aspects of digital photography, including camera modes, focal length, composition rules, white balance and finding your way around the menus. The course will then cover uploading your images to the computer.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. You must have access to a digital camera for the course
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.
This is an ideal progression course from the beginners digital photography course or someone that has an SLR camera and wants to progress to the manual modes. You need to have access to a mirrorless or SLR camera. The course will cover the following: digital camera settings and functions such as metering, file format - RAW and JPEG files, shutter speeds, aperture, lenses, white balance, IS, exposure compensation and the effects of light and how to utilise it. The course is designed to be practical and hands on.
This course is not recommended for complete beginners. There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Your camera must have manual functions in order to participate in the things covered on the course
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. Learners must have their own DSLR camera and compatible memory cards. During course iPads may be required for further processing images - please discuss this with the tutor in your first lesson.
Using Adobe Photoshop Elements - learn how to import, adjust, crop, remove and replace parts of an image in Photoshop Elements . PRE REQUISITE: Learners should have basic computer skills
Pilates improves posture, tones the body and improves flexibility. This is a gentle form of exercise working on the central core of the body.
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.
A wide sample of poetry, past and present, read and appreciated as a group.
To encourage and develop an interest and enjoyment in working with clay, and to develop a variety of techniques and skills in slipcasting, throwing, hand building and glazing.