10 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.
A course for the artistic photographer looking for inspiration: make your pictures different! Suitable for mixed ability and equipment During this course you will discover a range of celebrated photographers’ work and explore their styles and methods in your own images. Some camera use will be covered and you will be expected to work independently between sessions to develop your own ideas. The course will be led by you – so if you have an area of interest, let us know and we will try to cover it.
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.
Monoprints are unique printed images requiring little equipment. A spontaneous painterly process, exploring ideas and images through drawing, texture and stencils. They can be monochrome or in colour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To develop simple techniques of print making without a press to include monoprint, card, screenprint, lino and collagraph.