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Life in the U.K.This course will prepare you for the Life in the U.K. test. The course covers aspects of British life and culture with specific reference to the Life in the U.K. test.
Traditional UpholsteryTraditional upholstery is a craft where an item of period furniture is upholstered using hand tools, traditional methods and organic materials. We will predominantly use techniques which focus upon the craft aspects of attaching webbing, stuffing, stitching, padding and covering. It is the fine detail that represents the craft and enables the craft to be kept alive. The course is open to everyone from complete beginners to those with experience who wish to hone and develop their skills. Please be aware that we do not have a fully equipped workshop, but one of the wonderful aspects about traditional upholstery is that it can be practiced with just a few very basic hand tools. This course aims to enable students to bring along a chair of their choice to work upon, whilst learning a range of traditional skills. However, we will be in a classroom environment with space for 10 students and so bench space is limited. Therefore, smaller items such as dining chairs, occasional chairs and stools are all suitable projects (examples below). It is very important that you tackle one or two smaller projects which contain basic techniques before you go on to more complex ones. Large pieces, such as armchairs, sofas and chaise longue are not suitable projects to bring to class. They are too big, heavy and awkward to move and are not safe in a classroom when benches and students have limited space. Comfortable working conditions will contribute to your ease of working and ultimately to successful results.
UkuleleTo learn simple ukulele tunes.
Using your tablet - introductionThis 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.
Using your tablet creativelyThis 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.
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ID: 1424, revised 22/09/2022