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Developing Your Drawing (FRIDAY AFTERNOONS)
This is a course for those who have a basic grounding in observational drawing or have done an introductory course.
Introduction to Drawing (MONDAY AFTERNOONS)
Drawing uses very simple means – a drawing implement, or material and a surface, but it can be very engrossing and immensely rewarding. It can help you to see the world around you with greater understanding and appreciation.
Dressmaking (TUES EVE)
This is a class for anyone just beginning to sew and those who would like to refresh their skills. You will learn in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere given support from Lisa, your tutor.
Make do and Mend – Sewing for Beginners
Ever wanted to learn to sew? From mending buttons or making alterations? Then this course is for you!
Writing the Short Story
Ideal for beginners or more seasoned writers who just want to have some fun with their writing. It would appeal to those who might want to unlock possible approaches to longer work such as collections and novels.
Introduction to Public Speaking (THU EVE)
We will look practically at how to prepare, the fear of rejection, patterns of speech and tone and the use of silence. We will consider how we use facial expressions, gestures and body movements, and how we welcome and connect with an audience. This course is practical, hands on and enjoyable.
Exploring Shakespeare – Twelfth Night (FRI DAY)
What makes Twelfth Night a good play? Why is it so frequently performed? What does it say about love? Pretension? Illusion? Delusion? What does it say to us in the 21st Century? What are the particular qualities of poetry, language and drama that make up its appeal? These are some of the many questions we will address in this course on Shakespeare.
Creative Writing – Advanced Novel Workshop for Writers
Each week, three writers submit up to 5000 words of prose or short fiction. Across two hours, the group will discuss the presented work, and offer critically constructive feedback.
Writing Poetry (Saturday afternoons)
Writing Poetry is for anyone who wants to explore poetry from a creative writing perspective and develop a ‘poetic voice’.