Adult Education

Events in 'Adult Education'

Art

Portraits With Catherine Macdiarmid

7th September 2019

This workshop coincides with Catherine Macdiarmid’s new exhibition ‘Personal’, in the Sugar Store Gallery.

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Creative Learning

Advanced Spanish

10th September 2019 – 7th January 2020

You can hold a conversation in Spanish but there are skills that need improving and vocabulary that needs increasing.

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Creative Learning

Spanish For Beginners

10th September 2019 – 7th January 2020

This is an introduction to Spanish for learners who have no prior knowledge of the language, or who have picked up a few Spanish phrases and want to expand on this.

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Creative Learning

Spanish Year 2

11th September 2019 – 8th January 2020

Expand your knowledge to converse more freely in a wider range of topics to suit your interests.

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Creative Learning

Spanish Year 5

12th September 2019 – 9th January 2020

You can hold simple conversations in Spanish but there are skills that need improving and vocabulary that needs increasing.

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Creative Learning

Spanish Year 3

12th September 2019 – 9th January 2020

You can hold simple conversations in Spanish but there are skills that need improving and vocabulary that needs increasing.

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Art

Try Screenprinting

12th September 2019

If you have little or no previous screenprinting experience this new course will get you started!

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Art

Introduction To Portrait Drawing

13th September 2019

Observing from life is the perfect discipline to improve drawing skills.

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Art

Portrait Painting

13th September 2019

This course will provide an opportunity for people with some drawing and painting practice to develop their painting skills through the discipline of portraiture.

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Creative Learning

Beautiful Butterflies: An Introduction To Hand Embroidery

16th September 2019

A contemporary twist on a traditional craft. Hand embroider a butterfly a week.

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Creative Learning

Painting Scapes

16th September 2019 – 20th April 2020

Learn how to paint land, sea, tree and city-scapes using acrylic, watercolour and pastel with renowned local artist Thuline de Cock.

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Creative Learning

Introduction To Darkroom Film Photography

16th September 2019

Want to learn how to use a film camera? Interested in developing your own prints?

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Creative Learning

German Advanced Year 6

16th September 2019 – 20th April 2020

This course develops your confidence in speaking, revises and expands aspects of grammar and vocabulary.

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Creative Learning

French Advanced Conversation

16th September 2019 – 20th April 2020

This course is for advanced students with a very good knowledge of spoken French.

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New to digital photography and want to develop your skills?

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Creative Learning

German Conversation

16th September 2019 – 20th April 2020

This course focuses on conversational German.

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Creative Learning

Jewellery Club

16th September 2019 – 20th April 2020

Create your own unique piece in our fully-equipped jewellery space, with a skilled volunteer supervisor present at each session.

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Creative Learning

Develop Your Photographic Skills

16th September 2019

This short course is ideal for those with a basic knowledge but really want to get to grips with the more advanced settings their camera has to offer.

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Creative Learning

Guitar For Beginners

16th September 2019

This course will introduce the beginner to the basics of guitar playing, covering practical techniques and rudimentary theory.

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Creative Learning

Brewery Community Choir

16th September 2019 – 20th April 2020

Our Brewery Community Choir offers you the chance to enjoy singing in a relaxed and fun environment.

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Art

Relief And Intaglio Printmaking

17th September 2019 – 14th January 2020

Explore a variety of techniques, including lino printing, monotype, drypoint etching and collagraph with Brewery tutor artist and printmaker Penny Hunt.

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Creative Learning

Mature Movers – 60+yrs

17th September 2019 – 3rd December 2019

We are firm believers that anyone and everyone can dance. We developed our ‘Mature Movers’ class for over 60’s and it is for those who simply enjoy moving to a variety of music

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Art

Introduction To Oil Painting

17th September 2019

This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop using oil paint.

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Art

Pottery – 2pm – 5pm – Tuesday

17th September 2019 – 14th April 2020

An introductory course for beginners and returning students who wish to develop their work with an opportunity to try throwing pottery throwing on the wheel and learn hand building skills. 

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Creative Learning

Piano For Beginners

17th September 2019

An informal and relaxed course on which you will learn to play keyboard instruments from scratch.

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Creative Learning

Pottery – 6:30pm – 9:30pm – Tuesday

17th September 2019 – 14th April 2020

An introductory course for beginners and returning students who wish to develop their work with an opportunity to try throwing pottery throwing on the wheel and learn hand building skills.

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Creative Learning

French Year 6

17th September 2019 – 14th April 2020

This course is for those who have already completed 4-5 years’ study, have an ‘O’ -level/ GCSE or can express themselves in the present, past and future tenses.

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Creative Learning

An Introduction To Dark Room Film Photography – Evening

17th September 2019

Want to learn how to use a film camera? Interested in developing your own prints?

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Art

Expressive Mark-making And Abstract Painting

17th September 2019 – 14th January 2020

Explore expressive mark making and develop ways to make interesting and unusual marks. Learn how to use different materials and layer these in exciting ways.

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Creative Learning

Dance Fit

17th September 2019 – 19th May 2020

Dance Fit is a fun, aerobic dance class that you can take at your own pace. Develop strength, stamina and overall fitness whilst moving to a variety of music.

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Creative Learning

French Advanced

18th September 2019 – 15th April 2020

This course is for students who have studied French for at least 5-6 years, have a rusty A-level or lots of experience of the language. It will be run “tout en français!”

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Creative Learning

Italian Intermediate 2

18th September 2019 – 15th April 2020

If you would like to continue extending your knowledge of more idiomatic language and look in greater detail at aspects of grammar and sentence structure, this is the course for you.

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Art

Introduction To Life Drawing

18th September 2019

This course will provide an opportunity for people of all abilities, specific to beginners, to develop drawing direct from a life model.

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Art

Untutored Life Class

18th September 2019 – 15th April 2020

An opportunity for people with some experience to develop drawing and/or painting direct from a life model.

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Creative Learning

French Year 5 – Wednesday

18th September 2019 – 15th April 2020

This course is for students who have studied French for 3-4 years, have a rusty O level/GCSE or some experience of the language.

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Creative Learning

Italian Pre-intermediate

18th September 2019 – 15th April 2020

This class has just completed its second year. If you feel you grasp the basics in terms of verb conjugation in the present tense and passato prossimo, have a basis in everyday vocabulary, can get by at a basic level in everyday situations and wish to build upon all of this, then this course should suit you.

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Art

Mixed Media Wire Sculpture

18th September 2019

Explore the vast possibilities of working with lightweight wire to create small-scale 3D sculptures.

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Art

An Introduction To Printmaking

18th September 2019

Explore some of the many printmaking techniques through this course, which provides an introduction to monoprint, collagraph, simple relief and etching techniques.

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Creative Learning

Stories Of Art (from The Pre-raphaelites To Bauhaus)

18th September 2019

A relaxed and informal course dedicated to discovering the secrets and stories in 20th-century art and linking how they relate to the present day.

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Art

Book Illustration

18th September 2019

This course will give you the opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of book illustration.

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Art

The Brewery Sewing Bee

18th September 2019 – 15th April 2020

Learn to sew and make garments using patterns that you will draft from your own body measurements.

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Art

Experiment With Textiles

19th September 2019

Explore different methods that can be used individually or combined to create individual pieces of textile art including felt making, simple printing techniques, silk papermaking, and hand and machine embroidery.

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Creative Learning

Italian Intermediate 1

19th September 2019 – 16th April 2020

If you are at a stage where you would like to extend your knowledge of more idiomatic language, look in greater detail at aspects of grammar and sentence structure, and in doing so revise and clarify some of the basics, this is the course for you.

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Creative Learning

Italian For Beginners

19th September 2019 – 16th April 2020

This course is for absolute beginners or those wishing to start again from scratch.

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Art

Watercolour For Beginners

19th September 2019

Start to discover the beautiful properties of watercolour paint in this introductory course where you will learn the essential techniques of laying washes, working ‘wet in wet’ and dry brush techniques using a range of reference material.

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Art

Start Drawing

19th September 2019

Develop your observational drawing skills in this introductory course, which takes you through some basic techniques and theories.

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Art

Pottery – 6.30pm – 9.30pm – Thursday

19th September 2019 – 16th January 2020

An introductory course for beginners and returning students who wish to develop their work with an opportunity to try throwing pottery throwing on the wheel and learn hand building skills.

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Creative Learning

Brew-kulele Players

19th September 2019

A group for reasonably confident ukulele players who want to play in an ensemble and learn how to read tablature.

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Creative Learning

The Writers Tool Box

20th September 2019 – 17th April 2020

This course will help you explore the writer’s toolbox from simile to suspense with the intention of producing original work of your own.

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Creative Learning

French Year 5 – Friday

20th September 2019 – 17th April 2020

This course is for those who have already completed 5 years’ study, have a rusty 0 level or some experience of the language.

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Creative Learning

French Year 3

20th September 2019 – 17th April 2020

This course is for those who have already completed 2 years’ study, and have some experience of the language.

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Creative Learning

Sivananda Yoga

20th September 2019 – 22nd May 2020

Sivananda Yoga, one of the branches of Indian Hatha yoga,is medium paced and suitable for all abilities.

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Art

Landscape For The Terrified

21st September 2019

Using free methods, we explore landscape painting, experimenting with different drawing and paint effects.

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Creative Learning

Elements Of Drawing

23rd September 2019

Immerse yourself in the natural world finding inspiration at the beautiful location of Footprint, on the National Trust’s St Catherine’s Estate near Windermere. Explore autumnal themes of nature through drawing, developing observational skills.

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Art

Herdwick Sheep

5th October 2019

Learn some of the key skills of a sculptor (Pinch, slab & coil) and in the process you will create your very own masterpiece that you can be proud of.

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Art

Lino Print Your Own Postcards

5th October 2019

Make your own set of postcards using linocut, a technique in which a lino block is carved and printed to make a two colour print and a small edition.  

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Art

Upholstery Weekend

12th October 2019

Give that threadbare chair a bit of TLC! This intensive 2-day course will cover reupholstering a drop-in seat or stool following the basics traditional upholstery methods including the correct use of tools and fabric, plus skills such as traditional webbing, stuffing and stitching techniques.

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Art

Etching For All

19th October 2019

Create prints through the exciting processes of etching. Using copper sulphate and aluminium plates, Karen Lester will guide you through the processes of plate preparation, etching, inking and printing.

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Creative Learning

Songwriting

26th October 2019

If you have always wanted to put your words (or someone else’s) to music but were not sure how to begin, then this workshop will help you get started.

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Creative Learning

Big Beautiful Butterfly Hand Embroidery

28th October 2019

A contemporary twist on a traditional craft. A chance to further develop your skills in hand embroidery to create one large butterfly image that can be transformed into a cushion or framed on your wall at home.

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Art

Oil Painting From Life

29th October 2019

29 Oct – 3 Dec | 1.00 -3.30 pm | Tutor Catherine MacDiarmid |…

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Art

Paper, Wire And Stitch

31st October 2019

Explore the endless possibilities of paper, wire and stitch! Learn how to colour, paint and wax different papers creating a variety of grounds using inks, dyes and pigments.

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Art

More Watercolour For Beginners

31st October 2019

This course provides the opportunity to further develop your watercolour skills and gain confidence, exploring techniques such as glazing and creating lights and whites.

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Capture the delicate beauty of porcelain in our Christmas workshop where you can make stunning, light enhancing porcelain candleholders. They may be too beautiful to give away as gifts!

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Creative Learning

Festive Willow Weaving

30th November 2019

Willow Winter Wonders! Give your festive decorations a natural touch this season: Wreaths, stars and hearts, mini willow xmas trees for the table, or gorgeous reindeer – who can resist?

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Art

Bind A Book In A Day

7th December 2019

Make a simple, soft-backed books using different bookbinding techniques as well as a hard-backed book to take home for yourself or for a handmade gift just in time for Christmas.

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Creative Learning

Christmas Wreaths

10th December 2019

Take home a beautiful wreath and the know-how to make many more. Includes all your materials and a glass of fizz and nibbles!

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Art

Elements Of Art

13th January 2020

Immerse yourself in the natural world finding inspiration at the beautiful location of Footprint, Windermere.

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Creative Learning

Landscape Photo Walks

13th January 2020 – 23rd March 2020

This is a chance to explore some of South Lakeland’s superb scenery at a photographer’s pace.

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Creative Learning

Guitar For Improvers

13th January 2020

This course will help develop guitar playing skills such as chord playing, strumming and picking techniques, rhythm reading and improvising.

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Art

Experimental Oil Painting

14th January 2020

This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop using oil paint in a more experimental way.

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Art

Porcelain

14th January 2020

This ten-week course is designed to help you gain experience and understanding of working with porcelain clay. The purity and translucent quality of porcelain is matched by its inherent limitations in workability.

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Art

Glazes And Surfaces

14th January 2020

This course opens the door to the wide range of surface treatments available for ceramic work at The Brewery and suggests ways of integrating them into your pieces. The aim is to give you more control over the finish of your work.

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Creative Learning

Piano For Improvers

14th January 2020 – 14th April 2020

An informal and relaxed course during which you will develop your keyboard skills.

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Creative Learning

Introduction To Dark Room Film Photography – Evening

14th January 2020

Want to learn how to use a film camera? Interested in developing your own prints? On this brand new course, professional photographer Tim Murray will guide you all the way from learning the functions on a film camera and improving your photographic compositions to the printing process and producing your own prints in the Brewery Darkroom.

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Art

Life Drawing

15th January 2020

This course will provide an opportunity for people of all abilities, including beginners, to develop drawing direct from a life model.

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Creative Learning

Stories Of Art (from Surrealism To Brit Art)

15th January 2020

A relaxed and informal course dedicated to discovering the secrets and stories in 20th-century art and linking how they relate to the present day.

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Art

Book Illustration

15th January 2020

This course will give you the opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of book illustration.

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Creative Learning

Stop Worrying, Start Writing

15th January 2020

This course aims to give you the freedom and confidence to begin writing (or go on writing) whatever it is you really want to write. Suitable for anyone who’s ever had the urge to put pen to paper.

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Art

Discover Feltmaking

16th January 2020

Discover how to make felt in all its forms. From making vessels and bowls to ‘Nuno’ and needlefelting, you’ll have the opportunity to try a broad range of techniques and develop your skills in this versatile medium.

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Art

Acrylics For Beginners

16th January 2020

Learn how to paint with this exciting flexible medium, focussing on paint handling and mixing colour.

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Creative Learning

Strum For Fun – Ukulele For Beginners

16th January 2020

Learn to play the ukulele, a fun and accessible instrument. With its small size and soft strings, it is easy to learn a few chords and strumming patterns that will enable you to play many well-known songs for your own pleasure.

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Art

An Introduction To Screenprinting

16th January 2020

If you have little or no previous screenprinting experience this new course will get you started! You will learn how to screenprint your own design and go through the whole process from the design stage to pulling the squeegee!

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Art

Developing Portrait Drawing

17th January 2020

Observing from life is the perfect discipline to improve drawing skills. This course will provide an opportunity for people of all abilities, including beginners, to develop their drawing and painting in the skills through the discipline of portraiture.

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Art

Contemporary Portraiture

17th January 2020

This course will provide opportunities for students to develop portraiture, exploring different techniques, processes and methods to capture character and likeness, using both primary and secondary source material.

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Art

Etching For All

25th January 2020

Create prints through the exciting processes of etching. Using copper sulphate and aluminium plates, Karen Lester will guide you through the processes of plate preparation, etching, inking and printing.

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Art

Watercolour Portraits

1st February 2020

This workshop co-insides with Catherine Macdiarmid’s exhibition ‘Personal’, in the Sugar Store Gallery. On it, you will gain an incite into Catherine’s artistic processes while composing your own unique portrait.

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Creative Learning

Nuno Feltmaking

8th February 2020

An opportunity to explore the technique of Nuno Felt Making. Fine patterns are drawn with fleece onto a silk chiffon or muslin background, when felted together a subtle, delicate fabric is created.

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Art

Animal Collagraph Prints

15th February 2020

Collagraph is a technique where prints are made from a collage; marks made on card with added materials which are then inked, wiped and run through a press onto dampened paper.

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Creative Learning

Shibori Indigo Dyeing

22nd February 2020

There is something magical about the combination of Indigo dye and Shibori techniques. In this workshop you will create your own indigo hand dyed fabric by stitching, wrapping and pleating the fabric.

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Art

More Experimental Oil Painting

25th February 2020

This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop using oil paint in a more experimental way.

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Art

Introduction To Collagraph

26th February 2020

As used by many prominent printmakers today, discover how to create prints using Collagraph printmaking techniques. Making collages on card plates, you will explore the simple processes using wet and dry techniques as well as cutting to create your design.

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Art

More Acrylics For Beginners

27th February 2020

Further develop your acrylic painting skills and gain confidence, exploring techniques and mixing colour effectively.

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Art

Start Drawing

27th February 2020

Develop your observational drawing skills in this introductory course, which takes you through some basic techniques and theories.

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Creative Learning

Moving On With The Ukulele

27th February 2020

This course is for players with some experience and prior knowledge of chord shapes, strumming and picking patterns (either on ukulele or guitar).

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Art

Experimenting With Gesso

29th February 2020

Gesso has a wide application for every water-based media, acrylics, watercolour, gouache and inks.

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Art

Experimental Printmaking

7th March 2020

This unique workshop is led by Theresa Taylor, one of the artists exhibiting in the show ‘Spatiality’ in the Brewery’s Sugar Store Gallery in Spring 2020. You will have the opportunity to create experimental layered prints combining drypoint and monoprint techniques.

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Willow tipis set delightful vertical accents to your garden, whilst being versatile and practical.

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Art

Etching For All

21st March 2020

Create prints through the exciting processes of etching. Using copper sulphate and aluminium plates, Karen Lester will guide you through the processes of plate preparation, etching, inking and printing. Suitable for those new to etching and for those with some experience.

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Spend a relaxing day with Greenhouse Floristry creating beautiful hand-tied flower bouquets, followed by the opportunity to paint your creations guided by artist Annie Turner.

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