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£25
London - Next course on 26th July 2019
Dust off your leg warmers to learn simple dance routines based on the moves and music from iconic dance films Fame, Flashdance, Footloose and Dirty Dancing - don't worry, we won't be doing THAT lift! Open to all fitness / experience levels Who is this course for No previous experience necessary. Open to all fitness / experience levels. What does this course cover Students will learn a selection of dances based on and inspired by...
£55
London - Next course on 25th July 2019
In this workshop you will be introduced to a range of essential oils and basic massage techniques and learn about their therapeutic benefits. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn a simple back massage to use on friends and family to help them to relax, de stress and chill out. Please note: In this workshop students need to be willing to give and receive a back massage. Who is this course for...
£140
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
This is a creative floristry course, for all levels. Students will use their imagination to create displays and arrangement s inspired by the colours, textures and shapes of an artwork. You will explore learn basic floristry skills, as well as more unusual and advanced techniques. The second day will include a trip to New Covent Garden Flower Market to select flowers and foliage for your display. Who is this course for No previous knowledge is...
£110
London - Next course on 17th January 2020
A series of Craft Taster sessions delivered by a professional maker over the length of a term, providing you with the opportunity to complete a project by combining your newly acquired skills in a fun and supportive environment.
£50
London - Next course on 27th July 2019
Are you interested in studying art in more depth or to work towards an Arts Qualification? This Open Day will help you find out more about each course and guide you through the application process. The day will include an introduction to all the courses and the tutors, creative workshops and advice and guidance about funding your place. The Art Open Day is for all students who are interested in studying art in more depth...
£140
London - Next course on 25th July 2019
Make a colourful set of summer jewellery in this one day introduction to stitched beadwork (off loom bead needle weaving). This beadwork uses a needle and thread to stitch tiny seed beads to each other to create intricate looking patterns. On this one day course students will be introduced to working with seed beads in this way to try out both peyote stitch and right angle weave in a series of introductory projects. These finished...
£103
London - Next course on 8th November 2019
Learn a range of techniques and designs to make your own beaded jewellery. Each term will have a mix of different projects and students will be encouraged to create a variety of different styles of bead jewellery. Each term will include bead stringing - learning to make gorgeous necklaces or bracelets and securely finish the ends and add a clasp, as well as looking at other varied skills including using wire or chain to connect...
£100
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
Learn the basics of drawing using various media, building your skills and confidence, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Who is this course for This course is for anyone wanting to explore the art of drawing in a friendly and accessible atmosphere. Beginners very welcome! No previous knowledge or experience necessary. What does this course cover The course will include mark making and composition. Beginners will learn to draw using basic shapes to create complex...
£70
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
This life drawing class is ideal for beginners as well as improvers. Working directly from the model, you be given a series of 'quickfire' drawing exercises which lead to longer studies. You will be taught by an experienced drawing tutor who will guide you through a series of exercises to gain an understanding of volume, values, proportions, texture and developing mark making. Who is this course for This course is suitable for beginners and improvers:...
£70
London - Next course on 29th July 2019
This one day beginners' painting course will introduce some of the essential basics of painting, including composition and colour, materials and techniques. Who is this course for This course is suitable for beginners with no previous knowledge, or for those who wish to refresh and revisit the basics of painting. What does this course cover The course will briefly look at and discuss the work of other artists before introducing students to some of the...
£30
London - Next course on 30th July 2019
This taster workshop is ideal for complete beginners. You will need your own instrument but no other experience is necessary, just a desire to try out a fun and simple, yet versatile musical instrument and to learn to how to strum a tune. Who is this course for This course is suitable for complete beginners. No other experience necessary, just a desire to try out a fun and simple, yet versatile musical instrument. The course...
£15
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
A one-off Summer School class for anyone who has attended a term of the Better Balance course this year. During this extended class we will consolidate knowledge of exercises covered during the year. Who is this course for Anyone who has attended a term of the Better Balance course this year. The level of this course is suitable for people who are able sit, stand and walk unaided without pain for the duration of the...
£140
London - Next course on 29th July 2019
An intensive course that has been designed to help you build your website for your business or project in two days with expert tutor guidance. Suitable for small business owners, artists, photographers, musicians, coaches or counsellors who would like to create a simple portfolio website. Who is this course for Would you like to build a website for your business or project? This intensive course has been designed to help you build your website in...
£60
London - Next course on 27th July 2019
This intensive one day course will teach you everything you need to know to build a professional and great looking creative interactive PDF portfolio using Adobe InDesign. Suitable for students who are computer literate, previous knowledge of InDesign is not required. Please bring a selection of good images that you would like to use on a USB stick. Who is this course for Students will also learn a few quick and easy tips for editing...
£190
London - Next course on 29th July 2019
This workshop is designed for students interested in clay modelling from life. Suitable for students experienced in clay, especially those wanting to spend more time on detailed anatomy, and to improve their ability to model faces, hands and feet. Who is this course for The course is for students interested in life modelling, particularly those wanting to spend more time on detailed anatomy, and to improve their ability to model faces, hands and feet. Provision...
£199
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
Learn how to make clothes from commercial patterns. You will construct a toile in calico from a basic skirt/trousers and bodice block to get the perfect fit. You will learn to lay and cut your fabric along with a range of sewing techniques to construct a simple garment of your choice. Term 1 - Ladies skirt/mens trousers. Term 2 - Ladies trousers/mens trousers. Term 3 - Ladies day dress (mens shirt). Who is this course...
£199
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
This course is the perfect oppertunity to learn how to upcycyle and alter clothes. Students will learn how to adapt and customise clothes and pick up useful tips and tricks to creatively recycle old clothes. Suitable for students who have some experience in using a sewing machine or hand sewing. Who is this course for Ever bought something and thought to yourself What If? . Well here is your opportunity to make that 'What If'...
£30
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
A chance to demystify the computer in a friendly and supportive environment. Learn how to get started with guided 'hands-on' experience on how to use the computer, mouse, keyboard and printer. Aimed at students who no experience of computing. Who is this course for This course is for those with no previous knowledge of computing (Windows) and who want to be brought up to speed before trying other courses (e.g. Tame Your Computer or Entry...
£299
London - Next course on 27th September 2019
A series of Craft Taster sessions delivered by a professional maker over the length of a term, providing you with the opportunity to complete a project by combining your newly acquired skills. Over the whole year this course may give you a basic introduction to: Glass Arts, Mosaic, Beading, Jewellery and Textile-based projects. Who is this course for This course is designed for complete beginners to crafts and applied arts, whether you are new to...
£60
London - Next course on 29th July 2019
This is a whole day course during which you will be learning the art of decoupage in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Projects will be provided but if you have any small items that you wish to decorate, please bring them with you Who is this course for This course is for anyone who wishes to learn new skills that will enable them to make small, personal gifts for friends and family, in a friendly...
£55
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
Confused about essential oils? This workshop is ideal for anyone wanting to understand what they are, how they work and how to use them safely. This workshop also aims to give you the skills to make your own healthand beauty products and to teach you certain self-help massage techniques to enhance your well-being. Who is this course for This workshop is designed for total beginners and those with previous experience who wish to refresh their...
£219
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
Project based courses to develop a portfolio of textile designs using Photoshop. Students enrolling onto terms two and three are expected to have some knowledge of Photoshop. Term 1 introduces students to Photoshop and covers themes such as floral, geometric and conversational designs using drawing, printing and collage on screen. Term 2 focuses on developing design collections and professional print techniques for textiles. Term 3 covers homeware designs for mugs, placemats, coasters and fashion samples....
£199
London - Next course on 26th September 2019
Learn a wide range of creative embellishment skills, using both hand and machine embroidery. Each term will begin with learning techniques, which will lead to a personal project. All levels of experience welcome for each term. Term 1. Learn a wide range of hand and machine embroidery techniques. Term 2. Learn appliqué techniques with hand and machine embroidery. Term 3. Learn fabric manipulation with hand and machine embroidery. Who is this course for Learn a...
£166
London - Next course on 23rd September 2019
Learn some simple stitches and the techniques you need to complete your own embroidery projects. Who is this course for This course is for absolute beginners and improvers, no embroidery skills or experience is needed but basic sewing machine and hand sewing skills would be an advantage. This Course will take place at Blackfriars Settlement 1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 ORB This a new Mary Ward Centre location and is a short walk from Southwark...
£104
London - Next course on 20th June 2020
Explore ways of drawing with thread including hand and machine stitch, Suitable for both beginners and those with some experience. You do not need to be able to draw! Who is this course for The students will not need any previous knowledge, experience or skills. They will just need an interest in expressing themselves through textile and using stitch in a contemporary way. What does this course cover Students will explore various ways of drawing...
£104
London - Next course on 22nd February 2020
Create rich and exciting surfaces using a range of textural stitches. Who is this course for This course is for those students with previous experience in textiles or embroidery as well as complete beginners What does this course cover The day will begin with simple stitches such as running and straight stitch, using these to build up texture. From there the students will encounter more complex stitches in order to create a scrumptious textile collection....
£104
London - Next course on 16th November 2019
A short practical course introducing stitch as Fine Art. Be inspired by contemporary artists who use stitch to creative their work and create your own stitched artwork. Who is this course for This course is for students who are interested in using stitch as a fine art practice. It would be helpful if students had some experience/skill in basic stitching, but not absolutely essential. Students do not need any previous knowledge, just an interest in...
£140
London - Next course on 23rd July 2019
This is a fun, welcoming and explorative class in which you will have the freedom to investigate and develop ideas. This course encourages you to enjoy using materials and the process of 'making', so ideal for beginners or someone with more experience. Who is this course for This course is suitable for anyone who has the desire to make sculptural pieces, explore materials and have fun! So beginners and experienced makers. What does this course...
£12
London - Next course on 25th July 2019
A series of gentle pilates exercises and stretches to strengthen the body, improve balance and increase flexibility. This is a gentler class, suitable for beginners, and anyone with limited mobility through injury, illness, age or inactivity, but please note, some exercises are mat-based, and therefore carried out on the floor. Who is this course for A series of gentle Pilates exercises introducing the Pilates principles and learn about posture, balance, breath, coordination, strength, alignment, flexibility...
£70
London - Next course on 23rd July 2019
This day course is a practical introduction to figurative abstract art, suitable for beginners and more experienced artists. It will look at the relationship between abstraction and the figure. Using a life model it will explore how artists in the early 20th century abstracted the human form from life. Who is this course for This class is for students of all levels and will focus on different aspects of figurative abstract art. What does this...
London - Next course on 23rd July 2019
Thinking of studying a computing, business or IT qualification? These workshop will introduce students to our tutors and the qualifications we have on offer. It will help you understand the level you can study at and enable you to enrol on to the right course. Who is this course for Thinking of studying a computing, business or IT qualification? These workshops will introduce students to our tutors and the qualifications we have on offer. It...
£30
London - Next course on 23rd July 2019
In this two session gentle Pilates Summer School course we cover a series of gentle exercises and stretches to strengthen the body, improve balance and increase flexibility. Please note, some exercises are mat-based, and therefore carried out on the floor. Who is this course for This Gentle Pilates course is suitable for those who wish to work at a gentler pace than in our other Pilates classes. Please note that each class is 90mins, so...
£15
London - Next course on 23rd July 2019
An introduction to swing dance for those who would like to try the basics. Covering some basic Lindy Hop and other lower impact swing movements, this course is ideal for those who would love to try the style in a simple one off class. Who is this course for No previous experience necessary. This course is open to anyone who would like to try the basic steps of Lindy Hop in a low impact class....
£40
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
A gentle class to help calm the mind, improve posture, balance, strength and flexibility. The course includes gentle asanas (postures), breath awareness, concentration/meditation techniques and guided relaxation. Who is this course for This is a gentle yoga class accessible to all, to improve posture, core strength, balance, flexibility, and calm the mind. It will benefit students wishing to be introduced to the practice of yoga and/or those wishing to develop a slower and more mindful...
£30
London - Next course on 23rd July 2019
This two session Summer School course is for those who wish to relax and improve mobility and flexibility. Yoga is generally safe, but students who have any health concerns should check with a medical advisor that yoga is suitable before enrolling. Who is this course for This two session Summer School course is for those who wish to relax and improve mobility and flexibility. Yoga is generally safe, but students who have any health concerns...
£70
London - Next course on 27th July 2019
Design a small panel for a glass painting project in a day. This course will give those who are new to kiln fired glass painting an opportunity to explore this ancient craft and produce small painted glass pieces that can be displayed using light. Students who have some experience of glass painting can explore more ambitious projects. Who is this course for Complete beginners and those with some experience who would like to further develop/explore...
£199
London - Next course on 26th September 2019
Learn some simple stitches and the techniques you need to complete your own embroidery projects. Who is this course for Absolute beginners, so you can learn your lazy daisy from your herringbone and your running stitch from your satin stitch. Or even, learn how to thread a needle and not panic if you get into a tangle. What does this course cover Start with the very basics of embroidery and let's see how far we...
£60
London - Next course on 23rd July 2019
An introduction to the digestive system and immune health. For each system we will look at the anatomy - form and function - and how we can work with medicinal plants, diet and lifestyle that can be useful to support these systems and our general well- being. Topics will include herbal, dietary and lifestyle strategies for supporting digestive & immune health. Who is this course for For the who have some background knowledge of working...
£60
London - Next course on 26th July 2019
An introduction to the musculoskeletal and urinary systems. For each system we will look at the anatomy - form and function - and how we can work with medicinal plants, diet and lifestyle that can be useful to support these systems and our general well-being. Topics will include strategies for supporting joint health & how herbal medicine can help in the management of cystitis and prostatitis. Who is this course for For the who have...
£35
London - Next course on 23rd July 2019
This course will look at the Gothic style and Pre- Raphelites, especially on British artists and at the development of Arts and Crafts movement inspired by the Medieval Gothic style. How from the Gothic aesthetics we go to the development of the Pre-Raphaelites movement? What was the role of John Ruskin regarding the development of Arts and Crafts movement in Britain? What is the relationship of this movement with the European Art Nouveau style? Who...
£35
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
This course will look at the Renaissance and Impressionism especially at the use of perspective or atmospheric depth as tools for the development of artistic, social and philosophical ideas. How from the Renaissance's aesthetics we go to the development of the Impressionism? What was the role of J.M.W Turner and John Ruskin regarding to the development of Impressionism and Post impressionism in France? What happened to the Victorian Britain at this time? Who is this...
£70
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
Develop further ways of manipulating images using the more advanced aspects of; Masks, filters, gradients, layers, blending modes and adjustment layers. It will show you how to create incredible text effects combining channels, filters and layers. Using the more advanced selection tools such as the magnetic lasso, colour range and the channels it will show you how to select anything perfectly for manipulation. You will also learn how to create a stunning poster with impressive...
£60
London - Next course on 26th July 2019
Try out Photoshop for images, Illustrator for design, Dreamweaver for websites, InDesign for desktop publishing and PowerPoint for presentations. Take a short tour of each of the digital media programs that appear in this section. Find out what they do and who uses them so you can choose which ones suit your needs for employment or personal use and progress to specialist courses. Who is this course for This course is ideal for those who...
£59
London - Next course on 30th July 2019
This one day taster course serves as an introduction to Herbalism, medicinal plants and herbal preparations. You will be guided to use your senses to help you identify a plant's properties & make one or two simple herbal preparations that you will be able to repeat at home. Who is this course for No previous knowledge or experience required. This is an introductory course open to those inter-ested in learning about kitchen & plant remedies...
£60
Greater London - Next course on 29th July 2019
Learn some simple stitches and the techniques you need to complete your own embroidery projects. You will look at both traditional skills and contemporary ideas. All levels of experience are welcome each term. Who is this course for This course is suitable for students who are absolute beginners and students who want to learn or brush up on their basic embroidery and sewing skills. Come and learn in a friendly and supportive environment with a...
£120
London - Next course on 25th July 2019
In this fun workshop you will learn and explore several felt making techniques to produce samples and finished pieces of felted work. We will look at making 2D felt, adding threads, small pieces of fabrics and pattern to give texture and interest to the surface. We will also use simple moulds to make three dimensional pieces as well as using a resist to make pockets for purses. Who is this course for This course is...
£60
London - Next course on 23rd July 2019
If you enjoy writing and are curious about yourself come and try this 'Inklings' taster. Lots of non-stop writing exercises to explore feelings and tease out forgotten memories. Fun sessions in a supportive setting will give you and your pen permission to play. No writing experience required. Who is this course for If you enjoy writing you'll like Inklings - a course designed for learners who want to understand themselves better and are curious to...
£70
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
Introduction to Jewellery Chain making: Learn how to shape and form metal to produce simple linked forms for chain making. Students will use wire to construct links and learn basis soldering techniques to join the chain together. This course is open to all students wanting to learn new skills and is suitable for all levels of ability including complete beginners in jewellery. Who is this course for This course is suitable for all levels of...
£60
London - Next course on 31st July 2019
This course is ideal for those who are new to Microsoft Office applications and require an overview of key features. You will need to be comfortable with using a Windows PC, opening and closing applications, browsing the web and working with a keyboard and mouse. Who is this course for This course is ideal for those who are new to Microsoft Office applications and require an overview of key features. You will be comfortable with...
£199
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
This course will teach you the essentials of flat pattern cutting such as how to lay a block on paper and to make pattern adaptions to realise your own designs. This course has different elements in each term: Term 1 - skirt block. Term 2 - trouser block. Term 3 - bodice block. Who is this course for This course is for anyone who has an interest in fashion who wants to learn to make...
£70
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
Come and try our sculpture studio and find about working in 3D using a variety of materials and processes. Suitable for beginners and students wanting to find out more about sculpture. Who is this course for This course is suitable to all students who would like to try sculpture and to work in 3D. It is also designed to bring inexperienced and unconfident students up to speed in a selection of our arts and crafts...
£70
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
This short course will introduce you to the art of silk painting and hand painting with dyes on natural fabrics. Ideal for colour wash effects, wet on wet colour mixing and blending using a range of brush and sponges. The course will explore abstract mark making with an emphasis on colour, experimentation and layering of washes. Who is this course for This is a fun class to learn about fabric painting together in a friendly...
£60
London - Next course on 25th July 2019
This short introduction course will teach you the basics of WordPress using the dashboard, with them aim to start creating content which you can then create websites with ease. Suitable for anyone who wants to use Wordpress and are comfortable with using a Windows PC, opening and closing applications, browsing the web and working with a keyboard and mouse. Who is this course for Anyone who wants to use Wordpress and are comfortable with using...
£140
London - Next course on 25th July 2019
Short Jewellery course to learn surface decoration techniques of etching to create patterns and texture on metal. Using black and white images students will create designs for the 'photographic' etching process. This course is suitable for all levels of ability and complete beginners in jewellery. Experienced students can learn useful techniques as the etching process is a valuable technique for small batch production within the jewellery sector. Who is this course for This course is...
£50
London - Next course on 30th May 2020
An ideal introductory course for beginners to learn how to make a ring out of sheet metal. The course will cover all the basic jewellery techniques like piercing, soldering, bending, filing, polishing and also the handling of tools. Who is this course for An introduction to making jewellery through making a simple ring. Ideal for beginners but more experienced students are welcome. This course is aimed at beginners. Students can enjoy a whole day of...
£70
London - Next course on 31st July 2019
This one day course is for intermediate jewellery students confident with piercing, soldering and creating simple jewellery forms who are looking to branch out into stone setting. During the day each student will make a ring or pendant that will include one or more stone settings. Students will learn how to use small faceted stones to add some colour and sparkle to their designs, creating mounts for the stones using sections of tube. Tube setting...
£15
London - Next course on 30th July 2019
Love Jive and / or Rock 'n' Roll dancing? Take it to the next level with some kick and flick combinations to give your dancing extra bounce. Some experience of Jive / Rock 'n' Roll would be an advantage. Who is this course for Some experience of Jive / Rock 'n' Roll would be an advantage. What does this course cover Students will learn a selection of kick and flick combinations to be used with...
£131
London
Learn the skills and techniques for knitting and crochet. We will look at both traditional skills and contemporary ideas exploring the usual and unusual aspects of working with yarn. All levels of experience are welcome each term. Term 1. Learn the techniques through sample-making and completing small projects. Term 2. Explore different yarns including making your own to use in projects. Term 3. Develop your skills and techniques, working on more challenging personal projects. Who...
£60
London - Next course on 30th July 2019
On this fun and friendly course you will be learning basic knitting and crochet skills which will enable you to knit a scarf or make a granny square. All resources will be provided but if you have any yarn you want to use (not bouclé, please), bring it in. The cost of the course includes needles, a crochet hook and yarn to take home. Who is this course for This course is for anyone who...
£120
London - Next course on 29th July 2019
Do knitting patterns leave you feeling frustrated? Have you struggled with reading and following a pattern? Then this course is for you. During the course students will learn how to translate the written or visual language of knitted patterns and practice the art of pattern management by knitting a practical project. Who is this course for This course is aimed at people with no previous knowledge of knitting and for those wanting to broaden their...
£200
London - Next course on 22nd July 2019
This course is for anyone who enjoys working in mixed media and making their own collage material. The first day will be spent at the Tate Modern and in the surrounding area, explore artworks, sketching and collecting textures. Tuesday and Wednesday will be spent in the studio working on either landscape or cityscape collaged compositions. Who is this course for This is a mixed ability course - complete beginners as well as those who have...
£140
London - Next course on 26th July 2019
A Landscape painting and drawing course where students of any level have the opportunity to work outside and in the studio. Who is this course for A 2 day Landscape Course where students of any level can work outside and in the studio. What does this course cover Drawings and paintings will be made on location in the local area and if work is not completed 'en plain air' we will go inside. Use photographic...
£15
London - Next course on 26th July 2019
This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning the basics in Latin Line Dance. No previous dance experience necessary. Who is this course for This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning the basics in Latin Line Dance. No previous dance experience necessary What does this course cover This course will introduce Latin rhythms such as Mambo / Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba and Samba through line dance routines...
£66
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
Practical sessions with an emphasis on building skills, sharing work in a supportive environment. Each term is difference, and it is advisable to do Part 1 before part 2. Who is this course for A workshop with an emphasis on building skills, sharing work and supporting other students. This course is perfect for those who have always wanted to develop their creative writing, but for one reason or another have never got around to it....
£66
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
For those who have done at least one year of work in a writing group at Level 1 and who are working on their own projects. Looking for more direction and commitment in your writing? These courses address questions of self-discipline and risk-taking and are designed to develop and hone your skills. Who is this course for This course is for students who have completed at least a year at Beginners level, and who are...
£96
Greater London - Next course on 28th February 2020
A fun course for beginners to help you get to know the sewing machine and how to use it more effectively. You will have a range of projects to work on and opportunity to create beautiful accessories for you and your home. Please note that the course will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 ORB. This is a new Mary Ward Centre location and is a short walk from Southwark Tube...
£200
London - Next course on 29th July 2019
Re-create a pattern from your favourite top or skirt without taking the original apart. We all own a favourite top or skirt that fit us just right. We wear it until it is almost worn out and then search the shops to find a replacement without success. This three day course will introduce you to the essentials of pattern cutting. Learn how to make your own pattern that you can use time and time again....
£240
London - Next course on 23rd July 2019
Want to learn how to make your own dress? Can you use a sewing machine? Then this is the perfect course for you. Extremely versatile, the Shift Dress is an everyday dress with or without sleeves. You can also make it in tunic length. Simple to wear and easy to style, it's a beautiful wardrobe basic that will be the first of many as you learn a new set skills that you can use time...
£140
London - Next course on 23rd July 2019
This two day embroidery workshop is open to anyone who has a passion for textiles and would like to develop their creative ability through the art of stitch. Who is this course for This class is open to anyone who has a passion for textiles and would like to develop their creative ability through the art of stitch. It is suitable for beginners and experinced textile arists / designers who want to focus on a...
£140
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
This course will look at the development of Modernism especially at the influence of primitive and archaic art. How from the African masks and the Venus figurines we go to the development of the Modernism? What was the role of the industrial revolution and colonialism in the development of movements such as Cubism, Surrealism, Brut art and New Expressionism? What is the connection between Primitivism, children's art work and mental illness? Who is this course...
£87
London - Next course on 19th October 2019
Discover the beautiful and subtle colours of natural dye and dye natural fabric samples. Explore colour intensities, learn about mordant and non-mordant dyestuffs and eco-friendly techniques. Who is this course for Beginners and those who have an interest in exploring colour for textile creative practice. Students who would like to learn more about dyes and fabrics Those who would like to use samples for fabric development in print or stitch, or add to portfolio Students...
£170
London - Next course on 22nd July 2019
Develop an exciting and original sketchbook by drawing in a variety of outside and inside locations in a friendly, fun & supportive environment. The course begins at Blackfriars Settlement. The course is for people who want to explore drawing from observation in London. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary for this course, the teaching methods will often be on a one-one basis within the focus of a particular class, the nature of the class,...
£190
London - Next course on 29th July 2019
This is a beginner's course to learn basic Patchwork and Quilting techniques to make a lap sized quilt, approximately 120cmx150cm (50'x60'). Who is this course for This is a beginners course to learn Patchwork and Quilting techniques to make a lap sized quilt, approximately 120cmx150cm (50'x60'). What does this course cover This course will take you through the whole process of making a lap sized quilt. This will include: ' Cutting the fabric to the...
£166
London - Next course on 23rd September 2019
Learn the craft of patchwork and quilting through making samples and completing personal projects including both hand and machine stitching. All levels of experience are welcome for each term. Term1: Traditional and contemporary patchwork and quilting techniques. Term 2: Using appliqué in patchwork and quilting, Term 3: Using stitch and embellishment for patchwork and quilting. Who is this course for This course is aimed at people with no previous knowledge of patchwork and quilt making...
£50
London - Next course on 27th July 2019
Are you interested in studying Pattern Cutting in more depth and working towards a Level 1 Qualification? This taster workshop will help students find out more about our Level 1 Pattern Cutting Qualification and guide them through the process. The day will include an introduction to the course and the tutor, a creative workshop and advice and guidance about all the options. Who is this course for This course is for anyone who wants to...
£130
London - Next course on 23rd July 2019
This is an intermediate DSLR Photography course to understand the challenges and subtleties of shooting on location and to improve students capabilities as a versatile photographer. Students will begin at The Mary Ward Centre as a base with some in-house tutorials, followed by visits to stimulating landscape and architectural locations. Who is this course for Once you know the basics of digital photography, here is a chance for you to set aside time to learn...
£25
London - Next course on 29th July 2019
An introduction to improving body strength and flexibility by practising techniques from both Pilates and yoga. The course will cover improving standing posture, strengthening the abdominals and other muscles, flexibility, balance and relaxation. Who is this course for Suitable for beginners and those who wish to go back to basics. What does this course cover A mixture of Pilates and Yoga to help stretch and strengthen the body as well as aid balance and relaxation....
£30
London - Next course on 23rd July 2019
A beginners course in pilates introducing the fundamental principles, incorporating breath, whole body movement and stretch. We will learn fundamental pilates exercises and how to use them to improve posture, balance, body alignment and better movement patterns. Who is this course for A beginners course in Pilates introducing the fundamental principles, incorporating breath, whole body movement, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, alignment, breathing and posture. Suitable for all. The students will learn fundamental Pilates exercises and...
£15
London - Next course on 31st July 2019
This Summer School Pilates class is suitable for those who have attended the Pilates Lunchtime and the Pilates and Stretch classes this year. A final Pilates class to set you up for the Summer holidays. Who is this course for A final Pilates class to set you up for the Summer holidays. The level is most suited to those who have attended a Pilates Lunchtime or a Pilates and Stretch class this year. A general...
£32
London - Next course on 25th July 2019
Enjoy a morning of Pilates theory and practice to energise mind and body. Consolidate your understanding of the main principles of Pilates to refine your practice, lengthening and strengthening your body. Who is this course for Come and enjoy a morning of Pilates theory and practice to energise mind and body. Consolidate your understanding of the main principles of Pilates to refine your practice, lengthening and strengthening your body. This is a mixed levels workshop,...
£140
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
A workshop to learn practical colour theory and a range of skills, techniques and approaches associated with colour and colour mixing. Suitable for beginners and artists wanting to apply more colour theory to their work. Who is this course for This course is suitable for all levels, including adventurous beginners. Students at whatever level should have an interest in visual phenomena and art, and be prepared to take risks and experiment. Those with some experience...
£219
London - Next course on 26th September 2019
Explore & experiment with a range of print techniques onto fabrics. develop print designs from sketchbooks. Suitable for all abilities. Term 1: Block printing, monoprint and dyed fabrics. Term 2: Screen printing using a range of stencil techniques including photo-stencils. Term 3: Mixed-media printing: screen print, digital print, transfer print, hand-painting, resist and hand stitch. Who is this course for Mixed Ability. For beginners and those with some prior art and design experience, who wish...
£70
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
Come and get creative with exploratory printmaking in this intensive short course will cover the most well-known techniques of lino printing and combine them with the creative possibilities of monoprinting using fun methods, materials and techniques. Who is this course for This printmaking course is open to complete beginners as well as more experienced printmakere. You will be instructed in all the techniques to be used on this course, and practice using the print room...
£140
London - Next course on 25th July 2019
On this two day course students will be introduced to basic techniques, materials and processes of ceramics for sculptors; how to develop a small sculpture from the first idea to completion, using techniques such as building- using clay slabs, sprig molding, application of texture, simple coloring with underglaze, use of stenciling. The suggested choice of material will be paper porcelain. Who is this course for The course is suitable for people of all levels of...
£31
London - Next course on 28th September 2019
Spend a day getting to know the sewing machine and how to use it more effectively. Who is this course for Spend a day getting to know the sewing machine and how to use it more effectively. This course is suitable for students who do not have any previous experience or people with limited skills that they want to improve. It would also be beneficial to people who have a sewing machine that they don't...
£31
London - Next course on 26th October 2019
Spend a day brushing up on advanced sewing techniques and elements of garment construction. Who is this course for The Sewing Machine Masterclasses are for people who have been inspired by the latest trend in home sewing, with an interest in clothes-making and a desire to learn. This is an intermediate course ideal for students who can already use a sewing machine and want to spend a day brushing up on advanced sewing techniques and...
£199
London - Next course on 20th September 2019
Develop your machine sewing techniques and knowhow, while you complete personalised project briefs. This brand new course is suitable for anyone with a basic knowledge of sewing and a love of fabric and crafts. Be inspired to learn new skills and create beautiful accessories for you and your home or as gifts for special occasions. Suitable for students with some sewing experience. Who is this course for This brand new course is suitable for anyone...
£70
London - Next course on 30th July 2019
Learn how to turn sheet metal into fabulous 3D forms just by folding and/or hammering it! Create dynamic surface patterns and dimensional forms with copper sheet - for example beautiful hammered cuffs, domes, leaf shapes and much more. Students will learn how to cut, file and polish metal sheet, as well as to use hammers and the rolling mill to create decorative and structural folded shapes. Who is this course for This course is designed...
£190
London - Next course on 29th July 2019
Learn about Dyes, Shibori, and Resist techniques on natural fabrics. Have fun learning textile techniques in a friendly and supportive group environment. If you enjoy using colour, this the course for you. We will explore a variety of ways to shape, bind, tie, and resist fabrics before dyeing it- tied, bound, folded, clamped, capped, pole wrapped, stitched, and wax resist techniques. Who is this course for This course is suitable for beginners and those wanting...
£70
London - Next course on 29th July 2019
Create your own gorgeous, unique solid silver charms in a range of styles from this magical material - learn how to shape and form silver clay, as well as how to make and use your own moulds to replicate natural or found objects. The silver clay will be shaped and modelled, then dried, refined, fired and finally polished to create individual pure silver charms that each student will link up onto a bracelet to wear...
£15
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
If you've always wanted to try ballroom dancing then this ballroom taster will give you a good introduction to some basic steps, styling and musicality. No experience or partner necessary. Who is this course for No previous experience necessary. This course is open to anyone who would like to try the basic steps of Waltz and Quickstep. What does this course cover Students will learn a selection of Waltz and Quickstep basic steps and turns...
£15
London - Next course on 31st July 2019
This elegant ballroom dance never goes out of style. Learn or recap the basics along with some turns and variations plus tips to improve your presentation. Suitable for beginners but also would suit improvers wanting to recap technique. Who is this course for No previous experience necessary. Suitable for beginners but also would suit improvers wanting to recap technique. What does this course cover Students will learn a selection of Waltz basic steps and turns...
£65
London - Next course on 30th July 2019
This course is designed for beginners and will give you the skills to make simple organic and chemical free soaps. We will use melt and pour bases and additional natural ingredients such as essential oils, base oils and natural colours e.g. dried beetroot powder to create skin-friendly soaps for everyday use. Please note that students will work in pairs and each pair will create unique blends Who is this course for None - this workshop...
£140
London - Next course on 30th July 2019
Painting and drawing workshop aimed at develop your skills and celebrate the subject of still life. Whether you are interested in realism or abstraction, beginner or experienced, this workshop will enable you to explore new ideas. Who is this course for This course is designed for anyone interested in drawing or painting still-life from observation. Beginners to more advanced learners are welcome.Come and learn in a friendly and supportive environment with a knowledgeable teacher. What...
£20
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
Come along and start to find out how, through a series of bodyweight exercises you will be introduced to how you can gain the functional benefits and overall improvements in health, fitness and wellbeing that strength training can provide. All levels welcome! This course is both for complete beginners and for those looking to advance their knowledge of health and fitness. You do not need any prior experience as our qualified Personal Trainer will be...
£30
London - Next course on 23rd July 2019
Learn to work together in a group on at least one work of chamber music during the day. The choice of repertoire is made by the tutor in negotiation with the individual groups. As this year is the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, the theme will be music which has been inspired by the night. The day is open to players of violin, viola and cello, who have been playing for at least...
£140
London - Next course on 23rd July 2019
This will be a fun two-day summer workshop to explore glass fusing techniques that require a bit more heat than usual! We will be making a 3d night-light holder, multi-coloured glass pebbles and experimenting with a pot-melt. This class is suitable for those with fused glass experience. Who is this course for This is an intermediate course that is suitable for students who have attended the level 1 or level 2 glass fusing course, or...
£30
London - Next course on 30th July 2019
Ideal for those who have previously taken the beginners course, or have some experience. Learn more advanced techniques (e.g. finger-picking), as well as trickier chords and melody playing. Who is this course for The course is ideal for anyone who has previously enrolled on the beginners course, and is looking to further their development as a ukulele player. The course is also open to anyone who has been playing ukulele for a little while, and...
£120
London - Next course on 22nd July 2019
This contemporary mixed media class is ideal for beginners as well as improvers. Working with both Watercolour paints and a range of drawing media, you will have the opportunity to explore useful techniques to combine Watercolour paints with other media such as collage, charcoal, biro and marker pens. You will be taught ideas for illustrations through combinations of image and text. Who is this course for This course is suitable for beginners and improvers: come...
£222
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
Create jewellery and small objects using wireworking techniques. Ideal for beginners or those with some jewellery experience wishing to learn a new skill. Who is this course for Develop skills to design and create wirework jewellery. You will learn basic techniques of working with coloured wire to create Jewellery Suitable for complete beginners. Also ideal for those who have some jewellery experience but wish to add to their repertoire. concessionary fees available to those who...
£32
London - Next course on 26th July 2019
This is suitable for beginners and those who want to go back to basics. Experience for yourself how yoga can help improve balance, strength and flexibility as well as calm your mind. Enjoy a mixture of basic yoga postures (asanas) to stretch and strengthen the body as well as guided relaxation to further quieten the mind. Who is this course for Suitable for beginners who want to deepen their practice and more experienced practitioners who...
£25
London - Next course on 24th July 2019
This class will energise your body as well as calm and centre your mind. After a busy morning you can enjoy an hour of yoga to revitalise you for the rest of the day. The class includes a variety of asanas (postures) to stretch and strengthen your body, as well as a short relaxation and breathing meditation. Who is this course for All levels welcome This class will offer a Dynamic Hatha style of yoga...