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About Mary Ward Centre

The Mary Ward Centre is London’s Adult Education College with a difference. Its buildings, location and range of courses have established the centre as a favourite place to learn for students of all ages. Large enough to sustain a wide, relevant range of courses yet small enough to be able to give a first rate personal service to its users, the Centre has earned a reputation as being the friendly place to learn. Day, evening and weekend classes of varying length will fit your schedules.

Mary Ward Centre's Courses

Abstract painting – evening at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Abstract painting – evening at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
£200
A practical, term long, introduction to abstract art for beginners and more experienced artists, interested in the diverse range of styles and techniques abstract drawing and painting has to offer. Learners are welcome to bring their own ideas, inspiration or approaches to class at any point. Who is this course for A practical introduction to abstract art for beginners and more experienced artists, interested in the diverse range of styles and techniques abstract drawing and painting has to offer. This course is structured so that each term delves into a...
Abstract painting at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Abstract painting at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 17th January 2020
£200
A practical introduction to abstract art, suitable for beginners and more experienced artists. Who is this course for A practical, term long, introduction to abstract art for beginners and more experienced artists, interested in the diverse range of styles and techniques abstract drawing and painting has to offer. Learners are welcome to bring their own ideas, inspiration or approaches to class at any point. What does this course cover The class will build on and reinforce ideas, while focussing on different aspects of abstract art. . There will be a...
Advanced creative practice in art and design at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Advanced creative practice in art and design at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 27th September 2019
£2000
This year-long course is for students who have reached a suitable level for entering a BA in Fine Art or Design, but may be unable to do so for financial or other reasons. It will enable them to progress and develop their creative practice enabling some to develop their practice sufficiently to progress to an MA. With an emphasis on independent working, the tutor takes a step back to allow experienced students freedom to develop ideas fully. This course is suitable for those who have a Foundation Arts degree or...
Appliqué for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Appliqué for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
Greater London - Next course on 8th November 2019
£96
Learn techniques of appliqué, explore colour and pattern, and create a beautiful textile collage. Who is this course for No previous experience or skills are required. Students from a variety of backgrounds and creative abilities would be suitable for this course. They should be interested and inspired by learning the technique of appliqué to create beautiful design and patterns in materials and stitch. What does this course cover Students will learn the textile craft of appliqué. They will develop design ideas considering pattern, colour and texture creating a collage which...
Arts and crafts for all levels at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Arts and crafts for all levels at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
Greater London - Next course on 1st May 2020
£110
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. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued....
Arts and crafts for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Arts and crafts for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 17th January 2020
£110
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. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued....
Beautiful beading at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Beautiful beading at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 8th November 2019
£136
Learn a range of techniques and designs to make your own beaded jewellery. Each term will offer a new series of set projects where students will be able to learn and practice a range of techniques and encouraged to create a variety of different styles of bead jewellery. Beginners are welcome to join the course in any term. 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...
Beginner's creative writing: level 1 – daytime at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Beginner's creative writing: level 1 – daytime at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£66
Practical sessions with an emphasis on building skills, sharing work in a supportive environment. The course runs in two six-week blocks each term. You'll learn a lot from one block, but it's recommended to attend both if you can. Each term is different, 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...
Beginner's creative writing: level 1 – evening at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Beginner's creative writing: level 1 – evening at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£66
Practical sessions with an emphasis on building skills, sharing work in a supportive environment. The course runs in two six-week blocks each term. You'll learn a lot from one block, but it's recommended to attend both if you can. Each term is different, 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...
Christmas ceramics at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Christmas ceramics at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 23rd November 2019
£120
Learn how to build or sculpt basic objects and have them glazed and fired in the kiln, just in time for Christmas. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’ Please get in touch via...
Clothes making at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Clothes making at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
£199
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 for This is a beginner course for people who have an interest in making their...
Clothes upcycling and alterations at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Clothes upcycling and alterations at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£199
This course is the perfect opportunity to learn how to upcyle 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' possible. Come along and have fun learning how to adapt and customise your clothes into new...
Collage and mixed media at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Collage and mixed media at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£200
A practical course for beginners and experienced artists aimed at those who want to explore the creative possibilities of collage. Experiment with mixed media (paint, print, 3D, relief, found objects, etc) and make use of unexpected materials and techniques. Who is this course for This course is suitable for beginners and those with previous experience of collage and other art forms. No previous experience or skills are necessary. This is a series of 3 practical courses, which run consecutively over the academic year; they can be taken separately, or completed...
Colouring aluminium and cold connections at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Colouring aluminium and cold connections at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 15th January 2020
£222
Students will learn how to pattern and colour aluminium using printing, dying and painting techniques. The materials created will then be turned into beautiful jewellery using different riveting techniques. Who is this course for Students should have some jewellery making experience but can be new to this topic. What does this course cover Students will learn how to pattern and colour aluminium using printing, dying and painting techniques. The materials created will then be turned into beautiful jewellery using different riveting techniques. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre...
Colouring aluminium for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Colouring aluminium for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
£113
Join experienced jeweller Sally Lees to learn how to pattern and colour aluminium on this exciting new course. You will learn how to pattern anodised aluminium using resist printing and transfer printing, painting and mark making processes. You will be able to convert your own drawings into transfer prints with simple techniques you can use at home afterwards. Sally will impart her top tips and tricks to get the best results out of this material and there is the option to use your surface experiments to make a piece of...
Combining enamelling and jewellery making techniques at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Combining enamelling and jewellery making techniques at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£222
Learn a range of techniques and processes that allow you to creating enamelled jewellery and other small objects. All levels welcome - suitable for those with some jewellery making experience. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly...
Contemporary collage at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Contemporary collage at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£200
Work in a friendly environment to explore layers, scale and dimensions - for beginners and experienced artists interested in developing their skills whilst learning about current trends and contemporary proponents of collage. Who is this course for This course is suitable for beginners and those with previous experience of collage and other art forms. This is a series of 3 practical courses, which run consecutively over the academic year; they can be taken separately, or completed consecutively. Contemporary Collage and Mixed Media is aimed at those who want to explore...
Contemporary watercolour at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Contemporary watercolour at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
£200
This class is for watercolourists with some experience, who are interested in learning to experiment more with the medium and want to develop a contemporary approach. With the emphasis on nature, landscape and abstraction, this course will explore the liquid dynamics of water based media. Who is this course for A mixed level class for students interested in learning contemporary methods, including some acrylic. This class is also suitable for those who attend the L2 watercolour and want to develop a contemporary approach. With the emphasis on nature, landscape and...
Craft projects for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Craft projects for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 27th September 2019
£299
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 every aspect of craft and design or experienced in a certain area and wanting to...
Digital print projects at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Digital print projects at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
£219
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. Who is this course for This is a project based course that is designed for...
Drawing and painting for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Drawing and painting for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
Greater London - Next course on 27th September 2019
£110
A short course to learn the basics of drawing and painting in a practical, informative way, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. No previous experience or skill is required. Carve a little time for yourself to develop basic drawing and painting skills in just six weeks! Who is this course for This course it is aimed at learners who have never had or have very little experience in drawing and painting. The class will give an insight on the basics of drawing and the use colour to further skills and...
Drawing at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Drawing at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
£203
Develop and improve skills and techniques in drawing and drawing for painting. Who is this course for This course is for everyone wanting to explore fully the art of drawing in a friendly and accessible ambience, and to study drawing in a variety of contexts and approaches. A perfect next step for those who attended the Absolute Beginners course, although beginners are very welcome as no previous knowledge or experience is necessary. What does this course cover The course explores the following approaches to mark making and composition contrasts of:...
Drawing London at night at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Drawing London at night at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 27th May 2020
£133
This 'drawing in the evening' course is for anyone wanting to develop their drawing skills with an interest in the City, Architecture, and the Nocturnal as subjects. It focuses on drawing in the evening in a variety of locations. An exciting course for students wishing to explore new ways of expression, as well as learning new drawing skills. The first meeting is at The Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square. Who is this course for The course is for anyone wanting to develop their drawing skills, with an interest in...
Drawing: absolute beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Drawing: absolute beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£169
This course will include mark making and composition, the use of line, tone, perspective, and compositional organisation. Learn the basics of drawing using various media, building your skills and confidence in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The third term will meet for 2 weeks at the Mary Ward Centre followed by drawing offsite for the rest of the term. 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...
Embroidery at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Embroidery at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 26th September 2019
£199
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 wide range of hand and machine embroidery, embellishment and manipulation techniques, to create innovative and...
Embroidery: beginners and intermediate at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Embroidery: beginners and intermediate at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
Greater London - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£166
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 a short walk from Southwark Tube Station. What does this course cover This beginner's embroidery course teaches you all of the basic techniques you will need to create beautiful...
Embroidery: drawn to stitch at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Embroidery: drawn to stitch at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 20th June 2020
£104
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 with stitch, using both hand and machine embroidery. They will be introduced to a range...
Embroidery: scrumptious stitch at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Embroidery: scrumptious stitch at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 22nd February 2020
£104
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. Techniques such as bonding and layering of fabric will be used to create a rich...
Embroidery: subversive stitch at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Embroidery: subversive stitch at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 16th November 2019
£104
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 the subject matter and a willingness to explore their ideas, through the medium of stitch....
Enamelling techniques - 6 week course at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Enamelling techniques - 6 week course at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£113
Learn a range of techniques and processes for creating enamelled jewellery and other small objects. Students will learn a range of enamelling techniques, how to prepare metal for enamelling, several different surface texturing techniques such as hammer texture, use of rolling mills and the use of pendant drill to texture and drill. All levels welcome - suitable for complete beginners. Who is this course for People who are interested in learning the basic techniques and surface decorations used in the beautiful art of enamelling. This course is suitable for absolute...
Enamelling Techniques – one-day workshop at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Enamelling Techniques – one-day workshop at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 9th November 2019
£37
A one day workshop where beginners can learn a range of techniques and processes for creating enamelled jewellery. More advanced students may develop their own projects. Who is this course for People who are interested in learning the basic techniques and surface decorations used in the beautiful art of enamelling. This course is suitable for absolute beginners although anyone with any experience of jewellery and scaulpture making can still hugely benefit. What does this course cover Students will learn a range of enamelling techniques and how to prepare metal for...
Experimental printmaking at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Experimental printmaking at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
£219
For those with some experience of printmaking who want to develop their skills and ideas, this course suits a range of abilities, including adventurous beginners. Who is this course for - Mixed-ability adult learners who have had some previous printmaking experience. - Printmakers who want to use an etching-press will be able to make use of the facilities independently, after induction. - Students who are preparing a portfolio of work, including Access and Pre-foundation Students. - Painters, photographers, sculptors, designers, illustrators, architects and visual artists who wish to experiment with...
Experimental sculpture at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Experimental sculpture at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 14th January 2020
£219
Use scrap, found, traditional and alternative materials to explore sculptural methods and concepts. Who is this course for Use scrap, found, traditional and alternative materials to explore sculptural methods and concepts including kinetic, interactive, performance and time-based work. Develop your own project, with support from the tutor. Suitable for all levels, beginners to advanced. What does this course cover The course aims to broaden the range of materials you can draw upon to make a sculpture. You will be shown how to develop techniques for completing kinetic, performance, time-based, interactive...
Festival willow sculpture at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Festival willow sculpture at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 2nd November 2019
£113
Learn how to use willow and tissue to create and cover sculptural shapes and forms that can used in an event or festival environment. Suitable for all levels and students working with children or within the Community Arts / events sector. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning...
Floristry techniques: an introduction at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Floristry techniques: an introduction at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
Greater London - Next course on 24th October 2019
£127
Learn to work confidently with flowers to create displays for friends, family, various occasions and the home. All levels welcome, whether you are a beginner or more experienced and would like to refresh your skills. Basic materials are provided, but you will need to bring your own flowers and foliage from the second week - the tutor will give guidance on this. Who is this course for Anyone who wants to learn the basics of floristry and more advanced students who want to brush up on their techniques or work...
Floristry techniques: improvers/projects at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Floristry techniques: improvers/projects at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
Greater London - Next course on 24th October 2019
£127
Build on your skills and develop personal projects using more exotic materials. The course includes a trip to a flower market. Who is this course for Anyone who has attended beginners floristry and wants to learn more advanced techniques or work more independently with the support of a tutor. You will need to have some dexterity in your hands and fingers, however additional support is available if required - please contact the department for advice. What does this course cover You will practice a more advanced range of traditional, contemporary...
Fused glass Christmas decorations at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Fused glass Christmas decorations at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 7th December 2019
£105
This is a short introductory weekend course for those who want to learn more about fused glass - melting glass together in a kiln - and make beautiful decorations using fused glass techniques. Who is this course for This course is for beginners or those with some glass experience who wish to create some festive wonders in glass. This is a short introductory weekend course for those who want to learn more about fused glass - melting glass together in a kiln. You will learn to cut glass and the...
Fused glass jewellery at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Fused glass jewellery at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 18th January 2020
£105
This course will combine glass and jewellery making techniques to help you create individual pieces to your own design. The first week will be to create small fused glass pieces and the second week will use basic Jewellery skills to make them up into final pieces. Suitable for students of any level. Who is this course for This course is for beginners or those with some experience in either skill who wish to combine glass and jewellery making techniques. You will learn to cut glass and the basic principles of...
Fused glass techniques and projects level 2 at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Fused glass techniques and projects level 2 at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£222
For those with some experience of working with fused glass. Develop ideas and learn new skills. Who is this course for This course is suitable for those with some glass experience who want to develop their skills in glass fusing. Students should be able to cut glass confidently and the course will also include some design work and technical note keeping. What does this course cover Students will be able to pursue their own projects with tutor support and further develop techniques learnt in the introduction to glass course. Projects...
Fused glass techniques level 1 at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Fused glass techniques level 1 at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£222
This is a short introductory course for those who want to learn more about fused glass - melting glass together in a kiln. Who is this course for This course is aimed at beginners. No prior knowledge of Glass or Art and Design is needed. This is a short introductory course for those who want to learn more about fused glass - melting glass together in a kiln. You will learn to cut glass and the basic principles of glass fusing. What does this course cover The course will introduce...
Fused glass techniques weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Fused glass techniques weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 5th October 2019
£105
This is a short introductory weekend course for those who want to learn more about fused glass - melting glass together in a kiln. Who is this course for This course is aimed at beginners. No prior knowledge of Glass or Art and Design is needed. This is a short introductory weekend course for those who want to learn more about fused glass - melting glass together in a kiln. You will learn to cut glass and the basic principles of glass fusing. What does this course cover The course...
Glass art techniques at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Glass art techniques at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
£222
Learn and develop the techniques needed to realise your own glass art and glass jewellery projects. Who is this course for The course is suitable for students of all levels of experience and is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning techniques to decorate glass - including the basic principles of glass fusing. What does this course cover The course will introduce students to basic fusing techniques within glass including tack and contour fusing and glass slumping. If you are new to glass, you will learn to cut straight...
Glass painting weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Glass painting weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 12th October 2019
£97
Build your skills and learn new glass painting techniques with these weekend workshops. Suitable for all levels.
Greetings cards and wrapping paper at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Greetings cards and wrapping paper at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 23rd November 2019
£94
Produce your own unique, hand-made greetings cards & wrapping paper using simple printing techniques and learn the basics of relief printing, mono-printing and repeat patterns at the same time. Who is this course for This two day course will enable you to print your own greetings cards & wrapping paper, and leave you time to catch the Christmas post! The course is mixed ability & will be suitable both for beginners & those with some experience. What does this course cover You will learn simple techniques for printing cards with...
Hand embroidery: absolute beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Hand embroidery: absolute beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 26th September 2019
£199
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 can get in 12 sessions. What will it be like The lessons will start with...
History of art: contemporary art at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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History of art: contemporary art at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 8th October 2019
£110
This course offers a stimulating and structured approach for experiencing artwork today. The course will unpick ideas and theories to facilitate your reading and articulation of artworks. Each week a range of artist practices, themes and modes of working will be explored and discussed. Mediums will include performance to painting, reflecting on contemporary art movements, their motivations and case studies of influential artists. Who is this course for This course is for anyone who wants to gain an appreciation of contemporary art, where and how we view it, and how...
History of art: modern art at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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History of art: modern art at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£173
This course aims to provide an overview of the key stylistic developments and innovations in the visual arts from the middle of the 19th century to the present day. The course will look at significant art works within the contexts of culture, religion, technology, social and political developments. Term 1: the Pre-Raphaelites, Victorian painting, Impressionism, Orientalism, Japonism, Pointillism, Symbolism. Post Impressionism and Art Nouveau; Term 2: Fauvism, Expressionism, Futurism, Vorticism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Suprematism and Constructivism, De Stijl, Bauhaus and Social Realism; Term 3: Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada and Pop Art,...
History of art: prehistory to the 19th century at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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History of art: prehistory to the 19th century at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£173
This course aims to provide an overview of the key stylistic developments and innovations in the visual arts up until the middle of the 19th century. The course will look at significant art works within the context of culture, religion, technology, social and political developments. Term 1: Stone Age, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Crete and Minoa, Greece, Rome; Term 2: India, China and Japan, Byzantium and Islam, Middle Ages, Low and High Renaissance; Term 3: Venetian and Northern Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Neoclassicism; Romanticism, Realism. Who is this course for This course is...
Illustration for all levels at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Illustration for all levels at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£219
Projects suitable for all levels including those looking to build a portfolio or move into a career in illustration. Develop the skills to illustrate for a range of books, including fiction, cookery, children's books, book jackets and more. Who is this course for This course is ideal for students of all levels. If you are new to illustration it is important that you have done a bit of drawing before. More experienced students might wish to develop a personal style, prepare an illustration portfolio or just learn more about illustration....
Illustration: children's books at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Illustration: children's books at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 2nd November 2019
£109
A series of short courses to build your practical illustration skills in different media and techniques. The courses will also look at contemporary illustration trends and different approaches within the genre. Each course can be taken separately or as a series if you need time and support to complete a large project. Who is this course for This course is an ideal starting point for anyone wanting to find out more about illustrating for the picture book market, ages 2 - 6. You may already have a story to develop...
Improver's creative writing: level 2 - daytime at the Mary Ward Centre in London (concessions available)
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Improver's creative writing: level 2 - daytime at the Mary Ward Centre in London (concessions available)
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
£66
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. 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. Who is this course for This course is for students who have completed at least a year at Beginners level, and who are looking for more direction and commitment in their writing. The course runs in two six-week...
Improver's creative writing: level 2 - evening at the Mary Ward Centre in London (concessions available)
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Improver's creative writing: level 2 - evening at the Mary Ward Centre in London (concessions available)
Greater London - Next course on 25th September 2019
£66
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. 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. Who is this course for This course is for students who have completed at least a year at Beginners level, and who are looking for more direction and commitment in their writing. The course runs in two six-week...
Intermediate life drawing: long poses at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Intermediate life drawing: long poses at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 22nd November 2019
£157
Intermediate life drawing session with an award winning tutor. An opportunity to work for several sessions on the same pose, developing your painting in a serious but relaxed atmosphere. This class is not suitable for complete beginners. Who is this course for This course is for students interested in the figure and in learning the drawing and painting skills and techniques needed to portray it over a four week long pose. What does this course cover Students work from the model using dry and wet materials (pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink...
Intermediate pattern cutting projects at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Intermediate pattern cutting projects at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 27th April 2020
£199
This is a higher level course aimed at pattern cutting/fashion students who have attended classes for at least three terms. Who is this course for This course follows on from the Introduction to Pattern Cutting. A good basic knowledge of pattern cutting is required if you are to benefit from this course. You will further develop your confidence and already learned basic pattern cutting techniques and skills to enhance your Pattern Cutting experience. In a friendly atmosphere you will be taught how to use specialist equipment, pattern terminology, and the...
Intro to sustainable sculpture at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Intro to sustainable sculpture at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 28th March 2020
£77
Introduction to sustainable and environmentally friendly techniques and concepts for making sculpture through the inherent beauty of natural materials. Who is this course for A new workshop exploring ways to make and finish pieces of sculpture using techniques and materials that are sustainable and eco-friendly. This course is accessible to all people regardless of age or level of experience. What does this course cover Experiment with materials and techniques that have a minimal impact on the environment and are as much as possible sustainable. By the end you will: Make...
Introduction to felt making at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Introduction to felt making at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 7th March 2020
£87
This course is aimed at beginners. A weekend workshop which will teach you a range of exciting and fun felt making skills and techniques. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’ Please get in...
Introduction to pattern cutting at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Introduction to pattern cutting at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
£199
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 their own blocks and patterns for dressmaking. It is beneficial to have some sewing machine...
Introduction to silver clay jewellery at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Introduction to silver clay jewellery at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 4th November 2019
£172
Explore a range of techniques to start creating jewellery with silver clay, a versatile material that is fun to use to create solid silver jewellery from home. You will learn how to shape, refine and complete your own unique silver jewellery pieces. Silver clay is a clever material, made from particles of pure silver mixed with a binder to form a clay like substance that can be modelled, carved and moulded, then refined and fired to burn away the binder, leaving a pure solid silver item. It gives more options...
Jewellery making: absolute beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Jewellery making: absolute beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 8th November 2019
£186
This jewellery course gives beginners a chance to try out creating jewellery in a range of different styles and mediums before moving on to more specialised jewellery courses. Try out working with beads, with wire, with silver clay and with traditional metal jewellery making techniques and start to learn about jewellery design and best studio practice through a range of set projects, making your own rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more. Who is this course for This course is part of our suite of Absolute Beginners classes (also Drawing, Painting...
Jewellery making: intermediate weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Jewellery making: intermediate weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 22nd February 2020
£50
These intermediate level weekend workshops provide an opportunity to add to your repertoire of techniques with the support of an experienced jewellery maker. They are ideal for students who have completed some jewellery courses or those who are attending other classes and want more time to complete their projects. Who is this course for This course is aimed at intermediate and advanced students who have a basic knowledge of jewellery making. Eg. Jewellery taster course, one or more terms of Jewellery course etc. Course is not for complete beginners. During...
Jewellery: cold connection at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Jewellery: cold connection at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 26th October 2019
£40
Cold connecting is a fast, affordable, easy way to join metal that doesn't require use of solder or a torch. The tutor will demonstrate techniques which will make you a more versatile jewellery maker and will also allow you to work with many more materials. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment...
Jewellery: colouring aluminium at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Jewellery: colouring aluminium at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 18th July 2020
£40
Learn to make your own unique jewellery from anodised aluminium. You will be shown how to colour pre-anodised aluminium sheet, then cut and shape it to create beautiful jewellery. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place...
Jewellery: making a ring in a day at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Jewellery: making a ring in a day at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 30th May 2020
£50
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 jewellery making and get a feeling for the subject. What does this course cover Making...
Knitting & crochet for beginners and intermediate - evenings at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Knitting & crochet for beginners and intermediate - evenings at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 26th September 2019
£199
Learn and develop the skills and techniques for knitting and crochet projects. 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. Who is this course for This course is aimed at people with no previous knowledge of knitting and crochet and for those wanting to broaden their skills and techniques to take on more challenging projects. What does this course cover This course is an introduction to both knitting and crochet....
Knitting & crochet for beginners and intermediate - mornings at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Knitting & crochet for beginners and intermediate - mornings at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
Greater London - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£133
Learn and develop the skills and techniques for knitting and crochet projects. 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. Who is this course for This course is aimed at people with no previous knowledge of knitting and crochet and for those wanting to broaden their skills and techniques to take on more challenging projects. What does this course cover This course is an introduction to both knitting and crochet....
Knitting and crochet at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Knitting and crochet at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£133
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 is this course for This course is aimed at people with no previous knowledge of...
L2 pre-foundation art and design at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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L2 pre-foundation art and design at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 27th September 2019
£1800
A year-long Art and Design Level 2 accredited course for people with some experience who wish to develop their skills and understanding. Who is this course for This course is for those ready for a year-long Level 2 accredited course (NCFE certificate in Art and Design), with some experience of Art and Design and who wish to develop their skills and understanding. It is suitable for those wanting to produce a portfolio of work for Foundation, HND & Foundation Degree application. This course has concessions available for people who meet...
L3 foundation in art and design at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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L3 foundation in art and design at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 26th September 2019
£2900
A year-long accredited course for people wishing to advance their art and design practice in a structured environment with professional guidance. This course can be paid in instalments and is eligible for a student loan. Who is this course for This accredited course (BTEC L3 Extended Certificate) is aimed at those who are considering Further or Higher Education studies in art and design, those who are considering a career in the visual arts or those wishing to advance their art and design practice in a structured environment with professional guidance....
Landscape, still life and portrait at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Landscape, still life and portrait at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£209
Explore each genre through painting and drawing. Anyone who wants to paint and draw one or all of the three subjects: Landscape / Still life / Portrait. This course is suitable for beginners and those who have experience, for those that draw who want to paint and those who paint who lack confidence in drawing. It is a course for those wishing to create a portfolio or have an exhibition. Who is this course for Anyone who wants to paint and draw one or all of the three subjects: Landscape...
Learn to draw at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Learn to draw at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
Greater London - Next course on 25th September 2019
£203
This is a very practical hand on course starting from introduction to basic skills of drawing and the use of various media, to having a wide understanding of the different approaches and purpose of drawing. The course is set in a friendly and supportive atmosphere where learners will be encouraged to developing their skills and imagination. Learners will then be introduced to understand object through the study of shapes, forms, shade and light by creating a series of sketches through different direct observation such as: still life composition, photographic references...
Life drawing and painting - evening at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Life drawing and painting - evening at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 27th September 2019
£231
Traditional skills and experimental approaches to working from the life model. Suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience. Each week will explore different themes to give participants a comprehensive set of strategies for working from the model. Who is this course for This course aims to unite beginners and advanced students within a shared platform of discovery. Beginners will be given direct, simple techniques into figurative drawing. For advanced students, the class is a laboratory for experimentation and personal challenge. Mistakes are welcomed and expected. What does...
Life drawing and painting at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Life drawing and painting at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 26th September 2019
£231
A life drawing course suitable for all levels, using short and long poses, experimenting with various drawing and painting media while learning traditional skills. Topics covered throughout the course will include: Structure of the body, Shading and Contour Lines, Colour Theory, Mark Making Techniques, Movement and Gesture. Who is this course for This course aims to unite beginners and advanced students within a shared platform of discovery. Beginners will be given direct, simple techniques into figurative drawing. For advanced students, the class is a laboratory for experimentation and personal challenge....
Life drawing at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Life drawing at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£292
A mixed level life drawing course using short and long poses, focusing on line, light, colour and composition. Explore the numerous differing influences from ancient far eastern to western mainstream. Who is this course for With a backdrop of Eastern Taoist philosophies and the use of the Chinese brush: This western life drawing course explores a variety of different medias approaches and influences with the aim of getting a more profound knowledge of drawing. It is open to all levels, beginners to advanced. What does this course cover This course...
Life drawing weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Life drawing weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 6th October 2019
£69
Spend a day brushing up on your life drawing skills with a mix of short and longer poses designed to challenge and engage. Who is this course for The course is suitable for anyone wishing to draw or paint from life for a day - life model (unclothed) What does this course cover In this one day life drawing workshop, we will be working from a model creating setups and poses with references to art history, taking inspiration and applying principles of the past towards a modern approach. We will...
Life drawing: clothed figure at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Life drawing: clothed figure at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 13th June 2020
£40
This one day Life Drawing course will use the figure and costume as a means of exploring compositional elements such as colour, pattern, shape and dynamics to produce exciting painting. The course is suitable for students with some experience of painting and drawing, including life drawing. Who is this course for The course is suitable for students with some experience of painting and drawing; including life drawing. Experienced students can have the opportunity to work with a clothed model for the day, and explore new areas. What does this course...
Life drawing: composition at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Life drawing: composition at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 28th March 2020
£145
This is a two day workshop that allows students of all abilities to think about ways to draw the model as a part of a larger composition. Who is this course for This class is for all levels of ability. It will allow beginners to think about fundamental ideas such as how to place a figure within a space, and advanced students will be able to experiment with design ideas that will hopefully push their work into having more compositional power. What does this course cover A three day workshop...
Machine sewing for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Machine sewing for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
Greater London - Next course on 28th February 2020
£96
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 Station. Who is this course for 6 weeks getting to know the sewing machine and...
Make a pattern from your favourite top or skirt  at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Make a pattern from your favourite top or skirt at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£219
Re-create a pattern from your favourite top or skirt without taking the original apart. We all own a favourite top or skirt that fits us just right. We wear it until it is almost worn out and then search the shops to find a replacement without success. This term long course will show you how to make your own pattern that you can use time and time again. Who is this course for This course is for anyone who wants to learn to make their own patterns for dressmaking. You...
Metal jewellery: fold forming and creating 3D forms at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Metal jewellery: fold forming and creating 3D forms at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 15th February 2020
£40
Learn how to turn sheet metal into fabulous 3D forms just by folding and/or hammering it! Create dynamic surface patterns and dimensional forms including experimenting with domes, leaf shapes and pleats with copper sheet - and use these to make beautiful jewellery such as hammered cuffs, earrings and necklaces. Who is this course for This one day course is designed for learners with no previous knowledge of making jewellery or working with sheet metal as well as for those wanting to broaden their existing metalworking skills. Students should be interested...
Natural dyes for textiles at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Natural dyes for textiles at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 19th October 2019
£87
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 should be able to follow instructions for simple recipes for measuring out dye materials. They...
Over 60s arts and crafts at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Over 60s arts and crafts at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 27th September 2019
£72
Learn simple, fun techniques in art and crafts, gain skills and gain confidence using a range of materials. We'll encourage you to develop a personal style in a friendly environment. Beginners are particularly welcome. Who is this course for Any person over 60 who is wants to learn to draw and paint and who is interested in learning to 'make things'. Don't worry if you don't have good eyesight or a steady hand or if you have any other physical or learning difficulties - you will be included in all...
Painted and stained glass at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Painted and stained glass at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£222
Build your skills and learn new techniques in stained glass and painted glass. Develop your own ideas, designs and projects. Painted glass will be kiln fired. Who is this course for The course is for students who have no previous knowledge or experience of kiln fired glass painting or glass working skills. Although it is not necessary, good practical skills would be an advantage. Experienced students are also welcome if they have a particular project or technique/approach they would like to explore or develop further. What does this course cover...
Painting and drawing on location - Weekend - at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Painting and drawing on location - Weekend - at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 20th June 2020
£101
An intensive course set in the varied environs of London which will focus on the city's urban landscapes, making art influenced by the fascinating contrast between fine buildings in their setting and the desolate grungy post-industrial landscape. First meeting is at The Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square. Who is this course for (Course formerly known as 'Out and About') 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...
Painting and drawing on location at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Painting and drawing on location at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 27th September 2019
£199
This course focuses on getting out and about, and developing an exciting and original sketchbook by drawing in a variety of inside & outside locations in a friendly, fun & supportive environment. In Term 2 the course will focus on interior environments. First meeting is at The Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square. Who is this course for (Formerly 'Out and About') 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...
Painting and drawing: beginners L1 at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Painting and drawing: beginners L1 at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£205
Learn the basics of drawing and painting in a practical, informative way, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Who is this course for This course is for beginners. No previous experience or skill is required. Each course is one term long but the 3 terms are structured to run over the year. Beginners may also enter in terms 2 or 3, when they can benefit from working alongside those with a little more experience. Each term will have a different focus: in term one drawing, term two painting and term...
Painting and drawing: processes and materials at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Painting and drawing: processes and materials at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 26th September 2019
£203
This course will explore the relationship between drawing & painting and work towards finished pieces, drawing and painting projects focusing on techniques, processes & materials. Who is this course for The course is open to: Beginners, improvers and returners. Students who attend other courses in the Mary Ward Art Department. Foundation and Pre-Foundation students building portfolios for application to higher education. What does this course cover Drawing in different ways for different purposes Using a variety of techniques and materials to make expressive and sensitive drawing Drawing styles The basics...
Painting flowers in watercolour ink at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Painting flowers in watercolour ink at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 28th September 2019
£47
Inspired by bouquets of colourful blooms and working with watercolour inks we will work broadly - wet on wet - to produce large rich flower paintings. We will learn to control the inks as well as to allow for the natural spontaneity that will flow from the use of the media. Who is this course for This Course is for anyone who enjoys observational work and would like to experiment with coloured inks. Beginners are welcome. What does this course cover During this Course we will work broadly wet on...
Painting: colour at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Painting: colour at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 26th September 2019
£200
A year-long course that can be joined in any term, suitable for all levels, that will give you a broad introduction to the uses and theories of colour and a range of materials, including paint, collage and pastels. Who is this course for This course is suitable for students with different levels of experience, 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 in working with colour media will be able...
Painting: seeking personal expression at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Painting: seeking personal expression at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 28th September 2019
£125
A painting workshop suitable for all levels, giving students the space, time and guidance to discover what painting can be and where, if anywhere, it fits to life's experience, how we see the world and how much it may have more formal, aesthetic considerations. Experimentation with shape, colour and texture to develop the individual artist within. Who is this course for No previous knowledge or experience is necessary for this course, but it would suit the student who is willing to openly explore painting as a language that might not...
Paper cut decorations at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Paper cut decorations at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 7th December 2019
£94
Learn a range of paper cutting techniques that you can use on other projects. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’ Please get in touch via the links above for more details or to...
Patchwork and quilting at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Patchwork and quilting at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£166
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 and for those wanting to broaden their skills and techniques. What does this course cover...
Patchwork for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Patchwork for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
Greater London - Next course on 12th June 2020
£96
Learn the craft of Patchwork through making basic samples and completing simple personal projects including both hand and machine stitching. Who is this course for This new short course is aimed at people with no previous knowledge of patchwork and quilt making and want to learn the basics. What does this course cover At the beginning of the course you will develop your skills and knowledge of patchwork techniques through making small projects, considering both traditional and contemporary ideas for patchwork. These will include choosing and making a simple block...
Patination and jewellery making at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Patination and jewellery making at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 29th April 2020
£222
This is a follow on course from the Beginner's course and focuses on more advanced techniques in patination using copper and brass and working on a small collection of Jewellery pieces. Who is this course for This course is suitable for beginners. What does this course cover Beginners can experiment with techniques in patination using copper and brass. The resulting examples will be made into jewellery including earrings and pendants. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people...
Patination for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Patination for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 6th November 2019
£113
On the 'Patination for beginners' course you will learn how to use this technique with different chemicals including natural occurring substances on a variety of metals including copper and brass. Beginners can experiment with techniques in patination using copper and brass. The resulting examples can be made into jewellery including earrings and pendants. Who is this course for Students with an interest in experimenting with different effects on metals and jewellery. This course is suitable for beginners.Students who have created jewellery before may bring their own silver and pieces of...
Photography – digital Saturdays at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Photography – digital Saturdays at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 25th January 2020
£151
Once you know the basics here is a chance for you to set aside time to learn the practical and creative side of the DSLR camera. Create a portfolio of work as you increase your knowledge of digital photography week by week. Learn from others and also share your experiences behind the lens. 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 the practical and creative uses of your DSLR or Bridge camera. Create...
Photography – DSLR intermediate at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Photography – DSLR intermediate at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 11th May 2020
£150
If you have completed the 'Photography - DSLR introduction' course and wish to explore more of the technical features of your equipment, this course is the next step. Bring your camera to each session or, if you do not have your own, the college has a limited number of cameras but you will need to book one. Who is this course for Those who have completed the Photography - DSLR Introduction course and wish to explore more of the technical features of your equipment, this course is the next step....
Photography – DSLR introduction at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Photography – DSLR introduction at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 7th October 2019
£151
A short course to introduce you to the technical and creative use of a DSLR camera. Take the camera off automatic and learn about exposure, depth of field, aperture, shutter control, ISO and white balance. Bring your camera to each session or if you do not have your own the college has a limited number of cameras but you will need to book one. Who is this course for A short course to introduce you to the technical and creative use of a DSLR camera. Take the camera off automatic...
Photoshop and illustrator for artists and designers : stage 2 at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Photoshop and illustrator for artists and designers : stage 2 at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 5th November 2019
£82
Follow on course from Stage 1, to help students to develop their skills further and focus on a personal project. Who is this course for This course is suitable for students who have studied on stage1 or for artist and designers with a good working knowledge of Photoshop. The course is aimed at aspiring artists who would like to develop their knowledge of digital art, taking existing artwork into the digital medium and learning various ways to expand and enhance it. Students must be comfortable using computers and have some...
Photoshop for artists, illustrators and designers stage 1 at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Photoshop for artists, illustrators and designers stage 1 at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£82
A course for Creatives to learn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator to produce and manipulate digital (pixel and vector based) illustrations from hand drawn artwork. Students must be comfortable using computers and have some drawing experience. This course is not suitable for those who are not computer literate and is aimed at aspiring artists who would like to develop their knowledge of digital art, taking existing artwork into the digital medium and learning various ways to expand and enhance it. Who is this course for Beginner and accomplished artist/illustrators....
Photoshop: from the start at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Photoshop: from the start at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 30th September 2019
£122
A chance to gain full understanding of Photoshop on a long course. The essential features that you will require for photograph, image and scanned image manipulation. You will learn about image selection tools, blending, modes, layers and layer effects, groups, patterns, styles, vector objects, adding text, clipping, masks and filters, history panel, history brush and snapshots. More advanced topics are also introduced including channels, paths, tools e.g. extract, liquify and customised brushes. Who is this course for This course will enable you to gain a basic understanding of image manipulation....
Photoshop: intermediate at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Photoshop: intermediate at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 14th January 2020
£104
Following on from the beginner's course you will 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 text effects and create and apply your...
Photoshop: masterclass at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Photoshop: masterclass at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 20th March 2020
£122
These full day Masterclasses are for experienced Photoshop users to refine their skills and explore advanced features of the programme with a knowledgeable and experienced tutor. Bring a project to work on or follow set tasks. Who is this course for This is an advanced course for students who have good working knowledge of Photoshop and use it regularly for work or creative projects. It is suitable for student who have studied Photoshop: Intermediate or a similar courses. What does this course cover The course will cover how to use...
Portrait – evening at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Portrait – evening at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£259
In this course we will work from the model to create portraits imbued with life. We will look at structure and rhythm within the subject and explore various approaches to 'capturing a likeness'. Drawing from examples both ancient and contemporary we will investigate the wide-range of options within portraiture. Suitable for all levels. Who is this course for This course is aimed at students who are interested in portraiture and would like to learn the basic principles of how to draw and paint a portrait from life. Students will primarily...
Portrait at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Portrait at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£259
This course is for students interested in portraiture and in learning the subtle art of drawing and painting people, working from the clothed figure. The aim is to draw and paint portrait, with students working from the model, drawings and photographs. Who is this course for The course is for students interested in portraiture and in learning the subtle art of drawing and painting people. What does this course cover The aim is to draw and paint portraits. Students work from the model drawings and photographs. The first few weeks...
Portrait weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Portrait weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 30th November 2019
£114
Looking at structure and rhythm within the subject and exploring various approaches to capturing a likeness, we will work from the model to create portraits imbued with life. Who is this course for The course is for students interested in portraiture and in learning the subtle art of drawing and painting people. What does this course cover The aim is to draw and paint portraits. Students work from the model drawings and photographs. The first few weeks of term students will draw from the model using dry and wet materials...
Printed and dyed textiles – evening at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Printed and dyed textiles – evening at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 26th September 2019
£219
Explore & experiment with designs and print techniques. Print onto a range of fabrics. Suitable for all abilities. Term 1: Screen Print Term 2: Block Print Term 3: Digital Print and heat transfer. Who is this course for Mixed Ability. For beginners and those with some prior art and design experience, who wish to return to refresh skills and build up print techniques. This is a structured course that offers a progression of learning over the year. You can join the course termly or for the year. Classes are friendly...
Printed and dyed textiles at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Printed and dyed textiles at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 26th September 2019
£219
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 to return to refresh skills and build up print techniques. This is a structured course...
Printmaking made easy at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Printmaking made easy at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 8th November 2019
£110
Learn simple but effective printmaking processes that can be reproduced at home. Learn techniques that don't require a printing press and are easy to pick up. Study in a friendly and supportive environment. Who is this course for Adult learners who are complete beginners with no previous printmaking experience. What does this course cover Simple processes will be demonstrated and students will be able to explore techniques to their own work and projects. What will it be like Help and ideas will be given regularly to enable development and further...
Printmaking techniques and projects at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Printmaking techniques and projects at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
£219
Learn about a range of print processes including linocuts, Collographs, monoprints and drypoint. Develop your ideas though guided projects. All abilities welcome. Who is this course for Mixed-ability adult learners who have had some previous printmaking experience. - Printmakers who want to use an etching-press will be able to make use of the facilities independently, after induction. - Students who are preparing a portfolio of work, including Access and Pre-foundation Students. - Painters, photographers, sculptors, designers, illustrators, architects and visual artists who wish to experiment with printmaking and develop ideas...
Resin jewellery weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Resin jewellery weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 1st February 2020
£77
Resin jewellery making is a fun and inexpensive way to be creative. You will learn techniques to add colour and mould your resin into unique shapes that can be made up into basic jewellery pieces. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes...
Resin jewellery: advanced at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Resin jewellery: advanced at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 29th April 2020
£113
Using the skills from the beginner's course students can further experiment with resin to expand their knowledge and use the material to make more elaborate pieces of jewellery. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to...
Resin jewellery: beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Resin jewellery: beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
£133
This resin course is designed for beginners. Students will learn the principles of how to mix and work with resin and how to use it to make beautiful contemporary jewellery though step by step projects. Who is this course for No previous experience or skills are required. Students from a variety of backgrounds and creative abilities would be suitable for this course. They should be interested and inspired by exciting textures, surfaces, materials and colour. What does this course cover Students will learn the principles of how to mix and...
Resin jewellery: intermediate at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Resin jewellery: intermediate at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 15th January 2020
£113
Using the skills from the beginner's course students can further experiment with resin to expand their knowledge and use the material to make more elaborate pieces of jewellery. Who is this course for Students should have completed the beginners course or have experience using resin. What does this course cover Using the skills from the beginners course students can further experiment with resin to expand their knowledge and use the material to make more elaborate pieces of jewellery. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We...
Riverside sketching (4 locations along the river Thames) at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Riverside sketching (4 locations along the river Thames) at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 2nd June 2020
£144
A series of 4 art workshops working on location at the river Thames using a variety of techniques and media. Who is this course for Suitable for students who wish to explore an imaginative approach to working on location. The course will provide a practical introduction to a range of creative techniques and materials. Students should have some drawing/painting experience. All levels of experience welcome. This course will also suit students who are building up a folio of work. What does this course cover The course will focus on 4...
Sculpting and constructing from life at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sculpting and constructing from life at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 14th March 2020
£81
This short course focuses on developing sculptures from 2D & 3D sketches. Evolve your ideas through drawing and sculpting from life for the first week to develop your work in 3 dimensions in the second week. Who is this course for For all students with any level of experience and those wishing to further their knowledge of the human form. Students who have some experience in drawing and want to move into three dimensions. What does this course cover Each 2 day workshop will cover observational work representing the human...
Sculpture from the life model at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sculpture from the life model at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 13th January 2020
£249
Choose to work on a full figure, or portrait in terracotta, direct plaster or other processes. Who is this course for Accessible to all people regardless of age and ability and aimed particularly at those with an interest in working with the human form as a focus. What does this course cover We have two sittings with the model for 5 sessions per term. At the end and in the middle one session is used for hollowing and exploring finishing techniques. Term 3 has a model for the whole term...
Sculpture from the life model weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sculpture from the life model weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 6th June 2020
£86
Introduction to different techniques that can be used to creates sculpture from a life model. Try out different techniques such as terracotta, direct plaster or other processes. Accessible to all people regardless of age and ability and aimed particularly at those with an interest in working with the human form as a focus. 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 is...
Sculpture techniques: carving at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sculpture techniques: carving at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 25th September 2019
£110
These 6 week courses offers a formal introduction to all basic techniques materials and processes of carving in wood or soft stone. Who is this course for The course is suitable for people of all levels of experience who have an interest in sculpture and carving. Sculpture manifests an enormous diversity of forms and can mean many things to many people, and the courses has benefited from the mixed ablities and diversity within the group. What does this course cover These 6 week course offers a formal introduction to all...
Sculpture: ceramic processes – evenings at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sculpture: ceramic processes – evenings at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£219
A course to explore and experiment with a range of ceramic techniques specifically for sculpture in depth. Learn or develop your skills in areas such as slip casting, slab building, coiling, press moulding and simple glazing. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what...
Sculpture: ceramic processes at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sculpture: ceramic processes at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 6th November 2019
£219
Explore and experiment with a range of ceramic techniques specifically for sculpture such as slip casting, slab building, coiling, press moulding, simple glazing. Who is this course for Those wishing to work with ceramics. An opportunity to try out a range of processes for the making of sculpture in ceramic materials. This will include modelling, construction, casting and relevant glazing and colouring techniques for ceramics. Although some techniques are applicable to pottery the course is not for those wanting to do pottery because there is no wheel throwing and the...
Sculpture: constructing the figure at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sculpture: constructing the figure at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 27th September 2019
£124
This course focuses on developing sculptures from 2D & 3D sketches. Evolve your ideas through drawing and sculpting from life for the first 3 sessions of each course, then learn about and explore a range of materials and techniques through which to develop your ideas, while working from your original 2D & 3D sketches. Who is this course for For all students with any level of experience and those wishing to further their knowledge of the human form. Students who have some experience in drawing and want to move into...
Sculpture: inspired by life at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sculpture: inspired by life at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 26th September 2019
£242
Work directly from the model for the first six weeks of each term, then pursue your own projects, e.g. make a mould, a portrait head, or a carving based on earlier figure studies. Who is this course for The course is accessible to all people who have an interest in creating sculpture from a life model. Some previous experience of working from a life model could be an advantage, as the usual length of the pose is 6 weeks. What does this course cover The course explores a variety of...
Sculpture: intro to ceramic processes at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sculpture: intro to ceramic processes at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 5th October 2019
£77
Weekend course to explore and experiment with a range of ceramic techniques. Learn skills in areas such slab building, coiling, press moulding and simple glazing. Who is this course for Those wishing to work with ceramics. An opportunity to try out some simple processes using ceramic materials and techniques. What does this course cover The course will introduce you to a variety of processes for making sculpture in ceramic materials. These could include: Construction techniques, Casting Techniques, Glazing and colouring including the use of simple glazes and oxides. All these...
Sculpture: make and create at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sculpture: make and create at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 27th September 2019
£147
Make and create with this enjoyable, experimental and imaginative sculpture course where you will learn a broad range of techniques to realise your project. Work with Ceramics, Wirework, Metal, Wood and Found Objects. Work independently or follow set projects. Whether a beginner or experienced come and enjoy the process of making. Who is this course for Anyone who has the desire to make, explore materials and have fun! So beginners to the more experienced makers. What does this course cover A variety of 'making' techniques which will be project related...
Sculpture: mixed media at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sculpture: mixed media at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 16th January 2020
£219
Suitable for any level of experience. This course will guide you into creating sculpture with a variety of materials such as wood, paper, textiles, wax, casting, recycled materials and found objects. Who is this course for The course is suitable for people of all levels of experience who have an interest in sculpture. Sculpture manifests an enormous diversity of forms and can mean many things to many people, and courses have benefited from the diversity within the group. What does this course cover Explore a range of materials and techniques...
Sculpture: porcelain and paper clay at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sculpture: porcelain and paper clay at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 14th January 2020
£219
Explore and experiment with paper clay and paper porcelain, using ceramic techniques specifically for sculpture. The course offers a formal introduction to basic techniques, materials and processes of sculpting with paper clay and paper porcelain. Inspiration will be drawn from imagination and/or observation of natural forms and the work of other artists. Who is this course for This course is for those who wish to explore a range of materials and techniques to build sculptures using paper clay and porcelain and includes beginner's level slip casting. It is suitable for...
Sculpture: portrait and life at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sculpture: portrait and life at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 13th January 2020
£249
Work from the model and concentrate on a portrait head or full figure sculpture. You will be able to learn all processes to complete two pieces per term including preparation for firing and finishing techniques. Accessible to all people regardless of age and ability and aimed particularly at those with an interest in working with the human form as a focus for their creativity. Who is this course for Accessible to all people regardless of age and ability and aimed particularly at those with an interest in working with the...
Sculpture: portrait and life weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sculpture: portrait and life weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 12th October 2019
£86
Introduction on how to work from the life model to create a sculpture. Accessible to all people regardless of age and ability and aimed particularly at those with an interest in working with the human form as a focus. 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 is made for less experienced students wishing to learn the various techniques contained in the...
Sculpture: slip casting at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sculpture: slip casting at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 1st February 2020
£113
Spend 3 Saturdays focusing on the skill of Slip Casting. Learn how to create or work with a basic mould in the first week, pour and dry your piece in the second week, before finishing it off in the third week. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning...
Sculpture: thinking and making at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sculpture: thinking and making at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£257
Explore a range of materials and techniques through which to develop ideas. In the first term we will be modelling from life. Suitable for any level of experience. Who is this course for Develop your own ideas, work with a range of materials, techniques and approaches, both traditional and contemporary. Suitable for all levels, beginners to advanced. What does this course cover The aim of the course is to: In term 1 the course will be concentrating on life modelling. 1. Introduce students to the process of making sculpture through...
Sewing machine introduction at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sewing machine introduction at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 28th September 2019
£31
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 know how to use. This is an excellent one day course to do if you...
Sewing machine one-day masterclass: darts, tucks, pleats and gathers, at the Mary Ward Centre (Concessions available)
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Sewing machine one-day masterclass: darts, tucks, pleats and gathers, at the Mary Ward Centre (Concessions available)
London - Next course on 9th November 2019
£31
Masterclass 2 - Darts, Tucks, Pleats and Gathers. Spend a day brushing up on advanced sewing techniques and elements of garment construction. Suitable for intermediate advanced students who want to spend a day focusing on specialist areas. There are 6 masterclasses available in this series. 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...
Sewing machine one-day masterclass: facings, interfacing, interlinings and linings, at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sewing machine one-day masterclass: facings, interfacing, interlinings and linings, at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 14th March 2020
£31
Masterclass 4: Facings, interfacing, interlinings and linings. Spend a day brushing up on advanced sewing techniques and elements of garment construction. Suitable for intermediate advanced students who want to spend a day focusing on specialist areas. There are 6 masterclasses available in this series. 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 one-day masterclass: pockets, at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sewing machine one-day masterclass: pockets, at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 16th May 2020
£31
Masterclass 5 - Pockets - patch, in seam, side and welt. Spend a day brushing up on advanced sewing techniques and elements of garment construction. Suitable for intermediate and advanced students who want to spend a day focusing on specialist areas. There are 6 masterclasses available in this series. 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...
Sewing machine one-day masterclass: sleeves, at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sewing machine one-day masterclass: sleeves, at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 13th June 2020
£31
Masterclass 6 - Sleeves - eased, gathered and shirt. Spend a day brushing up on advanced sewing techniques and elements of garment construction. Suitable for intermediate and advanced students who want to spend a day focusing on specialist areas. There are 6 masterclasses available in this series. 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...
Sewing machine one-day masterclass: waistbands, at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sewing machine one-day masterclass: waistbands, at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 15th February 2020
£31
Masterclass 3 - Waistbands - Straight, shaped and elastic. Spend a day brushing up on advanced sewing techniques and elements of garment construction. Suitable for intermediate advanced students who want to spend a day focusing on specialist areas. There are 6 masterclasses available in this series. 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...
Sewing machine one-day masterclass: zips, at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sewing machine one-day masterclass: zips, at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 26th October 2019
£31
Masterclass 1: Zips - centred, lapped and concealed. Spend a day brushing up on advanced sewing techniques and elements of garment construction. Suitable for intermediate and advanced students who want to spend a day focusing on specialist areas. There are 6 masterclasses available in this series. 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...
Sewing machine projects at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sewing machine projects at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 27th September 2019
£199
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 with a basic knowledge of sewing and a love of fabric and crafts. Be inspired...
Silver clay – introduction to rings weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Silver clay – introduction to rings weekend at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 20th June 2020
£126
This two day course will introduce students with experience of working with silver clay to using this material to create ring forms. Students will work through two set projects, creating rings in different styles and learning how to form a ring shape, to join it, and add decoration in two different ways. Students will also learn the key skill of how to account for the clay's shrinkage so that the ring fits. Although these are set projects there will be flexibility to adapt to students' own designs. Who is this...
Silver clay jewellery – 3D forms and rings at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Silver clay jewellery – 3D forms and rings at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 22nd June 2020
£149
Learn how to work with silver clay to create unique silver rings as well as other 3D forms including beads or lockets. Ideally students will have some experience although beginners are also welcome. Who is this course for Making rings from silver clay can be tricky and frustrating due to the fragile nature of a ring form in this material, so this course is best for students who have done more than just a beginners course with silver clay - who have either been practicing at home, or done two...
Silver clay jewellery – adding stones and colour at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Silver clay jewellery – adding stones and colour at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th February 2020
£172
Expand your existing silver clay skills by creating unique silver jewellery involving setting stones in different ways and adding colour with patinas and resin. We will work through projects; embedding fireable ceramic or glass elements into designs, making and embedding bezels to set non-fireable gemstones into a clay design as well as using resin to add coloured highlights to surfaces. Although these are set projects there will be flexibility to ensure students' own design ideas are incorporated. Who is this course for This course is aimed at people with some...
Silver clay jewellery taster at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Silver clay jewellery taster at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 23rd November 2019
£126
Explore a range of techniques to start creating jewellery with silver clay, a versatile material that is fun to use to create solid silver jewellery from home. You will learn how to shape, refine and complete your own unique silver jewellery pieces. Ideal for complete beginners and those with some other jewellery experience wishing to broaden their skills. Silver clay is a clever material, made from particles of pure silver mixed with a binder to form a clay like substance that can be modelled, carved and moulded, then refined and...
Silver clay jewellery: bead making at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Silver clay jewellery: bead making at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 4th April 2020
£64
This one day course will introduce students with some experience with silver clay to using this material to create 3D bead forms. Students will work through two set projects - creating a beautiful silver lentil style beads as well as small spacer type beads - learning how to form a hollow 3D shape, to join it, add decoration and how to fire it. Although these are set projects there will be flexibility to ensure students' own design ideas can be used. Who is this course for This course is aimed...
Silver jewellery workshop at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Silver jewellery workshop at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 6th November 2019
£113
The 'Silver Jewellery Workshop' provides an opportunity for students to come along to create their own jewellery under the tuition of experienced jeweller Sally Lees. Students will benefit from Sally's extensive knowledge of jewellery making including her skills in jewellery making techniques using aluminium, silver, brass and copper to complete projects and start new ones. Beginners are welcome to come along and projects will be set to start students off on their exciting journey making beautiful jewellery. Students can bring their own silver or use the silver making techniques on...
Stained glass & mosaic at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Stained glass & mosaic at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 26th September 2019
£222
Learn mosaic, appliqué, copper foiling and leading techniques and apply to personal projects in an experimental and creative way. Who is this course for This course is suitable for anyone interested in learning to make stained glass or mosaic. It is both a practical introduction for the complete beginner with no previous skills, and also provides an opportunity for those with more experience to develop and experiment in both fields, using a variety of materials. What does this course cover The course aims to give students a good grounding in...
Sustainable intaglio printmaking at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sustainable intaglio printmaking at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 27th September 2019
£219
Learn effective intaglio printmaking processes which use ecologically safe methods that you can reproduce at home. The course will cover salt water etching and other non-toxic Intaglio printmaking techniques, and is suitable for all levels. Who is this course for Mixed-ability adult learners who have had some previous printmaking experience and want to learn about techniques which use safer and more environmentally sound materials. What does this course cover We will cover salt water etching and other non-toxic Intaglio printmaking techniques. Students will be inducted in the use of the...
Sustainable sculpture at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Sustainable sculpture at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 26th September 2019
£226
This mixed media sculpture course explores the use of environmentally friendly concepts; reaching from responsible sourcing, the inherent beauty of natural materials to re-using suitable found materials. Who is this course for This new mixed media sculpture course explores ways to make art using techniques and materials that are sustainable and eco-friendly. We will not just use junk in interesting ways but are also looking for methods of producing sculpture including ethical responsible sourcing for both natural as well as recyclable materials. This course is accessible to all people regardless...
The art trail: London galleries and museums with the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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The art trail: London galleries and museums with the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 26th September 2019
£159
Look at and learn about art in a variety of locations around London. Each term begins at the Centre. Please note: Course fees do not include occasional entry charges. Who is this course for Look at and discuss art in a variety of public art galleries, exhibition spaces, commercial galleries and museums around London. The focus of this course is on Contemporary art; however, sessions sometimes explore art from earlier periods and movements within the 20th century. Each term begins at the Mary Ward Centre. No prior knowledge of art/...
Watercolour for beginners and improvers at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Watercolour for beginners and improvers at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
Greater London - Next course on 26th September 2019
£200
This contemporary watercolour course explores a range of traditional and less conventional techniques to achieve a looser style incorporating additional media. Suitable for complete beginners or for students who have previous experience with the medium but maybe lack confidence. Some previous drawing experience is preferred. Who is this course for This course is for anyone interested in working with Watercolour, either as a beginner or for those who have previous experience with the medium but maybe lack confidence. All are welcome although some previous drawing experience is preferred. This course...
Watercolour level 1 at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Watercolour level 1 at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£263
This level 1 course is for beginners and experienced students and covers less conventional materials and techniques. Who is this course for The course is for beginners and experienced students alike. It can be for those who have done very little art before as well as for experienced students and artists who would like more insight into this particular medium. It is for everyone who is attracted to the subject with an open attitude and ready to explore. What does this course cover The course will cover: - What watercolour...
Watercolour level 2 at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Watercolour level 2 at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£263
This course, for students who have completed Level 1 or are familiar with the medium, covers a broader range of materials and ideas. Who is this course for Level 2: For those who have a good basic knowledge of watercolour techniques. For students who have completed a year of Watercolour 1 at The Mary Ward Centre or who have some previous knowledge of watercolour painting and would like to expand their knowledge. Students need an open attitude and a willingness to explore as well as a wish to develop and...
Weaving for pleasure at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Weaving for pleasure at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
Greater London - Next course on 27th September 2019
£110
Learn basic weaving off the loom using different frames, sizes and shapes. Explore a range of techniques, materials and threads. Learn at your own pace and enjoy the pleasure of this relaxing activity. All levels welcome. Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what...
Weekend crafts at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Weekend crafts at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 16th November 2019
£50
This is a series of one-day workshops for Absolute Beginners - people with little or no experience of crafting - where you can learn a new skill in a supportive atmosphere. You can take any one of these independently or take all three. Who is this course for These fun and friendly courses are for anyone who would like to learn a new craft which you can continue with at home or in a weekly class. What does this course cover In the November 16th workshop you will learn how...
Wirework jewellery afternoons at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Wirework jewellery afternoons at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
London - Next course on 24th September 2019
£222
Create jewellery and small objects using wireworking techniques. Ideal for beginners or those with some jewellery experience wishing to learn a new skill. Come and join us to learn in this supportive and friendly environment. 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 or DECORATIVE OBJECTS. Suitable for complete beginners. Also ideal for those who have some jewellery experience but wish to add to their repertoire. What does this course cover You...
Wirework jewellery evenings at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
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Wirework jewellery evenings at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)
Greater London - Next course on 8th October 2019
£183
Create jewellery and small objects using wireworking techniques. Ideal for beginners or those with some jewellery experience wishing to learn a new skill. Come and join us to learn in this supportive and friendly environment. 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 or DECORATIVE OBJECTS. Suitable for complete beginners. Also ideal for those who have some jewellery experience but wish to add to their repertoire. What does this course cover You...