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AFRICAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION

The African Cultural Association (ACA) was registered in 1995 with the Charity Commission as a non-profit making organisation. On the 4th of July 2014 The African Cultural Association was registered with the Charity Commission as a CIO (Charity Incorporated Organisation) to provide general advice and information and Provide Skill Training for Adult, Family and the Community in Greater London .
Our services cover advice on income support, housing, immigration, health, bereavement, employment, legal services and education( We give advice, guidance, training and support to the unemployed , lone parents - particularly promoting educational /recreational Activities as well as planning and arranging Courses and Projects for Youth and Adults from 7years to 70+ years. (We are UK Registered Learning Provider ) . In addition, the Association seeks to promote awareness of different cultures in multicultural Britain.

Through the provision of our services we encourage service users to come together to share their experiences and provide a support network for the community. By doing so, users not only forge friendships and learn from each other, but they also become better equipped to deal with future problems and are more aware of resources available to them.

The African Cultural Association has helped over 350,000+ people from diverse backgrounds to resolve problems and disputes and to help them to better cope with their day-to-day lives. Our service users come from all walks of life and we are proud to be able to offer specialist advice provided by experts in their field.

As part of our commitment to the wider community, we organise women's groups and youth-centred activities on a regular basis, and put together cultural activities during prominent black festivals and events e.g. Black History Month and the Notting Hill Carnival.

The African Cultural Association is also committed to working with the elderly, people

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African Cultural Association training courses

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CRAFT AND TEXTILE DESIGN CLASSES (INCLUDING EMBROIDERY, SEQUINING, BEADING, FABRIC DECORATIONS, CUSHIONS , PATCH WORK, APPLIQUE , JEWELLERY ETC– ALL LEVELS /MIXED ABILITY

Who can enrol in this course? • All levels of ability from beginners to advanced students wishing to improve their skills in Craft and Textile Design. Entry Requirements? • Basic sewing skills and an interest in all type of Craft and Textile Design.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 10 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
BEGINNERS CLOTH MAKING AND PATTERN CUTTING

You will be given an introduction to sewing machine techniques and fabric properties. You will learn how to draft your own pattern, lay and cut it .

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time
7 YEARS TO 18YEARS OLD YOUTH FASHION/GARMENT CONSTRUCTION /DRESSMAKING AND PATTERN CUTTING WORKSHOP USING RECYCLING MATERIALS

Lesson Workshops / Projects Making friend with your sewing machine -How to start the sewing machine -Name of different parts and their uses. Winding bobbin.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 hours
  • Study mode: Part time
ALTERATIONS, REPAIRING AND MENDING CLOTHES OF ALL TYPE FROM BEGINNERS TO ADVANCE CLASSES
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

USE THE SEWING MACHINE TO : -LEARN TIPS AND SPECIAL TECHNIQUES TO REPAIR/ALTER OR MEND ALL TYPES OF TROUSER,SKIRTS AND DRESS HEMS, REPAIR TORN OR WORN OUT GARMENT/CLOTHES OR HOUSE HOLD ITEMS NEEDING STITCHING. -LEARN TO CHANGE/ OR REPAIR ALL TYPE OF ZIPS, POCKETS/ SLEEVES, COLLARS, AND OTHER COMPLICATED REPAIRS ON ALL TYPE SKIRTS, TROUSERS,DRESSES AND ANY CLOTHES/GARMENT OF ALL SIZES.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 hours
  • Study mode: Part time day
MAKE IT YOUR OWN WORK SHOP - DESIGN YOUR OWN COLLECTION

MAKE IT YOUR OWN WORKSHOP - DESIGN YOUR OWN COLLECTION Acquire lots of tips, help, guidance and professional advice and sew what ever you need. You can make dress, Skirts, evening wear or alterations of a special dress / etc.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 3 hours
  • Study mode: Part time
Adult Dressmaking / Fashion Design and Pattern Cutting Classes

Participants will learn all levels from Beginners to Advance ( From Basic dressmaking including Fashion Design/Arts and Crafts – Giving participants choices to add to their skills in Free hand Cutting techniques and Dressmaking final finish to a Professional Standard. Beginners will be given lessons in introduction to sewing machine, fabric properties, pattern making their first foundation skirt , trouser, blouse/tops, dress etc depending on choice of garment .

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time
Introduction to The Sewing Machine

-Introduction to using the sewing machine - a fun and practical sewing skills for Beginners and for those who wanted to improve basic sewing machine skills. -Learn to set up and thread a sewing machine.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time
INTERMEDIATE CLOTH MAKING AND PATTERN CUTTING

Participants would have already gained skills in fashion/ dressmaking and use of a sewing machine techniques We would train you in our fashion design /dressmaking and pattern cutting course to assist you to create garments for yourself /begin a career within the fashion industry or Design your own Couture Collection for a Fashion Show. This is an ideal way to expand the skills you have gained and achieved earlier.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time
AFRICAN HEAD-WRAP (GELE ) /HEAD TIE AND HAT MAKING WORKSHOP

Step 1 Learn and Watch teaching illustrations of different type of African Head-Wrap/ Head Tie · The African Head Wrap/Head-tie plays an important part in Africa’s fashion styling and has origins in West African/Sub Saharan Africa. · The Head-wrap styles are as versatile as your imagination takes you.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 3 hours
  • Study mode: Part time
African Hair Braiding and Weaving Classes

AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING CLASSES Students will learn the following : · Brief history of braiding Understanding different hair types. Natural hair care/growth The starting and finishing process of braiding.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 3 hours
  • Study mode: Weekend
SPECIALISE IN CREATING BABIES AND CHILDREN EVERY DAY / SPECIAL WEAR
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

ABOUT THIS COURSE: *THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO BEGINNERS , INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCE STUDENTS *Participants will learn all levels from Beginners to Advance ( From Basic dressmaking including Fashion Design and Pattern Cutting techniques – Giving participants choices to add to their skills in Free hand Cutting techniques using body measurement to march choice of design to finish to a Professional Standard. *Complete Beginners in the use of a sewing machine will be given lessons in introduction to sewing machine, fabric properties, pattern making their first baby dress .

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 3 hours
  • Study mode: Part time day
ADVANCE CLOTH MAKING AND PATTERN CUTTING

Participants would have already gained skills in Intermediate fashion/ cutting/ dressmaking . This course would allow you to further various skills and techniques in customising your pattern making /block and constructing your designs e.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 hours
  • Study mode: Part time
CLOTH MAKING FOR BEGINNERS

You will be building up a folder of reference materials to take home with you. This will enable you to refer to how you completed the techniques of sewing them.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 hours
  • Study mode: Part time
ASSORTED BAG MAKING AND LEARN HOW TO MAKE BAG MAKING PATTERNS FOR DIFFERENT TYPE OF BAGS

* Get the insight into the professional skills of Handbag world. * Learn machine and hand sewing techniques for Bag making.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 3 hours
  • Study mode: Part time
Soft Furnishings Course 1 - Cushions And Curtains

CUSHIONS AND CURTAINS: To do this course you will need to have basic sewing machine skills. During these sessions, you will learn the basics of making scatter cushions.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 10 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day
CUSTOMISE YOUR OLD CLOTHS INTO NEW DESIGNS - DAY /EVENING WEAR OR SPECIAL OCCASION

Do you have lots of clothes in your wardrobe that’s now looking old fashioned ? Not to worry. We have good news for you.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 3 hours
  • Study mode: Part time day
Soft Furnishings Course 2: Bedlinen And Blinds

BEDLINEN AND BLINDS: To do this course you will need to have basic sewing machine skills. During this course, you will be given instructions on how to make: a fitted sheet an oxford pillowcase a bed runner You will also have to make a duvet cover to set standards as part of the coursework.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 10 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time day