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Italian Level 1 Holiday Taster

Learn to take part in simple conversations and to get by in practical situations. Suitable for complete beginners and those who have attended a one-term course as well as those who have studied at beginners level in the past but would like to go over the basics again.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 6 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
French Level 1 Holiday Taster Z552

Learn to take part in simple conversations and to get by in practical situations. Suitable for complete beginners and those who have attended a one-term course as well as those who have studied at beginners level in the past but would like to go over the basics again.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 16 Weeks
  • Study mode: Full time
Grow Your Garden

This gardening course will help you care for your garden with confidence. You will learn plant propagation,how to cope with weeds and pests, easy pruning techniques and how to save money by planting the right plants the first time.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 17 Weeks
  • Study mode: Full time
Taking Care of Yourself Qigong Stress Reduction Workshop

Find out how to boost your immunity, optimise your energy levels and improve your resilience to stress. You will learn some Qigong (‘chee gung’- energy cultivation) methods which will leave you feeling refreshed, more able to relax, be present and at ease.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Weekend
Life Coaching

This 10-week course will empower you to feel more in control and improve your quality of life. You will learn valuable techniques and perspectives including goal-setting, stress management, positive thinking, building self-esteem & confidence, identifying food & mood connection, cultivating resilience, communication skills, and mindfulness.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Pilates

The Pilates Method is a unique approach to exercise that develops body awareness, improves tone, increasing strength and flexibility in all muscles and joints resulting in ease of movement. Pilates focuses on correct breathing and strengthens the deep core stabilising muscles of the lower back and abdomen.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Weekend
Black & White Photography

A short 5 week introduction to traditional Black and White darkroom photography - a unique and engaging alternative to digital photography. You will shoot a black and white film and then learn how to process and print your negatives in the darkroom creating an enlargement.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Weekend
Beautiful and Useful - Victorian Arts & Crafts

In this workshop you will learn about how the group of craftsmen, artists, designers and architects of the Arts and Craft movement reacted to mass production by producing beautiful, colourful items and how it’s exponents aimed to raise the status of applied arts (useful) to that of fine arts (aesthetically pleasing) by returning to the use of natural materials and individualism. You will learn how the movement was inspired and led by William Morris whose firm produced hand-made textiles, books, wallpapers and furniture and will view illustrations of these alongside paintings of the period including the Pre-Raphaelites.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Weekend
Creative Digital SLR Photography

Refine your digital photography skills through a range of practical and theory workshops designed to expand your knowledge and understanding of digital workflow, camera functions, composition, editing, file management, digital printing and photo shoots. You will need to have a digital SLR camera or a compact camera with full SLR capabilities and some computing skills.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Weekend
Belly Dancing

Belly Dancing uses a variety of choreographed dance moves to add a slow and fast tempo of rhythmic beat sounds to find your hip and shoulder shimmies, flicks, figure eights, and elegant shoulder circles. We will also include salsa, burlesque and other exotic steps, as well.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Weekend
Bridge Beginners - Continuation

For beginners and inexperienced players. Learn ACOL bidding, duplicate scoring, sound card play and defence.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Weekend
Taking Care of Yourself Qigong Stress Reduction Workshop

Find out how to boost your immunity, optimise your energy levels and improve your resilience to stress. You will learn some Qigong (‘chee gung’- energy cultivation) methods which will leave you feeling refreshed, more able to relax, be present and at ease.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Weekend
Taking Care of Yourself

Are you interested in improving your overall health? Do you want practical guidance on what to eat and how to make healthy changes to your diet and lifestyle? Come and enjoy learning about how simple changes can support the health of your body and mind. Using fun classroom activities and group discussions, we will make sense of some of the confusing information around health and stress and the management of both.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Weekend
Photoshop for Beginners

This is a basic introduction to using Photoshop. You will learn how to crop, adapt and merge your digital images.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Weekend
Embracing the Shadow Workshop

Carl Jung identified the fact that, to be truly whole and healed, we need to embrace and accept all our characteristics, the ‘bad’ along with the ‘good’. This does not mean acting on our more ‘negative’ traits, such as our aggression#5# but accepting that we contain within us all the characteristics, at least in potential.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 day
  • Study mode: Weekend
Watercolour Painting Workshop

Whether you are a beginner or you already have some experience of painting watercolours at home, you will find that this course starts with the basics and allows you to acquire a range of useful technical skills. You will learn how to stretch paper, apply colour washes and use the paint to bring out the full translucent quality of the medium.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 9 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Ceramics

You will learn how to make tiles and vessels using a variety of hand building and decorating techniques. The addition of texture and glazing, as well as using coloured clays will be covered.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 5 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Flower Arranging For All

Come and learn how to arrange flowers in a fun and friendly environment. Discover which flowers and foliage to use to make beautiful arrangements as gifts or for your home.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 6 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Introduction to Anthropology

Take a journey through the key themes and issues in Anthropology. Exploring such themes as the similarities and differences from our closest primate cousins#5# the universality and diversity in human culture and the role of freewill versus structural forces in the creation and maintenance of human culture.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 8 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Painting with Oils Workshop

Discover the magic of glazing with oil paints to create depth and light in your painting. We will be painting like the old masters by applying coloured transparent layers of paint on to a monochrome painting and working into them to model form with opaque colours and create highlights.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 10 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
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