Arts

Course List

  • Basic Pottery – Beginners 2

    For those with a basic understanding of creating straightforward pottery objects, we will aim, over five weeks, to gain confidence...
    Venue: Preston Road Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Basic Sewing – Beginners 2

    Have you completed the New to Sewing course, or are you a beginner sewer, having made simple items, wishing to...
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Basic Throwing on a Pottery Wheel – Beginners 2

    For those with a basic knowledge of throwing who can understand how to centre clay and wish to progress to...
    Venue: Preston Road Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Ceramics Advanced

    This course is intended to encourage the development of design skills through practical project planning and production. Learners continue to...
    Venue: Preston Road Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Craft Your Own Miniature Pottery House Workshop

    This workshop aims to introduce you to the art of sculpting small decorative houses using stoneware clay.
    Venue: Preston Road Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 2.5 hours
    Start Date: Tuesday 7 February 2023
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  • Creative Ceramics – Level 1

    If you want to advance your practical skills in pottery, ceramics and mixed media, then the Level 1 Award in...
    Venue: Preston Road Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 26 weeks
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Easter Craft Workshop

    Join us in preparing for some springtime fun by making a cute little Easter Bunny gift bag. Perfect for holding...
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 2 hours
    Start Date: Tuesday 21 February 2023
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  • Further Your Pottery Skills – Intermediate 2

    This course is for those with a sound knowledge in the subject who can complete tasks with only limited support...
    Venue: Preston Road Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Further your Sewing Skills – Intermediate 2

    Have you completed the Improve your Sewing Skills course we offer,  or are you a keen sewer, having made some...
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Further Your Throwing Skills – Intermediate 2

    This course is for those with a good knowledge in the subject who can complete tasks with only limited support...
    Venue: Preston Road Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Garment Making (New Learners)

    Do you have an interest in fashion and clothing? Would you like to be able to run up a skirt,...
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 10 weeks (no classes 13 - 24 February to allow for inductions and workshops)
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Glazing Masterclass Workshop

    This workshop aims to introduce you to glaze application techniques and provide studio time for those wishing to perfect glaze...
    Venue: Preston Road Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 3 hours
    Start Date: Tuesday 31 January 2023
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  • Improve Your Pottery Skills – Intermediate 1

    This course is for those with a solid basic knowledge who feel confident in completing multi step tasks and activities....
    Venue: Preston Road Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: Induction: Wednesday 22 February 2023
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  • Improve your Sewing Skills – Intermediate 1

    Have you completed the three beginners sewing courses we offer? Or are you a sewer, having made some textile items...
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: Induction: Tuesday 21 February OR Wednesday 22 February 2023
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  • Improve Your Throwing Skills – Intermediate 1

    This course is for those with a good basic knowledge, who feel confident in completing multi-step tasks and activities on...
    Venue: Preston Road Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: Induction: Thursday 23 February 2023
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  • Increase Your Basic Pottery Skills – Beginners 3

    This course is for you if you have increased basic knowledge and are intending to work more independently. We will...
    Venue: Preston Road Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Increase your Basic Throwing Skills – Beginners 3

    For those with increased basic knowledge of throwing who are intending to work more independently to create taller vessels and...
    Venue: Preston Road Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Introduction to Aromatherapy

    You will learn about the power of essential oils and create your own aromatherapy blends to use at home.
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Introduction to Raku and Creative Ceramics – Gateway Entry Level 3

    Raku is a special ceramic technique where you are in touch with the whole making, glazing and smoking process that...
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 11 weeks
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Make a Cushion Cover Workshop

    Spend some quality ‘me-time’ having fun with fellow sewists learning how to make a decorative patchwork cushion cover. Transforming pieces...
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 2 hours
    Start Date: Monday 20 February 2023
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  • Needle Felt Spring Fairies Workshop

    You will learn about fleece and felt making and make a personalised felt fairy to take home.
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 3 hours
    Start Date: Friday 17 March 2023
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  • Needle Felt Valentine’s Day Cards Workshop

    Learn about fleece and felt making and make a personalised Valentine’s Day card
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 2 hours
    Start Date: Friday 10 February 2023
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  • New to Pottery – Beginners 1

    For those with no experience in the subject, or very basic knowledge, we aim to help you gain confidence by...
    Venue: Preston Road Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: Induction: Tuesday 21 February 2023
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  • New to Sewing – Beginners 1

    Are you a total beginner who has never picked up a needle, fabric or pins? Would you like to learn...
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: Induction: Tuesday 21 February OR Wednesday 22 February 2023
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  • New to Throwing on a Pottery Wheel – Beginners 1

    For those with no experience in the subject, or very basic knowledge, over the course of five weeks we aim...
    Venue: Preston Road Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: Induction: Thursday 23 February 2023
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  • Overlocker Skills Workshop

    An overlock is a stitch that sews over the edge of one or two pieces of material and can be...
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 2 hours
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Patchwork and Quilting Workshop

    Patchwork and Quilting is a great way of recycling and reusing old clothes and household textiles and turning them in...
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 1 day
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Pattern Drafting Workshop

    This full day workshop will give you the skills and knowledge to make your own patterns. We’ll start the day...
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 1 day
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Progress Your Pottery Skills – Intermediate 3

    If you have a good knowledge in the subject and wish to use your creative skills for personal development and...
    Venue: Preston Road Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Progress Your Throwing Skills – Intermediate 3

    If you have a good knowledge in the subject and wish to use your creative skills for personal development and...
    Venue: Preston Road Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Raku Workshop

    The aim is to gain confidence by having an opportunity to learn how to fire and load Raku Kilns, apply...
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 1 day
    Start Date: Monday 20 February 2023
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  • Recycled Fabric Rag Rugs Workshop

    You will learn about rag rugs and their construction.  You will start the process of creating your own rug out...
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 3 hours
    Start Date: Friday 24 February 2023
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  • Sewing – Mixed Ability

    Are you an experienced sewist wishing to develop your skills further, or have you watched The Great British Sewing Bee...
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • The Great Avenues Transformation Sewing Challenge

    Did the Great British Sewing Bee inspire you? Why not join us for our very own Transformation Challenge. We will...
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 3 hours
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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  • Working with Commercial Patterns Workshop

    Understanding patterns can sometimes be confusing and frustrating. This workshop will teach you the basics of pattern information, symbols, markings,...
    Venue: The Avenues Adult Education Centre
    Duration: 2 hours
    Start Date: To be confirmed
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