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Hobbies, Interests and Wellbeing 2022/23


Autumn Term starts starting w/c Monday 19th September 2022. Please see individual classes for exceptions. 

African Drumming

Tutor: Alison Lyon. Monday 7pm to 9pm. Class starts Monday 26th September 2022.
If you’ve got a heartbeat you’ve got rhythm! Learn to tap your natural human potential with Drums Agogo – hand-drum tuition on genuine African instruments. A mixed class for Beginners and people who have some experience. 
Drum hire of £2 per week included. 
Further tutor info: www.drumsagogo.co.uk

Art

  Level Day Time Tutor

The Art of Zentangle

A relaxing and mindful doodle art class. Learning the zentangle approach promotes concentration and creativity but at the same time increases personal well-being. Zentangle was invented by a monk named Rick Roberts and an artist named Maria Thomas, combining meditation and art. Suitable for beginners as well as for passionate hobby artists. Follow emmacartledge2022 on Instagram to see pictures of her drawings and more information. £5.00 fee each term, to cover cost of quality paper, specialist pens and brushes to apply colour as and when confidence develops.

Beginners

Tuesday

7pm to 9pm Emma Cartledge

Art Class - Natural Forms

Observational drawing class, teaching traditional drawing skills as well as some new and experimental approaches, to introduce beginners and extend and improve the skills of more experienced students. Observing and responding to a range of natural found objects in an open and friendly class. Using charcoal, pen, pencil and mixed media, the class will develop confidence, gradually introducing colour and varied media over time. £5.00 fee each term, to cover wide ranging drawing media, quality paper and paint.

Beginners & Improvers Thursday 7pm to 9pm Emma Cartledge

Dru Yoga 

Tutor: Claire Marsh. Monday 7.30pm - 9.00pm. 

Fun, friendly classes to help you stretch, strengthen, calm the mind, relax and feel good.  Never focusing on the ‘perfect posture’, Dru is accessible for all ages, shapes and sizes.  Bring mat, blanket, cushion and drink.

Fly Tying (Beginners & Improvers)

Tutor: Phil Holding. Wednesday 7pm to 9pm.

Learn how to tie your own ‘flies’ with expert tuition to help you to get started in this delicate skill. The Spring Term develops your skills for more complicated flies. Materials and equipment will be available for you to purchase in class. 

Guitar (Beginners)

Tutor: Ben Appleby. Tuesday 7pm to 8pm. 

Whatever style you want to play - rock, jazz, folk, blues - the basics are the same. Learn tuning, rhythm styles, finger pick and plectrum techniques, basic chord structure, progressions, theory and performance skills. Group lessons for total beginners. Acoustic Guitar needed.

Guitar (Improvers)

Tutor: Ben Appleby. Tuesday 8pm to 9pm. 

Whatever style you want to play - rock, jazz, folk, blues - the basics are the same. Learn tuning, rhythm styles, finger pick and plectrum techniques, basic chord structure, progressions, theory and performance skills. Group lessons for intermediates. Acoustic Guitar needed.

Patchwork, Quilting and Applique

Course Level Day Time Tutor

Beginners & Improvers Course

6 weeks Autumn Term, then 12 weeks from January.

Beginners will learn basic skills associated with making a simple block quilt. Improvers will be introduced to a number of more advanced techniques to make either a quilt or a throw for the bed. Most work can be hand sewn.  Sewing machine needed to put blocks together

Beginners & Improvers

Tuesday

7pm to 9pm Margaret Wightman

Improvers & Intermediate Course

6 weeks Autumn Term, then 12 weeks from January.
These sessions will be run on a workshop basis. Sessions before Christmas will concentrate on using a variety of techniques to make items for Christmas. ie folded patchwork cards, felt tree decorations, Advent calendars. Students will be encouraged to create their own designs and patterns. Sessions after Christmas will look at a variety of techniques to make bags, cushions, wall hangings and quilts etc. Sewing machine needed.

Improvers & Intermediate Wednesday 7pm to 9pm Margaret Wightman

Photography for Beginners

Tutor: Anthony Lendill. Monday 7pm - 9pm.

Designed for absolute beginners who have a ‘good’ camera and want to know how to use it without the auto mode, to create and edit great photography. Learn how and why to use the cameras in the manual mode, and apply this skill to any situation. Learn to operate your camera manually, compose, light and expose your shots correctly, then take these captures into imaging software to retouch and enhance your photographs. A mixture of theory and practical sessions, focussing on studio photography, to learn techniques which can be applied to any type of photography.  Given the software use, some confidence with computers would be an advantage. Students need a DSLR or Mirrorless camera with a manual setting and at least one lens, SD or CF cards. Tripod is recommended but not essential. Tutor: Anthony Lendill from www.powerhousephoto.co.uk

Relieve your back or neck pain with the Alexander Technique

Tutor: Bridget Barr. Tuesday 7pm - 9pm.

This practical course offers the opportunity to explore a wealth of techniques and ideas, including simple strategies to bypass habits of tension and gentle ways of improving the tone and strength you need for everyday activities.  You will learn why focusing only on the bits that hurt is pointless by discovering the many connections within your body.  We also explore how the way we think about movement affects how we move and much more.  Bridget Barr is an experienced Alexander Technique Teacher who helps people find a sense of lightness and ease in their lives by encouraging them to think and move differently

For more information, contact Bridget Barr attbridgetbarr@gmail.com and see www.learnalexandertechnique.info

Sewing for Fun

Course Level Day Time Tutor

Sewing for Fun 

For first-time sewers, group lessons to learn to sew and follow patterns by making 3 simple but useful Emma Garry patterns such as a Bucket bag, a pair of pyjama bottoms, a Reversible Sun Hat. Learn technique and boost confidence. Suitable for beginners. 3 patterns per term, £9.50 each. 
Sewing machine needed. Buy fabric or bring your own. 

Beginners Tuesday 7pm to 9pm Emma Garry
 Further tutor info, patterns and finished items: www.emmagarry.com
Sewing for Further Fun
Progressing from beginners, for those with a little more experience. Learning dressmaking basics. If unsure of your level, contact Emma on 07568 077253. Pattern sizes 8-18, Prices differ depending on brand. 
Sewing machine needed. Buy fabric or bring your own. 
Intermediates Wednesday  7pm to 9pm Emma Garry
 Further tutor info, patterns and finished items: www.emmagarry.com

 Except where stated, weekly courses continue through the year, subject to enrolments.

Courses commence week beginning Monday 19th September 2022, unless otherwise stated.