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    • QPC

    Three-week course: 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

    For ages 16+

    An exploration of the key techniques of acting, including voice and projection, physicality and audition technique.

    Ideal as an introductory course for actors just starting out or as a refresher for more experienced hands.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    For more details email dario@qpc.org or visit Unbound's Facebook page.

    This workshop is presented by Unbound, Queens Park's in-house programme of workshops and performances designed to create learning and practical opportunities for students of any level of experience in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

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    Four-week course: 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 10:00am - 12:30pm
    with Julia Phillips

    Learn how to hand-embroider your fabrics (which may have block printed in a previous workshop) with a variety of Indian stitches. Our experienced tutor shall show you a variety of techniques, including Shisha (mirror work) and will show some samples and diagrams to back up the practical demontations. These workshops are suitable for adults of all levels.

    Please bring a basic sewing kit (a needle and scissors) and any threads you may wish to use, although the tutor shall have a supply that you are welcome to use. A selection of fabric will also be available to purchase at a nominal price.

    Payment Options
    Full Course - £48.00 for full four-week course, payable in advance
    Drop-in Session - £13.00 per week (ideal for students unable to attend every week)


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    • QPC

    Three-week course: 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course will introduce you to beginner drawing techniques- looking at equipment, how to show depth through shading and perspective, and how to draw through identifying shape, form and texture.

    This workshop is aimed at beginners to drawing, and art in general, and those looking to improve their drawing skill. Adults (age 13 years +)

    Students should bring a selection of pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil charpener and a ruler.

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Sunday 16th September, 10am - 4pm
    with Claire Steele

    The keys to our lives are hidden in our writing. The story reveals the purpose and the proper rhythm of our lives. Join me on this one day course to explore the abundant pleasures of writing together in a nurturing and creative environment.

    Guided writing exercises will provide the structure for you to embark upon your unique writing adventure. Everything you need to know is already within you; it just needs you to turn the key.

    For more details email dario@qpc.org or visit Unbound's Facebook page.

    This workshop is presented by Unbound, Queens Park's in-house programme of workshops and performances designed to create learning and practical opportunities for students of any level of experience in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    Click for more info....Unbound

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    Sunday 23rd September, 10am-4pm
    with Anita Osborne

    An introduction to English bull rush and traditional weaving techniques.
    Used for centuries English bull rush has been woven into many useful and decorative objects.

    Come and make a container or a mat.

    Bring an apron, scissors and light weight gardening gloves.

    Suitable for beginners

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    Sunday 23rd September, 10am-4pm
    with Pippa North

    A wonderful introduction to wet felt making, a gently paced opportunity to explore and choose from a glorious selection of wools, silks, angelina and yarn.

    Materials included.

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    Sunday 23rd September, 10am-4pm
    with Charlie Butters

    Prepare to take your pottery wheel driving test! Learn the basic principles of throwing clay to make cylinders (the basis of most pots).

    Clay included, plus firing and glazing for one pot.

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    Sunday 23rd September, 10am-4pm
    with Jan Ruddock

    A back to basics course to learn about the principles of colour mixing using only three colours and white acrylic paint.

    The subject matter will be small-scale junk items, for example broken toys, pegs, buttons, paper clips or old costume jewellery etc, which you would assemble as a collaged still life to work from.

    Please bring your own, small junk items (not valuable) that you would be prepared to glue together to work from.

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    Sunday 23rd September, 10am-4pm
    with Julia Phillips

    Block print a cushion panel using a variety of hand carved Indian wooden printing blocks. Learn layering and masking techniques then decorate with stitching and beading

    All materials supplied. Please bring an apron to protect your clothes.
    Opportunity to buy blocks, paints and other supplies.

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    Sunday 23rd September, 10am-4pm
    with Jeremy Turner

    This is a natural cross-over for seasoned woodcarvers, could be a new experience for artists, and will be an easy introduction for people who have never done anything like this before.

    Using MDF and carving tools you will be able to create a printing block to try out different ways of producing a printed image. It could be a simple silhouette, an outline or a half tone design. As the printing inks will be water based the blocks will be sealed with shellac button polish or cellulose varnish before they are inked up.

    After the paper is carefully positioned over the block, it is thoroughly rubbed with a barn, or with the back of a flat wooden kitchen spoon before it is pulled away and hung to dry.

    All materials, including paper and inks, and all tools will be supplied.

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    Sunday 23rd September, 10am-4pm
    with Polli Phippen

    In this day-long 'taster' of mosaics be inspired by beautiful materials, learning technical skills as you go – how to cut, shape and make your work flow. Expect to finish a piece about 15 x 20cm.

    £10 for materials payable to the tutor on the day. Bring an apron and an idea or two!

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    Sunday 23rd September, 10am - 4pm
    with Nicholas Packham

    Visit a practising workshop and learn the basic techniques of blacksmithing to create either a poker, coat hook, bracelet, bowl or trivet.

    Class to take place at Nicholas’ workshop in Milton Keynes. Call 01296 424332 for address.

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    Sunday 23rd September, 10am-4pm
    with Elizabeth Bond

    This is a leather workshop making soft leather purses and wallets.

    Spend an enjoyable day learning different techniques to hand sew leather to make simple, soft leather purses and wallets.

    No previous experience necessary. Patterns will be available to use on the day or could you be tempted to design your own?

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    • QPC

    Three-week course: 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course builds on the beginner's drawing class, advancing the key techniques of shading and perspective, and how to draw through identifying shape, form and texture.

    This workshop is aimed at those who have attended Leila's beginner's drawing class, as well as those looking to improve their drawing skill. Adults (age 13 years +)

    Students should bring a selection of pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil charpener and a ruler.

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Sunday 21st October, 10am-4pm
    with Anita Osborne

    Be enchanted by the beautiful craft of silk painting, making scarves and cards.

    Suitable for beginners

    £10 for materials payable to the tutor on the day.

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    Sunday 21st October, 10am-4pm
    with Helen Neighbour

    A workshop designed as an introduction into the wonderful world of making some beautifully scented soaps.

    Additional materials payable to the tutor on the day.

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    Sunday 21st October, 10am - 4pm
    with Charlie Butters

    Prepare to take your pottery wheel driving test! Learn the basic principles of throwing clay to make cylinders (the basis of most pots).

    Clay included, plus firing and glazing for one pot.

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    Sunday 21st October, 10am-4pm
    with Polli Phippen

    In this day-long 'taster' of mosaics be inspired by beautiful materials, learning technical skills as you go – how to cut, shape and make your work flow. Expect to finish a piece about 15 x 20cm.

    £10 for materials payable to the tutor on the day. Bring an apron and an idea or two!

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    • QPC

    Two-week course: 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 10:00pm - 4:00pm
    with Jennifer McOnie-Smith & Victoria Johns

    First Sunday – Building the collagraph printing plate, using various materials to add texture including grains, fabrics and glue.

    Second Sunday – Creating textured prints on paper using the printing press.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Sunday 21st October, 10am-4pm
    with Elizabeth Bond

    An introduction to leatherwork. Learn how to make a riveted belt, dog collar or guitar strap, including stamping, decorating and finishing leather.

    No previous experience needed - all materials provided.

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    Sunday 21st October, 10am - 4pm
    with Nicholas Packham

    Visit a practising workshop and learn the basic techniques of blacksmithing to create either a poker, coat hook, bracelet, bowl or trivet.

    Class to take place at Nicholas’ workshop in Milton Keynes. Call 01296 424332 for address.

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    Sunday 21st October, 10am-4pm
    with Pippa North

    Create a beautiful, colourful and unique fairy, using a selection of wools and threads. You will also learn some basic needle felting techniques.

    All materials provided.

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    Sunday 21st October, 10am-4pm
    with Jeremy Turner

    Using sycamore, lime, plywood or MDF in suitable thicknesses and just a V tool you can make an exciting patterned image that will also be a functional item.

    If desired extra texture can be added with a range of carving gouges. Once your piece has been carved and trimmed, you can apply watercolour then finish it with a durable acrylic varnish.

    While experienced woodcarvers will enjoy this simple process, absolute beginners will soon get the hand of it and will find it a useful way into further woodcarving.

    All materials and tools will be supplied.

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    Sunday 21st October, 10am-4pm
    with Julia Phillips

    Using the primary colours of the 'hot' and 'cold' palette, dye a variety of fabrics in plastic bags and produce collaged colour wheels.

    All materials supplied. Please bring an apron, rubber gloves and small plastic freezer bags.

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    Sunday 28th October, 10am - 4pm
    with Claire Steele

    The keys to our lives are hidden in our writing. The story reveals the purpose and the proper rhythm of our lives. Join me on this one day course to explore the abundant pleasures of writing together in a nurturing and creative environment.

    Guided writing exercises will provide the structure for you to embark upon your unique writing adventure. Everything you need to know is already within you; it just needs you to turn the key.

    For more details email dario@qpc.org or visit Unbound's Facebook page.

    This workshop is presented by Unbound, Queens Park's in-house programme of workshops and performances designed to create learning and practical opportunities for students of any level of experience in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

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    Click for more info....Unbound

    • QPC

    Three-week course: 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

    Fro ages 16+

    Don't fear Shakespeare!

    This course is designed as a perfect introduction (or refresher) to performing Shakespearean text. We'll look at verse speaking, how to break down a big Bard speech and explore ways of brining something fresh to Shakespeare's most famous speeches and scenes.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    For more details email dario@qpc.org or visit Unbound's Facebook page.

    This workshop is presented by Unbound, Queens Park's in-house programme of workshops and performances designed to create learning and practical opportunities for students of any level of experience in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

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    Click for more info....Unbound

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    Five-week course: 3 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec, 8 Nov, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    with Josephine Whitfield

    Explore different materials and techniques to start a sketch book based on the theme of ‘Nature’. Try out simple book binding, drawing from life, photography and different printing methods.

    Have fun sharing ideas and being creative. You will be introduced to different artists and have a chance to select different styles and processes.

    A sketch book will be available to purchase at the price of £3.00 or bring your own.

    About the Tutor

    Jsephine studied at Camberwell School of Arts and was awarded a 1st Class Honours in Fine Art. In London she worked in galleries and did step by step arts and crafts publications. When she completed my PGCE at Goldsmiths, she returned to Aylesbury and have been teaching art at secondary level for 18 years. She have always been an advocate of the arts and come from a family of artists. She is returning to Queens Park Centre to continue to inspire and share her knowledge.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Sunday 18th November, 10am - 4pm
    with Claire Steele

    The keys to our lives are hidden in our writing. The story reveals the purpose and the proper rhythm of our lives. Join me on this one day course to explore the abundant pleasures of writing together in a nurturing and creative environment.

    Guided writing exercises will provide the structure for you to embark upon your unique writing adventure. Everything you need to know is already within you; it just needs you to turn the key.

    For more details email dario@qpc.org or visit Unbound's Facebook page.

    This workshop is presented by Unbound, Queens Park's in-house programme of workshops and performances designed to create learning and practical opportunities for students of any level of experience in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    Click for more info....Unbound

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    Sunday 25th November, 10am - 4pm
    with Nicholas Packham

    Visit a practising workshop and learn how to make beautiful Christmas gift items from metal.

    Previous experience preferred but not essential.

    Class to take place at Nicholas’ workshop in Milton Keynes. Call 01296 424332 for address.

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    Sunday 2nd December, 10am - 4pm
    with Nicholas Packham

    Visit a practising workshop and learn how to make beautiful Christmas gift items from metal.

    Previous experience preferred but not essential.

    Class to take place at Nicholas’ workshop in Milton Keynes. Call 01296 424332 for address.

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    Sunday 9th December, 10am - 4pm
    with Claire Steele

    The keys to our lives are hidden in our writing. The story reveals the purpose and the proper rhythm of our lives. Join me on this one day course to explore the abundant pleasures of writing together in a nurturing and creative environment.

    Guided writing exercises will provide the structure for you to embark upon your unique writing adventure. Everything you need to know is already within you; it just needs you to turn the key.

    For more details email dario@qpc.org or visit Unbound's Facebook page.

    This workshop is presented by Unbound, Queens Park's in-house programme of workshops and performances designed to create learning and practical opportunities for students of any level of experience in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    Click for more info....Unbound

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    Sunday 13th January, 10am-4pm
    with Julia Phillips

    Start with pattern theory and print a tea towel. Learn other techniques including masking, layering and 'white on white'

    All materials supplied. Please bring an apron.

    There will be an opportunity to buy blocks, paints and other supplies.

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    Sunday 13th January, 10am-4pm
    with Jeremy Turner

    Following a session of drawing in which you project how you want others to see you, or perhaps how you think others see you, in sketches or more considered drawings, you will select whatever you choose as most appropriate for a design to apply to the material you use. This can be sycamore, redwood, lime, plywood or MDF. The tutor will bring in a selection in suitable thicknesses.

    The outline shape can be cut with a coping saw or on the bandsaw. Surface detail and texture can be carved on both sides. Then the piece can be mounted on a supporting base and painted.

    All tools, paint and materials will be supplied.

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    • QPC

    Sunday 13th January, 10am-4pm
    with Nicholas Packham

    Visit a practising workshop and learn the basic techniques of blacksmithing to create either a poker, coat hook, bracelet, bowl or trivet.

    Class to take place at Nicholas’ workshop in Milton Keynes. Call 01296 424332 for address.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    • QPC

    Sunday 13th January, 10am-4pm
    with Polli Phippen

    In this day-long 'taster' of mosaics be inspired by beautiful materials, learning technical skills as you go – how to cut, shape and make your work flow. Expect to finish a piece about 15 x 20cm.

    £10 for materials payable to the tutor on the day. Bring an apron and an idea or two!

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    • QPC

    Sunday 13th January, 10am-4pm
    with Charlie Butters

    Prepare to take your pottery wheel driving test! Learn the basic principles of throwing clay to make cylinders (the basis of most pots).

    Clay included, plus firing and glazing for one pot.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    • QPC

    Sunday 13th January, 10am-4pm
    with Pippa North

    A wonderful introduction to wet felt making, a gently paced opportunity to explore and choose from a glorious selection of wools, silks, angelina and yarn.

    Materials included.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 13th January, 10am-4pm
    with Caroline Kearsey

    This is a chance to start the new year with a new hobby.

    Aimed at the complete adult beginner, you will learn how to design, cut and copper foil, solder and add decorative details to stained glass pieces.

    You will be able to make approx 3 small items for which there will be a small charge to cover materials.

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    Sunday 13th January, 10am-4pm
    with Elizabeth Bond

    This is a leather workshop making soft leather purses and wallets.

    Spend an enjoyable day learning different techniques to hand sew leather to make simple, soft leather purses and wallets.

    No previous experience necessary. Patterns will be available to use on the day or could you be tempted to design your own?

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 13th January, 10am-4pm
    with Josephine Whitfield

    Try a range of printing techniques and finish with a super colour lino print.

    Materials included. Bring your own tools and any colour or interesting papers.

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    Sunday 27th January, 10am-4pm
    with Claire Steele

    The keys to our lives are hidden in our writing. The story reveals the purpose and the proper rhythm of our lives. Join me on this one day course to explore the abundant pleasures of writing together in a nurturing and creative environment.

    Guided writing exercises will provide the structure for you to embark upon your unique writing adventure. Everything you need to know is already within you; it just needs you to turn the key.

    For more details email dario@qpc.org or visit Unbound's Facebook page.

    This workshop is presented by Unbound, Queens Park's in-house programme of workshops and performances designed to create learning and practical opportunities for students of any level of experience in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    • QPC

    Three-week course: 2 Feb, 9 Feb, 16 Feb, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course will introduce you to beginner drawing techniques- looking at equipment, how to show depth through shading and perspective, and how to draw through identifying shape, form and texture.

    This workshop is aimed at beginners to drawing, and art in general, and those looking to improve their drawing skill. Adults (age 13 years +)

    Students should bring a selection of pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil charpener and a ruler.

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 17th February, 10am-4pm
    with Claire Steele

    The keys to our lives are hidden in our writing. The story reveals the purpose and the proper rhythm of our lives. Join me on this one day course to explore the abundant pleasures of writing together in a nurturing and creative environment.

    Guided writing exercises will provide the structure for you to embark upon your unique writing adventure. Everything you need to know is already within you; it just needs you to turn the key.

    For more details email dario@qpc.org or visit Unbound's Facebook page.

    This workshop is presented by Unbound, Queens Park's in-house programme of workshops and performances designed to create learning and practical opportunities for students of any level of experience in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    • QPC

    Three-week course: 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course builds on the beginner's drawing class, advancing the key techniques of shading and perspective, and how to draw through identifying shape, form and texture.

    This workshop is aimed at those who have attended Leila's beginner's drawing class, as well as those looking to improve their drawing skill. Adults (age 13 years +)

    Students should bring a selection of pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil charpener and a ruler.

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions