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

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

    Bring your own equipment, tool and materials you would like to use on the day. For example, your own Lino cutters, some decorative wrapping paper, music sheets or old books that you could print on.

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    Sunday 13th January, 10am-4pm
    with Patrick Hayward

    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 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.

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    Sunday 13th January, 10am-4pm
    with Nicky 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 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?

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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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    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.

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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.

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    Sunday 17th March, 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 - Facebook Page

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    Sunday 24th March, 10am-4pm
    with Amy Morgan

    Learn beautiful calligraphy-style writing using a brush marker.

    You will learn how to make different marks and letters and you will leave with a short quote handwritten by you.

    There is a £5 supplement for materials (which you will get to take home with you) payable to the tutor on the day.

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    Sunday 24th March, 10am-4pm
    with Nicky 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

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    Sunday 24th March, 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 24th March, 10am-4pm
    with Pippa North

    Create a beautiful, colourful and unique fairy, inspired by this tiny and meaningful plant.

    Using softest merino wool and silks, you will also learn some basic needle felting techniques.

    £5 for materials, payable to tutor on the day.

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    Sunday 24th March, 10am-4pm
    with Julia Phillips


    This workshop is suitable for adults of all levels. You will learn how to manipulate your fabric in preparation for dyeing using a variety of techniques such as twisting, folding and pleating, as well as some stitched resists. The tutor shall have an Indigo vat set up if you love the 'blues', as well as a selection of Procion dyes for those of you who wish to use multi-colours.

    Julia shall have some samples for you to have a look at and small pieces of fabric to experiment with. If you would like to dye your own t-shirts, then please do bring them along, but please ensure that they are 100% cotton otherwise the dyes will not take. If you have some previous experience of Shibori resist techniques and indigo dyeing, perhaps you would like to try new fabrics or incorporate it into an existing project.

    Please bring any cellulose-based fabric (muslin, Egyptian cotton, calico, cotton velvet or silk) and t-shirts as mentioned above. An apron and rubber gloves are also required, and, if you wish to try Shibori stitched resists, a basic sewing kit (a needle, strong thread and scissors). Extra fabric, dyes and other necessary materials, as well as clear instruction sheets, will be provided.

    There will be a charge of £5 for additional materials, payable to the tutor on the day.

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    Sunday 24th March, 10am-4pm
    with Helen Neighbour

    Come and create some lovely feminine, spring fragranced soaps, perfect for Mother's Day and Easter gifts.

    Additional materials will be available to purchase on the day.

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    Sunday 24th March, 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?

    £5 for materials payable to the tutor on the day.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 7th April, 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 - Facebook Page

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    Sunday 19th May, 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 - Facebook Page

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    Sunday 9th June, 10am-4pm
    with Elizabeth Bond

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

    No previous experience needed.

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

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    Sunday 9th June, 10am-4pm
    with Jeremy Turner

    Using axe, chopping block, bench vice, shaving horse, drawknives and spokeshaves you can make a variety items useful in the kitchen or chicken run.

    You can make spatulas and stirrers to cook with and scoops to dispense food to your chickens or budgerigar.

    All wood and tools provided.

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    Sunday 9th June, 10am-4pm
    with Helen Neighbour

    Try your hand at making some lovely handmade soaps, inspired by fragrances like Rosemary, Mint, Sicilian Lemon and Jasmine.

    Additional materials purchasable on the day.

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    Sunday 9th June, 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.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 9th June, 10am-4pm
    with Loetitia Gibier

    Interested in learning embroidery? Come and join Loetitia Gibier, award winning embroiderer, for a day of hand stitching.

    A kit will be provided that contains everything you need. Loetitia will walk you through every stitch so you are confident to finish your own hoop art piece.

    Additional cost: £10 for the kit. 3 designs to choose from.

    Beginners to more experienced stitchers.

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    Sunday 9th June, 10am - 4pm
    with Mike Budd

    Using marker pens and coloured tape to produce strong textural images.

    Without using mediums or water, paintings are laid quickly and colours can be changed as desired with the coloured tapes.

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    Sunday 9th June, 10am-4pm
    with Charlie Butters

    Come and enjoy a special workshop and try your hand at Raku Kiln work. Using glazes or feathers & horse hair to create very special decorative finishes.

    PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring pre-bisc fired work with you for this workshop.

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    Sunday 23rd June, 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 - Facebook Page

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    Sunday 14th July, 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 - Facebook Page

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    Two-day course: Sat 27 - Sun 28 June, 10:00am - 4:00pm
    with Pippa North

    Over two days you will learn to wet felt around a resist, choosing from an array of wools and silks.

    Embellish your beauty with beads, pearls or sequins.

    £5 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

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    Two-day course: Sat 27 - Sun 28 June, 10:00am - 4:00pm
    with Elizabeth Bond

    Learn to hand stitch a vibrant simple hand bag or messenger style bag over two days.

    You will prepare your leather and linings, and learn how to saddle stitch the bag.

    Materials: £30 - £35 payable to tutor on the day.

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    Two-day course: Sat 27 - Sun 28 June, 10:00am - 4:00pm
    with Brenda Hurley

    Come and enjoy the experience of painting a summer landscape in acrylic on this two day workshop with tutor Brenda Hurley. Reference provided.

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    Sunday 28th July, 10am - 4pm
    with Patrick Hayward

    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

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    Sunday 28th July, 10am-4pm
    with Nicky 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

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    Sunday 28th July, 10am-4pm
    with Jeremy Turner

    Drawing on folk art traditions we invoke the spirit of fish or bird. With the workshop bandsaw and equipment, we make simple sculptural forms, apply effective texture, add colour or appropriate finish.

    All wood and carving tools provided. Bring a sketchbook and some ideas.

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    Sunday 28th July, 10am-4pm
    with Julia Phillips

    Discover the art of block printing in this fun workshop for all ability levels.

    Learn bout pattern theory including chequerboard, rotation, half drop and masking techniques, as well as layering using light and dark fabric paints.

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    Five-day course: Tue 30 Jul - Fri 2 Aug (+ additional date, TBC), 10:00am - 2:00pm
    with Helen Neighbour

    For ages 15+

    PLEASE NOTE: There will be four days in the studio and a another day to glaze all work produced during the week - this will be arranged with the tutor during the course.

    Come and enjoy the opportunity to create some larger interesting hand build pieces, or develop and practice your throwing skills.

    The course is ideal for novice potters looking to spend quality time learning additional skills. Cake included!

    Wear an apron and bring a packed lunch!

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    Three-day course: Tue 6, Thu 8 & Fri 9 Aug, 10:00am - 12:00pm
    with Charlie Butters

    For ages 15+

    Learn how to create a ceramic teapot with an experienced tutor.

    Please note: this course is only suitable for those with experience throwing a cylinder.

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