• QPC

    Click here for term dates

    Session 1: 10:00am - 12:30pm
    Session 2: 2:00pm - 4:30pm

    The Open Art Studio group is a small group, working each Tuesday in the purpose built art studio at Queens Park Arts Centre between 10am & 4pm, without a tutor. The sessions are tremendous value for money, costing per day what many studios cost per hour to hire.

    This is an opportunity for artists to get together and work on projects of their choosing in a friendly environment.

    The current group members are at all levels of ability, from novices to very experienced artists, working in a range of media, including charcoal, pencil, pastel, watercolours, acrylics and oils.

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

    • QPC

    Click here for term dates

    A brand new pottery session, tutored by Helen Neighbour.

    Students will explore, experiment and develop different finishes and glazes in order to add a particular touch to their pots.

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

    • QPC

    Click here for term dates

    New members are always welcome to join the class. Students will learn a variety of stitches to enable them to work on their own projects.

    Occassionally we have a fun competition (optional).

    The class is informal, with the emphasis on developing skills in a fun, friendly atmosphere.

    Beginners and experienced students alike are welcome. Everyone works to their own pace with input when required.

    The Tutor: Denise joined the class as a beginner, several years ago and quickly became hooked on beading. She has attended workshops to broaden herskills, but like all beaders she is learning all the time.

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

  • Click here for term dates

    1pm - 3.30pm: Ages 23+

    Jigsaw is a theatre company founded by disabled people for disabled people.

    Actors can dance, mime, write, direct and tell jokes as well as act with the company. Other opportunities include creating costumes, scenery, music, lights and sound.

    Jigsaw also runs acting, dance and voice workshops for its actors and others, as well as workshop leader training.

    Jigsaw offers disabled people the chance to work with others, discover and learn more about what they can do and what they might like to do more of.

    Tel: 01296 632 491 for more details.

    Click for more info....www.jigsawtheatre.org.uk

    • QPC

    Click here for term dates

    Bring along your own project and share skills. Anything from chunky church kneelers to fine embroidery. Beginners welcome - materials can be provided.

    For info email Annie Cooper

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

    • QPC

    Click here for term dates

    What is pottery? Making something you can enjoy and/or use out of clay, a natural substance. It is versatile and tactile and an extremely exciting medium.

    All of us are able to be creative, be it with clay, a paint brush, a garden fork, a sewing needle, woodwork tools or cookery equipment. If you’ve never done any pottery before, why not give it a try? If you have and would like to continue to develop your skills, then come along and get involved.

    Queens Park Arts Centre has excellent facilities. A bright room contains three pottery wheels, two good work tables, stools and plenty of tools. The adjoining room is an area used for applying glazes prior to the final firing.

    Pottery sessions at the Centre are mostly tutored, some students having a lot of experience, some having none. This Tuesday afternoon session is tutored by Joyce Hill.

    Classes at Queens Park Arts Centre are different to adult education in that you do not have to sign up for a term. You can try things out for a few weeks without commitment.

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

    • QPC

    Click here for term dates

    Queens Park Arts Centre has excellent facilities - a bright room contains three pottery wheels, two good work tables, stools and plenty of tools. The adjoining room is an area used for applying glazes prior to the final firing.

    Work on your own projects at your own pace.

    For experienced potters only.

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day.

    • QPC

    Click here for term dates

    Always wanted to learn to make a granny square? Perhaps you've seen all the crocheted goodies out there and want to learn to make your own?

    Crochet is making a comeback. No longer something uncool that your gran used to do, crochet is becoming popular again. Whether you are a complete beginner who has never picked up a hook before or someone who has crocheted before and wants to improve their skills, all are welcome!

    Come along and learn to make granny squares, crocheted pots and much more!

    Materials are available to borrow or buy.

    Students above the age of 10 are welcome to join.

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

    • QPC

    Click here for term dates

    Bring in your own materials to work with in this untutored group.

    New members are always welcome to join this friendly and informal group. Existing ‘wood enthusiasts’ share many years experience and a range of talents which are happily shared within the group. Help is always at hand.

    The group includes experienced wood turners who have sold many of their items at craft shows. A retired woodcraft teacher, who specialises in the use of hand tools and traditional techniques, is also part of the group and happy to assist beginners wishing to learn basic woodcraft.

    Items made within the group range from furniture and ornaments, to more practical items for around the home.

    Lee Kindell of Doig Design recently added extra activities to this class alongside tutor Rose Turner, to offer students the chance to explore skills such sharpening tools, cutting a mixture of traditional woodwork joints (lap joints, mortise & tenon, dovetails, etc.) then using these to go on to make a small piece of furniture.

    The class is open to all adults including those with special needs supported by their carers. Younger people (over 12 years) may also be accommodated if accompanied by a responsible adult.

    You will need to provide your own timber and sundries such as screws and glue.

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

    • QPC

    Click here for term dates

    PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will commence on Tuesday 13th September

    Rosemary Masters is an accomplished lace maker and has been teaching lace making in Aylesbury for many years with a long association with Queens Park Arts Centre. Rosemary is skilled at many laces and continues to improve her own skills and knowledge by attending local lace workshops.

    All Queens Park Arts Centre lace classes are informal and very sociable events, very much in keeping with the lace groups of old where lace makers worked together in groups to earn a living. The difference today is that lace making is fun and not a chore!

    The sessions are small, mixed ability groups and students work independently on their own projects. The tutor is on hand for advice and gives individual instruction and assistance as required. Students work at their own pace and, having mastered the basics, can select their own projects, with the guidance of the tutor.

    Although the sessions are very informal (with lots of chatting going on), there is ample opportunity for newcomers to learn and improve their skills in this friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Beginners usually start with Torchon lace and can progress on to finer and more complex laces such as Bucks Point when they have gained confidence and a good knowledge of the basic techniques and stitches.

    There is no formal coursework to follow with no exam or tests to sit. These classes are purely for fun and the satisfaction of learning a very special skill, as well as helping to keep the age-old tradition of lace making alive.

    Some examples of items that can be made in lace are bookmarks, Christmas Tree decorations, edgings for handkerchiefs or table cloths, fans and wedding garters.

    The equipment needed is a lace pillow, bobbins, pins and thread plus a pricking or pattern. Equipment can be loaned by the tutor for those who would like to try their hand at lace making before purchasing their own. For those who do want to buy their own, the tutor is able to give advice on lace suppliers and suitable equipment. From time to time, used equipment is available for students to purchase.

    Lace making is a traditional craft dating back to the 15th century and was introduced to this country by the French. There are many different types of hand-made lace, ranging from the finest of laces such as Bucks and Honiton through to the heavier furnishing laces, such as Bruges. Laces such as Torchon, Bedfordshire, Bucks and Bruges are made on a pillow with bobbins whereas Needlelace is worked with a needle and the method of working is similar to embroidery. The county of Buckinghamshire is well known for its very fine and distinctive Bucks Point Lace.

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

    • QPC
    • QPC

    Every Tuesday, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

    Click here for term dates

    A group for students of any level of experience interested in drama and theatre, led by a variety of experienced tutors. We’ll look at key acting techniques, improvisation, character development and much more.

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

    This workshop is presented by Unbound Theatre, 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.

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

    Click for more info....Unbound

    • QPC

    Click here for term dates

    PLEASE NOTE: This class is currently full and we cannot accept any new students. If you wish to be kept informed of a place becoming available please email carlotta@qpc.org.

    Learn about basic drawing, colour mixing, compostion and tone with guidance from an experienced tutor. There will also be sessions on painting wet on wet, glazing and building skills.

    Students should bring all items on the materials list, all of which can be purchased from the QPAC shop.

    MATERIALS LIST
    • Pencils (HB & 2B)
    • Putty Rubber
    • Watercolour Paper – 140lb or higher (sheets, block or pad)
    • Something to mix on i.e. palette, white plate etc
    • Water pots
    • No. 8 & No. 12 Sable-Sable/Synthetic Brush
    • Paints (preferably tubes):
    - Cadmium Lemon
    - Cadmium Yellow Light
    - Cadmium Red
    - Alizarin Crimson Permanent
    - Ultramarine Blue
    - Cobalt Blue
    - Cerulean Blue
    - Raw Sienna
    - Burnt Sienna
    - Burnt Umber


    About the Tutor
    Andy spent 5 years at art college and since then has spent over 30 yrs studying and practicing art

    • QPC

    Click here for term dates

    All of us are able to be creative, be it with clay, a paint brush, a garden fork, a sewing needle, woodwork tools or cookery equipment. If you’ve never done any pottery before, why not give clay a try? If you have and would like to continue to develop your skills, then come along and get involved.

    Queens Park Arts Centre has excellent facilities. A bright room contains three pottery wheels, two good work tables, stools and plenty of tools. The adjoining room is an area used for applying glazes prior to the final firing.

    Pottery sessions at the Centre are mostly tutored, some students having a lot of experience, some having none. This Tuesday evening session is tutored by Jeanne and Ron Upton.

    Classes at Queens Park Arts Centre are different to adult education in that you do not have to sign up for a term. You can try things out for a few weeks without commitment.

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

    • QPC

    Click here for term dates

    This life drawing group is run by Graham Brant and is suitible for all ability levels. Beginners welcome, and can join throughout the year.

    Work from the model in your chosen media, with guidance from Graham, as necessary. All materials can be purchased from the Centre’s Shop.

    Students can work in any media, but for those starting out Graham recommends that you bring along the following:
    Charcoal, A2 paper, putty rubber


    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

  • Click here for term dates

    For boys and girls aged 8-16

    We believe everyone should have the chance to make music and sing.

    We not only help young people develop musically but SING with A BIG VOICE Youth Choir injects a boost of confidence and breaks down inhibitions and self-consciousness.

    Our Youth Choir enables all children from aged 8 and up to sing together and have fun socially. The classes will develop children’s musical skills; pitch and rhythm, intervals and mental and physical co-ordination. We explore harmonies, rounds and call and response songs. We provide physical and aural voice training by singing a wide variety of age appropriate songs from different eras and genres to produce one big voice: pop, musicals, rock, folk, world music, soul, blues and jazz.

    The classes are also suitable for those who believe they have good voices and who wish to develop their vocal skills even further.

    For more information contact Maria:
    Tel: 07708 040 011
    Email: abigvoice@hotmail.co.uk

  • Click here for term dates

    “If you can speak you can sing!”
    Do you enjoy singing? Fancy learning how to enhance your natural singing voice? Come join our non-judgemental group of friendly ‘local-vocals’ and sing a wide range of songs across the decades and genres i.e Pop, World Music, Rock, Musicals, Gospel, Jazz, Ballads, Country….Your favorite song requests are strongly encouraged.

    You’ll learn basic singing techniques, explore harmonies and try numerous singing development exercises, visit a recording studio, explore microphone technique and much much more…

    ALL Ages and Abilities Welcome

    1. No Audition
    2. No Sight-reading (unless you’d prefer too)
    3. No previous experience necessary. Bring a bottle of water and an open mind!

    About the tutor
    Maria is a professional singer and vocal coach, BA HONS M.R.E.C

    Class Feedback
    Maureen Gillis - IT Specialist in Schools (Chearsley) says:
    “If you, like me, think you can’t sing, well think again, go see Maria Scobey and be prepared to have your socks blown off by your own voice. I never in a million years thought I could reach the notes she’s helped me to reach comfortably and they actually sound good – not cracked, flat, squeaky nor screechy! I am so thrilled and buzzing - my feet haven't touched the ground yet. I feel like a person who has been blindfolded all their life and suddenly the blindfold has been taken off. Maria works some serious magic and I cannot wait for my next session!”

    For more information contact Maria:
    Tel: 07708 040 011
    Email: abigvoice@hotmail.co.uk

    Click for more info....www.abigvoice.co.uk

    • QPC
    • QPC

    Four-week course: 5th - 26th September

    Learn the art of improvisation in this four week course led by experienced actor, writer, director (and improviser!) David Pustansky.

    Part of our Unbound programme of drama and writing, this course is perfect for complete beginners as well as those with experience.

    At the end of the course students will take part in our next 'Improv Comedy Evening' on 1st October.

    Payment Options
    You can pay in advance for the full course at a discounted rate or students are welcome to attend as a series of drop-in pay-as-you-go sessions, costing £7.70 / £6.00 members per week.

    Click for more info....Unbound - Facebook Page