• QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    DRAWING & PAINTING with Amanda Curbishley
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    Explore and develop your creativity as a member of this friendly group. Work from still life or the subject of your choice, in your chosen media (e.g. pencil, charcoal, acrylics, watercolour). We also do occasional projects to encourage exploration of techniques and development of skills by looking at the work of different artists (Picasso, Matisse, Fedden) or through more specific themes such as perspective.

    For all levels including beginners. Bring your own materials. All materials are available to buy from Queens Park Arts Centre’s shop.

    PLEASE NOTE: Students must sign in at Reception before setting up in the Painting Studio.

    About the Tutor
    Amanda Curbishley joined the Queens Park Centre as a member of this group in 2002 and has gone on to exhibit and sell work at local exhibitions. She wants to share the enjoyment she has from painting and encourage others to develop their skills.

    Feedback
    "An enjoyable and friendly class where I can experiment with different styles or media; with helpful guidance when needed."

    "Relaxed friendly group, encouraging tutors. I’ve taken much from the group and feel that I have come on in my painting since I joined."

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    CRAFTS GROUP with Irene Scott
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    For beginners and those with experience. Members of the workshop have different interests and skills which they are happy to pass on.

    It is a friendly, welcoming and supportive group, where we share ideas, laughter, sometimes problems, and “leave the world behind”, while being creative. A great way to meet like-minded people.

    We have a go at a variety of crafts, and over the years have tried silk painting, felt making, papier mache, tie dye, fabric painting, marbling, glass painting, collage, dough craft...the list goes on!

    If you would like to try a particular craft come along and we’ll see if we can help or advise.

    Members of the group can also pursue their own projects - e.g. weaving, crochet, quilting, card making - in a happy, relaxed atmosphere.

    What to wear...Comfortable clothes, not precious! An overall or apron is sometimes needed.

    Materials...Participants buy their own, or the group buys jointly. Some basics available from the Queens Park Arts Centre art shop.

    The Tutor: Irene Scott has been involved in arts & crafts (and Queens Park Arts Centre) for nearly 30 years, and has a broad basic knowledge of many different craft activities, including those mentioned above.

    Class Feedback:
    “Very friendly”
    “Inspiring ideas from other people”
    “When I’m making things I go to another world and forget everything that’s bothering me”
    “Lots of laughter, and of course we produce lots of beautiful and useful items”

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    POTTERY with Jenny Hay
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    The Thursday morning pottery / sculpture class is for all ages and mixed abilities from beginners through to the more experienced potter.

    We are a friendly group concentrating on all forms of hand-building eg. coiling, slabbing, pinching, working from moulds etc. to create objects of your choice which can be either small or large sculptural pieces for the garden.

    A variety of clays, glazes and a limited supply of tools are available at the centre to suit all needs. Tuition will be provided, enabling you to try different methods of building and also advice on firing and glazing.

    So what are you waiting for come along and join us and make new friends while learning a new skill.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    WOODCARVING (Untutored)
    Every Thursday, 10:30am – 12:30pm

    For ages 16+

    An untutored group of improvers and advanced carvers who meet for peer support and encouragement.

    This is an untaught carving club. It’s objective is mutual support among people who have a reasonable basic knowledge of woodcarving.

    Some experience of woodcarving is necessary and own tools required. Materials can be obtained through the group.

    Please wear casual clothes and stout shoes.

    PLEASE NOTE: This untutored session is designed for experienced woodworkers only - please contact info@qpc.org if you have any queries

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    AFTERSCHOOL POTTERY with Pippa North
    Every Thursday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

    For ages 7+

    Come and create with clay! This making session will give students the chance to sculpt their very own work of ceramic art. Your workshop fee also includes bisque firing for the finished work.

    'Bonfire and the Little Flames'
    Make your own clay bonfire on the big night, sculpt your cute little flames and send them off to be fired! Come back and glaze it and bring the flames out every year. Gather a circle of your favourite toys around it and take a photo to send to family and friends. Yay!

    PLEASE NOTE: This session covers making only. If you would like to glaze the finished piece, please book a separate Afterschool Pottery Club Glazing Session once the work has been fired.

    For more information email info@qpc.org

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC
    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    WOODWORK FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS with Phil Francis
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    What Will I Learn?
    These sessions aim to improve your ability in working with wood and fulfilling your ambition in creating a product of your choice under the guidance of the tutor.

    During the sessions you will work on a project of your own choice so that your own level of skill increases and you finish with a completed item. You will be encouraged and instructed in the use of electrical powered hand tools. The room is equipped with a woodturning lathes so there will be an opportunity to learn or to continue some woodturning.

    During the sessions learners will:
    - Select materials and tools appropriate to the chosen task.
    - Show how materials are cut, shaped and formed, to designed tolerances.
    - Use design briefs to guide design thinking.
    - Complete at least 1 project.
    - Practice skills to complete other projects at home.
    - Observe health & safety issues concerning woodworking.

    Is This For Me?
    These sessions are for those with a general interest in woodwork and who have a project in mind. It is suitable for all levels of ability and will be taught on an individual basis.

    During the sessions, the tutor will provide small group demonstrations and individual support to ensure that learners can work at their own level and at their own pace.

    What Do I Need To Bring?
    Please bring a pencil and project idea(s). These will be discussed and, by the end of your first session, a plan will be drawn up including a cutting list and some idea of the cost.

    Learners will need to provide their own materials, which can’t be stored at the centre, and brought to each session. The use of different materials will be discussed relative to their cost eg. bookcase made from MDF will be much cheaper to make than one of solid oak.
    It depends on your choice as to how much you spend.

    How will I know that my skills have improved?
    At the start, you will decide (with help from your tutor) what you want to get out of the course. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress and at the end of the course you will have the chance to reflect on what you have learnt and how your skills have improved.

    PLEASE NOTE: This untutored session is designed for experienced woodworkers only - please contact info@qpc.org if you have any queries

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    POTTERY with Charlie Butters
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    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 four 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.

    Queens Park Arts Centre is 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.

    Pottery classes at the Centre are mostly tutored, some students having a lot of experience, some having none.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY with Susie Upstone
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    This class is suitable for beginners and those students that are more advanced.

    We will be working on various projects, from rings to chain making, texturing metal, up-cycling your own old silver jewellery, we have something for everyone.

    For safety reasons, please ensure you wear enclosed footwear (no sandals/open toe) and tie long hair back. It is advisable that you wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty and/or an apron.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    INTERMEDIATE GUITAR with Michael Hidalgo
    Every Thursday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

    For ages 16+

    A workshop for intermediate level players of acoustic and electric guitar.

    The sessions are split into two halves, one where we are joined by a vocalist and we gain experience in the performance side and the other half where we work through songs to establish arrangements”

    Aimed at those who wish to extend their guitar knowledge & playing ability to progress and experience playing with others at a similar level.

    Students with reasonable chord vocabulary (open & barre chords) and fluidity with chord changes to play complete songs.

    Please email the tutor Michael michael@the-hidalgos.com before attending the course

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    POTTERY with Jenny Hay
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    The Thursday morning pottery / sculpture class is for all ages and mixed abilities from beginners through to the more experienced potter.

    We are a friendly group concentrating on all forms of hand-building eg. coiling, slabbing, pinching, working from moulds etc. to create objects of your choice which can be either small or large sculptural pieces for the garden.

    A variety of clays, glazes and a limited supply of tools are available at the centre to suit all needs. Tuition will be provided, enabling you to try different methods of building and also advice on firing and glazing.

    So what are you waiting for come along and join us and make new friends while learning a new skill.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    CRAFTS GROUP with Irene Scott
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    For beginners and those with experience. Members of the workshop have different interests and skills which they are happy to pass on.

    It is a friendly, welcoming and supportive group, where we share ideas, laughter, sometimes problems, and “leave the world behind”, while being creative. A great way to meet like-minded people.

    We have a go at a variety of crafts, and over the years have tried silk painting, felt making, papier mache, tie dye, fabric painting, marbling, glass painting, collage, dough craft...the list goes on!

    If you would like to try a particular craft come along and we’ll see if we can help or advise.

    Members of the group can also pursue their own projects - e.g. weaving, crochet, quilting, card making - in a happy, relaxed atmosphere.

    What to wear...Comfortable clothes, not precious! An overall or apron is sometimes needed.

    Materials...Participants buy their own, or the group buys jointly. Some basics available from the Queens Park Arts Centre art shop.

    The Tutor: Irene Scott has been involved in arts & crafts (and Queens Park Arts Centre) for nearly 30 years, and has a broad basic knowledge of many different craft activities, including those mentioned above.

    Class Feedback:
    “Very friendly”
    “Inspiring ideas from other people”
    “When I’m making things I go to another world and forget everything that’s bothering me”
    “Lots of laughter, and of course we produce lots of beautiful and useful items”

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    DRAWING & PAINTING with Amanda Curbishley
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    Explore and develop your creativity as a member of this friendly group. Work from still life or the subject of your choice, in your chosen media (e.g. pencil, charcoal, acrylics, watercolour). We also do occasional projects to encourage exploration of techniques and development of skills by looking at the work of different artists (Picasso, Matisse, Fedden) or through more specific themes such as perspective.

    For all levels including beginners. Bring your own materials. All materials are available to buy from Queens Park Arts Centre’s shop.

    PLEASE NOTE: Students must sign in at Reception before setting up in the Painting Studio.

    About the Tutor
    Amanda Curbishley joined the Queens Park Centre as a member of this group in 2002 and has gone on to exhibit and sell work at local exhibitions. She wants to share the enjoyment she has from painting and encourage others to develop their skills.

    Feedback
    "An enjoyable and friendly class where I can experiment with different styles or media; with helpful guidance when needed."

    "Relaxed friendly group, encouraging tutors. I’ve taken much from the group and feel that I have come on in my painting since I joined."

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    WOODCARVING (Untutored)
    Every Thursday, 10:30am – 12:30pm

    For ages 16+

    An untutored group of improvers and advanced carvers who meet for peer support and encouragement.

    This is an untaught carving club. It’s objective is mutual support among people who have a reasonable basic knowledge of woodcarving.

    Some experience of woodcarving is necessary and own tools required. Materials can be obtained through the group.

    Please wear casual clothes and stout shoes.

    PLEASE NOTE: This untutored session is designed for experienced woodworkers only - please contact info@qpc.org if you have any queries

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    AFTERSCHOOL POTTERY with Pippa North
    Every Thursday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

    For ages 7+

    Come and create with clay! This making session will give students the chance to sculpt their very own work of ceramic art. Your workshop fee also includes bisque firing for the finished work.

    This lovely little chapcat was inspired by one of our young makers and a mermaids tail! I had to do it - I hope you will too. A bit tricky, but I challenge you!

    PLEASE NOTE: This session covers making only. If you would like to glaze the finished piece, please book a separate Afterschool Pottery Club Glazing Session once the work has been fired.

    For more information email info@qpc.org

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC
    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    WOODWORK FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS with Phil Francis
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    What Will I Learn?
    These sessions aim to improve your ability in working with wood and fulfilling your ambition in creating a product of your choice under the guidance of the tutor.

    During the sessions you will work on a project of your own choice so that your own level of skill increases and you finish with a completed item. You will be encouraged and instructed in the use of electrical powered hand tools. The room is equipped with a woodturning lathes so there will be an opportunity to learn or to continue some woodturning.

    During the sessions learners will:
    - Select materials and tools appropriate to the chosen task.
    - Show how materials are cut, shaped and formed, to designed tolerances.
    - Use design briefs to guide design thinking.
    - Complete at least 1 project.
    - Practice skills to complete other projects at home.
    - Observe health & safety issues concerning woodworking.

    Is This For Me?
    These sessions are for those with a general interest in woodwork and who have a project in mind. It is suitable for all levels of ability and will be taught on an individual basis.

    During the sessions, the tutor will provide small group demonstrations and individual support to ensure that learners can work at their own level and at their own pace.

    What Do I Need To Bring?
    Please bring a pencil and project idea(s). These will be discussed and, by the end of your first session, a plan will be drawn up including a cutting list and some idea of the cost.

    Learners will need to provide their own materials, which can’t be stored at the centre, and brought to each session. The use of different materials will be discussed relative to their cost eg. bookcase made from MDF will be much cheaper to make than one of solid oak.
    It depends on your choice as to how much you spend.

    How will I know that my skills have improved?
    At the start, you will decide (with help from your tutor) what you want to get out of the course. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress and at the end of the course you will have the chance to reflect on what you have learnt and how your skills have improved.

    PLEASE NOTE: This untutored session is designed for experienced woodworkers only - please contact info@qpc.org if you have any queries

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY with Susie Upstone
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    This class is suitable for beginners and those students that are more advanced.

    We will be working on various projects, from rings to chain making, texturing metal, up-cycling your own old silver jewellery, we have something for everyone.

    For safety reasons, please ensure you wear enclosed footwear (no sandals/open toe) and tie long hair back. It is advisable that you wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty and/or an apron.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    POTTERY with Charlie Butters
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    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 four 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.

    Queens Park Arts Centre is 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.

    Pottery classes at the Centre are mostly tutored, some students having a lot of experience, some having none.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    INTERMEDIATE GUITAR with Michael Hidalgo
    Every Thursday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

    For ages 16+

    A workshop for intermediate level players of acoustic and electric guitar.

    The sessions are split into two halves, one where we are joined by a vocalist and we gain experience in the performance side and the other half where we work through songs to establish arrangements”

    Aimed at those who wish to extend their guitar knowledge & playing ability to progress and experience playing with others at a similar level.

    Students with reasonable chord vocabulary (open & barre chords) and fluidity with chord changes to play complete songs.

    Please email the tutor Michael michael@the-hidalgos.com before attending the course

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    POTTERY with Jenny Hay
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    The Thursday morning pottery / sculpture class is for all ages and mixed abilities from beginners through to the more experienced potter.

    We are a friendly group concentrating on all forms of hand-building eg. coiling, slabbing, pinching, working from moulds etc. to create objects of your choice which can be either small or large sculptural pieces for the garden.

    A variety of clays, glazes and a limited supply of tools are available at the centre to suit all needs. Tuition will be provided, enabling you to try different methods of building and also advice on firing and glazing.

    So what are you waiting for come along and join us and make new friends while learning a new skill.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    DRAWING & PAINTING with Amanda Curbishley
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    Explore and develop your creativity as a member of this friendly group. Work from still life or the subject of your choice, in your chosen media (e.g. pencil, charcoal, acrylics, watercolour). We also do occasional projects to encourage exploration of techniques and development of skills by looking at the work of different artists (Picasso, Matisse, Fedden) or through more specific themes such as perspective.

    For all levels including beginners. Bring your own materials. All materials are available to buy from Queens Park Arts Centre’s shop.

    PLEASE NOTE: Students must sign in at Reception before setting up in the Painting Studio.

    About the Tutor
    Amanda Curbishley joined the Queens Park Centre as a member of this group in 2002 and has gone on to exhibit and sell work at local exhibitions. She wants to share the enjoyment she has from painting and encourage others to develop their skills.

    Feedback
    "An enjoyable and friendly class where I can experiment with different styles or media; with helpful guidance when needed."

    "Relaxed friendly group, encouraging tutors. I’ve taken much from the group and feel that I have come on in my painting since I joined."

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    CRAFTS GROUP with Irene Scott
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    For beginners and those with experience. Members of the workshop have different interests and skills which they are happy to pass on.

    It is a friendly, welcoming and supportive group, where we share ideas, laughter, sometimes problems, and “leave the world behind”, while being creative. A great way to meet like-minded people.

    We have a go at a variety of crafts, and over the years have tried silk painting, felt making, papier mache, tie dye, fabric painting, marbling, glass painting, collage, dough craft...the list goes on!

    If you would like to try a particular craft come along and we’ll see if we can help or advise.

    Members of the group can also pursue their own projects - e.g. weaving, crochet, quilting, card making - in a happy, relaxed atmosphere.

    What to wear...Comfortable clothes, not precious! An overall or apron is sometimes needed.

    Materials...Participants buy their own, or the group buys jointly. Some basics available from the Queens Park Arts Centre art shop.

    The Tutor: Irene Scott has been involved in arts & crafts (and Queens Park Arts Centre) for nearly 30 years, and has a broad basic knowledge of many different craft activities, including those mentioned above.

    Class Feedback:
    “Very friendly”
    “Inspiring ideas from other people”
    “When I’m making things I go to another world and forget everything that’s bothering me”
    “Lots of laughter, and of course we produce lots of beautiful and useful items”

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    WOODCARVING (Untutored)
    Every Thursday, 10:30am – 12:30pm

    For ages 16+

    An untutored group of improvers and advanced carvers who meet for peer support and encouragement.

    This is an untaught carving club. It’s objective is mutual support among people who have a reasonable basic knowledge of woodcarving.

    Some experience of woodcarving is necessary and own tools required. Materials can be obtained through the group.

    Please wear casual clothes and stout shoes.

    PLEASE NOTE: This untutored session is designed for experienced woodworkers only - please contact info@qpc.org if you have any queries

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    AFTERSCHOOL POTTERY with Pippa North
    Every Thursday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

    For ages 7+

    Come and create with clay! This making session will give students the chance to sculpt their very own work of ceramic art. Your workshop fee also includes bisque firing for the finished work.

    I have loved seeing all the birds feasting on the beautiful berries in my garden, I want to hang this little bird in the trees during winter to remind me. Where will you hang yours? We could probably make a couple of little thieves.

    PLEASE NOTE: This session covers making only. If you would like to glaze the finished piece, please book a separate Afterschool Pottery Club Glazing Session once the work has been fired.

    For more information email info@qpc.org

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY with Susie Upstone
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    This class is suitable for beginners and those students that are more advanced.

    We will be working on various projects, from rings to chain making, texturing metal, up-cycling your own old silver jewellery, we have something for everyone.

    For safety reasons, please ensure you wear enclosed footwear (no sandals/open toe) and tie long hair back. It is advisable that you wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty and/or an apron.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    POTTERY with Charlie Butters
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    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 four 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.

    Queens Park Arts Centre is 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.

    Pottery classes at the Centre are mostly tutored, some students having a lot of experience, some having none.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC
    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    WOODWORK FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS with Phil Francis
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    What Will I Learn?
    These sessions aim to improve your ability in working with wood and fulfilling your ambition in creating a product of your choice under the guidance of the tutor.

    During the sessions you will work on a project of your own choice so that your own level of skill increases and you finish with a completed item. You will be encouraged and instructed in the use of electrical powered hand tools. The room is equipped with a woodturning lathes so there will be an opportunity to learn or to continue some woodturning.

    During the sessions learners will:
    - Select materials and tools appropriate to the chosen task.
    - Show how materials are cut, shaped and formed, to designed tolerances.
    - Use design briefs to guide design thinking.
    - Complete at least 1 project.
    - Practice skills to complete other projects at home.
    - Observe health & safety issues concerning woodworking.

    Is This For Me?
    These sessions are for those with a general interest in woodwork and who have a project in mind. It is suitable for all levels of ability and will be taught on an individual basis.

    During the sessions, the tutor will provide small group demonstrations and individual support to ensure that learners can work at their own level and at their own pace.

    What Do I Need To Bring?
    Please bring a pencil and project idea(s). These will be discussed and, by the end of your first session, a plan will be drawn up including a cutting list and some idea of the cost.

    Learners will need to provide their own materials, which can’t be stored at the centre, and brought to each session. The use of different materials will be discussed relative to their cost eg. bookcase made from MDF will be much cheaper to make than one of solid oak.
    It depends on your choice as to how much you spend.

    How will I know that my skills have improved?
    At the start, you will decide (with help from your tutor) what you want to get out of the course. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress and at the end of the course you will have the chance to reflect on what you have learnt and how your skills have improved.

    PLEASE NOTE: This untutored session is designed for experienced woodworkers only - please contact info@qpc.org if you have any queries

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    INTERMEDIATE GUITAR with Michael Hidalgo
    Every Thursday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

    For ages 16+

    A workshop for intermediate level players of acoustic and electric guitar.

    The sessions are split into two halves, one where we are joined by a vocalist and we gain experience in the performance side and the other half where we work through songs to establish arrangements”

    Aimed at those who wish to extend their guitar knowledge & playing ability to progress and experience playing with others at a similar level.

    Students with reasonable chord vocabulary (open & barre chords) and fluidity with chord changes to play complete songs.

    Please email the tutor Michael michael@the-hidalgos.com before attending the course

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    DRAWING & PAINTING with Amanda Curbishley
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    Explore and develop your creativity as a member of this friendly group. Work from still life or the subject of your choice, in your chosen media (e.g. pencil, charcoal, acrylics, watercolour). We also do occasional projects to encourage exploration of techniques and development of skills by looking at the work of different artists (Picasso, Matisse, Fedden) or through more specific themes such as perspective.

    For all levels including beginners. Bring your own materials. All materials are available to buy from Queens Park Arts Centre’s shop.

    PLEASE NOTE: Students must sign in at Reception before setting up in the Painting Studio.

    About the Tutor
    Amanda Curbishley joined the Queens Park Centre as a member of this group in 2002 and has gone on to exhibit and sell work at local exhibitions. She wants to share the enjoyment she has from painting and encourage others to develop their skills.

    Feedback
    "An enjoyable and friendly class where I can experiment with different styles or media; with helpful guidance when needed."

    "Relaxed friendly group, encouraging tutors. I’ve taken much from the group and feel that I have come on in my painting since I joined."

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    POTTERY with Jenny Hay
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    The Thursday morning pottery / sculpture class is for all ages and mixed abilities from beginners through to the more experienced potter.

    We are a friendly group concentrating on all forms of hand-building eg. coiling, slabbing, pinching, working from moulds etc. to create objects of your choice which can be either small or large sculptural pieces for the garden.

    A variety of clays, glazes and a limited supply of tools are available at the centre to suit all needs. Tuition will be provided, enabling you to try different methods of building and also advice on firing and glazing.

    So what are you waiting for come along and join us and make new friends while learning a new skill.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    CRAFTS GROUP with Irene Scott
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    For beginners and those with experience. Members of the workshop have different interests and skills which they are happy to pass on.

    It is a friendly, welcoming and supportive group, where we share ideas, laughter, sometimes problems, and “leave the world behind”, while being creative. A great way to meet like-minded people.

    We have a go at a variety of crafts, and over the years have tried silk painting, felt making, papier mache, tie dye, fabric painting, marbling, glass painting, collage, dough craft...the list goes on!

    If you would like to try a particular craft come along and we’ll see if we can help or advise.

    Members of the group can also pursue their own projects - e.g. weaving, crochet, quilting, card making - in a happy, relaxed atmosphere.

    What to wear...Comfortable clothes, not precious! An overall or apron is sometimes needed.

    Materials...Participants buy their own, or the group buys jointly. Some basics available from the Queens Park Arts Centre art shop.

    The Tutor: Irene Scott has been involved in arts & crafts (and Queens Park Arts Centre) for nearly 30 years, and has a broad basic knowledge of many different craft activities, including those mentioned above.

    Class Feedback:
    “Very friendly”
    “Inspiring ideas from other people”
    “When I’m making things I go to another world and forget everything that’s bothering me”
    “Lots of laughter, and of course we produce lots of beautiful and useful items”

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    WOODCARVING (Untutored)
    Every Thursday, 10:30am – 12:30pm

    For ages 16+

    An untutored group of improvers and advanced carvers who meet for peer support and encouragement.

    This is an untaught carving club. It’s objective is mutual support among people who have a reasonable basic knowledge of woodcarving.

    Some experience of woodcarving is necessary and own tools required. Materials can be obtained through the group.

    Please wear casual clothes and stout shoes.

    PLEASE NOTE: This untutored session is designed for experienced woodworkers only - please contact info@qpc.org if you have any queries

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    AFTERSCHOOL POTTERY with Pippa North
    Every Thursday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

    For ages 7+

    Come and create with clay! This making session will give students the chance to sculpt their very own work of ceramic art. Your workshop fee also includes bisque firing for the finished work.

    Happiness is a Christmas Love Gnome. Spread the love with these adorable little friends - such fun to make (and to receive) Glaze their red spotty mushroom hats and add a message or a sprig of christmas tree. I am hoping we can make a little trio.

    PLEASE NOTE: This session covers making only. If you would like to glaze the finished piece, please book a separate Afterschool Pottery Club Glazing Session once the work has been fired.

    For more information email info@qpc.org

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    POTTERY with Charlie Butters
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    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 four 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.

    Queens Park Arts Centre is 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.

    Pottery classes at the Centre are mostly tutored, some students having a lot of experience, some having none.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY with Susie Upstone
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    This class is suitable for beginners and those students that are more advanced.

    We will be working on various projects, from rings to chain making, texturing metal, up-cycling your own old silver jewellery, we have something for everyone.

    For safety reasons, please ensure you wear enclosed footwear (no sandals/open toe) and tie long hair back. It is advisable that you wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty and/or an apron.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC
    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    WOODWORK FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS with Phil Francis
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    What Will I Learn?
    These sessions aim to improve your ability in working with wood and fulfilling your ambition in creating a product of your choice under the guidance of the tutor.

    During the sessions you will work on a project of your own choice so that your own level of skill increases and you finish with a completed item. You will be encouraged and instructed in the use of electrical powered hand tools. The room is equipped with a woodturning lathes so there will be an opportunity to learn or to continue some woodturning.

    During the sessions learners will:
    - Select materials and tools appropriate to the chosen task.
    - Show how materials are cut, shaped and formed, to designed tolerances.
    - Use design briefs to guide design thinking.
    - Complete at least 1 project.
    - Practice skills to complete other projects at home.
    - Observe health & safety issues concerning woodworking.

    Is This For Me?
    These sessions are for those with a general interest in woodwork and who have a project in mind. It is suitable for all levels of ability and will be taught on an individual basis.

    During the sessions, the tutor will provide small group demonstrations and individual support to ensure that learners can work at their own level and at their own pace.

    What Do I Need To Bring?
    Please bring a pencil and project idea(s). These will be discussed and, by the end of your first session, a plan will be drawn up including a cutting list and some idea of the cost.

    Learners will need to provide their own materials, which can’t be stored at the centre, and brought to each session. The use of different materials will be discussed relative to their cost eg. bookcase made from MDF will be much cheaper to make than one of solid oak.
    It depends on your choice as to how much you spend.

    How will I know that my skills have improved?
    At the start, you will decide (with help from your tutor) what you want to get out of the course. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress and at the end of the course you will have the chance to reflect on what you have learnt and how your skills have improved.

    PLEASE NOTE: This untutored session is designed for experienced woodworkers only - please contact info@qpc.org if you have any queries

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    INTERMEDIATE GUITAR with Michael Hidalgo
    Every Thursday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

    For ages 16+

    A workshop for intermediate level players of acoustic and electric guitar.

    The sessions are split into two halves, one where we are joined by a vocalist and we gain experience in the performance side and the other half where we work through songs to establish arrangements”

    Aimed at those who wish to extend their guitar knowledge & playing ability to progress and experience playing with others at a similar level.

    Students with reasonable chord vocabulary (open & barre chords) and fluidity with chord changes to play complete songs.

    Please email the tutor Michael michael@the-hidalgos.com before attending the course

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    CRAFTS GROUP with Irene Scott
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    For beginners and those with experience. Members of the workshop have different interests and skills which they are happy to pass on.

    It is a friendly, welcoming and supportive group, where we share ideas, laughter, sometimes problems, and “leave the world behind”, while being creative. A great way to meet like-minded people.

    We have a go at a variety of crafts, and over the years have tried silk painting, felt making, papier mache, tie dye, fabric painting, marbling, glass painting, collage, dough craft...the list goes on!

    If you would like to try a particular craft come along and we’ll see if we can help or advise.

    Members of the group can also pursue their own projects - e.g. weaving, crochet, quilting, card making - in a happy, relaxed atmosphere.

    What to wear...Comfortable clothes, not precious! An overall or apron is sometimes needed.

    Materials...Participants buy their own, or the group buys jointly. Some basics available from the Queens Park Arts Centre art shop.

    The Tutor: Irene Scott has been involved in arts & crafts (and Queens Park Arts Centre) for nearly 30 years, and has a broad basic knowledge of many different craft activities, including those mentioned above.

    Class Feedback:
    “Very friendly”
    “Inspiring ideas from other people”
    “When I’m making things I go to another world and forget everything that’s bothering me”
    “Lots of laughter, and of course we produce lots of beautiful and useful items”

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    POTTERY with Jenny Hay
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    The Thursday morning pottery / sculpture class is for all ages and mixed abilities from beginners through to the more experienced potter.

    We are a friendly group concentrating on all forms of hand-building eg. coiling, slabbing, pinching, working from moulds etc. to create objects of your choice which can be either small or large sculptural pieces for the garden.

    A variety of clays, glazes and a limited supply of tools are available at the centre to suit all needs. Tuition will be provided, enabling you to try different methods of building and also advice on firing and glazing.

    So what are you waiting for come along and join us and make new friends while learning a new skill.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    DRAWING & PAINTING with Amanda Curbishley
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    Explore and develop your creativity as a member of this friendly group. Work from still life or the subject of your choice, in your chosen media (e.g. pencil, charcoal, acrylics, watercolour). We also do occasional projects to encourage exploration of techniques and development of skills by looking at the work of different artists (Picasso, Matisse, Fedden) or through more specific themes such as perspective.

    For all levels including beginners. Bring your own materials. All materials are available to buy from Queens Park Arts Centre’s shop.

    PLEASE NOTE: Students must sign in at Reception before setting up in the Painting Studio.

    About the Tutor
    Amanda Curbishley joined the Queens Park Centre as a member of this group in 2002 and has gone on to exhibit and sell work at local exhibitions. She wants to share the enjoyment she has from painting and encourage others to develop their skills.

    Feedback
    "An enjoyable and friendly class where I can experiment with different styles or media; with helpful guidance when needed."

    "Relaxed friendly group, encouraging tutors. I’ve taken much from the group and feel that I have come on in my painting since I joined."

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    WOODCARVING (Untutored)
    Every Thursday, 10:30am – 12:30pm

    For ages 16+

    An untutored group of improvers and advanced carvers who meet for peer support and encouragement.

    This is an untaught carving club. It’s objective is mutual support among people who have a reasonable basic knowledge of woodcarving.

    Some experience of woodcarving is necessary and own tools required. Materials can be obtained through the group.

    Please wear casual clothes and stout shoes.

    PLEASE NOTE: This untutored session is designed for experienced woodworkers only - please contact info@qpc.org if you have any queries

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    AFTERSCHOOL POTTERY CLUB with Pippa North
    Thursday, 4:30pm – 5:00pm

    For ages 7+

    These short glazing sessions are a perfect opportunity to add colourful glazes to your bisque-fired work.

    PLEASE NOTE: This session covers glazing only. As time is limited we ask students to bring no more than one finished piece per session.

    For more information email info@qpc.org

    Afterschool Pottery Club runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    AFTERSCHOOL POTTERY CLUB with Pippa North
    Thursday, 5:15pm – 5:45pm

    For ages 7+

    These short glazing sessions are a perfect opportunity to add colourful glazes to your bisque-fired work.

    PLEASE NOTE: This session covers glazing only. As time is limited we ask students to bring no more than one finished piece per session.

    For more information email info@qpc.org

    Afterschool Pottery Club runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC
    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    WOODWORK FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS with Phil Francis
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    What Will I Learn?
    These sessions aim to improve your ability in working with wood and fulfilling your ambition in creating a product of your choice under the guidance of the tutor.

    During the sessions you will work on a project of your own choice so that your own level of skill increases and you finish with a completed item. You will be encouraged and instructed in the use of electrical powered hand tools. The room is equipped with a woodturning lathes so there will be an opportunity to learn or to continue some woodturning.

    During the sessions learners will:
    - Select materials and tools appropriate to the chosen task.
    - Show how materials are cut, shaped and formed, to designed tolerances.
    - Use design briefs to guide design thinking.
    - Complete at least 1 project.
    - Practice skills to complete other projects at home.
    - Observe health & safety issues concerning woodworking.

    Is This For Me?
    These sessions are for those with a general interest in woodwork and who have a project in mind. It is suitable for all levels of ability and will be taught on an individual basis.

    During the sessions, the tutor will provide small group demonstrations and individual support to ensure that learners can work at their own level and at their own pace.

    What Do I Need To Bring?
    Please bring a pencil and project idea(s). These will be discussed and, by the end of your first session, a plan will be drawn up including a cutting list and some idea of the cost.

    Learners will need to provide their own materials, which can’t be stored at the centre, and brought to each session. The use of different materials will be discussed relative to their cost eg. bookcase made from MDF will be much cheaper to make than one of solid oak.
    It depends on your choice as to how much you spend.

    How will I know that my skills have improved?
    At the start, you will decide (with help from your tutor) what you want to get out of the course. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress and at the end of the course you will have the chance to reflect on what you have learnt and how your skills have improved.

    PLEASE NOTE: This untutored session is designed for experienced woodworkers only - please contact info@qpc.org if you have any queries

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY with Susie Upstone
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    This class is suitable for beginners and those students that are more advanced.

    We will be working on various projects, from rings to chain making, texturing metal, up-cycling your own old silver jewellery, we have something for everyone.

    For safety reasons, please ensure you wear enclosed footwear (no sandals/open toe) and tie long hair back. It is advisable that you wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty and/or an apron.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    POTTERY with Charlie Butters
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    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 four 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.

    Queens Park Arts Centre is 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.

    Pottery classes at the Centre are mostly tutored, some students having a lot of experience, some having none.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    INTERMEDIATE GUITAR with Michael Hidalgo
    Every Thursday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

    For ages 16+

    A workshop for intermediate level players of acoustic and electric guitar.

    The sessions are split into two halves, one where we are joined by a vocalist and we gain experience in the performance side and the other half where we work through songs to establish arrangements”

    Aimed at those who wish to extend their guitar knowledge & playing ability to progress and experience playing with others at a similar level.

    Students with reasonable chord vocabulary (open & barre chords) and fluidity with chord changes to play complete songs.

    Please email the tutor Michael michael@the-hidalgos.com before attending the course

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    DRAWING & PAINTING with Amanda Curbishley
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    Explore and develop your creativity as a member of this friendly group. Work from still life or the subject of your choice, in your chosen media (e.g. pencil, charcoal, acrylics, watercolour). We also do occasional projects to encourage exploration of techniques and development of skills by looking at the work of different artists (Picasso, Matisse, Fedden) or through more specific themes such as perspective.

    For all levels including beginners. Bring your own materials. All materials are available to buy from Queens Park Arts Centre’s shop.

    PLEASE NOTE: Students must sign in at Reception before setting up in the Painting Studio.

    About the Tutor
    Amanda Curbishley joined the Queens Park Centre as a member of this group in 2002 and has gone on to exhibit and sell work at local exhibitions. She wants to share the enjoyment she has from painting and encourage others to develop their skills.

    Feedback
    "An enjoyable and friendly class where I can experiment with different styles or media; with helpful guidance when needed."

    "Relaxed friendly group, encouraging tutors. I’ve taken much from the group and feel that I have come on in my painting since I joined."

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    POTTERY with Jenny Hay
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    The Thursday morning pottery / sculpture class is for all ages and mixed abilities from beginners through to the more experienced potter.

    We are a friendly group concentrating on all forms of hand-building eg. coiling, slabbing, pinching, working from moulds etc. to create objects of your choice which can be either small or large sculptural pieces for the garden.

    A variety of clays, glazes and a limited supply of tools are available at the centre to suit all needs. Tuition will be provided, enabling you to try different methods of building and also advice on firing and glazing.

    So what are you waiting for come along and join us and make new friends while learning a new skill.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    CRAFTS GROUP with Irene Scott
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    For beginners and those with experience. Members of the workshop have different interests and skills which they are happy to pass on.

    It is a friendly, welcoming and supportive group, where we share ideas, laughter, sometimes problems, and “leave the world behind”, while being creative. A great way to meet like-minded people.

    We have a go at a variety of crafts, and over the years have tried silk painting, felt making, papier mache, tie dye, fabric painting, marbling, glass painting, collage, dough craft...the list goes on!

    If you would like to try a particular craft come along and we’ll see if we can help or advise.

    Members of the group can also pursue their own projects - e.g. weaving, crochet, quilting, card making - in a happy, relaxed atmosphere.

    What to wear...Comfortable clothes, not precious! An overall or apron is sometimes needed.

    Materials...Participants buy their own, or the group buys jointly. Some basics available from the Queens Park Arts Centre art shop.

    The Tutor: Irene Scott has been involved in arts & crafts (and Queens Park Arts Centre) for nearly 30 years, and has a broad basic knowledge of many different craft activities, including those mentioned above.

    Class Feedback:
    “Very friendly”
    “Inspiring ideas from other people”
    “When I’m making things I go to another world and forget everything that’s bothering me”
    “Lots of laughter, and of course we produce lots of beautiful and useful items”

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    WOODCARVING (Untutored)
    Every Thursday, 10:30am – 12:30pm

    For ages 16+

    An untutored group of improvers and advanced carvers who meet for peer support and encouragement.

    This is an untaught carving club. It’s objective is mutual support among people who have a reasonable basic knowledge of woodcarving.

    Some experience of woodcarving is necessary and own tools required. Materials can be obtained through the group.

    Please wear casual clothes and stout shoes.

    PLEASE NOTE: This untutored session is designed for experienced woodworkers only - please contact info@qpc.org if you have any queries

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    AFTERSCHOOL POTTERY CLUB with Pippa North
    Thursday, 4:30pm – 5:00pm

    For ages 7+

    These short glazing sessions are a perfect opportunity to add colourful glazes to your bisque-fired work.

    PLEASE NOTE: This session covers glazing only. As time is limited we ask students to bring no more than one finished piece per session.

    For more information email info@qpc.org

    Afterschool Pottery Club runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    AFTERSCHOOL POTTERY CLUB with Pippa North
    Thursday, 5:15pm – 5:45pm

    For ages 7+

    These short glazing sessions are a perfect opportunity to add colourful glazes to your bisque-fired work.

    PLEASE NOTE: This session covers glazing only. As time is limited we ask students to bring no more than one finished piece per session.

    For more information email info@qpc.org

    Afterschool Pottery Club runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY with Susie Upstone
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    This class is suitable for beginners and those students that are more advanced.

    We will be working on various projects, from rings to chain making, texturing metal, up-cycling your own old silver jewellery, we have something for everyone.

    For safety reasons, please ensure you wear enclosed footwear (no sandals/open toe) and tie long hair back. It is advisable that you wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty and/or an apron.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    POTTERY with Charlie Butters
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    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 four 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.

    Queens Park Arts Centre is 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.

    Pottery classes at the Centre are mostly tutored, some students having a lot of experience, some having none.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC
    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    WOODWORK FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS with Phil Francis
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    What Will I Learn?
    These sessions aim to improve your ability in working with wood and fulfilling your ambition in creating a product of your choice under the guidance of the tutor.

    During the sessions you will work on a project of your own choice so that your own level of skill increases and you finish with a completed item. You will be encouraged and instructed in the use of electrical powered hand tools. The room is equipped with a woodturning lathes so there will be an opportunity to learn or to continue some woodturning.

    During the sessions learners will:
    - Select materials and tools appropriate to the chosen task.
    - Show how materials are cut, shaped and formed, to designed tolerances.
    - Use design briefs to guide design thinking.
    - Complete at least 1 project.
    - Practice skills to complete other projects at home.
    - Observe health & safety issues concerning woodworking.

    Is This For Me?
    These sessions are for those with a general interest in woodwork and who have a project in mind. It is suitable for all levels of ability and will be taught on an individual basis.

    During the sessions, the tutor will provide small group demonstrations and individual support to ensure that learners can work at their own level and at their own pace.

    What Do I Need To Bring?
    Please bring a pencil and project idea(s). These will be discussed and, by the end of your first session, a plan will be drawn up including a cutting list and some idea of the cost.

    Learners will need to provide their own materials, which can’t be stored at the centre, and brought to each session. The use of different materials will be discussed relative to their cost eg. bookcase made from MDF will be much cheaper to make than one of solid oak.
    It depends on your choice as to how much you spend.

    How will I know that my skills have improved?
    At the start, you will decide (with help from your tutor) what you want to get out of the course. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress and at the end of the course you will have the chance to reflect on what you have learnt and how your skills have improved.

    PLEASE NOTE: This untutored session is designed for experienced woodworkers only - please contact info@qpc.org if you have any queries

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    INTERMEDIATE GUITAR with Michael Hidalgo
    Every Thursday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

    For ages 16+

    A workshop for intermediate level players of acoustic and electric guitar.

    The sessions are split into two halves, one where we are joined by a vocalist and we gain experience in the performance side and the other half where we work through songs to establish arrangements”

    Aimed at those who wish to extend their guitar knowledge & playing ability to progress and experience playing with others at a similar level.

    Students with reasonable chord vocabulary (open & barre chords) and fluidity with chord changes to play complete songs.

    Please email the tutor Michael michael@the-hidalgos.com before attending the course

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    DRAWING & PAINTING with Amanda Curbishley
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    Explore and develop your creativity as a member of this friendly group. Work from still life or the subject of your choice, in your chosen media (e.g. pencil, charcoal, acrylics, watercolour). We also do occasional projects to encourage exploration of techniques and development of skills by looking at the work of different artists (Picasso, Matisse, Fedden) or through more specific themes such as perspective.

    For all levels including beginners. Bring your own materials. All materials are available to buy from Queens Park Arts Centre’s shop.

    PLEASE NOTE: Students must sign in at Reception before setting up in the Painting Studio.

    About the Tutor
    Amanda Curbishley joined the Queens Park Centre as a member of this group in 2002 and has gone on to exhibit and sell work at local exhibitions. She wants to share the enjoyment she has from painting and encourage others to develop their skills.

    Feedback
    "An enjoyable and friendly class where I can experiment with different styles or media; with helpful guidance when needed."

    "Relaxed friendly group, encouraging tutors. I’ve taken much from the group and feel that I have come on in my painting since I joined."

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    POTTERY with Jenny Hay
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    The Thursday morning pottery / sculpture class is for all ages and mixed abilities from beginners through to the more experienced potter.

    We are a friendly group concentrating on all forms of hand-building eg. coiling, slabbing, pinching, working from moulds etc. to create objects of your choice which can be either small or large sculptural pieces for the garden.

    A variety of clays, glazes and a limited supply of tools are available at the centre to suit all needs. Tuition will be provided, enabling you to try different methods of building and also advice on firing and glazing.

    So what are you waiting for come along and join us and make new friends while learning a new skill.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    CRAFTS GROUP with Irene Scott
    Every Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    For ages 16+

    For beginners and those with experience. Members of the workshop have different interests and skills which they are happy to pass on.

    It is a friendly, welcoming and supportive group, where we share ideas, laughter, sometimes problems, and “leave the world behind”, while being creative. A great way to meet like-minded people.

    We have a go at a variety of crafts, and over the years have tried silk painting, felt making, papier mache, tie dye, fabric painting, marbling, glass painting, collage, dough craft...the list goes on!

    If you would like to try a particular craft come along and we’ll see if we can help or advise.

    Members of the group can also pursue their own projects - e.g. weaving, crochet, quilting, card making - in a happy, relaxed atmosphere.

    What to wear...Comfortable clothes, not precious! An overall or apron is sometimes needed.

    Materials...Participants buy their own, or the group buys jointly. Some basics available from the Queens Park Arts Centre art shop.

    The Tutor: Irene Scott has been involved in arts & crafts (and Queens Park Arts Centre) for nearly 30 years, and has a broad basic knowledge of many different craft activities, including those mentioned above.

    Class Feedback:
    “Very friendly”
    “Inspiring ideas from other people”
    “When I’m making things I go to another world and forget everything that’s bothering me”
    “Lots of laughter, and of course we produce lots of beautiful and useful items”

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    WOODCARVING (Untutored)
    Every Thursday, 10:30am – 12:30pm

    For ages 16+

    An untutored group of improvers and advanced carvers who meet for peer support and encouragement.

    This is an untaught carving club. It’s objective is mutual support among people who have a reasonable basic knowledge of woodcarving.

    Some experience of woodcarving is necessary and own tools required. Materials can be obtained through the group.

    Please wear casual clothes and stout shoes.

    PLEASE NOTE: This untutored session is designed for experienced woodworkers only - please contact info@qpc.org if you have any queries

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    AFTERSCHOOL POTTERY CLUB with Pippa North
    Thursday, 4:30pm – 5:00pm

    For ages 7+

    These short glazing sessions are a perfect opportunity to add colourful glazes to your bisque-fired work.

    PLEASE NOTE: This session covers glazing only. As time is limited we ask students to bring no more than one finished piece per session.

    For more information email info@qpc.org

    Afterschool Pottery Club runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    AFTERSCHOOL POTTERY CLUB with Pippa North
    Thursday, 5:15pm – 5:45pm

    For ages 7+

    These short glazing sessions are a perfect opportunity to add colourful glazes to your bisque-fired work.

    PLEASE NOTE: This session covers glazing only. As time is limited we ask students to bring no more than one finished piece per session.

    For more information email info@qpc.org

    Afterschool Pottery Club runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY with Susie Upstone
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    This class is suitable for beginners and those students that are more advanced.

    We will be working on various projects, from rings to chain making, texturing metal, up-cycling your own old silver jewellery, we have something for everyone.

    For safety reasons, please ensure you wear enclosed footwear (no sandals/open toe) and tie long hair back. It is advisable that you wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty and/or an apron.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    POTTERY with Charlie Butters
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    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 four 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.

    Queens Park Arts Centre is 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.

    Pottery classes at the Centre are mostly tutored, some students having a lot of experience, some having none.

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC
    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    WOODWORK FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS with Phil Francis
    Every Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    For ages 16+

    What Will I Learn?
    These sessions aim to improve your ability in working with wood and fulfilling your ambition in creating a product of your choice under the guidance of the tutor.

    During the sessions you will work on a project of your own choice so that your own level of skill increases and you finish with a completed item. You will be encouraged and instructed in the use of electrical powered hand tools. The room is equipped with a woodturning lathes so there will be an opportunity to learn or to continue some woodturning.

    During the sessions learners will:
    - Select materials and tools appropriate to the chosen task.
    - Show how materials are cut, shaped and formed, to designed tolerances.
    - Use design briefs to guide design thinking.
    - Complete at least 1 project.
    - Practice skills to complete other projects at home.
    - Observe health & safety issues concerning woodworking.

    Is This For Me?
    These sessions are for those with a general interest in woodwork and who have a project in mind. It is suitable for all levels of ability and will be taught on an individual basis.

    During the sessions, the tutor will provide small group demonstrations and individual support to ensure that learners can work at their own level and at their own pace.

    What Do I Need To Bring?
    Please bring a pencil and project idea(s). These will be discussed and, by the end of your first session, a plan will be drawn up including a cutting list and some idea of the cost.

    Learners will need to provide their own materials, which can’t be stored at the centre, and brought to each session. The use of different materials will be discussed relative to their cost eg. bookcase made from MDF will be much cheaper to make than one of solid oak.
    It depends on your choice as to how much you spend.

    How will I know that my skills have improved?
    At the start, you will decide (with help from your tutor) what you want to get out of the course. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress and at the end of the course you will have the chance to reflect on what you have learnt and how your skills have improved.

    PLEASE NOTE: This untutored session is designed for experienced woodworkers only - please contact info@qpc.org if you have any queries

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    INTERMEDIATE GUITAR with Michael Hidalgo
    Every Thursday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

    For ages 16+

    A workshop for intermediate level players of acoustic and electric guitar.

    The sessions are split into two halves, one where we are joined by a vocalist and we gain experience in the performance side and the other half where we work through songs to establish arrangements”

    Aimed at those who wish to extend their guitar knowledge & playing ability to progress and experience playing with others at a similar level.

    Students with reasonable chord vocabulary (open & barre chords) and fluidity with chord changes to play complete songs.

    Please email the tutor Michael michael@the-hidalgos.com before attending the course

    This session runs every week during term time. Click here for term dates.

    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Following changes to our programme in light of COVID-19 guidance, this class must now be booked in advance. Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    All attendees must take out membership with the Centre in order to attend a workshop. Please click here to add membership to your booking.

    Three-week course: 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    Part 2 of the Beginners Watercolours course - please be sure to have attended Part 1 of the course before booking onto this one.

    In this class, students will paint various new subjects using the beautiful medium of watercolour.

    For an additional charge of £28 you can purchase a materials bundle, which can be collected from QPAC ahead of the course. The bundle includes:

    - Watercolour paint set (including two brushes)
    - White gouache
    - Watercolour A4 pad
    - Masking fluid

    Click here for details of our Click & Collect service.

    In addition, students will need to provide:
    - Water pot
    - Masking tape
    - Paper towels
    - Mixing palette (a plate is sufficient)
    - Small painting sponge
    - Pencil
    - Rubber
    - Ruler

    What to bring if you don’t have the materials bundle:
    - Selection of watercolour paints (either pans or tubes)
    - White gouache paint (small tube)
    - Selection of brushes (such as DalerRowney size 10 and 2 round, and at least one flat brush 1/2 inch - 1 inch)
    - A4 Watercolour paper pad (minimum 250 gsm cold pressed/NOT paper)
    - Water pot (old tall plastic tubs work well for this such as soup tubs!)
    - Masking tape
    - Masking fluid (ideally frisk masking fineliner/ needle tip)
    - Paper towels
    - Mixing palette
    - Small painting sponge
    - Pencil
    - Rubber
    - Ruler
    - Fine tip waterproof black drawing pen

    If you have any further questions please email Leila on: Leila_Ward@msn.com

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions