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    Three-week course:3, 10, 17 June, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    Learn the basic techniques of painting with acrylics.
    This course will give you an introduction to acrylic painting. It is suitable for beginners, those returning to acrylics, or those wanting to try out different techniques with acrylic paint.
    You will be taught, step- by- step, techniques such as colour mixing, washes, and impasto through painting a range of subjects.

    What to bring
    - A selection of acrylic paints
    - Selection of brushes – rounds (small and larger), and flat brushes
    - Palette knife
    - A3 or A4 acrylic paper (such as Daler Rowney Mixed media 250g/m paper)
    - Water pot (old tall plastic tubs work well for this such as soup tubs!)
    - Masking tape
    - Mixing palette – old polystyrene circles from frozen pizza packaging work well!
    - Paper towels
    - Pencil
    - Rubber
    - Ruler
    - Apron or wear old clothing (if you think you need to)

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

    About the Tutor

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    One-day watercolour workshop with Leila Ward
    10:30am-12:45pm


    Create your very own night sky using watercolour paints - ideal for beginners.

    What to bring
    - Selection of watercolour paints (either pans or tubes)
    - White gouache paint (small tube)
    - Selection of brushes (such as Daler Rowney size 8 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 (Molotow masking fluid pen ideally, or needle tip alternatively),
    - Paper towels
    - Mixing palette
    - Pencil
    - Rubber
    - Ruler

    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

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    Three-week course: 5, 12, 19 June, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course will give you an introduction to watercolours. It is suitable for beginners, those returning to using watercolours, or those wanting to try out different techniques. You will learn some of the basic techniques such as blending, washes, and wet on wet to paint a range of subjects.

    What to bring
    - Selection of watercolour paints (either pans or tubes)
    - Selection of brushes (such as Daler Rowney size 8 and 2 round, and at least one flat brush 1/2 inch - 1 inch, and a fan brush)
    - Watercolour paper
    - Water pot (old tall plastic tubs work well for this such as soup tubs!)
    - Masking tape
    - Masking fluid (needle tip or bring a brush to use with this),
    - Paper towels
    - Mixing palette
    - Small painting sponge
    - Pencil
    - Rubber
    - Ruler

    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

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

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

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

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

    About the Tutor

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 6, 13, 20 June, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Jeremy Turner

    Learn the basics of carving wood, including the design and creation process, how to choose the type of wood and how to look after your carving tools!

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 6, 13, 20 Jun, 2:00pm-4:00pm
    with Helen Neighbour

    Learn about the techniques of decorating and adding texture to hand-built pieces of ceramic, with guidance from an experienced tutor.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    One-day watercolour workshop with Leila Ward
    10:30am-12:45pm


    Paint a summer plant such as a cactus or Monstera or cheese plant leaves in watercolours, suitable for beginners to watercolour.

    What to bring
    - Selection of watercolour paints (either pans or tubes)
    - White gouache paint (small tube)
    - Selection of brushes (such as Daler Rowney size 8 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 (Molotow masking fluid pen ideally, or needle tip alternatively),
    - Paper towels
    - Mixing palette
    - Pencil
    - Rubber
    - Ruler

    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

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    Sunday 14th June, 10am-4pm
    with Josephine Whitfield


    This workshop is ideal for beginners – enjoy a lino workshop on the theme of fresh and packaged food.

    Draw from life and create a design in colour. Learn how to add text to the printing plate as it prints backwards.

    All materials and tools provided.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 14th June, 10am-4pm
    with Nicky Packham


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

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    Sunday 14th June, 10am-4pm
    with Pippa North


    Using a mixture of techniques, including wet felting a flower hat, create a beautiful little wooden fairy.

    Please bring special materials, embellishments and a sewing kit if you have one.

    £5 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 14th June, 10am-4pm
    with Helen Neighbour & Jane Dow


    This Raku session is slightly different from others that we have run at QPAC. We will be using items like horse hair, feathers, sugar and other flammable items, to create a decorative effect.

    To get the best effect for your items, please pick up a handout about how to prepare your pots in advance as there is some additional preparation that will really help give a polished finish to your work. This will be available from Queens Park - email info@qpc.org for details.

    Bring 4-6 bisque-fired pieces with you to use on the day

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Sunday 14th June, 10am-4pm
    with Charlie Butters


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

    Clay included, plus firing and glazing for one pot.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Sunday 14th June, 10am-4pm
    with Korry's Little Shop


    Learn this dazzling embroidery technique with a simple but effective design.

    Loetitia Gibier will take you through all the steps to stitch this pink camellia. It is the perfect piece to dip your toe into the water of one of the most advanced embroidery technique.

    £10 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Sunday 14th June, 10am-4pm
    with Jeremy Turner


    Glue down a string design onto a firm board substrate, apply wrinkled aluminium foil over it, rubbing it in carefully over the string, then paint in the spaces with glass paints.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Three-week course: 27 Jun, 2 Jul, 11 Jul, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    with Charlie Butters

    An opportunity to work with an experienced tutor to learn the key principles of throwing cylinders at the potters’ wheel.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Presented by Unbound Theatre.

    Sunday 28th June, 10am-4pm
    Tutor: Claire Steele

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

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course.

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

    Feedback for our Creative Writing classes:
    "Inspiring, challenging and lots of fun"
    "A magical creative alchemy"
    "Really interesting and a totally new way of being creative."


    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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

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    Special Walking Workshop
    10:30am-12:45pm


    These creative walking workshops aim to engage the local community in a range of artistic pursuits.

    Linking nature with creativity, these walks are led by experienced tutors and allow students to record their experiences through either watercolour sketches or digital photography.

    Info: carlotta@qpc.org

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 8, 15, 22 July - 10:30am-12:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    What the course is about:
    This course will give you the opportunity to learn more and practice drawing perspective, texture, and light and shade. It will help you to refine your skill and style.
    This is suitable for those with a little drawing experience, particularly those who have completed my 3 week Beginner’s drawing- Part one course. Full tuition and demonstrations will be given.


    What students should bring along:
    Selection of drawing pencils: H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
    A4 Sketch pad
    Rubber
    Putty rubber
    Pencil sharpener
    Ruler


    About the Tutor

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 9, 16, 23 July, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    What the course is about:
    This course will give you the opportunity to learn more and practice drawing perspective, texture, and light and shade. It will help you to refine your skill and style.
    This is suitable for those with a little drawing experience, particularly those who have completed my 3 week Beginner’s drawing- Part one course. Full tuition and demonstrations will be given.


    What students should bring along:
    Selection of drawing pencils: H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
    A4 Sketch pad
    Rubber
    Putty rubber
    Pencil sharpener
    Ruler


    About the Tutor

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Special Walking Workshop
    10:30am-12:45pm


    These creative walking workshops aim to engage the local community in a range of artistic pursuits.

    Linking nature with creativity, these walks are led by experienced tutors and allow students to record their experiences through either watercolour sketches or digital photography.

    Info: carlotta@qpc.org

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Presented by Unbound Theatre.

    Two-week course: 14 Jul & 21 Jul, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Tutor: Dario Knight

    Join Unbound's Creative producer Dario Knight for two sessions exploring script work.

    Working together on a scripted scene, we'll look at ways of analysing and interpreting a script to understand its mechanics and motivations, before using this analysis to build up to a performance at the end of the night.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course.

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

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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

    Two-day course: Sat 18 - Sun 19 July, 10am-4pm
    with Pippa North


    Felt a beautiful cover for a gratitude or mindful book. Fill with watercolour pages and stitch together. Paint the egdes of the pages and add a touch of gold. Needle felt a beautiful blue butterfly to adorn your cover. Mainly summer meadow colours - blues, greens and pinks.

    £10 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Two-day course: Sat 18 - Sun 19 July, 10:00am - 4:00pm
    with Elizabeth Bond

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

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

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Two-day course: Sat 18 - Sun 19 July, 10am-4pm
    with Jeremy Turner


    Make a Hopi Kachina doll from wood, shaping and carving it with saw, chisel and carving tools on the first day then mount it on a base, paint it and add decorative bits and pieces to complete it on the second day.

    You can follow the Hopi tradition of representing their spirits and deities or invoke you own personal incubus or succubus.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Two-day course: Sat 18 - Sun 19 July, 10am-4pm
    with Helen Neighbour


    Take your soap making to another level in this workshop, where you will have the opportunity to create your own personalised fragrance and design your own beautiful handmade soap.

    Day 1 - Learn the basics of using melt & pour soap, and have a play making smaller items called embedment’s, and decorations for your soaps. While these are setting we will learn the basics of mixing scents

    Day 2 – Here you get the chance to play, designing your own fragrance, and then by adding petals, herbs and cosmetic colours, and using the embedment’s made the day before you will design your own special soaps.

    Materials provided, with additional items available to purchase on the day.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    Two-day course: Sat 18 - Sun 19 July, 10am-4pm
    with Nicky Packham


    Discover how to weld and bolt junk metal together into your very own sculpture.

    Bring £10 - £20 with you for purchase of scrap metals.

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Two-day course: Sat 18 - Sun 19 July, 10am-4pm
    with Korry's Little Shop


    Take your embroidery skills further, use unusual techniques and threads to create this 3D piece.

    Loetitia Gibier will take you step by step through the process over 2 days. The popcorn looks good enough to eat!

    £20 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 19th July, 10am-4pm
    with Charlie Butters


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

    Clay included, plus firing and glazing for one pot.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 19th July, 10am-4pm
    with Josephine Whitfield


    Create a clay head that tells a story so come along with some ideas.

    Students will be using a polystyrene head as a mould and building half a clay head on top. This will be completed in a day but will have to be fired and paid for at a later date.

    You'll also learn a few rendering techniques that could be used after the head has been fired.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Presented by Unbound Theatre.

    Sunday 19th July, 10am-4pm
    Tutor: Claire Steele

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

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course.

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

    Feedback for our Creative Writing classes:
    "Inspiring, challenging and lots of fun"
    "A magical creative alchemy"
    "Really interesting and a totally new way of being creative."


    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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

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    Three-week course: 24 Jul, 31 Jul & 7 Aug, 10:30am - 1:00pm
    with Leila Ward

    What the course is about:
    Suitable for those with a little drawing experience (who know the basics including the different pencils, shading, how to break a subject down into basic shapes) - such as those that have completed Leila's Beginners Drawing classes.

    This course will concentrate on the different features of the face, before putting them all together.

    What students should bring along:
    Selection of drawing pencils: H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
    A4 Sketch pad
    Rubber
    Pencil sharpener
    Ruler
    Cotton buds


    About the Tutor

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Making Week: Tue 28 - Fri 31 July, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Glazing Day: Sun 27 Sep, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    with Helen Neighbour

    For ages 15+

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

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

    Wear an apron and bring a packed lunch!

    For more information email carlotta@qpc.org

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    with Leila Ward

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

    In this class, students will learn new skills through painting all-new subjects.

    What to bring
    - A selection of acrylic paints
    - Selection of brushes – rounds (small and larger), and flat brushes
    - Palette knife
    - A3 or A4 acrylic paper (such as Daler Rowney Mixed media 250g/m paper)
    - Water pot (old tall plastic tubs work well for this such as soup tubs!)
    - Masking tape
    - Mixing palette – old polystyrene circles from frozen pizza packaging work well!
    - Paper towels
    - Pencil
    - Rubber
    - Ruler
    - Apron or wear old clothing (if you think you need to)

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

    About the Tutor

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Friday 14th August, 10:30am - 1:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    Come and use linocut to create a lovely two-colour peony print. You will be able to take away your linocut stamp to print more images at home. Suitable for beginners and those with more experience.

    Materials provided, however please bring along any linocut tools, printing ink, or specific paper if you have any.
    Please wear old clothing or bring an apron if you think you may need to.

    Please note that you would need to bring £5 towards materials - to be paid on the day to the tutor.

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

    About the Tutor

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions