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    One-day class: 31 May, 10:00am - 1:00pm
    with Leila Ward

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

    About the Tutor

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Three-week course: 31 May, 7 Jun, 14 Jun, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

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

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

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

    About the Tutor

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Two-week course: 4 Jun & 11 Jun, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Tutor: Erika Sanderson

    For ages 16+

    This drama class (which caters to all levels of experience) offers a whistle-stop tour of creating and developing characters on stage.

    Through a series of guided exercises professional actor and director Erika Sanderson will show you how to create a character, give them a voice and physicality, and then examine a script to determine their background, needs and motivation.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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

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

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    Three-week course: 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 29 Jun (No class on 22 Jun), 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


    About the Tutor

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Sunday 9th June, 10am-4pm
    with Caroline Kearsey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Beginners to more experienced stitchers.

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

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

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

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

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

    Additional materials purchasable on the day.

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

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

    No previous experience needed.

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

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

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

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

    All wood and tools provided.

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

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

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

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    Sunday 23rd June, 10am - 4pm
    with Claire Steele

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

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

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

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

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    One-day class: 2 Jul, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Tutor: Pete Benson

    For ages 16+

    A special one-off class exploring the amazing skills and techniques of mask theatre, led by professional tutor Pete Benson.

    Whether working with masks for the first time or revisiting the skill, this class is perfect for all experience levels.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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

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

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    One-off class: 9 Jul, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Tutor: Dario Knight

    For ages 16+

    This one-off class is a perfect opportunity for actors to brush up on their script technique.

    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.

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

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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

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    Sunday 14th July, 10am - 4pm
    with Claire Steele

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

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

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

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

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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

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    Three-week course: 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 3 Aug, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

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

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

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

    About the Tutor

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    One-day class: 26 July, 10:00am - 1:00pm
    with Leila Ward

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

    Materials included, although participants are free to bring their own brushes or paints if they prefer to use their own.

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

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

    Embellish your beauty with beads, pearls or sequins.

    £5 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

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    Two-day course: Sat 27 - Sun 28 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.

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

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

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

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

    Clay included, plus firing and glazing for one pot.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For ages 15+

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

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

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

    Wear an apron and bring a packed lunch!

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

    For ages 15+

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

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

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    3-week Course: 9, 16 & 13 Aug, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    with Leila Ward

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

    Materials included, although participants are free to bring their own brushes or paints if they prefer to use their own.

    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 class: 9 August, 10:00am - 1:00pm
    with Leila Ward

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

    Materials included, although participants are free to bring their own brushes or paints if they prefer to use their own.

    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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    PLEASE NOTE: This workshop was previously advertised as taking place on 28th July.

    Sunday 29th September, 10am-4pm
    with Jeremy Turner

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

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

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