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    6 sessions: 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 3 May, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May

    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.

    For more details contact Violeta Corzo on 07788 743567 or email jewellery@silversilversilver.co.uk.

    Students must book in advance for this class, per half term.

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    6 Week Course with Julia Phillips
    Fridays, 10am - 12:30pm, 20 April - 25 May

    This six-week series of workshops will teach participants a range of skills that can be applied to other projects.

    Learn how to create textured backgrounds that can then be overprinted using Indian wooden blocks.

    Make a simple book, cushion cover and small wall hanging and embellish using beads, sequins and stitch. Bring along any materials that you would like to use.

    Payment Options
    Full Course - £75.00 for full six-week course, payable in advance
    Drop-in Session - £13.00 per week (ideal for students unable to attend every week)


    From the tutor...
    "The first session of Block Printing and Beyond will take place on Friday 20th April (10am to 12.30pm). Those of you who have done some printing previously will be able to recap on techniques already learned, whilst the participants with no previous experience of the craft will receive a general introduction to get you inspired. We will be printing on both paper and fabric with a view to making a simple book in Week 2. Please bring any fabrics already printed or some that you may like to try out. I look forward to meeting you all"

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    Three-week course: 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 2pm - 4pm

    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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    Sunday 6th May, 10am - 4pm
    with Claire Steele

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

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

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

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

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    Sunday 13th May, 10am - 4pm
    with Nicholas 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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    7 sessions: 7 Jun, 14 Jun, 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 19 Jul

    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.

    For more details contact Violeta Corzo on 07788 743567 or email jewellery@silversilversilver.co.uk.

    Students must book in advance for this class, per half term.

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    Sunday 10th June, 10am - 4pm
    with Nicholas Packham

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

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

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 17th June, 10am - 4pm
    with Mike Budd

    Using acrylic paint 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 17th June, 10am - 4pm
    with Jeremy Turner

    Carve a small dish or simple relief panel.

    All tools and wood will be supplied. The wood offered will be the same size and format for either item, which will be 8” x 4” x1”/ 200 x 100 x 25 mm, and will be in Lime, Quebec Yellow Pine and Oak and available at reasonable cost.

    Jeremy will guide you through all the techniques involved so that you can make your piece neatly and safely in one day. There will be opportunity to paint and apply a final finish to your item once you have completed its final trim.

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    Sunday 17th 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.

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    Sunday 17th June, 10am - 4pm
    with Claire Steele

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

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

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

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

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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

    Sunday 17th June, 10am - 4pm
    with Pippa North

    Create a beautiful feather light Angel and golden wrapped baby, using a mixture of wools, silk and threads.

    Materials included.

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    Sunday 15th Jul, 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

    Sunday 29th July, 10am - 4pm
    with Pippa North

    Hand felt your blossoms, stitch and embellish, choosing from a beautiful range of materials. Maybe time for a little matching brooch too. Bring neck ribbon please. Materials included.

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    Sunday 29th July, 10am-4pm
    with Elizabeth Bond

    An introduction to leatherwork. Learn how to make a riveted belt, along with stamping, decorating and finishing leather.

    No previous experience needed - all materials provided.

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    Sunday 29th July, 10am-4pm
    with Julia Phillips


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

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

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


    Mon 30 Jul - Thu 2 Aug: four-day pottery course with Helen Neighbour
    10am-2pm


    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!

    Fee includes bisque firing

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