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    Two-day course: 21 Sep (1:30pm-4:30pm) & 22 Sep (10:00am-1:00pm)
    with Fi Chappelle

    The course will be over 2 days. On the first day, after a 15-20 minute demonstration, you will be on the potter's wheel throwing a couple of mug bases with the support of tutor Fi.

    These cylinders will then be left overnight to dry out enough so they are ready to be turned (the process of carving excess clay off of the base).

    You will then pull handles which will be attached onto your pot, making a mug! If you would like to be creative with the design of your mug then please bring some inspiration along with you.

    Suitable for beginners.

    About the Tutor

    Fi is a friendly, patient teacher who is eager to share her passion and skills within pottery. In 2015 she graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Contemporary Crafts, specialising in ceramics. Since then she has completed an internship at a pottery in Oxford and has set up her own pottery business, FICH ceramics.

    https://www.fichceramics.co.uk/


    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    Three-week course: 28 Sep, 5 Oct & 19 Oct, 1:30pm - 3:30pm (no class on 12 Oct)
    with Helen Neighbour

    This short course in pottery is perfect for beginners. Learn all about hand building techniques including pinch pots and coiling to create unique works of ceramics.

    Price does not include clay or firing (as sizes of pieces will vary)

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    Sunday 29th September, 10am-4pm
    with Tracy Perks

    Learn macrame knots and techniques to create a plant pot holder and wall hanging.

    Suitable for beginners.

    £5 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

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    Sunday 29th September, 10am-4pm
    with Korry's Little Shop

    Come and join Loetitia Gibier to create a cute little robin in 3D embroidery and silk shading techniques, using wool and silk threads.

    £12 for kit payable to the tutor on the day.

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    Sunday 29th September, 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.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 29th September, 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.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 29th September, 10am-4pm
    with Caroline Kearsey

    Explore working with willow withies to create a willow chicken, bowl or basket. Beginners welcome.

    Bring an apron, secateurs, gloves, lunch and ideas for your sculpture.

    £10 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

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

    Create a beautiful heirloom beauty using softest white merino wool and silks. Bring special gold and silver embellishments.

    £5 for materials payable to the tutor on the day.

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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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    Sunday 29th September, 10am-4pm
    with Josephine Whitfield

    Try a range of relief printing techniques starting with frottage and finish with a super colour lino print.

    Bring your own lino cutters and interesting papers if you have any, otherwise materials and tools are provided.

    If students came last year, they should do the next class (Etching) on 26th January.

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    Sunday 29th September, 10am-4pm
    with Anita Osborne

    Explore working with willow withies to create a willow chicken, bowl or basket. Beginners welcome.

    Bring an apron, secateurs, gloves, lunch and ideas for your sculpture.

    £10 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    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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    PLEASE NOTE: This class has changed dates from those previously advertised in our brochure.

    Two-week course: 5 Oct & 12 Oct, 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Tutor: Dario Knight

    For ages 16+

    This two-week course is perfect for playwrights of all experience levels - whether you're just starting out or are looking to polish up your skills.

    Explore the key pillars of script writing for the stage, including creating characters, developing plots, polishing your dialogue and weaving a gripping narrative.

    During the two sessions you'll have a chance to write and develop a brand new scene for the stage, led by guided writing exercises as well as some free writing time.

    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 Theatre, Queens Park's in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops 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: 5 Oct, 12 Oct & 19 Oct, 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

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 7 Oct, 14 Oct & 21 Oct, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    with Charlie Butters

    Learn all about the basics of throwing clay at the potters wheel to make cylinders.

    Clay included, plus firing and glazing for three pots.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 8 Oct, 15 Oct & 22 Oct, 4:15pm - 6:15pm
    with Josephine Whitfield

    For ages 15+

    This three week life drawing class is perfect for beginners or those with some experience looking to develop their skills.

    Learn the basics of drawing a life model and explore the proportion, form and shapes of the human figure.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    2-week Course: 11 Oct & 18 Oct, 10:30am - 1:00pm
    with Roz Prest

    Aimed at beginner level, this course will teach you how to texture, shape, cut, file, buff, solder, polish & blacken silver wire into a crossover style open bangle.

    Using a selection of tools you will make two straight bars of silver into your chosen bangle design. Your bangle will be finished & wearable at the end of the class. You will also take away an information sheet about jewellery making.

    SAFETY: Please ensure you wear closed-toe shoes, tie long hair back & remove any loose clothing or jewellery before the class starts. All other safety items, tools & materials will be provided.

    About the Tutor

    Roz qualified in 2000 with a First Class Honours Degree in Designed Metalwork & Jewellery. Following that she had a 16-year career as a visual merchandiser, predominantly working with jewellery. Roz set up her own business in September 2016 specialising in 'Make Your Own Wedding Ring' experience days, bespoke jewellery commissions & silver jewellery classes.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    Click for more info....Rosalyn's Emporium - Official Website

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    Sunday 20th October, 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 Theatre, Queens Park's in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops 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 27th October, 10am-4pm
    with Mike Budd

    Learn how to create images using modern special coloured paper tapes in a quick way.

    All materials and equipment supplied.

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    Sunday 27th October, 10am-4pm
    with Elizabeth Bond

    Hand sew leather to make a simple, soft leather purse or wallet.

    £5 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

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    Sunday 27th October, 10am-4pm
    with Maria Teresa Navarra

    An introduction to a quick and practical approach to still life drawing, from first sketch to rendering of final piece.

    Students will need to bring:
    - A3 paper suitable for coloured pencils - lightly-textured sheets and 240g minimum advised
    - Coloured pencils - 24 colours minimum preferable
    - Pencil sharpener and eraser
    - Drawing board
    - Some sheets of cartridge paper (to try colours on and to rest your hand on the piece while working)
    - For highlights: Titanium White Acrylic paint + a fine soft pointed brush no. 1 or 2 (both optional)

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    Sunday 27th October, 10am-4pm
    with Anita Osborne

    Learn to weave a traditional basket with willow withies and sea grass decoration.

    Bring an apron, gloves, secateurs and lunch.

    £15 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 27th October, 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.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 27th October, 10am-4
    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.

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    Sunday 3rd November, 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 Theatre, Queens Park's in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops 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: 5 Nov, 12 Nov & 19 Nov, 4:15pm - 6:15pm
    with Josephine Whitfield

    For ages 15+

    This three week life drawing class is perfect for beginners or those with some experience looking to develop their skills.

    Learn the basics of drawing a life model and explore the proportion, form and shapes of the human figure.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

  • Two-week class: 5 Nov & 12 Nov, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Tutor: Pete Benson

    For ages 16+

    This short course explores the rhythms of timing on stage, both through physical and vocal acting. Work on various scenes and devised pieces to experiment with timing to see how it can change a dramatic or comedic moment on stage.

    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 Theatre, Queens Park's in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

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    Three-week course: 6 Nov, 13 Nov & 20 Nov, 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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    Three-week course: 8 Nov, 15 Nov & 22 Nov, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    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: 11 Nov, 18 Nov & 25 Nov, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    with Charlie Butters

    Learn all about the basics of throwing clay at the potters wheel to make cylinders.

    Clay included, plus firing and glazing for three pots.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Four-week course: 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec & 9 Dec, 7:00pm-9:30pm
    with Nick Andrews

    Writing skills - Creative, business and 'life-writing'

    Rediscover confidence in your writing skills with these gently guided sessions, led by Nick Andrews.

    If you enjoyed writing at school and adult life has got in the way - rediscover your capacity to write creatively and effectively with Nick's unique brand of writing tools and techniques - honed over 30 years of teaching English in England and overseas.

    If you lack confidence in writing, the 'writing tools' approach will give you all the skills you need to be a great communicatror.

    The class is a safe and supportive environment for you to rediscover, develop and polish your writing skills. At the end of the second set of sessions, you will be invited to a self-publishing workshop so you can be a published author before Christmas!

    "Within two sessions I was writing like a published author, using these simple techniques. Now I can express myself in the way that I want to - and no longer be afraid to write it down"

    This workshop is presented by Unbound Theatre, Queens Park's in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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

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    Two-day course: 23 Nov (1:30pm-4:30pm) & 24 Nov (10:00am-1:00pm)
    with Fi Chappelle

    The oil burner course will be over 2 days.

    On the first day, after a 15-20 minute demonstration you will be on the potter's wheel throwing a couple of bases and top dishes with the support of tutor Fi.

    These cylinders will then be left overnight to dry out until they are leather-hard. Then on the following day, it will be time to turn the base (carve excess clay off of the base) and carve out a hole in the base of your burner.

    If you would like to be creative with the design of your oil burner then please bring some inspiration along with you.

    Suitable for beginners.

    About the Tutor

    Fi is a friendly, patient teacher who is eager to share her passion and skills within pottery. In 2015 she graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Contemporary Crafts, specialising in ceramics. Since then she has completed an internship at a pottery in Oxford and has set up her own pottery business, FICH ceramics.

    https://www.fichceramics.co.uk/


    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 24th November, 10am - 5pm
    with Roz Prest

    Aimed at beginner level, this course will teach you how to texture, shape, cut, file, buff, solder, polish & blacken silver wire into a crossover style open bangle.

    Using a selection of tools you will make two straight bars of silver into your chosen bangle design. Your bangle will be finished & wearable at the end of the class. You will also take away an information sheet about jewellery making.

    SAFETY: Please ensure you wear closed-toe shoes, tie long hair back & remove any loose clothing or jewellery before the class starts. All other safety items, tools & materials will be provided.

    About the Tutor

    Roz qualified in 2000 with a First Class Honours Degree in Designed Metalwork & Jewellery. Following that she had a 16-year career as a visual merchandiser, predominantly working with jewellery. Roz set up her own business in September 2016 specialising in 'Make Your Own Wedding Ring' experience days, bespoke jewellery commissions & silver jewellery classes.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    Click for more info....Rosalyn's Emporium - Official Website

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    Three-week course: 4 Dec, 11 Dec & 18 Dec, 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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    Friday 6th December, 10:00am - 1:00pm
    with Leila Ward

    This workshop is intended for beginners to linocut. You will be shown how to use linocut tools to create your own Christmas card design.

    You will leave the workshop with your own linocut stamp and Christmas cards to take away and surprise your friends and family with.

    What to bring:
    - Designs will be provided, but you can bring any specific Christmas cards / images you want to use for inspiration
    - A pencil (if you wish to make notes), a handout will be provided.

    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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    Sunday 8th December, 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.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 8th December, 10am-4pm
    with Caroline Kearsey

    Learn how to design, cut and copper foil, solder and add finishing touches to create decorative stained glass pieces.

    £10 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 8th December, 10am-4pm
    with Anita Osborne

    Willow and Rush wreathes and other items as gifts or decorations.

    Bring an apron, gloves, secateurs and lunch. Families welcome.

    £15 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 8th December, 10am-4pm
    with Pippa North

    Embossing stunning copper tree decorations, they make beautiful presents (if you can bear to part with them!)

    £5 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

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    Sunday 8th December, 10am-4pm
    with Julia Phillips

    Discover and explore diferent printing techniques to create bespoke Christmas items.

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    Sunday 8th December, 10am-4pm
    with Helen Neighbour

    Create some beautiful scented soaps, perfect for Christmas presents.

    Additional materials purchseable on the day.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Sunday 15th December, 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 Theatre, Queens Park's in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops 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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    Monday 16th December, 7:00pm-9:30pm
    with Nick Andrews

    Writing skills - Creative, business and 'life-writing'

    Following on from Nick's two four-week courses exploring writing skills, this single session workshop introduces the means and methods of self-publishing, so that you can see your newly-developed writing in print!

    This workshop is presented by Unbound Theatre, Queens Park's in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    Developing ceramics: textures and patterns in hand building
    Three-week course: 28 Sep, 5 Oct & 19 Oct, 1:30pm - 3:30pm (no class on 12 Oct)
    with Helen Neighbour

    This short course in pottery is perfect for beginners, especially those who attended the 'Hand Building Pottery' class in September / October. Learn all about the different techniques available to you to create beautiful patterns and textures on your hand-built ceramic work.

    Price does not include clay or firing (as sizes of pieces will vary)

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 11 Jan, 18 Jan & 25 Jan, 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: 16 Jan, 23 Jan & 30 Jan, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    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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    Sunday 19th January, 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 Theatre, Queens Park's in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops 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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    Two-day course: 24 Jan & 25 Jan, 7:00pm-9:30pm
    Tutor: TBC

    For ages 16+

    This class offers a beginners guide to running a live concert, from assembling and checking a PA system, to practical experience mixing live sound for a band.

    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 Theatre, Queens Park's in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops 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 26th January, 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.

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    Sunday 26th January, 10am-4pm
    with Pippa North

    Using beautiful merino wool, create a unique decoration. Makes a beautiful birthday present or wall hanging.

    £5 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

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    Sunday 26th January, 10am-4pm
    with Caroline Kearsey

    Explore working with willow withies to create a willow chicken, bowl or basket. Beginners welcome.

    Bring an apron, secateurs, gloves, lunch and ideas for your sculpture.

    £10 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

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    Sunday 26th January, 10am-4pm
    with Elizabeth Bond

    Make a riveted belt or guitar strap, including stamping, decorating and finishing leather.

    £10 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

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    Sunday 26th January, 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 26th January, 10am-4pm
    with Maria Teresa Navarra

    An introduction to a quick and practical approach to still life drawing, from first sketch to rendering of final piece.

    Please contact the Centre for a list of materials needed.

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    Sunday 26th January, 10am-4pm
    with Josephine Whitfield

    Start with mono prints then intaglio printing and complete an etching plate using acetate. Try out chime collé and colour inks.

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    Sunday 26th January, 10am-4pm
    with Korry's Little Shop

    Introduction to Goldwork - This sewing notion kit will teach you basics of Goldwork embroidery (metalwork) with traditional stitches adding colour. 2 colours to choose from.

    £16 for kit payable to the tutor on the day.

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    Sunday 26th January, 10am-4pm
    with Tracy Perks

    Learn macrame knots and techniques to create a plant pot holder and wall hanging.

    Suitable for beginners.

    £5 for materials payable to the tutor on the day

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    Three-week course: 29 Jan, 5 Feb & 12 Feb, 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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    Friday 31st January, 10:00am - 1:00pm
    with Leila Ward

    Surprise your loved one this year and create your own Valentine’s card design in this workshop (suitable for beginners to linocut).

    You will be shown how to use linocut tools to create your own bespoke Valentine’s card design. You will leave the workshop with your personalised linocut stamp and cards to take away.

    What to bring:
    - Example designs will be provided, but you can bring any specific cards / images you want to use for inspiration
    - A pencil (if you wish to make notes) a handout will be provided

    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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    Two-day course: 31 Jan & 1 Feb, 7:00pm-9:30pm
    Tutor: Pete Benson

    For ages 16+

    Learn about the principles of lighting design for both theatre and film productions.

    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 Theatre, Queens Park's in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops 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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    Saturday 1st February, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    Surprise your loved one this year and create your own Valentine’s card design in this workshop (suitable for beginners to linocut).

    You will be shown how to use linocut tools to create your own bespoke Valentine’s card design. You will leave the workshop with your personalised linocut stamp and cards to take away.

    What to bring:
    - Example designs will be provided, but you can bring any specific cards / images you want to use for inspiration
    - A pencil (if you wish to make notes) a handout will be provided

    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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    Two-day course: 1 Feb (1:30pm-4:30pm) & 2 Feb (10:00am-1:00pm)
    with Fi Chappelle

    The oil burner course will be over 2 days.

    On the first day, after a 15-20 minute demonstration you will be on the potter's wheel throwing a couple of bases and top dishes with the support of tutor Fi.

    These cylinders will then be left overnight to dry out until they are leather-hard. Then on the following day, it will be time to turn the base (carve excess clay off of the base) and carve out a hole in the base of your burner.

    If you would like to be creative with the design of your oil burner then please bring some inspiration along with you.

    Suitable for beginners.

    About the Tutor

    Fi is a friendly, patient teacher who is eager to share her passion and skills within pottery. In 2015 she graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Contemporary Crafts, specialising in ceramics. Since then she has completed an internship at a pottery in Oxford and has set up her own pottery business, FICH ceramics.

    https://www.fichceramics.co.uk/


    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Two-day course: 8 Feb (1:30pm-4:30pm) & 9 Feb (10:00am-1:00pm)
    with Fi Chappelle

    The course will be over 2 days. On the first day, after a 15-20 minute demonstration, you will be on the potter's wheel throwing a couple of mug bases with the support of tutor Fi.

    These cylinders will then be left overnight to dry out enough so they are ready to be turned (the process of carving excess clay off of the base).

    You will then pull handles which will be attached onto your pot, making a mug! If you would like to be creative with the design of your mug then please bring some inspiration along with you.

    Suitable for beginners.

    About the Tutor

    Fi is a friendly, patient teacher who is eager to share her passion and skills within pottery. In 2015 she graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Contemporary Crafts, specialising in ceramics. Since then she has completed an internship at a pottery in Oxford and has set up her own pottery business, FICH ceramics.

    https://www.fichceramics.co.uk/


    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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

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    Two-day course: 7 Feb & 8 Feb, 7:00pm-9:30pm
    Tutor: Erika Sanderson & Pete Benson

    For ages 16+

    Learn about the principles and practices of directing for the stage, including a chance to work with actors and explore the different roles and responsibilities of the director in a production.

    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 Theatre, Queens Park's in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops 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 16th February, 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 Theatre, Queens Park's in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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