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    • QPC

    PLEASE NOTE: Click here for full guidelines and protocols concerning COVID-19.

    FANCIFUL FUNGI
    Sunday 27th September, 10am-4pm
    with Pippa North


    Come and create beautiful needle felted sculptures, using gorgeous Norwegian fleece and merino prefelt.

    We will sew a loop to hang, to make unique decorations or presents. This workshop will be gently paced, I will provide a sponge to work on and the fleece is included in the workshop price.

    Please bring your own needles, you will need triangular needles general purpose size 36 and fine /detail size 43, 46 as the basics, a few of each in case of breakages. Please also bring a basic sewing kit, and your own needle felting equipment if you have it.

    I use Clover needle felting tools and buy needles from Wingham Wool Work, but many places sell them including etsy and amazon. Needle felting is a very addictive and rewarding craft requiring very basic tools to create wonderful sculptural forms.

    Suitable for all levels.

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 5, 12, 19 Oct, 7:15pm - 9:15pm
    with Amy Morgan

    In this three week course you will learn all the skills to knit or crochet a hat.

    Choose from a selection of patterns and customise with your preferred colours. Suitable for knitters and crocheters. You will need to know the basics of each craft but all other skills will be taught. Please note, you will need to purchase materials prior to the class. More information will be available from the Centre - contact carlotta@qpc.org.

    If you don’t know how to knit yet but are interested in this class, there is a ‘Learn to Knit’ class on Monday 24th April. This would also be a good opportunity to test yarns and knit a sample swatch for your hat. There are crochet classes every Tuesday at 7pm if you want to learn the basics of crochet.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    • QPC

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

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

    Three-week course: 8, 15, 22 Oct, 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.

    Materials

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

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

    In addition, students will need to provide:
    - Water pot
    - Masking tape
    - Paper towels
    - Mixing palette (a plate is sufficient)
    - Small natural painting sponge
    - Pencil
    - Rubber
    - Ruler
    - Drawing board (if you have one) this could be a piece of foam board big enough to tape your paper to.

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

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    • QPC

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

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

    Three-week course: 9, 16, 23 Oct (No class on 22 Feb), 10:30am - 12:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    In this course you will learn how to draw a different animal each week. Tutor Leila Ward will take you through step by step how to achieve this.

    Subjects will include a British bird, a rabbit/hare, and a cat.


    What to bring
    - Selection of drawing pencils such as: 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
    - A4 Sketch pad
    - Rubber
    - Putty rubber
    - Pencil sharpener
    - Ruler
    - Coloured pencils (optional – if you want to - work in colour)


    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

    • QPC

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

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

    Three-week course: 9, 16, 23 Oct, 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 (2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil sharpener 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: 2, 9, 16 Nov, 7:15pm - 9:15pm
    with Amy Morgan

    In this three week course you will learn all the skills to knit a beautiful shawl.

    Choose from a selection of three patterns and customise with your preferred colours. Suitable for both newer and more experienced knitters - you will need to know how to knit and purl but all other skills will be taught.

    Please note, you will need to purchase materials prior to the class. More information will be available from the Centre - contact carlotta@qpc.org for info.

    If you don’t know how to knit yet but are interested in this class, there is a ‘Learn to Knit’ class on Monday 24th February. This would also be a good opportunity to test yarns and knit a sample swatch for your shawl.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    • QPC

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

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

    Three-week course: 4, 11, 18 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 sharpener 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

    • QPC

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

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

    Three-week course: 13, 20, 27 November, 10:30am-1:00pm
    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

    • QPC

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

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

    Three-week course: 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    In this course we will learn how mindfulness can help you to enhance your creativity and increase your inner peace and enjoyment.

    Art is a naturally mindful activity where you become so immersed in it you lose track of time. All other thoughts and worries disappear and we become calmer and feel better and more joyful. We will use different projects to apply mindfulness during the workshop through observation and experiments with colour, marks, and texture. These exercises will help you to rediscover your creativity and joy in art, rather than be focused on the outcome.

    The workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience of mindfulness and art.

    What students should bring along:
    - Pencils
    - Rubber
    - Ruler
    - Pencil sharpener
    - Watercolour paints and brushes if you have some


    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

    • QPC

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

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

    Three-week course: 6, 13, 20 Jan, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    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: 2H, 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

    • QPC

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

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

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

    In this course you will learn how to draw a different animal each week. Tutor Leila Ward will take you through step by step how to achieve this.

    Subjects will include a British bird, a rabbit/hare, and a cat.


    What to bring
    - Selection of drawing pencils such as: 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
    - A4 Sketch pad
    - Rubber
    - Putty rubber
    - Pencil sharpener
    - Ruler
    - Coloured pencils (optional – if you want to - work in colour)


    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: 9, 16, 30 Jan (no class on 23 Jan), 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

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 11, 18, 25 Jan, 7:00pm-9.00
    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

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    • QPC

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

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

    Three-week course: 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    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.

    Materials

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

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

    Click here for details of our Click & Collect service.

    In addition, students will need to provide:
    - Water pot
    - Masking tape
    - Paper towels
    - Mixing palette (a plate is sufficient)
    - Small natural painting sponge
    - Pencil
    - Rubber
    - Ruler
    - Drawing board (if you have one) this could be a piece of foam board big enough to tape your paper to.

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

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    • QPC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Click here for details of our Click & Collect service.

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

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

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

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

    • QPC

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

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

    Three-week course: 29 Jan,5 Feb, 12 Feb, 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: 2H, 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