Short Courses

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Sewing Circle - Fashion / Textiles / Pattern Cutting

Get to grips with using a sewing machine and produce a zipped cushion for all to admire. For those a little more experienced the choice is yours; we have lots of interior, gift and garment related projects, or you can bring your own.

For those wanting to focus on pattern cutting, you will start by making a skirt and bodice block to fit, learning the art of grading and amending fit problems. For those who wish to continue you will learn how to design and make skirts, tops and dresses through pattern manipulation of your master blocks.

ABILITY: All Welcome!

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Machine and other equipment provided. Materials for individual projects are not included.Nothing is needed for the first session.

£90

6 Week Courses

Wednesday 16th September 6:30pm -8:30pm
SOLD OUT

Wednesday 4th November 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or Call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Sketch & Paint

Theories will be taught, drawing will be done and paint will be applied. We will explore & experiment with various painting techniques and styles using different artists /exhibitions as our inspiration.

Initial sessions will focus on skills building and from here you will bring in your own image that you would like to paint and tackle it with a new found confidence.

Please note that we primarily work with Acrylic paint.

ABILITY: The class is very much aimed at beginners, but everyone welcome!

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All materials and equipment provided.

£90

6  Week Courses

Monday 14th Sept 11:00am -1:00pm
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or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Monday 14th Sept 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Monday 2 Nov 11:00am -1:00pm
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Monday 2nd Nov 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Writing Workout

Get your creative juices flowing with a series of creative writing workshops. Whether you are just starting out or have years of writing experience we have something for everyone. Come along to have fun and be inspired in a friendly and supportive environment.

ABILITY: All Welcome, just fetch a notebook and a pen!

£80

6  Week Courses

Monday 14th Sept 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Monday 2nd Nov 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Design Your Own Garden : Design Principles and Layout

This course is for anyone interested in making the most of their outside space, however big, small, gorgeous or grim.

Our tutor is a garden designer and horticulturist as well as an experienced teacher. She won a Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal for her Long Border at the 2018 RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.
No prior experience of drawing garden design or horticulture is necessary.

Classes will include plenty of hands-on work to explore designing, shaping a space, analysing a site and soil testing and the principles of planting design. Over the weeks you will work on building up a functional, beautiful and achievable design for your garden.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

£95

6 Week Courses

Thursday 17th Sept 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Thursday 5th Nov 6:30pm -8:30pm
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Play With Clay

You will be taught traditional hand building techniques to create desirable objects such as coasters, planters and tableware. If you wish to continue after the first course you can choose from several further projects or design and make your own bespoke pieces.

Please note: There is no potters wheel within the class, instead the focus is on moulds and slab building to create your products. Bisque and glaze firing is included in the course, but large specific projects may incur an additional firing cost.

ABILITY: The class is very much aimed at beginners, but everyone welcome!

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

£95

6 Week Courses

Tuesday 15th Sept 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Tuesday 3rd Nov 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Modern  Crochet

If you are a complete beginners you will start by learning the basic stitches and techniques. You will learn to make chains as well as slip stitch, double, treble and half treble crochet stitches, some interesting decorative techniques and how to work both 'flat' and 'in the round'

We will then use these new skills to make a variety of projects from jewellery to storage buckets depending on your skill and preference. This workshop is aimed at beginners, but anyone welcome to turn up and crochet.

Materials and equipment provided for initial sessions.

The tutor will advise on yarn and anything else that needs to be bought for individual projects.

£80

6 Week Courses

Thursday 17th Sept 6:30pm -8:30pm
Click here to book on line (sbf)
or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Thursday 5th Nov 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Novel Writing

This ongoing course will focus on working towards a first draft of a novel.

The classes will be divided between tutor and participant led feedback, writing exercises and tutorials, designed to help budding novelists begin and keep on keeping on with their ambitious writing projects.

We’ll look at how other novelists do it and how not to do it as we work towards completing our first drafts.

Mark Connors is an award winning writer from Leeds. His debut novel, Stickleback was published by Armley Press in 2016. Stickleback was long listed for The Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize. His second novel, Tom Tit and the Maniacs was published by Armley Press in 2018. It was selected as one of Culture Vulture’s novels of the year.

ABILITY: The class is very much aimed at beginners, but everyone welcome!

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

£80

6 Week Courses

Tuesday 15th Sept 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Tuesday 3rd Nov 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Knitting Know How    

This course is for knitters of all abilities. Our course tutor will have several projects to choose from depending on skill level; perhaps a scarf, a pair of hand-warmers, socks or even slippers.

The first session will focus on skills building and having a go at different techniques depending on your ability.

We will provide needles and sample wool. Moving forward, you will need to buy wool for your own individual projects.

If you are already a knitter and want to get on with your own project with guidance of our tutor then please fetch this with you.

£90

6 Week Courses

Wednesday 16th Sept 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Wednesday 4th Nov 6:30pm -8:30pm
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or call 0113 2242284 (no fee)

Drawing