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Hobbies and Leisure

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On one of our part-time courses you could get a new a hobby, make new friends and have fun in the process!

We offer a wide range of courses from sewing for beginners to tarot card reading! Browse our courses below and see what you could achieve in the next 12 months!

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Creative Writing for Improvers - Part-time

Take your creative writing to the next level with this Creative Writing for Improvers course.

Creative Writing for Beginners - Part-time

This is a great introduction to Creative Writing.

Follow On Counselling - Part-time

This course is structured to be a follow-on to the first course but would also stand alone if you have some knowledge of this or a related subject, for example, you may be a support work worker.

Pattern Drafting for Beginners - Part-time

This course will include the both theory and practice of pattern drafting. You will be introduced to the concept of pattern making and learn how to apply it by creating a simple skirt pattern.

Portraits for Improvers - Part-time

This course is designed for students who already have experience of painting and drawing but would like to develop their portrait skills.

Print Making for Beginners - Part-time

This course will be of interest to students with previous experience of painting and drawing who would like to try some basic printmaking.

Sketching Landscapes - Part-time

This course aims to provide an opportunity for students with an interest in landscape to develop their sketching skills by working from direct observation outside as much as possible, weather permitting.

Art with Upcycled Materials - Part-time

This course will appeal to students who are interested in using alternative materials and methods to create art.

Seasonal Cake Decoration - Part-time

This course is suitable for beginners or anyone wanting to improve their cake decorating skills. You will learn how to cover a cake with icing and make festive decorations.

Make Stained Glass to Sell - Part-time

This course is aimed at learners with some experience of stained glass.

Dressmaking for Improvers - Part-time

This course is for students who want to improve build on their beginners sewing experience and develop their knowledge of sewing and using commercial sewing patterns.

Cake Decoration for Improvers - Part-time

This course will focus on developing cake decorating skills to produce a professional finish.

Pattern Drafting for Improvers - Part-time

This course will enable you to build on your basic pattern drafting skills.

Cake Decoration for Enterprise - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to improve your existing cake decoration skills and the presentation of your cakes and prepare to sell them.

Pattern Drafting for Enterprise - Part-time

This course will focus on how to use different pattern drafting techniques.

Sewing for Enterprise - Part-time

This practical course is perfect if you want to improve your existing sewing and dressmaking skills and acquire the confidence to produce professional looking items you may want to sell.

Textile Crafts for Enterprise - Part-time

This course if for you if you have developed your sewing skills or completed a beginner and intermediate course.

Angels and Fairies - Part-time

Delve into the fascinating world of angels and fairies and learn how they affect our lives.

Portraits for Beginners - Part-time

This course is designed for students who already have experience of painting and drawing but would like to develop their portrait skills.

Nail Technician for Improvers - Part-time

Gain a basic knowledge of nail technologies in a relaxed environment.

Nail Technician for Beginners - Part-time

Gain a basic knowledge in nail technologies in a relaxed environment. This course is ideal for complete beginners and is for women only.

Hairdressing for Improvers - Part-time

This course is a follow on from the beginners' class and is suitable for women with a keen interest in learning the basics of many aspects of hairdressing.

Hairdressing for Beginners - Part-time

Learn the basics of hairdressing in this interesting and fun class that is for women only.

Asian Bridal Make Up for Improvers - Part-time

This is a follow on course from the beginners' class and is for women only.

Asian Bridal Make Up for Beginners - Part-time

On this womens' only course, you will the skills required to apply full bridal make-up.

Crystal Healing - Part-time

Learn all about crystal healing including what is a crystal, how they work and how to choose which one to use.

Still Life Drawing - Part-time

Whether you’re a keen artist or just starting out, this part-time course offers you a great opportunity to share your creativity with like-minded people in a relaxed, informal learning environment.

Watercolour Painting - Part-time

No matter what level of ability you are, from beginners to improvers, as long as you have a keen interest in painting and a willingness to learn new skills, this course is perfect for you.

Tarot Cards - Part-time

Would you like to try your hand at Tarot Card reading in a friendly environment with like-minded people? Then this is a fantastic course for you!

Christmas Arts and Crafts - Part-time

Excited about Christmas and want to add some of your own creative sparkle this year?

Dressmaking (NCFE Level 2) - Part-time

This course is for learners that have already completed NCFE Creative Crafts at Level 1.

Dressmaking for Beginners - Part-time

Learn how to sew and construct simple garments and accessories using the correct techniques.

Cake Decoration (NCFE Level 2) - Part-time

Learn how to make a variety of sugar flowers, cakes, such as wedding, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions.

Cake Decoration for Beginners - Part-time

Learn a variety of skills to help you make and sell cakes for your family, friends and even commission!

Painting and Drawing for Improvers - Part-time

This course aims to provide a supportive atmosphere for learners with some experience to develop their drawing and painting skills further in a range of media.

Mixed Textile Crafts for Improvers - Part-time

You can learn additional skills to build on those gained on previous sewing and textiles courses.

Follow on Creative Writing and E-Publishing - Part-time

Improve your skills in creative writing including prose, storytelling techniques and poetry. Enhance your knowledge of the e-publishing environment including marketing, social media and blogging.

Mixed Textile Crafts for Beginners - Part-time

On this course you will cover a range of techniques including sewing, knitting, and crochet enabling you to work on several mini projects in each technique to learn a number of different skills.

Ceramics Studio Practice - Part-time

This course is aimed at advanced level learners who have good ceramic experience, who wish to develop their own ceramic practice and for those who have attended previous courses.

Cake Decoration (NCFE Level 1) - Part-time

This course will enhance your skills in decorating cakes.

Creative Writing and E-Book Publishing - Part-time

Increase your confidence as a creative writer and learn how to create and publish an e-book!

Dressmaking (NCFE Level 1) - Part-time

You will learn how to sew and construct simple garments and accessories using the correct techniques.

Stained Glass for Improvers - Part-time

If you have some experience of stained glass, this course is for you. You can learn additional skills to build on previous experience.

Introduction to Counselling - Part-time

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in the basic principles of counselling.

Ceramics for Beginners - Part-time

Our beginners ceramics course is based at Stoney Street in the City Centre and is aimed at complete beginners and those who wish to refresh the basics.

Painting and Drawing for Beginners - Part-time

This course aims to provide a supportive atmosphere for you to develop your drawing and painting skills in a range of media.

Sewing for Beginners - Part-time

The course will cover how to safely use sewing machines and other equipment.

Stained Glass for Beginners - Part-time

Learn the techniques and skills of stained glass crafts, working with coloured glass, copper foil and solder.

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