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Hobbies, Interests and Wellbeing 2019/20


African Drumming (Beginners & Improvers)

Tutor: Alison Lyon. Tuesday 7 - 9pm.

If you’ve got a heart beat you’ve got rhythm! Learn to tap your natural human potential with Drums Agogo – hand-drum tuition on genuine African instruments. Class may merge to Monday later in the year, due to numbers and experience. Drum hire of £5 per term included.

Further tutor info: www.drumsagogo.co.uk

African Drumming (Advanced)

Tutor: Alison Lyon. Monday 7 - 9pm.

An advanced class for those who have studied African Drumming for at least two years. This class would provide progression for those who have been drumming for some time and have already reached a good standard of knowledge, fluency and skill.  Drum hire of £5 per term included.

Further tutor info: www.drumsagogo.co.uk

Cake Decorating (Beginners & Improvers) SOLD OUT

Tutor: Roslyn Scott. Thursday 7 - 9pm. SOLD OUT

Designed to inspire confidence in basic sugarcraft techniques and develop new skills and challenge
the more able. From cupcakes to celebration cakes - wow your friends with stunning edible art! Basic equipment and materials needed, details given during the first evening. Additional costs of up to £10 per week for icing etc.

Further tutor info: www.cakesbydesignilkley.co.uk

Dru Yoga (Beginners & Improvers) SOLD OUT

Tutor: Chrissy Chelinski. Monday 7.30pm - 9pm. (Autumn and Spring Terms only.) Very limited places.

A unique, graceful and potent form of yoga, based on flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation. Improve strength and flexibility, create core stability and your whole being will feel deeply relaxed and rejuvenated. Bring a large towel/rug/mat.

 

Fly Tying (Beginners & Improvers)

Tutor: Stephen Cheetham (FDG). Wednesday 7 - 9pm (16 weeks).

Learn how to tie your own ‘flies’ with expert tuition to help you to get started in this delicate skill. The Spring Term  develops your skills for more complicated flies. Materials and equipment will be available for you to purchase at class. (6 weeks Autumn term, 10 weeks Spring term).

Guitar (Beginners)

Tutor: Jon Harvison. Tuesday 7 - 8 pm.

Whatever style you want to play - rock, jazz, folk, blues - the basics are the same. Learn tuning, rhythm styles, finger pick and plectrum techniques, basic chord structure, progressions, theory and performance skills. Group lessons.

Further tutor info: www.jonharvison.com

Guitar (Improvers) SOLD OUT

Tutor: Jon Harvison. Tuesday 8 - 9 pm. Limited places.

Whatever style you want to play - rock, jazz, folk, blues - the basics are the same. Learn tuning, rhythm styles, finger pick and plectrum techniques, basic chord structure, progressions, theory and performance skills. Group lessons for more experienced players.

Further tutor info: www.jonharvison.com

Improv (Beginners)

Tutor: Mel Taylor. Thursday 7 - 9pm.

Improv is a great way to unlock creativity and increase spontaneity. Learn step by step how to do it. You don’t have to worry about how funny or imaginative you are – you’ll be amazed at what you come up with. You’ll be playing improv games and creating stories in a supportive environment, and there’s always lots of laughter.

Further tutor info: http://playfulbeing.weebly.com/

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Tutor: Mel Taylor. Monday 7 - 9pm.

Improv is a great way to unlock creativity and increase spontaneity. Learn step by step how to do it. You don’t have to worry about how funny or imaginative you are – you’ll be amazed at what you come up with. You’ll be playing improv games and creating stories in a supportive environment, and there’s always lots of laughter.

Take your improv to the next level with this continuation course. More games, more stories, more laughter! At least one term (or equivalent) of improv experience required - if in doubt, please contact the tutor.

Further tutor info: http://playfulbeing.weebly.com/

 

Mindful Meditation for Beginners SOLD OUT

Tutor: Maxine Amos. Wednesday 7 - 9pm (10 weeks).

Want to learn more about meditation and mindfulness but don't know where to start? This is a beginner’s class, designed to teach the basics.  Learn how to relax the mind, increase concentration and feel more energized and refreshed. Mindful meditation can provide tools for dealing with stress and anxiety, help to overcome negative states of mind and cultivate positive thoughts. Essentially practical but with the opportunity to discuss other stress management techniques.

Patchwork, Quilting and Applique (Beginners) SOLD OUT

Tutor: Margaret Wightman. Monday 7 - 9pm.

Learn a variety of techniques. Create a number of different blocks which will enable you to make a throw, quilt, or quillow (a throw that folds into a cushion) over 30 weeks. Most work can be hand sewn. Sewing machine needed to put blocks together.

 

Patchwork, Quilting and Applique (Improvers)

Tutor: Margaret Wightman. Workshop A Tuesday (one place left), Workshop B Wednesday (one place left). Enrol for one workshop only. 7 - 9pm.

Progression from the beginners Patchwork class. Run on a workshop basis, enjoy the opportunity to learn more advanced techniques to make advanced blocks for throws/quilts. In Autumn, make Christmas tree decorations and cards using felt and/or embroidery techniques and ideas for Advent calendars/ Christmas presents explored. Sewing machine needed to put blocks together.

Sewing for Fun (Beginners)

Tutor: Emma Garry. Tuesday 7 - 9pm.

Learn to sew and follow patterns by making 3 simple but useful Emma Garry patterns: a Bucket bag; a pair of pyjama bottoms; a Reversible Sun Hat. You will learn useful techniques and boost your confidence. Suitable for beginners. 3 patterns per term at £7.50 each. Sewing machine required. Fabric available for you to buy or bring your own.

Further tutor info, patterns and finished items: www.emmagarry.com  

Sewing for Further Fun (Improvers)

Tutor: Emma Garry. Wednesday 7 - 9pm. Limited places.

Progressing from beginners and last year’s Wednesday class, for those with more experience. Learning dressmaking basics. If unsure of your level contact Emma on 01943 435825. Emma Garry pattern £7.50 (sizes 8 to 18). Sewing machine required. Fabric available to buy or bring your own.

Further tutor info, patterns and finished items: www.emmagarry.com  

Write Your Life Story (Improvers)

Tutor: Maria Stephenson. Tuesday 7 - 9pm.

Have you got an interesting life story that you’re bursting to tell?  Do people often say you should write a book? This exciting course will help you structure your autobiography whilst developing your writing skills. For writers with a little writing experience.

Further tutor info: www.mariastephenson.com

Write a Collection of Short Stories in a Year (Improvers)

Tutor: Maria Stephenson. Thursday 7 - 9pm.

This exciting course will support you in producing a collection of short stories in a variety of genres, from crime to sci-fi and many more.  You will be shown how to edit and how to get your work published. For people with a little writing experience.

Further tutor info: www.mariastephenson.com

 Except where stated, courses continue through the year, subject to enrolments.

Courses commence week beginning Monday 16th September 2019, unless otherwise stated.