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Abstract art for improvers

Posted on: 7 December 2021

You will be exploring ways of looking and seeing. You will be trying a variety of activities. These include using a range of materials for painting and drawing. Each week there will be a different… More

Altered treasure books

Posted on: 7 December 2021

During this course you will learn how to transform an unwanted hardback book into an altered treasure book. You will be exploring ways or altering book pages to create a new book, for holding treasured… More

Colour theory

Posted on: 7 December 2021

The course will look at how to mix colours using a limited palette. You will create a colour wheel using primary colours, mixing secondary and tertiary colours. You will gain an understanding of harmonious and… More

Continuous line drawing and wire heads

Posted on: 7 December 2021

You will be exploring ways of looking and seeing. You will be trying three different techniques: two different drawing methods and producing a wire framed 3D head. You will be able to explore your own… More

Digital skills for everyday life

Posted on: 7 December 2021

This course is designed to give you a little more practice in computer skills and will help you to master the first steps and get you comfortable with using a keyboard and mouse (or touch… More

Doodling and zentangle workshop

Posted on: 7 December 2021

The course will look at how a simple doodle can be incorporated into a larger piece of work, using pen and paper. You will have the option of adding colour to emphasise elements within your… More

Drawing for pleasure for beginners: FULL

Posted on: 7 December 2021

Over the five weeks, the course will look at how to do quick sketches, how to refine your work, use shading techniques and composition, by looking at landscapes, still life and proportions of the body… More

Drawing for pleasure for improvers

Posted on: 7 December 2021

Over the five weeks, the course will look at how to do quick sketches, how to further refine your work, use shading techniques, explore perspective and incorporate figures and buildings into landscapes. It is intended… More

Ephemera

Posted on: 7 December 2021

During this course you will learn how to transform odds and ends into beautiful pieces of ephemera that can be used in junk journals, treasure books, mini books, scrap booking, card making etc. You will… More

Essential digital skills – entry 3

Posted on: 7 December 2021

This course builds on the 5 main areas of essential digital skills to support you to do tasks in each area -   Using devices and handling information  Creating and editing  Communicating  Transacting (buying or exchanging information online)  Being safe and… More

Essential digital skills – entry 3

Posted on: 18 January 2022

This course builds on the 5 main areas of essential digital skills to support you to do tasks in each area -   Using devices and handling information  Creating and editing  Communicating  Transacting (buying or exchanging information online)  Being safe and… More

Essential digital skills – level 1

Posted on: 7 December 2021

This course develops the 5 main areas of essential digital skills to support you to do tasks in each area – these are mainly based around digital skills for work with some digital skills for… More

Exploring Bideford through photography

Posted on: 7 December 2021

You will learn how to photograph notable areas of Bideford, combining learning about Bideford’s history, including historic buildings and locations. Your tutor will support you throughout with suggestions on presentation, composition, and framing More

First steps to getting online

Posted on: 7 December 2021

You will learn how to turn on a device, update passwords and account information, use controls, such as a mouse and keyboard, or touchscreen on a smartphone or tablet. You will use tools which make… More

First steps to getting online

Posted on: 7 December 2021

You will learn how to turn on a device, update passwords and account information, use controls, such as a mouse and keyboard, or touchscreen on a smartphone or tablet. You will use tools which make… More

Getting started with office 365 – entry 1

Posted on: 18 January 2022

You will learn how to access and use your Office 365 account and email (Outlook) and you will be introduced to some of the features that the program has such as Word, Excel Spreadsheets, and… More

Getting started with Office 365 – entry 2

Posted on: 7 December 2021

You will learn how to access and use your Office 365 account and email (Outlook) and you will be introduced to some of the features that the program has such as Word, Excel Spreadsheets, and… More

Improve your English: join at any time (Entry Level)

Posted on: 16 December 2021

The course covers different qualification levels so the content will be designed to meet your exact needs. This will include the skills of communication, reading and writing. You can enrol at any time throughout the… More

Improve your English: join at any time (Entry Level)

Posted on: 18 January 2022

The course covers different qualification levels so the content will be designed to meet your exact needs. This will include the skills of communication, reading and writing. You can enrol at any time throughout the… More

Improve your English: join at any time (L1/L2)

Posted on: 18 January 2022

The course covers different qualification levels so the content will be designed to meet your exact needs. This will include the skills of communication, reading and writing. You can enrol at any time throughout the… More

Improve your English: join at any time (L1/L2): FULL

Posted on: 18 January 2022

The course covers different qualification levels so the content will be designed to meet your exact needs. This will include the skills of communication, reading and writing. You can enrol at any time throughout the… More

Improve your maths: join at any time (entry level)

Posted on: 18 January 2022

The course covers different qualification levels so the content will be designed to meet your exact needs. This will include numbers and their use in everyday life, working with data and creating graphs. You can… More

Improve your maths: join at any time (L1/L2):

Posted on: 16 December 2021

The course covers different qualification levels so the content will be designed to meet your exact needs. This will include numbers and their use in everyday life, working with data and creating graphs. You can… More

Improve your maths: join at any time (mixed ability)

Posted on: 18 January 2022

The course covers different qualification levels so the content will be designed to meet your exact needs. This will include numbers and their use in everyday life, working with data and creating graphs. You can… More

Improve your maths: join at any time (mixed ability): FULL

Posted on: 18 January 2022

The course covers different qualification levels so the content will be designed to meet your exact needs. This will include numbers and their use in everyday life, working with data and creating graphs. You can… More

Papier mache decorative bowl

Posted on: 7 December 2021

We will be building and decorating simple or complex papier mache bowls. They can be of any size and shape, using a mould (bowl, vase, jar) that you have at home. We will use materials… More

Pottery for all

Posted on: 18 January 2022

You will be trying a variety of activities. These include tile making, slab building, pots (hand built and on the wheel). You will use glazes and colour to decorate your objects. You will be able… More

Printmaking: handprinted monotype workshop

Posted on: 7 December 2021

You will be making several personalised images using printmaking techniques. You will be trying a range of activities: stencil making, cutting, Printing using pressprint and monoprint techniques to make your unique prints. More

Sewing machine skills the basics

Posted on: 7 December 2021

You will be learning about how to use a sewing machine including: Threading up Bobbin loading Stitch types Machine and free embroidery. How to read and use a pattern More

Springtime crafts

Posted on: 7 December 2021

Each week you will explore different crafts to celebrate the Spring season. You will learn a variety of craft techniques, including paper craft, using clay and working with fabric.    You will be taught how to use… More

Stained glass spring birds

Posted on: 7 December 2021

You will be learning new skills, principles and techniques that are needed to work with stained glass to produce your individual stained-glass Bird using the copper foil method. You will be able to explore your… More

Stained glass terrariums and planters

Posted on: 7 December 2021

A Terrarium is a glass structure that completely encloses a plant, creating its own microclimate. A planter is another 3D glass structure but with gaps to allow the plant to grow out from the enclosure.… More

Stained glass valentine hearts: FULL

Posted on: 7 December 2021

You will learn new skills, principles and techniques that are needed to work with stained glass to produce your individual stained-glass heart using the copper foil method. You will be able to explore your own… More

Walking poetry

Posted on: 7 December 2021

We will be taking short, guided walks along the Tarka Trail and composing our own poems that can be uploaded to the Tarka Trail Poetry Pin website, for others to enjoy your creative work. During… More

Watercolours using texture and special effects for beginners

Posted on: 7 December 2021

You will be exploring ways of looking and seeing. You will be trying a variety of activities. These include using a range of techniques for painting and drawing. Each week there will be a different… More

Woven driftwood art

Posted on: 7 December 2021

The course will look at how you can use driftwood, wire, wool and beads to make small, woven hangings, for either inside the home or outside, depending on materials used. The only skill level required… More