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Beaded angels

Posted on: 12 July 2021

The course will look at how to use wire and beads to make simple, but effective hanging decorations that can be suspended on a tree or given as a gift. You will use your imagination… More

Beeline for digital skills

Posted on: 15 July 2021

You will learn how to get online and stay safe online, how to communicate using email, Word, and ‘Zoom’. You will learn how to save and organise files and web pages. You will learn how… More

Bideford building matters

Posted on: 12 July 2021

During the course, we will be visiting some of the buildings in Bideford and learning interesting historical facts about them. You will have an opportunity to build a portfolio of interesting facts combined with photos… More

Colour theory

Posted on: 12 July 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 and gain an understanding of harmonious and complementary… More

Communicate with confidence at your interview

Posted on: 15 July 2021

The tutor will look at how and why we communicate and suggest different ways of developing communication skills. More

Continuous line drawing and wire heads

Posted on: 12 July 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

Crafts for the festive season

Posted on: 12 July 2021

You will be exploring how to make a variety of crafts items that celebrate the Festive season. You will be trying a variety of activities. These include using a range of materials. Each week there… More

Create beautiful folded mini books

Posted on: 12 July 2021

Each week you will be guided by your tutor to make a different style of folded mini book. Each book is made using different techniques and methods. The skill level needed to produce the mini… More

Decorative garlands from recycled paper and found objects

Posted on: 12 July 2021

The aim is to explore creativity and the positivity in making and creating art that will help improve your sense of wellbeing. During the session, you will be using old magazines and paper to make… More

Eight ways to improve your CV

Posted on: 15 July 2021

The tutor will take you through each section of a CV and explain how to improve and enhance the content to reflect your skills, and experience. More

Ephemera

Posted on: 12 July 2021

You will be exploring a variety of ways to repurpose scraps into miniature works of art. You will be trying a range of activities, including ripping, cutting, sticking and sewing to make beautiful embellishments. More

ESOL – Speaking and listening

Posted on: 12 July 2021

This course will also help you communicate in all aspects of life in the UK such as employment, healthcare, travelling on public transport and British culture and will give you confidence speaking and listening in… More

Fabric pumpkins

Posted on: 12 July 2021

You will be exploring ways of how to upcycle clothing items into no-sew fabric pumpkins. A decoration you can use year after year to celebrate Autumn and/or spookify your home for Halloween. You will be… More

Felted baubles

Posted on: 12 July 2021

You will be making two Christmas tree decorations from felt. You will be trying a range of activities: stencil making, cutting, machine sewing, stuffing, decorating with ribbons and buttons, to make your decorations. More

Festive craft matters

Posted on: 12 July 2021

You will be taught in a small, friendly and supportive group where you will have the opportunity to gain confidence and make new friends. You will explore different materials and craft techniques and projects. You… More

Festive fabric wreaths and garlands

Posted on: 12 July 2021

During the session, you will be selecting from a variety of fabrics to create a rag wreath. This will then be embellished with traditional festive ornamentation, such as holly, cones and baubles. The tutor will… More

Festive traditions matters

Posted on: 12 July 2021

You will be taught in a small, friendly and supportive group. You will have the opportunity to gain confidence and make new friends. Your tutor will show you what to do and talk with the… More

Festive woven driftwood

Posted on: 12 July 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, hanging from a tree or in the garden, depending on materials… More

Festive wreaths

Posted on: 12 July 2021

Using natural materials, you will be guided through all of the techniques needed to make a handmade festive wreath. You will be able to explore your own ideas and follow set practical tasks. More

Festive zentangle cards

Posted on: 12 July 2021

The course will look at how a simple doodle can be used to create unique, individualised festive cards or incorporated into a larger piece of work that can be given as gifts, using pen and… More

Getting started with job search

Posted on: 15 July 2021

The tutor will present a variety of ways to find employment and guide you through the job search process including how to search for work effectively online. More

Giant paper poppies

Posted on: 12 July 2021

You will learn how to break down the fibres in paper and manipulate it into a 3D giant poppy. You will consider the constructional processes involved. Sewing will also be used to create the final… More

Improve your maths: join at anytime (mixed ability)

Posted on: 20 September 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

Introduction to English for ESOL learners

Posted on: 12 July 2021

As well as beginning to learn English in a fun but more structured way, you will be able to talk to others in your group and practise reading and writing. You will meet people from different countries… More

Mastering your camera

Posted on: 15 July 2021

You will learn how to understand the controls, functions, and settings on your camera, how to access them, what they do and how you can use them to improve your photography. More

Mixed media art

Posted on: 12 July 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. Mixed media involves using more than one… More

More abstract art

Posted on: 12 July 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

More art for wellbeing

Posted on: 12 July 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

More draw your pet

Posted on: 12 July 2021

The course will look at how to draw and refine the features of your chosen pet, adding colour and texture with pencil, paint and chalk/oil pastels. It is intended that the course will provide you… More

More drawing and painting

Posted on: 12 July 2021

You will be exploring ways of looking and seeing. You will be exploring perspective, colour theory and composition. You will be trying a variety of activities. These include using a range of materials for painting… More

More drawing for pleasure

Posted on: 12 July 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

More still life

Posted on: 12 July 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

More watercolours using texture and special effects

Posted on: 12 July 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

Online interview skills

Posted on: 15 July 2021

The tutor will explain how to prepare for an interview online or a telephone interview, by looking at some practical ideas and basic presentation techniques. More

Papier mache decorative bowl

Posted on: 12 July 2021

Over the three weeks, the course will look at how to make a medium sized bowl out of papier mache and then how to decorate and embellish it with paint and beads. You will be… More

Photo editing (Level 2)

Posted on: 15 July 2021

You will understand how to use photo editing software to enhance and modify digital photos. You will learn how to select and layer photo compositions and develop the skills to enhance photos using colour correction… More

Poppy brooches

Posted on: 12 July 2021

You will be cutting and sewing fabric to make a handcrafted Poppy Brooch. You will be able to explore your own ideas and follow set practical task More

Printmaking christmas cards

Posted on: 12 July 2021

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

Stained glass angels: FULL

Posted on: 12 July 2021

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

Stained glass tree decorations: FULL

Posted on: 12 July 2021

You will be making two Christmas tree decorations. You will be trying a range of activities: stencil making, glass cutting and grinding, copper foiling, soldering to make your decorations. More

Upcycle mobile hangings for your garden

Posted on: 12 July 2021

You will be using found and recycled materials, such as old necklaces and driftwood, to make and enhance garden ornaments, hangings and mobiles. You will be encouraged to look at everyday or found items in… More

Walking poetry matters

Posted on: 15 July 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