January Evening and weekend courses

Posted on: 1 January 2019

 

We have a fantastic range of evening and weekend courses in arts and crafts, computing, photography and languages starting this month – perfect if you work 9 to 5 or have other commitments during the day. Check out what’s on when in the list below.

If you see something you’d like to do, but it’s not on in your area or the times or dates don’t suit you, find more courses using our online search or contact your local centre – if there’s enough interest in your area, they may be able to put on your course.

Evening courses

Computing for beginners

Alexander Centre, Tavistock. Thursday 10 January 6 – 8pm

This course is suitable if you are looking to gain practical skills, use the internet and email and increase your confidence when using a computer. Find out more.

Pottery: novice

The Mansion, Totnes. Monday 14 January 7 – 9pm

Learn different pottery techniques in a fun and friendly environment. Find out more

Spanish: beginners 1

The Mansion, Totnes. Monday 14 January 7 – 9pm

This course will introduce you to Spanish pronunciation and simple everyday phrases and expressions. Find out more

Italian: improvers 2

The Mansion, Totnes. Monday 14 January 7 – 9pm

This course will give you the opportunity to consolidate and extend your knowledge of the language and culture and increase your fluency to suit a range of everyday situations. Find out more

Spanish: improvers 2

South Brent Old School Centre, South Brent. Tuesday 15 January 6:30 – 8:30pm

Improve your oral communication (speaking and listening) in Spanish and be introduced to reading and writing. Find out more

Introduction to painting

Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot. Wednesday 16 January 6:30 – 9pm

Learn the basics of painting, using acrylic paints on paper and board. Find out more

Spanish: beginners 2

Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot. Wednesday 16 January 7 – 9pm

This course follows on from Spanish Beginners. Continue to learn Spanish pronunciation and simple everyday phrases and expressions in varied activities. Find out more

Print making and book binding for all

The Mansion, Totnes. Wednesday 16 January 7 – 9pm

You will develop a range of skills used by Printmaker’s and Bookbinder’s, applying these to produce a number of artefacts. Find out more

Italian: beginners 2

The Mansion, Totnes. Wednesday 16 January 7 – 9pm

This course follows on from our Italian Beginners course. Increase your  knowledge of basic key phrases and vocabulary and improve your understanding. Find out more

Digital photography: tricks and techniques

Arts Centre, Bideford. Thursday 17 January 6:30 – 8:30pm

Join in guided photo shoots with the tutor where as a class, you will share suggestions on tricks and techniques to improve your end results. Find out more

Italian: beginners plus 2

Coffee Couture, Totnes. Thursday 17 January 7 – 9pm

This course follows on from our Italian Beginners Plus 1 course and is for anyone who wants to their Italian skills further. Find out more

Watercolours

Arts Centre, Bideford. Thursday 17 January 6:30 – 9pm

Learn different painting techniques that will enable you to develop your watercolour painting skills. Find out more

Aluminium jewellery – make a bangle workshop

Arts Centre, Bideford. Monday 21 January 6:30 – 9pm

Learn how to colour and decorate aluminium using different dyes and printing processes and add texture to metal to make a unique decorated bangle. Find out more

Introduction to weaving

The Mansion, Totnes. Wednesday 23 January 6:30 – 9pm

You will make a small weaving, using a simple loom. This is a course for absolute beginners or those with a little experience. Find out more

Experimental painting

The Mansion, Totnes. Wednesday 23 January 6:30 – 9pm

Come and explore different ways of using watercolour and acrylic paints on paper, board and canvas with a variety of techniques, tools and approaches. Find out more

Life drawing for beginners 2

Arts Centre, Bideford. Friday 24 January 6:30 – 9pm

Explore tone, contour, mass composition and perspective to develop your drawing skills. Find out more

Abstract painting workshop

Arts Centre, Bideford. Monday 28 January 6:30 – 9pm

Learn how to create beautiful paintings on paper and canvas using a range of fun and original techniques. Find out more.

Design and create a screen-printed cushion cover

Arts Centre, Bideford. Monday 28 January 6:30 – 9pm

This course is for anyone interested in experimental printing on textiles. Design and make a screen-printed cushion cover. Find out more

Head and shoulders: intro to figurative drawing

Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot. Wednesday 30 January 6:30 – 9pm

This course involves an introduction to drawing using a life model to concentrate on the head and shoulders. Explore techniques that will enhance accuracy and expression in your life drawings. Find out more

Valentine needle felt craft workshop

Kennaway Centre, Exmouth. Wednesday 30 January 6 – 8:30pm

Use needle felt techniques to make Valentines themed crafts. Find out more

 

Weekend courses

Introduction to wet felt making

The Mansion, Totnes. Saturday 19 January 10am – 12:30pm

Learn to use wet-felting processes to create a small fabric sample. Find out more

Introduction to painting with oils workshop

Torrington Bluecoat Primary School, Torrington. Saturday 19 January 10am – 12:30pm

Get a feel for painting with oils and will have a go at using brushes and palette knives. Find out more

Ceramic bead workshop

Arts Centre, Bideford. Saturday 26 January 10am – 12:30pm

If you like making jewellery, this this workshop is for you. Make decorative items to add to other craft projects or just have a go at something new. Find out more

 

 

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