October evening and weekend courses

Posted on: 1 October 2018

Image of craft piece done by painting with multi-coloured oils

We have some fabulous evening and weekend courses in arts and crafts and Italian 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

Italian: beginners 1

The Mansion, Totnes. Wednesday 3 October 7 – 9pm

This 8-week course will teach you how to communicate in simple everyday situations. Find out more

Paperclay for beginners

Arts Centre, Bideford. Tuesday 9 October 6:30 – 9:00pm

Learn how to make decorative pieces such as a bowl, beads for jewellery, or a sculptural piece using paperclay in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Find out more

Printmaking for beginners

Arts Centre, Bideford. Wednesday 10 October 6:30 – 9:00pm

Learn several printmaking techniques, with and without a press, giving you the skills to develop your work at home. Find out more

Painting with oil workshop

Ockment Centre, Okehampton. Tuesday 16 October 6:30 – 8:30pm

Get a feel for painting with oils. Have a go at using brushes and palette knives and learn different styles of painting. Find out more

Abstract painting for improvers 2

Arts Centre, Bideford. Wednesday 31 October 6:30 – 9pm

This course is designed for learners with prior experience and provides the opportunity to build upon these skills. Find out more

Weekend Courses

Applique/reverse applique for beginners

Arts Centre, Bideford. Saturday 6 October 10am – 3:30pm

Learn the techniques of applique and reverse applique to  create a wall-hanging or embellishment for a cushion. Find out more

Life drawing

Kennaway Centre, Exmouth. Saturday 6 October 10am – 3pm

This course is for both absolute beginners who would like to explore the simplest techniques of drawing the figure and for those who wish to build on basic core skills. Find out more

Drawing skills for beginners

Arts Centre, Bideford. Saturday 13 October 10am – 3:30pm

This course will unlock the secrets of how to draw and will improve your drawing ability. You will be drawing from both ‘still life’ and your imagination, using measurement, perspective, mark making and composition. Find out more