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125 courses

Abstract Painting - All Levels

This course is designed for you to explore the power of line, colour and texture to develop your own abstract painting.

Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone, be challenged, be bold, and have fun!

09/01/2023 - Mon (14:00-17:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £256.00 - C02305-222302
24/04/2023 - Mon (14:00-17:00) - Parkshot Campus - 10 weeks - £256.00 - C02305-222303

An Introduction to Family Portraiture - ESOL

The Portraiture Introduction course will teach you the basics of how to:

Set up a professional photography studio, learn lighting techniques to help capture professional standard photographs for your portfolio.

Learn how to direct and position your models, how to get the best shots of children and capture beautiful portraits.

Professional skills relating to setting up your own portrait photography business including an introduction to equipment, skills and how to develop a portfolio for freelance work.

How to use manual settings using a DSLR camera in...

20/04/2023 - Thu (13:00-16:00) - Parkshot Campus - 1 weeks - £15.00/FREE - C02767-222301

An Introduction to Portraiture (Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton)

This course is for total beginners to Portraiture. Any previous drawing or painting experience will be beneficial but are not essential. The emphasis will be on developing observational skills through drawing and/or painting from the model

10/01/2023 - Tue (14:00-17:00) - Hillcroft Campus - 5 weeks - £130.00 - C02899-222303
21/02/2023 - Tue (14:00-17:00) - Hillcroft Campus - 6 weeks - £155.00 - C02899-222304
18/04/2023 - Tue (14:00-17:00) - Hillcroft Campus - 6 weeks - £155.00 - C02899-222305
06/06/2023 - Tue (14:00-17:00) - Hillcroft Campus - 6 weeks - £155.00 - C02899-222306

Bookbinding Workshop - Intermediate

Come along to our Bookbinding Workshop to spend some quality time working on your bookbinding or book conservation projects.

This is a lovely, welcoming intermediate group with some learners who have been attending for many years, and some newer to the college.

Please note that this is an Untutored Workshop, so this is for experienced bookbinders who can work on their own projects. There will be a tutor available to offer technical advice and keep an eye on health and safety in the room, but they will not be teaching the class.

23/02/2023 - Thu (10:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus - 18 weeks - £461.00 - C00125-222302

Build your own Terrarium

You will learn how a terrarium works; how these self-contained ecosystems survive so well on their own and how to look after them.

17/01/2023 - Wed (13:30-15:30) - Hillcroft Campus - 1 weeks - £37.00 - C02106-222301
02/03/2023 - Thu (13:30-15:30) - Parkshot Campus - 1 weeks - £37.00 - C02106-222302
28/03/2023 - Wed (13:30-15:30) - Hillcroft Campus - 1 weeks - £37.00 - C02106-222303

CARER - Printmaking for Beginners

This course will enable you to investigate various printmaking processes from scratch, including drypoint, lithography, screen printing, linocut and others.

10/01/2023 - Tue (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £326.00 - C02011-222302
18/04/2023 - Tue (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £326.00 - C02011-222303

Ceramic Pinchpot & Coiling - Making History

This course is a fantastic way or engaging with clay in its most direct form, making it accessible for beginners and more experienced artists. You will explore and challenge your previous knowledge about contemporary expression, developing a sensitivity to the material in a way that makes it possible to achieve beautiful hand-built objects such as pinch pots.

10/01/2023 - Tue (13:30-16:30) - Parkshot Campus - 5 weeks - £125.00 - C02923-222303
21/02/2023 - Tue (13:30-16:30) - Parkshot Campus - 6 weeks - £150.00 - C02923-222304
18/04/2023 - Tue (13:30-16:30) - Parkshot Campus - 6 weeks - £150.00 - C02923-222305
06/06/2023 - Tue (13:30-16:30) - Parkshot Campus - 6 weeks - £150.00 - C02923-222306

Ceramics - Handbuilding & Decorating Techniques – All Levels

If you already have a good level of ceramics experience from previous courses and practical work, and consider yourself to be intermediate level, then this course is for you.
We will cover hand building techniques and take an in depth look at the wide range of decorative techniques you can use with clay.

11/01/2023 - Wed (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £286.00 - C02464-222302
19/04/2023 - Wed (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £311.00 - C02464-222303

Ceramics - Handbuilding & Throwing - All Levels (Eve)

This course is designed to let you follow your preferred style of making. You will be shown a range of techniques, and once you have mastered each technique you can choose how you would like to form with clay. Pinching, building with soft slabs and throwing will be covered for the beginners.

12/01/2023 - Thu (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £286.00 - C00539-222304
20/04/2023 - Thu (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £311.00 - C00539-222306

Ceramics - Plaster, Mouldmaking, Slipcasting, Decorating & Pressmoulding - All levels

This course aims to teach you how to make your own moulds and vessels with the slip cast method. We will cover also press moulding techniques, and take an in depth look at the wide range of decorative techniques you can use with clay and slip.

14/01/2023 - Sat (09:30-12:30) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £286.00 - C02866-222302
22/04/2023 - Sat (09:30-12:30) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £311.00 - C02866-222303

Ceramics for Wellbeing

This course will give you the chance to explore ceramics and its potential for creative output, and in doing so improving your wellbeing. You will learn techniques to make simple items and learn about decoration and glazing.

09/01/2023 - Mon (17:30-20:30) - Parkshot Campus - 5 weeks - £135.00 - C01453-222303
27/02/2023 - Mon (17:30-20:30) - Parkshot Campus - 5 weeks - £135.00 - C01453-222304
17/04/2023 - Mon (17:30-20:30) - Parkshot Campus - 5 weeks - £135.00 - C01453-222305
05/06/2023 - Mon (17:30-20:30) - Parkshot Campus - 5 weeks - £135.00 - C01453-222306

Ceramics Handbuilding & Throwing - All Levels

This is a general ceramics course which covers most methods of making pots including throwing on the potter's wheel. Interspersed with this, you will learn several decorating and firing techniques.

09/01/2023 - Mon (10:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £276.00 - C00117-222302
17/04/2023 - Mon (10:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £301.00 - C00117-222303

Ceramics Handbuilding & Throwing - Intermediate

If you have some experience of ceramics and would like to develop your skills further, perhaps with a view to selling or exhibiting your work, or just for pleasure, then this course is for you.

10/01/2023 - Tue (13:30-16:30) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £286.00 - C00421-222302
18/04/2023 - Tue (13:30-16:30) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £311.00 - C00421-222303

Ceramics Handbuilding - Beginners/Improvers

This course is designed to introduce you to ceramic handbuilding techniques. The course is suitable for beginners and more experienced ceramicists. During this course you will be able to experiment with different types of clay, glazes and decorating techniques to create ceramic forms either functional or sculptural.

09/01/2023 - Mon (14:00-17:00) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £286.00 - C01351-222302
17/04/2023 - Mon (14:00-17:00) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £311.00 - C01351-222303

Ceramics Handbuilding Workshop

This is suitable for you if you are a beginners or a more experienced ceramicist. During this course you will be able to experiment with different types of clay and glazes to create ceramic artworks.

You will explore different methods of making ceramics, which will vary from term to term. As well as learning the various skills applicable to ceramic making, decorative techniques and glazing skills will also be taught. Tools are provided but please bring an overall and a notebook.

10/01/2023 - Tue (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £286.00 - C00605-222302
18/04/2023 - Tue (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £311.00 - C00605-222303

Ceramics Throwing - Absolute Beginners

This course is designed for learners who are complete beginners or who have very limited experience of using the potter’s wheel. Starting with fundamental techniques and progressing skills throughout the term, there will be an emphasis on making tableware using stoneware clay.

10/01/2023 - Tue (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £286.00 - C02031-222302
18/04/2023 - Tue (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £311.00 - C02031-222303

Ceramics Throwing - Beginners

This exciting, hands-on course is designed to introduce you to throwing pots on an electric pottery wheel.

12/01/2023 - Thu (14:00-17:00) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £286.00 - C01338-222302
20/04/2023 - Thu (14:00-17:00) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £311.00 - C01338-222303

Ceramics Throwing - Beginners/Post Beginners

This course aims to teach you how to make pots and vessels using the potter's wheel.

10/01/2023 - Tue (09:30-12:30) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £286.00 - C00423-222302
18/04/2023 - Tue (09:30-12:30) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £311.00 - C00423-222303

Ceramics Throwing - Intermediate

This course is designed to give you the opportunity to spend an extended time each week working on your own throwing projects. The class is longer than the normal, giving you the time to practice and hone your throwing skills. You will be supported and guided by your tutor, who is an experienced and professional potter. You can work on your own ideas or be inspired by a variety of projects suggested by your tutor.

09/01/2023 - Mon (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £286.00 - C01305-222303
22/02/2023 - Wed (13:30-16:30) - Parkshot Campus - 19 weeks - £486.00 - C01305-222304
17/04/2023 - Mon (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £311.00 - C01305-222305

Ceramics Throwing Advanced Masterclass with Emma Johnstone

This masterclass course is designed to give you the opportunity to spend an extended time each week working on your own throwing projects. The class is longer than the normal, giving you the time to practice and hone your throwing skills. You will be supported and guided by your tutor, who is an experienced and professional potter. You can work on your own ideas or be inspired by a variety of projects suggested by your tutor.

Emma Johnstone is a London-based contemporary ceramicist skilled in throwing, decorating techniques and the dramatic firing process of raku.

23/02/2023 - Thu (09:30-13:30) - Parkshot Campus - 18 weeks - £810.00 - C00116-222302

Ceramics Throwing, Handbuilding & Decorating Techniques - Intermediate

If you already have a good level of ceramics experience from previous courses and practical work, and consider yourself to be intermediate level, then this course is for you. We will cover hand building and throwing techniques, and take an in depth look at the wide range of decorative techniques you can use with clay.

11/01/2023 - Wed (09:30-12:30) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £286.00 - C00422-222302
19/04/2023 - Wed (09:30-12:30) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £311.00 - C00422-222303

Clothesmaking - Intermediate

Our fun, practical course will ensure you become confident making garments to fit. You will reach a higher level of competence using commercial patterns, plus choosing fabrics and styles that compliment you.

You can work on the class project of a garment but also have the opportunity to choose your own pattern to sew. Alternately you may wish to learn skills necessary to up cycle or repurpose a garment or simply mend or refit a well loved garment.

10/01/2023 - Tue (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £291.00 - C01263-222302
19/01/2023 - Thu (10:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus - 8 weeks - £215.00 - C01263-222305
18/04/2023 - Tue (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £316.00 - C01263-222304

Clothesmaking - Intermediate/Advanced

On this course you will sew a dress from a pattern using fine or luxury fabric such as silk. You?ll learn how to cut, sew and work neatly. Suitable for those with sewing experience.

20/04/2023 - Thu (10:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £276.00 - C02162-222302

Clothesmaking for Beginners

This Course is a 6-week block of 3 hour lessons for beginners new to clothes making. You will be shown how to thread up and use the sewing machine and work on the group projects in each course.
There are 2 different 6 week courses available each term -

Part 1 - Making a cushion cover and an A line skirt
Autumn Term Part 1 commences 12.09.22
Spring Term Part 1 commences 09.01.23
Summer Term Part 1 commences 17.04.23

Part 2 - Making a tote bag and a simple top
Autumn Term Part 2 commences 31.10.22
Spring Term Part 2 commences 20.02.23
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09/01/2023 - Mon (18:00-21:00) - Hillcroft Campus - 5 weeks - £135.00 - C02778-222312
09/01/2023 - Mon (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £286.00 - C02778-222302
09/01/2023 - Mon (13:00-16:00) - Hillcroft Campus - 5 weeks - £135.00 - C02778-222306
20/02/2023 - Mon (13:00-16:00) - Hillcroft Campus - 6 weeks - £155.00 - C02778-222309
20/02/2023 - Mon (18:00-21:00) - Hillcroft Campus - 6 weeks - £160.00 - C02778-222313
17/04/2023 - Mon (13:00-16:00) - Hillcroft Campus - 5 weeks - £135.00 - C02778-222307
17/04/2023 - Mon (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 5 weeks - £135.00 - C02778-222308
17/04/2023 - Mon (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus - 6 weeks - £160.00 - C02778-222303
17/04/2023 - Mon (18:00-21:00) - Hillcroft Campus - 5 weeks - £135.00 - C02778-222314
05/06/2023 - Mon (18:00-21:00) - Hillcroft Campus - 6 weeks - £160.00 - C02778-222315
05/06/2023 - Mon (13:00-16:00) - Hillcroft Campus - 6 weeks - £160.00 - C02778-222310

Colour in Ceramics - Applications and Techniques - Masterclass

'This is a specialised ceramics course which covers in depth the methods of colour in ceramics. You will learn how to use colour in ceramics and many decorating techniques. This is a class for intermediate to advance level students as we will go in depth beyond just making ceramics. An understanding of ceramics at a basic level is required such as throwing, handbuliding or slipcasting.

14/01/2023 - Sat (13:30-16:30) - Parkshot Campus - 11 weeks - £381.00 - C02769-222302
22/04/2023 - Sat (13:30-16:30) - Parkshot Campus - 12 weeks - £415.00 - C02769-222303

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