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Acrylics for the Terrified

This five week introduction to acrylics is suitable for complete beginners or those who would like to learn from scratch.

Beginners Acrylic Techniques: Painting from a Photograph

Thursday and Friday 4th & 5th April (two day workshop)
In this two day workshop, participants will learn acrylic techniques by painting from a photograph of their choosing or from a variety of inspiration images available on the day.

Beyond First Impressions

Tuesdays 10.00am to 12.00 pm, 26 February to 26 March 2019 (5 weeks)
If you want to know a Caravaggio from a Cassatt or a Rossetti from a Rubens; if you have ever felt out of your comfort zone when you visit an art gallery; if you would like to learn how to ‘read’ a painting...

Celtic Art in Acrylic Paint

Tuesday 16th April
This workshop is about learning the basic principles for designing Celtic Knotwork.

Chatterbooks Reading Group - Crystal Peaks Library

2nd Friday in the month
For those who enjoy reading, games, quizzes and many more fun activities.  Please contact the library staff for more information.    Age  8 - 11 years Cost: Free.

Crafting the Short Story: Adventures in Creative Reading and Writing

Thursdays 6:15pm to 8:15pm, beginning March 14 2019 (10 Weeks)
On this 10 week course we'll read some of the best short fiction from round the world and use this as inspiration and a teaching tool for your own writing. You will meet others with a passion for literature and flex your imagination and creativity. Build your confidence and analytical skills through weekly structured reading and writing exercises.

Crafty Beading WORKSHOP

Friday 5th April OR Friday 12th April
Boys and girls of all ages will love making these fashionable wristbands and bracelets.

Drawing Techniques: People, Places and Things with Flora Menager

Saturdays 2nd- 16th March (3 weeks)
Drawing is a fundamental skill in art, whether you are an absolute beginner or looking to refresh your skills and improve your painting.

Drop In Wheel Sessions

Every Tuesday 5.30pm to 6.30pm
An hour tutor-led session, for absolute beginners to intermediate learners to experiment and have fun throwing on the wheel. Also available to students on one of our courses who just wants some more time to practice.

Easter Holiday Circus School

9.30am Tuesday 9th April 2019 and Wednesday 10th April 2019
2 days of circus activities to keep the children and young people active and happy over the Easter holiday break. Learn aerial trapeze, silks, hoop, walk on stilts juggle and much more . Both days run from 9.30am - 4pm For children aged 8-16yrs

Easter Trial

Friday April 12th 2019
Easter trail with activities for children round Shire Brook Valley Nature Reserve.
Nell Dixon
01142356348

Evening Sculpture Short Course: 'Head and Shoulders'

Ideal for new or more experienced potters who want to make a sculptural piece- maybe a more abstract piece of work or a figure with your own personal style (without the worry of trying to make a sculpture in the likeness of a model sat in front of you!)

Fish and Nautical Things with Flora Menager

Mondays 25th Feb- 25th March (5 weeks)
This introductory painting course is suitable for anyone looking to take their first steps in acrylic and oil painting.

Full Day Workshop: Sculpture/Standing Animal

Saturday 23rd March 2019
In this workshop Krishna will show you how to make a standing animal sculpture.

Inspired by Clarice Cliff's Ceramics with Amanda Packham

Thursdays 11.00am to 1.00pm, 10 January to 14 February 2019 (6 sessions)
In the first of a new series of short courses for Thursday mornings, explore the world of Clarice Cliff’s Ceramics. Renowned and ultimately collectable.

Introduction to the Human Figure in Oils with Marcin Szuba

Wednesday 6.00pm to 8.00pm, 20 to 27 March 2019 (2 weeks)
Working directly from life models you will create sketches focusing on composition and proportions then use these to inspire your oil paintings.

Kelham Island Museum

The showcase of the steel city's industrial story - enjoy a great day out full of nostalgia & innovation!

Mosaics with Diana Storey

Fridays 3.30pm to 6pm, 25 January to 15 February (4 weeks)
Diana Storey is a mosaic artist with over 20 years experience of making colourful, textural mosaics.

Painted Landscape Vessels

Thursdays 28th February-4th April 2019 (6 weeks)
Using slips and underglazes, you'll have the chance to paint a landscape and explore mark making to produce plaques for slab constructed vessels.

Portraiture: Drawing and Painting Techniques with Flora Menager

Mondays 1st April- 3rd April
Using mixed media (charcoal, pastel, acrylic), participants will learn portraiture techniques, proportions and tips to better draw and paint people through the practice of self-portraiture.
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S Club 5 (Youth Club)

Tuesday
The Youth Club is for young people with disabilities. Take part in a wide range of activities: arts & crafts; sports; cooking; games; outings; socialising; discussions; DVD's; day trips & more. The Club can also offer volunteering opportunities for able bodied young people to gain…
Cheryl Ridge
07736708051

Sculpture and Hand-building with Krishna Alageswaran

Tuesdays 6.30pm to 9pm, 15 January to 26 March 2019 (10 sessions, half term is Tues 19 February).
Following on from the Evening Pottery course, this class is excellent for students wanting a more in-depth introduction to sculpture or to improve on their modelling and texturing skills.

Spring/Summer Landscapes with Mark Beachell

Tuesdays 26th Feb- 26th March (5 weeks) or 4th June- 23rd July (8 weeks)
Mark will lead you through the techniques of artists such as Turner, David Hockney, the Impressionists and lesser-known local artists such as Stanley Royle. Focusing on using acrylics you will be shown how the masters worked and how to interpret these techniques into a style all of your own.

Stella Presented by Filskit Theatre Company

For children aged 3 - 6 ‘Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet’ - Stephen Hawking
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