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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.

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.

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 Baskets WORKSHOP

Monday 1st April
Make a beautiful clay Easter basket to hold your Easter treats!

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!)

Impression and Mixing Colour

Saturday 30th March
Through the practice of painting a still life participants will learn painting techniques used by impressionist painters and how to mix colour in order to depict the fleeting nature of light.

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.

Sip and Fimo: Flower Leaf and Buttons

Friday 29th March
Come along and create these cute polymer clay flower and leaf buttons.

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.

Throwing on the Wheel Workshops

Saturdays, 9th March or 30th March
An introduction to the techniques of throwing on an electric potter's wheel.

Under 5s Story and Rhyme Time - Highfield Library

Tuesdays 11.15am - 12.00pm term time only
When: Tuesdays, term time only Times: 11.15am - 1200.pm Ages: Under 5years Song, story and small craft session for children under 5 years. This is a drop-in session, no need to book.

Wednesday Art Club

Thursdays 21st March OR 28th March
Our life drawing class gives participants an ideal opportunity to practice drawing from a model in a friendly and supportive environment.
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