CROCHET FOR THE ECO FRIENDLY 09.00 - 16.00

Tutor: Kristina England £64.40 code:671

This class is of moderate difficulty and is intended for people with some crocheting experience. The attendees should already know how to hold their hook, chain and single crochet, and preferably but not essentially crocheted decorative stitches like granny squares. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to make the following items: a soap sock/saver, produce bag, face scrubbies – depending on how quickly you work you will have the opportunity to make all three projects. It will involve working in the round and you will learn how to: create the magic circle, sc increase, sc decrease, decorative stitches such as Puff stitch and Shell stitch amongst others. You will need to provide your own materials and tools: Drops Paris-Cotton (for solid colours) Worsted aran weight. Or if you prefer something more colourful…Lily Sugar n Cream Ombres – Cotton Worsted/aran weight; 4.5mm crochet hook. Please bring along a packed lunch.


“TIME TRAVEL THROUGH ART” 09.00-16.00

Tutor: Simone Padur £64.40 code:672

A whirlwind through time with artists from medieval to modern. This is an art history class with a difference, learn first hand through making art in the style and or medium of 4 artists through time with tasty tidbits relayed by Simone your tutor a qualified Art & Design Teacher and art history enthusiast.

Experience first hand creating in the style and or technique of the following Artists: Faith Ringold (Impressionism/Cubism), Rembrant (Dutch Golden Age), Bruegel (Northern Renaissance) and Emily Carr (Post Impressionism/Expressionism). The following mediums will be used in this class mixed media/collage, oil pastel, pencil crayon and coloured paper, pen and ink and oil pastel. Some drawing experience required. Please bring: old magazines, newspaper, fabric scraps(and any other ephemera you might like to stick to your piece), white glue and glue stick, black and coloured paper, pencil crayons, oil pastels, black India ink or sepia ink, cartridge paper and pens with nibs, and a packed lunch


A SHORT HISTORY OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE. 09.30 -11.30

Tutor: Colin Harbin £18.40 code:673

In this workshop we shall take a brief look at the development of the French language, from Latin to modern French, and at some of the influences upon its vocabulary, syntax, phonology and orthography. No detailed knowledge of French is required – just an interest in the history of language.


STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP 09.30-15.30

Tutor: Louise Ferrier £58.75 code:674

Enjoy a day becoming acquainted with the magical medium of stained glass. You will create a small

panel using off-cuts of coloured glass, so no cutting is required. All you need is enthusiasm to try something new. All materials included in cost, please bring a packed lunch.


WET FELTED BOWLS, VESSELS AND VASES 09.30 - 15.30

Tutor: Rachel Glover £60.00 code: 675

Learn how to create unique and beautiful bowls, vessels and vases using only wool fibres. Rachel will help you chose your design and help pick from a selection of vibrant colours. No previous experience of felt making is required and by the end of the afternoon session you will have a stunning, three dimensional, felted vessel to take home with you. Wet felting uses lots of water, soap and elbow grease, so moderate strength and stamina needed. Please bring along an apron and a packed lunch.


NORSE MYTHOLOGY 10.00 - 13.00

Tutor: Julie Wheeler £27.60 code:676

A course to introduce you to fascinating characters with wonderful stories to tell. Who are Odin, Thor and Frey, Frigga, Freyja and Hel? And what on earth is Yggdrasil? Those ancient people of what is now modern Scandinavia lived with a plethora of deities and magic that informed their world. They could remember and recite stories of deeds and mystery from other realms that would last for hours to explain the illusive nature of the physical world plus tease and frighten them with alternative afterlife possibilities. These tales could send a person running fearlessly into battle believing they possessed the strength of a bear..! We will explore their world through their own art and stories that they have left behind. There are even parallels with other worldwide spiritual belief systems. No previous knowledge necessary.

AN INTRODUCTION TO PLANT NAMING 10.00 - 15.00

Tutor: Eammon Evans £46.00 code:677

What information do you find in Caryopteris x clandonensis “Heavenly Blue”? Why is it written like that? We start this workshop with the tools to help you unravel the systematic naming of plants. We then go on to develop the skills required to identify plants using a range of observations.


AUTHENTIC FRENCH COOKING – Les recettes de ma Grand-mere 10.00-16.00

Tutor: Catherine Godet £62.00 code:678

You will be transported into the Vendee countryside as you learn to cook authentic French dishes. Together we will make a family style coq au vin, and individual gratin dauphinoise and tarte aux pommes from Catherine’s grandmother’s recipe book. This is a step-by-step course with plenty of opportunities for students to develop their cooking skills and confidence in an informal and supportive setting. Besides enhancing their culinary skills, students will have the chance to get acquainted with the French way of life and culture as well as maybe learn some French phrases along the way! Please bring a container for your share of the coq au vin, an apron and a sharp knife. Please bring a packed lunch.


CONTAINER GROWING 13.00-16.00

Tutor: Susannah Sharman £27.60 code:679

Container growing – from what to use, how to plant with tips and tricks of the trade. Contemporary and traditional designs to give your patios a special look. Make your own planted up container to take home with you, or as a gift - there may be an additional fee depending on the container and plant selection that you choose to use.


UKULELE TASTER 14.30-16.00

Tutor: Zoe Wadey £13.80 code:680

Play in a day; it’s easier than you think – we will learn to accompany a selection of well-known songs using two chords; this includes: learning to read chord windows, strumming, and simple finger picking, and singing and playing at the same time. This taster session will prepare you for joining a beginner’s ukulele course.