Introduction to Digital Photography         107 A         Mon          19.00-21.00          starts October 29th 2018

This class is starting later than first planned - enrolments for a six week course now being taken

FEE FOR 6 WEEKS  full: £66.00   over 60: £62.76   benefit: £46.20
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY                 Tutor: Keith Locke      
This 6 week course is designed to provide students new to digital photography with a basic understanding of how it all works.  We will start by translating the strange symbols and the language of photography.  Learning the basics of photography will provide you with a solid foundation that will enable you to expand and develop on these new skills and create your own personal style. Please bring your cameras and their handbooks

Philosophy at the movies        108    Mon     19.00-20.30         starts September 17th 2018  

FEE PER TERM  full: £82.50   over 60: £78.40    benefit: £57.80

PHILOSOPHY AT THE MOVIES                            Tutor: Sue Pine                   
A brand-new Philosophy course! Each week we will discuss a famous film and will bring the insights of great philosophers to bear on the issues it raises.  Films will be from various genres but will include The Godfather and yes, Star Wars.  Have fun extending your thinking and discussion skills! The film for the first week will be “Avatar”.  Sue will advise on subsequent films.

 Christmas Floristry                 109    Mon     19.00-21.00     3 weeks starts November 19th 2018

FEE PER 3 WEEKS full: £33.00   over 60: £31.35   benefit: £23.10      

CHRISTMAS FLORISTRY                                 Tutor: Jacinth Duncan           

Make your own Christmas centerpieces!. This short 3 week course (which can follow on from the Saturday workshop on November 10th) will enable you to make your own Christmas designs for yourself and friends. There will be an additional weekly cost for materials, details given before first session. Suitable both for beginners and those with some experience.

Garden Maintenance              110        Mon     19.00-21.00           5 weeks starts 29th October 2018

FEE PER 5 WEEKS full: £55.00   over 60: £52.30   benefit: £38.50

GARDEN MAINTENANCE                       Tutor: Susannah Sharman                
Learn how to achieve a well kept garden.  From soil, lawns, trees and shrubs this course will give you confidence in your gardening.  Powerpoint presentation, demonstrations and discussion time which covers a wide range of  informative and relevant gardening subjects.     

Ukulele from scratch            111       Mon     19.00-21.00               6 weeks starts 29th October 2018 (and may continue)

FEE PER 6 WEEKS full: £66.00  over 60: £62.76  benefit: £46.20  

UKULELE FROM SCRATCH                          Tutor: Zoe Wadey                 
Timing, Rhythm & Tone – with a focus on playing within a group, you will learn to accompany songs on the ukulele.  A wide range of genres sound great on a ukulele, and you will have an opportunity to put forward your favourite song too!  You will learn to read chord window diagrams and basic tablature.
        6 weeks. Full fee £66.00, 60+ £ 62.76, benefit £46.20 (and may continue)

Creative writing for everyone          213    Tues    19.00 – 21.00      starts September 18th 2018    

FEE PER TERM  full: £110.00   over 60: £104.60    benefit: £77.00

CREATIVE WRITING FOR EVERYONE                  Tutor: Annette Edge              
Whether you’re an absolute beginner or someone who’s already had a go; whether you want to write short stories, novels or children’s fiction; whether you’re nail-bitingly nervous or hugely confident - bring a notebook and pen and a willingness to share and learn. Expect paired     writing exercises, prompt activities, and individual time to write and reflect in a snug and      welcoming atmosphere, all under the guiding eye of a supportive and experienced tutor.

Reloved furniture upcycling       214    Tues     19.00-21.00               4 weeks starts September 18th 2018  

FEE PER 4 WEEKS full: £54.00  over 60: £51.80  benefit: £40.80
RELOVED FURNITURE UPCYCLING              Tutor: Helen Barker
Relove an old piece of furniture.  Learn different painting techniques to transform tired furniture, picture frames and boxes.  You can explore stencilling, decoupage, image transfer and other decorative techniques.  Please bring a small piece of furniture to get started (chair, stool, table…)

Continuing Bridge                    215    Tues     19.00-21.00                   starts September 18th 2018

FEE PER TERM  full: £110.00   over 60: £104.60    benefit: £77.00

CONTINUING BRIDGE                 Tutor: Jill Bowring                        
This year we will consolidate much of what was taught in terms 1 and 2, plus learn about more advanced bidding.  This course would also suit someone who has learnt Bridge a while ago, or needs a little clarification and practice.  The EBU book “Continuing Bridge” will be available to order from the tutor at the first session (approx. £20).

Chair Caning       CODE: 216         Saxmundham Free School           Tues       19.00-21.00          30th October             5 weeks               

FEE PER 5 WEEKS full: £80.00   over 60: £77.25   benefit: £63.50

CHAIR CANING                                                                                     Tutor: Helen Barker

Chair caning – traditional Split Cane method:  This course will teach you the 7-step method for weaving a chair/stool seat.  Replace the seat in a cane chair/stool – please bring this with you.  All materials will be provided but you will need a bag of golf tees, a bowl, small hammer, scissors, small screwdriver or braddle.  It would be handy if you can remove all the old cane seating and poke out debris from the holes in advance of the first session.


Introduction to Printmaking         218               Tue         19.00-21.00                   8 weeks, 3 terms

FEE PER 8 WEEKS full: £88.00   over 60: £83.60   benefit: £61.60   

INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING                                                                  Tutor: Helen Armstrong Bland

Suitable for beginners or those with previous experience.  In this weekly class you will be introduced to a variety of techniques including mono printing, drypoint, blind embossing and collograph printing.  Come along and develop your skills in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.  Please bring an apron and some A4 thick watercolour paper to the first class.

Autumn term dates - 25th Sept, 2nd, 9th, 30th Oct. 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Nov (no class 16 & 23 Oct)     


Introduction to sewing               217                  Tues    9.30-12.30  Fortnightly

6 sessions, 3 terms, £99.00 per term, no concessions.

INTRODUCTION TO SEWING                                 Tutor: Annabelle Reynolds
This course begins with you making a useful bag which will incorporate various skills such as seaming, zip insertion, piping and neatening methods all of which can later be applied to a host of other projects such as clothes, accessories and items for the home.  Guidance will be given during the term on other areas, for example; project and fabric selection, measurement taking, pattern alteration and design details.   Requirements: 0.5 metres each of two different but co-ordinating fabrics, 0.25 metres of contrst fabric, 0.5 metres of thin poly cotton wadding, 18cm zip, 1 metre of medium piping cord, sewing thread, sewing kit inc. scissors and pins,
sewing machine and attachments (please check beforehand that your machine works well!).

        Alternate weeks - Sept 11th & 25th, Oct 9th, Nov 6th & 20th, Dec 4th


NORDIC WALKING FOR BEGINNERS                 Wed     10.30-12.00

Tutor: Maggie Jennings
Using the upper body, Nordic Walking is a total body workout.  Done properly, it uses 90% of the body’s muscles.  It can build stamina and strength, allowing you to walk further and faster.  You will learn to find your own level and pace, but please keep in mind, this is not an amble!  The poles automatically push you forward so with no more effort, you will go a bit faster, thus getting more exercise in less time.  Poles are supplied during instruction but you are encouraged to have your own eventually, allowing you to exercise in between walks.  You need to be able to walk about 4 miles with comparative ease, as by the middle of the course we will be doing that mileage.  We start the course at Saxmundham, but later we will walk in other local areas to gain experience on different terrain.  After the course there are various Nordic Walks you can join in with. It is advisable to bring a small rucksack with a bottle of water to each class.

Group 1 – September 26th, October 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th (5 weeks)        CODE: 311
        Full fee £41.25, 60+ £39.25,  benefit £28.90                

Group 2 – November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, December 5th (5 weeks)        CODE: 312
        Full fee £41.25, 60+ £39.25,  benefit £28.90