PHILOSOPHY CODE: 117 Mon 19.00-20.30 10 sessions, 3 terms.

Full fee £82.50, 60+ £78.45 benefit £57.75, per term

please note Autumn half term break at this venue is 2 weeks and classes finish week beginning December 9th

Tutor: Sue Pine

This engaging philosophy course looks at some of the great ideas that have shaped Western society. Each week we will be looking at one major philosopher and his work, including Plato, Aquinas and Marx. You will develop your own thinking and discussion skills. You do not need to have studied philosophy before to enjoy this course. Please bring your own refreshments for break.


MANDOLIN MAGIC CODE: 118 Mon 19.00-20.30 10 sessions, 3 terms.

Full fee £82.50, 60+ £78.45 benefit £57.75, per term

please note Autumn half term break at this venue is 2 weeks and classes finish week beginning December 9th

Tutor: Zoe-Anne Wadey

It’s amazing how many people have a mandolin in their loft, dusty and neglected, and yet with years of playing still ahead. This beautiful double strung instrument has such a lovely sound. Perfect for tremolo, melodies and also for accompaniment. Music supplied in both standard notation and tablature, and a repertoire of folk, pop, classical music and Morris tunes. Absolute beginners are most welcome, as are players of some experience. Music will be in parts, or melody with chord accompaniment. This is a mixed ensemble for 4 or 8 string instruments in fiddle tuning (G D A E), this includes mandolin, mandola, bouzouki and tenor banjo.


FURNITURE PAINTING - TRANSFORMATIONS CODE: 119 Mon 19.00-21.00 4 weeks, starts 23rd Sept

Full fee £88.00+ £83.60, benefit £61.60, per term

please note Autumn half term break at this venue is 2 weeks and classes finish week beginning December 9th

Tutor: Helen Barker

Learn how to revamp your old tired furniture. During this hands on course you will be taught how to transform one or two basic pieces of furniture into unique and lovely pieces for your home. You will learn painting and finishing techniques and dabble with decoupage, image transfer and decorative paint effects. Bring along a small piece of furniture – chair or small table or similar to the first class - and a waterproof apron.


LIFE DRAWING CODE: 120 Mon 19.00-21.00 10 sessions, 3 terms.

Fee £148.40 per term (includes model fee). no concessions

please note Autumn half term break at this venue is 2 weeks and classes finish week beginning December 9th

Tutor: Holly Scholfield

Explore life drawing from the beginning, as they did at the Slade. Using line, tone, colour and mixed media we will develop your skills and observation. Poses will vary from short and plentiful to longer one off studies.

Please bring pencils, charcoal, paper and sketchbooks to the first session. All abilities welcome..


BASIC WOODWORK CODE: 214 Tues 19.00-21.00 10 sessions,

Full fee £120.00, 60+ £114.60, benefit £87.00 (inc. initial project materials cost.)

please note Autumn half term break at this venue is 2 weeks and classes finish week beginning December 9th

Tutor: Vaughan Windle

Have you ever thought you would like to build your own garden work bench or fit a shelf unit? Here is a course to introduce basic woodworking tools and simple construction techniques. How to measure and mark out and finally cut and assemble using traditional tools and a limited selection of machine tools. Suitable for absolute beginners and based initially around the manufacture of a set project, for which materials will be provided. As the course progresses students own projects will be developed with guidance from the tutor.


BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS CODE: 215 Tues 19.00-21.00 Autumn term- 6 weeks starts Nov 5th.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this class will not start as advertised. please contact us for more information.

Full fee £66.00 60+ £62.70, benefit £46.20

Tutor: Jill Bowring

WARNING – you will get hooked! NO card playing experience is necessary for this course and you’ll be playing cards right from the start in a relaxed and friendly class. We will give a good grounding of card playing and make a thorough start on the bidding. If you are interested then we carry on for another term or two – yes, there is much to learn. The book “Bridge for Beginners” which covers 3 terms will be followed and will be available to order, should you wish, from the tutor at the first session (approx. £23).


SAXMUNDHAM FROMUS CENTRE. IP17 1DZ

FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE CODE: 216 Tues 10.30-12.30 6 weeks starts October 29th

Full fee £76.00, 60+ £72.70, benefit £56.20 (fee includes initial material costs and model fee)

Tutor: Andrew Howell

From the iconic imagery of Auguste Rodin’s “Kiss” to Michelangelo’s “David” artists have used the human figure to tell their story. During this workshop we will look at how figure sculpture has changed over history. We will create armatures and use these to sculpt from a live model, building dynamic poses and telling a story. You will also create your own figurative sculpture using clay. This is for all abilities and will give you a unique opportunity to sculpt from a model.


FABRIC SCREEN PRINTING CODE: 503 Fri Monthly 9.00-13.00 3 sessions - 20th Sept, 18th Oct and 15th Nov

Full fee £66.00 no concessions

Tutor: Jacky Linney

Screenprinting is a hugely versatile, fun and creative method of printmaking which you can explore over this 3 session course. In the first session you will create and use cut-paper stencils to learn the basic technique of screen printing onto fabric. All equipment, inks and fabric will be provided for this first session. In subsequent sessions you will be encouraged to develop and expand your own ideas. You could design and print fabric to sew cushions, curtains or clothes. After the first session, depending on your chosen project, a charge will be made at cost for inks or other consumables. Bring along a sketchbook and pencils and, if you have them, any special reference items you would like to work from and most importantly bring an overall!


SAXMUNDHAM SPORTS CLUB,CARLTON PARK. IP17 1AT


NORDIC WALKING FOR BEGINNERS                 Wed     10.30-12.00

either CODE: 319 Wed 10.30-12.00 Starts October 2nd

or CODE: 334 Wed 10.30-12.00 Starts November 6th

5 sessions Full fee £41.25, 60+ £39.25., benefit £28.85 Also in Spring term, dates to be advised.

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.