AN INTRODUCTION TO UPHOLSTERY; traditional and modern techniques CODE: 323 Wed 18.30 - 21.00 10 sessions, 3 terms.

Full fee £137.50, 60+ £130.65 benefit £96.25, per term

Tutor: Stella Fitzgerald

Whether you are looking to learn a new craft or tackle a one-off upholstery project, this course aims to provide you with the skills necessary to re-create a beautiful and unique piece of upholstered furniture. It will showcase traditional and modern upholstery methods depending on age and design. Although we would ask you to bring along a small project to begin with such as a dining room chair or stool, each piece will still require a variety of techniques. Your tutor will take you through each stage of the process and we hope this will give you the confidence you need to take on more complex tasks. You will need to bring along some basic upholstery tools and a protective blanket. Materials can be purchased from your tutor or online. Please email a picture of your project and we will let you know exactly what you need in order to hit the ground running.


GARMENT PATTERN CUTTING CODE:324 Wed 18.30-21.00

Tutor: Martin Dobson

Over 3 terms Martin will show you how to create a paper pattern, and adjust both it and your finished garment to your individual measurements and designs. Fee for level 1 includes cost of calico and pattern paper, there will be costs involved with buying your own selection of fabrics and notions for the further terms.

AUTUMN TERM    LEVEL 1 - BASIC BLOCKS - BODICE, SKIRT, SLEEVE, DRESS, TROUSERS 10 sessions, 3 terms. Full fee £165.00, 60+ £158.15, benefit £123.75, Autumn term (includes allowance of calico and pattern paper)
Students will learn how to create a paper pattern of a bodice, skirt, trouser, sleeve and dress block, in a standard size 10, the techniques taught can then be applied to students own measurements to create a standard block for making patterns that will be used in level 2.
No experience necessary, students will need to bring a metre stick, set square, paper scissors and pencil.

SPRING TERM    LEVEL 2 - DART MANIPULATION, DEVELOPMENT OF BASIC BLOCKS 10 sessions, 3 terms. Full fee £137.50, 60+ £130.65, benefit £96.25, Spring term
Students will develop the basic blocks created in Level 1, learn about dart manipulation and start the process of designing, from basic blocks to making of a toile (mock up) to test the patterns. Completion of Level 2 will be needed for entry to Level 3.

SUMMER TERM     LEVEL 3 - DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A GARMENT 10 sessions, 3 terms. Full fee £137.50, 60+ £130.65, benefit £96.25, Summer term
Students will learn how to sketch a garment and develop a pattern by designing from the personal blocks created in Level 1 and the techniques taught in Level 2, making and fitting toile for your sketched garment and completing it in chosen fabric.


LIFE DRAWING CODE: 325 Wed 19.00-21.00 10 sessions, 3 terms.

Full fee £110.00, 60+ £104.60, benefit £77.00, per term

Tutor: Andrew Casey

Explore life drawing using a wide range of different materials and mixed media to develop your individual drawing and observational skills. A range of long and short poses will be used to build your confidence and appreciation of the human body. All abilities welcome. Please bring a range of materials with you.


BEGINNERS LATIN CODE: 326 Wed 19.00-21.00 10 sessions

Full fee £110.00, 60+ £104.60, benefit £77.00

Tutor: Nonie Bathgate

An introduction to Latin with a book using cartoons and a helpful Roman mouse character. The course will include speaking as well as reading Latin, grammar basics, games in Latin and a flavour of the language’s ongoing influence. No previous knowledge of Latin is expected.

A course book will be followed – details will be given out at week 1.


BRITAIN IN FILM CODE: 327 Wed 19.00-21.00 10 sessions

Full fee £110.00, 60+ £104.60, benefit £77.00

Tutor: David Read

Britain in Film will look at Britain and the lives of it’s people through the eye of a range of film makers. The course will examine the ways in which film makers have responded to cultural and social changes that have transformed British life over the last 100 years. Among the films we will look at are: Terence Davies’ Of Time and the City, Humphrey Jennings’ A Diary for Timothy, Robert Flaherty’s Industrial Britain, Watt and Wright’s Night Mail, Michael Powell’s A Canterbury Tale, Tony Richardson’s A Taste of Honey, and Ken Loach’s Kes.


DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CODE: 328 Wed 19.00-21.00 10 sessions

Full fee £110.00, 60+ £104.60, benefit £77.00

Tutor: Rob Spray

Still frustrated with your digital camera? Whether you’re a stranger to your SLR or worried by your compact here’s a chance to make friends with it! Starting with understanding what your own camera offers and then going on to work on the principles of photography for fun, art or maybe income. This course will boost your camera confidence, setting weekly tasks to reinforce each session.


CREATIVE WRITING CODE: 329 Wed 19.00-21.00 10 sessions, 3 terms.

Full fee £110.00, 60+ £104.60, benefit £77.00, per term

Tutor: Peppy Barlow

We all have stories to tell. It is the way you tell them that matters. This brand new class can be joined by anyone interested in writing at any level and in any style. There will be creative exercises in class, work to do at home and plenty of opportunity for discussion. A place for exploring and developing your own talent in a relaxed and creative atmosphere.


BRITISH ARTISTS 1740-1940 CODE: 330 Wed 19.00-21.00 10 sessions

Full fee £110.00, 60+ £104.60, benefit £77.00

Tutor: Mark Beesley

From William Hogarth to Henry Moore, British artists have balanced continental influences with an independent outlook shaped more by their surroundings than by theories. We explore their contribution to art history over 200 years and how they have been influenced by the special qualities of British society, it’s history and it’s varied landscape.


PSYCHOLOGY CODE: 331 Wed 19.00-21.00 10 sessions, 3 terms.

Full fee £110.00, 60+ £104.60, benefit £77.00, per term

Tutor: Louisa Rogers

Welcome to the wonderful world of psychology. Enrolling on this introductory course will provide you with a brief and interesting insight in to the human mind. Have you ever wondered if behaviour is down to nature or nurture? How children can adapt so well to new situations and why people change behaviour in a group situation? Term 1 will look at a range of explanations for human behaviour from Freud to modern day psychology. We will look at memory and how it works, as well as ways to improve it! Term 2 will look at the bio- psychology of the human brain and how it works with the body. We will learn about research into our body clock, London Taxi drivers and how our body may recover from a stroke. Term 3 will look at Social influence, prejudice, stereotypes, group behaviour and how we can change peoples perspective on the world, for the good of course! This course requires no existing knowledge, just an enthusiasm to find out more about Psychology; the Scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. A book will be recommended to accompany the course, but is not essential.


AUTUMN FLORISTRY CODE: 332 Wed 19.00-21.00 4 sessions starts Sept 25th.

Full fee £44.00, 60+ £41.80, benefit £30.80

Tutor: Jacinth Duncan

On this exciting short course, learn to make designs for gifts and autumn celebrations. The class is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. At the first class you will construct a linear design with flowers, twigs/moss/bark etc. Later designs will incorporate fruit/candles. This class will incur an additional cost of approximately £35 -£40 overall for flowers, foliage etc; and a list will be sent to you in advance of the first class.


THE FILMS OF ORSON WELLES

Tutor: David Read

New course coming in January 2020, more details to follow.


METHODIST CHAPEL ROOMS, WOODBRIDGE, IP12 4HJ


CREATIVE WRITING CODE: 217 Tue 19.00-21.00 10 sessions, 3 terms.

Full fee £110.00, 60+ £104.60, benefit £77.00, per term

Tutor: Peppy Barlow

We all have stories to tell. It is the way you tell them that matters. This established course can be joined by anyone interested in writing at any level and in any style. There will be creative exercises in class, work to do at home and plenty of opportunity for discussion. A place for exploring and developing your own talent in a relaxed and creative atmosphere.


LAUGHTER YOGA CODE: 321 Wed 18.00-19.00 10 sessions, 3 terms.

Dates: Sept 18th & 25th, October 2nd, 16th, 23rd & 30th, November 6th, 20th & 27th, December 4th

Full fee £55.00, 60+ £52.30, benefit £38.50, per term

Tutor: Chris Draude

Prescribe yourself a weekly dose of the best medicine, laughter. Embrace this unique worldwide concept. Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing. Warning, laughing can seriously improve your health, it is fun, liberating, exhilarating, energising and relaxing. Bring water, a mat and an open heart!


WOODBRIDGE COMMUNITY CENTRE,IP12 4AU


KEEPING FIT IS FUN! CODE: 322 Wed 13.30-14.30 10 sessions, 3 terms.

Full fee £55.00, 60+ £52.30, benefit £38.50, per term

Tutor: Jane Chapman

Join Jane for Keeping Fit is Fun – No Stress!

Come along to this friendly keep fit class which is open to all abilities. Exercise to music and enjoy some fun activities for an hour. All levels, including possibly some chair-based activities covered. No experience needed, just come along wearing loose clothing and soft shoes/trainers. Do remember to bring along some bottled water – it’ll be needed!


 

WOODBRIDGE LIBRARY. IP12 1DT


HENRY’S SUCCESSORS CODE: 426 Thurs 10.30-12.00 3 sessions: October 31st, November 7th & 14th

Full fee £24.75., 60+ £23.50, benefit £17.35, per term

Tutor: Julie Wheeler

Henry VIII struggled throughout his reign to secure his family dynasty, working his way through six wives in his desperate quest for an heir – and a spare. This course will introduce you to the four key historical players who were ‘Henry’s Successors’. Find out about the decisive but sickly protestant son, a young girl who reigned for just nine days, a bloody and ruthless catholic daughter and wannabe matriarch and a golden daughter who became far more than any son Henry could have ever wished for! We will tie together primary source material with narrative, questions, speculations and hopefully our own conclusions! This is an ideal follow on from the course ‘Henry VIII’s Wives’ but no previous historical study is necessary.


WOODBRIDGE CRUISING CLUB, WOODBRIDGE IP12 4BB

 


PAINTING AND DRAWING

Either :- CODE: 505 Fri 10.00-12.00

Or :- CODE: 506 Fri 13.00-15.00

10 sessions, 3 terms. Full fee £110.00, 60+ £104.60, benefit £77.00, per term

Tutor: Andrew Casey

Enjoy a step by step guide to drawing and painting in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn how to develop your observational drawing and painting skills and gain confidence using a wide variety of media. This course is ideal for the beginner and the more experienced. Please bring a sketch book and pencils to the first class.