Weekly Classes

Our classes and workshops generally run weekly during term time (September to July) and are delivered by experienced tutors.

You can make a significant saving by block booking your classes, at £40 for six weeks. Alternatively, you may pay weekly at £7.50 per session.

Try your first class FREE!

Your first session will be completely free of charge, with no obligation to continue if it’s not for you.

Art (Advanced)

Monday

10.30am – 12.30pm

Up and running

This class teaches fine art painting, predominantly in watercolour.

The class is not suitable for complete beginners, being geared towards those
with some experience.

Cake Decorating

Monday

1.30pm – 3.30pm

Up and running

French Conversation (Intermediate)

Tuesday

10.00am – 12.00pm

Starting 22nd September

The aim of this class is to give students who have a certain command of the language practise in speaking. We use a book which explains the various subjects such as nouns, genders, pronouns, adjectives etc. In addition we use an Easy Reader booklet which contains easy dialogues, some historical facts about France (intermediate level), and some pieces of literature (advanced), all with accompanying exercises. We also practise conversational skills and help students to understand numbers, dates, times etc.

German Conversation (Intermediate)

Tuesday

1.30pm – 3.30pm

Starting 22nd September

The aim of this class is to give students who have a certain command of the language practise in speaking. We use a book which explains the various subjects such as nouns, genders, pronouns, adjectives etc. In addition we use reading books which tell a story with accompanying exercises. We also practise conversational skills and help students to understand numbers, dates, times etc.

Spanish Conversation (Beginners)

Tuesday

7.00pm – 9.00pm

Up and running

Practise basic Spanish so you can know how to get around when on holiday in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries!

You should know some basic Spanish before joining this course.

French Conversation (Beginners Plus)

Wednesday

7.00pm – 9.00pm

Starting 23rd September

The aim of this class is to give students who have some basic knowledge of the language practise in speaking. We use a book which explains the various subjects such as nouns, genders, pronouns, adjectives etc. In addition we use an Easy Reader booklet which contains easy dialogues, some historical facts about France (intermediate level), and some pieces of literature (advanced), all with accompanying exercises. We also practise conversational skills and help students to understand numbers, dates, times etc.

Prick 'n' Stitch

Thursday

10.00am – 12.00pm

Up and running

In this class we prick patterns onto pieces of card. We then stitch these holes with coloured thread and mount it to make handmade greetings cards. Come along to this class for a natter and learn how to make beautiful cards!

Calligraphy

Thursday

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Starting 24th September

‘Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing.’

In the calligraphy class we learn several different scripts. Each script takes a few weeks to learn and then we use to to make pieces of work as well as creating greetings cards, bookmarks and books. We also illustrate with artwork that complements each script.

No previous experience is needed and all equipment is provided at cost price.

Spanish Conversation (Intermediate)

Thursday

7.00pm – 9.00pm

Up and running

Practise basic Spanish so you can know how to get around when on holiday in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries!

You should know some basic Spanish before joining this course.

Watercolour I & II

Friday

Watercolour I: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Watercolour II: 12.45pm – 2.45pm (except fourth Thursday of the month)

Not meeting currently

Explore the various watercolour techniques including wet-on-dry as well as some more experimental ones.
We mostly use tube paint, but sometimes watercolour pencils, inks and other media.
Topics are wide ranging and include landscape, still life, living beings, buildings etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money can I save by block booking?

The price to book a six week block is £40, while paying week by week at £7.50 you would pay £45 in total.

How do I keep track of the classes I have paid for?

When you book a block of classes you will be given a prepaid card to track the classes left in that block. Each time you come to a class we will stamp your card – please remember to bring your card with you and see us in the office when you arrive!

How far in advance will I need to pay?

You will need to pay in six-week blocks and payment will be required at the first class of those six weeks – although you will be able to pay earlier if you wish. We would suggest that if you haven’t yet paid, you arrive early to the first class so that payments can be taken without disrupting the class (or be prepared to stay behind for a while at the end).

Will I be charged for paying by card?

You will not have to pay any additional fees for using your card to make payments with us.

What if I miss a class or am unable to attend during my prepaid block?

If you do not attend a class during your prepaid block, without giving prior notice, there will be no refunds or reductions. If you are unable to attend one of your classes due to unforeseen circumstances (illness etc.) please contact the office as soon as possible and we will extend your prepaid block to the next week.

If you will be going on holiday we would suggest that you pay weekly (at £7.50 per class) leading up to your holiday, and then start a new block booking when you return.

In the case of long-term illness where none of the classes in a pre-booked block are attended, a full refund will be given. Other situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

What happens if I want to try out a class before committing to six weeks?

You will be able to try your first session of a class completely free of charge as a taster session. If you choose to continue you can then pay for a six-week block at your second session (or pay weekly if you prefer). If you decide not to continue after the taster session, you will not be charged.

Other Classes & Meetings

For details of classes and meetings at the Centre that are run by other organisations, please see our Community Partners & Affiliates page.

We’re looking for tutors!

If you would be interested in teaching a class at the Centre, please get in touch. We are happy to consider any subject including those above, or any other suggestions you may have.

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