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Impington Village College

Saturday Workshops

  BASIC SEWING

Saturday 3 March

10.00am – 3.00pm

£30 / £24 concession

Brief Description:

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those who wish to refresh their sewing skills.

It will cover how to use your sewing machine and introduce core skills in garment construction, dressmaking terminology and how to understand and follow a pattern.

Course Aims:

  • Learn how to use a sewing machine and understand the key functions
  • Introduce basic sewing skills – seam finishes, zips, elasticated waistbands, and button holes
  • Understand how to choose the right fabric for a project
  • Be able to choose a suitable commercial sewing pattern and to understand the information given on the packet
  • Learn how to take correct measurements
  • Develop the confidence to start your own projects

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Sewing machine  -full size.  Please ensure your machine is in good working order before booking a place.  Any foot attachments & instructions (if you have them)

Sewing equipment and tools, eg, fabric scissors, needles, pins, seam ripper, tape measure, tailors chalk, sewing machine thread.

A basic short zip

Wide (1-2inches) elastic approximately 20 inches in length

Material to use for sewing sample pieces.  This doesn't need to be anything special – an old sheet is fine

Packed lunch

Notebook

Pen

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

Saturday 3 March – 1 session

 CROCHET BASIC SKILLS

Saturday 3 March

10.00am – 3.00pm

£30 / £24 concession

Brief Description:

The aim of this fun workshop is to introduce basic crochet skills and produce a finished article to take home at the end of the session.

There will be patterns to produce a mobile case / purse, a small beanie, hearts and flowers.  You will be able to decide which item you would like to make.

The workshop is suitable for beginners and those who wish to refresh their crochet skills.

Course Aims:

  • Introduce basic crochet skills and terminology
  • Develop pattern reading skills
  • Build confidence in creating own projects

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring all their own materials.

What you need to bring to the first session:

 You may wish to bring different yarns and hooks to experiment with but please bring at least a double knit yarn and a chunky yarn.

Hooks –  bring a range of sizes but please bring at least a 4mm and a 5mm.

Darning needle

Small scissors

Buttons, beads or 1 metre satin ribbon for fastening

Notebook

Pen

Packed Lunch

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

Saturday 3 March – 1 session

 INDIAN PAKORA & SAMOSA WITH DIPS

Saturday 24 February

10.00am – 4.00pm

£36 / £29 concession

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.

Brief Description:

The workshop will be hands on with an insight into making pakoras, samosas and dips from scratch using locally sourced ingredients.  They are popular snacks in the UK and around the World.  The day will be a mixture of demonstrations where you will be shown the authentic way to cook pakoras and samosas.  There will be an opportunity to taste what you have cooked with a cup of traditional Indian masala chai. You will also get lots of tips, information about spices and equipment needed for traditional Indian cooking.

Samosas are traditionally filled with mixed vegetables covered with a pastry shaped into a triangle.

Pakoras are an Indian snack / finger food which are made with vegetables, dipped in a chick pea flour batter and deep fried.

This course is suitable for all levels.

Course Aims:

•           Learn about Indian cooking and commonly used spices.

•           Learn how to make a  samosas and pakoras and 2 dips

•           Develop culinary skills and knowledge

•           Build confidence in the kitchen

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients

What you need to bring to the first session:

An ingredients and equipment list will be sent when the course is confirmed.

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

Saturday 24 February – 1 session

 INK WORKSHOP

Saturday 3 March

10.00am – 12.30pm

£20 / £17 concession

(Materials included)

Brief Description:

A fun and explorative workshop looking at traditional and innovative approaches to line drawing with pen and ink.  Demonstrations to introduce you to different ways of drawing with ink using sticks, willow pens and sponges. A variety of subject matter will be explored such as still life, natural forms and cityscapes.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those who wish to develop their skills further.

Course Aims:

  • Learn different ways of using ink
  • Experiment with line marking techniques including gesture, contour, hatching, stippling and freestyle lines
  • Use ink washes for grounds and shading
  • Gain confidence to produce own art works

Extra Costs:

Materials are included

What you need to bring to the first session:

It is advisable to wear old clothes

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

Saturday 3 March – 1 session

 IPADS & TABLETS MADE EASY

Saturday 3 March

10.00am – 3.00pm

£30 / £24 concession / Over 60s - £5

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at learners who need help using their iPad or tablet.  No prior knowledge is assumed.  The main objective is to help you gain confidence in using your device and how to use it safely.

Course Aims:

Learn how to use your iPad or tablet safely

Learn how to connect to WIFI

Understand how to download Apps and how to organise them

Learn how to use your iPad or tablet to multitask

Understand how to contect your iPad or tablet to your PC monitor or HD TV

Know how to use your iPad or tablet as a radio and music

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

iPad or tablet, fully charged and in good working order

Charger

Packed lunch

Notebook

Pen or pencil

ID if over 60 – Must show date of birth, for example passport or driving license (Not bus pass)

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

Saturday 3 March – 1 session

 MAKE A ROMAN BLIND IN A DAY

Saturday 3 March

10.00am – 4.00pm

£36 / £29 concession

Brief Description:

This one day course will equip you with all the skills required to start making your own roman blinds at home, including measuring, cutting, folding, making the pleats & attaching rods and rings. Roman blinds are a great alternative to curtains, look really good, and they save on fabric!

You will be making a small sample blind.

Course Aims:

  • Apply skills to produce a sample roman blind
  • Understand the different stages involved in making a roman blind
  • Learn how to measure correctly - fabric, windows etc
  • Gain practise in cutting fabric, machine sewing and hand sewing
  • Gain confidence to start your own projects at home

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own materials and sewing equipment.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Sewing machine – full size and in good working order

Basic sewing kit (needles, thread, pins, tape measure and chalk)

85 x 60 cm of fabric

75 x 50 interlining (optional)

90 x 60cm lining

50 cm wooden block as heading (approx 3 x 2cm)

2 x 50 cm long wooden dowels for rods

50 cm long wooden slat / beading for the bottom of the blind

3 screw eyes

4 plastic rings

50cm of sew & stick velcro

3m of cord

Packed lunch

Notebook

Pen

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

Saturday 3 March – 1 session

 MOSAICS - AN INTRODUCTION

Saturday 3 March

10.00am – 3.00pm

£30 / £24 concession

Brief Description:

Enjoy designing and making your own decorative mosaic.  You will learn some basic mosaicing techniques, which you will apply to tile and grout your own picture or pattern on a base.  You will go home with a completed mosaic of your own making.

This workshop is suited to those with no or basic previous experience of mosaicking.

Course Aims:

  • Design and make a mosaic picture or pattern
  • Learn basic mosaic tiling techniques
  • Consider how colours and shapes work together
  • Learn how to mix and apply grout to tiles

Extra Costs:

Materials are not included.  Learners are required to pay the tutor direct for materials used.

What you need to bring to the first session:

£10 cash for materials

Packed Lunch

Notebook

Pen

Wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty

Container to take design home in – around 30 x 20cm

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

Saturday 3 March – 1 session

 PASTEL WORKSHOP

Saturday 3 March

1.30pm – 4.00pm

£20 / £17 concession

(Materials included)

Brief Description:

Explore different techniques with oil and pastels.  Learn the secrets of this expressive and colour medium.  Demonstrations and exercises on various techniques such as pastel on different surfaces, concentrating on colour, composition, value and colour mixing.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those who wish to develop their skills further.

Course Aims:

  • Learn different ways of using pastels
  • Experiment with a range of techniques, combining at least two of these to produce a large scale piece of work.
  • Gain confidence to produce own art works

Extra Costs:

Materials are included

What you need to bring to the first session:

It is advisable to wear old clothes

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

Saturday 3 March – 1 session

 POTTERY - EASTER

Saturday 3 March

10.00am – 1.00pm

£30

(Materials included)

Children aged 7+ are welcome to attend free - must be accompanied by an adult paying full fee (one child per adult).

Brief Description:

In this fun workshop you will learn simple hand building techniques to help you create a variety of Easter themed items.

A variety of sample work, suitable for a range of abilities, will be on show to help stimulate your ideas.

Egg cups, night lights, ceramic eggs are just some of the things you may choose to make.

(Items will be fired and collected at a later date.  Paint at home.)

Course Aims:

  • Create simple Easter themed ceramic structures using hand building skills
  • Learn how to apply various surface decoration techniques

Extra Costs:

Materials are included

What you need to bring to the first session:

It is advisable to wear old clothes.

Apron

Clean t-towel (used to roll clay out on)

Snack / drink

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

Saturday 3 March – 1 session

 SCREEN PRINTING ON CLOTH

Saturday 3rd March

10.00am – 4.00pm

£40 / £33 concession

(Some materials included)

Brief Description:

The emphasis is on the experimental, creating simple paper stencils with small silk screens to create bold shapes and pattern on fabric. The day is aimed at those with some experience of screen printing as well as beginners and it is an opportunity to work in a studio atmosphere with tutor support.  An A5 screen and squeegee is provided for use during the day.

Course Aims:

For new learners:

  • Learn about basic screen print equipment for printing fabric
  • Learn how to make a simple screen print stencil of your design
  • Learn how to use squeegee to print with
  • Learn how to build up patterns or pictures on fabric using screen.

For continuers:

  • To develop own designs
  • To print these on fabric using appropriate screen print techniques

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Apron & wear old clothes

Reference pictures to use as inspiration.

5/6 old newspapers

Notebook and pen

Paper cutting scissors / craft knife & board

Fading marker or dressmakers chalk (only if you already have one)

20 sheets computer / photocopy paper ( not recycled)

Fabric: you will need to bring your own fabric to print on:  These must be 100% cotton. Polyesters and poly- cottons do not print well. Tutor suggests that you bring about two to three metres of white, 100% cotton fabric, preferably washed and ironed.  You may wish to pre-dye some of your fabric to create a background but make sure the colours are not too dark. If you are a non stitcher, you can bring pre-made items for printing on eg T-shirts, shopping bags, pillow slips - as long as they are, a light or bright colour and once again, 100% cotton. (T-shirts & shop bags do not need pre-washing)

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

Saturday 3rd March – 1 session

 spring flower arrangement

Saturday 24 February

10.00am – 2.00pm

£43 / £39 concession

(Materials included)

Brief Description:

No experience needed – just a love of flowers!

Enjoy creating a spring flower arrangement  including bulbs , spring cut flowers , foliage and spring branches in this fun workshop.  (The design will be a little different to last year’s Spring workshop.)

Course Aims:

  • Learn how to design and use seasonal flowers in a floral arrangement
  • Apply techniques to create a long lasting spring floral arrangement
  • Know how to care for your completed floral work to maximise its life
  • Learn how to safely and securely include wired accessories

Extra Costs:

None, all materials are included.

What you need to bring to the first session:

A pair of strong scissors (e.g. kitchen) or floristry scissors (wire cutters if you have them)

Notebook and pen

Bin bag or plastic bag to line tables

Suitable box/carrier for completed designs (hessian bag/crate)

Apron

Disposable gloves if you are sensitive to plant sap

A snack

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

Saturday 24 February – 1 session

 wellbeing drumming

Saturday 3 March

10.00am – 4.00pm

£36 / £29 concession

Brief Description:

Rhythmic drumming, especially when accompanied by chanting & simple symbolic circle dance movements, has the power to calm, centre, lift depression, release anger and stress emotions, boost the immune system, enhance health and stress-resilience.

Co-creative group-drumming builds self-confidence & self-esteem & a stronger sense of connectedness to oneself [self-integration] & others [relationships/teambuilding].

Drumming helps us to experience being in harmony with the natural rhythms of life and helps us to release negative feelings, energy blocks and emotional trauma. Drumming brings you more fully into the present moment [mindfulness training] and provides a medium for individual spontaneity, creativity & self-realization.

Meditative and cathartic pow-wow drumming [multi-person drums] sessions are woven into this wide-ranging day of therapeutic drumming experiences . Also included is a restful, lying-down session to hear a live recital of Native American flute music.

A few of Native American circle dances and chants are included – to help you drum holistically, instinctively and spontaneously - from your body and spirit rather than from your head!

Tutor: Michael Meredith assisted by Keith Barrett

Tutor Website: www.sunflower-health.com

Tutor details:  www.stress-counselling.co.uk

Course Aims:

  • Introduce learners to rhythmic drumming and simple circle dances.
  • Enhance self-confidence & self-expression skills.
  • Ability to drum simple rhythms and take part in simple group circle dances.

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Something to lie on. A Native American frame drum and/or rattle if you have one – otherwise instruments are provided free.

Packed Lunch.

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

Saturday 3 March – 1 session