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Impington Village College

Saturday Workshops

 BASIC DRESS MAKING SKILLS

Saturday 30 March

10.00am – 3.00pm

£30

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:

Learners are required to bring their own full size sewing machines.  Please ensure your machine is in good working order before booking a place.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Sewing machine - 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, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

Saturday 30 March – 1 session

 COOKING AN INDIAN MEAL

Saturday 30 March

10.00am – 4.00pm

£36

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients.

Brief Description:

Want to wow your family and friends on a special occasion with some tasty new dishes?  This workshop will be hands on where you will be shown the authentic way to make the following dishes from scratch using locally sourced ingredients:

1. Tadka Dall

2. Plain Basmati Rice

3. Garlic Parathas

4. Raita

5. Mixed Vegetable Curry

6. Carrot, Cabbage and Raw Papaya Warm Salad

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.

This course is suitable for all levels.

Course Aims:

  • Learn about Indian cooking and commonly used spices.
  • Learn how to make a traditional Indian paratha dough
  • Learn how to make a tadka dall, plain basmati rice, mixed vegetable curry, raita and salad
  • Develop culinary skills and knowledge
  • Build confidence in the kitchen

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own ingredients. Most ingredients will be available from local supermarkets.  Tutor is also willing to bring in certain spices / flours and charge learners per teaspoon / cup used. Advance notice required.

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, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

Saturday 30 March – 1 session

 CROCHET - BASIC SKILLS

Saturday 30 March

10.00am – 3.00pm

£30

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.  We advise that you do not buy any materials until the course has been confirmed as running.

Hook sizes will depend on the type of yarn you use: for double knit use a 4mm hook, for any yarn heavier than this use 4.5, for Aran yarns you will need a 5mm hook.

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

Darning needle

Small scissors

Buttons, beads or 1 metre satin ribbon for fastening

Notebook

Pen

Packed Lunch

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

Saturday 30 March – 1 session

 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - BASIC SKILLS

Saturday 30  March

10.00am – 3.00pm

£30

Brief Description:

Do you want to know more about digital photography and be able to take your camera off its auto setting?  This course is suitable for learners with no or very little experience with photography / digital photography, who would like to become more confident when using their camera.  You will become familiar with the settings of your digital camera and learn how to create and edit good quality photographs. 

Whether you are into landscape, wildlife, flowers or portrait photography, you will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • the basic relationship between time and light
  • exploring the shutter speed
  • aperture and ISO settings
  • basic image manipulation with a computer software

Course Aims:

  • Understand the basics of digital photography
  • Become familiar with the settings and menus of a digital camera
  • Be able to perform basic image manipulation using computer software
  • Gain confidence to produce own photographic work

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Digital Camera - DSLR

Notebook & Pen

Memory stick

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

Saturday 30 March – 1 session

 FLOWER ARRANGING - SPRING

Saturday 30 March

10.00am – 2.00pm

£40

(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, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

Saturday 30 March – 1 session

INK WORKSHOP

Saturday 30 March

10.00am – 12.30pm

£25

(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, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

Saturday 30 March – 1 session

LIFE DRAWING

Saturday 30 March

10.00am – 4.00pm

£60

Brief Description:

During this workshop, you will explore the techniques and possibilities of drawing or painting from life.  Whether you’re a newcomer or well versed, there’ll be something for you.  Life drawing is one of the richest seams in all Art.

The tutor will cover whatever technical questions you may have, while not losing sight of the creative.  By the end of the day, you should feel a little more sure of the underlying structure of a person and the reasons behind all those artists’ clichés.  The longer poses of a full day will enable you to explore the process more deeply.

Course Aims:

  • Explore life drawing techniques and understanding of the figure
  • Develop and improve observational drawing / painting skills
  • Work experimently with different media
  • Gain confidence to produce own artworks

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own materials.  The cost of the model is included in the fee.

What you need to bring to the first session:

A reasonable amount of paper in useful sizes

Pencils, charcoal, etc.

A board for paper if possible

If you intend to paint: brushes, paint, prepared paper for watercolour or lightweight budget canvasses for oils or acrylics

An easel if you have a lightweight one

The tutor will bring drawing weight cartridge paper to buy at cost (A2).

There will be some boards and easels available.

Packed Lunch

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

Saturday 30 March – 1 session

 MOSAICS - AN INTRODUCTION

Saturday 30 March

10.00am – 3.00pm

£30

Brief Description:

Enjoy designing and making your own decorative mosaic.  You will learn some basic mosaicking techniques. You will be able to apply these techniques 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, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

Saturday 30 March – 1 session

 PASTELS WORKSHOP

Saturday 30 march

1.30pm – 4.00pm

£25

(Materials included)

Brief Description:

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

Explore different techniques with pastels (including oil based).  Learn the secrets of this expressive and colourful medium.  You will use pastel on different surfaces, concentrating on colour, composition, value and colour mixing.

Demonstrations and examples will be given but the majority of the course will be hands-on practical activities.

Course Aims:

  • Learn different ways of using pastels
  • Experiment with different 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, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

Saturday 30 March – 1 session

POTTERY - BASIC SKILLS 

Saturday 30 March

10.00am – 1.00pm

£25

Adults 19+

(Materials included)

Brief Description:

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those who wish to refresh their skills.  You will learn simple hand building techniques to help you create your own unique pieces.

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

(Items will be biscuit fired, glazed and collected at a later date.)

Course Aims:

  • Create simple 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, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

Saturday 30 March – 1 session

SCREEN PRINTING ON TEXTILES

Saturday 30 March

10.00am – 4.00pm

£36

Brief Description:

Small scale screen printing - 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:

  • Learn about basic screen print equipment for printing fabric
  • Learn how to create a simple screen print stencil of your own design
  • Learn how to build up patterns or pictures on fabric using screen

Extra Costs:

£4 for materials, paid to tutor on the day.

What you need to bring to the first session:

We advise that you do not buy any materials until the course has been confirmed as running.

£4 for materials

Wear old clothes and an apron

Reference pictures to use as inspiration.

5/6 old newspapers

Notebook, pen and pencils

Paper cutting scissors / craft knife & cutting mat

20 sheets computer / photocopy paper (not recycled)

A rag for cleaning eg fabric torn from old T-shirt or an old facecloth etc

Clear / masking tape

Fabric: you will need to bring your own fabrics to print on. These must be 100% cotton. Polyesters and poly- cottons do not print well. I suggest 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, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

Saturday 30 March – 1 session

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING SKILLS

Saturday 30 March

10.00am – 3.00pm

£30

Brief Description:

Learn how to explore the beauty of spring using watercolours. In this session, you will learn how to explore new techniques and gain confidence using the theme of spring flowers as inspiration.  Learners will begin by sketching spring flowers and develop this work into a beautiful still life painting.

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

Course Aims:

  • To develop observational techniques using scale and proportion
  • To understand elements of composition in painting
  • To understand colour theory and practice
  • To develop watercolour skills using wet on wet techniques
  • To develop skills using wet on dry techniques 

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own materials and equipment. We advise that you do not buy any materials until the course has been confirmed as running.

What you need to bring to the first session:

  • A sketch book suitable for light wash,watercolour pad NOT surface 140lbs/300gms
  • A selection of watercolour paints
  • white ceramic plate or pallete
  • A selection of Brushes
  • kitchen roll
  • Pen, pencils, ruler, rubber

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

Saturday 30 March – 1 session