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Impington Village College

Arts and Crafts Courses

 ACRYLIC PAINTING & DRAWING - IMPROVERS

Tuesday 22 January for 10 weeks

9.30am – 11.30am

£100

Brief Description:

This course is suitable for learners with basic drawing and painting skills, who have developed the necessary skills and knowledge to progress to an improver course.

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills focusing on elements such as composition, colour mixing and tone.  Learning in a creative and relaxed way,

you will explore various drawing techniques using charcoal, pencil and graphite pencils and develop a deeper understanding of painting through working on some longer, more sustained work as well as quicker, more gestural work.

There will be 5 weeks of drawing followed by 5 weeks of painting.

Course Aims:

  • Develop skills in observation and non-observational work
  • Broaden knowledge and development of skills in a variety of media
  • Greater knowledge and understanding of art through the study of artists
  • Be able to make conscious less accidental colour mixing and mark making
  • Widen skills in composition and be able to work through different but related ideas

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring all their own materials.  Please contact the office for a full materials list.

What you need to bring to the first session:

2B & 8B pencil

putty rubber and ordinary rubber

thick + thin natural charcoal

Cartridge pad + A3 drawing board

Masking tape

Location:

Milton Community Centre, Coles Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6BL

Class Dates:

,22, 29 January

5, 12, 26 February (No class on 19 Feb due to Half Term break.)

5, 12, 19, 26 March

2 April

CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS

Tuesday 29 January for 6 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£60

Brief Description:

There has been a recent revival in crochet which is particularly exciting because it is so quick and easy to produce amazing items. Learn how to make jewellery, clothing, items for your home and more. These make beautiful and unique gifts for friends and family and can even be sold at craft markets.

This course is suitable for absolute beginners and those that would like to refresh their skills.

Course Aims:

  • Learn about patterns and terminology
  • Introduce basic stitches - slip knot, chain, magic ring, double crochet, half treble crochet, treble crochet
  • Learn how to decrease and increase
  • Understand the different size hooks and different yarns
  • Gain the confidence to start and complete own projects

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own materials as advised by the tutor each week.

What you need to bring to the first session:

It is worth investing in a pack of quality crochet hooks ranging in size from 2.5mm - 9mm.  You will definitely need a 6mm hook.

A selection of your favourite chunky yarns.

Scissors, stitch markers & yarn needle

Pen and paper

Location:

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

Class Dates:

29 January

5, 12, 26 February (No class on 19 Feb due to Half Term break.)

5, 12 March

 DRAWING & PAINTING FOR ALL (day)

Thursday 31 January for 8 weeks

10.00am – 12.00pm

£80

Brief Description:

This course is suitable for complete beginners or those who have not drawn or painted for some years.  Learners will discover how to draw simple shapes and then quickly progress onto simple still life subjects.  You will also learn how to paint using watercolours and acrylics.

Topics include: scale and perspective, vanishing points in landscape, how to paint flowers, colour theory and practice

Course Aims:

  • To be able to draw a simple three-dimensional object using tonal values
  • To understand the principles of scale and proportion
  • To develop drawing and experimental skills using black/white media
  • Develop skills in colour theory and practice
  • Develop painting skills in watercolour
  • Develop painting skills in acrylics

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own materials each week as advised by the tutor.  Later on in the course, you will be using watercolours and acrylics.  Please bring along any art materials you may already have. The tutor will advise on what materials to purchase during the first lesson.

A table top easel / drawing board is recommended.

What you need to bring to the first session:

A3 size good quality sketchbook, idealy medium weight, suitable for light wash

A selection of pencils HB, 2B, 4B

Rubber

Ruler

Black biro or fine tip pen

Location:

Milton Community Centre, Coles Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6BL

The course will be held in an upstairs room.

Class Dates:

31 January

7, 14, 28 Febraury (No class on 21 Feb due to Half Term break.)

7, 14, 21, 28 March

 DRAWING & PAINTING FOR ALL (EVENING)

Wednesday 30 January for 6 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£60

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at learners who would like to learn basic drawing and painting techniques. It is also suitable for those who want to practice and build on their existing skills.  You will study a wide variety of subjects including still life, portraits, figures, and natural and man- made forms.

Course Aims:

  • To enjoy drawing and painting and learn basic techniques
  • Learn how to approach observational drawing and painting
  • Understand the use of line, tone, shape, and texture in order to convey 3D forms
  • Gain confidence using a variety of media
  • To consider approaches to drawing and painting and composition
  • Be able to use drawing and painting as a means of self- expression

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own materials as advised by the tutor each week.

What you need to bring to the first session:

White paper drawing pad  A4 or A3

Pencils 2B ,4B , 6B

Rubber

Sharpener

Location:

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

Class Dates:

30 January

6, 13, 27 February (No class on 20 Feb due to Half Term break.)

6, 13 March

 FLOWER ARRANGING FOR ALL

Monday 28 January for 3 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£30

Brief Description:

On this short course, you will learn the basics of spring flower and foliage care as you create wonderful spring designs using seasonal foliage, branches and flowers each week. You will create a range of designs for the time of year that you can take home and enjoy or give as gifts.  No experience needed, just a love of  flowers!

Projects:  Spring daffodil topiary, Spring vase with secret support, Heart’s delight

Course Aims:

  • Learn how to put together flowers to produce seasonal designs for the time of year
  • Learn how to get the most life expectance from your arrangement
  • Create secure floral arrangements

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own materials as directed by the tutor each week but the tutor can provide some plant materials for a small cost (especially foliage which can be hard to get).

A pack of sundries for the course including containers, tape, foam etc, is available to order (week 1) at approximately £10.

Flower costs each week are expected to average around £10 but this will vary with the design and your budget depending upon where you source flowers and foliage.

What you need to bring to the first session:

£10 for your first design as tutor will provide all material for this lesson. Please pay the tutor in week 1.

A pair of strong scissors (e.g. kitchen) or floristry scissors which you can order from the tutor, (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) – optional

Apron

Disposable gloves if you are sensitive to plant sap

Location:

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

Class Dates:

28 January

4, 11 February

 MOSAICS FOR ALL

Tuesday 29 January for 6 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£60

Brief Description:

Have fun learning to make colourful and attractive mosaics using various tiles and media.  You will tile and grout your own handmade mosaics.  Finished items will be both decorative and functional, ideal for home wares or gifts.

Projects will include coasters, pictures and more.

Whilst all abilities are welcome, this course is ideally suited to those with no or basic previous mosaicking experience.

Course Aims:

  • Understand and consider how colours and shapes work together
  • Learn basic mosaic tiling techniques using different types of tiles (including glass and ceramic) on various media (including glass and wood)
  • Learn how to mix and apply grout to tiles
  • Gain confidence in designing mosaics

Extra Costs:

Materials are not included.  Learners are required to pay the tutor each week for their materials. This will cost £5 per week.

What you need to bring to the first session:

£5 for your first design

Notebook

Pen

Wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty

Container to take design home in – for first week, a box around 12 x 12cm (e.g. tupperware, margarine tub or similar). This will vary each week, depending on items made.

Location:

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

Class Dates:

29 January

5, 12, 26 February (No class on 19 Feb due to Half Term break.)

5, 12 March

 PATCHWORK & QUILTING FOR ALL

Wednesday 23 January for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£80

Brief Description:

This course will explore the creative world of patchwork and quilting.  The course is aimed at beginners but may also suit those who wish to improve on their skills.

Basic techniques are taught each week.  You will learn how to cut fabric using a rotary cutter and how to sew the pieces together to form a selection of patchwork blocks.  Learners will also choose a course project to complete according to their ability.  The tutor will advise what projects are suitable for beginners.

Course Aims:

  • Learn basic construction to make an item
  • Basic patchwork tools - learn how to cut fabric using a rotary cutter
  • Learn how to sew fabric together accurately
  • Learn how to layer up a quilt, how to quilt and add a binding
  • Gain confidence to start and complete own projects

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own materials as advised by the tutor each week.

If you are an absolute beginner, no major outlay is required in regards to equipment as the tutor has cutting mats, patchwork rulers and rotary cutters for learners to use in class.  However, you would need your own sewing machine, fabric and thread.  You may wish to purchase your own equipment as your confidence grows as this will enable you to practise and work on projects at home.

Please ensure that your sewing machine is in good working order before you book a place.  It is advisable to bring your sewing machine instruction booklet with you.

Tutor will advise what materials and equipment are required each week.  A fabric requirement list will be provided on the first night.  You will also need a 1/4" quilting foot later on in the course.

What you need to bring to the first session:

A small selection of green, brown & blue fabric (to depict a landscape).  Tutor will also have some fabric available.

Sewing kit - scissors, threads and pins

Location:

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

Class Dates:

23, 30 January

6, 13, 27 February (No class on 20 Feb due to Half Term break.)

6, 13, 20 March

POTTERY FOR BEGINNERS

COURSE FULL

 POTTERY FOR IMPROVERS

COURSE FULL

 WATERCOLOUR PAINTING - MIXED ABILITY

COURSE FULL