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Impington Village College

Arts and Crafts Courses

ACRYLIC PAINTING & DRAWING FOR IMPROVERS

Tuesday 21 January for 10 weeks

10.00am – 12.00pm

£120

Brief Description:

This course is suitable for learners with basic drawing and painting skills, who are keen to enhance their skills and knowledge on an improver course.

You will have the opportunity to develop your abilities focusing on elements such as composition, colour mixing and tone.  Learning in a creative and relaxed way, you will explore various drawing techniques using pencil, charcoal, and other media.  You will also develop a deeper understanding of painting through further techniques and a growing confidence in your skill.

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

Tutor: Cary Outis

Course Aims:

  • To develop skills in observational and non-observational work
  • To broaden and develop knowledge of a variety of media
  • To acquire greater familiarity and understanding of art through the study of other artists
  • To gain skill in colour mixing and mark making
  • To widen understanding of composition and be able to develop ideas

Extra Costs:

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

It is advisable not to purchase any materials until the course is confirmed as running.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Pencils - a few of the softer drawing pencils (ie the B’s)

Rubbers and sharpener, thick + thin natural charcoal and masking tape

Cartridge pad + drawing board.

(There will be A3 pads and A2 cartridge available (at cost) on the day.)

An object from home to sketch

Location:

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

Class Dates:

21, 28 January

4, 11, 25 February (No class on 18 Feb. owing to Half Term break)

3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March

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CREATIVE ABSTRACT SILK PAINTING

Thursday 5 March

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£15

Materials included

Brief Description:

Come along and try something new!  An evening of fun with friends or valuable me time.

This is an experimental session designed to give an introduction to this creative silk painting technique.  Starting with plain white silk you will use silk paints with salt and water to create amazing effects.  You will create a range of different samples on plain 100% silk fabric which can be used in decorative projects or developed further using stitch.

Course Aims:

  • Experiment with coloured silk paints, salt and water
  • Create a range of different samples
  • Gain confidence and an understanding of this decorative technique

Extra Costs:

None, materials are included.

What you need to bring to the first session:

An apron, silk paints can stain

Location:

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

Class Dates:

Thursday 5 March – 1 session

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DECORATIVE FABRIC COLLAGE

Thursday 30 January

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£15

Materials included

Brief Description:

Come along and try something new!  An evening of fun with friends or valuable me time.

This course is designed as a quick introduction to decorative textiles.  Using a range of decorative printed fabrics, ribbons and embellishments along with simple hand stitching you will create a small decorative picture which can be mounted into a frame or attached onto a journal cover. Suitable for learners of all levels.

Course Aims:

  • Experiment with different fabrics
  • Develop basic skills of attaching fabrics
  • Develop basic hand stitching skills
  • Create a decorative textile picture

Extra Costs:

None, materials are included.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Nothing

Location:

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

Class Dates:

Thursday 30 January – 1 session

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DRAWING - PET PORTRAITS

Wednesday 22 January for 5 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£60

Brief Description:

During this course, you will learn to use charcoal and pastel pencils to create pet portraits of dogs and cats.  You will be given an opportunity to draw in black and white using charcoal and in colour using pastel pencils.

 

This short course is suitable for beginners and those who wish to develop their drawing skills further.  No prior knowledge of drawing with charcoal or pastel pencils is needed. You will be guided through step-by-step demonstrations followed by individual feedback from the tutor.

Course Aims:

·         Gain confidence drawing with charcoal and pastel pencils

·         Study different artists and animal drawing techniques

·         Capture the character of pets from photographs

·         Understand proportion, shape, tone, colour and composition

·         Develop the use of line, tone, texture and colour

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:

A4 or A3 Sketching paper

A3 Drawing paper (100gsm or heavier)
Graphite pencil (HB or 2B)

Charcoal sticks (willow and compressed)

Charcoal pencils

Blending stumps

Putty eraser

Sharpener

A selection of pet photos will be provided but learners can bring their own good quality pet photos to draw from.

Location:

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

Class Dates:

22, 29 January

5, 12, 26 February

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DRAWING & PAINTING FOR ALL

Thursday 30 January for 8 weeks

10.00am – 12.00pm

£96

Brief Description:

The course will be suitable for beginners and those who wish to develop their skills further. 

The course will cover the fundamentals of painting including materials and equipment, starting and finishing paintings; composition, colour and tone.  There will be particuar emphasis on recognising shape.  Elements of drawing will be covered to suit learners’ style and interests.  Learners will be able to use any painting medium- oil, acrylic, watercolour or pastel.

Course Aims:

  • Understand the basic principles of drawing and painting
  • Adopt suitable approaches to starting and finishing paintings
  • Be able to recognise simple shapes for both drawing and painting
  • Assess tone by comparison
  • Understand basic colour theory

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own materials.  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:

Something to draw with and something to draw on- this could be charcoal or pencil but cartridge paper is recommended, minimum size A4 (there will be advice on materials in the first session). It is advisable to come prepared with an idea of what you want to draw/ paint- a photograph or object. This will allow individuals to work on their own projects in their own time.

Suggested colours for painting- ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, alizarin crimson and white (oil, pastel and acrylic only). These are only suggestions as a starter pack of colours will suffice for the start).

Location:

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

Class Dates:

30 January

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

5, 12, 19, 26 March

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 DRAWING FOR ALL

Wednesday 29 January for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£96

Brief Description:

The course is suitable for beginners and those who wish to develop their skills further.  This introductory course will cover use of line, shape, tone and form as a means of improving observational skills.  The choice of drawing media and subject will be up to learners and can be adjusted as the course progresses. There will be discussion about what drawing is and what it does as part of the theory behind drawing.

Course Aims:

  • Recognise shape as a basis for drawing
  • Recognise and compare tonal values
  • Raise awareness of planes and shapes
  • Combine line, shape, tone and texture to create form
  • Raise awareness of what drawing is and does.

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own materials.  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:

Please bring your chosen media (pencil, pen, charcoal etc)

Something to draw on- paper, sketchpad (min. A4 size)

Rubber or putty rubber

An image to draw from (image in a book, magazine or printed from the internet) or an idea you wish to explore.

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.)

4, 11, 18, 25 March

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FLOWER ARRANGING - EASTER

Monday 30 March for 1 week

6.30pm – 9.00pm

£40

All plant material and sundries included.

Brief Description:

This fun evening will get you in the mood for Easter. You will create an eco-friendly mossed table wreath using seasonal flowers, foliage and textures.  Perfect as an Easter table / spring wedding centrepiece.

Course Aims:

  • Learn how to moss a wire frame as the base for your design
  • Learn how to design and use seasonal foliage, flowers and textures in an arrangement
  • Know how to care for your completed floral work to maximise its life
  • Learn how to safely and securely include wired accessories, as necessary

Extra Costs:

None, all plant materials and sundries are included in the fee.

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

Sturdy box and packaging for completed designs

Apron

Disposable gloves if you are sensitive to plant sap

Location:

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

Class Dates:

30 March – 1 session

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FLOWER ARRANGING FOR ALL

Monday 2 March for 3 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£110

All plant materials, sundries pack and containers included.

Brief Description:

On this short course, you will learn the basics of floral design and flower and foliage care as you create wonderful seasonal designs using a beautiful selection of flowers, foliage, branches and textural materials 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:

Week 1: Spring Vase - create a pretty asymmetric arrangement of seasonal flowers and foliage in a vase.

Week 2: Foam free - create a stunning round arrangement of seasonal flowers and foliage using an eco-friendly reuseable wire frame, for an environmentally-friendly display.

Week 3: Table wreath – Learn to make a circular mossed design using seasonal flowers, foliage and textures. Perfect as an Easter table/spring wedding centrepiece.

Course Aims:

  • To learn the basic principles of floral design
  • To learn how to combine flowers and foliage to produce beautiful designs appropriate for the time of year
  • To learn how to keep your designs alive as long as possible
  • To learn how to use environmentally-friendly mechanics to create designs
  • To use a range of fresh flower and foliage materials in floral design

Extra Costs:

None, all plant materials, sundries pack and containers included.

What you need to bring to the first session:

A pair of strong kitchen scissors, or floristry scissors which can be ordered from your tutor Wire cutters, if you have them

Notebook and pen

Bin bag or plastic bag to line tables

Sturdy box and packaging to carry your completed design

Apron

Disposable gloves if you are sensitive to plant sap

It is advisable not to purchase any equipment until the course is confirmed as running.

Location:

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

Class Dates:

2, 9, 16 March

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MAKING NATURAL COLOURS & ART FROM PLANTS 

Tuesday 28 January for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£96

Materials included

Brief Description:

Come along and try something new!  Are you interested in the environment and the part that art can play in your well being?   This relaxing eco art based course is suitable for all levels - no previous art experience needed.

You will learn how to make natural colours from dye plants and then use the colours in your own artworks.  Learners can follow the tutor’s proposal of artworks or develop their own project – For example, dying fabric, painting on fabric / paper, using painted fabric to make a small bag.

Tutor: Deisa Centazzo

Course Aims:

  • Learn how to make natural colours from dye plants
  • Create own artwork with the natural colours
  • Improve wellbeing through art and creativity
  • Gain confidence to start own projects at home

Extra Costs:

None, if you follow tutor’s proposed artworks.  If you want to work on your own extra project, you will need to bring your own materials.

What you need to bring to the first session:

It is advisable to wear old clothes

Apron

Location:

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

Class Dates:

28 January

4, 11, 25 February (No class on 18 Feb due to Half Term break.)

3, 10, 17, 24 March

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MIXED FABRIC BROOCH 

Thursday 19 March

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£15

Materials included

Brief Description:

Come along and try something new!  An evening of fun with friends or valuable me time.

This short course allows you to use a range of decorative fabrics together along with beads, stitch and embellishments to create your own decorative textile brooch.  Hand stitching only.

Course Aims:

  • Experiment with different fabrics
  • Combine different fabrics with beads and stitch
  • Create your own individual textile brooch

Extra Costs:

None, materials are included.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Nothing

Location:

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

Class Dates:

Thursday 19 March – 1 session

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MONO PRINTING ON FABRIC

Thursday 13 February

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£15

Materials included

Brief Description:

Come along and try something new!  An evening of fun with friends or valuable me time.

Mono printing is a one off, one of a kind printing method creating an original image or texture.  This is an experimental session designed to give an introduction to this creative printing technique.  You will create a range of different samples on plain fabrics which can be used to decorate or developed further using stitch.

Course Aims:

  • Gain an understanding of this one of a kind printing method
  • Experiment with this method of printing onto fabric
  • Create a range of different fabric samples

Extra Costs:

None, materials are included.

What you need to bring to the first session:

An apron, can be a little messy.

Location:

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

Class Dates:

Thursday 13 February – 1 session

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PATCHWORK & QUILTING FOR ALL

Wednesday 22 January for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£96

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.

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.

This term the theme is Spring Fresh - working with bright colours and exploring various techniques, which will include foundation piecing, applique and traditional patchwork.  With also an opportunity to try seminole patchwork.  The tutor will advise what projects are suitable for beginners.

Course Aims:

  • Learn how to cut fabric accurately using a rotary cutter and mat
  • Learn how to construct various blocks, balancing the colours in the fabric
  • Layer and bind your work and quilt accurately to make a finished items
  • 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.

It is advisable not to purchase any materials until the course is confirmed as running.

What you need to bring to the first session:

A range of pastel colours to include some green and approximately a metre of cream fabric.

Sewing machine

Sewing kit - scissors, threads and pins

Location:

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

Class Dates:

22, 29 January

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

4, 11, 18 March

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POTTERY FOR BEGINNERS

This course is now FULL.  Due to demand, we are now offering Pottery for Improvers on a Wednesday evening as a Mixed Ability course.  Places are still available.

 POTTERY (MIXED ABILITY)

Wednesday 22 January for 8 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£110

Materials included

Brief Description:

Try your hand at making beautiful creative objects out of clay.  During this course, you will build knowledge of pottery processes, develop hand building skills and explore decorative techniques.  Demonstrations and guidance is given throughout the course, plus one-to-one teaching on developing ideas and building your own unique pieces.

This course is suitable for learners for beginners and those wishing to develop their skills further.

Course Aims:

  • Develop hand building skills – slab modelling, press moulding, thumb and coil pots
  • Gain practise in decorative techniques – eg. scraffito, scoring, relief, imprinting
  • Experiment with applying colour – slips, oxides, glazes
  • Understand stages of pottery from green clay to finished piece
  • Develop own style

Extra Costs:

All materials are included in the cost.

A small charge if large amount of clay used.

What you need to bring to the first session:

A tea towel, cloth and apron

Sketch / scrap book is recommended.

Medium / large freezer bags

Pencil

Location:

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

Class Dates:

22, 29 January

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

4, 11, 18 March

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UPHOLSTERY FOR BEGINNERS (TERM 2)

Wednesday 22 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£120

Brief Description:

You will learn the basic skills required to make an item such as a stool or dining chair,

using modern and / or traditional materials and techniques.  You will also be made aware of good workshop practice and safe tool handling.

The Tutor is a practising upholsterer.

Course Aims:

  • Remove existing upholstery
  • Attach a new suspension system
  • Use appropriate stuffing to create the desired shape, learning to stitch a roll around the item
  • Secure top fabric and braid

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own basic tools and the fabric to cover their item. The tutor will advise about any further tools that you may wish to purchase as you progress.

Learners can buy most of the required materials from the tutor.

It is advisable not to make any significant purchase until the course has been confirmed as running.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Your chosen item to be upholstered. The tutor requests that you email a photograph of your item to ensure that it is within the skill set of the beginners course.

Your basic upholstery tools: mallet, tack lifter, staple lifter, ripping chisel, needle-nose pliers or similar, magnetic hammer, fabric scissors, tape measure.

The Small Upholstery Toolkit (with most of these items) is available from: jamiltonupholstery.co.uk for £88.78

Notebook and pencil.

Appropriate footwear, covering the whole foot.

Location:

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

Class Dates:

22, 29 January

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

4, 11, 18, 25 March

1 April

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 UPHOLSTERY FOR BEGINNERS

Thursday 23 January for 10 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£120

Brief Description:

This practical course is suitable for complete beginners and those with some upholstery skills.  You will learn the basic skills required to make a small item such as a stool or drop in seat, using modern and / or traditional materials.  You will also be made aware of good workshop practice and safe tool handling.

The Tutor is a practising upholsterer.

Course Aims:

  • Remove existing upholstery
  • Attach a new suspension system, if necessary
  • Use appropriate stuffing to create the desired shape
  • Secure top fabric and braid

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own basic tools and the fabric to cover their item. The tutor will advise about any further tools that you may wish to purchase as you progress.

Learners can buy most of the required materials from the tutor.

It is advisable not to make any significant purchase until the course has been confirmed as running.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Your chosen item to be upholstered. The tutor requests that you email a photograph of your item to ensure that it is within the skill set of the beginners course.

Your basic upholstery tools: mallet, tack lifter, staple lifter, ripping chisel, needle-nose pliers or similar, magnetic hammer, fabric scissors, tape measure.

The Small Upholstery Toolkit (with most of these items) is available from: jamiltonupholstery.co.uk for £88.78

Notebook and pencil.

Appropriate footwear, covering the whole foot.

Location:

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

Class Dates:

23, 30 January

6, 13, 27 February (No class on 20 Oct - Half Term break.)

5, 12, 19, 26 March

2 April

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WATERCOLOUR PAINTING - MIXED ABILITY

Thursday 23 January for 10 weeks

10.00am – 12.30pm

£150

Brief Description:

This is a mixed ability class where learners are taught basic, contemporary and experimental techniques.  Learners are encouraged to explore artistic principles and develop their own individual approach to this versatile, fascinating medium.

Plenty of demonstrations, individual tuition and guidance, discussions, museum trips and friendly class support in a stimulating and inspiring class.  A wide variety of subjects are available to paint. Learners will study historical and contemporary painters.

Learners are encouraged to develop an individual approach to their work.  Experienced learners will continue to expand their repertoire of techniques and how to apply them.

Course Aims:

  • Apply clear fluid colours
  • Be able to use a variety of basic and contemporary techniques eg. layering, pen and wash, wet in wet.
  • Develop creative thinking and your own approach in watercolours.
  • Gain confidence to work experimentally
  • Explore artistic principles
  • Study contemporary and traditional water-colourists

Extra Costs:

Learners are required to bring their own materials each week as advised by the tutor.  It is advisable not to purchase any materials until the course is confirmed as running.

What you need to bring to the first session:

Watercolour paper

Sketchbook / cartridge pad (A4)

Watercolour brushes

Set of watercolour paints

Plastic palette

Notepad

Drawing Pencil 2B

Edding Profipen Black 0.1 – Waterproof or similar

Putty (kneadable) rubber

2 water jars

Tissues or cotton rag

Location:

The Social Club, 48 Cambridge Road, Girton, Cambridge CB3 0PJ

Class Dates:

23, 30 January

6, 13, 27 February (No class on 20 Oct - Half Term break.)

5, 12, 19, 26 March

2 April

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