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Impington Village College

Saturday Workshops

AN INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION FOR HEALTHY LIVING

Saturday 24 November

10.00am – 2.00pm

£24 / £20 concession

Brief Description:

What is a healthy diet?  With so much information in the media, it can be very confusing as to what, how often and how much we should be eating. The workshop will give you an introduction to nutrition, learning the basics of healthy eating and the benefits of a balanced diet and lifestyle.  There will be a Q & A on any nutrition questions that you may have.

Course Aims:

  • Learn what a healthy balanced diet looks like – discuss ‘my food plate’
  • Explore a naturopathic approach to healthy living and how to limit toxins
  • Learn about healthy swaps and how to make simple changes to your current diet to improve health
  • Understanding sugar – how sugar and sweetners can cause health issues

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Notebook & pen

Packed Lunch

Location:

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

Class Dates:

Saturday 24 November – 1 session

 BASIC DRESS MAKING SKILLS

Saturday 24 November

10.00am – 3.00pm

£30 / £24 concession

Attend this workshop and receive £10 off the cost of a Spring Term dress making for beginners course.

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), 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 24 November – 1 session

 CHARCOAL WORKSHOP

Saturday 24 November

10.00am –12.30pm

£20 / £17 concession

(Materials included)

Brief Description:

A fun workshop to explore the expressive qualities of charcoal, and the versatile techniques it can offer such as highlights, shadow, line and tone.  These techniques will be used on a slightly larger scale.  Demonstrations and examples will be given but the majority of the course will be hands-on practical activities.

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

Course Aims:

  • Learn and develop techniques using charcoal
  • 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 - White and black compressed charcoal and grey drawing paper.

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 24 November – 1 session

 COOKING AN INDIAN MEAL

Saturday 24 November

10.00am – 4.00pm

£36 / £29 concession

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 with a mixture of demonstration where you will be shown the authentic way to make one Indian bread (paratha), mixed vegetable curry, saffron rice and raita from scratch using locally sourced ingredients.

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 (which is roasted and then fried)
  • Learn how to make a mixed vegetable curry, saffron rice and raita
  • 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, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

Saturday 24 November – 1 session

 CROCHET - BASIC SKILLS

Saturday 24 November

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:

Light worsted or double knit type yarn in as many colours as you like.

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.  You may wish to bring different yarns and hooks to experiment with.

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 24 November – 1 session

 INK WORKSHOP

Saturday 24 November

1.30pm – 4.00pm

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

Class Dates:

Saturday 24 November – 1 session

 IPADS & TABLETS MADE EASY

Saturday 24 November

10.00am – 3.00pm

£30 / £24 concession / Over 65s - £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

Notebook

Pen or pencil

Location:

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

Class Dates:

Saturday 24 November – 1 session

 LIFE DRAWING

Saturday 24 November

10.00am – 4.00pm

£50 / £43 concession

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 24 November – 1 session

 MOSAICS - AN INTRODUCTION

Saturday 24 November

10.00am – 3.00pm

£30 / £24 concession

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 24 November – 1 session

 NUNO FELT SCARF WORKSHOP

Saturday 24 November

10.00am – 4.00pm

£36 / £29 concession

Brief Description:

A fun day doing wet felting to create a special scarf.  You will combine fibre and fabrics to create a light and elegant nuno scarf with a beautiful drape.

The name is derived from the Japanese word ‘nuno’ meaning cloth.  The technique bonds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric creating a lightweight felt.

Lots of soap, warm water, rubbing and rolling- wet felting is a very sensory activity and the result is luxurious, colourful and textural.

This workshop is a good introduction for beginners and for those who have some felting experience, there will be the extra challenge of piecing together different fabrics using the nuno process.

Course Aims:

  • Learn basic wet felting techniques
  • Create a scarf using the nuno process
  • Gain confidence to start own projects

Extra Costs:

Materials costs are not included in course fee. This depends on what materials you already have.  If you need to buy materials from the tutor, £10 to £15 should cover what you need.

What you need to bring to the first session:

You will be using Merino tops.  Tutor recommends Merino 70’s available from Wingham Wool, or other suppliers.  You will need about 300 gms.  Tutor will have some fibres which you can buy, but if you want to work with specific colours it is better to bring your own.

Bubble wrap - standard size bubbles, narrow roll.

A roll of very thin plastic drop cloth - you can share or get from tutor.

Large old towel + 1 hand towel

A bar of soap - either plain bar of soap, ecover dishwash liquid or olive oil soap.

1 large bowl or a small bucket to hold hot water

Apron and Washing up gloves (only if you are allergic to soap/ wool)

Foam pipe insulating tube if you have one (Tutor has these for use in class)

An empty plastic milk bottle with plastic lid.

Fabric - If you have these, please bring a selection of very light weight open weave, gauzy natural fibre fabrics eg, silk chiffon, silk georgette, pongee, cotton scrim or light cotton muslin.  (Look out for light weight silk scarves in charity shops.)  The tutor will have coloured cotton scrim and some silks available. You won’t be dyeing in class so you may want to pre-dye fabrics or you can work in whites.  You will need sufficient fabric to be double the size of your finished scarf.

Packed lunch

Location:

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

Class Dates:

Saturday 24 November – 1 session

 PHOTOGRAPHY - WHERE TO BEGIN

Saturday 24  November

10.00am – 3.00pm

£30 / £24 concession

Brief Description:

If you have the feeling that your present photographs lack something and you don't know what to do, or you have a DSLR but you cannot get past the Auto mode, then this course is for you.

This practical one day course in digital photography will get you past Auto mode snapping and teach you the basics for creating digital photographs to fit your purpose and to fulfill your ideas.

Whether you are into landscape, wildlife, flowers or portrait photography, you will learn to control the basic settings on your camera.  You will find out the basic relationship between time and light, exploring the shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings; create a series of digital images using these basic settings; and learn to do 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 24 November – 1 session