Learning Programmes

Whether you wish to learn a new skill or take up a new hobby, our exciting range of leisure and learning courses has something to suit everyone. Our latest programme is shown below and if you are interested in a course, whether it is on the following list or not, please complete an on-line enquiry form (see Contact Us), ring Angie Broom on 01761 438559 Option 2 or email her at abroom@writhlington.org.uk and we will book you a place or add you to our waiting list and contact you as soon as the programme is finalised.

All of our courses are taught in small friendly groups and are designed to provide progressive learning in easy steps. Each course is led by a tutor who demonstrates each step and is able to give individual advice along the way.

CRAFTS

 

Sugarcraft - Advanced

For those who have completed Improvers courses -  the Advanced course is designed to take your existing skills, knowledge and experience to a new and exciting level.

10 weeks £80 plus a seperate charge of £12.50 for materials (payable on the first week to the tutor)

This course runs on Thursdays from 7.30pm – 9.30pm beginning 1/5/14 and running until 17/7/14 excluding 29/5/14  and 26/6/2014.

 

Sugarcraft - Beginners and Improvers

For those who are complete Beginners, or have completed a Beginners course or have existing skills this course will show you new techniques and provide inspiration for turning your cakes into works of art!

10 weeks £80 plus a seperate charge of £12.50 for materials (payable on the first week to the tutor).

This course will run again later in the year.  Please register your interest by either using "Contact Us", by ringing Angie Broom on 01761 438559 Option 2 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Dress Making for Beginners

Learn to measure correctly and calculate fabric quantities; to choose, read, mark and pin patterns; to cut material and make up a finished garment. You will need to bring your own electric sewing machine.

10 weeks £80 plus the cost of your pattern and material which you will need to have purchased for Week 2 of the course.

This course runs on Thursdays from 7pm -9pm beginning 1/5/14 and running until 10/7/14 excluding 29/5/14.

 

Dress Making for Improvers

If you have existing sewing skills and would like to learn further techniques then this course will show you how.  Working at your own pace and level, on your own chosen project with an experienced and approachable tutor.  You will need to bring your own electric sewing machine.

10 weeks £80 plus the cost of your pattern and material which you will need to have purchased by Week 2 of the course.

This course runs on Mondays from 7pm -9pm beginning 12/5/14 and running until 21/7/14 excluding 26/5/14.

 

Stained Glass - Beginners

Are you a complete novice who aspires to make Stained Glass?  Would you like to learn how to break glass deliberately and reassemble it making beautiful, individual pieces?  Working with traditional techniques of leading and copper foiling this course will give you all the skills you need.

8 weeks £64 plus a charge for materials used.

This course runs on Thurdays from 7pm - 9pm beginning 1/5/2014 and running until 26/6/14 excluding 29/5/14.

 

Stained Glass Making - Improvers

Some previous experience will be required for this course which is designed to build on and expand your exisiting skills.  A professionally experienced Tutor will provide ideas, inspiration and technical knowledge to enable you to create unique pieces of artwork.

8 weeks £64 plus a charge for materials used.

This course runs on Mondays from 7pm - 9pm beginning 28/4/14 and running until 30/6/14 excluding 5/5/and 26/5/14.

 

Mosaics - All Levels

Learn to create beautiful pictures and patterns, cover tables, pots etc. using fragments of tiles, beads, glass etc. Suitable for indoor or outdoor projects. No previous experience required.

10 weeks £80 plus a small charge for materials used.

This course will run again later in the year.  Please register your interest by either using "Contact Us", by ringing Angie Broom on 01761 438559 Option 2 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Creative Writing Beginners

For anyone wishing to dip a toe into the world of writing this course will offer friendly support, ideas and suggestions to help you on your way.

6 weeks £48

This course will run again later in the year.  Please register your interest by either using "Contact Us", by ringing Angie Broom on 01761 438559 Option 2 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Creative Writing Level 2

For those with a little experience wanting to branch out and gain more experience with friendly support, ideas and suggestions to help you on your way.

6 weeks £48

This course will run again later in the year.  Please register your interest by either using "Contact Us", by ringing Angie Broom on 01761 438559 Option 2 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ARTS

Drawing for Beginners

This friendly and encouraging 5 week course will show you how to get started and help you develop more confidence and ability, using a range of coloured grounds and drawing materials.

5 weeks £40

This course runs on Tuesdays from 7pm - 9pm beginning 17/6/2014 and running until 15/7/2014

 

Drawing Techniques - Improvers

Working at your own level, this course builds on existing drawing skills to help you develop more confidence and ability and increase your awareness of composition and different styles of drawing.

10 weeks £80

This course will run again later in the year.  Please register your interest by either using "Contact Us", by ringing Angie Broom on 01761 438559 Option 2 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

LANGUAGES

French Conversation

For those already able to converse with some confidence in French but wishing to improve, this course gives you 90 minutes each week to speak nothing but French! Working with a French born, very approachable and friendly tutor you will converse about subjects which interest you, polishing your accent and improving your fluency in this beautiful language.

8 weeks - 90 minutes per class

This course will run again later in the year.  Please register your interest by either using "Contact Us", by ringing Angie Broom on 01761 438559 Option 2 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Spanish Beginners

For complete beginners, this course with a Spanish born tutor will start you off with a basic grasp of the language, teaching you how to greet people, introduce yourself, ask directions and buy basic items in shops.

10 weeks £80 plus an optional £3 for a folder of Tutor handouts

 This course may run again later in 2014 - please register your interest by either using "Contact Us", by ringing Angie Broom on 01761 438559 Option 2 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

Other Interests

Bread Making for Beginners

Working with a well-known local Artisan Baker learn how to make and bake wonderful traditional and rustic loaves and rolls by hand with confidence! Amongst a host of other things the course will include shaping rolls and loaves, making focaccia ,Turkish bread, mushroom bread, Chocolate swirl bread, Lardy cake, Chelsea buns, and  making roses and ears of wheat to decorate your breads.

10 weeks £80 plus £3.50 paid weekly to the tutor for fresh organic ingredients.

 This course will run again later in 2014 - please register your interest by either using "Contact Us", by ringing Angie Broom on 01761 438559 Option 2 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Basic Introduction to Domestic Plumbing 

This course covers all basic elements of a Hot & Cold water system eg sinks, taps, toilets, bleeding radiators and immersion systems - how they work, how they are installed and how to maintain them.  The course will be delivered via handouts, projections and hands-on demonstrations and experience.

6 weeks £48 

 This course may run again later in the year.  Please register your interest by either using "Contact Us", by ringing Angie Broom on 01761 438559 Option 2 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Basic Introduction to Tiling

This course does what it says on the tin! Learn the tips of the trade to give your tiling a professional finish.

3 weeks £24

This course may run again later in 2014 - please register your interest by either using "Contact Us", by ringing Angie Broom on 01761 438559 Option 2 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Astronomy

This course is designed for complete beginners and will give a wide-ranging overview of Astronomy including the opportunity to look at the skies in detail using a telescope. Subjects covered include choosing equipment and observing, the planets and Solar System, the nature of stars and galaxies and The Big Bang Theory.

10 weeks £80 plus £4 for a comprehensive folder of Tutor notes (Optional)

This course may run again later in 2014 - please register your interest by either using "Contact Us", by ringing Angie Broom on 01761 438559 Option 2 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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