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Afterschool Art Club

Tuesdays during term time - see below for timetable of activities. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Afterschool Art Club is a weekly art session for 7-11 year-olds where we'll: - Make art and take it home - Paint, draw, print, sculpt and try new skills - And enjoy ourselves! Be sure to bring a water bottle and an apron with you. We look forward to welcoming you! ABOUT THE TUTOR Hello, I'm Ellie! I always enjoyed coming to QPAC art workshops when I was a lot younger, so now I'm really happy to be running afterschool art every week. I do a lot of painting and drawing for myself and think it's great to experiment with making different kinds of art - even better to share it with others! In the past I have run arts workshops for children and adults, I also host Tuesday evening life drawing at QPAC (for adults) TIMETABLE Date Activity Tue 8 Jun Potato Printing - Landscapes & Buildings Tue 15 Jun Shoe Portraits (Bring a shoe with you!) Tue 22 Jun Trapeze Artists - Card & Paper Modeling Tue 29 Jun Alien Masks

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

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Afterschool Pottery (Glazing)

Mondays & Thursday during term time. See below for available dates. Suitable for ages 7-11 Join tutor Emma Legon for this fantastic afterschool arty activity. These sessions give students the opportunity to glaze work created during the weekly making sessions. All materials are provided, including firing for the finished, glazed piece. Please Note: Each 30min slot allows enough time to glaze one finished piece. If you have multiple pieces to fire, please book one session per piece.

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Afterschool Pottery (Making)

Mondays & Thursday during term time - see below for timetable of activities. Suitable for ages 7-11 Join tutor Emma Legon for this fantastic afterschool arty activity. Learn the key techniques of pottery and create a brand new work of art every week. Date Activity Mon 24 May Bird Whistle Thu 27 May Cactus Holder / Monster Face Vase Mon 7 Jun Cube Box with Gallery Lid Thu 10 Jun Octopus Whistle Mon 14 Jun Fairy House Scene Thu 17 Jun Moulded Plate Mon 28 Jun Pottery Heads (Part 1) Thu 1 Jul Pottery Heads (Part 1) Mon 5 Jul Pottery Heads (Part 2) Thu 8 Jul Pottery Heads (Part 2) Mon 12 Jul Animal Fun Thu 15 Jul Coiling a Contemporary Vase / Jug All materials are included in the workshop price, including firing for your finished piece. Please bring a water bottle and an apron / old shirt. Please note - these sessions are for making only. If you wish to glaze your work, please book a dedicated glazing session separately.

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Dance

Belly Dance (Beginners)

Mondays (7pm-8pm) during term time. This class is designed to help you to feel good about yourself, get fit and have fun whatever your age, shape or size. Tutor Deadre Appleton believes that people only exercise regularly when they feel comfortable and when it ceases to become a chore. By welcoming and integrating all ages, shapes and sizes – keeping the atmosphere light and fun, and by developing friendships and a sense of community – dancers no longer feel they have to come to class to ‘work out’ but rather to enjoy themselves. Classical classes mainly use choreography to teach all different styles of belly dance from many areas of the Middle East. In addition to these weekly sessions, Deadre welcomes any student dancer to become a member of Anuket, a student performance troupe. Anuket performs at local events including fetes and fundraisers, and, wherever possible, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Care. Students of all levels are welcome to join. The only criteria is a commitment to develop yourself in the dance and regular attendance at rehearsals. If you do join you will find that your confidence will grow along with your strength, flexibility and skill. For more information Contact Deadre via barefootdee@live.co.uk

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Belly Dance (Improvers)

Mondays (8pm-9pm) during term time. This class is designed to help you to feel good about yourself, get fit and have fun whatever your age, shape or size. Tutor Deadre Appleton believes that people only exercise regularly when they feel comfortable and when it ceases to become a chore. By welcoming and integrating all ages, shapes and sizes – keeping the atmosphere light and fun, and by developing friendships and a sense of community – dancers no longer feel they have to come to class to ‘work out’ but rather to enjoy themselves. Classical classes mainly use choreography to teach all different styles of belly dance from many areas of the Middle East. In addition to these weekly sessions, Deadre welcomes any student dancer to become a member of Anuket, a student performance troupe. Anuket performs at local events including fetes and fundraisers, and, wherever possible, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Care. Students of all levels are welcome to join. The only criteria is a commitment to develop yourself in the dance and regular attendance at rehearsals. If you do join you will find that your confidence will grow along with your strength, flexibility and skill. For more information Contact Deadre via barefootdee@live.co.uk

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Jewellery, Mixed Crafts

Contemporary Jewellery

Mondays (10am-12pm) & Thursdays (7pm-9pm) during term time. A weekly workshop ideal for anyone with a passion for the art of contemporary jewellery. Whether a complete beginner or a practiced jeweller, this friendly drop-in class allows students aged 16+ to direct their own learning and create beautiful, unique pieces. Our experienced tutor Susie Upstone will help guide you through the design and making process – be sure to bring a sketchbook and pens to jot down your ideas! We provide all the tools you need, however raw materials such as metal and gems must be purchased by students. Susie will be able to advise on what you’ll need for your project (including the necessary PPE), and where to source it.

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Textiles

Crochet

Tuesdays (7pm-8.30pm) during term time. Always wanted to learn to make a granny square? Perhaps you've seen all the crocheted goodies out there and want to learn to make your own? Crochet is making a comeback. No longer something uncool that your gran used to do, crochet is becoming popular again. Whether you are a complete beginner who has never picked up a hook before or someone who has crocheted before and wants to improve their skills, all are welcome! Come along and learn to make granny squares, crocheted pots and much more! Materials are available to borrow or buy. For more information about this class, please email Amy Morgan via morganmakes.crochet@gmail.com

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Painting & Drawing, Short Courses

Drawing for Beginners - Part 1 (4-week online course)

Hosted on Zoom ABOUT THE CLASS This online course will introduce you to beginner drawing techniques- looking at equipment, how to show depth through shading and perspective, and how to draw through identifying shape, form and texture. This workshop is aimed at beginners to drawing, and art in general, and those looking to improve their drawing skill. Adults (age 13 years +) Students will require a selection of pencils (2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil sharpener and a ruler. Each course runs for four consecutive weekly sessions from the start date / time listed below. ABOUT THE TUTOR Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art. Please click here for terms and conditions concerning our online workshops.

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Music

Gorgeous Recorders

Mondays (2pm-4pm) during term time. An untutored weekly workshop for recorder players keen to perform as part of a group. The recorder is wonderfully fun to play, and this class aims to revive our enjoyment of an easy yet undervalued instrument. Even if you haven’t picked one up for years, come along and enjoy rediscovering your skills in this untutored group.

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Music

Guitar Club

Wednesdays (7pm-9pm) during term time. Guitar Club caters for those wishing to improve their acoustic guitar skills with fellow players in an informal, supportive environment. Taking a song-based approach to workshops, the club aims to practice and refine each number to performance standard, encouraging all to participate and develop their skills. This class is aimed at improving players with knowledge of the basic open chords. For more information email christopheryoxall@outlook.com or nicolaegray@hotmail.com

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Music

Guitar for Beginners

Wednesdays (7.30pm-8.30pm) during term time. Always wanted to have a go at playing the guitar but not too sure where to begin? Here's the perfect opportunity to start making music? Bring along an acoustic guitar and learn to play basic chords and simple songs in a small, friendly group, with gudance from an experienced tutor. Previous experience is not necesary, just come along and join in!

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Music

Intermediate Guitar

Thursdays (7.30pm-9.30pm) during term time. A weekly workshop for intermediate level players of acoustic and electric guitar. The sessions are split into two halves, one where we are joined by a vocalist and we gain experience in the performance side and the other half where we work through songs to establish arrangements. This class is aimed at those who wish to extend their guitar knowledge & playing ability to progress and experience playing with others at a similar level. Students will need reasonable chord vocabulary (open & barre chords) and fluidity with chord changes to play complete songs.

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Music

Jazz Workshop

Wednesdays (2pm-4pm) during term time. This weekly workshop will cover learning a tune and improvising around it, as well as analysis of the chords and scales. Bring along your own instrument and music stand and you'll have a chance to study the following musical types - New Orleans jazz, Swing, Bepop, Blues, Latin. The class is led by volunteer Rick Atkins. Rick is a jazz enthusiast wants to share his love of the genre with others. Rick plays guitar in the Sound Force Big Band. You can contact Rick on 07960 985 188 or email ratkins161@gmail.com PLEASE NOTE: owing to government guidelines regarding COVID-19, there will be some alterations to this class in terms of instruments used and performance practices. Please contact Rick via the details above for more information.

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Painting & Drawing

Life Drawing

Tuesdays (7pm-9pm) during term time. Tuesday evening life drawing sessions are open to all levels of experience and ability. Students will have the chance to draw from a model in a variety of short and longer poses. If you are brand new to life drawing, tutor Ellie Kirkup will provide all of the guidance you need to get started and plenty of ideas for developing your drawing. Artists with more experience are welcome to come along and simply draw. Please bring your own choice of drawing materials. If you are new or in need of inspiration we recommend charcoal, several sheets of large (A2) sugar paper and a putty rubber. Materials can be purchased from the QPAC art shop before the start of a session. Ellie has been practising life drawing for ten years and is enthusiastic about keeping experimenting with drawing. She likes to work from other artists, life drawing and everyday life to explore interesting new ways to draw.

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Mixed Crafts

Mixed Crafts

Thursdays (10am-12pm) during term time. This is a friendly, welcoming and supportive group, where students can share ideas and “leave the world behind”, while being creative. A great way to meet like-minded people. The group have a go at a variety of crafts, including silk painting, felt making, papier mache, tie dye, fabric painting, marbling, glass painting, collage,dought craft and more! If you would like to try a particular craft come along and we’ll see if we can help or advise. Members of the group can also pursue their own projects in a happy, relaxed atmosphere. Tutor Irene Scott has been involved in arts & crafts (and QPAC) for 40 years, and has a broad knowledge of many different craft activities, including those mentioned above.

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Painting & Drawing

Oil Painting

Mondays (7.30pm-9.30pm) during term time. This workshop is ideal for anyone with an interest in painting with oils, whether a practised hand or a beginner exploring the medium for the first time. Tutor Michael Navarro is a local artist who has been working for several years in various media, predominately oils. His works range from landscapes to pop art and murals. Our painting studio has easels, painting boards and other communal facilities. We also have an art shop selling paints, paper and brushes, if you don’t have them already. Michael will be happy to advise on what resources you need to get started.

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Painting & Drawing

Open Art Studio

Tuesdays (10am-1pm & 1pm-4pm) during term time. A weekly workshop designed as an opportunity for artists to get together and work on projects of their choosing in the friendly, creative, and inspiring environment of the QPAC painting studio. Attendees can be of any level of ability, from novices to very experienced artists. All forms of media are welcome, including charcoal, pencil, pastel, watercolours, acrylics and oils. Though not a formally-tutored class, this open studio session is a chance to learn from fellow artists, share your work and discuss your art form. We have easels, drawing boards and other communal resources, plus an on-site art shop stocked with paints, pencils, charcoal, paper and brushes.

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Painting & Drawing

Painting & Drawing

Wednesdays (10am-12pm) during term time. Release your creativity in this weekly workshop open to all levels of experience, from complete beginners to professional painters. Students are welcome to work on any subject they please in whichever medium they prefer, whether oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, charcoal, pencil or mixed media. Anyone just starting out in painting & drawing can seek advice from tutor Anne Bennison, whilst those with more experience are welcome to work at their own pace. The painting studio has plenty of easels and drawing boards. Materials such as paints, paper, pencils and brushes are available at the QPAC art shop.

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Painting & Drawing

Painting with Acrylics

Thursdays (10am-12pm) during term time. Explore and develop your creativity as a member of this friendly weekly workshop. Work from still life or the subject of your choice, in your chosen media (e.g. pencil, charcoal, acrylics, watercolour). The group also do occasional projects to encourage exploration of techniques and development of skills by looking at the work of different artists (Picasso, Matisse, Fedden) or through more specific themes such as perspective. Suitable for all levels including beginners. Bring your own project to work on. The painting studio has plenty of easels and drawing boards. Additional materials such as paints, paper and brushes are available to buy from the QPAC art shop. Tutor Amanda Curbishley joined QPAC as a member of this group in 2002 and has gone on to exhibit and sell work at local exhibitions. She wants to share the enjoyment she has from painting and encourage others to develop their skills.

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Textiles

Patchwork (Untutored)

Mondays (Beginners Class, 10am-12pm) & Wednesdays (Advanced Class, 2pm-4pm) during term time. This untutored class is ideal for patchwork students looking for a space to work on their projects. Our Textile Studio is the perfect place to meet fellow needle-workers and textile artists. As well as progressing your project, these sessions off the chance to discuss your work with others and share ideas and inspiration. Students should bring their own sewing machine with them when attending a class – we have plenty of room to accommodate students working on projects large and small!

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Pottery

Pottery (Tutored)

Tuesday-Thursday (see below for timings) during term time. Pottery is one of the most popular activities at QPAC. We run classes throughout the week, giving students access to our fully-equipped studio spaces to learn and develop their skills in ceramics - whether sculpting, working at the wheel, or using hand-building techniques such as coiling. Our tutored drop-in classes are perfect for complete beginners as well as those developing their talents. Our experienced tutors will offer demonstrations, advice and guidance to help you develop your own projects, from the design stage through to the final glazing process. Your workshop fee includes use of our facilities, including clay and a wide variety of tools. If you would like to have your work fired there is an additional charge, calculated based on the weight of the piece. Our tutors will be on hand to assist when working this out. Here is a timetable of our regular drop-in workshops: Day / Time Tutor Tue – 10am-12pm Helen Neighbour Tue – 2pm-4pm Joyce Hill Tue – 7pm-9pm Laura Peacock Wed – 10am-12pm Gill Brown Wed – 7pm-9pm Patrick Hayward Thu – 10am-12pm Jenny Hay Thu – 7pm-9pm Charlie Butters Click here for untutored classes.

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Pottery (Untutored)

Two-hour sessions (see calendar for dates and start times) during term time. In addition to our tutored classes, we also offer a number of untutored pottery sessions. These weekly classes are ideal for experienced potters looking to work independently on their projects in our fully-equipped studio spaces. We have a wide variety of dates and times available – please see the calendar below for the latest availability. If you’re looking to try out pottery but aren’t too sure where to start, we recommend attending a tutored class before booking an untutored session. Your workshop fee includes use of our facilities, including clay and a wide variety of tools. If you would like to have your work fired there is an additional charge, calculated based on the weight of the piece. Please speak to a member of staff if you require assistance working this out. Click here for tutored classes.

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Pottery Glazing (Untutored)

A weekly two-hour untutored ceramics session for experienced potters looking to decorate their work in our glaze studio. We have a good variety of glazes and slips available to use. Students wishing to apply their own glaze recipes (or any not in stock at QPAC) should have a chat with our Technician before decorating their work to make sure the glaze(s) are suitable for our firing temperatures. There is a small charge for glaze firing, which is calculated by weight of the finished piece. Please speak to a member of staff if you require assistance working this out.

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Pottery, Short Courses

Pottery Throwing (3-week course)

Come and take your potter's wheel driving test in the this fun and friendly three-week course. Whether a complete beginner or someone looking to gain more experience, this short course will teach you everything you need to know about throwing pots at the wheel. Each course runs for three consecutive weekly sessions from the start date / time listed below. Individual sessions last two hours. Your course fee includes the cost of firing for two pieces.

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Pottery for Adults with Disabilities

Mondays (10am-12pm) during term time. An exciting opportunity for adult students with disabilities to work with an experienced and dedicated tutor in our pottery studio. Tony Tomblin will help students explore handbuilding techniques as well as the potter's wheel, in a friendly and relaxed atmoshphere. Your workshop fee includes use of our facilities, including clay and a wide variety of tools. If you would like to have your work fired there is an additional charge, calculated based on the weight of the piece. Tony will be on hand to assist when working this out.

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Workshops for Teens, Pottery

Pottery for Teens

Wednesdays (4.30pm-6pm) during term time. A weekly workshop designed to inspire and nurture young emerging artists and makers, led by professional ceramicist Charlie Butters. Students ages 13+ are welcome attend, whether a complete beginner or a practiced hand. You’ll learn how to design and create your very own ceramic works of art, be it a mug, bowl, plate, vase or sculpture – perfect for your portfolio or just for fun! Full guidance is offered to students to help them develop their projects. Your workshop fee includes use of our facilities, including clay and a wide variety of tools. If you would like to have your work fired there is an additional charge, calculated based on the weight of the piece. Charlie will be on hand to assist when working this out.

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Textiles

Pretty Stitchers

Tuesdays (2pm-4pm) during term time. This informal session is perfect for any enthusiastic needleworkers keen to socialise with like-minded makers. Bring along your own project to work on and share your skills and ideas. Anything from chunky church kneelers to fine embroidery. Beginners welcome - materials can be provided, if required. For more information email Annie Cooper via annie@littlediggers.com

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Jewellery

Seed Bead Jewellery (Untutored)

Tuesdays (10.30am-12.30pm) during term time. The class is an informal untutored session exploring the art of making beaded jewellery, with the emphasis on developing skills in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Currently this session is running as an untutored workshop, and so is best suited to students with some experience.

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Woodwork

Woodcarving (Untutored)

Thursdays (10.30am-12.30pm) during term time. This untutored weekly workshop is perfect for woodcarvers with enough experience to direct their own learning, offering a chance to work on projects alongside likeminded artists and makers. The group isn’t suited to beginners, however if you’ve had experience of woodcarving before and want to continue the art in a supportive atmosphere then this is the group for you. Students are welcome to use the communal facilities in the QPAC woodwork studio, however must bring their own timber and carving tools. Casual clothes and stout shoes recommended!

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Woodwork

Woodwork

Thursdays (7pm-9pm) during term time. What Will I Learn? These sessions aim to improve your ability in working with wood and fulfilling your ambition in creating a product of your choice under the guidance of the tutor. During the sessions you will work on a project of your own choice so that your own level of skill increases and you finish with a completed item. You will be encouraged and instructed in the use of electrical powered hand tools. The room is equipped with a woodturning lathes so there will be an opportunity to learn or to continue some woodturning. During the sessions learners will: - Select materials and tools appropriate to the chosen task. - Show how materials are cut, shaped and formed, to designed tolerances. - Use design briefs to guide design thinking. - Complete at least 1 project. - Practice skills to complete other projects at home. - Observe health & safety issues concerning woodworking. Is This For Me? These sessions are for those with a general interest in woodwork and who have a project in mind. It is suitable for all levels of ability and will be taught on an individual basis. During the sessions, the tutor will provide small group demonstrations and individual support to ensure that learners can work at their own level and at their own pace. What Do I Need To Bring? Please bring a pencil and project idea(s). These will be discussed and, by the end of your first session, a plan will be drawn up including a cutting list and some idea of the cost. Learners will need to provide their own materials, which can’t be stored at the centre, and brought to each session. The use of different materials will be discussed relative to their cost eg. bookcase made from MDF will be much cheaper to make than one of solid oak. It depends on your choice as to how much you spend. How will I know that my skills have improved? At the start, you will decide (with help from your tutor) what you want to get out of the course. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress and at the end of the course you will have the chance to reflect on what you have learnt and how your skills have improved.

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