Partner Activities

QPAC works alongside several partner artists and organisations to offer a wide variety of activities alongside our own programme. See below for details.

DIWALI TALES

This special event is running as part of our Artisan Craft Fair, and the 2021 Diwali Festival of Light Celebrations.  

The Unbound Storytellers will be transforming our painting studio into a beautiful Light Studio for the day, and telling new Diwali-inspired stories.

Professional artists will be on hand to illustrate the tales, with visitors able to try their hand at drawing on our giant floor canvas as part of a special community art project.

SDSD

SDSD is one of Aylesbury’s longest running, biggest and most successful dance schools.  

Offering exciting performance opportunities, over 50 classes to choose from (including ballet, tap, modern, and musical theatre), and 100% pass rate in exams, it is the place to dance in Aylesbury.  

Taught by Highly qualified and inspirational teachers, in SDSD’s purpose built studio at QPAC, children receive the best possible training to ensure they reach their full potential to an extremely high standard.

Discover more about SDSD by visiting their website.

PRINTMAKING WITH LAURA BOSWELL

We’re delighted to be hosting a series of courses led by printmaker Laura Boswell.

Laura has a degree in Art History/Visual Art from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and is elected to the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.

Linocut Reduction Printing
23-24 Nov | 22-23 Feb | 25-27 Mar | 19-20 Apr | 31 May-2 Jun
Create a full colour linocut print using the reduction method (each print created from one piece of lino) using your own ideas and designs.

Japanese Woodblock Printing
15-16 Feb | 29-30 Mar | 12-13 Apr | 15-19 Aug
An introduction to authentic Japanese woodblock printing from design to finished print.

For full information about each course, and to make a booking, visit Laura’s website.

MONDAY LIFE DRAWING GROUP

Mondays during term time, 9.30am-1.30pm

Work from a life model to create paintings and drawings. All welcome.

Please bring your own materials to the class – most materials can be bought from the Queens Park Arts Centre shop at reception.

For more information and to book your place, email grahamjefford@gmail.com

WOODCARVING WITH JEREMY TURNER

Mondays during term time:
Session 1: 10.30am-12.30pm
Session 2: 1.00pm-3.30pm

“I have been making and carving things in wood since the 1970s and have been hosting the Monday Woodcarvers at QPAC since 2015. With the assistance of several former Monday Woodcarvers I recently completed the Three Post Seat, which is now installed on the bank of the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes, as part of the Gyosei Art Trail.”

“As your tutor I aim to bring out your creativity by inspiring confidence with carving techniques and skill with carving gouge and mallet. I welcome people with no previous experience of working with wood as well as those who want to improve their skills; and also artists and sculptors who wish to extend their practice into a new material. You can work at your own speed on your own personal projects.”

“While I supply the tools and wood for your first session, you may of course bring your own tools and wood.”

To book a session, please contact jeremy.turner155@btinternet.com

BOBBIN LACEMAKING

Mondays & Thursdays during term time.
1.30pm-3.30pm

This informal, social class gives students a chance to learn the art of lacemaking.

Students work independently on their on projects with guidance from Rosemary Masters – an accomplished lace maker and experienced tutor. If you’re a complete beginner then have no fear – Rosemary will show you everything you need to know.

Equipment needed: a lace pillow, bobbins, pins and thread plus a pricking or pattern. Equipment can be loaned for those who would like to try their hand at lace making before purchasing their own.

For bookings, email info@queensparkarts.com

JIGSAW THEATRE COMPANY

Tuesdays during term time
1pm-3.30pm

Jigsaw is a theatre company founded by disabled people for disabled people.

Actors can dance, mime, write, direct and tell jokes as well as act with the company. Other opportunities include creating costumes, scenery, music, lights and sound.

Jigsaw also runs acting, dance and voice workshops for its actors and others, as well as workshop leader training.

Jigsaw offers disabled people the chance to work with others, discover and learn more about what they can do and what they might like to do more of.

Tel: 01296 632 491 for more details.

MUSICAL THEATRE CHOIR

Wednesdays during term time
7.30pm-9pm – £5.50 per session

Musical Theatre Choir – Aylesbury (MTC) is an exciting new choir rehearsing on a weekly basis. Founded in September 2015 by musical director Ashley Turner, MTC focusses on singing pieces from a wide range of musical theatre. MTC has an open to all policy, welcoming members from all backgrounds and ages, 16 and above. You do not need to audition.

At MTC – Aylesbury you can expect to explore a wide variety of musical theatre songs, learning the correct singing technique to support and release your full potential. Ashley founded the choir to share his passion and expertise of musical theatre, exploring old and new, well and less known songs in a relaxed environment, to celebrate a fantastic, interesting and intriguing art form.

To book, contact  musicaltheatrechoir@gmail.com

BELLY DANCE CLASSES
WITH MARIE SARTAIN

Fusion Belly Dance – Wednesdays, 7.45pm-8.45pm
Burlesque Dance – Wednesdays, 8.45pm-9.45pm

These Fusion Belly Dance and Burlesque classes are a safe and comfortable environment to explore your sensuality through movement, a space to grow your confidence, a fun way to exercise and feel fit and healthy as well as improving your dance techniques and  performance skills.

Marie Sartain has been dancing for 11 years performing in dance troupes and performing solo. She has taught at universities in Leicester, at Skytribe Dance Studio, and online.

For more information and bookings, email mariesartain95@yahoo.co.uk

BUCKS ADULT LEARNING – WOODWORK FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS

5-week course (from 20 Sep): 7pm-9.30pm
10-week course (from 21 Sep): 7pm-9pm
5-week course (from 2 Nov): 10am-12.30pm

This course is 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.

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.

For more information – and to book your place – visit the Bucks Adult Learning website.

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