Our Evening and Weekend Courses

Cake Decoration – Wedding Cake

Starts 20 May 2017


Learn how to decorate your own wedding cake or tiered cake for a special occasion. Bring along 2 cakes 8” and 6” (both sponge or a mixture if you prefer), sugarpaste to cover the cakes and you will be shown how to produce a simply stunning cake! A list of what is required will be sent out prior to the start of the course costing approximately £30. This workshop will…

Creative Textiles – Introduction to Patchwork and Quilting

Starts 17 June 2017


Create a cushion cover learning new techniques that you can develop to go on to create beautiful heirloom quilts. A list of requirements will be sent out prior to the start of the workshop. This workshop will run for 6½ hours with ½ hour for lunch and you will need to provide your own packed lunch. Tea/coffee will be provided. Links and Downloads Browse Our Courses Browse Our Brochure Course…

Creative Textiles – Decorative Embroidered Organza Vase

Starts 20 May 2017


Unleash your inner artist! Create an unusual but beautiful decorative embroidered vase or bowl. This workshop is suitable for beginners using a sewing machine. Materials can be provided for £12 payable to the tutor on the day, or a list can be sent out prior to the start of the workshop. However, you will need to provide your own vase or bowl. This workshop will run for 6 hours with…

Creative Textiles – Beautiful Bunting

Starts 4 March 2017


Create your own beautiful fabric bunting for your house or garden. This workshop is suitable for beginners using a sewing machine. A list of materials needed will be sent our prior to the start of the workshop. This workshop will run for 5½ hours with ½ hour for lunch and you will need to provide your own packed lunch. Tea/coffee will be provided. Links and Downloads Browse Our Courses Browse…

Spanish Improvers

Starts 28 September 2016


Whether you are returning to the language and do not want to start from scratch or you have completed an introductory course before, this course is the ideal way to take your Spanish to the next level. With its clear and effective approach, you will soon be able to engage in conversations and express opinions on a wide range of subjects such as making suggestions, saying how you are feeling…

German for Improvers

Starts 28 September 2016


If you have already attended a beginners’ level course or can speak a little German, this course will help you develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing so that you can use it with confidence for work or pleasure. You will have the opportunity to enrol in subsequent spring/summer terms. Links and Downloads Browse Our Courses Browse Our Brochure Course Enrolment Form Policies Mission Statement Statement of Service Complaints Procedure

Cookery – Here Comes Summer

Starts 26 April 2017


Shake off winter colds and dark nights and step into summer. On this course you will look at seasonal fruit and vegetables, use fresh and fragrant ingredients and be fully prepared to host any summer gathering be it an afternoon barbecue or evening get together. The recipes will include ideas for marinades, barbecues, picnics and even a cocktail inspired ice-cream – no special machines necessary for this one! All abilities…

Spanish Beginners

Starts 27 September 2016


Whether you are learning for business, travel or just for fun, this step-by-step course will ensure you are soon able to speak Spanish in a range of everyday situations such as introducing yourself and others, asking for food in a restaurant or saying where you come from. In addition to learning the language, you will also learn about Spanish culture. This course is suitable for those with little or no…

Cake Decoration Workshop – Sugar Flowers

Starts 18 March 2017


Learn how to make spring flowers in sugar. You will be making wired daffodils, primroses and violets to place in a small pot. This class can be tailored for beginners and improvers alike. The tutor will provide the petal paste, wires, pots and loan of cutters at a small charge of £3. A list of what is required will be sent out prior to the start of the course. This…

Basic Crochet

Starts 10 October 2016 / 16 January 2017 / 5 June 2017


This short course is suitable for beginners, no previous experience required.  The tutor will guide you through the basic patterns, techniques and stitches.  Projects to include coasters, bunting and a baby shawl.  Once you’ve grasped the basics – the world’s your oyster, enabling you to move on to more complex projects!  You will need to bring along double knitting yard and a 4.5mm crochet hook. Links and Downloads Browse Our…

Italian Advanced

Starts 28 September 2016


This course is for advanced speakers of Italian who have a sound knowledge of the language and would like to improve their skills.  We shall increase confidence in conversation by talking in class about everyday topics taken from Italian culture and life, as well as extending reading, listening and writing skills.  Learners will also have the opportunity to consolidate and expand Italian grammatical skills. You will have the opportunity to…

German for Beginners

Starts 26 September 2016


If you’d like to master the conversational basics of German and gain the confidence to speak, whether on holiday or a business trip, chatting with your German-speaking friends or making new ones, then this is the course for you. You will have the opportunity to enrol in subsequent Spring/Summer terms. Links and Downloads Browse Our Courses Browse Our Brochure Course Enrolment Form Policies Mission Statement Statement of Service Complaints Procedure

Cake Decoration Workshop – Piping on cupcakes

Starts 29 April 2017


Come to learn how to pipe with buttercream and royal icing. You will decorate 12 cupcakes using large buttercream nozzles and finer nozzles using royal icing to produce some vintage looking cupcakes. The tutor will bring along the royal icing and nozzles. A list of what is required will be sent out prior to the start of the course. This workshop will run for 5 hours with ½ hour for…

Summer Flowers Workshop

Starts 10 June 2017


This one day workshop is suitable for a complete beginner.  Learn how to make traditional and modern designs, using everyday materials to produce a design that is striking and unique.  You will be making two designs and will need to supply your own flowers and sundries costing approximately £12-£15.   A list  of materials will be sent to you prior to the start of the course.   This workshop will run for…

Spring Flowers Workshop

Starts 22 April 2017


This one day workshop is suitable for complete beginners. Learn how to make traditional and modern designs using colour, texture and materials to produce a design that is both striking and unique. You will be making 2 designs and will need to supply your own flowers and sundries costing approximately £12-£15. A list of flowers and materials required for the workshop will be sent to you prior to the start…

Italian Intermediate

Starts 27 September 2016


This course is for learners who have at least two years’ Italian experience and would like to improve their skills.  We shall increase confidence in conversation by talking in class about everyday topics and topics taken from Italian culture and life as well as extending reading, listening and writing skills.  Learners will also have the opportunity to consolidate and expand on the grammar learned previously. You will have the opportunity…

French Advanced

Starts 28 September 2016


This course is for advanced speakers of French, who have at least three years’ study of the language. The course will place emphasis on spoken French; discussing history, culture, music and social issues whilst also perfecting your grammatical skills. You will have the opportunity to interact in a safe and friendly environment, building your confidence and improving your fluency. You will have the opportunity to enrol in subsequent Spring/Summer terms.…

French Intermediate

Starts 28 September 2016


Do you want to increase your fluency and perfect your conversational skills? This course is for those who have two years’ French experience and who wish to discover more of the language and culture of France through practical activities in class. This course will give you the opportunity to improve confidence in speaking French in all situations.  You will have the opportunity to enrol in subsequent Spring/Summer terms.   Links…

Italian for Improvers

Starts 27 September 2016


This course is for learners who have a basic knowledge of Italian and have completed at least one years’ of a beginners course.  We shall increase confidence in conversation by talking in class about everyday topics taken from Italian culture and life, as well as extending reading, listening and writing skills.  Learners will also have the opportunity to consolidate and expand on the grammar learnt previously. You will have the…

Italian for Beginners

Starts 28 September 2016


This course is suitable for those with little or no previous knowledge of Italian.  The course will be practical; concentrating on using the spoken language in everyday situations such as meeting people, using transport, ordering in bars and restaurants. There will be the opportunity to learn about Italy, its culture and its people. Basic grammar will also help you to understand how the language works. You will have the opportunity…

French for Beginners

Starts 27 September 2016


Do you have problems conversing with people whilst on holiday in France? Do you want to improve your practical skills in everyday situations? This course is for the absolute beginner with no previous knowledge of the subject. You will learn how to use the French language in everyday situations such as shopping, ordering in restaurants and asking directions. You will also get a chance to learn basic grammar so you…

French for Improvers

Starts 26 September 2016


Want to build on your knowledge of French?  This course will help you improve your comprehension, fluency and conversational skills in a friendly environment.  It will suit those who  have previous knowledge of the French language, having completed at least one year’s beginners course.  This course is a chance to participate in activities in French, building your confidence and knowledge in many different situations.  You will have the opportunity to…

Wedding Flowers

Starts 24 April 2017


This short course is suitable for complete beginners.  The course is designed as a taster into wedding floristry.  Learn how to make items such as buttonholes, corsages, head dresses and a hand tied bouquet.  You will need to supply your own flowers and sundries weekly, costing approximately £6-£12.   Links and Downloads Browse Our Courses Browse Our Brochure Course Enrolment Form Policies Mission Statement Statement of Service Complaints Procedure

Woodcarving

Starts 26 September 2016


The course covers all types of carving in an informal setting, from simple chip carving through low and high relief to 3D sculpture.