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Jan
16
Thu
Adult Art Short-courses: Beginners’ Drawing @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm
Adult Art Short-courses: Beginners' Drawing @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Tutor: Leila Ward

Running over three consecutive Thursday afternoons, this 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.

Students should bring a selection of pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil charpener and a ruler.

Places must be booked in advance; suitable for adults and students aged 14+.

Jan
23
Thu
Adult Art Short-courses: Beginners’ Drawing @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm
Adult Art Short-courses: Beginners' Drawing @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Tutor: Leila Ward

Running over three consecutive Thursday afternoons, this 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.

Students should bring a selection of pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil charpener and a ruler.

Places must be booked in advance; suitable for adults and students aged 14+.

Jan
26
Sun
Blacksmithing workshop @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Blacksmithing workshop @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Blacksmithing with Nicky Packham

Visit a practising blacksmith at his workshop to learn and refine the art of blacksmithing.
Class takes place in Nicky’s workshop in Milton Keynes. Call Queens Park Arts Centre for address.

Places must be booked in advance; classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.
Bring a packed lunch.

Pottery Throwing Workshop @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pottery Throwing Workshop @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Pottery Throwing with Charlie Butters

Learn the basic principles of throwing clay to make cylinders (the basis of most pots).
Clay included, plus firing and glazing for one pot.

Places must be booked in advance; classes suitable for adults and students aged 16+.
Bring a packed lunch or light lunches are on sale.

Sunday Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Tiny Rainbow Fairy Garland with Pippa North
Using beautiful merino wool, create a unique decoration, makes a beautiful birthday present or wall hanging. An extra £5 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Still Life – Coloured Pencils Workshop with Maria Teresa Navarra
Learn a quick and practical approach to still life drawing, from first sketch to rendering a final piece. Please contact the centre for a list of materials needed.

Introduction to Goldwork with Korry’s Little Shop
This sewing notion kit will teach you basics of Goldwork embroidery (metalwork) with traditional stitches adding colour. An extra £16 for kit payable to the tutor on the day.

Macrame with Tracy Perks
Learn macrame knots and techniques to create a plant pot holder and wall hanging. An extra £5 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Print Workshop Inspired by Nature (Etching) with Josephine Whitfield
Start with mono prints then intaglio printing and complete an etching plate using acetate. Try out chime collé and colour inks.

Copper Foiled Stained Glass with Caroline Kearsey
Learn how to design, cut and copper foil, solder and add finishing touches to create decorative stained glass pieces. An extra £10 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Leatherwork – What a Belter! with Elizabeth Bond
Make a riveted belt or guitar strap, including stamping, decorating and finishing leather. An extra £10 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Places must be booked in advance; classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.
Bring a packed lunch, or light lunches are on sale.

Jan
29
Wed
Adult Art Short-courses: Beginners Acrylics @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Adult Art Short-courses: Beginners Acrylics @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Tutor: Leila Ward

Running on 3 consecutive Wednesday mornings, you will learn the basic techniques of painting with acrylics.This course will give you an introduction to acrylic painting. It is suitable for beginners, those returning to acrylics, or those wanting to try out different techniques with acrylic paint. You will be taught, step- by- step, techniques such as colour mixing, washes, and impasto through painting a range of subjects.

For a full of list of items to bring to the course, visit the Queens Park Arts Centre website (www.qpc.org).

Places must be booked in advance; suitable for adults and students aged 14+.

Wild Ducks | Girls-only football training for 4 to 11 years @ The Mandeville School
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Wild Ducks | Girls-only football training for 4 to 11 years @ The Mandeville School

Interested in playing girls’ football? Aged 4 to 11 years? Wild Duck girls-only football training returns from Wednesday 8th January , 5:30 – 6:30pm at The Mandeville School.

All abilities are welcome and the emphasis is on having fun and making friends whilst learning core skills.

The first session is FREE for new players – there’s no need to register, just turn up and play.

Training costs just £3 per week – registration and payment online via the club website is required.

Please remember to wear suitable footwear and bring a drink.

• Wednesday 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th January and 5th, 12th February
• 5:30 – 6:30pm
• The Mandeville School sports hall, Ellen Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8ES

Jan
31
Fri
Linocut Classes: Valentines Cards @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Linocut Classes: Valentines Cards @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Tutor: Leila Ward

Surprise your loved one this year and create your own Valentine’s card design in this workshop (suitable for beginners to linocut).

You will be shown how to use linocut tools to create your own bespoke Valentine’s card design. You will leave the workshop with your personalised linocut stamp and cards to take away.

What to bring:
– Example designs will be provided, but you can bring any specific cards / images you want to use for inspiration
– A pencil (if you wish to make notes) a handout will be provided

If you have any further questions please email Leila on: [email protected]

Places must be booked in advance; suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Theatre & Film Studies Workshops: Lighting Design @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Theatre & Film Studies Workshops: Lighting Design @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Tutor: Pete Benson

Running over Friday and Saturday evenings, on this course you will learn about the principles of lighting design for both theatre and film productions.

For more details email [email protected] or visit Unbound’s Facebook page.

This workshop is presented by Unbound Theatre, Queens Park’s in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

Places must be booked in advance; classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Feb
1
Sat
Beginners-friendly Pottery Course: Developing ceramics: Textures & Patterns in Hand Building @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Feb 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Tutor: Helen Neighbour

This short course in pottery is perfect for beginners, especially those who attended the ‘Hand Building Pottery’ class in September / October. Learn all about the different techniques available to you to create beautiful patterns and textures on your hand-built ceramic work.

Price does not include clay or firing (as sizes of pieces will vary)

NOTE: Dates are 11 Jan, 18 Jan and 1 February.

Places must be booked in advance; suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Linocut Class: Valentines Card @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Feb 1 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Linocut Class: Valentines Card @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Tutor: Leila Ward

Surprise your loved one this year and create your own Valentine’s card design in this workshop (suitable for beginners to linocut).

You will be shown how to use linocut tools to create your own bespoke Valentine’s card design. You will leave the workshop with your personalised linocut stamp and cards to take away.

What to bring:
– Example designs will be provided, but you can bring any specific cards / images you want to use for inspiration
– A pencil (if you wish to make notes) a handout will be provided

If you have any further questions please email Leila on: [email protected]

Places must be booked in advance; suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Pottery Throwing Course: Ceramic Oil Burner @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Feb 1 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Pottery Throwing Course: Ceramic Oil Burner @ Queens Park Arts Centre

1 Feb (1:30pm-4:30pm) & 2 Feb (10:00am-1:00pm)
NOTE: Different start and finish times on each day; please check before booking.

Tutor: Fi Chappelle

The oil burner course will be over 2 days.

On the first day, after a 15-20 minute demonstration you will be on the potter’s wheel throwing a couple of bases and top dishes with the support of tutor Fi.

These cylinders will then be left overnight to dry out until they are leather-hard. Then on the following day, it will be time to turn the base (carve excess clay off of the base) and carve out a hole in the base of your burner.

If you would like to be creative with the design of your oil burner then please bring some inspiration along with you.

Suitable for beginners.

Places must be booked in advance; suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Theatre & Film Studies Workshops: Lighting Design @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Theatre & Film Studies Workshops: Lighting Design @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Tutor: Pete Benson

Running over Friday and Saturday evenings, on this course you will learn about the principles of lighting design for both theatre and film productions.

For more details email [email protected] or visit Unbound’s Facebook page.

This workshop is presented by Unbound Theatre, Queens Park’s in-house theatre company. Unbound produces a wide range of shows every year spanning professional-quality touring and site-specific pieces to community productions at the Limelight Theatre, as well as a variety of workshops in the fields of drama, creative writing and theatre studies.

Places must be booked in advance; classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Feb
2
Sun
Pottery Throwing Course: Ceramic Oil Burner @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Pottery Throwing Course: Ceramic Oil Burner @ Queens Park Arts Centre

1 Feb (1:30pm-4:30pm) & 2 Feb (10:00am-1:00pm)
NOTE: Different start and finish times on each day; please check before booking.

Tutor: Fi Chappelle

The oil burner course will be over 2 days.

On the first day, after a 15-20 minute demonstration you will be on the potter’s wheel throwing a couple of bases and top dishes with the support of tutor Fi.

These cylinders will then be left overnight to dry out until they are leather-hard. Then on the following day, it will be time to turn the base (carve excess clay off of the base) and carve out a hole in the base of your burner.

If you would like to be creative with the design of your oil burner then please bring some inspiration along with you.

Suitable for beginners.

Places must be booked in advance; suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Feb
5
Wed
Adult Art Short-courses: Beginners Acrylics @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Feb 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Adult Art Short-courses: Beginners Acrylics @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Tutor: Leila Ward

Running on 3 consecutive Wednesday mornings, you will learn the basic techniques of painting with acrylics.This course will give you an introduction to acrylic painting. It is suitable for beginners, those returning to acrylics, or those wanting to try out different techniques with acrylic paint. You will be taught, step- by- step, techniques such as colour mixing, washes, and impasto through painting a range of subjects.

For a full of list of items to bring to the course, visit the Queens Park Arts Centre website (www.qpc.org).

Places must be booked in advance; suitable for adults and students aged 14+.