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Apr
27
Sat
Adult Art Short Course: Painting for Beginners – Acrylics @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Adult Art Short Course: Painting for Beginners - Acrylics @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Painting for Beginners – Acrylics with Leila Ward
Over three consecutive Saturday afternoons, you will learn the basic techniques of painting with acrylics.
For more information, contact: leila_ward@msn.com

Places need to be booked in advance. Courses are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

May
2
Thu
Reduction Linocutting Workshop @ Claydon Gallery
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Reduction Linocutting Workshop @ Claydon Gallery

Alexandra will show you how to print using the reduction linocut method. Beginners and improvers welcome.

Materials, tea and coffee provided. Just bring lunch.

May
4
Sat
Adult Art Short Course: Painting for Beginners – Acrylics @ Queens Park Arts Centre
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Adult Art Short Course: Painting for Beginners - Acrylics @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Painting for Beginners – Acrylics with Leila Ward
Over three consecutive Saturday afternoons, you will learn the basic techniques of painting with acrylics.
For more information, contact: leila_ward@msn.com

Places need to be booked in advance. Courses are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

May
18
Sat
Adult Art Short Courses: Drawing for Beginners @ Queens Park Arts Centre
May 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Adult Art Short Courses: Drawing for Beginners @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Drawing for Beginners with Leila Ward
Taking place over three consecutive Saturday afternoons, this course gives an introduction to drawing techniques – looking at equipment, shading, perspective, shape, form and texture.
For more information, contact: leila_ward@msn.com

Places need to be booked in advance. Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

May
25
Sat
Adult Art Short Courses: Drawing for Beginners @ Queens Park Arts Centre
May 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Adult Art Short Courses: Drawing for Beginners @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Drawing for Beginners with Leila Ward
Taking place over three consecutive Saturday afternoons, this course gives an introduction to drawing techniques – looking at equipment, shading, perspective, shape, form and texture.
For more information, contact: leila_ward@msn.com

Places need to be booked in advance. Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

May
31
Fri
Adult Art Short Courses: Paint a Night Sky @ Queens Park Arts Centre
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Adult Art Short Courses: Paint a Night Sky @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Paint a Night Sky with Leila Ward
Create your very own night sky using watercolour paints – ideal for beginners.
For more information, contact: leila_ward@msn.com

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

Jun
1
Sat
Adult Art Short Courses: Drawing for Beginners @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jun 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Adult Art Short Courses: Drawing for Beginners @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Drawing for Beginners with Leila Ward
Taking place over three consecutive Saturday afternoons, this course gives an introduction to drawing techniques – looking at equipment, shading, perspective, shape, form and texture.
For more information, contact: leila_ward@msn.com

Places need to be booked in advance. Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Jun
9
Sun
Blacksmithing course @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Blacksmithing course @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Blacksmithing with Nicky Packham
Visit a practising workshop to learn and refine the art of blacksmithing. Classes take place at Nicky’s forge in Milton Keynes, contact Queens Park Arts Centre for more information.

Places must be booked in advance, don’t forget to bring a packed lunch. Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Sunday Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Hoop Art Sampler with Loetitia Gibier
Learn embroidery techniques and create your very own hoop art piece. An extra£10 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Summer Herbs & Holiday Fragranced Soaps with Helen Neighbour
Make some lovely handmade soaps, inspired by fragrances like Rosemary, Mint, Sicilian Lemon and Jasmine.
£35 / £30 members. Additional materials purchasable on the day.

‘Tape & Create’ with Mike Budd
Use special coloured tape and a marker pen to produce a strong textural image.

Scoops, Spatulas & Stirrers with Jeremy Turner
Use an axe, chopping block, drawknives and spokeshaves to make a variety items useful in the kitchen or chicken run. Tools provided – bring your own if you have them!

Pottery – Raku Firing with Charlie Butters
Discover how to create amazing glaze effects using the raku method of firing.
Bring 4-6 bisque-fired pieces to fire on the day

Copper Foiled Stained Glass with Caroline Kearsey
Learn how to design, cut and copper foil, solder and add decorative details to stained glass pieces. £90/£80 members. An extra £10 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Leatherwork – Belts & Guitar Straps with Elizabeth Bond
Make a riveted belt, dog collar 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. Workshops are suitable for adults and students aged 16+. Food is on sale in the Queens Park Coffee Bar or bring your own packed lunch.

Jul
27
Sat
Summer Special Workshop: Acrylic Summer Landscape @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Special Workshop: Acrylic Summer Landscape @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Acrylic Summer Landscape with Brenda Hurley
Come and enjoy the experience of painting a summer landscape in acrylic.

Places must be booked in advance. Food on sale in the Queens Park Coffee Bar or bring your own packed lunches. Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Summer Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Leatherwork – A Right Handful with Elizabeth Bond
Prepare the leather and linings then learn how to saddle stitch a vibrant simple hand bag or messenger style bag. An extra £30-£35 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Beautiful Blossoming Bag with Pippa North
Learn to wet felt around a resist, choosing from an array of wools and silks. Embellish your beauty with beads, pearls or sequins. An extra £5 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Places must be booked in advance. Food on sale in Queens Park Coffee Bar, or bring your own packed lunches. Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+

Jul
28
Sun
Blacksmithing course @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Blacksmithing course @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Blacksmithing with Nicky Packham
Visit a practising workshop to learn and refine the art of blacksmithing. Courses take place at Nicky’s forge in Milton Keynes, contact Queens Park Arts Centre for more information.

Places must be booked in advance; don’t forget to bring a packed lunch. Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Summer Special Workshop: Acrylic Summer Landscape @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Special Workshop: Acrylic Summer Landscape @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Acrylic Summer Landscape with Brenda Hurley
Come and enjoy the experience of painting a summer landscape in acrylic.

Places must be booked in advance. Food on sale in the Queens Park Coffee Bar or bring your own packed lunches. Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Summer Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Leatherwork – A Right Handful with Elizabeth Bond
Prepare the leather and linings then learn how to saddle stitch a vibrant simple hand bag or messenger style bag. An extra £30-£35 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Beautiful Blossoming Bag with Pippa North
Learn to wet felt around a resist, choosing from an array of wools and silks. Embellish your beauty with beads, pearls or sequins. An extra £5 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Places must be booked in advance. Food on sale in Queens Park Coffee Bar, or bring your own packed lunches. Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+

Sunday Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre

An Introduction to Block Printing with Julia Phillips
Discover the art of block printing in this fun workshop for all ability levels.
Please bring an apron

3D Wood Carving with Jeremy Turner
Drawing on folk art traditions, invoke the spirit of fish or bird then carve and colour your own 3D sculpture. Tools provided – bring your own if you have them!

Pottery Throwing with Patrick Hayward
Learn the basic principles of throwing clay to make cylinders (the basis of most pots).
£60 / £55 members (per session) Clay included, plus firing and glazing for one pot.

Places must be booked in advance. Food on sale in the Queens Park Coffee Bar or bring your own packed lunch.
Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+ unless otherwise stated.