Join us in the West End Centre bar from 7-9pm every month for an informal crafty get together, plus a free glass of wine (or soft drink)! This month learn how to sculpt paper into a variety of different intricate, stunning flowers using colourful crepe papers.
Silver Jewellery Autumn 2015
Fri 11/09/15 to Thu 17/09/15
WEC Thursdays 7:15 - 9:15pm & Fridays 10:30am - 12:30pm. Join tutor Kirsten Hendrich as she guides you through a wide range of jewellery making techniques. Choose to either follow an introductory project designing and making your own unique layered silver pendant, or a project of your own choosing.
Willow Bird Sculpture workshop
**SOLD OUT** 10:30am - 4:30pm. Spend a fun day with tutor Judith Needham learning the various techniques of willow sculpture and make your own twiggy chicken to display in your garden.
Westy Sew and Sews Autumn 2015
**SOLD OUT** WEC Mondays 7:30 - 9:30pm. Whether a complete beginner or looking to refresh your skills, join tutors Alice Butcher and Ginny Farquhar on two introductory projects, plus a guided project of your choice, to build your understanding of sewing.
Introduction to Ukulele workshop 14.9.15
7:45 - 9:45pm. This fun 2 hour workshop will act as a complete introduction to ukulele and we’ll have you playing in no time! Plus if you fall in love with it, and we think you will, you can join our new Ukulele class starting the following week.
Paint Your 'Art Out Autumn 2015
WEC Tuesdays 10:30am - 12:30pm. Interested in trying your hand at painting, or perhaps master a new medium? Work with tutor Amanda Buchan to develop your inner artist using a variety of media.
Dressmaking Autumn 2015
WEC Tuesdays 10:30am - 12:30pm. Ever wanted to make your own clothes but don’t know where to start? Fed up with things not fitting? This class with tutors Alice Butcher and Ginny Farquhar will introduce you to dressmaking and start you off on using your first pattern.
Westy Community Choir Autumn 2015
WEC Tuesdays 7-9pm. Whether singing enchanting folk tunes, traditional festive songs, or beautiful, harmony-laden versions of pop classics, our Choir continues to go from strength to strength. You don't need to read music or have an amazing voice to join, all we ask is that you want to have fun!
Adult Pottery (Tuesday) Autumn 2015
WEC Tuesdays 7 - 9:30pm. All levels are welcome in this relaxing and supportive class with tutor Fiona Sandover.
Adult Drama Autumn 2015
WEC Tuesdays 8:15 - 10:15pm. This fun course for both newcomers and returning actors will help you fine-tune existing theatrical skills and learn new dramatic techniques.
Life Drawing Autumn 2015
WEC Wednesdays 7-9pm. Led by our Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Critchley, nude models work through a variety of poses whilst you experiment with different media.
The Drawing Room Autumn 2015
WEC Thursdays 10am - 12 noon. Our popular playful and experimental art course that will give you a whole new creative outlook. Work with tutor Emma Hobbs to explore the potential in a range of materials and various drawing, mark making, collage and printing techniques.
An Introduction to Pottery Autumn 2015
**NEW** WEC Thursdays 10:30am - 12:30pm. On this fun and friendly course with tutor Lucy Burley you'll learn all the basic hand-building pottery techniques in a series of guided projects, and be introduced to glazing and the pottery wheel as well. No previous experience necessary, this course is designed especially for beginners.
Adult Pottery (Thursday) Autumn 2015
**SOLD OUT** WEC Thursdays 7-9pm. All levels are welcome in this relaxing and supportive class with tutor Lucy Burley.
Sew Awesome Autumn 2015
WEC Thursdays 7 - 9pm. An exciting course exploring the art of free machine embroidery with tutor Emma Hobbs. Get creative with your machine to draw, doodle and sketch over fabric and papers creating beautiful works of textile art.
Adult Pottery (Friday) Autumn 2015
**SOLD OUT** WEC Fridays 10:30am - 12:30pm. All levels are welcome in this relaxing and supportive class with tutor Lucy Burley.
Easy Squeezy Nepalesey Autumn 2015
WEC Fridays 2 - 4pm. Our popular beginners course with tutor Bikash will help you communicate with friends and colleagues.
Vintage Fascinators with Glam Hatters
7 - 8:30pm. Join milliner Janie Lawson, owner of
Glam Hatters Hen Parties, to make your
own fabulous vintage inspired fascinator. Includes a free glass of wine (or soft drink)!
Ukulele Autumn 2015
**NEW**WEC Mondays 7:45 - 9:45pm. This beginners' course will teach you everything you need to know about the tiny instrument making a big impact!
Stained Glass Autumn 2015
WEC Wednesdays 10:30am - 12:30pm. Design, cut and construct your own contemporary leaded glass panel with tutor Maggie Beal. Be inspired by the exploration of beautiful colours and uses of light, learning and practicing a range of techniques.
Eastern Inspired Exquisite Painting
Spend a day with tutor Amanda Buchan
to create an eye catching pen, ink and
watercolour wash painting of either
flowers, plants or still life.
Silver Stacking Rings
10:30am - 4:30pm. Tutor Kirsten Hendrich will teach you a variety of jewellery techniques, giving you the freedom to experiment and design and make a beautiful set of silver stacking rings.
10:30am - 4:30pm. Working from a photo you have taken or an image of your favourite painting, create and build a richly layered and stitched fabric collage with tutor Emma Hobbs.
Monthly Make - Button Necklace 12.10.15
Join us in the West End Centre bar from 7-9pm every month for an informal crafty get together, plus a free glass of wine (or soft drink)! This month learn how
through making your own unique button
necklace, ready to wear and receive
Life Drawing Masterclass
10:30am-4:30pm. Led by our Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Critchley, this intensive day will inspire and refresh your drawing, whether a beginner or professional artist.
Introduction to Stained Glass
10:30am - 4:30pm. This intensive one-day workshop will teach you how to design, cut and construct your own contemporary leaded glass panel with artist Maggie Beal.
Crochet Granny Squares 24.10.15
10:30am - 4:30pm. Join tutor Barbara Touati-Evans in this fun workshop where you will learn to master the art of crochet.
Monthly Make - Festive Felt Mini-Trees 9.11.15
Join us in the West End Centre bar from 7-9pm every month for an informal crafty get together, plus a free glass of wine (or soft drink)! This month is sponsored by Mollie Makes. Join professional crafter extraordinaire Katie Allen in making festive felt minitrees to brighten up your mantelpiece, windowsill, or give as gifts.
So you want to write a Novel?
7-10pm. Is there a novel in you waiting to be written? Perhaps you just like the idea of having a go but need some inspiration. In this interactive evening workshop, novelist Miriam Wakerly will guide you from blank page to possible publication.
Join tutor Emma Hobbs for a day creating your own
stunning printed fabric and papers by cutting and
printing with lino. For that extra special touch, you may
wish to take a festive theme and use your lino to create a
range of uniquely hand-crafted Christmas gift wrap and
Pyrography & Wood Carving
10:30am-4:30pm. Design and decorate your own piece of oak with
carving or pyrography (wood burning). Join sculptor
Ruth Wheeler as she shows you how to use tools
and techniques to create different effects.
Scandinavian Festive Paper Cutting 28.11.15
10:30am - 4:30pm. Using ready-to-use templates, tutor Lindsey Southworth will guide you through cutting intricate paper festive designs, choosing your own colour theme. The result is a beautiful piece of art to take home for you and all your friends and family to admire.
Monthly Make - Carved Xmas Stamps 7.12.15
Join us in the West End Centre bar from 7-9pm every month for an informal crafty get together, plus a free glass of wine (or soft drink)! This month make your own set of carved mini rubber stamps, and then use them to create stunning personalised patterns and eye-catching prints for your festive cards and gifts.
Silver Tree Decorations
10:30am - 4:30pm. Tutor Kirsten Hendrich will teach you a variety of jewellery techniques, enabling you to design and make your very own silver sterling Christmas decoration, either as a gift for someone special or as a new addition to the family Christmas tree.