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Drawing 101 Spring 2015
Drawing 101 Spring 2015 Mon 12/01/15
WEC: A great introduction to drawing suitable for artists at all stages – from complete beginner to the more experienced, with artist Ronnie Ireland. Using a variety of different media and sources of inspiration, by the end of the course you'll be looking at the world in a completely new way! Mon 12 Jan – 23 Mar, 10.30am – 1pm (no class 16 Feb)
 
Westy Sew 'n' Sews Spring 2015
Westy Sew 'n' Sews Spring 2015 Mon 12/01/15
WEC: Whether a beginner or looking to refresh your skills, join Alice and Ginny on two introductory projects to build your understanding, and then let them guide you through a project of your choice. Please note that whilst some essentials will be provided, you will need to purchase additional materials for your own projects. Please bring your own sewing machine if it is in good working order or reserve one of ours at booking. Mon 12 Jan – 23 Mar, 7.30 – 9.30pm (no class 16 Feb)
 
Dressmaking Spring 2015
Dressmaking Spring 2015 Tue 13/01/15
WEC: Ever wanted to make your own clothes but don’t know where to start? Fed up with things not fitting? This class will introduce you to dressmaking and start you off on using your first pattern. Returning students also welcome. Bring your own fabric and paper pattern (to be agreed with tutors prior to the course) Please bring your own sewing machines if it is in good working order or reserve one of ours at booking. Tues 13 Jan – 24 Mar, 10.30am – 12.30pm (no class 17 Feb)
 
Paint Your 'art Out Spring 2015
Paint Your 'art Out Spring 2015 Tue 13/01/15
WEC: Interested in trying your hand at painting, or perhaps master a new medium? Work with tutor Amanda Buchan to develop your inner artist. Use a variety of media, from gouache to watercolour, to explore different painting techniques and develop a variety of skills ranging from colour to composition. From complete beginners to the more advanced, this is an opportunity to develop your creative ability through painting and drawing. Tues 13 Jan – 24 Mar, 10.30am – 12.30pm (no class 17 Feb)
 
Westy Community Choir Spring 2015
Westy Community Choir Spring 2015 Tue 13/01/15
WEC: We’re justly proud of our fantastic Choir. Whether singing enchanting folk tunes, traditional festive songs, or beautiful, harmony-laden versions of pop classics, the Choir continues to go from strength to strength. The best bit is that you don’t need to read music, or have an amazing voice – all we ask is that you want to have fun! Tues 13 Jan – 24 Mar, 7 – 9pm (no class 17 Feb)
 
Adult Pottery (Tuesday mixed ability) Spring 2015
Adult Pottery (Tuesday mixed ability) Spring 2015 Tue 13/01/15
WEC: You’ll be amazed at what you can create with tutor Fiona Sandover in our well-equipped pottery studio. Learn and practice both throwing and handbuilding techniques to make everything from mugs and jugs to ornamental sculptures, masks, clocks, or even jewellery! Tues 13 Jan – 24 Mar, 7 – 9.30pm
 
Adult Drama (18+) Spring 2015
Adult Drama (18+) Spring 2015 Tue 13/01/15
WEC: This fun course for both newcomers and returning actors will help you fine-tune existing theatrical skills and learn new dramatic techniques. Explore voice projection, stage craft, improvisational techniques and play-devising with tutor Bekki Budd, before performing in a production in front of an invited audience. Tues 13 Jan – 24 Mar, 8.15 – 10.15pm (no class 17 Feb)
 
Stained Glass (Wednesday) Spring 2015
Stained Glass (Wednesday) Spring 2015 Wed 14/01/15
WEC: Design, cut and construct your own contemporary leaded glass panel with artist Maggie Beal. Please bring an old shirt or apron, and wear closed shoes, not open-toed sandals. This class is not suitable for anyone who is or may be pregnant. Weds 14 Jan – 25 Mar, 10.30am – 12.30pm (no class 18 Feb)
 
Life Drawing Spring 2015
Life Drawing Spring 2015 Wed 14/01/15
WEC: Led by our Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Critchley, nude models work through a variety of poses whilst you experiment with different media, including ink and charcoal. Whether a complete novice or professional artist, Stephen can help you achieve your potential. Weds 14 Jan – 25 Mar, 7 – 9pm (no class 18 Feb)
 
The Drawing Room Spring 2015
The Drawing Room Spring 2015 Thu 15/01/15
WEC: A playful and experimental course that will give you a new outlook on drawing, build your confidence in your ability and encourage you to trust your own creative instincts. Work with tutor Emma Hobbs to explore the potential in a range of materials and using a variety of techniques, ranging from ink wax resist to print. Thurs 15 Jan – 26 Mar, 10am – 12pm (no class 19 Feb)
 
Adult Pottery (Thursday mixed ability) Spring 2015
Adult Pottery (Thursday mixed ability) Spring 2015 Thu 15/01/15
WEC: You’ll be amazed at what you can create with tutor Lucy Burley in our well-equipped pottery studio. Learn and practice both throwing and handbuilding techniques to make everything from mugs and jugs to ornamental sculptures, masks, clocks, or even jewellery! Thurs 15 Jan – 26 Mar, 7 – 9pm
 
Sew Awesome Spring 2015
Sew Awesome Spring 2015 Thu 15/01/15
WEC: An exciting new 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 amazing works of textile art. You will learn how to transfer designs onto materials, use bondaweb to build interesting surfaces and explore machining aqua film (a water soluble fabric) to create lace-like samples and sculptures. Suitable for beginners. Please bring your own sewing machine if it is in good working order or reserve one of ours when booking. Thurs 15 Jan – 26 Mar, 7 – 9pm (no class 19 Feb)
 
Silver Jewellery Spring 2015
Silver Jewellery Spring 2015 Thu 15/01/15 to Fri 16/01/15
WEC: You asked for this class, and we have delivered! Join tutor Kirsten Hendrich as she guides you in designing and making your own unique layered silver sterling frame pendant. You will be introduced to a wide range of jewellery making techniques including piercing, soldering, texturing, oxidising, gold leaf, jump ring making, polishing and designing. Suitable for all abilities. Please wear old clothing or bring an apron, and some initial ideas for the first session. Thu 15 Jan – 26 Mar, 7.15 – 9.15pm or Fri 16 Jan – 27 Mar, 10.30am – 12.30pm (no class w/c 16 Feb)
 
Adult Pottery (Friday mixed ability) Spring 2015
Adult Pottery (Friday mixed ability) Spring 2015 Fri 16/01/15
WEC: You’ll be amazed at what you can create with tutor Lucy Burley in our well-equipped pottery studio. Learn and practice both throwing and handbuilding techniques to make everything from mugs and jugs to ornamental sculptures, masks, clocks, or even jewellery! Fri 16 Jan – 27 Mar, 10.30am – 12.30pm
 
Easy Squeezy Nepalesey Spring 2015
Easy Squeezy Nepalesey Spring 2015 Fri 16/01/15
WEC: With up to 10% of the population of Rushmoor of Nepalese origin, our popular beginners course with tutor Bikash will help you communicate with friends and colleagues. If there are specific words and phrases you wish to learn, Bikash will be happy to guide and support you. Fri 16 Jan – 27 Mar, 2 – 4pm (no class 20 Feb)
 
Bits & Bobbins Spring 2015
Bits & Bobbins Spring 2015 Sat 17/01/15
WEC: Join tutor Andrea Beattie for this relaxed Saturday afternoon class for all abilities. Bring along your latest sewing projects for guidance or follow termly projects to learn new skills and practice existing ones. Please note that whilst some essentials will be provided, you will need to purchase additional materials for your own projects. Please bring your own sewing machine if it is in good working order or reserve one of ours when booking. Beginners welcome. Sat 17 Jan – 28 Mar, 2 – 4pm (no class 21 Feb or 21 March)
 
Vision board 20.1.15
Vision board 20.1.15 Tue 20/01/15
WEC: Spend a sociable evening with tutor Ginny Farquhar, cutting, sticking and chatting! A vision board is a visual picture of your hopes and aspirations. You will learn about different types of vision boards and create one of your very own to help identify and focus your dreams for the year ahead. Bring along a few images and quotes that hold personal significance which can be incorporated into your board, or select from those provided. All materials plus a free drink are included. Please bring along a small picture of yourself.
 
Nuno Felted Scarf 24.1.15
Nuno Felted Scarf 24.1.15 Sat 24/01/15
WEC: Create something really special for yourself, or to give as a gift, with tutor Emma Hobbs. Fuse voile and soft merino fibres to create a beautiful nuno hand felted scarf. Add delicate stitching and beading as a finishing touch. Suitable for beginners. Please bring a small towel with you and a packed lunch.
 
Beginners Indian Head Massage 24.1.15
Beginners Indian Head Massage 24.1.15 Sat 24/01/15
WEC: Start your new year as you mean to go on, stress free! This day with CoverGirl MakeUp and Beauty Academy Director, Kelly Rawlings, will give you a real insight into the background of Indian Head massage and how it can be applied to help with stress relief. The workshop will cover a small amount of theory on the background of Indian Head, where it comes from, and Marma and Chakra points. Practically you will learn how to perform a basic routine to use on yourself at home to help with stress relief and relaxation. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
 
Monthly Make - Wycinanki 26.1.15
Monthly Make - Wycinanki 26.1.15 Mon 26/01/15
WEC: (Pronounced vee-chee-non-kee!) Try your hand at traditional Polish paper cut-outs, featuring a variety of geometrical and beautiful floral motifs in a range of bright colours and intricate designs. Sessions run from 7 – 9pm and cost £12 each, including all materials plus a glass of wine or soft drink.
 
Cocktails Masterclass
Cocktails Masterclass Wed 04/02/15 to Wed 29/04/15
WEC: Back by popular demand! Banish the mid-week blues by spending an evening learning how to create delicious cocktails. As well as being entertained by skilled and knowledgeable bartenders, you will learn how to make and drink at least 3 cocktails each. Treat yourself or come as a group and enjoy this brilliant night out – but please drink responsibly!
 
Life Drawing workshop 7.2.14
Life Drawing workshop 7.2.14 Sat 07/02/15
WEC: Led by our Artist-in-Residence, Stephen Critchley, this day will inspire and refresh your drawing, whether a beginner or a professional. A nude model will work through a variety of poses whilst you experiment with different media, including ink and charcoal. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
 
Monthly Make - Willow Platter 23.2.15
Monthly Make - Willow Platter 23.2.15 Mon 23/02/15
WEC: Using freshly cut willow, hazel, ash and dogwood in their bright spring colours, weave a simple tray to display fruit or hang on the wall. A perfect introduction to willow weaving for complete beginners. Sessions run from 7 – 9pm and cost £12 each, including all materials plus a glass of wine or soft drink.
 
Domed Silver Pendant 28.2.15
Domed Silver Pendant 28.2.15 Sat 28/02/15
WEC: Using silver sterling sheet you will create your very own unique domed silver pendant. Tutor Kirsten Hendrich will introduce you to jewellery making techniques such as doming, soldering, texturing, punching out silver discs, oxidising and polishing. If you have a chain you would like to put your pendant on, please bring it along with you. It is also advisable to wear old clothes or bring along an apron. Suitable for beginners. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
 
Wood Carving 14.3.15
Wood Carving 14.3.15 Sat 14/03/15
WEC: Taking inspiration from trees and natural patterns, join sculptor Ruth Wheeler as she teaches you how to carve a relief carved panel. You will be shown how to use tools and techniques to create different effects. If you have your own design/pattern that you would like to use then please bring it along with you, enabling you to quickly get on with the best bit of the day, wood carving! Suitable for beginners. Please bring gloves and wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring a packed lunch with you.
 
Beginners Reflexology 14.3.15
Beginners Reflexology 14.3.15 Sat 14/03/15
WEC: Learn all about reflexology with Company Director and beauty professional Kelly Rawlings, and how it can be applied to help with stress relief and health problems. This workshop will cover a small amount of theory on the background of reflexology, its history, and different points and massage movements on the hand and foot. Practically you will learn how to perform a basic routine to use on yourself at home to help with stress relief, provide relaxation, and soothe minor problems. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
 
Intro to Stained Glass 21.3.15
Intro to Stained Glass 21.3.15 Sat 21/03/15
WEC: This intensive one-day workshop will teach you how to design, cut and construct your own contemporary leaded glass panel with artist Maggie Beal. Please bring an old shirt or apron with you, and wear closed toed shoes, not open-toed sandals. This workshop is not suitable for anyone who is or may be pregnant. Suitable for beginners. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
 
Pottery Day: Tulip Vases 21.3.15
Pottery Day: Tulip Vases 21.3.15 Sat 21/03/15
WEC: Spend a wonderful relaxing day in our pottery studio, where tutor Lucy Burley will show you how to make a beautiful vase specially designed to support tulips and other delicate blooms. As well as learning tips and techniques, you can also have a go at throwing a simple pot on the pottery wheel if you wish! Suitable for beginners, all abilities welcome. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
 
Monthly Make - Nail Art 23.3.15
Monthly Make - Nail Art 23.3.15 Mon 23/03/15
WEC: Learn all about the application of basic nail art, covering a variety of designs using techniques such as glitters, stripping tape, rhinestones, flat stones, konad stamping, water marbling and transfers. You will go away with a nail art wheel full of fantastic designs (so no awkward waiting for your nails to dry!) ready to put your skills into action on yourself, friends and family. Sessions run from 7 – 9pm and cost £12 each, including all materials plus a glass of wine or soft drink.
 
Monthly Make - Carved Rubber Prints 27.4.14
Monthly Make - Carved Rubber Prints 27.4.14 Mon 27/04/15
WEC: Make your own set of carved mini rubber stamps, and then use them to create fantastic personalised patterns and eye-catching prints. Sessions run from 7 – 9pm and cost £12 each, including all materials plus a glass of wine or soft drink.
 
Mosaic Mirror 9.5.15
Mosaic Mirror 9.5.15 Sat 09/05/15
WEC: Join tutor Lindsey Southworth as she guides you through making your very own beautiful mosaic mirror to hang and admire in your home. Enjoy exploring creative design techniques to enable you to not only come away with a piece of art, but also new skills and ideas. Suitable for beginners. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
 
Vocal Workshop 9.5.15
Vocal Workshop 9.5.15 Sat 09/05/15
WEC: Lester Simpson is a singer, songwriter, actor, musician and broadcaster. He works as a soloist and with the internationally acclaimed a cappella trio ‘Coope Boyes and Simpson’, and has performed in Europe, America and New Zealand. When he’s not busy touring the globe and writing commissioned work for film and radio, Lester also teaches singing classes and leads the Derbyshire ‘Raise Your Voices’ choir. This is an incredible opportunity for those who love to sing to join Lester for a one day workshop, where he will guide you through a unique group singing experience. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
 
Still Life Drawing workshop 16.5.15
Still Life Drawing workshop 16.5.15 Sat 16/05/15
WEC: Whether a total beginner or more experienced, join tutor Ronnie Ireland to explore the art of drawing still life. You will take a look at how different artists have approached still life, and gain ideas on how to put together a still life group. Using a variety of different media and techniques, this day will both refresh and inspire you. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
 
Monthly Make - Vintage Coasters 18.5.15
Monthly Make - Vintage Coasters 18.5.15 Mon 18/05/15
WEC: Create beautiful coasters using vintage papers and ceramic tiles. Give as a gift or keep as a treat for yourself! Sessions run from 7 – 9pm and cost £12 each, including all materials plus a glass of wine or soft drink.
 
Silver Bangles 6.6.15
Silver Bangles 6.6.15 Sat 06/06/15
WEC: Using silver sterling sheet, you will create your very own letter punched bangle. Choosing sentimental words or quotes, tutor Kirsten Hendrich will guide you through the process of letter punching your silver, forming it into a bangle, soldering it securely, oxidising it to highlight the wording and then finally polishing it to create your own unique piece. Please wear old clothing or come equipped with an apron to protect clothing. Before the session, please have in mind any wording or quotes you may wish to stamp onto your bangle. Suitable for beginners. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
 
Stained Glass Next Steps 13.6.15
Stained Glass Next Steps 13.6.15 Sat 13/06/15
WEC: A workshop for those wanting to practice and improve their basic stained glass skills, this is a fantastic follow-on workshop to the introductory day. Discover how to cut curves and experiment with cutting circles, with artist Maggie Beal. Bring along ideas for your design, and after a quick update on techniques you will have the opportunity to create a small leaded light panel. Please bring an old shirt or apron with you, and wear closed toed shoes, not open-toed sandals. This workshop is not suitable for anyone who is or may be pregnant. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
 
Monthly Make - Mosaics 29.6.15
Monthly Make - Mosaics 29.6.15 Mon 29/06/15
WEC: Using colourful vitreous glass tiles, create your own mosaic plaque to hang in your home. Please note these will then be taken away and grouted, and will be available to collect the following week. Sessions run from 7 – 9pm and cost £12 each, including all materials plus a glass of wine or soft drink.
 
Carve Your Own Chopping Board workshop 4.7.15
Carve Your Own Chopping Board workshop 4.7.15 Sat 04/07/15
WEC: Design your own or choose one of sculptor Ruth Wheeler’s latest chopping board range to finish off and decorate with carving or pyrography (wood burning). Using tools to shape the wood, you will be shown how to use jigsaws, sanders and drills for making holes. Be prepared to get messy! This is a perfect workshop to gain confidence and skills using power tools, gain an understanding of how oak works and how to sand to a perfect finish. Please bring a good dust mask with you if you have one, and gloves. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
 
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