Christmas Stockings and Trimmings

Stockings and Bunting  A wonderful way to start your Christmas preparations.  Let Christina guide you through making your own bunting and stockings to hang by the chimney.  Personalize your hand-made decorations and make gifts that everyone will love.  Materials supplied.  Teacher Christina Melaugh runs her own dressmaking service company and specializes in bespoke design.  Book your place early.  Supervised children welcome. 276 Monday 10th October 277 Monday 17th October 2…

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NEW COURSE! Oil Painting

Alan Lowes will skilfully lead you through the messy art of oil painting.  Alan is one of our region’s most experienced and sought after artist-teachers in several disciplines.  QEGS is delighted to welcome Alan’s talents and teaching experience this year to enhance our burgeoning provision in all of the wider arts.  Please book quickly through our online systems as places will be limited. Equipment needed for each of the courses is available for purchase…

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NEW COURSE! Community Orchestra

Bring your old violin, your oboe or your trombone and learn to play in style.  Join others whose early musical talent lost a battle against career and family life.  Rejuvenate and revive your inner musician. “Best value music lesson you will ever enjoy” With experienced, professional teacher  Debbie Dalgliesh  (MusBHonsManch).  Debbie has vast experience with community music making, being an L.C.C. peripatetic music teacher and also having set up the successful…

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Art – Figure Drawing

Each week will set a different challenge.  This course is for everyone who would like to explore their own visual ideas and set their own challenges or hone their observational skills through drawing the human form.  Professional nude and dressed models.  Places are limited, so please book early!

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A perfect evening programme for those of us who love to sing!  No auditions, no pressure and no questions asked.  Shower singers, quiet singers and those who have been told not to sing.  ALL WELCOME. Join our resident Maestro, the highly enthusiastic Tom Thorpe for weeks of lovely singing with passion and heaps of fun.  Each term we will approach a fresh theme through which we will explore our combined…

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Couch to 5K (C25K)

Get fit the painless way.  Aaron will take you seamlessly through from life on the couch to 30 minutes of running in an enjoyable weekly training session consisting of stretches and walk/run interval training.  Join up, have fun, meet people, feel great!  Bring your friends.

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Vive La France! David Rees will expertly steer your through the very beginnings of the French language, so that next time you are in Paris you can speak with the French waiter with some confidence.   This is a course for beginners.  Like all of our language courses, it will be offered repeatedly so you can join in at anytime and our classes are small so that David can tailor…

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This is the entry level of our German courses where students build upon any previous basic knowledge of the language, verbs and genders. Ingrid is one of our most experienced and popular language teachers and is a native German speaker, so you will receive the best tuition possible. Please enquire for more information. Tuesdays 18:25 to 19:40 3, 4 or 6 weeks courses Fees:  3 weeks = £36, 4 weeks…

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German conversation

German Conversation

Come along and join this lively group of students.  You don’t have to be a marvellous linguist, just to have a reasonable understanding of German verbs and some vocabulary.  Ingrid will help with the rest.  This is your opportunity to converse with a native German speaker, discuss topics of interest and the occasional short story.   Ingrid will, of course, be there to support you with the grammar and vocabulary.

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Come along and join this lively group of students – you don’t have to be a marvellous linguist.   If you wish to learn your verbs and vocabulary Stephen will help with all of it.  An experienced teacher in the Lifelong Learning sector, Stephen is popular with current and past students and he also gives talks on historical Italian topics, so watch out for the dates of these events as…

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Jewellery Making

Hammering, honing, soldering and sawing.  All this and more is promised by our silversmithing teacher, Andrew Poole.  Andrew is a highly experienced teacher of adults who runs his classes to suit the individual needs of students. You will work with copper, aluminium and perhaps a little silver and gold to produce your very own handmade, precious pieces of jewellery.  All equipment and materials provided (except precious metals and stones).  Please…

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The language of Spain is hot and passionate, just like the people.  This course will find you understanding more and more of the Spanish language and the culture. This entry level language course is for people who may have a few simple words of Spanish, if not many tenses or much vocabulary.  Whatever your needs, a few phrases for your holiday or preparation for a new life in Spain, this…

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Students reading. Photo by Ilmicrofono Oggiono

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (STLiS) Certificate Level 2

          This course is designed for those new to supporting learning within a school or who have less than a year’s experience. It will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge required to effectively support pupils with their learning by addressing key issues within education, including safeguarding, assessment for learning and understanding schools as organisations.

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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLiS) Level 3

This course is suitable for those who have at least a years experience prior to starting the course or who have already gained a Level 2 in STLiS or Childcare.  It is designed to enable you to further develop the skills and knowledge required to effective support pupils with their learning by addressing key issues within education, including safeguarding, assessment for learning and understanding schools as organisations.

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Upholstery – New for 2016!

We have had so much demand for this course that we are running it again during the 2016 autumn half-term holidays.  Give old furniture a new lease of life and save it from the skip while adding your own unique style. This workshop will enable beginners and improvers to learn or enhance traditional upholstery techniques while working on their own individual piece of furniture, Lesley is very enthusiastic about upholstery,…

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