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Adult Activities and Courses to December 2016

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Visual Arts & Crafts – weekly classes

Stimulate your creativity and join one of our leisure courses!

Visual Arts & Crafts Creative Embroidery

Shoe-shaped embroidery on textile background (Creative Embroidery class)

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Mondays
10am–12.30pm
Level:
Beginners
Dates:
12 September 2016 for 6 weeks – fully booked
 
31 October 2016 for 6 weeks

Learn creative hand embroidery techniques to produce attractive hand embroidered textile images that can be framed or presented in decorative ways.

Tutor:
Sophie Long
Cost:
£105 per course (materials excluded)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Creative Embroidery

Shoe-shaped embroidery on textile background (Creative Embroidery class)

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Mondays
1–3.30pm
Level:
Intermediate
Dates:
12 September 2016 for 6 weeks
 
31 October 2016 for 6 weeks

Learn creative hand embroidery techniques to produce attractive hand embroidered textile images that can be framed or presented in decorative ways.

Tutor:
Sophie Long
Cost:
£105 per course (materials excluded)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Creating Children's Books (Mon.) Small wheelchair symbol (used to indicate an accessible class)

Christyan and Diane Fox
Mondays
7–9.30pm
Dates:
23 September 2016 for 8 weeks (no class 28 October)

An alternative course timing is Friday morning.

Learn the essentials of creating an appealing children's book for the contemporary market with multi-award winning author and illustrator team, Diane and Christyan Fox, who have created over 50 international-selling children’s books.

A beginner-to-intermediate course, helping you to develop written ideas or illustrations and showing you how to create a book dummy or prepare a manuscript for a publisher.

Cost:
£199
Contact:
Christyan Fox on 020 8398 0287 or www.christyanfox.co.uk

Visual Arts & Crafts Illustration

Tuesdays
10am–1pm

This course is delivered directly by Emily Burton, a practising artist and experienced tutor, and all enquiries should be made to her.

Develop your skills in a variety of media and find your own style as an illustrator and artist.

Contact:
Emily Burton on

Visual Arts & Crafts Creative Sketchbook - Drawing and Mixed Media

Mother and child line drawing, painted (part). By Barbara Sykes

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Tuesdays
2–4.30pm
Dates:
13 September 2016 for 6 weeks – fully booked
 
1 November 2016 for 6 weeks

Learn how to keep a visual diary & discover how a sketchbook will improve your art. Explore drawing and colour skills and how to record and develop your ideas.

The first course will be a general introduction to keeping a mixed media sketchbook.

The theme for the second course will be memories and identity.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
Cost:
£105 per course (materials excluded)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Exploring Drawing

Blossom image - Exploring Drawing class

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Tuesdays
7–9.30pm
Dates:
20 September 2016 for 5 weeks

An introduction to the techniques of drawing in its widest form from pencils, graphite, pastel and pen. All levels are welcome. Beginners and returners from previous classes will benefit from developing their skills. The course is structured using projects that are designed to develop visual awareness, techniques that can help link eye and hand coordination.

Tutor:
Bob Meecham
Cost:
fully booked
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Exploring Acrylics new

Tuesdays
7–9.30pm
Dates:
1 November 2016 for 6 weeks

Explore acrylic techniques in their widest from including impasto, texture mediums and glazing. Designed for all levels, core skills will be covered plus how to develop a painting from first steps through to traditional styles as well as more modern paining styles.

Tutor:
Bob Meecham
Cost:
£105 (materials are not included)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Life Drawing

Nude Saracen drawing (logo for Life Drawing)

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Wednesdays
10am–1pm
Dates:
14 September 2016 for 12 weeks (no class 26 October)

A project-led course exploring different ways of understanding and depicting the human form with a range of long and short poses. Students will work from easels with a life model present for all sessions.

Some drawing experience recommended.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
Cost:
fully booked
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Portrait Drawing

Wednesdays
2–4.30pm
Dates:
14 September 2016 for 12 weeks (no class 26 October)

Develop an understanding of the proportions and structure of the skull and facial features, drawing the head from different angles to capture likeness and character using a variety of approaches.

Suitable for all levels.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
Cost:
fully booked
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Botanical Art – Drawing and Watercolour (Wed.)

Example of botanical art
Wednesdays
7–9.30pm
Level:
All levels
Dates:
14 September 2016 for 6 weeks – fully booked
 
2 November 2016 for 6 weeks

A course for intermediates runs on Friday morning.

Learn the art of botanical painting and drawing using watercolour and pencil. Topics covered include colour matching and mixing; drawing and painting techniques; glazing; perspective and composition.

Tutor:
Marcia Hughes
Cost:
£105 (materials excluded)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Photography

Photo at low tide over beach to distant mountains (Photography course image)

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Thursdays
10am–12.30pm
Dates:
29 September 2016 for 8 weeks (no class 27 October)

Take great photographs! This introduction to photography course helps you to make the most of your camera, move beyond the auto settings and explore new creative possibilities. We cover key principles including camera exposure, composition, landscape photography, camera lenses and portrait photography.

Suitable for beginners and more experienced photographers looking for a refresher course.

Tutor:
Jackie Rado
Cost:
£140 (materials excluded)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Watercolour in Practice

Thursdays
2–4.30pm
Dates:
15 September 2016 for 6 weeks – fully booked
 
3 November 2016 for 6 weeks

Develop solid watercolour skills whilst looking at the practice and themes of contemporary and traditional artists. Referencing 2-3 artists during each module, you will be encouraged to develop your creative thinking and learn colour theory, glazing and wash methods.

Structured for beginners, but also open to intermediate students.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
Cost:
£105 per course (materials excluded)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Creating Children's Books (Fri.) Small wheelchair symbol (used to indicate an accessible class)

Christyan and Diane Fox
Fridays
9.45am–12.15pm
Dates:
26 September 2016 for 8 weeks (no class 24 October)

An alternative timing is Monday evening.

Learn the essentials of creating an appealing children's book for the contemporary market with multi-award winning author and illustrator team, Diane and Christyan Fox, who have created over 50 international-selling children’s books.

A beginner-to-intermediate course, helping you to develop written ideas or illustrations and showing you how to create a book dummy or prepare a manuscript for a publisher.

Cost:
£199
Contact:
Christyan Fox on 020 8398 0287 or www.christyanfox.co.uk

Visual Arts & Crafts Botanical Art – Drawing and Watercolour (Fri.)

Example of botanical art
Fridays
10am–1pm
Level:
Intermediate
Dates:
16 September 2016 for 6 weeks – fully booked
 
4 November 2016 for 6 weeks – fully booked

A course for all levels runs on Wednesday evening (which is half an hour shorter than this one)

Learn the art of botanical painting and drawing using watercolour and pencil. Topics covered include colour matching and mixing; drawing and painting techniques; glazing; perspective and composition.

Tutor:
Marcia Hughes
Cost:
fully booked
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

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Visual Arts and Crafts – workshops

Visual Arts & Crafts People and Portrait Photography

Photo of (little) brother and (bigger) sister

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Saturday 1 October 2016

9.30am–1pm

An inspiring and practical workshop that will elevate your ability to photograph people in formal, casual or candid situations. You will learn how to create a powerful composition whether with a posed subject or through the anticipation and capture of a perfect moment. Special attention will be given to understanding the use of light, exposure and focal length to provide a range of effects.

Tutor:
Jackie Rado
Cost:
£60 (materials excluded)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Digital Art Taster Workshop – Create stunning art on your iPad

Digital artwork example

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Sunday 2 October 2016

10am–1pm

An inspiring introduction to the fascinating world of digital art. Suitable for newcomers to digital art and those with some experience. All drawing levels welcome. The app used will be Procreate. All you need to bring is your iPad.

Tutor:
Hilary Walker
Cost:
£50
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Handmade Soap Making Workshop new

Example for Handmade Soap Making Workshop

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Sunday 2 October 2016

10am–4pm

Learn the basics of melt and pour soap making. Watch demonstrations of layering, modelling and scrolling techniques and then express your own individual creativity under the close supervision of the workshop tutor. Experiment with colour mixing to create large block soaps with embeds that can be sliced and cut in a variety of ways. Try cutting out small coloured and fragranced guest soaps. All soaps will be gift packaged at the end of the session ready to give as gifts or to keep!

Tutor:
Faith McCarthy
Cost:
fully booked
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Creative Paper Cutting

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Sunday 6 November 2016

10am–4pm

The ancient art of paper cutting brought bang up to date! Be inspired by a wide range of cut out artefacts including Polish paper cuts, Haitian metal work and wooden fret work as well as numerous art works, photos and resource sheets. You’ll master cutting safely using a scalpel and get to grips with creative free hand lettering to design your own unique paper cut. Highly rewarding and great fun, you will never need to buy a greetings card again!

Tutor:
Christine Green
Cost:
fully booked
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Feltmaking: Felting For Christmas

Feltmaking example by Cathy Unwin

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Sunday 6 November 2016

10am–4pm

Design and make your own decorations or gift for Christmas (e.g. advent calender pockets, bunting, small bowls). The possibilities are endless as our experienced tutor guides you through various techniques to achieve fabulous results.

Suitable for beginners & returners.

Tutor:
Cathy Unwin
Cost:
£50 (basic materials included)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Papercutting Taster Workshops at SPARKLE

Example of paper cutting

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Saturday 19 November 2016

10.30am–12 noon

1–2.30pm

3–4.30pm

This year at Sparkle we are delighted to be offering 1½ hour papercutting taster workshops with Christine Green. Introducing the basic techniques of papercutting, you will learn how to create a design, mastering safe & effective use of scalpels and create and cut a design based on your initials.

Tutor:
Christine Green
Cost:
£18 per workshop which includes entry to the fair and all materials
To book:
020 8977 7558 or stating your 1st & 2nd time preference

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Dance, Music & Drama – weekly classes

Dance, Music & Drama Adult Tap Class

Tuesdays
6–7pm

A weekly tap dance class where the emphasis is on fun, fitness and learning in a sociable environment.

Suitable for improvers and intermediate levels.

Contact:
Anna-Louise Mederson-Desborough on 07958 612199 or www.dansicality.co.uk

Dance, Music & Drama The Landmark Sound Small wheelchair symbol (used to indicate an accessible class)

Musical notes being blown
Tuesdays
7.30–9pm
Dates:
6 September 2016 for 12 weeks (no class 25 October or 8 November)

An established, non-auditioned choir covering a wide range of non-classical music. An ability to read music at some level is useful. Male singers are particularly welcome. Term ends with an informal open sharing for family and friends.

Tutor:
Robert Mingay-Smith
Cost:
£102 (£96 LAC Members)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Dance, Music & Drama DanceAct: for adults with learning disabilities Small wheelchair symbol (used to indicate an accessible class)

Wednesdays
10am–12.45pm

If you enjoy acting, singing and dancing and would like to meet other people who share the same interest, then come and join DanceAct. Led by 2 experienced tutors, everyone works hard and has lots of fun creating short productions which are staged for family and friends.

Tutors:
Two experienced tutors
Contact:
Georgie Harris, Richmond Homes and Lifestyle Trust 020 8977 5447 or

Dance, Music & Drama The Landmark Singers Small wheelchair symbol (used to indicate an accessible class)

Musical notes being blown
Wednesdays
7.30–9.30pm
Dates:
14 September 2016 for 12 weeks (no class 26 October or 9 November)

An established ensemble exploring a variety of styles and genres including pop, folk, jazz, world and gospel music, suitable for singers able to read music or to hold a line confidently. Existing members benefit from priority booking, so places are limited. Male singers are particularly welcome. Term ends with an informal open sharing for family and friends.

Tutor:
Charles MacDougall
Cost:
£120 (£114 LAC Members)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Dance, Music & Drama Drama for Adults

Wednesdays
8–9.30pm
Dates:
14 September 2016 for 6 weeks
 
2 November 2016 for 5 weeks

Workshop-style sessions that offer a fun and supportive environment in which students can learn new acting and performance skills, or build on those they already have without the pressure of being in a production. Release your imagination and creativity through drama games, improvisation, text and devised work as you immerse yourself in the enjoyable world of ‘make-believe’. Come along and join the fun!

Tutor:
Caroline Dooley
Cost:
£60 (September start)
£50 (November start)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

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Dance, Music & Drama – workshops

Dance, Music & DramaMen's Singing Workshop

Singers singing at the LAC arts Centre
Saturdays
10am–1pm
Dates:
22 October, 5 November, 3 December 2016

Led by Chaps choir founder and director, Dominic Stichbury. No experience required, all welcome. Register in advance; pay on the day.

Tutor:
Dominic Stichbury
Cost:
£12 per workshop
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Dance, Music & Drama LFoS Singing Technique Workshop – Gospel

Singers singing at the LAC arts Centre

Sunday 6 November 2016

10am–12 noon

Suitable for singers 16 years and over.

Tutor:
TBA
Cost:
£20 / £35 for the Jazz workshop (at 2pm) too
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Dance, Music & Drama LFoS Singing Technique Workshop – Jazz

Singers singing at the LAC arts Centre

Sunday 6 November 2016

2–4pm

Suitable for singers 16 years and over.

Tutor:
Laka D.
Cost:
£20 / £35 for the Gospel workshop (at 10am) too
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

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Lifestyle – weekly classes (except as noted)

Lifestyle Yoga

Mondays
7.30–9pm

Open up your full potential with this unique yoga. Energising, uplifting, designed to improve your overall health and fitness, suitable for everyone. Get in touch with your breath. Let go of stress, sleep easier, listen to your body and detox. Beginners welcome.

Cost:
£13 drop-in class / £50 – 5 classes (valid 6 months) or £100 – 10 classes paid in advance (valid 12 months)
Contact:
Updesh Kaur on 07730 637558 or

Lifestyle Mindful Yoga Flow

Tuesdays
10.30am–12 noon

Flowing mindfully with the breath through a series of seated, standing and inverted postures, ending with a period in relaxation, to leave you feeling energised yet calm, grounded yet uplifted.

Sanjive has 20+ years’ experience of yoga across a variety of styles from Hatha and Iyengar through to Astanga Vinyasa, so all levels are most welcome – a yoga class for every mind, body and spirit.

Cost:
£13 drop-in / £60 – 5 classes or £110 – 10 classes paid in advance
Contact:
Sanjive Vasant on 07941 546005 www.mindfulyogaflow.co.uk

Lifestyle Tai Chi with Thomas

Tuesdays
7–9pm

Thomas Nowakowski is a head-teacher at Tai Chi-Golden Hill school, with 33 years’ experience. His Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes use his Shapes of Balance teaching system to help you develop perception, refine breathing quality, reduce stress, improve cardio-vascular fitness, build flexibility, strength and tone and overall relaxation.

Cost:
£12 per class
Contact:
Thomas on 07599 276447 or Zofia on 07514 092687 or www.taichi-goldenhill.info

Lifestyle Pilates with Love!

Thursdays
12 noon–1pm
Level:
Beginners
Thursdays
1–2pm
Level:
Intermediate

A mat class for all levels, using various forms of small equipment such as balls, rollers and bands. Pilates is famous for improving posture, relieving back pain and reshaping bodies. Experience feeling taller, toned and motivated.

Taught by qualified, experienced mother and daughter duo, Kym and Gale Richards.

Cost:
£10 per drop-in class / £50 for 6 pre-booked classes
Contact:
Kym on 07979 108717 or

Lifestyle Teddington Wine Society Small wheelchair symbol (used to indicate an accessible class)

Wine glass
Meet monthly
7.30–9.30pm

Monthly wine tastings that will appeal to wine novices and connoisseurs alike. Informal and friendly – a wine snobbery free zone! Tastings include at least 8 wines, a buffet with wine, all glasses and tasting sheets provided.

Contact:
Tim Syrad on 07850 329111 or www.teddingtonwinesociety.co.uk

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Literature

Literature Lunchtime Book Club Small wheelchair symbol (used to indicate an accessible class)

Waterstones' Logo 'W' (image for Lunchtime Book Club, led by Waterstones)
Fridays
1–2pm (except where noted)
Dates:
30 September, 14 October (later time: 1.30–2.30pm), 4 November, 9 December 2016

In association with Waterstones, Teddington.

Read the book and meet to find out more about the author and enjoy an informal discussion led by Waterstones’ staff.

Book in advance and get the discussion topics plus 10% off the book at Waterstones.

September
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris Waterstones' synopsis

October
Early One Morning by Virginia Baily Waterstones' synopsis

November
The Green Road by Anne Enright Waterstones' synopsis

December
The Past by Tessa Hadley Waterstones' synopsis

Tickets:
£5 / £3.50 concessions
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

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