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Adult Activities and Courses to April 2017

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  • Classes may be booked at any time.
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Opportunities for art tutors

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:
16 January 2017 for 8 weeks

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

Tutor:
Kate Barlow
Cost:
£140 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:
16 January 2017 for 8 weeks

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

Tutor:
Kate Barlow
Cost:
fully booked
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 January 2017 for 8 weeks (no class 13 February)

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:
17 January 2017 for 8 weeks

Learn how to keep a visual diary & discover how a sketchbook will improve your art. Explore drawing & colour skills & how to record & develop your ideas. Our spring term project will be landscape in its broadest sense.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
Cost:
£140 per course (materials excluded)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Exploring Watercolour

Giorgio – Exploring Watercolour class

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Tuesdays
7–9.30pm
Dates:
17 January 2017 for 8 weeks

Explore watercolour techniques in their widest form including pen and wash. Designed for all levels, core skills will be covered plus how to develop a painting from first steps through to completion. Traditional styles as well as more modern watercolour styles will be covered

Tutor:
Bob Meecham
Cost:
£140 (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:
18 January 2017 for 10 weeks

A project-led course exploring different ways of understanding and depicting the human form with a range of long and short poses. A life model will be present for all sessions. This course will focus on painting the figure with watercolour.

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:
18 January 2017 for 10 weeks

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:
18 January 2017 for 8 weeks

A course for intermediates/advanced 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:
£140 (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:
19 January 2017 for 8 weeks

A dynamic course covering lighting and exposure over a range of conditions. Topics include street photography and how to master the art of photographing action and movement effectively. The course looks at new and different forms of composition and builds up to a project where participants create their own photographic story.

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:
19 January 2017 for 8 weeks

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

Structured for beginners, but also open to intermediate students.

Tutor:
Emily Burton
Cost:
£140 (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:
27 January 2017 for 8 weeks (no class 17 February)

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 / Advanced
Dates:
20 January 2017 for 8 weeks

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:
£168 (materials excluded)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

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Visual Arts and Crafts
(workshops)

Visual Arts & Crafts Handmade Soap Making Workshop

Example for Handmade Soap Making Workshop

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Saturday 28 January 2017

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:
£50
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Feltmaking: 2D Felt Portraits

Feltmaking example by Cathy Unwin

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Saturday 28 January 2017

10am–4pm

Produce a felt portrait of someone real or imaginary working from an image of family, friend, stranger or hero; or perhaps a look in the mirror?

Suitable for beginners & returners.

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

Visual Arts & Crafts Printmaking: Two day workshop

Canary Wharf station interior by Jennie Ing

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Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April 2017

10am–4pm

Learn relief printing techniques without using a press with an emphasis on creating designs, colours, shapes and forms. A fun and experimental course for beginners and intermediate participants.

Tutor:
Jennie Ing
Cost:
£100 (includes materials & printing tools)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

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Dance, Music and 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:
17 January 2017for 10 weeks

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:
£85 (£80 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:
Susie Rowan, 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:
18 January 2017 for 10 weeks

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:
£100 (£95 LAC Members)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Dance, Music & Drama Drama for Adults

Drama images
Wednesdays
8–9.30pm
Dates:
8 February 2017 – free taster session
22 February 2017 for 6 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 to the free taster session to see if it is the course for you.

Tutor:
Caroline Dooley
Cost:
£60
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:
21 January 2017, 11 March, 1 April (ends 12:45 PM)

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

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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.

All levels welcome

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 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
Fridays
7.30–9.30pm
Dates:
Contact organiser for dates

Informal and friendly wine tastings for novices and connoisseurs alike – a wine snobbery free zone! Tastings include at least 8 wines, a buffet with wine, all glasses and tasting sheets provided. A chance to taste wines you may not have tried before and there’s usually at least one bottle retailing at over £50!

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
Dates:
9 December 2016, 13 January 2017 (meet author Susie Lynes, answering questions about her book “Valentina”), 17 February, 10 March, 28 April

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.

December
The Past by Tessa Hadley Waterstones' synopsis

January
Valentina by Susie Lynes Waterstones' synopsis

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

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