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Adult Activities and Courses to July 2016

  • Classes may be booked at any time.
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Visual Arts and 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:
11 April 2016 for 6 weeks – fully booked
 
6 June for 6 weeks (no class 20 June) – fully booked

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:
fully booked
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:
11 April 2016 for 6 weeks
6 June for 6 weeks (no class 20 June)

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:
11 April 2016 for 8 weeks (no class 2nd & 30 May)

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 per course
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:
19 April 2016 for 6 weeks – fully booked
7 June 2016 for 6 weeks – fully booked

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 session (April) will focus on experimental colour and texture, the second (June) on travel sketchbooks.

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

Visual Arts & Crafts Exploring Painting

'Nonsuch Gateway' by Bob Meecham

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Tuesdays
7–9.30pm
Dates:
12 April 2016 for 6 weeks – fully booked
21 June 2016 for 4 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.

The April course will explore landscape painting and the June course sketching and sketchbooks.

Tutor:
Bob Meecham
Cost:
£105 (April course). Materials are not included
£70 (June course). Materials are not included
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts and Crafts Life Drawing

Nude Saracen drawing (logo for Life Drawing)

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Wednesdays
10am–1pm
Dates:
20 April 2016 for 6 weeks – fully booked
8 June 2016 for 6 weeks – fully booked

A project-led course exploring different ways of understanding and depicting the human form with a range of long and short poses. Our first course (April) focuses on the figure in watercolour, the second (June) will explore the figure in motion and how to depict several figures within one setting. 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:
20 April 2016 for 6 weeks
8 June 2016 for 6 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:
£117 per course (fee includes a clothed model, but not materials)
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:
13 April 2016 for 7 weeks – fully booked
 
8 June 2016 for 6 weeks

A course for intermediates, only, 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:
£122.50 (April-start)
£105 (June-start)
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:
28 April 2016 for 8 weeks (no class 2 and 16 June)

A creative photography course designed to develop your skills of observation and curiosity, using colour and the nuance of light, as well as exploring shapes, textures, people and creative composition. Explore camera controls and discover how subtle functions and settings can affect the mood and impact of an image.

Suitable for all levels, digital and film cameras appropriate.

Tutor:
Jackie Rado
Cost:
fully booked
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Visual Arts & Crafts Watercolour in Practice

Thursdays
2–4.30pm
Dates:
21 April 2016 for 6 weeks – fully booked
9 June 2016 for 6 weeks – fully booked

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:
fully booked
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:
15 April 2016 for 8 weeks (no class 3rd June)

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 per course
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:
15 April 2016 for 7 weeks – fully booked
10 June for 6 weeksfully 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 (April-start course)
fully booked (June-start course)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

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Visual Arts and Crafts
– workshops

Visual Arts & Crafts Creative Paper Cutting Workshop

Example for Creative Paper Cutting workshop

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Sunday 15 May 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 Lines of Communication: Textile Workshop

Collage of embroidery and other materials

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Saturday 18 June 2016

10am–4pm

One of a programme of special events with EAST members complementing the Between The Lines Exhibition.

Led by EAST’s Libby Smith, this will be a mixed media workshop on the theme of communication. You will be using collage, hand and machine embroidery, printing, creating simple envelope shapes and using ephemera to inspire a piece of work of your own imagining. A materials list will be provided.

Cost:
£45

Visual Arts & Crafts Between The Lines: Tea and Talk

Tuesday 21 June 2016, 2pm

One of a programme of special events with EAST members complementing the Between The Lines Exhibition.

Members of EAST will give an illustrated talk about the themes, methods and techniques explored in their exhibition commemorating the First World War. For some it became a very personal exploration of their family history, whilst others chose to examine broader themes.

Cost:
£5 including tea

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

Digital artwork example

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Saturday 25 June 2016

9.30am–12.30pm

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 apps used will be Brushes and Procreate. All you need to bring is your iPad.

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

Visual Arts & Crafts Holiday and Travel Photography: telling a story workshop

Photo of sister and brother

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Saturday 25 June 2016

9.30am–1pm

Make the most of your holiday and travel photographs by learning how to photograph people and places that inspire you. Explore how to capture a series of engaging images and bring them together into a powerful and cohesive photographic story.

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

Visual Arts & Crafts Ready, Steady, Stitch! Free Family Workshop

WW! nurse in front of coastal naval activity. Courtesy of Susan Starbook

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Sunday 26 June 2016

noon–4pm

One of a programme of special events with EAST members complementing the Between The Lines Exhibition.

Join EAST artists to have a go at creating a message on the theme of Identity in words or pictures, to add to the Between The Lines exhibition. There'll be something for all ages to try including printing on fabrics, hand embroidery, paper and fabric collage. A fun, family friendly drop in event suitable for ages 3–93! No need to book and all materials supplied.

Cost:
free

Visual Arts & Crafts Feltmaking Workshop: create an infinity scarf

Detail of a scarf by Cathy Unwin

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Saturday 16 July 2016

10am–4pm

Explore a contemporary take on an ancient craft and make beautiful scarf with no ends.

Suitable for beginners and returners.

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

Visual Arts & Crafts Watercolour Painting Workshop new

Watercolour of flower (part)

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Sunday 17 July 2016

10am–4pm

Inspired by the ‘Hampton Court Flower Show’ enjoy a Fun Day painting seasonal flowers. Using a loose expressive style, learn about colour and creative techniques, with individual instruction and demonstrations.

Suitable for beginners.

Cost:
£70 including most materials
Contact:
Moira Phillips on 07704 300358 www.moiraphillips.com

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Dance and Music
– weekly classes

Dance & Music Music Reading For Beginners

Close-up: musical score
Mondays
7.30–9pm
Dates:
11 April 2016 for 5 weeks
(no class 25 April or 2 May)

Improve your confidence as a performer by improving your sight reading skills. This course is intended for both singers and instrumentalists who wish to improve their ability to sight read music.

Tutor:
WeiHsi Hu
Cost:
£40
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Dance & Music Sight Singing For Singers

Close-up: musical score
Mondays
7.30–9pm
Dates:
6 June 2016 for 6 weeks

This course is intended for those who wish to improve their ability to sight sing. It is appropriate for both solo singers and those who sing in a choir. It will also benefit those wanting to improve their musicianship skills (e.g pitching intervals).

An ability to read music is required.

Tutor:
WeiHsi Hu
Cost:
£48
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

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

Musical notes being blown
Tuesdays
7.30–9pm
Dates:
19 April 2016 for 12 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 a joint concert with the Landmark Singers on Thursday 14 July.

Tutor:
WeiHsi Hu
Cost:
£102 (£96 LAC Members)
Contact:
020 8977 7558 or

Dance & Music 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.

Contact:
Georgie Harris, Richmond Homes and Lifestyle Trust 020 8977 5447 or

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

Musical notes being blown
Wednesdays
7.30–9.30pm
Dates:
13 April 2016 for 12 weeks (no class 29 June)

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. Term ends with a joint concert with the Landmark Sound on Thursday 14 July.

Existing members benefit from priority booking, so places are limited. Male singers are particularly welcome.

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

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Dance and Music
– workshops

Dance & Music Men's Singing Workshops

Singers singing at the LAC arts Centre
Saturdays
10am–1pm
Dates:
25 June, 16 July 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

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Dance and Music
– summer music school

Dance & Music Summer Music School: the Landmark Approach to Music Theory

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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 Lunchtime Hula-hooping

Tuesdays
1.05–1.50pm

Learn new skills whilst having fun and keeping your waist trim. Hooping has numerous benefits: it is a great cardio workout, it strengthens core muscles, improves flexibility and fitness and helps with co-ordination. You won’t even notice the calories you are burning!

Hoops provided. Free taster session.

Tutor:
Jess Parker
Cost:
£10 per class (term rates available)
Contact:
Jess Parker on 07817 850829 or www.hulabop.com

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

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 Pilates with Love!

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) new books

Waterstones' Logo 'W' (image for Lunchtime Book Club, led by Waterstones)
Fridays
1–2pm
Dates:
27 May, 24 June, 8 July 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.

May
Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman Waterstones' synopsis

June
The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson Waterstones' synopsis

July
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse Waterstones' synopsis

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

October
Early One Morning by Virginia Baily Waterstones' synopsis

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

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