Specialist Millinery: Felt Hand-shaping for Millinery

This course will introduce students to the some intermediate level felt handling techniques. Millinery felt is a very versatile material which, in addition to traditional blocking, can be shaped by hand to create sculptural headpieces and a wide range of trimmings.

Specialist Millinery: Leather Techniques

This course will introduce students to a wide range of techniques for working with leather. Students will learn about different kinds of leather, how to create hat and headpiece shapes in leather, and how to shape leather into a variety of trimmings.

Specialist Millinery: Styrofoam Block Making

This 2-day course will introduce students to the techniques used to make styrofoam (polystyrene) blocks. Hand carving blocks from styrofoam is an indispensable skill for many milliners – as an inexpensive alternative to a wood block; as a way to develop a shape and test it before having it carved in wood; and as a way of developing individual personalized block shapes. The course will cover using a range of tools to carve, refine, smooth, and seal the styrofoam into a unique hat block shape.

Summer School – Photo Etching

You will be introduced to each stage of the photo-etching process including how to prepare and output images for photo-etching using Photoshop, preparing the photo-etching plate, testing and selecting exposure times, and developing, etching and printing from a zinc plate. You will learn to work in the light and well-equipped studio with specialist facilities and develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of creative prints. The course is a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. All materials are available to buy in the studio.

Introduction to Sculpture Techniques

This short course will explore techniques with materials and processes which can form the basis for a range of personal project developments. Working on a small scale emphasis will be upon mastering a basic process and understanding its application in a wider spectrum of creative activities.

Access to Sports Science Level 3

This one year course offers a flexible and comprehensive range of modules. Students select a personalised course that can meet a variety of outcomes. Modules are available at different levels and subject areas include Anatomy Physiology, Health & Fitness, Sports Injuries, First Aid, Biomechanics, Sports Psychology, Diet and Nutrition, Coaching Skills and Sociology. These are applied to sport and exercise through classroom study, discussion and practical workshops.Acceptance on all courses is by interview only. You will need to demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for the subject, along with a good level of both written and spoken English. Help and assistance can be given to students who have difficulty with language, numeric and IT skills.Successful completion of the course can lead directly into employment in the community, Higher Education or other vocational awards.

How To Draw From the Model: Technique & Process

In a critical and supportive environment this course will encourage the development of individual expressive interpretation when working from the life model. Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon developing the necessary skills and techniques for observational drawing. Examining factors such as expression allied to the use of medium and establishing a contemporary and historical context for life drawing.

Explore Watercolour

This course will provide the student with a wide range of techniques, old and new, to produce the excitement and satisfaction of creating a successful watercolour painting.Explore Watercolour will demonstrate ways to achieve a balance between spontaneity and control that encourages the student to find freedom in their own personal style whatever the subject matter may be.This course caters for all abilities from absolute beginners to professional artists in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Access to Paramedic Studies Level 3

Paramedics have a highly responsible role, being the first healthcare professionals to arrive at the scene responding to a range of emergency and non-emergency situations. The job offers great variety and personal development opportunities.

The course is well suited to meet the entry requirements and to prepare you for higher education. The College has well established relationships with universities resulting in excellent progression.

This one year course offers a flexible and comprehensive range of modules. You select a personalised course that can meet a variety of outcomes. Modules are available at different levels and subject areas include:-

Biology
Psychology
Professional Studies
Health

Acceptance on all courses is by interview only.

You will need to demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for the subject, along with GCSE (or equivalent) English and maths. Help and assistance can be given to students who have difficulty with language, numeric and IT skills.

Successful completion of the course can lead directly into Higher Education or other vocational awards.

How to Draw from the Model: In Context

In a critical and supportive environment this course will encourage the development of individual expressive interpretation when working from the life model. Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon developing the necessary skills and techniques for observational drawing. Examining factors such as expression allied to the use of medium and establishing a contemporary and historical context for life drawing.