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Sewing and Making for beginners

This four week evening class is the perfect introduction to those new to the sewing machine (or wanting to develop their techniques).
In the first week you will learn basic sewing machine skills and be assisted to practise your ability with techniques (such as seams and finishings).
The following weeks will enable you to make a simple item of your choice (such as sponge bags, tool rolls or a simple tote). You will be shown demonstrations in sewing, making and finishing techniques throughout the course and will build confidence for sewing in the future.
On completion you will have made your own accessory with the option to progress skills further for more advanced learning.

Throwing and Handbuilding Workshop: Summer School

Our three day ceramic workshop is suitable for all levels. You will be given the opportunity to explore throwing, hand-building and surface decoration techniques.

On day 3 you will glaze all your pieces and have them fired and ready for collection the following week.

Improve Your maths

Need to improve your maths skills but don’t know where to start. This short course will introduce to some of the common subjects in the maths curriculum. Taught by experienced and sympathetic teachers you will be supported to explore your current skills and build upon them.

Introduction to Film and Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

This course will teach you the key concepts in video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and the skills to showcase your work across several different platforms including the web and mobile devices.
Taught by an experienced video editor, you will learn how to create a project and import still or video images; explore Premiere’s panels; practise basic editing; make adjustments using colour and writing titles.
Don’t miss this opportunity and enrol now as courses fill up fast. Take that vital first step towards learning a rewarding and creative skill.
No prior experience needed.

Introduction to Filmmaking, Sound and Editing

Are you a budding filmmaker, or a passionate film-fan? This course will give you all you need to take those first steps in making your own film; or enhance your appreciation of a skill that is now accessible to anyone with a smartphone.
Taught by experienced film-makers, this course will cover:
• Essentials of script writing
• Basic film techniques
• Directing
• Lighting dos and don’ts
• Creating sound
• Editing
• Post production

By the end of the course you will have expected to knowledge, understanding and expertise in:
• Writing and editing scripts
• The different roles in filmmaking
• Framing a shot with your phone or with a DSLR camera
• The difference between a “story” and a topic, or theme
• How to create a storyboard
• The ability to capture sound
• Why film needs lighting
• Editing using smartphone apps and Adobe Premiere Pro CC
• Essentials of directing
There has never been a better time to hone your expertise in film. Use this course to film using your smartphone or use more professional equipment.
Don’t miss this opportunity and enrol now as courses fill up fast. Take that vital first step towards a rewarding experience that will help you to make your own material or provide training in essential skills for a future career.
No prior experience needed.

Introduction to Upcycling Furniture – Furniture Upholstery

Looking to change that tired-looking footstool? Why not learn to upcycle in this hands-on two-day upholstery course.
Taught by a professional furniture restoration practitioner, each workshop will cover:
• Introduction to basic furniture repair skills
• Essential tools and how to use them safely
• Preparing and carrying out your upholstery project

You will be shown how to creatively improve your chosen piece.
All workshops are aimed at beginners and full training will be given involving lots of hands on practice under the guidance of a skilled tutor.
Learn to upcycle and give your furniture, not just a makeover, but a longer lease on life.
Do not miss this opportunity; enrol now as the courses fill up fast!

Introduction to Upcycling Furniture – Furniture Restoration and Painting

Looking to change that Edwardian chest of drawers? Tired of those ancient stains on your coffee table? Why not learn to upcycle in this hands-on two-day course.
Taught by a professional furniture restoration practitioner, each workshop will cover:
• Introduction to basic furniture repair skills
• Essential tools and how to use them safely
• Preparing your project
• Types of paint and where to use them
You will be shown several techniques to repair and creatively improve your chosen piece.
All workshops are aimed at beginners and full training will be given involving lots of hands on practice under the guidance of skilled tutors.
Learn to upcycle and give your furniture, not just a makeover, but a longer lease of life.
Do not miss this opportunity; enrol now as the courses fill up fast!

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 – Design for Gardens and Landscapes

A one-year course, equipping you with cutting-edge skills needed for jobs in the garden design and landscapes industry. You will learn the core principles and practices of garden and landscape design, spatial design, CAD and the science of plants and soils. The course is taught by a professional practitioner and you will get to work on live projects and design challenges set by the College’s industry partners. Upon completion, you will be ready for entry-level employment, start-up businesses or further study. We have a strong track record of students progressing to many of the leading design universities in the UK.

ESOL Entry 3 (Intermediate) – Kensington

This Intermediate course is for people who are not fluent speakers of English and who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with a degree of accuracy and fluency. You will practise listening, speaking reading and writing.

ESOL Entry 2 (Elementary) – Kensington

This elementary course is for people who already speak and write everyday English. It covers the four languages skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Grammar is included as an integral part of the course.