Arts and Media

Make use of your time at home and get creative with our Arts and Media course.

Why not learn or improve your sewing skills? Or give digital photography a try? Whether you decide to try something completely new or brush up on your current skills – there is something for everyone!

Explore our range of FREE* courses and sign-up using our online enrolment portal. If you need support, get in touch, our friendly team can help!

*Note that most of our courses are FREE for Lancashire residents and where fees are applicable, this will be noted on your enrolment.

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  • Children's Book Illustration Intermediate
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online
    Please note this course is only available to those who have completed both the beginner and Improver courses previously.
    For those new to children’s book illustration please enrol on to the beginner’s course. For those who have completed the beginner’s course and are looking forward to more work your next step is to sign onto the improver’s course.
    Picture book illustration allows you to enter the child like wild of your imagination. On this short course you will you will develop a ‘villain/baddie’ character of your own to place into a picture book. You will explore the roles of animals and baddies in picture books. You will end with a final illustration of your character. For this you will be guided to consider composition, the relationship of words and images, and the application of colour. Course work will be accessed online via Moodle weekly. You will receive personal feedback from your tutor and the opportunity to participate in a group Zoom to share your achievements with your peers.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 22/04/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      5 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 27/05/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      5 week course
      7 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Children`s Book Illustration for Beginners
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online

    On this online course you will enter the vibrant and varied world of children’s book illustration. You will be introduced to character design, layout and story development. 

    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 21/04/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      5 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      WED - 26/05/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      5 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Children`s Book Illustration for Improvers
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online

    Picture book illustration allows you to enter the child like wild of your imagination. On this short course you will you will develop a human character of your own to place into a picture book. You will explore facial expressions and proportions. 

    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      FRI - 23/04/2021
      10:00 to 12:30
      5 week course
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      FRI - 28/05/2021
      10:00 to 12:30
      5 week course
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Creative Recycling & Eco Crafts
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online
    This course combines nature and recycling with craft; creating handcrafted products using materials we would normally throw away. Sustainability, re-using and upcycling are key elements to this course, whilst making some lovely handmade crafts for the home or as gifts. Learn to create bees wax eco wraps, seed paper and more.

    As an extra treat, Lancashire Adult Learning will be posting a resource pack out to you, containing all of the resources you will need to take part in this course.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 29/04/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      17 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      FRI - 30/04/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 20/05/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      FRI - 21/05/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      WED - 23/06/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      17 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Digital Photography Intermediate (Live Online Classroom)
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online
    This course is ideal for learners who already have a fundamental grasp of digital photography skills (e.g. those who have completed the beginner's digital photography and camera skills course) and would now like to learn more advanced photography and digital editing techniques.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 25/05/2021
      18:00 to 21:00
      4 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Discover: Creative Hand Stitching for Beginners
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online

    Get creative and learn brand new hand stitching skills! If you are a complete beginner, then this course is designed for you! Over the course you will learn key skills for hand embroidery stitches. You will complete a range of sewing projects and learn about tools, equipment and materials needed for hand stitching. You will use your newly acquired skills to draw your own patterns and create your own pieces.

     

    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 19/04/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      9 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      WED - 21/04/2021
      10:00 to 12:30
      10 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Discover: Creative Hand Stitching for Improvers
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online
    Please note this course is only available to those who have completed the beginner course previously.

    This course is designed as a follow on from the creative hand stitching for beginners. You will explore and learn new hand embroidery stitches.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 20/04/2021
      13:00 to 15:30
      10 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      FRI - 23/04/2021
      10:00 to 12:30
      10 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Discover: Experimental Drawing and Painting Improvers
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online

    Having engaged with Experimental Drawing and Painting for Beginners, you will hopefully have gained an appetite for pushing your approaches to drawing and painting further. Gain insight into the work and processes of a range of experimental artists and explore a range of practical projects designed to push your investigations further by broadening your application of a range of media, tools, techniques and processes towards expressive and experimental outcomes.
     

    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 25/05/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      5 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Discover: Summer Botanical Illustration
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online
    On this course we will focus on tropical and summer fruits, creating some vibrant botanical illustrations. Drawing is fun, sharpens your observation, and the concentration required to do it is also incredibly therapeutic. Suitable for beginners, this short course will give you basic skills to create beautiful and accurate seasonal botanical drawings and watercolour paintings. Using a variety of plant specimens, you will start by exploring drawing techniques such as tonal sketching, line drawing, you will also be guided to consider shape and composition. You will then learn the subtleties of handling and mixing watercolour, which with its translucency and flexibility is an ideal medium for describing plant structure and colour. Course work will be accessed online via Moodle weekly. You will receive personal feedback from your tutor and the opportunity to participate in a group Zoom to share your achievements with your peers.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 22/04/2021
      13:00 to 15:30
      5 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 27/05/2021
      13:00 to 15:30
      5 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Discover: The Art of Paper Cutting
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online

    Join us for an introductory course to the art of paper cutting. Over the duration of the course you will learn new skills needed to make precision cuts and shapes on paper and card. You will be introduced to tools, equipment and materials used for paper cutting and embark on projects that will focus on specific techniques. You will move on to creating your own designs and develop the confidence to use your new skills independently.
     

    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 22/04/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      10 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Discover: Watercolour Animals
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online

    This course is designed to introduce you to some of the basic to intermediate level skills and techniques of watercolour painting and pen application whilst placing them in context with a range of Animal images.
     

    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 26/05/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      5 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Discover: Watercolour Skies
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online

    This course is designed to introduce you to some of the basic to intermediate level skills and techniques of watercolour painting whilst placing them in context with a range Sky images.You will consider samples and the work of other artists. You will follow on – line tutor led demonstrations of a range of watercolour techniques and reflect and evaluate your progress. You will apply techniques in context with a range of appropriate secondary source imagery, discovering how to successfully order application and work in the style of different artists. This will allow you the opportunity to gage personal preference for media and delivery and identify suitable progression routes.

    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 21/04/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      5 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Get Started with Art
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online

    This course has been specifically designed to support learners to ‘have a go’ at art and craft activities and to give you a wide range of skills. It is suitable for anyone who is new to art but also those who are revisiting their artistic skills. It will be delivered in a fun, easy to follow, step by step approach and will empower participants to gain confidence and self-esteem when working with art and craft materials.
     

    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 19/04/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      9 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 20/04/2021
      13:00 to 15:30
      10 week course
      8 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 22/04/2021
      18:00 to 20:30
      10 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      FRI - 23/04/2021
      10:00 to 12:30
      10 week course
      7 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
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