Arts and Media

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

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!

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  • Children`s Book Illustration for Beginners
    Art and Media
    This course will introduce you to the vibrant and varied world of children’s book illustration. You will be introduced to character design, layout and story development. Experimenting with a range of basic drawing, painting, and collage techniques to create your illustrations. Using a wide range of materials. You will work with different media such as pen, pencil, paint, ink and collage. We will look at different children’s book illustrators to give us inspiration, looking at both traditi...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Preston Quaker Meeting House
      THU - 23/09/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      5 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: £77.50
    • Preston Quaker Meeting House
      THU - 04/11/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      5 week course
      6 Places Remaining
      Cost: £77.50
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  • Children`s Book Illustration for Improvers
    Art and Media
    Please note this course is only available to those who have completed the beginner course previously. Picture book illustration allows you to enter the child like wild of your imagination. This course will develop a human character of your own to place into a picture book. You will explore facial expressions and proportions. You will end with a final illustration of your character. You will be guided to consider composition, the relationship of words, images, and the application of colour. D...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Preston Quaker Meeting House
      THU - 23/09/2021
      13:00 to 15:30
      5 week course
      6 Places Remaining
      Cost: £77.50
    • Preston Quaker Meeting House
      THU - 04/11/2021
      13:00 to 15:30
      5 week course
      6 Places Remaining
      Cost: £77.50
    = 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. How lon...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 13/09/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      18 Places Remaining
      Cost: £16.80
    • Online Course
      THU - 30/09/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: £16.80
    • Online Course
      WED - 03/11/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: £16.80
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Digital Photography Beginners
    Art and Media
    This course would suit a complete beginner who has an interest in digital photography and would like to gain the basic skills required to get the best from digital images and develop their picture capture skills. It will also suit those who have previous basic experience and would like to increase their knowledge and practice of the subject. The course will provide an overview of the digital process from start to finish, from choosing camera settings, to preparing for web or print. If you feel y...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Nelson and Colne College
      TUE - 21/09/2021
      18:00 to 21:00
      5 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: £93.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Digital Photography Intermediate
    Art and Media
    Please note this course is only available to those who have completed the beginner course previously. This course would suit photography enthusiasts who have already attended a Digital Photography course and would like to build on their skills and practice of the subject. The course will look at slightly more advanced camera settings and aim to build on your technical knowledge, techniques and approaches to subject matter. Learners will work on assignments and assemble a portfolio of images, w...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Nelson and Colne College
      TUE - 02/11/2021
      18:00 to 21:00
      5 week course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: £93.00
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  • Discover: Kirigami Paper Art for Beginners
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online
    This course is a follow on from the art of paper cutting. Kirigami teaches you to fold and cut paper to create beautiful simple 3D objects made from paper / card. Elements of using a craft knife has a huge part in this work also. You will be able to learn and create pop-up greeting cards, decorations, invitations and tealight holders. During this course you will continue to build and hone your current skills. Due to Covid19 you need to be prepared to do some live online learning should ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 22/09/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      5 week course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: £52.50
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Discover: Mandala Art for Beginners
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online
    This course enables you to be creative in a very relaxing and fun way of learning to create Mandala Art and explore a range of colours. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 03/11/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      5 week course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: £52.50
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  • Discover: Seasonal Home Sewing Projects & Crafts
    Art and Media
    Join us to explore and create seasonal sewing projects and crafts. This classroom-based course will enhance your skills and create great projects in no time. This course will enable you to develop your skills in sewing and learn new processes and stitches. You will take part in some simple sewing projects to continue at home and inspire you to try new techniques. During this course you will build on your current skills. Due to Covid19 you need to be prepared to complete live online learning...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Accrington and Rossendale College
      MON - 20/09/2021
      13:00 to 15:30
      10 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: £155.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Discover: The Animal Kingdom Illustration for Beginners
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online
    This course will introduce you to the vibrant and varied world of animal illustration. You will experiment with a range of basic drawing, painting, and collage techniques to create your illustrations. Using a wide range of materials, you will work with different media such as pen, pencil, paint, ink and collage. We will look at different illustrators to give us inspiration, looking at both traditional and contemporary practice. You will develop a range of playful sketchbooks like work combining...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 22/09/2021
      10:00 to 12:30
      5 week course
      14 Places Remaining
      Cost: £52.50
    • Online Course
      WED - 03/11/2021
      10:00 to 12:30
      5 week course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: £52.50
    = 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 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 materials. Materials will be kept to a minimum so that it is accessible for all and a material list...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 20/09/2021
      10:00 to 12:30
      10 week course
      14 Places Remaining
      Cost: £105.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Make Your Own: Eco Crafts for Christmas
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online
    This course combines nature and recycling with craft; creating festive decorations and accessories. Key elements of this course include exploring nature and using materials we would normally throw away. These skills and ideas can then be used in the future to make homemade gifts to share with others. We hope this course will not only boost your wellbeing, but demonstrate some valuable recycling techniques you can use to make some homemade gifts just in time for the festive period! How long i...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      FRI - 03/12/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      MON - 06/12/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 07/12/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 09/12/2021
      18:00 to 20:00
      2 week course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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  • Make Your Own: Festive Wreath
    Art and Media

    Online
    Online
    Nothing quite says Christmas like putting a hand-made wreath on your front door. With tuition from our teachers, you’ll be creating your own festive wreath using greenery that you have gathered yourself from your garden or other accessible green spaces. As an extra Christmas gift, Lancashire Adult Learning will be posting a wreath making kit out to you, containing all of the resources you will need to take part in this course (with the exception of greenery, foliage and flowers.) How long ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 07/12/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      1 day course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: £12.60
    • Online Course
      TUE - 07/12/2021
      13:30 to 16:30
      1 day course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: £12.60
    • Online Course
      THU - 16/12/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      1 day course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: £12.60
    • Online Course
      THU - 16/12/2021
      13:30 to 16:30
      1 day course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: £12.60
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  • Sewing and Dressmaking Beginners
    Art and Media
    This sewing and dressmaking course is ideal for beginners who have an interest in sewing and dressmaking and have some basic knowledge in the subject. This course will enable you to develop your dressmaking skills and you will learn new processes and stitches needed to make a garment. A sewing project will be provided by your tutor during this course which you can continue with at home and inspire you to try new techniques. During this course you will build on your current skills. Due to Co...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Accrington and Rossendale College
      MON - 20/09/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      10 week course
      6 Places Remaining
      Cost: £155.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
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