Arts and Media

Make use of your time at home and get crafty with our Arts and Media courses in watercolour painting, calligraphy and candle making. Learn or improve your sewing skills in both machine and hand sewing.

There is something for everyone!

  • Discover: Children`s Book Illustration for Beginners
    Art and Media

    On this 4 week 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. 

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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost: FREE
  • Digital Photography Beginners
    Art and Media

    Do you own a digital camera and wonder what all of the buttons do? Would you like to understand your camera better in order to give you better control over your shots? if the answer is yes, this is the course for you! This course would suit a complete beginner.

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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Nelson and Colne College
      TUE - 03/11/2020
      18:00 to 21:00
      5 week course
      Cost: £93.00
  • Discover: Candle Making
    Art and Media
    This live online introductory course is developed for you to learn to the basics of making handmade candles it is a rewarding and fun skill for all abilities. You will learn how to use a variety of waxes and how to use essential oils and fragrance correctly. If you are a candle lover why not save yourself a fortune and have fun making your own. Candles are the second most gifted item each year. Come and create stunning effects which can match your own colour scheme. ...
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 22/10/2020
      10:00 to 14:00
      1 day course
      Cost: £24.80
  • Discover: Charcoal for Beginners
    Art and Media
    This course will introduce you to the medium of charcoal, encouraging you to explore and experiment with different types, techniques and applications of charcoal, in and out of context with the work of relevant artists. By completing this course, learners will be introduced to the different types and uses of charcoal....
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost: FREE
  • Discover: Experimental Drawing and Painting
    Art and Media

    This course is designed to serve as a taste of drawing and painting media, techniques and processes through an introduction into experimental drawing and reflective annotation. You will engage in a range of guided explorations of wet and dry supports, media and applications using traditional and non – traditional tools and techniques. 

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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost: FREE
  • Discover: Handmade Festive Candles
    Art and Media
    A practical online session where you have the opportunity to create your own beautiful handmade candles, either for yourself or for a Christmas gift. You will receive a kit in the post prior to the session containing everything you need to make your candles. The session will be delivered online, via Zoom, and will provide you with a step by step, supported teaching session. You will be guided through the process and the teacher will be on hand, offering practical demonstrations each step of the way. The candles will be made using soy wax and high quality oils.
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      SAT - 21/11/2020
      11:00 to 14:00
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE
    • Online Course
      THU - 03/12/2020
      10:00 to 13:00
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE
  • Discover: Winter Botanical Illustration for Beginners
    Art and Media

    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. 

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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost: FREE
  • Festive Crafts
    Art and Media

    Have fun from the comfort of your own home making simply crafted decorations for the festive period.
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 01/12/2020
      13:00 to 15:30
      2 week course
      Cost: FREE
    • Online Course
      WED - 02/12/2020
      10:00 to 12:30
      2 week course
      Cost: FREE
  • Festive Spectacular
    Art and Media

    A celebration of all things Festive - join us for a FREE virtual Festive Spectacular, including a range of exciting bitesize sessions. You will take part in a range of Festive themed activities.

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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 18/11/2020
      10:00 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE
  • Illustrate a Punky Festive Wreath
    Art and Media

    Alternative botanical wreath illustration to let out those punky vibes. Perfect for those looking for something that bit different to traditional seasonal illustration. Your work could be framed as a gift, printed on to cards or kept for your own quirky seasonal decoration. We are talking tartans, neon/bright use of colour, spikes, thistles, pins, holly and maybe your own punky message when creating these fun illustrations.
     

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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 30/11/2020
      10:00 to 12:30
      2 week course
      Cost: FREE
  • Illustrate Your Christmas Dinner
    Art and Media

    This taster session uses clean cool pen lines for a funky bird illustration, that can be framed as a gift, printed on to cards or kept for your own alternative seasonal decoration. 

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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 02/12/2020
      10:00 to 12:30
      2 week course
      Cost: FREE
  • Introduction to Festive Table Decorations: Sewing Project
    Art and Media
    Add a fresh look to your Christmas dining table this year with these quilted placemats! Learn new sewing skills and amaze your friends and family with your homemade designs. Join us for this free introductory course and have fun learning and meeting new people this festive season.
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 02/11/2020
      13:00 to 15:30
      2 week course
      Cost: FREE
  • Let it Snow Advent Calendar: Sewing Project
    Art and Media
    Be creative this festive season and learn new skills. Bring excitement and happiness to your family by making your very own homemade advent calendar. You will use new skills to create and make a cheery snowman advent calendar!
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 04/11/2020
      18:00 to 20:30
      2 week course
      Cost: FREE
    • Online Course
      THU - 05/11/2020
      13:00 to 15:30
      2 week course
      Cost: FREE
    • Online Course
      TUE - 17/11/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      2 week course
      Cost: FREE
  • Make Your Own Festive Décor: Sewing Project
    Art and Media
    Add a fresh, seasonal look to your home this winter by taking part in this 4-week creative sewing course. Your tutor will inspire and teach you how to create your very own items, such as cross stitch and patchwork pillow, winter owls & felt shaped baubles. You will learn new skills and meet new people during this fun, free course!
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 16/11/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      4 week course
      Cost: FREE
    • Online Course
      WED - 18/11/2020
      18:00 to 20:30
      4 week course
      Cost: FREE
  • Make Your Own Festive Stocking: Sewing Project
    Art and Media
    Get creative and learn new sewing skills! Design, plan and make your very own stocking using patterned fabric trimmed with pompoms. Keep as a festive decoration or make to give as bespoke, handmade gift.
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 02/11/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      2 week course
      Cost: FREE
    • Online Course
      TUE - 03/11/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      2 week course
      Cost: FREE
  • Discover: Make your own mask
    Art and Media

    Due to the current Covid-19 situation Lancashire Adult Learning is offering all Lancashire residents this free 2 hour one off session where you will learn how to sew and make your own essential face mask. This 2 hour session will teach you some basic cutting along with some basic sewing techniques. If you enjoy this course, why not carry on and join one of our longer courses that will see you designing, creating and sewing your own clothes in no time!

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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost: FREE
  • Make Your Own Rocking Robin Festive Decoration: Sewing Project
    Art and Media
    These cheeky little robins are simple and fun to make, learn on your own or create together with your child. Once created, string them along a cord to make birdy bunting or hang them individually on the tree, or create more to give to family and friends for a bespoke, handmade gift.
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 04/11/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      2 week course
      Cost: FREE
    • Online Course
      THU - 19/11/2020
      13:00 to 15:30
      2 week course
      Cost: FREE
    • Online Course
      TUE - 01/12/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      2 week course
      Cost: FREE
  • Mandala Art - Greeting Card
    Art and Media

    Students will learn a range of art techniques focusing on Mandala Art, a traditional art form used in India as a sign of celebration and good luck. 

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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      FRI - 11/12/2020
      13:00 to 15:00
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE
  • Plan Your Own Festive Table Decorations: Sewing Project
    Art and Media
    Add a fresh look to your Christmas dining table this season by making a range of items such as tablemats, cutlery pouches, and/or table runner! This is the perfect sewing project to keep you busy and creative this festive season! You will be tutored throughout this short course by an experienced sewing tutor who will teach you new sewing skills and share ideas and experience.
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 16/11/2020
      13:00 to 15:30
      4 week course
      Cost: FREE
  • Sewing and Dressmaking for Beginners
    Art and Media
    This course is for you if you have an interest in sewing and dressmaking and some basic knowledge in the subject. This course will enable you to further develop your skills and learn new processes and stitches needed to make different garments.
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 05/11/2020
      10:00 to 12:00
      6 week course
      Cost: £62.00
  • Introduction to the Art of Paper Cutting
    Art and Media
    Learners will explore the art of paper cutting and develop skills in using craft knives.
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    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 09/12/2020
      10:00 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE
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