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!

  • Children`s Book Illustration for Beginners (Online)

    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. 

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:£49.60
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:£49.60
  • Creative Hand Stitching
    Join us for a free 2 hour course on Creative Hand Stitching. You will learn basic hand stitches and complete a small creative project. Your tutor will be on hand throughout the session and there’ll be live demonstrations and lots of hints and tips to get you started. Progress onto any of our Beginners Sewing courses to continue to use your new skills! How will I learn? • Your course will be delivered by a subject specialist in a live online classroom using Zoom or Teams. • You will need to be able to access the internet on a device with speakers or earphones. • Some of the course content will also be accessed via our online learning site ‘Moodle’. • Once you have enrolled onto the course you will be sent further information from your course tutor on how to get started. • Your tutor will be on hand throughout the course to offer you support, feedback and guidance. No prior skills or experience is required this is Beginners course What will I learn?
    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 17/09/2020
      13:00 to 15:00
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
  • Digital Photography Beginners

    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.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 03/11/2020
      18:00 to 21:00
      5 week course
      Cost:£93.00
  • Digital Photography Intermediate
    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.
    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 22/09/2020
      18:00 to 21:00
      5 week course
      Cost:£93.00
  • Discover: Candle Making
    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.
    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 06/08/2020
      10:00 to 14:00
      1 day course
      Cost:£24.80
    • Online Course
      SAT - 15/08/2020
      11:00 to 15:00
      1 day course
      Cost:£24.80
    • Online Course
      THU - 24/09/2020
      10:00 to 14:00
      1 day course
      Cost:£24.80
    • Online Course
      SAT - 03/10/2020
      11:00 to 15:00
      1 day course
      Cost:£24.80
    • Online Course
      THU - 22/10/2020
      10:00 to 14:00
      1 day course
      Cost:£24.80
    • Online Course
      SAT - 07/11/2020
      11:00 to 15:00
      1 day course
      Cost:£24.80
  • Charcoal for Beginners
    This is a 4 week online 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 It is important to note that this course is practical and requires a degree of manual dexterity for you to participate fully and get the most out of the session.
    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:£49.60
  • Discover: Different Hand Sewing Techniques (Online)

    This live online course is designed to offer the basics of hand sewing. We will show you how to thread a needle and explores several hand sewn techniques creating beautiful designs.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 24/09/2020
      13:00 to 15:00
      4 week course
      Cost:£49.60
  • Discover: Different Machine Sewing Techniques (Online)

    This live online course is a practical sewing course, It help you become familiar with the basics of machine sewing. It will build your sewing confidence and develop a range of related sewing skills

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 21/09/2020
      13:00 to 15:00
      4 week course
      Cost:£49.60
  • Watercolour Landscapes

    This 4 week online course will allow you to explore the medium of watercolour through a series of step-by-step landscape paintings.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:£49.60
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:£49.60
  • Watercolour Portraits

    This 4 week online course will introduce you to watercolour skills and techniques as well as the underpinning observational skills and drawing systems to begin your journey into watercolour portraiture. It will allow you to explore basic watercolour- painting techniques, basic colour theory, how to use tools and materials safely and effectively and how to apply taught techniques and processes in context with portraiture.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:£49.60
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:£49.60
  • Exploring & Explaining Abstract Painting

    This introductory online course is suitable for beginners. Abstract art will explore the fundamental approaches to making abstract art developing your understanding of colour, gesture, scale, form, shape and line.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:£49.60
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:£49.60
  • How To Make A Pin Cushion

    Join us for a FREE 2 hour course where you will learn how to create and make a beautiful and very practical pin cushion! Following this short course, you can put your pin cushion to use by enrolling onto one of our longer beginners sewing courses. 

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 14/09/2020
      13:00 to 15:00
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
  • Introduction to Abstract Art (Online)

    This introductory online course is suitable for beginners. Abstract art will explore the fundamental approaches to making abstract art developing your understanding of colour, gesture, scale, form, shape and line.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
  • Introduction to Chalk Pastels (Online)

    This introductory online course will introduce you to the medium of chalk pastels. You will follow online tutor led demonstrations of a range of Chalk Pastel techniques and reflect and evaluate your progress. 

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
  • Introduction to Children`s Book Illustration (Online)

    On this Introductory session you will enter the vibrant and varied world of children’s book illustration. You will be introduced to character design creating your own character from collage and pencil sketches. This is a beginner’s course and is aimed at those who are new to the field of illustration.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
  • Introduction to Modern Calligraphy (Online)
    This is an online introductory course you will explore the modern style of calligraphy using a pointed nib dip pen. The course is suitable for beginners it will start with the basics such as how to form stylish letters and gradually work towards flourishing details.
    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
  • Introduction to Watercolour Landscapes (Online)

    Do you need some help getting started with watercolours and aspire to paint landscapes? Then this 2 hour course is for you. This course will show you how to use your watercolours and introduce you to key landscape effects. The course is suitable for beginners and will take you step-by-step through the techniques. It is important to note that this course is practical and requires a degree of manual dexterity for you to participate fully and get the most out of the session.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 24/08/2020
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 14/09/2020
      Cost:FREE
  • Introduction to Watercolour Techniques (Online)

    This introductory online course will introduce you to some of the basic to intermediate level skills and techniques of watercolour painting whilst placing them in context with a range of 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. It is important to note that this course is practical and requires a degree of manual dexterity for you to participate fully and get the most out of the session.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
  • Make your own Mask (Online)

    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!

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
  • Mandala Art

    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. 

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      FRI - 11/12/2020
      13:00 to 15:00
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
  • Modern Calligraphy: Pointed Nib Pen Illustration (Online)

    This is a 4 week online course which explores the modern style of calligraphy using a pointed nib dip pen. The course is suitable for beginners it will start with the basics such as how to form stylish letters and gradually work towards flourishing details.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:£49.60
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:£49.60
  • Sewing and Dressmaking Beginners
    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.
    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 22/09/2020
      10:00 to 12:00
      5 week course
      Cost:£62.00
    • Online Course
      THU - 24/09/2020
      10:00 to 12:00
      5 week course
      Cost:£62.00
  • Sewing and Dressmaking Beginners Plus
    This course is for you if you have an interest in sewing and dressmaking and have some basic knowledge in the subject. This course will enable you to develop your skills and learn new processes and stitches needed to make different garments.
    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 23/09/2020
      18:00 to 20:00
      10 week course
      Cost:£124.00
  • Silver Jewellery: Cold Connections and Metalsmithing Theory (Online)

    This is a unique opportunity for individuals who have some experience already. You will learn about a series of cold connections give a few ago and dive into more technical theory from home while the studio is closed due to Covid 19.

    It is important to note that this course is practical and requires a degree of manual dexterity for you to participate fully and get the most out of the course.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 22/09/2020
      18:30 to 21:00
      10 week course
      Cost:£155.00
  • Introduction to Paper Cutting
    Learners will explore the art of paper cutting and develop skills in using craft knives.
    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 09/12/2020
      10:00 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
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