New course: Gonna rise up singing

Come and join our friendly singing group at the Y Theatre, East Street, Leicester- as featured by some of our students above.

The group is open to all abilities.  Learn to sing with others in a group and develop singing techniques, harmony skills and music theory.

Details are as follows:

Day:  Friday

Time:  10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Date:  28 April 2017 for 10 weeks

Cost:  £77.00 or free

Tutor:  Carl Hodson

Venue: The Y Theatre, East Street, Leicester LE1 6EY

* Prices: If you are on benefits or have a low income of less than £15,276 then the course could be free.

Please ring to book a place on (0116) 255 6614 or email us with your name and expression of interest at 101leicester@wea.org.uk.

Alternatively enrol online at: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/login.aspx or call 0113 245 3304 to book with a credit or debit card.

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New Course: Creative Card Making: Summer 2017

Come and join our experienced tutor Angela Cutting in a relaxing, friendly and supportive environment.  Learn new skills that will build confidence in the use of tools and materials and designing a variety of projects to be shared with family and friends.

The course will look at a wide range of mediums to create exciting backgrounds and decorative elements for your cards, including Brusho crystals, pastels, mica powder and alcohol inks, as well as making the unusual ‘double z fold’ card.  All levels welcome.

Day:  Thursday

Starting:  27 April for 10 weeks

Time:  12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Venue:  WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD

Price:  £80.85 or free*

* Prices: If you are on benefits or have a low income of less than £15,276 then the course could be free.

Please ring to book a place on (0116) 255 6614 or email us with your name and expression of interest at 101leicester@wea.org.uk.

Alternatively enrol online at: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/login.aspx or call 0113 245 3304 to book with a credit or debit card.

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Comic Relief at the WEA

20170324_100238.jpgThe Working Creatively with Words class, got into the spirit of Comic Relief today and supported by wearing red.

If you are interested in any English, maths or ESOL classes, please email us at 101leicester@wea.org.uk or call us on 0116 2556614 for more information.

 

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New Course: The Family at War: family history and the Home Front 1914-18

Family and social history on the WW1 home front, each session reflects on how your family might have been affected. We consider the politics, home economics and sheer terror of the period.  A course for those with an interest in the history of your own family, local community or wider social history.

Course Content 

  • Your family at home

  • Researching the period

  • WW1 military and non-military records

  • Conscience and dissent

  • Aspects of the home front

  • Ethics and economics of war

Start Date: 28 April 2017

Day: Fridays

Times: 9.30 – 11.30 am

Weeks: 7

Tutor:  Kevin Brown

Venue:  Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY

 

Please ring to book a place on (0116) 255 6614 or email us with your name and expression of interest at 101leicester@wea.org.uk

Alternatively enrol online at: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/login.aspx or call 0113 245 3304 to book with a credit or debit card.

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Art & Craft Summer Courses

Come and join us at one of our art classes.

ART AND CRAFT SUMMER COURSES 2017

Silk Painting

Silk Painting

Learn the vibrant and exciting art of painting on silk. As well as painting, we   will explore the use of resist techniques, using salt or sugar to create unique    patterns and textures, shibori and more £77.00*

Tutor: Roz Beeson

Monday, 10 weeks starting 24 April 10.00 – 12.00 pm

Venue: Jewry Wall Museum, 156-160 St Nicholas Circle LE1 4LB

Art and Crafts For Everyone

Suminagashi

Explore, experiment, have a go, have fun! You don’t have to be a brilliant artist to enjoy art and produce fabulous artwork. Learn how to do the Japanese art of Suminagashi (marbling).   Free your creativity; increase your confidence learning new techniques and ideas £80.85*

Tutor: Annie Kinchington

Tuesday, 8 weeks starting 25 April 1.15 pm to 3.45 pm

Venue: WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD

Exploring botanical drawing and painting

Sunflower

This is an introduction and exploration of Botanical drawing and painting plants, using traditional drawing and water colour painting techniques. All levels will be catered for, including beginners, in this friendly and relaxed class. £80.85*

Tutor Annabel Barrett

Wednesday, 10 weeks, starting 26 April

Two sessions: 10.15 am – 12.15 pm/1 pm to 3 pm

Venue: WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD

Creative Card Making

Cardmaking

Learn paper crafting skills to make beautiful cards for those special occasions this summer season. Try out a wide range of mediums to create exciting backgrounds and decorative elements for your cards, including Brusho crystals, pastels, mica powders and alcohol inks and making the unusual “double z fold” card. £80.85

Tutor: Angela Cutting

Thursday, 10 weeks, starting 27 April 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Venue: WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD

 

* Prices: If you are on benefits or a low income of less than £15,276 then the course could be free.

Please ring to book a place on (0116) 255 6614 or email us with your name and expression of interest at 101leicester@wea.org.uk.

Alternatively enrol online at: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/login.aspx or call 0113 245 3304 to book with a credit or debit card.

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New Course: Silk Painting

Experienced WEA Tutor Roz Beeson is offering a new course on Silk painting. Learn the vibrant and exciting art of Painting on Silk. As well as painting, we will explore the use of resist techniques, using salt or sugar to create unique patterns and textures, shibori and more. All levels will be catered for including beginners, in this friendly and relaxed class.

Day: Monday

Start Date: Monday 24 April 2017

Times: 10am – 12pm

Number of Weeks: 10

Venue: Jewry Wall Museum, St. Nicholas Circle, Leicester, LE1 4LB

Please ring to book a place on (0116) 255 6614 or email us with your name and expression of interest at 101leicester@wea.org.uk.

Alternatively enrol online at: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/login.aspx or call 0113 245 3304 to book with a credit or debit card.

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Success Story

Kay from our volunteer led WEA 101 Art Exchange group has produced this wonderful sewing picture. Her first ever art project assisted by one of our volunteers.

If you would like to pop along to any of the sessions, please feel free.  The sessions run every Friday 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm during term time only at WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 3JR.

For more details, please call us on 0116 2556614.20170310_110736.jpg

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