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Art, Design and Crafts - Adult courses at Northbrook MET

Art, Design and Crafts courses at Northbrook MET

Our Art, Design and Crafts courses offer a varied range of learning opportunities for all abilities, from art and drawing skills through to jewellery, pottery and photography.

Available courses

  • Animation - Hand drawn

    A beginners course aimed at those who want to learn the fundamental skills of animation and already have basic skills in drawing the human form. This course is for imaginative and fun loving people.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Art History - Late 20th Century

    Find out more about the challenging art of the late 20 century – generally from after WWII to 2000.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Ceramics Workshop for Beginners

    This workshop is an ideal introduction to ceramics for beginners. Also suitable for those with some experience or have already attended the autumn term workshop and want to continue to work on their own projects.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Collage

    During this 10 week evening course you will explore a wide range of mixed media techniques and learn how express your ideas through the medium of collage.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Collage, cut-paper and mixed media

    Exploring collage and exquisite cut-paper art forms, past and present, this course will inspire you to create beautiful artworks with papers and paint.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Crochet for Beginners

    For anybody who is interested in learning the basic stitches of crochet. This is a fabulous, creative and inexpensive craft. Join us for a fun day making something practical and colourful with a modern twist.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Crochet for Intermediate – freestyle and yarnbombing

    Anybody who has basic crochet skills can join us to explore the freedom of freestyle creating. No need to follow a pattern, this workshop is a fun group activity to make something completely unique, modern and colourful.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Drawing - Keep Drawing

    This course is ideal for those who would like to take up drawing, or who can already draw, but find little time to commit to it.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Drawing - Line Tone & Colour

    Explore drawing with line, tone and colour, using a range of drawing media. This creative course is suitable for all abilities including complete beginners and is ideal for building a portfolio of artwork.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Drawing - So You Think You Can't Draw?

    This course is ideal for the student who would like to take up drawing, but has always thought that they cannot. We take the problem of drawing down to its smallest components and build it up over the weeks.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Drawing – Exploring Drawing

    This course is suitable for students who completed the 'So, you think you can't draw?' and 'Keep Drawing' courses, or for those who can draw, but want to find time to do more with their art.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Embroidery - Machine Embroidery cushion cover

    Make a free motion embroidered design on a basic envelope cushion cover. The course is suitable for all levels and a good introduction for those considering beginners dressmaking course.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Embroidery - Machine Embroidery lampshade

    Make a free motion embroidered design on a drum lampshade. The course is suitable for all levels and a good introduction for those considering beginners dressmaking course

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Floristry Christmas Wreath Workshop

    Learn how to make a Floristry Christmas Wreath - suitable for all abilities.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Floristry Intermediate

    This course moves on from the introduction to floristry course and builds on your skills.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Floristry Workshop

    The one day workshop is for those who have little or no experience and an excellent introduction to further floristry courses.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Introduction to Floristry

    This course is suitable if you have no previous experience and will introduce you to floral arrangements and the basics of floristry.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Jewellery Making in Metal for Beginners

    This course is aimed at those wishing to learn basic jewellery making skills in metal, to design and create silver jewellery.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Life Drawing

    The course is suitable for anyone wanting to learn and develop their observational and interpretive drawing skills. Beginners are welcome, as are those wishing to refresh their drawing skills or strengthen their drawing portfolios.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Life Drawing Workshop

    This workshop is suitable for students who are complete beginners or those who want to brush up drawing skills

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Needle Felting Workshop

    This course is aimed at anyone who would like to learn the basics of needle felting. You will produce an animal design and enjoy a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with a tutor who will boost your skills, confidence and creativity.

    • Course type: Open to international students
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Paint Like a Surrealist Workshop

    This workshop is suitable for students who are beginners or those who want to try something completely different.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Painting - Painting for Beginners

    Learners will use and experiment with a range of materials including acrylic, watercolour and oil paints. Learners will be guided through the various stages in the planning and creation of original painted pieces.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Painting & Drawing

    A new programme of creative projects using water-based, media or oil paint if preferred. Follow the tasks or develop your own ideas with plenty of advice and support. This enjoyable course is suitable for all abilities including beginners.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Painting & Drawing Intermediate

    This creative course is suitable for those with some experience. Follow the course projects or explore your own subject matter in a friendly, supportive environment. This course is ideal for personal development and portfolio building.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Painting or Drawing Portraits

    Create portraits in paint or drawing media from direct observation. This course is suitable for all abilities and for portfolio building. Advice on colour mixing and how to begin.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Painting with Oils

    If you paint in oils, or would like to try, then this is the course for you. Interesting projects offered and advice on getting started with demonstrations to support you at every stage. Suitable for all abilities.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Painting with Watercolours

    A short course exploring creative and basic techniques using watercolour paints including wet into wet, line and wash and how to create the appearance of texture in your artwork. Suitable for all abilities including beginners.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Papermaking workshop

    This course is aimed at anyone who would like to learn the basics of paper making. You will learn techniques in a friendly, relaxed environment with a tutor who will boost your skills, confidence and creativity.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Photography - DSLR Camera - Beginners

    A beginners course for DSLR camera users. This course will focus on getting to grips with the cameras manual functions, understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and exploring how to use these creatively.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Photography Advanced

    Students will explore different techniques and experiment with ways to find their individual style of photography.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Photography Intermediate

    An intermediate course aimed at those who have a basic understanding of DSLRS manual settings.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Photoshop – Digital Art

    This Mac based digital art course is aimed at those wishing to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop and explore this software as a creative tool.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Porcelain Paper Clay - Christmas Decorations

    Use porcelain paper clay to make some beautiful porcelain Christmas decorations. A relaxed and friendly day, suitable for everyone from the complete beginner, or those with experience.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Porcelain Paper Clay – Jewellery, porcelain bunting and decorations

    An opportunity to use porcelain paper-clay to make beautiful porcelain decorations, bunting or jewellery. A relaxed and friendly day, suitable for everyone from the complete beginner, or those with experience.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Pottery – Ceramics for the Garden

    Ideal for anyone who has an interest in creating their very own decorative ceramics for the garden. You will be shown how to make bird feeders, garden bells/chimes and plant stake toppers using hand building techniques.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Pottery – Handbuilding for Beginners

    This course covers the fundamentals of building with clay.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Pottery

    A relaxed and friendly course, with the opportunity to cover a wide variety of hand-building, throwing and finishing techniques in a supportive environment.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Printmaking - Lino Printing workshop

    A fun, hands-on workshop in linocut printing for both beginners and those with some experience of printmaking.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Printmaking - Mixed Media Screen Printing Workshop

    A fun and hands-on workshop in screen-printing. Suitable for both beginners and those with some experience of printmaking.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Printmaking Course

    An enjoyable hands-on printmaking course, suitable for beginners and those with some experience of printmaking. You will be experimenting with four different techniques: Monoprinting, Lino printing, Drypoint etching and Screen printing.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Printmaking: Lino Printing Intermediate

    A Lino printing course for those who with some experience of relief printmaking or who have taken the 8 week beginners course. Students will be able to develop and build on previous knowledge and skills in Lino printing.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Sculpture – Clay Sculpture for Beginners

    This course is aimed at anyone who would like to learn the basics of clay sculpture. You will learn techniques guided by your tutor to develop your skills, confidence and creativity.

    • Course type: Open to international students
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Sculpture – Intermediate

    This course is for anyone with some experience of working in three dimensions who would like to develop their creativity further in a friendly and creative environment.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Stained Glass - Make a Decorative Copper Foil Mirror Workshop

    Use small pieces of coloured glass and glass globs to decorate your own unique mirror.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Stained Glass - Make a Leaded Light Panel for the Garden

    Make a beautiful, traditional Leaded Light panel to plant in your garden.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Stained Glass – Introduction to Copper Foil Course

    Introduction to the art of making copper foil pieces.

    • Course type: Open to international students
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Stained Glass – Introduction to Leaded Lights Course

    Introduction to the traditional art of making Stained Glass Leaded Lights.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Summer Art Course (Northbrook MET)

    Immerse yourself in this creative course and widen your knowledge of art and materials. The practical workshop sessions will be fun, inspirational and informative.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Textiles - Creative Textiles - surface design

    Learn to create a range of fabulous surface designs, using textile techniques such as printmaking, applique, quilting and hand stitching.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Woodwork for Beginners

    An introduction to woodworking with an emphasis towards furniture making.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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