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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 | Beginners

    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 | World of the Renaissance

    Suitable for the complete beginner or the experienced student who wishes to find out more about the Renaissance, its art and the socio-political background.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Art Summer School | Digital Art

    Immerse yourself in this creative course explore and/or widen your knowledge of digital art. The practical workshop sessions will be fun, inspirational and informative. Suitable for all abilities including complete beginners, and for portfolio buildi...

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Art Summer School | Fine Art

    Widen your knowledge of art and materials, including drawing, painting and ceramics techniques in these practical workshops, which will be fun, inspirational and informative.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Ceramics Workshop | Beginners

    This workshop is an ideal introduction to ceramics for beginners. This workshop will be focused specifically on throwing i.e.a bowl, vase, jug or beaker etc and glazing.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Collage | Contemporary Collage Workshop

    Explore a range of mixed media techniques and experiment with collage to express your own creative ideas and personal narrative.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Collage | 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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  • Contemporary Collage

    Explore a wide range of mixed media techniques. You will be guided to experiment with collage to express your own creative ideas and personal narratives

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Crochet 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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  • Crochet | 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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  • Drawing & Painting | Traditional Skills

    Develop drawing and painting skills through the study of traditional and creative techniques and gain confidence as an artist. An opportunity to reinforce basic knowledge and practical skills.

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

    This course is suitable for students who are complete beginners and have never drawn before. Students will start by drawing cartoons in a simple way, and then move on through the weeks to drawing a portrait.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Drawing | Beginners

    Drawing for beginners is a course for all abilities, including those who think they can’t draw, and will cover drawing skills using pencil, charcoal and pen.

    • 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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  • 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 | Pen & Wash

    This course covers pen and ink drawing and the popular watercolour technique of line and wash.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Dressmaking | Children's Wear

    This course is suitable for those who have a good grasp of basic sewing and know their way around a sewing machine Students will learn professional finishes, how to sew using stretch fabrics and the overlocker, insert elastic channels, snap fasteners...

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Dressmaking | Toddlers Dungarees Workshop

    Make a pair of dungarees sized between 6 months and 3 years old using your old jeans. This workshop is suitable for all levels and a good introduction for those considering any of the other dressmaking courses offered.

    • 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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  • Embroidery | Contemporary Hand Embroidery | Blackwork Workshop

    Traditional hand embroidery techniques will be learned with the aim to create your own unique embroidered works. Learn the stitches so you can leave with the skills to finish off your project at home.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Embroidery | Contemporary Hand Embroidery

    This course is for all abilities and will cover some traditional and freestyle hand embroidery techniques with the aim of creating your own unique embroidery works

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Embroidery | Contemporary Hand Embroidery | Crewelwork Workshop

    Throughout this course you will learn stem, brick, rellis, crouching, long and short and seed stitches

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

    This course is suitable for those who have some prior knowledge of floristry or who have taken our introductory course, and will cover all aspects of advanced floristry.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Floristry | Introduction

    This course is suitable for beginners and aims to give students an introduction to floristry and how to produce a variety of flower arrangements.

    • 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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  • Graphic Design | Design for Entrepreneurs

    This course is aimed at entrepreneurs, self-employed people or any small business owners who want to build the skills to develop their own brand identity.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Jewellery Making in Metal | 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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  • Painting & Drawing

    This course offers a programme of creative painting and drawing projects using water-based or oil paint if preferred.

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

    This intermediate course in painting & drawing is ideal for personal development and portfolio building.

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

    This course will teach you to create portraits in paint or drawing media from direct observation.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Painting the Landscape

    This painting course is devoted to the landscape and nature, referencing the work of artists past and present. You will you acrylic paints or oils to create images of rural scenes and natural forms.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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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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  • Paper Craft | Christmas Decorations from Paper Workshop

    On this course you will create handmade Christmas decorations from paper, using paper cutting and origami techniques.

    • 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

    Explore advanced lighting and camera techniques such as double exposures, lighting objects, raw vs jpg etc. Aimed at those who have a good understanding of a DSLR camera's settings and basic knowledge of lighting and photographic methods.

    • 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 DSLR manual settings. Students will discover different genres of photography to experiment with and to find their own style of working.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Photography | Workshop

    A beginners workshop for DSLR camera users. Students will focus on getting to grips with their cameras manual functions: understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and explore how to use these creatively.

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

    This Mac based course is for 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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  • Photoshop | Digital Art | Intermediate

    This Mac based course is for those wishing to improve their skills in Adobe Photoshop and explore this software as a creative tool.

    • Course type: Open to international students
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Photoshop | Digital Arts Workshop

    This Mac based digital workshop is aimed at those wishing to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop. You will explore this software as a creative tool and is suitable for students of all abilities

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Porcelain Paper Clay | Jewellery, Porcelain

    An opportunity to use porcelain paper-clay to make some beautiful porcelain bunting decorations and jewellery. Suitable for everyone from the complete beginner, to those with experience.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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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. A truly flexible course suitable for the complete beginner, and those with experience or cont...

    • Course type: Open to international students
    • Duration: Weeks
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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 and Improvers

    This course covers the fundamentals of building with clay. Students can use these techniques to make delightful objects such as pots, vases, ornaments, sculpture and much more.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Pottery | Sculpting Birds in Paper Clay

    Learn modelling techniques and experience the pleasure of working with clay to create a bird sculpture, focussing on texture and surface.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Printmaking | Contemporary Woodcut

    An introductory course exploring the beautiful medium of woodcut for beginner. We learn how to use graphic language, craving, working with the grain, inking and relief printing methods.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Printmaking | Expressive Printmaking | Monoprinting

    This one day workshop will teach you to use Mono printing to create expressive, abstract prints. You will explore colour and layers to build up your own image with additive and reductive use of ink.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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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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  • 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 | Linocut and Wallpaper Workshop

    A fun course suitable for both beginners and those with some previous experience wishing to learn lino cutting and make a strip of wallpaper they can go on to produce at home in the kitchen or home studio.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Months
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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. The workshop will include an introduction to clay sculpture techniques including pinch pots, coiling and slab building.

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

    On this course you will learn how to create beautiful colourful designs on silk. Suitable for everyone, no drawing skills needed.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Silk Painting | Workshop

    A course suitable for everyone, no previous drawing experience needed. This course is an enjoyable way to use bright jewel like colours.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Stained Glass

    This course gives an all round insight into both traditional leading & copper foiling (Tiffany style).

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

    Make a beautiful decorative mirror using the copper foil Tiffany technique.

    • 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 | Christmas Presents and Decorations

    Impress your friends and family with some beautiful handmade presents and decorations this Christmas.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Stained Glass | Christmas Tree Decorations

    Get into the festive spirit by making stunning stained glass hanging Christmas decorations.

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

    Introduction to the art of making copper foil pieces. Suitable for beginners and those with more experience. You will learn basic techniques and progress to your own projects, eg a lampshade or terrarrium.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Stained Glass | Introduction to Leaded Lights

    Introduction to the traditional art of making stained glass leaded Lights. Suitable for beginners and those with more experience.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Stained Glass | Make a Leaded Light Panel Workshop

    Make a beautiful traditional Leaded Light panel to hang in your window or put into a frame. Learn how to cut glass, lead together and solder. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Textiles | Concertina Sketchbook

    On this course you will learn how to make a concertina sketchbook with a printed and embellished textile cover.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • Textiles | Mixed Media Textile Art

    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 | Beginners

    An introduction to woodworking with an emphasis towards furniture making.

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