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Drawing and Painting Classes (Wednesday Afternoon) with Jamie Frost MRSS – The Sculpture Lounge

21st August - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until 9th October 2019

The class is a balance of structured teaching and supported autonomous working. Classes are small to allow for one-to-one guidance. You can expect to be led through the steps from drawing to finished painting as works progress. You’ll draw in different ways, look at colour application, under-painting, blocking in, light values, reflected colour and blending and detailing techniques. The exploration of formal training is balanced with the expressive qualities of the painter- the language of mark making and paint application.…

Life Drawing (Thursdays) with Jamie Frost MRSS – The Sculpture Lounge

22nd August - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until 26th September 2019

This class takes place at the Sculpture Lounge Studios- home to a growing number of professional artists. Classes are led by Jamie Frost, a figurative art specialist with a particular passion for drawing: Drawing is a very personal thing so it’s important to me that the atmosphere of my classes is welcoming and accepting. Small groups of people help each other to understand what they are doing, regardless of experience, whilst I provide a structure, tuition, and advice which can…

Open Day – The Modern Language School

24th August - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Would you like to visit our school and find out more about us? We are holding an open day on Saturday 24th August 2pm - 4pm. Pop down and meet us – everyone is welcome! 🙂 We are also offering £7 off Term 1 (£165 instead of £172) and £43 off the full year (£387 instead of £430)* *not valid with any other offer.

Bat Walk and Talk with River Holme Connections

30th August - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join our Bat Walk and Talk to discover what bats live in our area, what they feed on and more. We’d like to say a big thank you to Alex and Glenn from the West Yorkshire Bat Group, who are leading the walk and sharing their knowledge. We’ll be taking a walk along the river at Bottoms Mill, and it might get chilly, so a warm coat and sturdy footwear are essential. Meet outside The Catch Pub on Woodhead Road…

Lunchtime Mindfulness with Towards Life, Holmfirth

2nd September - 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

45 Minutes of Mindfulness practice.   £8.50 for a single session or £42 for a block of 6

Towards Mindfulness 5 Week Course

3rd September - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 x weekly sessions Tuesdays 7-9pm, Quiet Day Sat 12th Oct 10am-3pm

A 5 week course based on MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy), NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Compassion Based Therapy. This course is designed to help you explore and develop a way of living mindfully. Week 1: Waking Up Week 2: Noticing the Good Week 3: Stress and Being with the Difficult Week 4: Learning Self Compassion and the Power of the Positive Week 5: Finding Balance Quiet Day: Looking After Ourselves and Staying Mindful

Drawing and Painting Classes (Saturday Morning) – The Sculpture Lounge

7th September - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until 14th December 2019

The class is a balance of structured teaching and supported autonomous working. Classes are small to allow for one-to-one guidance. You can expect to be led through the steps from drawing to finished painting as works progress. You’ll draw in different ways, look at colour application, under-painting, blocking in, light values, reflected colour and blending and detailing techniques. The exploration of formal training is balanced with the expressive qualities of the painter- the language of mark making and paint application.…

Clay Shoot Day – Mustard & Punch

8th September

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Language courses – The Modern Language School

9th September
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

This is our new timetable for September. Adult languages classes (French courses, Italian Courses, Spanish courses, Portuguese courses, German courses, Japanese courses); teaching and learning materials (cards games, printable resources); private / tailor-made tuition's. Three experienced, creative and fun-loving teachers, Lynne, Vicky and Dom, with a passion for languages, decided to offer adult classes and private tuition for adults in French, Italian and Spanish in 2011. Since then, the school has grown to offer additional courses in Portuguese, German and Japanese,…

Italian, German, French, Spanish and Portuguese Courses starting w/c 9th Sep 2019

9th September 2019 - 29th June 2020

Would you like to learn Italian, German, French, Spanish or Portuguese? Why no join one of our new courses starting w/c 9th September 2019. Not only will you have great fun learning, with professional and highly qualified teachers, you will also benefit from our newly renovated language school, Unit 7 Queens Square Business Park. Enrol before 10th August to take advantage of our 15% discount! Courses are for adults and are available at all levels both during the day and…

Figurative Painting (short course) with Jamie Frost MRSS

19th September - 10:00 am - 21st September - 5:00 pm

This class is suitable for beginners but is also an opportunity for those with some experience of the subject to really get their teeth into a sustained painting. The structure includes an introduction to a range of figurative art approaches. You will explore the language of drawing and painting- line, tone, texture and other formal elements. You'll use a range of media and a variety of long and short poses. You'll also discuss colour theory and how you apply colour…

Pork Butchery at Coddys Farm

27th September - 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Pork butchery - £120 27th September 2019, 5pm till 9.30pm A hands on experience butchering pork with a few cookery tips for each cut of meat. Includes a 2 course dinner and 1/4 a pig which you butcher yourself to take home. An additional place can be booked for the meal at £15 and you share the produce to take home.

Introduction to Jewellery Making Course – Rooks & Roses at The Sculpture Lounge

28th September - 10:00 am - 29th September - 5:00 pm

This two-day course is designed to give you a full introduction to the tools and methods of basic jewellery-making. With a class of just four students, in his new, fully equipped studio, Karl will guide you through the process of how to cut, file, shape and solder copper and silver, in order to create your own specia piece (or pieces) of jewellery. These intimate classes are designed to encourage participants to think about the way different materials work and how…

Pork Pie Making at Coddys Farm

4th October - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Pork pie making - £50 4th October 2019, 6pm till 8.30pm Hands on pork pie making. 2 course meal included and you take home the pies you prepare, these will need cooking at home. An additional place can be booked for the meal at £15 and you share the produce to take home.

Ceramic Portrait Sculpture (short course) with Jamie Frost MRSS

10th October - 10:00 am - 12th October - 5:00 pm

In this course you will spend three days working from a live model to study the art of clay portrait sculpture. At the end of the course you will have produced a life-size sculpture from quality handbuilding clay and prepared it for firing into ceramic. When fired your sculpture will be suitable for outdoor display. We’ll start by making smaller heads, focus intently on the subject and learning to see the underlying structure, working quickly and studying the model at…

Sausage Making at Coddys Farm

25th October - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sausage making - £50 25th October 2019, 6pm till 8pm​ A good fun course having a go at making your own sausages. Includes a 2 course meal and approximately 2 kg sausages to take home. An additional place can be booked for the meal at £15 and you share the produce to take home.

Gammon Curing at Coddys Farm

22nd November - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gammon curing - £70 22nd November 2019, 6pm till 8pm​ Hands on course where you prepare and cure hams using three different cures to be ready for Christmas. Gammon dinner is included and you take home the three gammons you prepare. An additional place can be booked for the meal at £15 and they share the produce you take home.

Pork Pie Making at Coddys Farm

6th December - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Pork pie making - £50 6th December 2019, 6pm till 8.30pm Hands on pork pie making. 2 course meal included and you take home the pies you prepare, these will need cooking at home. An additional place can be booked for the meal at £15 and they share the produce to take home.

Holmfirth Camera Club Visiting Speaker night – John Potter ‘Nature Photography, Dawn to Dusk’ at Wooldale Community Centre

9th December - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

John Potter ‘Nature Photography, Dawn to Dusk’ John is a highly regarded landscape and fine art photographer working with the landscape to create visionary works. John has always found North Yorkshire, his own patch, to be a constant source of inspiration. His work is deeply related to northern Britain's National Parks and coastline. See more of John’s images at https://www.jpotter-landscape-photographer.com/

Three Bird Roast at Coddys Farm

13th December - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

3 bird roast - £70 13th December 2019, 6pm till 8pm​ Hands on course where you prepare a three bird roast ready for cooking on Christmas day. 2 course dinner is included and you take home the three bird roast you prepare. An additional place can be booked for the meal at £15 and they share the produce you take home.

Holmfirth Camera Club Visiting Speaker night – John Gardner ‘A portfolio of people’ at Wooldale Community Centre

10th February 2020 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

John Gardner - ‘A portfolio of people’ John is a professional portrait & commercial photographer with a talent for image creation and producing stunning, contemporary images. John has a wealth of creative talent and experience shooting on film and digital, both in the studio and on location, you can be sure of a range of exciting and vibrant images See more of John’s images at http://www.johngardnerphotography.com/

Holmfirth Camera Club Visiting Speaker night – Dave Mason ‘Street Photography’ at Wooldale Community Centre

20th April 2020 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dave Mason - ‘Street Photography’ Dave takes great pleasure in finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, often documenting the surreal happenings on city streets. Dave prefers his images to have an honesty about them, captured in-camera with little, if any post-processing. Dave’s talk will include his own interpretation of 'Street photography' & an explanation of his techniques. See more of Dave’s images at https://www.davemasonimages.com/

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