Hampshire Cultural Trust

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This map pinpoints some of the most exciting cultural venues in Hampshire.

We will showcase, connect and empower its creative economy

Classes & Workshops for Adults

Have fun, get creative and find a new skill (or develop an existing talent) with one of our popular term-time classes.

All materials are included in the price unless otherwise stated. Please arrive 15 mins before your first class to register. For further information please give us a call on 01252 330040.

CONCESSIONS

Unfortunately we are no longer in receipt of funding from Hampshire Futures which allowed us to offer a range of concessionary rates. We know times are tough and don’t want to exclude anyone who wants to take part in a class or workshop, so we are offering 40% off the cost of our adult classes or workshops if you are in receipt of state benefits or in full time education. If you qualify for a discount you must book at the West End Centre in person and bring proof of your entitlement. For children’s courses, concessionary prices apply to the children of those in receipt of state benefits.


FREE DROP-IN CRAFT SESSIONS

CRAFTY CULTURE
Every Monday 1 - 3pm
Spring: 15 Jan – 26 March (No Session 12 Feb)
Summer: 16 April - 9 July (No session 7 & 28 May)
A crafty get-together for all cultures on Monday afternoons, guided by Barbara Touati-Evans. Follow projects, or work on something of your own. Make new friends whilst trying your hand at a variety of crafts; sewing, rug making, printing, crochet and more! Equipment, materials and refreshments are provided.

SEWING CAFÉ
Fridays 10.30am – 12.30pm
19 Jan, 23 Feb, 16 March, 20 April, 18 May, 15 June, 6 July
Our popular drop-in sewing session in the bar area on a Friday morning once a month, where you can use our own Janome sewing machines to work on your own projects. Enjoy having some time for yourself with this opportunity to relax, have a catch-up over a cuppa, and get tips from tutor Ginny Farquhar.

 

WEEKLY TERM-TIME CLASSES

ENGLISH FOR FOREIGN LEARNERS (Intermediate)
Mondays 10:15am – 12:15pm
Spring: 15 Jan – 26 March (No class 12 Feb)
Summer: 16 April – 9 July (No class 7 & 28 May)
This is a relaxed, friendly and fun class for those looking to speak more confidently, improve pronunciation and develop vocabulary and grammar. Perfect for au-pairs, students, professionals, mums, dads or anyone wanting to improve their English! You will need a basic knowledge of English for this class.
FREE

UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS
Mondays 6.30 - 8pm
Spring: 15 Jan – 26 March (No class 12 Feb) £50 / £30
Summer: 16 April – 9 July (No class 7 & 28 May) £55 / £33
The perfect introduction to the Ukulele, tutor Dave Stewart will teach you the basics and how to play as a group. Working together as a band you will learn fun rock, pop and soul cover songs. Please bring your own ukulele with you, (we do have a limited number of ukuleles available for loan, please reserve when booking).

GET PLUCKY (UKULELE)
Mondays 8 – 10pm
Spring: 15 Jan – 26 March (No class 12 Feb) £60 / £36
Summer: 16 April – 9 July (No class 7 & 28 May) £66 / £39.60
Get Plucky is our community ukulele band, meeting weekly to strum their way through a wide range of popular songs. Led by Dave Stewart, sessions include some technique, chord knowledge, development of repertoire and of course rehearsing songs towards gigs and performances at various events. Get Plucky is suitable for players with some experience who already know their way around a few chords and songs.

PAINT YOUR ‘ART OUT
Tuesdays 10:30am - 12:30pm
Spring: 16 Jan – 27 March (No class 13 Feb) £110 / £66
Summer: 17 April – 3 July (No class 29 May) £121 / £72.60
Experiment with a variety of painting media, from gouache to watercolour. Tutor Amanda Buchan will help you explore different painting techniques and skills, from colour to composition. All abilities welcome.

WESTY CHOIR
Tuesdays 7.30 - 9pm
Spring: 16 Jan – 27 March (No class 13 Feb) £50 / £30
Summer: 17 April – 3 July (No class 29 May) £55 / £33
Led by Simon Locke, our fantastic choir covers a wide range of songs – from folk classics to harmony-laden pop tunes. You don’t need to read music or audition – all we ask is that you want to have fun!
(£5 weekly)

ADULT DRAMA
Tuesdays 8:15 - 10:15pm
Spring: 16 Jan – 27 March (No class 13 Feb) £70 / £42
Summer: 17 April – 3 July (No class 29 May) £77 / £46.20
This fun course for both newcomers and returning actors will help you fine-tune existing theatrical skills and learn new dramatic techniques. Explore voice projection, stage craft, improvisational techniques and play-devising with tutor Bekki Budd, before performing in a production in front of an invited audience.

TUESDAY POTTERY
Tuesdays 7 – 9:30pm
 Spring: 16 Jan – 27 March (No class 13 Feb), 7 – 9.30pm, £140 / £84
Summer: 17 April – 2 July (No class 29 May) 7 – 9.30pm, £154 / £92.40

THURSDAY POTTERY
Thursdays 7 - 9pm
Spring: 11 Jan – 22 March (No class 15 Feb) £120 / £72
Summer: 19 April – 5 July, (No class 31 May) £132 / £79.20

FRIDAY POTTERY
Fridays 10:30am – 12:30pm
Spring: 12 Jan – 23 March (No class 16 Feb) £120 / £72
Summer: 20 April – 6 July (No Class 1 June) £132 / £79.20

BEGINNERS POTTERY
Thursdays 10:30am - 12:30pm
11 Jan – 22 March (No class 15 Feb) £120 / £72
19 April – 5 July (No class 31 May) £132 / £79.20

STAINED GLASS
Wednesdays 10:30am - 12:30pm (All Abilities)
Wednesdays 1:15 – 3:15pm (Beginners)
Spring: 17 Jan – 28 March (No Class 14 Feb) £130 / £78
Summer: 18 April – 4 July (No class 30 May) £143 / £85.80

Learn how to design, cut and construct your own contemporary leaded glass panel with tutor Jess Stroud. Please bring an old shirt or apron, and wear closed shoes, not open-toed sandals. This class is not suitable for anyone who is or may be pregnant. Materials are provided, however for larger projects you will need to purchase additional glass.

LIFE DRAWING
Wednesdays 7 – 9pm
Spring: 17 Jan – 28 March (No class 14 Feb) £120 / £72
Summer: 18 April – 4 July (No class 30 May) £ 132 / £79.20
Nude models work through a variety of poses whilst you explore proportions, composition and movement with a variety of media in this intensive class. Whether a complete novice or professional artist, tutor Stephen Critchley will help you achieve your potential. All abilities welcome.
 
THE DRAWING ROOM
Thursdays 10am - 12noon
Spring: 11 Jan – 22 March (No class 15 Feb) £110 / £66
Summer: 19 April – 5 July (No class 31 May) £121 / £72.60
A playful and experimental art course that will give you the chance to explore the potential in a range of materials and various drawing, mark making, collage and printing techniques. You will generate a variety of studies and finished pieces that will build your confidence in your creative ability and encourage you to trust your instincts. All abilities welcome.

SEW AWESOME
Thursdays 7-9pm
Spring: 11 Jan – 22 March (No class 15 Feb) £110 / £66
Summer: 19 April – 5 July (No class 31 May) £121 / £72.60
Explore the many ways of creating magic with textiles in this fun course with tutor Hermione MacDonald-Thomson. Play with felting, dyeing, stitching and more to create beautiful one-off pieces. Please bring along your own machine if you have one, with the ability to free machine embroider, or reserve one of ours at the time of booking. All abilities welcome.

SILVER JEWELLERY
Thursdays 7:15 – 9:15pm
Spring: 11 Jan – 22 March (No class 15 Feb) £130 / £78
Summer: 19 April – 5 July (No class 31 May) £143 / £85.80

Fridays 10:15am – 12:15pm
Spring: 12 Jan – 23 March (No class 16 Feb) £130 / £78
Summer: 20 April – 6 July (No class 1 June) £143 / £85.80

Learn a wide range of jewellery making techniques with tutor Kirsten Hendrich, from designing your piece to adding texture and alternative materials such as copper and gold leaf. Additional silver will need to be purchased for your own projects. You will be shown what and where to buy in the first session, including getting a student discount. Please wear old clothing and bring an apron and some initial design ideas with you. All abilities welcome.

BEGINNERS ENGLISH FOR NEPALI SPEAKERS
Fridays 11:30am – 1:30pm
Spring: Spring: 12 Jan – 23 March (No class 16 Feb)
Summer: Summer: 20 April – 6 July (No class 1 June)
Tutor Bikash Ranapali teaches the basics of the English language, including simple words and phrases to help in everyday life. This class is suitable for Nepali speakers with no prior knowledge of English.
FREE

Workshops 

Our workshops are suitable for age 16+ and all materials are included in the price (unless otherwise stated). Tea and coffee is provided. Please bring a packed lunch with you, or if you prefer there is a wide range of shops a short walk away.  

Vision Your Year
Tues 16 Jan, 7 – 9:30pm
Join tutor Ginny Farquhar for a sociable and relaxed evening creating your own vision board for 2018. Put together a collage of images and words to bring together your hopes and ambitions for the year ahead to inspire you in achieving your goals. Price includes a free drink!
£15 / £9

Stone Set Stacking Rings
Sat 27 Jan, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Learn a variety of jewellery making techniques including soldering, texturing, ring sizing, oxidising and polishing. Experiment with different textures, and finishes to create your very own unique set of stacking rings. Suitable for beginners. Please wear old clothing or bring along an apron.
£80 / £48

FitSteps®
Sat 20 January, 10:30 – 11:30am
Enjoy a taster of this energetic, upbeat dance class designed to achieve real measurable fitness results. Created by Natalie Lowe & Ian Waite from Strictly Come Dancing, the dance workout mixes the graceful steps of Ballroom and the up-tempo steps of Latin dances to create fun-filled classes where you don’t even realise you’re getting fit!
£5

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation
Sat 27 Jan, 10:30am – 12noon
Get clarity and focus in your life by learning how to practise meditation. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a blanket, pillow and yoga mat (if you have one).
£5 / £3

Pottery day for Beginners
Sat 3 Feb, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Learn the basics of working with clay with tutor Fiona Sandover. Includes a go on the potter’s wheel! Please dress for mess.
£60 / £36

Origami Crane Mobile
Sat 10 Feb, 2:30 – 5pm
In Japan, the crane represents good fortune and longevity. The Japanese refer to the crane as the “bird of happiness”. Tutor Sachiko Mason will guide you in making a beautiful origami crane mobile to bring happiness into your home.
£15 / £9

LEGO® Roses
Tues 13 Feb, 7 – 8pm
Make the ultimate gift for your valentine – a rose made by your own hands out of LEGO®! Bright Bricks, (the UK’s only LEGO® Certified Professional building company) will show you how to build your very own beautiful everlasting rose to give to a loved one or keep for yourself.
£35 / £21 (Includes a free glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

Leather Backpack
Sat 24 Feb, 10:30am – 5:30pm
Leather artisan craftsman Tibor Eperjessy will teach you how to create your very own backpack, using the finest leather. Please note the leather selection will be natural brown tones. Suitable for all abilities.
£130 / £78

Hula Hooping
Sat 24 Feb, 10:30 – 11:30am
Experience a new way to de-stress and boost your cardio fitness in this fun taster session! Build core strength as you learn how to spin a hoop on your body and in your hands.
£5

Intro to Stained Glass
Sat 3 March, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Design, cut and construct a contemporary leaded glass panel in this intensive workshop for beginners. Please bring an old shirt or apron and wear closed-toed shoes. This workshop is not suitable for anyone who is or may be pregnant.
£60 / £36

Burlesque
Sat 3 March, 4 – 5:30pm
RiRi Caboose is a Burlesque Artist with a background as a professional dancer, known up and down the London circuit for her combination of classic strip and up beat energetic dance style. In this workshop RiRi will help you to unleash your inner burlesque goddess, and teach some classic striptease movements, all wrapped up in a fun, sexy, stylised routine.
£15 / £9

Life Drawing
Sat 10 March, 10:30am – 4:30pm
An intensive day of drawing with our Artist in Residence, Stephen Critchley. A nude model will work through a variety of poses whilst you experiment with different media.
£60 / £36

Rag Rugs
Sat 10 March, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Tutor Kath Hitchings will show you how to cut your fabric in the round and make a fantastic soft and fluffy rug using the hooky style of rug making. Please bring a few old un prepared t-shirts or fleece fabric with you.  You will have an opportunity to buy the rag rugging hook at the end for an extra £10 if you are well and truly 'hooked'!
£25 / £15

Ukulele for Beginners
Sat 17 March, 1:30 – 3:30pm
The perfect introduction to the Ukulele, tutor Dave Stewart will teach you the basics and how to play fun cover songs as a group. Please bring your own ukulele with you, (we do have a limited number of ukuleles available for loan, please reserve when booking).
£15 / £9

Fused Glass
Sat 24 March, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Learn how to cut glass and create your own gorgeous festive spring fused glass decorations; brightly coloured Easter eggs, flowers, rabbits and more! Please note the glass will be taken away and fired ready for collection a few days later.
£35 / £21

Silver Spinner Ring
Sat 5 May, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Learn a variety of jewellery making techniques including soldering, texturing, ring sizing, oxidising and polishing. The possibilities with spinner rings are endless, you will have the freedom to experiment with different textures, and finishes to create your very own unique design. Suitable for beginners. Please wear old clothing or bring along an apron.
£70 / £42

Felt Jewellery
Sat 12 May, 10:30am – 3:30pm
Create an array of truly unique felted jewellery using a variety of wonderful colours of merino fleece. Whether it’s a felt necklace, earrings or rings you will learn how to manipulate the fibres to produce loops, cords and pockets. All materials included but if you have a favourite bead, stone or jewel then do bring it along.
£50 / £30

Nipple Tassels & Twirling
Sat 12 May, 4 – 5:30pm
Make your very own pasties and tassels with burlesque artist Velvet Jones. Whatever shape/style/design you want to make, Velvet will help you create from her supply of beads and crystals. Come along for a fun afternoon of creative crafting plus a little twirling at the very end so you can try out your new tassels!
£15 / £9

Screen Printed & Sewn Cushion
Sat 9 June, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Textile artist Helen Harrison will guide you through printing your own design onto fabric then sewing it into a cushion cover. Suitable for beginners. Please bring along your own machine if you have one, or reserve one of ours at the time of booking. All abilities welcome.
£45 / £27

Willow Hare
Sat 16 June, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Learn the art of willow sculpture with artist Judith Needham. Make a life-sized hare to enhance your garden this summer. All abilities welcome.
£45 / £27

Intro to Stained Glass
Sat 23 June, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Design, cut and construct a contemporary leaded glass panel in this intensive workshop for beginners. Please bring an old shirt or apron and wear closed-toed shoes. This workshop is not suitable for anyone who is or may be pregnant.
£60 / £36

Fused Glass
Sat 30 June, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Learn how to cut glass and create your own gorgeous fused glass beach themed decorations; make fish, whales, jelly fish, beach huts, ice creams and more! Please note the glass will be taken away and fired ready for collection a few days later.
£35 / £21

 

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