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  • Lifelines

    Listed on May 23, 2016 by Hawkwood College in Featured Courses

    Discover the richness and vitality of life drawing in this unique and instinctive course.

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  • Usui reiki level 1 workshops

    Listed on April 15, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    During the reiki workshop day you will be 'attuned' to reiki level 1 (healer level) by a simple process of 4 attunement procedures carried out by your reiki master-teacher. This will enable you to use reiki to heal yourself, your friends, family and pets.

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  • Usui reiki level 1 workshops

    Listed on April 14, 2016 by De Tout Coeur in Uncategorised

    During the reiki workshop day you will be 'attuned' to reiki level 1 (healer level) by a simple process of 4 attunement procedures carried out by your reiki master-teacher. This will enable you to use reiki to heal yourself, your friends, family and pets.

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  • Beautiful Birds

    Listed on April 3, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    Treat yourself to a weekend doing the craft you love along with like-minded people – and try out some new techniques into the bargain. *            discover a new slant on patchwork *            try out new techniques *            extend your skills with numerous patterns *            ideal for beginners and accomplishers stitchers Birds provide the soundtrack to our lives, and all the...

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  • Picture it in Collage and Stitch

    Listed on April 3, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    Have you ever wanted to create one of your own designs and then translate this into a work of art using the combined techniques of fabric collage with both machine and hand embroidery? *         Long to create your own designs? *         Combine fabric collage and embroidery *         Both machine and hand techniques *         Ideal for beginners and experienced Under Richard...

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  • The Delights of Summer in Beads Part 2

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    Join Stephanie in recreating some of the delights of summer through bead weaving techniques. During the course we may visit the seaside, a stunning garden or even travel further afield. Having fun with colour and texture to produce some stunning jewellery and accessories to keep or give as presents. A really fun...

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  • Woodcarving Summer School P2

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    This practical summer school in the creative craft of woodcarving is open to all and is presented in two parts, see Part 1 for further course details. Beginners start with a simple relief design to familiarise with tools and basic carving techniques before progressing to a more advanced project of their choice. Improvers...

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  • Drawing for the Terrified

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    Are you terrified of drawing but have a secret longing to learn how to do it? Then enrol on this course where Richard will guide you through certain processes slowly, gently and step by step. If you follow his 'recipes', you will be amazed at what you will be able to draw. Because...

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  • Woodcarving Summer School P1

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    This practical Summer School in traditional woodcarving is open to all and is presented in two parts. Part 1 can be extended by a further two days offering more time to enjoy this creative craft. Individual tuition by demonstration and guidance allows participants to relax and progress at their own pace. An...

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  • Silk Ribbon Embroidery and 3D Stitches in Thread

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    Give your embroidery that raised, textured look.  You will be delighted and surprised how beautiful and different traditional favourite stitches look when executed in silk ribbon.  A technique that was very popular during the reign of Queen Victoria.  Everyone is welcome on this course, from the newcomer to the “addict”, come and see...

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  • Hatha Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    Enjoy a weekend in the lovely surroundings of Knuston Hall. Heather will share a practical guide to bringing mindfulness into a weekend of Hatha yoga and meditation; breathing techniques and relaxation. There will be an opportunity for free time for walking and socialising, which will send you home feeling refreshed and relaxed.

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  • Jazz Improvisation

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    The course includes learning some core repertoire and will examine the structures and techniques used to improvise. This will include ear training, blues scale, 2-5-1 progressions and jazz harmony.  Suitable instruments for this course will be brass and woodwind to include trumpet, trombone, alto and tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute.  Please enquire if you...

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  • Why do we act like that? Understanding each other

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    Why are some relationships such hard work? Why don’t you understand what I’m saying? Why can’t I say ‘no’? This simple model of communication preferences shows us how to: understand ourselves and others better; grasp what people are really saying; predict behaviour and deal with stress; flex what we do for...

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  • The FM Alexander Technique

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    On this course you engage with a practical self help approach to promote the health of your spine and prevent unnecessary mental & physical stress in life. This is an opportunity to enjoy your voice and movement with more confidence and greater ease. Thanks to Alexander’s discoveries 100 years ago you will find...

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  • Writing Songs in the Folk Style

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    This course aims to help develop songwriting skills under the broad banner of ‘folk song’. This will include everything from romantic ballads, social commentary and protest to wherever the muse may lead us!  We will be writing collectively at times as well as in small groups or individually, leading to a performance and...

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  • Chinese Brush Painting

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    This weekend course will study a number of subjects such as flower, bird, fruit, animal, fish or landscape, all taught in the traditional method of demonstration and practice. Learning will continue on Saturday evening with a presentation on painting or travel for example. This course is suitable for both beginners and the more...

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  • Read the Russian Alphabet

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    Are you planning a trip to Russia? Or are you intrigued by a new language challenge? If you want to learn to read the Russian alphabet, this one-day course is for you. We will quickly learn to recognise all 33 letters of the Russian alphabet by using familiar international words. This will be...

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  • TLC: Tender Loving Care

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    This is a practical course (non medical, non denominational) for those accompanying or visiting someone at the end of their life.  At a time of emotional distress it can be very helpful to be already equipped with an understanding of the stages in dying and how best to offer support. This knowledge may...

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  • Chinese Brush Painting

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    This weekend course will study a number of subjects such as flower, bird, fruit, animal, fish or landscape, all taught in the traditional method of demonstration and practice. Learning will continue on Saturday evening with a presentation on painting or travel for example. This course is suitable for both beginners and the more...

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  • Paper Cutting & Layered Collage for Beginners

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    During this day workshop you will be introduced to the main techniques of paper cutting. You will make samples, as well as a beautiful, larger finished piece of your own design. *Materials supplement of £3.00

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  • Parchment

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    This course is suitable for those who already have a basic knowledge of parchment craft techniques, including tracing, embossing and simple perforating.   Participants will be able to choose from a selection of patterns for greetings cards, pictures or technique samplers. Although the emphasis will be on the use of grids to create both...

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  • Bobbin Lace: Beginners & Beyond

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    Have you always wanted to make lace but are worried that it looks complicated? Are you a beginner wishing to continue to develop your skills? Are you already a lace maker but would like to continue with your work or start a new pattern? Help is at hand! This is the ideal course...

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  • Patchwork Projects for Summer

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    Come and join other patchworkers on a weekend of sewing fun. There are lots of projects to choose from. Bags, jelly roll quilts, pin cushions, placemats, table runners and more. Projects for all skill levels or bring along your own project to work on.

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  • Special Clothes

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    Students will be able to construct garments for special occasions, by using luxurious fabrics. Such as Velvet, Silk etc.  And by using more complicated dress patterns.  With expert guidance all garments will be made to a high standard and special attention will be given to details and couture finishes. Students will have more...

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  • Parchment

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    This course is suitable for those who already have a basic knowledge of parchment craft techniques, including tracing, embossing and simple perforating.   Participants will be able to choose from a selection of patterns for greetings cards, pictures or technique samplers. Although the emphasis will be on the use of grids to create both...

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  • Bobbin Lace: Beginners & Beyond

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    Have you always wanted to make lace but are worried that it looks complicated? Are you a beginner wishing to continue to develop your skills? Are you already a lace maker but would like to continue with your work or start a new pattern? Help is at hand! This is the ideal course...

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  • Discovering English Cathedrals

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    This introductory course explores the history, architecture and furnishing of Anglican Cathedrals in England. We start by looking at the ways in which cathedrals work and how they differ from parish churches. From the earliest monastic cathedrals to the more recently upgraded parish churches we will look at each one to identify its...

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  • Screen Printing, Stencilling & Stamping on Polymer Clay

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    During this course we will explore the techniques of screen printing, stencilling and stamping on polymer clay before creating lovely pieces of jewellery or other decorative items.  Screen printing - best known for fabric decoration and relatively new to the polymer clay world - creates beautiful effects quickly and easily.  Stencilling is similar,...

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  • Parchment

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    This course is suitable for those who already have a basic knowledge of parchment craft techniques, including tracing, embossing and simple perforating.   Participants will be able to choose from a selection of patterns for greetings cards, pictures or technique samplers. Although the emphasis will be on the use of grids to create both...

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  • Japanese Embroidery

    Listed on March 7, 2016 by Knuston Hall in Featured Courses

    This course is suitable for both experienced stitchers and those new to the subject. New students can either embroider a small motif using traditional threads, fabric and stitches, or if they want to make a larger commitment, make a start on the ten phase learning programme. Established students will be able to continue...

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