Listings: Courses & Workshops, Talks & Lectures, Write Stuff

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July 18 - July 25 2013


Home Maintenance Course: all classes can be booked individually, open to both women and men. Plumbing (2 part), July 16 and 24, 6pm-9pm (£20) Power & Hand Tools - Fixing To Walls, July 18, 6-9pm, (£10); Plastering 10-4pm, July 20, (£20); Tiling, July 27, 10am-4pm (£20); Painting & Decorating (2 day course), August 10-11 (£40); Plastering, August 17, 10am-4pm (£20) August Car Maintenance, August 24 and 31, (two day course) (£40), Women In Construction, Arts & Technology Ltd, Buckenham Street (07813126388,

FASHION WEAR COURSE: learn to make garments with a perfect fit, and unique styling, gain City and Guilds Fashion Wear Level 2 on one year course suitable for beginners and students with some knowledge, with tutor Jo Owen, Stitched up and Fleeced studio, Nethergreen, Tuesdays, 6pm-9 pm and Thursdays, 1pm-4pm. ( , 2303030).

Creative Action Network: creative activity, classes, workshops and studio space, Drawing and Painting class, beginners and intermediate welcome, Mondays, 2.30pm - 4.30pm, (five sessions for £40, Colette 07594235815; Pottery Class, Beginners and intermediate, Mondays, 7pm-9pm (five sessions £40, Sarah 07837187930); Life Drawing, Tuesdays 7-9pm (£5/ £4, or; Drawing for Beginners, Wednesdays 7pm-9pm, Thursdays 1.30-3.30pm (five sessions for £40, Colette 07594235815; Beginners Pottery, Thursdays 7pm-9pm six sessions for £55, Sarah 07837187930); Art Journaling, :Suits all abilities, come and learn a new hobby and art technique, July 20, 27 and August 3 and 10, 2pm-4pm (£8 per session, materials will be provided, Lisa Goddard 07786318441 or email, Sheffield Independent School of Art, The Old Junior School, South View Road, Sharrow,

Diving into Watercolour Painting for the Complete Beginner: workshop aimed at complete beginners who may not have picked up a brush since primary school which will work through a series of basic washes including wet on wet techniques to build confidence and skills before painting the elements of sky, rocks and sea to create a seascape by the end of the day, Bank Street, Saturday, July 27, 10am4pm (book with Sylvia Causer on: 07919 514371 or

Computers For Everyday Life: free classes, GMB Office, Norfolk Street, Fridays, 10am to noon; Crystal Peaks Library, Peaks Square, Wednesdays, 10am to noon (2500613 to book place).

Computers at Home: free tuition for people in South West area of Sheffield who are housebound or have mobility problems (Maxine 2500613).

Rag Rug Summer School: five days tuition in learning the traditional rag rug techniques of Proddy, Scandinavian (Toothbrush rug) and American Braided/Plaited, The Art Room, Barlow, Monday, July 29, to Friday, August 2, 10am-4.30pm, morning coffee and home-made biscuits, lunch each day at Hackney House Tea Room, tea and cake in the afternoons (contact Rachael Rastrick: 01246 566989).

Hatching and Rearing Your Own Chickens: looking at hatching and rearing chickens using small scale incubators or broody hens it is aimed at small scale / back garden hen keepers who want to increase their stock or start chicken keeping from the beginning, Bank View Farm, Totley, Sunday, August 4, 10am to 12.30pm, (Rachel Wall 07889 791164,, e-mail ,

Stitched Up and Fleeced Studiod: City & Guilds and other courses in Textiles, Design, Embroidery, Felt Making and Fashion. Lead tutor Sue Lancaster BA Hons. Embroidery, PGCE Art, FSDC. Stitched Up and Fleeced Studio, Nethergreen (07879424989 or email

Running with Scissors – Workshops for crafty individuals. Sewing Machines for Beginners, Saturday, September 14, Curtains for Beginners, Saturday, September 14, Make your Own Lampshade, Saturday, September 21, Freehand Machine Embroidery and Water Soluble Fabric, Saturday, September 21, Patchwork Cushion Cover, Saturday, September 28, 101 ways to Create Felt, Saturday, September 28, Creative Print Making, Saturday, October 5, Screen Printing with Embroidery Hoops, Saturday, October 19, Zips and Buttons, Saturday, October 19, Knitting for Beginners, Saturday, November 2, Sewing Machines for Beginners, November 16, Make your Own lampshade, November 16, A-Line Skirt in a Day, November 23, Crochet for Beginners / Granny Squares, November 30. Dress in a Day, bag making and Xmas crafts coming soon. Bring your own sewing machine, or book one to use at the sewing workshops. Private tuition, craft parties for private groups and hen parties are also available. Workshops are held at Harland Works, John Street, off Bramall Lane ( or or e-mail twitter: @rwssheffield). Sketch on your iPad: course aimed at beginners who want to create digital drawings (like David Hockney does) on their iPad. Friendly half day course in small groups with coffee and cake included (email, 0781 2181169).

Make Your Own Signature Perfume: workshop offers opportunity to create and blend your own unique fragrance while learning about the history of perfume making, experiencing a range of beautiful and exotic oils, then discover how they are blended into exquisite fragrances ( £55 includes afternoon tea and glass of bubbly, (Alison Zwaard on 07947002527

Dressmakers Workshop: enrolling for the following 10-week classes - Dressmaking & Creative Development, Speed Tailoring, Textile Art, Design & Pattern Cutting.,Tuesday evenings, Wednesdays and Friday morning, and new class on Saturdays; to suit all, from beginners to advanced, students, Dressmakers Workshop, Wortley Road, Saturdays, 2pm-4pm (2846868, email

Career Circles: Inova Consultancy offer fully-funded career coaching to help those out of work or in education build up their soft skills to enter the labour market successfully. Limited opportunities available now in Sheffield (book a place:, 2799091,

Creative Techniques (Ceramics): new City & Guilds course at Hope Valley College, Wednesdays, 1.30pm - 4.30 pm ( 01433 620662 or email

VHF RADIO COURSE: One day VHF-DSC course for yachtsmen, to satisfy the RYA and Marine Radio Operators Short Range Certificate of Competence (call Bill Clay on 2214304 or email for details).

.ART WORKSHOPS: given throughout the year by Hazel Lale, acrylics, watercolour, mixed media, in all subjects ( or

Creative Edge Phase 2 Adult Learning Courses: project that champions inclusion and community within the city centre through the creative arts with free courses ranging from Creative Writing, African Dance Fusion, Photography to Creative Writing and Drumming. All abilities and backgrounds welcome, Sheffield Cathedral (full programme details,

Forget Me Not: introductory workshop designed to guide and motivate you in writing your own life story, Fulwood Inn, Fridays, 10.30am-12.30pm (£10 a week, Angela 2851325, email

Your Art:, space where beginners and those who are more experienced can meet in a relaxed environment and enjoy the pleasure of art, paint and paper supplied, advice given on request, Hanover Hall, Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Wednesday and Thursday, 1pm-3pm.

Stained Glass Classes: learn traditional and Tiffany stained glass. New 10 and 12-week courses at Crosspool home studio of tutor Martin McAssey and are available daytime and evening. Each class as a maximum of four students. Also available introduction one day workshops in traditional and Tiffany stained glass (, 2668382 or

Jewellery Day Workshop / Evening Classes: learn how to make lovely silver jewellery using traditional techniques, either t introduction or refresher course with maximum of six students allowing lots of one-to-one support (for more information and dates contact: Victoria on 07973 679 062 or 01142525880 or

Art Classes for Beginners and Advanced: courses are held in a studio setting and offer an introduction to a variety of materials and techniques and guidance with individual projects, daytime and evening classes of two hours duration, materials supplied (£85 per term, contact Stephen Barnell, 120 Upperthorpe, 2330356 or email

Stained Glass Workshop: no previous experience or artistic background required; all levels welcome, tools, equipment and materials available, Walkley Community Centre, Fir Street (off South Road), Walkley, Mondays, 8pm-9.30pm, Tuesday mornings, Wednesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm (Natasha Sorrell, 07726963827).

Aspect Training: free courses in Health & Social Care including inductions, diplomas, apprenticeships and statutory training. Now enrolling for Diploma in Health & Social Care. Funding available (, 2472772, or email

The Academy SPACE (Sheffield Psychotherapy and Counselling Education): Places available for September 2013 for Diploma in Counselling (to BACP standards); Foundations of Counselling; Taster Modules; all courses delivered by experienced, qualified tutor practitioners. Open Afternoon, Saturday June 8, 2pm-4pm (

DIY for Women: learn how to fix to walls, put up shelves, fit locks and make your own project, Women’s Workshop, Sheffield College, Granville Road, Wednesdays, 1pm-4pm (2602029,

A First Look at Chinese Literature: Age Concern course for anyone with an interest in reading, small friendly group, Wednesday mornings, city centre (Jenny King, 2366225).

Dressmaking Classes: suitable for all abilities. Learn how to make a pattern fit you and create an exclusive garment. Run by Jo Owen a tutor with considerable experience in garment construction, Stitched up and Fleeced studio, 49 Nethergreen Road, Tuesday 7-9 pm Thursdays 2-4 pm Tel. 0114 2303030

Digital Photography: evening course, ten-week course based at Silverdale School now book, 1 to 1 digital photography lessons also available (,, 07758193741).

Esol Classes: learn basic English, with qualified teachers and supporters, gain help with speaking, listening and writing, make new friends, Hanover Hall, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Mondays, 10am until noon and 1pm until 3pm.

Introduction to Cheesemaking Course: one-day course with expert cheesemaker Chris Ashby during which participants will make a camembert style cheese, a mozzarella and a soft lemon cheese, Hartingtons School of Food, Bakewell, various dates throughout the year, (, 01629 888 586).

Artisan Breadmaking: range of courses with master bakers during the week and at weekends including Introduction to Breadmaking, Sourdough Breadmaking and French Breadmaking, Hartingtons School of Food, Bakewell, (, 01629 888586).

Integrating The Mind and Heart: year-long Anthroposophy foundation course consisting of talks, conversations and creative exercises in thinking and observation, learning to be

attentive to our own experiences, 78 Cherry Tree Road, Nether Edge, Mondays, 7.30-9.30pm (£5/ £3 per session, or give what you can afford, 0797 4906421,

Art Over 50s: Relaxed, friendly group, all ability levels, beginners welcome, experienced tutor, Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Monday mornings (first session free, contact Dennis 2481433).

History Classes: with tutor Lloyd Powell resume at Queen Heads pub, Mondays: Local History, 10.15am-12.15pm, British History, 1.15pm-3.15pm; Thursdays Egyptology, 10.15am-12.15pm, History of Ancient Palestine, 1.15pm-3.15pm (£5 each session, all welcome, 2334744).

City and Guilds Feltmaking Level 2: experiments and developments through traditional and contemporary processes to design and make 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional items in felt, Stitched Up and Fleeced Studio, Nethergreen, Thursdays, 9am to noon ( or

Cathie’s Classes: daytime sewing classes for all skill levels. Small friendly classes where you can adapt patterns to your own design, fit clothes to your bodyshape and learn sewing techniques, bring your own dressmaking project and be guided through the process. Hagglers Corner, Queens Road, Mondays and Thursdays, 10am - 12, 12.30pm -2.30pm (booking essential, 07905 250826,

Adults Drawing & Painting Class: small, friendly class run by artist Gill Gathercole for anyone who wants to develop their drawing and painting skills. Still-life, portraiture, and landscape are the subjects explored, along with a variety of medium: pencil, charcoal, pen&ink, pastel and acrylic, Planet Pot, Hangingwater Road, Nethergreen, Mondays, 7.30pm-9.30pm run in six week blocks throughout the year (£48 per six week, Gill on 2818835 or 07941 013307).

Watercolour Painting and Drawing Classes: new four-week taster sessions for maximum of 10 students, individual attention and demonstrations by prize-winning local artist Pamela Marshall with more than 30 years teaching experience, one to one tuition also available (2748635).

Watercolour course for beginners: nine weeks expert tuition with professional artist and experienced tutor Brian Smith, Old School, Dore, 7pm-9.30pm, further courses available to continue development (visit for full course itinerary. To book Tel; 0771 4262139 or e-mail:

Glass Fusing Workshops: one day taster workshop giving an introduction and overview of the art form with encouragement to experiment with various materials and techniques to produce stunning effects on glass, making dichroic glass jewellery, coasters, dishes or freestanding sculptures, all glass and materials provided, held in Nether Edge studio (£55 includes three course lunc, maximum of six participants, contact Alison Zwaard on 07947002527 for dates and booking,

Precious Metal Clay Workshops: learn how to design and create silver jewellery in just a day using Precious Metal Clay (PMC), learning the basic techniques of handling, shaping, texturing, stone setting, firing and finishing jewellery to a professional standard, (£55 includes three course lunch, plus charge for PMC, all other materials included, contact Alison Zwaard on 07947002527 for dates and booking,

Get Ready for English: introductory course to enable participants to find the right starting point, gain confidence and skills and decide the right individual progression route, tutor Lesley Browett, Creative Textile Classes: led by textile artist/designer Helen Sadler at which participants can experiment and have fun working with a range of materials, fabrics and threads, Ecclesall Parish Rooms, Ringinglow Road, Thursdays. 1pm-3pm (£6 per session, 2962752 or email helensadler47

Social Media Confidence: 1 to 1 courses tailored to help you use Twitter, Linked In and more for business or career profiles (Karen Perkins 07971 881251).

Nutrition Courses: suitable for all, learning how to improve health, increase energy and vitality and achieve the right individual weight, eight three-hour modules over four weeks, no previous knowledge or homework is required, small group, maximum of eight, evening and afternoon dates now available (£250,, 07860 788537).

Computer Sessions for Beginners: learn how to send emails, access the Internet, etc, Sharrow Community Forum, South View Road, Sharrow, Wednesdays, 9am-4pm, Fridays, 9am-1pm (2500613/ 2508384).

Printmaking Classes: taught by award winning artist and educator Peter York, Monday and Wednesday evenings, all day Thursday and Friday (2580110/ 07749216291,,

Free Beginners Computer Training: introducing computers and word processing and the Internet at free courses designed for anyone who has no knowledge of using computers, BBC Sheffield, Shoreham Street, Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays all day, 9.30am to 5pm, half days Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am to 12. Enrolments at 9.15am.

Puppy School Courses: fun, informal, positive and educational six-week training courses for puppies from 11-20 weeks of age, children welcome, qualified and Accredited instructor and behaviourist, member of the APDT. Kennel Club Listed and approved by vets and rescue centres (Victoria 2747665,

Maths Tuition: experienced teacher offers help to adults and young people who struggle with Maths or want to improve their grades. Basic numeracy through to A’level (Rosie 07981004326).

Art Courses: regular six week courses for beginners and competent amateurs taking them on an exciting road to explore the wonderful watercolour medium at studio in Ecclesall, follow-up membership groups for those who wish to continue, individual tuition available (Stephen Coates 07887 900918,

Clay Club at Planet Pot: learn how to sculpt clay and make soap dishes, flower pots, dip and fruit bowls and lots more, at Hangingwater Road, Nether Green, and Machon Bank Road, Nether Edge (£48 for six-week course including all materials, 2306479/ 2587402, email or,

Craft Club: knitting, stitching and crochet in a relaxed creative atmosphere, suitable for all ages and abilities, Millennium Gallery, Mondays, 10.30am–12.30pm (free, no need to book).

NCT Antenatal Courses: in Central, North, West and South East Sheffield to help explore choices around labour, birth and parenting in small, interactive classes where new parents can share experiences, find out about local maternity services, learn practice skills for labour and parenting. Also now running new Relax, Stretch and Breathe classes in Sheffield (0844 243 6852, e-mail,

Lip Reading classes: St Mary’s Church, South Road, Walkley, Mondays, 10am-12; Stocksbridge Library, Thursdays, 9.30am-11.30am and 12.15pm-2.15pm (07717742483).

Adult Drama Classes: for young and old, beginner or experienced; have fun, learn new skills and work towards a small production Easy Street Academy of Performing Arts, Little London Road, Saturdays, 12.30pm-2.30pm (£12 per session, payable half-termly, 07788594133).

Want to learn Dutch?: experienced, qualified tutor, native Dutch speaker, offers courses at all levels, daytime or evening (email, 2680312).

Creative Textile Classes, experiment and have fun with a range of materials, fabrics and threads, Ecclesall Parish Rooms, Ringinglow Road, Thursdays 1pm-3pm (£6 per session, 2962752 or email

Sheffield School of Pilates, pilates carefully taught at all levels. Builds core strength, improves flexibility and promotes well-being of mind and body, Millhouses area (2364006).

Spanish this Summer? student centred groups, daytime or evening: at all levels, with fully qualified and experienced tutor, e-mail state level or phone 2331355.

Textiles Classes in Sharrow, weekly classes in contemporary crochet and contemporary embroidery and applique, specialist and introductory, Saturday: introduction to Afghan blanket crochet stitch, (email or 07842757379,

City and Guilds Fashion Wear Level 2, learn to make garments to a high standard, for beginners and students with some experience, with tutor Jo Owen to guide you through many dressmaking techniques and associated information on dressmaking, including a design for craft module, Stitched Up and Fleeced Studio, Nethergreen, Tuesdays, 6pm-9pm or Thursdays, 1pm-4pm from September (

Maths Tuition up to GCSE level, with qualified, experienced and very patient teacher who specialises in building confidence in young people and adults who worry about maths (Rosie 07735 065733, first session free with no obligation to continue).

German Language Tuition, from native speaker, all ages and abilities, conversation and business level available, one-to-one and group tuition (2587047 or 07805981343 or email

Drystone Walling for Beginners, one and two-day courses in groups of four with Will Husband, DSWA-approved instructor, walling tools, work gloves and safety goggles provided, Blackbrook Farm, off A57, Rivelin Valley, Saturdays, 9.45am-4.30pm, see website for dates (2304530,

Feltmaking and Textiles, now booking for weekend, evening and private workshops, Studio 2, The Butcher Works, Arundel Street, also weekday Creative Craft workshops specialising in a variety of art, craft and design based activities for people with learning disabilities, physical and sensory impairments ( or email

Drawing for Beginners, learn the five basic skills to create realistic drawings and develop creativity in a fun and supportive class, Planet Pot, Hangingwater Road, Nether Green (2306479) or Machon Bank Road, Nether Edge (2587402), Mondays 6.30pm-8pm (£40 for five-week course, materials included, email or

Boney Fido Dog Training, 1-2-1 training and courses: Perfect Pups; Basic obedience (indoor & follow-on outdoor); Agility; Clicker, & Retrieving. Venues: Trinity Church, S11 Wednesdays; St Augustine’s, S11 Fridays; Sportsman Inn, S10, Saturdays (booking essential, call Liz 2517148, Self Protection classes, Ronin Self Protection Systems, BCA (British Combat Association) affiliated club, The Source, near Meadowhall, Tuesday and Friday, 7.15pm to 8.45pm (£6 per lesson/ reduced block booking rates, first lesson is free, then

Relationship Help, qualified and experienced Relationship and Sex Therapist (Carol on 07773 844 864 or email (£50 per one hour session).

Printmaking and paper art workshop, lessons with Jean Cherry, experienced multi media printmaker and paper artist, have fun in Jean Cherry’s attic studio making colourful, innovative prints experimenting with the following: linocut, monoprint, collagraph, chine colle, rubber stamps, found materials, also make diverse paper structures, where sheet is changed into form, times flexible and by mutual agreement (maximum 2 students, £30 per person per 3 hour session, tel: 2366885, e-mail:


Legends, Lore and Locals – Tales from the Lost Village of Wadsley: Ron Clayton to Hillsborough and Owlerton Local History Group, Hillsborough Sports Arena, Hillsborough Park, Thursday, July 18, 7.45pm (2863017).

The Fall and Rise of the Chesterfield Canal: talk by John Lower, Coal Aston Methodist Church, Tuesday, 7.30pm ( £3 inc. refreshments, 01246 414847 to book)..


Are You a Frustrated Poet?: for those who would like to develop skills and confidence and get useful and supportive feedback on what they are writing or else would like to learn to write, or learn more about poetry and poets, in a community-based daytime group (, 2331355).

Sheffield Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Group: Old Queens Head, Pond Street, first and third Monday, 7.30pm.

Sheffield Writers Resource Centre: information and advice, Main Lending Library, Surrey Street, Wednesdays, 5.15pm-7.30pm (2734711).

Sheffield Writers’ Club: fortnightly informal meetings where visitors are welcome to join poets, novelists, short story writers, etc around the table and read their own work or just listen to what others have produced, receive helpful advice and feedback from like minded people, Quaker Meeting House, St James’ Street, alternate Mondays 2pm to 4pm, (£2 per session including refreshments, 2668641).

Baby-friendly Book Group: reading group for grown-ups where babies are welcome meeting in the Hunter’s Bar/Greystones area every 4-6 weeks for a relaxed and informal discussion about a book chosen by members of the group. (Rachel on 07941 454195 or at