LISTINGS: Courses and Workshops - May 5 - May 12


Mask-making Workshops, design and create your own masquerade and carnival masks with artist Sarah Jane Palmer, Bloc Space Studios, Eyre Lane, 90-minute sessions, Saturday, 10am- 4.30pm, Sunday, 10am-1pm (£4 adults, £2.50 children, proceeds to Bloc Project’s Arts in Education programme bringing contemporary arts to school children in Sheffield, Karen 0750 6192981).

Reptile and Amphibian Identification, Natural History curators Paul Richards and Alistair McLean provide an introduction to British reptiles and amphibians at workshop covering evolution and classification, Weston Park Museum, Sunday, 1pm–4pm (£20/ £18, book in advance on 2782649 or email

Meet the Buyer, Peak District small arts and crafts producers can learn how to promote their products and find new outlets at event organised by the Peak District National Park’s Live & Work Rural programme, Bakewell Town Hall, Tuesday, 9.15am finishing with a buffet lunch allowing producers and buyers to network and share ideas (to take part, email or call 01629 816338 by April 28).

Painting with Plant - Paints and Twigs, in Hope, Derbyshire, Saturday, May 14 (01433 620350).

Monoprinting + Drypoint Printing from the Life Model Workshop, five-hour workshop with experienced tutor Rosemary Watson suitable for both beginners and experienced students with a friendly creative atmosphere providing an opportunity to explore aspects of the life figure through the techniques of monoprint and drypoint, Studio 22, Persistence Works , Brown Street, on Saturday, May 14, 11am-5pm (£40 + £9 models fee, pre-booking essential maximum of four participants, 2364930 /

General + Drypoint Printmaking Workshop, three-hour workshop with Rosemary Watson suitable for both beginners and those with previous experience providing an opportunity to develop existing etched or drypoint plates and explore inking and printing techniques further or to learn and explore drypoint printmaking techniques, Studio 22, Persistence Works , Brown Street, on Saturday, May 21, 2pm-5pm (£20 including all materials, pre-booking essential maximum of four participants, 2364930 /

German For Beginners, six week course to learn German in a relaxed and friendly environment, no prior knowledge required, all course materials provided, native speaker led. Bannerdale Centre, Carterknowle Road, Thursdays, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, starting May 12 (£59, 2587047 or 07805981343 or email

Workshops with a Vintage Twist at the Button Tin, Needle Case & Pin Cushion Set, May 7, Home Sweet Home, learn how to re-cycle pretty fabrics and notions to make warm and cosy items from tea cosies to cushions, May 14, The Button Tin, Central Kiosk, High Street, Rotherham, 11am-4pm unless otherwise stated (£28,

Running with Scissors, new workshops for crafty individuals, Origami Fabric Flowers, Friday May 6, Felt Jewellery, Saturday, May 21, Sock Monsters, Saturday, May 28, Mother and Baby Workshop, Saturday, June 18, Sewing Machines for Beginners, Saturday, June 25, Curtains for Beginners, Saturday, July 9, Meersbrook United Reformed Church, Chesterfield Road, Heeley ( or e-mail

Dressmakers Workshop, running classes in Dressmaking, Speed Tailoring, Textile Art, Soft Furnishings and Pattern Cutting, 10-week term, courses for beginners to advanced (Sheila Constance, 2846868 or email

Women’s Construction Centre, Wall and Floor Tiling, seven weeks, Tuesdays, 6pm-9pm from June 7 (£84); Advanced Plumbing, six weeks, Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm from June 8 (£72); Advanced Plastering, seven weeks, Thursdays, 6pm-9pm from June 9 (£84); Car Maintenance, Five weeks, Tuesdays, 6pm-8.30pm from June 14 (£50); Courses for men and women in Electrics, four weeks, Wednesdays, 6pm-8.30pm starting June 8 (£35); Buckenham Street, Burngrave (2725360, text 07813126388 or email

BBC First Click Computer Courses for Beginners, friendly, informal classes (maximum of eight people) with expert tutor - designed specifically for novices, Croft House Settlement, Garden Street (details and booking: 2491460).

Talking Politics, eight-week WEA discussion-based course looking at current political issues and ideas UK and world-wide, St. Matthew’s Rooms, Carver St., Thursdays, 10am to noon, starting May 5 (£51 full/ £3 on means-tested benefits, or Working Tax Credit and household income under £15K,, 01904 621510).

WEA 10-week Creative Writing Courses, starting this week with tutor Liz Cashdan. Writing Workshop at Ecclesall Library, Tuesdays, 2.30pm-4.30pm; Writing for Children Workshop, The Workstation, Paternoster Row, Fridays, 10an-12 starting May 6 (enrol at first session, further details: 2368361 or

Computer Courses, chance to join others and learn about using a computer and the internet, Totley Library, Thursdays, 10am-12 starting May 12, for beginners, Ecclesall Library, Thursdays, 1.30pm-3.30pm (booking essential, Nick 2662114, individual tuition also available) .

Know Your Sheffield History Trips, WEA course of nine local history trips and one illustrated talk, St Oswalds Church crypt or hall, Bannerdale Road (corner of Abbeydale Road) either Thursdays 1pm to 3.15pm or Mondays 7pm to 9.15pm starting May 5 and 9 (essential to receive programme details from Robin Fielder, 258 0575, £63/ concessions, £3 to some people receiving benefits, fee enquiries to WEA, 2423609.).

Digital Photography, eight week evening courses for beginners and intermediates, plus 1 to 1 lessons (, email, 07758193741).

Courses in Neuro Linguistic Programming, an applied psychology that can enhance your life at work, rest and play (, Lynn Holmes, 0788 6255027).

Drawing Class with Gill Gathercole, small friendly group, Planet Pot, Hangingwater Road, Nethergreen, Mondays 1.30pm-3.30pm (places now available - running till June, book for six weeks at a time, 07941 013307).

Silver Jewellery Making Workshops, small groups, individual tuition, with Annette Petch in her studio at Manor Oaks, Saturday, May 21, 10am-4pm (£75 per person, book via email or phone 07952 235985).

Nutrition Course, eight 2.5 hour modules covering diet and techniques with interesting facts and tips to improve health and well-being, and also pass on to friends and family, suitable for all, no previous knowledge required, Broomhill area, commencing May 7, 2pm-4.30pm (£225, workbook and attendance certificate provided., email or call 07860788537 for more information).

Fertility: A Natural Approach to Conception, Nim Barnes, founder of the Foresight charity specialising in a successful pre-conception care programme, will be in Sheffield to talk about her belief that people should consider a safe and natural alternative to assisted conception and to encourage the very best health possible for conception and pregnancy, Riverside Cafe, Catchbar Lane, Hillsborough, Sunday, May 15, 1.30pm - 5.30pm. (£10 , email, or call 07860 788537 to reserve a place).

Feeling Form, day of tactile experiences of shaping in clay some of the extraordinary forms and structures one can find in Nature, including the human body, at workshop in the series, Coming to Our Senses given by Constantin Court, Hiram Academy tutor, Freeman College, Sterling Works, Arundel Street, Sunday, May 16. 10am-5pm (£25/£20, book on 0797 490 6421).

Holiday Italian, five-week daytime language courses starting after Easter; fun informal classes, all materials provided, no previous knowledge required. Other levels also available (Sue McKenna , 07879 438848 or email

Forget Me Not, series of workshops run by SA Heritage to help you write your own life story as a perfect legacy for the family, six two-hour sessions guiding you through a process to capture your personal life story in small friendly groups. Places available on course at Ranmoor Parish Centre , Monday, 9.30am-11.30am starting May 9, additional course due to start June 17 (Sara or Angela, 07890494235 or 2851325).

Print Workshops, beginners and experienced artists welcome, non-toxic etching, lino and woodcut, collagraph printing techniques, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6.30pm-9pm, Fridays, 9.30am--4pm, new Saturday class, Saturday, May 7, three places left (Half or full day sessions, prices begin at £16 per evening session, email,

The Glass Fusing for Beginners, eight-week course learning to make beautiful decorative items like panels, dishes and jewellery using fused glass, open to all, Southey Green Primary School, Crowder Avenue, Southey Green, Tuesdays and Thursday, 6.30pm-9pm, also Mondays, 10am-12 (£63, concessions for people on benefits, limited spaces, contact Krishna 2323620).

Assertiveness for Parents of Children 2-11yrs, Parent Lifeline (Helpline for Parents) four-week course, Alpha House, Carver Street, Thursdays, 10am-12 noon from May 5 (£10, concessions available, includes the cost of the handbook, which participants keep, and tea or coffee & biscuits after each session, 2726575).

Beginners Internet Course for Adults, run by Tuition Extra in Crosspool in conjunction with the BBC First Click scheme. Bring your own laptop or use one of our computers, Thursday and Friday mornings (booking: Carolyn 2667007, email,

Photography, for those interested in night time photography in and around the Sheffield area (Paul 07811 280838).

Lip Reading Classes, St Mary’s Church, Walkley, Mondays, 10am; Stocksbridge Library, Thursdays, 9.30am and 12 (2423609).

Dressmaking and Creative Development, includes soft furnishings, textile art, machine embroidery, pattern cutting, The Dressmakers Workshop, Wortley Road, High Green, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am -12; Mondays and Tuesdays, 7pm -9pm (Sheila, 2846868).

RYA Day-Skipper and Yachtmaster, shorebased courses at Sheffield College (Bill Clay, 07771652123, email for details, enrol online at

VHF Radio Course, one-day VHF-DSC course for yachtsmen to satisfy the RYA and Marine Radio Operators Short Range Certificate of Competence (2214304 or email

Day Workshops in Silver Jewellery Making, suitable for beginners and intermediates offering a chance to explore silver and take home some fantastic jewellery, small and informal groups in contemporary jeweller Jessica Elizabeth’s studio, situated alongside the Harley Gallery, Welbeck, near Worksop, 10am-4pm (£68 incl. materials, 07966031016,,

Stained Glass Courses and Workshops, learn traditional and Tiffany stained glass taught by Martin McAssey from his home studio in Crosspool. Lessons are run with a maximum of four students ensuring a high level of individual tuition; classes are for beginners as well as more experienced students. Classes are available daytime, evenings and weekends (email,, 2668382 / 0776 5890192).

Cycle Maintenance Courses, practical courses in cycle maintenance and repair for beginners to the more experienced learning over three or six evenings how to clean, lube, service and repair bikes. Maintenance courses run all year round and courses in wheelbuilding are also running. ReCycleBikes, Thirlwell Road, Heeley (2507717, email or visit for advice on which course suits you).

Sheffield Language School, friendly and supportive daytime language classes for intermediate and advanced speakers in French, Spanish and Italian, no exams, no pressure, just practise speaking and grammar in small group situations, Tapton Hall, (, 2583756,

Life Drawing, develop your drawing skills working from a nude model with support, Millennium Gallery, Fridays, 10.30am–12.30pm or 1.30–3.30pm to December 10. Suitable for all abilities (£6/£5.50, no need to book).

Say It with Colour, fine art classes to learn how to see and understand colour in acrylics and paint to express yourself and enjoy it, Hangingwater Studio, Nether Green Road, Wednesday mornings and afternoons, and now Tuesdays. 6.45-9pm. Also Teenage Art, Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm (Lena 07790 795025,

Creative Textiles Classes, led by textile artist Helen Sadler, experiment and have fun working with a range of materials, fabrics and threads, Ecclesall Parish Rooms, Ringinglow Road, Thursdays, 1pm-3pm (£42 for seven sessions, booking and info: 2962752 or email

Patchwork and Quilting Lessons, workshops and individual one-to-one tuition available in comfortable and homely studio surroundings, learn the basics as you create your quilt, pillow/cushion cover, wallhanging, bag, jacket or anything else that takes your fancy. Learn the skills for fabric preparation, accurate and safe rotary cutting, sewing 1/4” patchwork seams, traditional fabric piecing, foundation piecing, applique’, celtic and stained glass technique, squaring blocks and quilts, applying borders and binding, preparing quilt layers using block technique e.g. boards, machine quilting (2969200, 07789 365661, email:

Furniture-making for Women, daytime and evening classes to learn how to use hand tools, power tools and machinery and design and make you own furniture projects, The Women’s Workshop, Sheffield City College, Granville Road (2602029).

Textile Art & Design, tutorials with Jean Golby in which students can learn how to work in voiles, felt, and metals, learn design using paint transfer, stamping fabric layering and burning using a soldering iron and patchwork cutting techniques, quilting and applique’ by hand and machine, Coterie Gallery & Fine Art Studio, Paces Campus, Pack Horse Lane, High Green, Tuesdays, 10am-12pm. Wednesdays, 10am-12 and 6pm-8pm (contact Jean on 2846571 or 07858 728721, email jeangolby@btinternet).

Business for Beginners, includes working out how much money you might make, how to sell and how to run your business, evening or daytime (Julie, 0800 0680897,

Metalwork and Jewellery classes, taught by Victoria Kershaw from her studio in Butcher Works (07973 679 062 or email

Greentop Circus Centre, Ongoing evening classes: Contemporary Dance, Mondays, 5.45pm-7.15pm; Beginners’ Trapeze, Mondays, 7.30pm-9.30pm; Youth Circus, Tuesdays, 5.30pm-8.30pm; Acrobalance Skill Share, Tuesdays, 8.30pm-10.30pm; Circus Skills, Wednesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm; Intermediate Aerial, Thursdays, 7.30pm - 9pm; Acrobalance Skill Share, Fridays, 6.30pm-8.30pm; Youth Aerial, Saturdays, 9.30am-11am St Thomas Building, Holywell Road, near Meadowhall (2448828).

Adult Drama Classes, open to all levels, Ecclesall Parish Halls, Mondays, 7pm-9pm, (07904 339024, email: or visit our website:

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, most weekends throughout the year, 9.45am-4.30pm (2304530,

Bead Jewellery Workshops, Jencel run regular workshops through the year, either project based or for beginners, individual lessons also available (, email, 2509565).

Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Classes, Craftangels, Sandygate Road, Crosspool, Fridays, 1pm-2.30pm (2667339).

Art Tutorials in Painting and Drawing, for beginners and improvers with artist Joanne Jenkins, small groups with individual support to develop technique and style, Coterie Fine Art Studio, Packhorse Lane, High Green, Tuesdays, 10 am- 12 and also 2pm - 4pm if sufficient numbers, and Thursdays, 6.30pm - 8.30pm (email or call 07746718658).

Knit & Knatter, Dressmakers Workshop, Wortley Road, High Green, first Saturday of the month, 12-2pm (£3, 2846868 for info /bookings).

Knit and Natter, beginners welcome, St Mary’s Church Hall, South Road, Walkley, every Thursday, 12.30pm to 2.30pm (£2 including refreshments, 07960 512206).

Crystal Knitters Knit ‘n’ Natter, all ages welcome, for experienced knitters/Crochet and those wanting to learn, Crystal Peaks Library, meet weekly at Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre, Thursdays, 10am-12 (, Sue 2470576).

Watercolour Art Class for Adult Beginners and Improvers, small friendly classes with lots of individual attention from experienced teacher Pamela Marshall who will demonstrate the basics as well as encouraging students to develop their own techniques, Beauchief, Tuesdays, 7pm-9pm, Wednesdays, 7.15pm-9.15pm, Thursdays 10am to noon (2748635, individual tuition by arrangement).

Say It With Colour, paint to express yourself and enjoy it. Hangingwater Studio, Fulton’s Yard, Nether Green, Tuesdays, 6.45pm-9pm (Lena 07790 795025.

Art Tuition, with qualified professional art teacher and artist Margaret Ellis, small groups, individual attention (2367380,

Painting and Drawing Classes, for beginners and improvers. Also acrylic painting workshops run through out the year with Hazel, Totley area (2366031,

Art Classes for Beginners, Coterie Gallery, Paces Campus, Packhorse Lane, High Green, every Wednesday (Joanne, 2330963, 07746 718658).

Creative Workshops, Encaustic Art, Printmaking, Silk painting, Mosaics and more, Fired Arts, Ecclesall Road (2670797

Glass Workshops, for all ages with resident artist Tracy White at her studio in the stable block, Renishaw Hall (, 07910 453606).

Abbeydale Hall French Club, small self-help group meeting weekly to improve skills by listening to, translating and speaking French, welcomes new members, Bannerdale Centre, Cartnerknowle Road, Tuesdays, 7pm (2301992, 2817678).

Spanish Refresher Course, relaxed and friendly classes, reasonable prices, qualified and experienced tutor, Spring Lane S2, starting April 27 for ten weeks (Pete 07910 088203 or email

Spanish this Autumn?, student-centred groups, daytime or evening; at all levels, with fully qualified and experienced tutor (2331355;

German Conversation, join friendly and social group to improve or top up your German, all abilities catered for, Norton College, Tuesdays, 7pm-8.30pm during term time (Alan Smith, 2257768).

German Private Tuition, experienced native German teacher offers one-to-one lessons for all levels, ages and purposes (Tamara 2584777 or 07986 111096).

Achtung!, private German language tuitition for those who need a hand with GCSE or A Level, want to brush up for a holiday, or learn from scratch (Tom, 07737446210).

Learn Italian, fun, informal classes taught by an experienced, professional tutor, Italian for Business also available (Sue 07879 438848).

Language Classes, Beginners / Intermediate / Advanced conversation / Holiday courses offered in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Greek, Mandarin, Russian in relaxed and friendly atmosphere with no exams, Thursdays, different levels between 6-9pm (Kirstie/Jo at Meadowhead School & Language College, 2372723).

Spanish Tuition, native Spanish speaker offers support in intermediate or advanced level Spanish. Also basic conversation ideal for holidays in Spain (e-mail or 07521279861).

French and Russian, private tuition at all levels with highly qualified experienced teacher (07952 572823).

Private Maths and Science Tuition, by experienced tutor, all levels taught (Dr Dianna Talib 07765 430369).

Diploma course in Neuro Linguistic Programming, NLP is an applied psychology and an effective means of communication (details visit

Baby and Child Life Saving Courses, do you know what to do if your child is choking or stops breathing? Courses for parents, grandparents and carers of babies and children can learn how to perform life saving techniques on two-hour courses in their own home, courses available evenings and weekends (01226 350908) or e mail

Foil, one hour fencing courses for beginners from 11 years to OAPs welcome, national registered, CRB checked coaches, latest safety equipment. English Institute of Sport (Sheffield), Coleridge Road, Attercliffe, first Monday of the month, 7.15pm (just turn up or Howard 07990 556823, email

Dog Training and Behaviour Courses, six-week courses of small, fun and practical classes, teaching life skills with kind fair and effective methods only for dogs and owners of all ages and abilities with friendly, qualified and experienced trainers, Puppy School, Good Dog Course, Perfect Pooches and Graduates including the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme at four levels, People & Dogs, n ow taking enrolments for September (2747665 / 07811031694 or email:,

Dog Behaviour and Training, no harsh methods used, eight-week group courses for dogs and owners of all ages/abilities in small groups with qualified instructor, plus educational workshops, behaviour counselling and 1-1 problem solving at home and local area (, Victoria 2747665 / 07811031694).

Millhouses Dog Training Classes, small classes with 25 years experience; using simple techniques which are kind, fair and effective, to enable you to have a well mannered, happy dog that all can enjoy, St Andrews Hall, Nether Edge, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9.30am. and Tuesdays 5pm & 6pm; Bradway Community Hall, Mondays, 6.30pm (booking essential, Katie Patmore: 2962271 or Jane Pooley: 2303879,

Dog Training Classes, for puppies and adult dogs, maximum of 10 dogs in the class, six week courses of one hour, friendly, fun and informative classes with ‘well behaved partners and children welcome, Trinity United Reformed Church, Ecclesall Road, Tuesdays and daytime Fridays (bookings and details from Rod Roberts 01623 482181/ 0795 7211299 or for Fridays, Polly Thomas 01623 482181/ 0795 8630391). Also Puppy School Classes, maximum of eight dogs, six weekly hour-long friendly sessions, Trinity United Reformed Church, Fridays (bookings and details from Yolande Bosman, 2509821 / 07932 417522). Further information:

Boney Fido Dog Training, tricks and fun and easy basics obedience, six week courses, St Augustine’s, Brocco Bank, Tuesdays, 7pm; Fulwood Scout Hut, Fridays, 7pm (booking essential, Liz or Dave, 2517148/ 07758 228529,

Wincobank Dog Training Club, teach gentle treat/ reward-based obedience training and socialisation for all dogs, young and old, pedigree or cross breed, junior handlers welcome accompanied by an adult, St Christophers Community Hall, Bellhouse Road, Shiregreen, every Wednesday, 7.30pm, eight-week beginners courses £25, three advanced classes available (2844255).

Presentation and Public Speaking Skills, learn to speak with clarity and confidence in meetings and seminars with private tuition for calming nerves, clearer voice and structuring ideas and information (£30 per hour/ £15 students, contact Carolynne Radcliffe, 2423425).

Age Active, Beginners Craft Class, sociable group that meets to practise all sorts of craft activities, Scout Hall, Trippet Lane, Tuesdays, 11am-1pm; Art Group, informal art class that meets to practise painting and drawing, Scout Hall, Trippet Lane, Fridays, 1pm-3pm (2766747).

Adobe Photoshop Photography Portrait Training Course, one-to-one private tuition with professional photographer, one-day intensive course aimed at those who want to develop professional editing skills and learn the inside secrets of producting images at an industry standard, other Adobe Photoshop courses available (, 01909 479828,

Clinical Supervision Group, mixed group for practising qualified and registered art therapists; psychotherapists and counsellors: providing an opportunity for CPD (continuing professional development) through inter-professional learning by HPC registered art therapist, S10, Collegiate Crescent, Wednesdays (07973 353964 or e-mail:

Art Therapy Group, and one-to-one sessions by HPC registered art therapist with 20 years of clinical experience and supervisor status, S10, Collegiate Crescent, to be offered on Wednesday afternoons, (tel: 07973 353964 or e-mail:

Dressmaking Classes, run by Jo Owen, a designer with more than 30 years experience. Suitable for all abilities. Learn how to make patterns fit and create exclusive garments for yourself. Stitched Up and Fleeced Studio, Nethergreen Road, Thursdays, 1pm-3pm (£60 for six sessions, 2303030,

Acting & Drama Coaching, individual tuition for LAMDA exams, drama school entry, public speaking and presentation, with experience professional actress and practitioner, available for all ages (£15 per 30 mins/ £12 students, contact Anita Gilbert, 07736 778401).

Art Group, small, friendly group meets with tuition available if required, beginners welcome, in Botanical Gardens, Fridays, 1pm (2210678).

Life Coach Workshops, Coach Yourself to Success coming to Sheffield demonstrating how to use simple techniques that successful life coaches use in their lives (Tracy, 07986 855991,

CV Writing Master Classes, full day-events, enabling you to present your experience in the correct style of CV under guidance from a qualified tutor, courses held at professional venues in the Sheffield area (£89 includes refreshments, lunch and typing service of draft CV and covering letters, 3352664, email,

Help with Websites, range of short courses to help you create or improve your web presence (Dave or Martin,, 2255888).

Craft Workshops, beginners and experience crafters are invited to join new weekly workshops, different topics each week (card, scrapbooking, cuttlebug, altered art), Quayside Crafts, (A & G Passenger Boats Ltd), Arch 16, Victoria Quays, Wharf Street, Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am to noon (2786314.

American Patchwork and Machine Embroidery Classes, Coterie Fine Art Gallery, Packhorse Lane, High Green, day or evening Classes can be arranged; only small groups taken to ensure individual attention (Jean Golby, 2846571, 07748611816 or email

Reflections on the Life of the Spirit, a life-enhancing course, a group exploration of the sacred texts of the Baha’i Faith, designed to help people discover their true spiritual purpose (Helen 07845 917675 or Phil and Rita, 2363758).