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THIS COURSE IS NOT RUNNING IN THE AUTUMN TERM 2017

 

Do you want to learn how to get the most out of acrylic paints? Come and learn how to create expressive and colourful seascapes and landscapes in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Learn to mix colours and apply paint using brushes and palette knives. You will experiment with various techniques befefore working on a final canvas painting using an image of your choice.

You will need to bring some brushes, acrylic paints, a sketch pad and a canvas. These materials can be bought cheaply on the internet or locally at Wilkinsons, WH Smith and other stockists.  You will be provided with a detailed list of materials when you enrol. 

Beaumont's evening language classes are for adults. Develop your conversational, reading, writing and listening skills with experienced adult teachers. Most are native speakers. Classes are stimulating, friendly and fun, with the focus on developing conversational skills alongside reading and listening. You will be advised which course books to buy. Look on the individual course pages for more details about each language class.

Classes run for ten weeks per term and are structured to run for three terms during the year, providing 30 classes in total.

Beginners Courses are suitable for people with no knowledge of the language or who have a little knowledge and wish to start learning from the beginning again. We start in September and continue throughout the Spring and Summer Term, so if you wish to join the Beginners Course in either January or May you will need to have some experience of the language already. 

Continuers Courses are for those who have been learning for about a year. They are a continuation of the beginners course from last year, but are of course open to anyone with some experience of speaking the language. 

Intermediate Courses are for those who have been learning for two years or more or who have done GCSE or O Level in the past and would like to refresh their skills. These classes are non-exam classes which will be following the GCSE syllabus.

Advanced Classes are suitable for those who are post GCSE standard.  There is a wide range of experience levels in these classes. 

Monday 7-9pm

  • Spanish Continuers Afternoon Class 
  • Spanish Continuers Evening Class  
  • French Beginners
  • Italian Continuers 
  • Italian Advanced
  • German Intermediate (GCSE non exam class) 
  • Spanish beginners

Tuesday 7 - 9pm

  • German Advanced
  • Spanish Advanced 

Wednesday 7 - 9pm

  • Italian Beginners  
  • German Beginners 
  • Spanish Intermediate ( GCSE non exam class)   

Thursday 7 - 9pm

  • Italian Intermediate
  • German Continuers 
  • Spanish Intermediate  
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THIS COURSE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN AUTUMN 2017 BUT PLEASE EMAIL TO EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST FOR FUTURE COURSES 

Discover how creative you can be working with tissues, inks, oil pastels, watercolours, acrylics, scap pictures and postcards, old labels. Explore a different theme each week, including textural landscapes, and a more abstract approach to sea, skies, trees and flowers, with Autumn/winter theming. You will learn new techniques including simple printmaking, which will help you develop and explore your own ideas. You will need to bring materials including an A2 or A3 sketchbook, acrylic and watercolour paints, glue, scissors, 2Bor 3B pencils You will be advised on collecting suitable materials for collaging. A full list will be provided before you start the course; almost all these materials are available around the house "for free." The class will be encouraged to share ideas and discuss their work in a friendly and supportive environment.

 

Suitable for beginners and more experienced artists.

 

  • Just to say that I am thoroughly enjoying the creative multimedia course through BeauSandVer. I haven't been this creative in a long time, it has unleashed some inspired pieces of work. Anne Marie the teacher is lovely and it's a very relaxed and enjoyable environment to work in. Two hours of 'Me time' which I recommend to anyone who wants to do art in a fun way. A O

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  • Ann-Marie's classes have been great. She inspires creativity and, in a gentle manner, encourages and supports all participants. I thoroughly enjoy attending and look forward to my classes throughout the week. Equally, I have learnt a lot and feel much more confident as an artist.

     

    An introduction to accessible drawing and shading techniques using pencil, charcoal and inks. Each session will focus on a different theme, including portrait, figure drawing and still life. You will need an A3 sketch pad, HB pencils and charcoal, putty rubber and sharpener. 

     

    "Ann-Marie's classes have been great. She inspires creativity and, in a gentle manner, encourages and supports all participants. I thoroughly enjoy attending and look forward to my classes throughout the week. Equally, I have learnt a lot and feel much more confident as an artist."

    Create your own individual one-off textile pieces experimenting with a range of decorative techniques including: fabric painting, free machine embroidery, hand embroidery, applique-painted bondaweb, dissolvable fabric. Make a bag, table runner, cushion cover or decorative wall hanging or item of your choice. Suitable for beginners as well as those who have attended previous courses.

     

    " Lyndsey is an inspirational and gifted teacher. She inspires us to experiment and develop our skills and ideas using fabrics and other materials. It is wonderful to use the school facilities and equipment to try new things . I have produced some lovely textile pieces and have learned so much, how to use freehand machine embroidery, to use batik methods, to use wet and needle felting and appliqué . With Lyndsey's encouragement and teaching I have gained confidence and love my two hours on a Wednesday evening. " 

    "It has been great spending time with people who enjoy being creative and Lynsey is such an encouraging teacher." JH

     

    To enrol for the course, email carole.heselton@verulam.herts.sch.uk or call Carole on 01727 754113.

     

    "It's a fabulous course - am enjoying it immensely." BR

    "The textiles course is a oasis in my busy and demanding life. I love the creativity it brings out in me. I don’t manage to finish many pieces of work, but the skills and work I learn are varied and new. I love felt making and batik and I would never had the opportunity to try either anywhere else. Thank you for putting such a great course on." MJ


    See the testimonials page for more feedback on this course.