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Italian Advanced  course taught by very experienced native Italian speaker. Ideal for students who have been studying for around three or more years or have good previous knowledge of Italian.

 

Feedback from students of the Italian classes:

"Simonetta’s lessons are good fun"

" the class is very good and Simonetta is a brilliant teacher." MC

"The classes are very good." PB

"Still loving the classes so will definitely be joining again next term."

This course is a continuation of the Beginners Course started last year  and is therefore only suitable for people who have a similar level of learning. Taught by an excellent, very experienced native speaker.

 

"Alessandra is a great teacher.  Being a bit deaf I often struggle but never in Alessandra's class, she has a lovely clear voice and I can hear every word she says.  What also is good is that she has such an excellent command of the class,so it is always completely quiet when she talks which also enables not just me but everyone to hear everything she says."

"The pace of the lessons are perfect for me.  We always have a recap at the beginning of the lesson, before going on to new things.  The pace is quite fast, but I find it just right.  Importantly there are always opportunities for conversing in pairs. Alessandra's lessons are varied too, grammar teaching interspersed with activities like games and paired conversations plus of course listening to recorded Italian conversations.  All in all the lessons are excellent and I am really looking forward to next term.  It is great too that our teacher is Italian."

" I really enjoyed the lessons that I attended and thought Alessandra a wonderful teacher." JB

"Please let Alessandra know that I very much enjoyed her classes, and her enthusiasm shines through. She is a great teacher"

Taught by a native speaker,  Intermediate  is a continuation of the course started three years ago so suitable for people with prior knowledge of Italian.

Please contact Carole.heselton@verulam.herts.sch.uk to register for a place.

Feedback from current students:

"The class is still a joy to attend and the teacher is just amazing."

" the class is very good and Simonetta is a brilliant teacher." MC

"The classes are very good." PB

"Still loving the classes so will definitely be joining again next term." SR

Learn to lino print in five weeks  

Starting 28th September at Sandringham on Thursdays 7-9

For adults and children 12+ 

 

Learn to lino print at Sandringham over five weeks, led by art teacher Kerry Godfrey. 

 

The course is really for everyone – starting with the very basics for beginners, and if you feel more confident there are lots of opportunities to ramp up your practice. 

 

Please see an outline of the course below. There's room for movement if anyone wants to spend more time on design or cutting or printing – we go with the flow! 

 

Week 1: Learning the basics – designing, cutting and printing one mono coloured A6 lino print 

Week 2: Designing lino – how to design reduction prints working from your own photographs and how to transfer this onto lino 

Week 3: Exploring colour with ink and making first A5 prints

Week 4: Reduction printing – working into lino prints to create multicoloured lino prints

Week 5: Registering and offsetting lino prints and perfecting final prints

 

 

To see examples from previous groups, search for processmessart on Instagram and Facebook.

The course is ideal for  sixth formers studying art who wish to extend and develop their sketch book skills and learn new techniques as well as adults wishing to develop printing and collaging skills.  Suitable for beginners. You need not be skilled in drawing to be able to create interesting and successful images. 

This six week course will start with an introduction to drawing techniques and monoprinting, progressing into gum arabic transfer - a simple way of transfering images- to building up images to print with acrylics and ink.  You can work in a sketchbook to experiment and develop your work, and then print either small books, cards or produce your own prints for framing.

 

You will need to bring your own A2 sketchbook (ring bound good quality cartridge paper); inks, paint, rollers and other materials will be provided.

The second course this term will be suitable for people who wish to continue from the first course but will still be able to accommodate beginners.