Applique sounds like a fancy word, but all it really means is sewing a smaller piece of fabric onto a larger one! (Now maybe I've made it sound too simple...) Once you know how to do it effectively you can create amazing designs on anything, I promise you will use it time and time again! We will show you the classic way of sewing your appliques on with zig-zag stitch, as well as reverse applique and how to do free machine embroidery. This is a fantastic way of sewing, you can literally draw with the sewing machine. You can make a sampler to practice all the different techniques, great for students who want to try something new and add into their portfolio, or if you want to make something out of your picture we've got stuffing and everything you need to make it into a beautiful cushion.
A great workshop for learning how to use a sewing machine if you've never done it before, or use your already honed skills to make beautiful lined bunting. We will show you how to design your bunting, make a pattern, sew your triangles!
We open our doors to the public 6 days a week so that you have access to our workshop to take care of your bike. £14/hour (charged by the half hour) gives you access to our tools, workstands, professional Rozone Enzymatic Parts Washer, and our brains. There's always a mechanic on shift to answer any questions - and please! Ask questions! If you're not sure about something we're here to help.
Looking for a new hobby? Be warned - Once you start you won't be able to stop embroidering everything and everywhere! Bring along an item of clothing you want to embroider on to, freshen it up and make it on trend or simply create a stitch sampler on fabric. This is a free design class, we'll show you an array of different things you can learn and you can pick and choose what suits you.
This will be 45 minutes session of of outdoor bodyweight functional training. You will work hard, sweat and most of all - enjoy the experience! At the end, we can have a discussion on nutritional goals, intuitive eating and anything else you want to ask me!
New to swing dancing? Our classes are fun and friendly, you don't need a partner and you can start any week - just turn up! Learn all the basics of swing dancing - absolute beginners can join any week, no partner needed.
Essence of Cake runs a themed cupcake decorating workshops for under 16s. Whilst having fun, you'll have a chance to learn new skills using fondant and buttercream which you can use over and over again to make cupcakes and cakes at home.
Join us in East London for an evening of vibrant artistic fun. Come to a life drawing class like no other using neon reactive arts materials to draw inspiringly colourful life models. This class explores creative drawing, moving away from the perfectionist traditional teachings of life drawing. By trying out a number of different image making techniques from continuous line to pointilism the artists are encouraged to think outside the box and create more unusual imagery.
Ever wanted to learn more about Art History, but never had the time nor could you make a commitment of signing up for something that would take many weeks and costs an arm and a leg? Than these 1 hour shots of friendly introductions is for you!
The session is open to all skill levels and an excellent introduction to drawing for beginners or experienced artists alike. We host regular drop in sessions every Wednesday evening at the Slightly Curious Studio and alternate each week between male and Female models. The sessions are untutored but help is on hand if you need any advice. The classes are fun and relaxed, no pressure, just have some fun and learn at the same time. Our sessions begin with short, gestural poses and move up to a longer sustained pose. All basic materials are provided but feel free to bring your own materials! This is ideal for anyone looking to try something new and good place for you to meet and network with fellow creatives!
These sessions are fun, informal, untutored and open to anyone. While there is always at least one tutor present to supervise, the model will sustain the same pose for the duration of the session. There will be a different model each week.
These sessions are fun, informal, untutored and open to anyone. While there is always at least one tutor present to supervise, the model leads the class through a range of poses; a few 5 minute warm-up poses, then some 10, 20, and then 45 to finish.
Fun and creative ballet classes designed to develop coordination and motor skills. Our classes provide a fun start for children wishing to experience the joy of dance in a creative and structured environment. There is a strong emphasis on performance from our team of classically trained ballerinas, who actively dance and demonstrate with the children ensuring that each class is taught in a stimulating but instructive manor. Children aged over 5 years are able to enrol for Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examinations. As with all our classes the emphasis is on inspiring the young dancer to fulfil his or her potential.
Junior Dance class with elements of Acrobatics, taught by professional choreographer and gymnast. Both boys & girls are welcome (6-10 year olds). Kids are taught classic choreography to improve their balance and coordination as well as learn basic acrobatics.
Come and learn how to Swing Dance on SwingOut Manchester's flagship class night! SwingOut Thursdays offers friendly and welcoming classes in partnered vintage dances such as the Lindy Hop, Charleston and more! With classes suitable whether you're a first time dancer or a dancer with experience, these nights are always full of fun, laughter and silliness! It is fantastic way to meet new people, learn new skills, and have a great time dancing your Thursday night away.
Looking to relax at the end of a long week? Research on meditation has shown that this practice generates significant benefits which include: - Better stress management - Improved quality of sleep - Increased clarity of thought - Increased self-awareness - Increase levels of compassion for oneself and others Each week we will explore a particular topic and understand how we can connect with this using the practice of meditation. Using the breath we will enter a deep state of relaxation followed by a guided inner journey. We will use a mix of guided visualisations and mantras to keep the mind focused. The class will run for approximately 50mins. Prepare to come out feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Come and learn about Black Pantha Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, based on martial arts concepts and philosophy founded by Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee. Speed, power, awareness, flexibility will be harnesses in this fun class. Make no limitations be your limitation.
In this session we'll explain why Vedic Meditation will work for you, how it is different from other styles like mindfulness, and what science and research says about meditation. From here, you will be able to sign up for our basic meditation course.
The classes are similar to tai chi and through the movements we receive Qi (or Chi) energy which helps us to feel revitalised and energised. At the beginning of each class we chant for around 10 minutes, which helps to open up our energy system to receive energy. At the end of each class we do 20 minutes meditation to absorb the energy we have received and reflect on ourselves. At Jung Shim our aim is to help people increase their human energy levels enabling people to feel more vibrant, more connected to the world around them and happier! Jung Shim classes are a pivotal way of achieving this and a trial class can show you how.
The Medieval & Renaissance Galleries are home to one of the world's most remarkable collections of treasures from the period, ranging from delicately carved ivories and intricate metalwork to Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks and powerful sculptures.
Saturday's have never looked this awesome (balanced AND wholesome). Join us for a Saturday session and reach your Equilibrium goals! We will be starting the day with a yoga class, followed by a meditation session (featuring a different Equilibrium tribe leader every month! Please reserve your space on our website prior to the class) In the afternoon, you can join us for Vocal Flow - a mindful, awesome choir! Live music and DJs will be playing throughout the day whilst you browse around the beautiful stalls and grab a fresh juiced some yummy vegan food - think organic skincare, ethically sourced fashion, natural oils, crystals in a little tropical oasis... Your one-stop shop for all things wellbeing. Start your weekend with a smile, a lot more energy and a little glow!