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Art with Douglas Matthews

Douglas is a professional artist.  He runs two art classes for us.  Tuesday afternoon is an informal class where members work on their own projects with Douglas providing guidance to all alongside the occasional demonstration.  The class embraces all media and as you will be working on your individual projects any level of experience can be accommodated.  Thursday aftrenoon is a new class Sclupture in Clay.  You will learn how to use air dry clay and armatures  to create small sculptures depicting the human figure, facial sculpture and both animal and bird studies

Chair Yoga with Julie Henderson

Kundalini Chair-led yoga is a gentle series of exercises practised from a chair and focusing on building strength, balance and flexibilty.  Each class finshes with relaxation and meditation helping to reduce stress and increase overall wellbeing.  Comfortable clothing should be worn.

Community Choir with Sandra Miller

Singing is good for your health and wellbeing.  No experience is necessary and you do not need to be able to read music.  All you need is your voice and enthusiasm.  You will sing some songs, meet new people and feel all the better for it.

Fishing Skills and Fly-Tying with Sandy McIntosh

Sandy is a local ghillie so he is well qualified to teach the intricacies of fly-tying whilst imparting expert advice on where to find the fish, locating their depth, choosing the right fly and casting lures.  The class meets in Sandy’s fishing hut at Kinkell Bidge on Wednesday evening.

Jewellery Making

This course will give you a unique introduction to designing and making colourful jewellery.  You will learn the process of colouring anodised aluminium sheet metal by using varoius techniques such as direct application using pens, rubber stamps and other fun and easy to use materials.  Using these new skills you will create several pieces of high quality jewellery.  £10 is included in the course fee to cover all cost of materials.

Make a Christmas Wreath

In a morning you will make your own Christmas wreath or garland.  You can also try your hand at a table decoration.  You will be reqired to provide minimal foliage and flowers.  Basic floral bases and materials will be available at a small cost.  Details of exact requirements willbe sent out in advance.

Making the most of your iPhone

Learn how to get the most from your iPhone and/or iPad.  You will explore a whole range of tips and tricks, learn about settings, down loading Apps, shooting and editing photos together with a wide range of other techniques.  You must bring along yor device fully charged together with its charger. 

Scottish Country Dancing with Jane Rattray

Jane runs a very friendly, informal class where the emphasis is on fun.  This is an excellent way of getting some exercise for both the body and the brain as you try to memorise the dance sequences called by Jane.  Beginners are very welcome and will find that they quickly pick up the moves.

 “This class proves you can have fun while you learn and gives you lots of exercise into the bargain. You don’t have to be expert to join this class and you smile while you learn. “   Malcolm Gillies class member.

Tai Chi with Iain Naylor

Iain Naylor has been practicing Tai chi since 1980.  He is the founder of “The Hands of Light School of Tai Chi and Qi Gong.  Tai Chi is a sequence of postures that have been developed into ‘forms’ over many years.  Since 2005 Iain has trained at Wadang Mountain in China, the birthplace of tai chi and his emphasis is now on teaching these styles.  Tai chi is good for the joints and muscles.  The exercises are so gentle that it is difficult to harm yourself doing them.  Forms of tai chi have been deliberately designed to gently stretch and tone the muscles and to improve all over flexibility.

Upholstery with Bob Farmer

Bring along a small/medium piece of furniture and Bob will help you to re-upholster it.  The class is held in the metalwork room at the school.  You can access the classroom directly from the carpark via the ramp or steps, so you do not have to carry your furniture through the school.  Bob will contact any applicants before the start of term to discuss what you need to bring along on the first night.




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