New brochure of arts courses at Embrace Arts
The University of Leicester’s arts centre, Embrace Arts, has published its new Creative Learning September 2011-April 2012 brochure (PDF). The brochure covers a wide range of artistic and creative fields including painting, skecthing, sculpture, music, signing, dance, photography, jewellery-making, drama, art history, literary criticism and more.
Whether you’re looking for a three-month course in Bollywood dancing or an afternoon’s poetry appreciation, you’ll find it at Embrace Arts.
Try some of these for size:
Under the sea
Five Monday afternoons from 7 November 2011
Study the sea bed, its base formation and the rich variety of life forms to produce realistic or abstract works using a range of unusual as well as traditional materials and techniques.
Four Wednesday evenings from 9 November 2011
Learn all the basic stitches while dreaming up unique works of art that brighten up any dull corner of the world, inside or out.
Bhangra and Bollywood
Ten Monday evenings from 16 January 2012
Bollywood dance is portrayed in Indian films and Bhangra is a traditional dance of the Punjab state. Good exercise, fun and entertaining.
Eight Venetian painters
Ten Tuesday afternoons from 17 January 2012
Enjoy the delight in colour and drama which marks the work of 15th and 16th century Venetian artists including Bellini, Carpaccio, Titian, Bassano and Tintoretto.
The shorter fiction of Joseph Conrad
Ten Tuesday evenings from 17 January 2012
Explore the narrative manner and the picture of human life in the shorter works of Joseph Conrad, including Heart of Darkness, Typhoon and The Secret Sharer.
The art of collage
Ten Thursday afternoons from 19 January 2012
Acquire new skills and techniques in this exploration of the many and varied ways of creating collage artwork.
Saturday 11 February 2012
A twist on the traditional event where you get to take home lots of scribbly portraits of you done by strangers instead of phone numbers.
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March 2012
Immerse yourself over two days in learning how to make your own fashion jewellery using simple materials and techniques to create designs for everyday use.
You can find full details of all courses and workshops on the Embrace Arts website or pick up a brochure (information is also available as Braille, large print, CD or audiotape). Embrace Arts is fully disabled accessible and free places are available to personal assistants of disabled learners attending courses.
Plus, if you book before 31 August 2011 you will be entered into a prize draw to win back your fee.