Autumn Courses

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Church Explorers: Breage & Germoe with Joanna Mattingly

Course Starts
Thursday 20/10/2016
Course Notes
£7.50 (sorry, no concessions). Thursday 2.00pm - 4.00pm, Meet Up Point - Breage Church
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Germoe and Breage are neighbouring churches but very different. Germoe was one of the chapelries of Breage (Cury and Gunwalloe being the others), and is a good place to study the architecture of a local saint’s cult. Breage, the rather larger mother church, has a complete three aisle plan, transepts, and a panneled porch of […]

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Church Explorers: West Penwith with Dr Joanna Mattingly

Course Starts
Thursday 03/11/2016
Course Notes
£7.50 (sorry, no concessions). Thursday 2.00pm-4.00pm, Meet Up Point - St Buryan Church
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‘Church Explorers West Penwith’ focuses on the churches of St Levan and St Buryan. St Levan was a chapelry of St Buryan and this is reflected in its simpler architecture and lop-sided plan. St Buryan, by contrast, is a much larger and architecturally more ambitious church with an exceptional, if inaccurately, restored rood screen. During […]

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Introduction to Digital Photography (Porthleven)

Course Starts
Tuesday 04/10/2016
Course Notes
£77. Free to those in receipt of a means tested benefit. Tuesdays 4 Oct - 22 Nov, 7-9pm, + 2 Saturday workshops 1pm-4.30pm. No class 25 Oct.
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A seven week course suitable for anyone starting out with a DSLR or bridge camera wishing to get out of shooting in ‘auto’ mode! Learn how the camera uses light to create an exposure, how lighting affects photography, what shutter speeds to use to produce artistic photographs, the ‘rules’ of composition and which aperture to […]

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Creative Writing: The Journey Continues – with Douglas Bence (Looe)

Course Starts
Tuesday 13/09/2016
Course Notes
Tuesday evenings 7-9pm. No half term break. £52 - free to those in receipt of certain benefits
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Students will develop the skills required to produce a short story and a poem, both of which may be included in the Looe Literary Festival in November.

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More Bloomsbury with Sarah Latham Phillips (Lerryn)

Course Starts
Friday 25/11/2016
Course Notes
Fees: £22.50 (no concessions). Saturday day school, Friday 25 November. 10.30am - 4pm including lunch break.
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During this day-school we will consider the controversial, influential avant-garde Bloomsbury Group; painters, writers, art critics and economist, looking in detail at Lytton Strachey, Maynard Keynes, Leonard Woolf, Dora Carrington, Ottoline Morrell, Vita Sackville West, Ralph & Frances partridge and Gerald Brennan.

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Prayer Factories or Entertainment Centres? – Life & Art of the Medieval Cornish Church (Penzance) with Joanna Mattingly

Course Starts
Thursday 29/09/2016
Course Notes
Fees: £77 (free to those receiving certain benefits). 10 x Thursdays, 10.00am - 12.00pm; 12.30pm finish 1st & last session. No class 27 Oct.
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Cornwall’s medieval churches were the art galleries, theatre and TV of their day as well as ‘factories where prayers were made’. Other themes will include pilgrimage, guilds, local saints’ lives, plays, church houses and ales, crosses, chapels and holy wells. The course aims to introduce students to Medieval Catholic religion with its strange mix of […]

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Comparative Religion – World Spirituality (Truro) with David Derrington

Course Starts
Thursday 03/11/2016
Course Notes
Fees: £52 (free to those receiving certain benefits). Thursdays x 7, 10.30am-12.30pm
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By looking in detail at the six major world faiths, this course provides a greater understanding of Eastern and Western world-views, a clearer view of religion in conflict situations and a framework for spiritual development.

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Deciphering Cornish Medieval Churches – The Architectural Framework (Bodmin) with Joanna Mattingly

Course Starts
Wednesday 30/09/2015
Course Notes
Fees: £87 (free to those receiving certain benefits). 10 x Wednesday Evenings 7-9pm, 6.30pm start 1st & last session. No class 28 Oct.
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Cornwall’s medieval churches are not simple, but complex and little understood structures; this course will look at how and why churches evolved from chancel-nave to three-hall plan and the Cornish context.  This course aims to introduce students to different architectural styles e.g. Romanesque and Gothic, show the wealth of visual and documentary sources for Cornwall and […]

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Discover your Creativity (St Ives) with Jo McIntosh

Course Starts
Tuesday 04/10/2016
Course Notes
Fees: £54 (free to those receiving certain benefits); 7 x Tuesdays 10am-12pm No class 25 October
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A 7 week course for those wishing to explore and learn simple techniques to kick-start their creativity; as well as some fabric construction techniques including weaving, rag-rugging, felt making and knitting with more than wool, students can also learn simple fabric decoration including random fabric dyeing, silk painting and batik. No prior knowledge necessary. Please […]

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Get to Know Your Sewing Machine (St Ives) with Jo McIntosh

Course Starts
Thursday 22/10/2015
Course Notes
Fees: £60 (free to those receiving certain benefits); 6 x Thursday evenings 7-9pm - please note 1st & last session starts 6.30pm. No class 29 October.
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A 6 week course for those who would like to know how to use a sewing machine with confidence which will enable learners to become familiar with a sewing machine and the ways it can be used when sewing garments etc.  No prior knowledge necessary.  Topics covered as follows: Identify parts of a sewing machine; Being able […]

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