Botanical illustration – Autumn 2016

botanical drawingThis course, which is for all levels of ability, will focus on helping you to develop the observational, drawing and painting skills necessary to depict plant life in detail or in a more expressive way. We will work from life and from photographs.

Tutor – Cheryl Wilbraham
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 23 September 2016
Course Ref – C2336472

Online enrolment is available from 5 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

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Painting in watercolour – Autumn 2016

PaintbrushesWhatever subject you are interested in painting, this class will help you to focus on developing your watercolour skills. You will be taught the principles of painting in watercolour and encouraged to develop them at your own pace and in your own style.

Tutor – Cheryl Wilbraham
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 23 September 2016
Course Ref – C2336474

Online enrolment is available from 5 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Tai Chi and Qigong for health and relaxation – Autumn 2016

Guilin Tai Chi on LakeThis beneficial way to exercise combines body movement and mental stimulation. It also helps posture and co-ordination. The gentle and slow movements energise the body without undue strain on joints and muscles. Practised regularly it will help to relieve stress and tension and increase a sense of wellbeing.

Tutor – Janette Jackson
Fee – £80.85 or Free
Venue – Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yard, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1DS
Date – Friday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 14 meetings from 23 September 2016
Course Ref – C2336445

Online enrolment is available from 5 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Stone circles of the Peak (Derby WEA Day School Summer 2016)

Arbor Low Stone Circle
Tutor: Mike Attwell
Date: Friday 6th May 2016 10.00am – 12.00pm at The Mill
Field trip: Friday 13th May 2016 10.00am – 1.00pm (finish at Birchover)
Meeting place for Field Trip: Arbor Low car park at 10.00 am. Grid reference SK161636
Meeting place for transport sharing: The Mill at 9.15 am.
Fee: £10.00

The first session will introduce you to the stone circles of Derbyshire and place them in context in the later prehistoric period. This will be followed by a field trip to visit some of the best preserved sites.

To enrol for this day school please send payment to the WEA Derby Office:
All cheques payable to: WEA Derby Branch – please do NOT include with course fees.

The architecture of authority (Derby WEA Day School Summer 2016)

Elizabeth I
Tutor: Richard Stone
Date: Friday 20 May 2016 9.30am – 4.00pm (includes 30mins for lunch – please bring your own)
Fee: £16.00

How was administrative power constructed and expressed in Medieval and early-modern England? We will explore the architecture, art and artefacts of royal, episcopal, municipal and judicial authority from the coronation of Edward the Confessor to the official portraits of Elizabeth I

To enrol for this day school please send payment to the WEA Derby Office:
All cheques payable to: WEA Derby Branch – please do NOT include with course fees.

Eyam Field Trip (Derby WEA Day School Summer 2016)

Eyam tombstone

Tutor: Richard Stone
Date: Friday 22 July 2016 10.00 – 4.00pm.
Start at The Mill, Derby, until 11.30am, followed by coach to Eyam for lunch & guided walk. Return at 4pm
Fee: £16.00

350 years ago the Plague arrived in the Derbyshire Peak District village of Eyam. We will start at The Mill exploring the traumatic event and its context, followed by a visit to Eyam for a guided walk. (Either bring sandwiches or buy lunch in Eyam)

To enrol for this day school please send payment to the WEA Derby Office:
All cheques payable to: WEA Derby Branch – please do NOT include with course fees.

Introduction to Tai Chi and Health Qigong- Summer 2016

ENERGIEPLATZ® - HOTEL WALDESRUHEThis course is suitable for complete beginners, introducing them to a highly beneficial way to exercise combining body movement and mental stimulation. The gentle movements energise the body without placing undue strain on joints and muscles. Practised regularly it will relieve stress and tension, increasing a sense of wellbeing.

Tutor – Lusia Green
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – West End Community Centre, Mackworth Road, Derby DE22 3BL
Date – Thursday 10:30am – 12:00pm, 9 meetings from 14 April 2016
Course Ref – C2335662
Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Prayer, place & politics: Victorian England- Spring 2016

Queen Victoria / La reine VictoriaStarting with an examination of the 1851 Religious Census the course will examine how the established Church and non-conformist groups developed and their response to the twin challenges of industrialisation and urbanisation.

Tutor – Richard Stone
Fee – £80.85 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 10 meetings from 8 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335608

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Botanical illustration- Spring 2016

Garden TulipThis course which is for all levels of ability, will focus on helping you to develop the observational, drawing and painting skills necessary to depict plant life in detail or in a more expressive way. We will work from life and from photographs.

Tutor – Cheryl Wilbraham
Fee – £80.85 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 10 meetings from 8 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335616

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Painting in watercolour- Spring 2016

watercolorWhether your interests lie in landscape, still life or portraiture, this class will help you to focus on developing your watercolour skills. You will be able to develop at your own pace and in your own style.

Tutor – Cheryl Wilbraham
Fee – £80.85 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 10 meetings from 8 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335617

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Tai Chi and Qigong for health and relaxation- Spring 2016

Tai ChiThis highly beneficial way to exercise combines body movement and mental stimulation. The gentle movements energise the body without putting undue strain on joints and muscles. Practiced regularly, will help to relieve stress and tension, increasing a sense of wellbeing.

Tutor – Lusia Green
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yard, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1DS
Date – Friday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 9 meetings from 29 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335665

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Tai Chi and Qigong for health and relaxation- Summer 2016

Tai Chi in the rainThis highly beneficial way to exercise combines body movement and mental stimulation. The gentle movements energise the body without putting undue strain on joints and muscles. Practiced regularly, will help to relieve stress and tension, increasing a sense of wellbeing.

Tutor – Lusia Green
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yard, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1DS
Date – Friday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 9 meetings from 29 April 2016
Course Ref – C2335666

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Textiles: print, paint, stitch- Summer 2016

Purple and Black ChiffonExplore floral themes through textile art. Flowers will be the starting point for this short course and will be used as inspiration for printing, dyeing, stitching and many more textile and mixed media techniques.

Tutor – Roz Beeson
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 10:00am-3:00pm, 3 meetings from 6 May 2016
Course Ref – C2335733

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Magna Carta: its relevance today- Summer 2016

Magna Carta Tour at New-York Historical SocietyThe history of Magna Carta 1215 will be explored but its influence on subsequent movements and legislation over the centuries and its effect on the process of freedom at home and abroad will be the focus of the course.

Tutor – Kevin Brown
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 10:00am-12:00pm, 7 meetings from 10 June 2016
Course Ref – C2335775

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Botanical illustration – Autumn 2015

PomegranateThis course which is for all levels of ability, will focus on helping you to develop the observational, drawing and painting skills necessary to depict plant life in detail or in a more expressive way. We will work from life and from photographs.

Tutor – Cheryl Wilbraham
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 10:00am-12:00pm, 11 meetings from 18 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334934
Online enrolment is available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online