Courses and Workshops

Short Courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paths to Creative Writing

Does the blank page frighten you? Do you have ambitions to write but don’t know where to start? Do you have stories to tell but feel uncertain which form speaks best for you? Paths to Creative Writing is designed to explore the different possibilities of writing a narrative and develop your creative writing skills.

Through a series of workshops, discussions, readings and writing exercises, you will explore four different genres: the short story, flash fiction, prose poetry and the lyric essay. Each week promises to discuss various contemporary writers as well as offer writing exercise to generate ideas for your own practice. There will be opportunities for constructive feedback, and at the end of the course to showcase your writing with a performance of your work at The Exchange.

Dates and Times

This course will run from 10am – 12.30pm on:

  • Wed 26th September 2018
  • Wed 3rd October 2018
  • Wed 10th October 2018
  • Wed 17th October  2018
  • Wed 31st October 2018
  • Wed 7th November 2018
  • Wed 14th November 2018
  • Wed 28th November 2018

Price

The full cost of this 8- week course is £155.

Please visit St. Mary’s Short Courses Page for full details.

 

The Short Story

“A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.” – Lorrie Moore

Write the love affair and take your photographs with words, learn to create your narratives in the short story form.  This 8-week course will explore a number of different short stories through group discussions. In a nurturing and friendly environment, we will identify the ingredients of a short story, investigate what makes a successful short story, and plan and develop our own ideas for our short narratives.

London based poet and creative writing tutor, Agnieszka Studzinska has an MA in creative Writing from the UEA, and is currently working towards her PhD at Royal Holloway. Her debut collection, Snow Calling was shortlisted for the London New Poetry Award in 2010.  Her second collection, What Things Are is published by Eyewear Publishing. She has had poems published in various anthologies and is currently working on her third collection called, The Branches of a House.

Dates and Times

The course will run from 10am – 12.30pm on:

  • Thursday 27th September 2018
  • Thursday 4th  October 2018
  • Thursday 11th October 2018
  • Thursday 18th October 2018
  • Thursday 25th October 2018
  • Thursday 1st November 2018
  • Thursday 8th November 2018
  • Thursday 15th November 2018

Price

The full cost of this 8 week course is £155

For more details and to book visit St. Mary’s Short Courses

 

Make-Up Courses

One day Themed Face Painting workshop

This workshop is designed to enable Learners to practically study the techniques required for face painting.  You will learn how to use sponges and brushes to create various themes and genres, from super heroes to animals!  This workshop would be suitable for anyone wishing to face paint at parties, fairs, festivals, theatrical performances and much, much more!

This workshop will be delivered at The Exchange, located in central Twickenham.

Dates and Times: Wednesday 17th October 2018, from 9am – 3pm

This is a one day workshop.

The full cost is £85 and includes materials for the day.

Please visit St. Mary’s Short Courses Page for full details.

 

One day Themed Special Effects Make-Up Workshop

-This workshop is designed to enable Learners to create special effects using make up.  You will learn how to use prosthetics, sponges and brushes to create scabs, cuts, stiches, bruises to create special effects. This workshop would be suitable for anyone wishing to create themes for fancy dress parties, festivals, theatrical performances and much, much more!

This workshop will be delivered at The Exchange, located in central Twickenham.

Dates and Times: Wednesday 28th November 2018, from 9am – 3pm

This is a one day workshop.

The full cost is £99 and includes materials for the day.

Please visit St. Mary’s Short Courses Page for full details.

 

Adult Art Workshop

This 6 week introductory course is suitable for complete beginners or those who would like to develop their artistic skills in a fun, creative, supportive environment.  During the course learners will explore drawing and painting using pencil, watercolours and acrylic paint.  Classes will include a range of materials, tools and methods and will focus on observation and still life.

The classes are delivered by Sandra Beccarelli, a London based artist with a wealth of experience as a tutor and contemporary artist.

Dates and Times

The course will run on Wednesdays from 10am – 1pm on:

  • November 7th – December 12th 2018

Price

£145 – Students will need to supply their own art materials (including eraser, sketch pad, pencils, brushes and paint).

please visit St. Mary’s Short Courses for more details and how to book.

 

Performing Arts

 

 

 

Wellbeing & Fitness

  • Asha Yoga – hatha yoga for all with Rachel – Friday at 8:10am – 9.10am in Studio 1 (4th Floor). For more details and booking please contact hrburgess@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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