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Arts & Crafts


Calligraphy comes from the Greek for “beautiful writing”. Scientific research has found that writing skills are linked to the building of vital neural pathways associated with language and ideas. So knowing how to draw letters can help to build brainpower! And this course is designed to introduce beginners to the art of the written word, help them to improve their handwriting, or produce art work and written documents for special occasions.
The course will cover:

  • the three basic calligraphy styles – foundational, italic and uncial;
  • how to use pen and ink to create simple decorations and borders, and
  • simple layout exercises so your writing looks good on the page.


Following the revival of interest in knitting, exponents of the craft have become known as “Chicks with Sticks”. Now it’s the turn of crochet to take the spotlight, so welcome to the world of “Chooks with Hooks”! Crochet is easier and quicker than knitting. It’s fun and affordable (an excellent way to use up left-over yarn) and you can do it alone or with a group of friends. This program s designed to help you get started. It’s based on the classic granny square - a quick and easy way to learn. The course will cover:

  • how to hold the hook and yarn;
  • the main basic stitches and their abbreviations;
  • how to read patterns;
  • how to change colours in your work, and
  • how to join squares together to make a scarf or cushion.


Feeling creative? Never knitted before? This class will take you from the basics of learning how to hold your yarn and needles to learning the basics of casting on and off, knit and purl stitches, how to read a pattern and sew in the ends. You’ll be able to knit your own scarf (time permitting).
This class is suitable for complete beginners. Included in the materials fee is 100% pure wool, knitting needles and a pattern to make your lovely scarf. Please choose from denim blue, black, cream or grey (please provide first and second colour preferences in case of colour unavailability).



Come and explore the delights of working with ‘Polymer clay’. You can make a wide range of patterned and textured effects and your own unique jewellery. No previous experience is necessary,. This one day introduction class is also open to accompanied children from the age of 12.





View the latest Woady Yaloak Herald and Haddon Community Learning Centre Course Guide here