Take part in some of the creative workshops this autumn in Aldershot
This autumn the West End Centre in Aldershot becomes the perfect place to get creative and find a new hobby with workshops and classes for all ages.
With many opportunities to learn whilst having fun the programme features everything from pottery and life drawing to dressmaking, cake decorating and even basic Nepali plus a range of classes for children aged three and above.
Led by fully-qualified, experienced tutors in a relaxed environment, the West End Centre offers some of the best value classes in the region, with concessionary prices available and even a split payment plan to spread the cost over two months.
All of the Centre’s most popular classes return this autumn, starting in the week commencing Monday September 16, including Life Drawing, Sew-and-Sews, three Pottery sessions, Stained Glass, Drama and the famous Westy Community Choir.
In addition, there are new classes in dressmaking, experimental textiles, floral design, cake decorating and ballroom dancing, as well as creative drawing and the chance to learn basic Nepali in ‘Easy Squeezy Nepalesey’.
Monthly Makes, on the second Monday evening of every month, offer the perfect chance to relax in the Westy bar and create something special. Autumn includes felted soap bars, silk-painted cards, woven willow reindeer and hand-sewn festive-themed brooches and decorations.
The three Westy Youth Theatre groups offers children from eight to 19 the chance to build confidence, explore a range of drama techniques and get stuck in to some serious acting.
Classes for 12- to 16-year-olds are also available, in pottery and sewing, to complement school studies, develop a new skill or just to have fun. Half-term offers lots of opportunities, as part of the national The Big Draw initiative, with a free arts-and-crafts drop-in day and computer game illustration workshop.
Younger children are also encouraged to get creative, in the popular Forever Young Family Crafts sessions on the second Saturday of every month. Starting on September 14 with Wax Resist Cards, parents can make art with their children and grab some precious quality time along the way.
One-off workshops are ideal for people who cannot commit to regular classes, want to try out a new skill or develop an existing interest. From cocktail mixing and stained glass to pottery, silk-painted cushion covers, vintage table linen and life drawing, these are days full of fun and creativity. The year ends with a range of Christmas-themed workshops to make festive wreaths, table decorations, felt stockings and, of course, decorate Christmas cakes.