Hampshire Cultural Trust

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This map pinpoints some of the most exciting cultural venues in Hampshire.

We will showcase, connect and empower its creative economy

Classes & workshops for 16+

Have fun, get creative and find a new skill (or develop an existing talent) with one of our popular term-time classes.

All materials are included in the price unless otherwise stated. Please arrive 15 mins before your first class to register. For further information please give us a call on 01425 612 393.

Thanks to support from Hampshire Futures (HF), participants in receipt of the following benefits can claim 50% off the cost of some of the classes and workshops (as indicated). Working tax credit, income support, universal credit, council tax reduction, housing benefit, state pension, those who live in households where children are eligible for free school meals; those aged 19-25 who were formerly in the care of Hampshire County Council (Care Leaver); asylum seekers (or their dependant) in receipt of the equivalent of income based benefit (assistance under the terms of the 1999 Immigration and Asylum Act). Qualifying evidence must be shown when booking.

Mondays 8 January to 19 March, 11.15am - 12.15pm
Wednesdays 10 , 17 & 24 January; 14, 21, 28 February; 7 & 14 March 6pm-7pm
Learn the basic steps of tap and create a number of dance routines.
Tutor: Lucy Kellerher
Monday: £60, £30 HF
Wednesday: £42, £21 HF

Mondays 8 January to 19 March, 10am-11am
Wednesdays 10 January to 21 March, 8pm-9pm
For those with at least one year’s tap experience, apply knowledge of basic tap steps putting them into combinations and routines.  Tap shoes required.
Tutor: Lucy Kellerher
Monday: £60, £30 HF
Wednesday: £60, £30 HF

Mondays 8 January – 19 March, 11am - 12pm
A great way maintain coordination, fitness and agility – and stay young - Balance is a dance based movement session for the over 60’s that encourages mobility and increases balance.
Tutor: Jasmine Taylor
£45, £30 HF

Mondays 8 January – 19 March, 2pm – 4pm
A weekly programme of relaxed creative drama sessions for adults with a learning disability currently seeking employment. Sessions aim to build self-confidence and move people closer to feeling better prepared for employment. Suitable for all abilities.

Mondays 7pm - 9pm
A friendly and informal book club held in our relaxed Green Room café bar. Titles to be discussed this Spring are:
8 January:  The Crossing Places, Elly Griffiths
5 February: His Bloody Project, Graeme Macrae Burnet
5 March: Lady’s Maid, Margaret Forster
9 April:  War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells

£3 per person per evening 

Mondays 7.30pm – 9pm

Exploring works from Persephone Books, who reprint neglected novels, diaries, poetry and cookery books, mostly by women and mostly dating from the early to mid-twentieth century. Persephone books can be ordered at www.persephonebooks.co.uk, tel 0207 242 9292.
29 January: No 4: Fidelity, Susan Glaspell
26 February: No 5: An interrupted Life: The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum
26 March: No 6: The Victorian Chaise-Longue, Marghanita Laski
30 April:  No 7: The Home-Maker, Dorothy Canfield Fisher

£3 per person per evening 

Tuesdays 9 January – 20 March, 10am – 12pm / 1 – 3pm
Working in a friendly, relaxed studio environment you will be shown the works of Artists and their masterpieces to help develop your creative understanding.  You will use mixed media approaches using a variety of mediums and processes, printing, painting, drawing and collage.
Tutor: Lisa Compton Christopher
£110, £55 HF

Tuesdays 9 January – 20 March, 1pm - 3pm 
An untutored and informal life drawing group. Please bring own materials and drawing board. Easels are available if required and you are free to use whatever materials you wish.
£7 per session, £63 for term

Tuesdays 20 Febuary – 27 March, 6pm - 8.30pm 
Working with earthenware clay, learn different techniques which you can apply to your own project. Classes are small and Imogen will be on-hand to offer support with ideas and processes.
Tutor: Imogen Charleston
£82.50, £41.25 HF

Tuesdays 9 January – 20 March, 6pm - 7pm
An informal class led by a professional dance artist. This class is a wonderful way of building strength, whilst improving you coordination, balance and flexibility. Ballet shoes are recommended but not essential, suitable for age 16+.
Tutor: Hayley Barker
£60, £30 HF

Tuesdays 9 January – 20 March, 8pm - 9pm
For those who have some previous ballet experience and are looking to take the next steps to developing technique and learning more complex steps and repertoire.
Tutor: Hayley Barker
£60, £30 HF

Tuesdays 9 January – 20 March, 7pm - 8pm
Get fit and improve your mobility, strength and flexibility in this vibrant contemporary dance class. Enjoy a fun warm-up and range of dance-based exercises that build to a choreographed dance sequence. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bare feet, suitable for age 16+.
Tutor: Hayley Barker
£60, £30 HF

Wednesdays 10 January - 21 March, 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Suitable for all abilities, this class encourages group participation, timing and concentration in a fun safe environment, creating pieces of dance to perform for family and friends.
Tutor: Jasmine Taylor
£60, £30 HF

A monthly delve into the world of visual arts and art history. Exploring a variety of artists, art works and approaches as well as defining art movements. As well as being a practising artist himself, Alastair is a Gallery Lecturer at Southampton City Gallery and has a MA in European Fine Art.
10 Jan Rough Guide to JMW Turner
7 February Meet the Pre-Raphaelites
14 March From 20th Century Art and BEYOUND!
Tutor: Alastair Eales

Wednesdays 10 January - 21 March, 7pm – 9pm
The course aims to broaden your understanding of the potential and importance of drawing, and by doing so inspire you to research, develop and improve their own drawing practice. The course explores drawing as the fundamental core that underpins Visual Art. The course will include:
• A range of inventive drawing materials (for example, ink and bleach).
• Drawing from the senses; drawing from touch (ice shards and feathers), drawing from smell (perfume and essential oils), drawing from memory etc.
• Drawing games and challenges that promote and improve our visual problem solving ability.
As part of the course, you will be expected to keep an ongoing annotated visual diary / art journal - with support provided.
Tutor: Alastair Eales
£110, £55 HF

Thursdays 11 January - 22 March, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
A drop in, untutored session for practicing artists, who would welcome the opportunity to work in the studio together, share ideas and discuss work. Bring your own materials and drawing boards.
£4 per session including a hot drink.

Every Friday (no breaks for school holidays), 10am – 1pm
Knitting in a knot? Problems with patterns? Whether you are new to knitting and need some tips or just want to have a chat while you knit and purl, our weekly knitting group could be just what you’re looking for. Drop in when you can and stay as long as you would like to!
£3 per session including a hot drink.

Fridays 12 January – 23 March, 10.30am – 12.30pm                      
For those more experienced performers, Theatreworks- improvers is an opportunity to work collaboratively, improvise, device, write and act. Work on published scripts, look at specific playwrights and their plays and, ultimately, perform to an audience in our professional theatre space.
Tutor: Jacqueline Goddard
£110, £55 HF

Saturdays 20, 27 January, 3, 10, 24 February, 3 March 11am - 1pm 
Learn this exotic and graceful art form in a fun and friendly atmosphere while keeping fit, increasing suppleness and reducing stress. Learn steps, veil work, routines and how to improvise. Classes suitable for all abilities and ages.
Tutor: Shelley Lozano
£66, £60 conc


Friday 9 February, 11am – 4pm
Try Papercutting and create lots of beautiful papercut artworks – perfect for the home or to be given as gifts!  Students will be shown the techniques involved in cutting a variety of designs, and also lots of tips on mounting and displaying their finished pieces. Suitable for beginners and all required materials are provided, including a selection of Lucy’s original template designs
Tutor: Lucy Dorothy
£42, £21 HF

Friday 23 February 1 – 3.30pm
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief…
What’s your family story? Is there a myth or mystery about your family’s history that has always intrigued you? This collaborative workshop will be a chance to share your family stories but will also give you skills and information about how to find out more and where to research using John’s experience of researching his own family history. You are welcome to bring along stories and any small items.
Tutor: John Lay-Flurrie
£8 in aid of The Honeypot Children’s Charity

Saturday 10 March, 10am – 3pm
Learn how to make your own artistic prints using lino and monoprinting.  Lino printing creates a block print that can be reused again and again while monoprinting creates one off prints will drawing and mark making techniques.  You'll create a variety of different prints with these techniques and then we'll go on to book binding with Japanese Stab Binding and Folio Stitched Binding.  We'll combine these to create a variety of notebooks with your own unique printed covers.
Tutor: Kim Searle
£42, £21 HF

Friday 16 March, 10am - 4pm
Learn about 3D seamless felting and the shaping and fulling of hats.  You will learn how to design, measure and size your template and choose the style of your hat. The incorporation of fabrics and fibres gives interesting surface textures.
Suitable for beginners and the more advanced felter, however it would be an advantage to have some previous knowledge of wet felting. Please note that there is a large amount of physical work involved with rubbing and rolling.
Tutor: Sarah Waters
£48, £24 concs
Materials £10 payable on the day

Friday 23 March 10am – 4.30pm
Make your own unique silver ring with silversmith Joanne Tinley.  In this design, one or more satellite rings spins freely on a base textured by a variety of hammers and decorative punches and a choice of finishes. You will learn all the traditional silver smithing techniques needed to create a perfectly fitting sterling silver ring. Suitable for beginners, but with plenty of challenges for those with previous experience.
Tutor: Joanne Tinley
£52/ £26 concessions Materials (sterling silver sheet) will be available for purchase on the day. The exact cost of the materials will be determined by the size and weight of the ring you make, however material costs for most rings is approximately £9.

Saturday 21 April, 10am – 3pm 
Work with mosaic tiles, bits of broken crockery, tiles and lots more to create upcycled decorations for the home or garden.  You'll be able to choose from a wide range of different wooden templates to work on and if you have your own objects or very small bits of furniture you're welcome to bring these in to work on.  You'll learn how to stick down your tiles and what adhesive works best, how to grout over the top of them and how to finish them off perfectly.
Tutor: Kim Searle
£42, £21 concs