Taster Drop in Sessions


Please note you can book onto a taster but will be required to complete an enrolment form when you arrive.

All tasters listed below take place at the Macbeth Centre unless otherwise stated.

Languages Taster Classes

Course Title Description Course Date Course Day Course Time Centre Book Here
Brazilian Portuguese Beginners Stage 2 for anyone who has done a little Portuguese and wishes to take it further 07/01/2019 MON 18:45 MAC Book Here
French Beginners Stage 2 for anyone who has done a little French and wishes to take it further 07/01/2019 MON 18:45 MAC Book Here
French Intermediate Stage 2 for those who have done about two years of (adult ecuation classes in) French and wish to reacxh GCSE standard by the end of the year 07/01/2019 MON 10:00 MAC Book Here
German Lower Intermediate Stage 2 for anyone who has done some German  (about a year of adult edcuation classes) and wishes to improve their  fluency 07/01/2019 MON 19:00 MAC Book Here
Italian Beginners Stage 2 for anyone who has done a little Italian  and wishes to take it further 07/01/2019 MON 10:00 MAC Book Here
Italian Upper Intermediate Stage 2 for anyone who has done reached at least GCSE level Italian and wishes to work on all their language skills  07/01/2019 MON 18:45 MAC Book Here
Polish Lower Intermediate Stage 2 for anyone who has done some Polish  (about a year of adult edcuation classes) and wishes to improve their  fluency 07/01/2019 MON 19:00 POSK Book Here
Spanish Intermediate Stage 2 for those who have done about two years of (adult ecuation classes in) Spanish and wish to reacxh GCSE standard by the end of the year 07/01/2019 MON 18:45 Mac Book Here
Spanish Upper Intermediate Stage 2 for anyone who has done reached at least GCSE level Spanish and wishes to work on all their language skills  07/01/2019 MON 18:30 Mac Book Here
Brazilian Portuguese Intermediate stage 2 for those who have done about two years of (adult ecuation classes in) Portuguese and wish to reacxh GCSE standard by the end of the year 08/01/2019 TUE 19:00 Mac Book Here
French Intermediate Stage 2 for those who have done about two years of (adult ecuation classes in) French and wish to reacxh GCSE standard by the end of the year 08/01/2019 TUE 18:45 Mac Book Here
German Beginners Stage 2 for anyone who has done a little German and wishes to take it further 08/01/2019 TUE 18:45 Mac Book Here
Italian Lower Intermediate Stage 2 for anyone who has done some Italian and wishes to express themselves in a variety of situations 08/01/2019 TUE 10:00 Mac Book Here
Japanese Beginners Stage 2 for anyone who has done a little Japanese and wishes to take it further 08/01/2019 TUE 18:30 Mac Book Here
Spanish Beginners Stage 2 for anyone who has done a little Spanish and wishes to take it further 08/01/2019 TUE 13:00 Mac Book Here
Spanish Beginners Stage 1 for complete beginners in Spanish 08/01/2019 TUE 18:45 Mac Book Here
Spanish Lower Intermediate Stage 2 for anyone who has done some Spanish and wishes to express themselves in a variety of situations 08/01/2019 TUE 10:00 Mac Book Here
Spanish Upper Intermediate Stage 2 for anyone who has done reached at least GCSE level Spanish and wishes to work on all their language skills  08/01/2019 TUE 10:00 Mac Book Here
French Beginners Stage 2 for anyone who has done a little French and wishes to take it further 09/01/2019 WED 10:00 Mac Book Here
French Lower Intermediate Stage 2 for anyone who has done some French and wishes to express themselves in a variety of situations 09/01/2019 WED 13:00 Mac Book Here
French Advanced stage 2 for advanced learners of French who wish to keep up their language skills 09/01/2019 WED 10:00 Mac Book Here
Italian Beginners Stage 2 for anyone who has done a little French and wishes to take it further 09/01/2019 WED 18:30 Mac Book Here
Italian Intermediate Stage 2 for those who have done about two years of (adult ecuation classes in) Italian and wish to reacxh GCSE standard by the end of the year 09/01/2019 WED 10:00 Mac Book Here
Spanish Beginners Stage 2 for anyone who has done a little Spanish and wishes to take it further 09/01/2019 WED 18:45 Mac Book Here
Spanish Lower Intermediate Stage 2 for anyone who has done some Spanish and wishes to express themselves in a variety of situations 09/01/2019 WED 18:30 Mac Book Here
Spanish Mastery (preparation for DELE exam) for advanced learners of Spanish who wish to keep up their language skills 09/01/2019 WED 13:00 Mac Book Here
Ancient Maya and Olmecs for anyone interested in ancient history 10/01/2019 THU 14:00 Mac Book Here
Chinese (Mandarin) Beginners Stage 2 for anyone who has done a little Mandarin and wishes to take it further 10/01/2019 THU 19:00 Mac Book Here
French Lower Intermediate Stage 2 for anyone who has done some French and wishes to express themselves in a variety of situations 10/01/2019 THU 18:45 Mac Book Here
French Advanced Stage 2 for advanced learners of French who wish to keep up their language skills 10/01/2019 THU 10:00 Mac Book Here
Italian Beginners Stage 1 for complete beginners in Italian 10/01/2019 THU 13:00 Mac Book Here
Italian Proficiency Stage 2 for advanced learners of Italian who wish to keep up their language skills 10/01/2019 THU 10:00 Mac Book Here
Japanese Lower Intermediate Stage 2 for anyone who has done some Japanese and wishes to express themselves in a variety of situations 10/01/2019 THU 18:30 Mac Book Here
Polish Beginners Stage 2 for anyone who has done a little Polish and wishes to take it further 10/01/2019 THU 19:00 POSK Book Here
Spanish Beginners Stage 2 for anyone who has done a little Spanish and wishes to take it further 10/01/2019 THU 18:30 Mac Book Here
Spanish Intermediate Stage 2 for those who have done about two years of (adult ecuation classes in) Spanish and wish to reacxh GCSE standard by the end of the year 10/01/2019 THU 10:00 MAC Book Here
Spanish Advanced Stage 2  for advanced learners of Spanish who wish to keep up their language skills 10/01/2019 THU 13:00 MAC Book Here
Essential Counselling Themes and Approaches for anyone interested in the finding out more about the main approches in counselling 11/01/2019 FRI 14:00 MAC Book Here
London History: from Tudor to Victorian times for anyone interested in the history of London  11/01/2019 FRI 14:00 MAC Book Here
Italian Mastery Stage 2 for advanced learners of Italian who wish to keep up their language skills 11/01/2019 FRI 10:00 MAC Book Here
Spanish Proficiency Stage 2 for advanced learners of Spanish who wish to keep up their language skills 11/01/2019 FRI 10:00 MAC Book Here
Spanish Beginners Saturday Fast Track stage 1 for complete beginners in Spanish 12/01/2019 SAT 10:00 MAC Book Here
Spanish Beginners Stage 2 Saturday Fast Track for anyone who has done a little Spanish and wishes to take it further 12/01/2019 SAT 10:00 MAC Book Here
Italian Proficiency Conversation Stage 2 Fast Track for anyone who would like to be able to talk about most everyday topic in fluent Spanish 14/01/2019 MON 12:30 MAC Book Here
Italian Upper Intermediate Conversation Stage 2 for anyone who has done reached at least GCSE level Italian and wishes to work on improving their spoken Italian 15/01/2019 TUE 12:30 MAC Book Here
Korean beginners stage 1 for complete beginners in Korean 15/01/2019 TUE 18:30 MAC Book Here
Italian Advanced Conversation Stage 2 Fast Track for anyone who would like to be able to talk about most everyday topic in fluent Italian 16/01/2019 WED 12:30 MAC Book Here
Reading in Spanish for anyone interested in reading contemporary novels in Spanish 18/01/2019 FRI 12:30 MAC Book Here
             

Arts & Crafts Taster Classes

Course Title Description Course Date Course Day Course Time Centre Book Here
Art - Drawing and painting - mixed ability Develop the skills of composition, draughtsmanship, modelling, mixing and applying wet and dry media. 07/01/2019 MON 15:15 MAC Book Here
Illustrating children's books 2.5 hour class This course is suitable for people who would like to learn about illustrating children’s books, or just improve their illustration skills. 07/01/2019 MON 18:30 MAC Book Here
Picture framing and mount cutting Learn the skills associated with picture framing and mount cutting. 07/01/2019 MON 18:30 MAC Book Here
Upholstery - beginners You will be encouraged to start with a drop-in-seat which should be brought to the first class. 07/01/2019 MON 10:00 MAC Book Here
Upholstery - beginners You will be encouraged to start with a drop-in-seat which should be brought to the first class. 07/01/2019 MON 13:00 MAC Book Here
Upholstery - mixed ability You will start with a simple chair, stool or drop-in-seat and progress to more complex items. 07/01/2019 MON 18:30 MAC Book Here
Clothes making - and pattern cutting - beginners Even if you have never made clothes before, you will be able to make a simple garment by the end of this course. 07/01/2019 MON 19:00 MAC Book Here
Cake decoration and sugar craft - C&G level 1 award in sugar craft (sugar floral display) We are one of the few centres to offer these sought after courses that really prepare you well to follow a career or new venture in this wonderful craft. Many of our students have gone on to work successfully in the field so if you are serious about becoming a sugar crafter or just want to learn for yourself you are in the right place! 07/01/2019 MON 10:00 MAC Book Here
Ballet - beginners Learn classical ballet from scratch. Focus on gaining strength, control, flexibility and stability. 07/01/2019 MON 18:15 MAC Book Here
Ballroom dancing - mixed ability Learn ballroom and Latin American dancing, we cover the Waltz, Foxtrot, Quick Step, Rumba and Cha Cha Cha –it’s great fun and good exercise too. 07/01/2019 MON 19:00 MAC Book Here
Art - Oil painting - mixed ability You will learn to handle, mix, control and apply oil paints using mixing mediums, paper and boards. 08/01/2019 TUE 18:30 MAC Book Here
Art - Watercolour - mixed ability Learn about papers, pigments, colour mixing and composition reinforcing the techniques of watercolour. 08/01/2019 TUE 09:45 MAC Book Here
Photography - intermediate For those with some experience who want to learn more skills and techniques to take good photographs. 08/01/2019 TUE 13:00 MAC Book Here
Photography - intermediate For those with some experience who want to learn more skills and techniques to take good photographs. 08/01/2019 TUE 18:30 MAC Book Here
Jewellery - all levels Develop the skills to produce rings and other jewellery working with a variety of metals and gems. 08/01/2019 TUE 10:00 MAC Book Here
Jewellery - all levels Develop the skills to produce rings and other jewellery working with a variety of metals and gems. 08/01/2019 TUE 13:00 MAC Book Here
Jewellery - all levels Develop the skills to produce rings and other jewellery working with a variety of metals and gems. 08/01/2019 FRI 18:30 MAC Book Here
Furniture restoration: mixed ability Start or further develop your skills in furniture restoration. 08/01/2019 TUE 18:30 MAC Book Here
Woodwork - projects - all levels Gain a thorough grounding in the practice and theory of woodwork. Learn to make basic joints through techniques for making fine furniture. Practical work includes wood machining, cutting joints, using veneer, shaping and basic wood finishing that you will be able to incorporate into your projects. You will also learn how to produce designs and drawings to plan your finished items. 08/01/2019 TUE 10:30 MAC Book Here
Upholstery - mixed ability You will start with a simple chair, stool or drop-in-seat and progress to morecomplex items. 08/01/2019 TUE 18:30 MAC Book Here
Upholstery - advanced For students who have completed at least 2 years of upholstery. Bring your project to the 1st class. 08/01/2019 TUE 10:00 MAC Book Here
Soft Furnishings Learn to make curtains, blinds, cushions and more! 08/01/2019 TUE 10:00 MAC Book Here
Upholstery - mixed ability You will start with a simple chair, stool or drop-in-seat and progress to more complex items. 08/01/2019 TUE 13:00 MAC Book Here
Clothes making - and pattern cutting - mixed ability Work from commercial patterns or create your own to make garments with a personal fit. 08/01/2019 TUE 19:00 MAC Book Here
Ballet - level 1 improvers Improve on skills learned at beginners level, develop to perform steps and sequences accurately. 08/01/2019 TUE 18:10 MAC Book Here
Ballet level 2/3 - elementary/intermediate Building on skills to improve technique, musicality and performance quality. 08/01/2019 TUE 19:30 MAC Book Here
Art - Drawing beginners Learn and develop the skills of composition, draughtsmanship and modelling. 09/01/2019 WED 18:30 MAC Book Here
Illustrating children's books This course is suitable for people who would like to learn about illustrating
children’s books, or just improve their illustration skills.
09/01/2019 WED 10:00 MAC Book Here
Interior design - beginners In this practical course you will be introduced to the interior design process. We will look at room surveys, plans and elevations and colour theory as a first step towards redesigning a room to a specific design brief. 09/01/2019 WED 18:30 MAC Book Here
Stained glass - all levels You will work on a stained glass panel during which time a range of skills will be taught. 09/01/2019 WED 13:00 MAC Book Here
Stained glass - all levels You will work on a stained glass panel during which time a range of skills will be taught. 09/01/2019 WED 18:00 MAC Book Here
Woodwork - mixed ability   09/01/2019 WED 18:30 MAC Book Here
Upholstery - mixed ability You will start with a simple chair, stool or drop-in-seat and progress to more complex items. 09/01/2019 WED 09:30 MAC Book Here
Upholstery - mixed ability You will start with a simple chair, stool or drop-in-seat and progress to more complex items. 09/01/2019 WED 18:30 MAC Book Here
Cookery - Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese Learn how to make delicious oriental dishes. Vegetarian options for all recipes. 09/01/2019 WED 15:30 MAC Book Here
Floristry - Spring bouquets, wedding and table arrangements Make lovely floral arrangements whilst learning a variety of techniques. 09/01/2019 WED 10:00 MAC Book Here
Art - Drawing and painting - mixed ability Develop the skills of composition, draughtsmanship, modelling, mixing and applying wet and dry media. 10/01/2019 THU 13:00 MAC Book Here
Art - Life drawing - beginners/intermediate This course covers proportion, centre of gravity, structure, mark making, styles and approaches and use of various materials. 10/01/2019 THU 19:00 MAC Book Here
Art - Portraiture - mixed ability Make a successful likeness and select methods to bring out the personality of the sitter. 10/01/2019 THU 09:15 MAC Book Here
Jewellery - making beaded jewellery with wire and thread Learn the skills of beading to create exciting and colourful jewellery. 10/01/2019 THU 10:00 MAC Book Here
Mosaic: all levels You will learn all the skills needed to produce pieces of mosaic art using glass and unglazed ceramic tesserae. These skills include designing, cartooning, cutting and shaping the mosaic, grouting and polishing. 10/01/2019 THU 13:00 MAC Book Here
Mosaic: all levels You will learn all the skills needed to produce pieces of mosaic art using glass and unglazed ceramic tesserae. These skills include designing, cartooning, cutting and shaping the mosaic, grouting and polishing. 10/01/2019 THU 18:00 MAC Book Here
Woodwork - furniture - mixed ability If you are a beginner you will acquire basic woodwork skills and techniques before embarking on your own personal project. More experienced students can extend their knowledge and skills whilst working on a project from the start. 10/01/2019 THU 18:30 MAC Book Here
Upholstery - mixed ability You will start with a simple chair, stool or drop-in-seat and progress to more complex items. 10/01/2019 THU 10:00 MAC Book Here
Upholstery - beginners You will be encouraged to start with a drop-in-seat which should be brought to the first class. 10/01/2019 THU 18:30 MAC Book Here
Upholstery - beginners You will be encouraged to start with a drop-in-seat which should be brought to the first class. 10/01/2019 THU 13:00 MAC Book Here
Clothes making - mixed ability Simple garments for beginners and more advanced projects as you progress to develop your skills. 10/01/2019 THU 09:30 MAC Book Here
Clothes making - mixed ability Simple garments for beginners and more advanced projects as you progress to develop your skills. 10/01/2019 THU 13:00 MAC Book Here
Art - Portraiture - mixed ability Make a successful likeness and select methods to bring out the personality of the sitter. 11/01/2019 FRI 13:45 MAC Book Here
Jewellery – inclusive class Enjoy making your own jewellery using lots of safe but exciting methods including using beads, wire and strings, recycled materials, cold enamelling and resins. 11/01/2019 FRI 10:00 MAC Book Here
Furniture restoration: mixed ability Start or further develop your skills in furniture restoration. 11/01/2019 FRI 10:00 MAC Book Here
Upholstery - mixed ability 3 hour class An opportunity for a longer upholstery session. 11/01/2019 FRI 10:00 MAC Book Here
Inclusive cookery A basic cookery course covering the preparation and cooking of a variety of dishes for people who are new to the subject and want to work at a slower pace or those with moderate learning difficulties and disabilities. 11/01/2019 FRI 13:00 MAC Book Here
Woodwork and restoration Saturdays If you are a beginner you will acquire basic woodwork and/or restoration skills and techniques before embarking on your own personal project. More experienced students can extend their knowledge and skills whilst working on a project a class. 12/01/2019 SAT 10:00 MAC Book Here