Whether you’re looking to get a course running straight away, or you’re already thinking ahead for the autumn, now is the time to get in touch.
There is still funding available to run courses between now and August, and planning for September and beyond has already started.
The WEA has a large panel of sessional tutors who can teach all sorts of things, and new tutors are joining us all the time.
Some of the courses we can offer include:
- the history of protest songs
- handwriting analysis
- everything you ever wanted to know about blogs and blogging
- writing your life story
- crime – perceptions, profiles and the criminal justice system
- finding your own style in art
- creative writing
- very gentle stretching and toning
- how to campaign online
- your community: making a difference and getting involved
- how to market yourself (recognising the skills you have and how to sell them)
And that’s just for starters….
If any of this sounds interesting, or you fancy a chat to explore other possibilities, give Lindsey a call on 07919 528 109
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on May 17, 2011
The WEA has been running a computer skills workshop at Community Centrepoint for a few months now, and it’s gone so well that the tutor, Richard Jones, has decided to follow it up with a course for beginners starting on 7 June.
So, anyone who isn’t very confident around a computer who could do with some help, get yourself along and enrol at the first session:
Computers for Beginners
Tuesdays, starting 7 June and running from 1pm-3.30pm for 4 weeks
For the more ‘arty’ amongst you, how about another new course called ‘Developing your own style in art’. Margot Shores will be delivering this, hot on the heels of a very successul course in Selston. The course will help you to try out and develop different artistic styles and there will be a chance to find out about some of the styles used by various famous artists. Like the sound of it? Then get along to Community CentrePoint and enrol at the first session:
Developing your own style in art
Mondays, starting 6 June and running from 11am-1pm for 5 weeks
Community Centrepoint can be found at:
1 Diamond Avenue, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, NG17 7GN
For more information call Lindsey on 07760 337 893
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on April 20, 2011
The new creative writing course in Selston, taught by Mike Wareham, has gone down so well that we thought we’d run another one. This time it will be on a Thursday afternoon from 1.30pm-3.30pm. It starts on 5 May, for 10 weeks, and if you’re keen to join it might be worth booking a place to make sure you’re not disappointed – so give the centre a call on 01773 864 510.
As well as Creative Writing, another new course that has gone down well this term is ‘Exploring Art Techniques’ with Margot Shores on a Wednesday evening. Margot will be runing another course, called ‘Developing Drawing and Painting’, from 6pm-8pm starting on the 4 May. The course will run for 8 weeks and offers anyone with an interest in developing their practical art skills, whether they’re experienced or not, a chance to do so in a friendly and supportive environment. So why not give it go? Again, you can call the centre on 01773 864 510 to book yourself a place.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on April 1, 2011
Two exciting new courses are planned for the summer term at Warsop Town Hall:
‘A Beginners Guide to Managing Music Files’ - starting on 4th May
‘Memories: A Beginners Guide to Managing Photos’ - starting on 8th June
Both courses will run from 1.30pm-3.30pm on a Wednesday afternoon for 4 weeks at a cost of £16 per course (the courses are free to anyone on a means tested benefit – evidence must be provided).
The full address for the venue (pictured above) is: Warsop Town Hall, Church Street, Warsop, Mansfield, NOTTS NG20 0AL.
Richard Jones, an experienced WEA tutor, will be delivering the courses – so why not pop along and give them a try? Also running at Warsop Town Hall are the following popular courses:
‘First Steps into IT’ - Monday 9th May, 9.30am-11.30am (2 hours per week for 10 weeks) with Kay Parker
‘More Steps into IT’ - Monday 9th May, 1.30pm-3.30pm (2 hours per week for 10 weeks) with Kay Parker
‘Shoot, Store & Print’ - Friday 6th May, 10am-12pm (2 hours per week for 10 weeks) with Kay Parker
‘Computers Inside & Out’ - Friday 6th May, 1pm-3pm (2 hours per week for 10 weeks) with Tony Baker
For more information, please call Lindsey on 07760 337 893.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on March 15, 2011
A new ‘Creative Writing Workshop’ that started at the Tin Hat Centre in Selston on 4 February has got off to a great start, attracting 12 learners.
Every Friday, from 10am-12pm, the group get together and get writing. In a relaxed and friendly environment they’re taking a look at memoirs, fiction and poetry, as well as sharing ideas and getting feedback on things they’ve written. If you’ve ever thought about having a go at writing creatively, and would like to join a course like this, let us know and we might be able to run the course again after Easter. Call Lindsey on 07760 337 893 or drop in and have a chat with staff at the centre.
The Tin Hat Centre, Matthew Holland Complex, Chapel Road, Selston, NOTTS NG16 6BW. Telephone: 01773 864 510
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on February 17, 2011
There has been a lot of talk in the media about ‘happiness’ recently. What we think ‘happiness’ is and what actually makes us as individuals feel happy. There is even a movement for positive social change called ‘Action for Happiness’, who want to help create a happier society for everyone. You can find them at: www.actionforhappiness.org
The thinking seems to be that we can actually make ourselves happier by trying a few simple actions each day, and that carrying out these actions will have a positive impact on our feelings of happiness and fulfilment.
On the face of it this sounds too good to be true. But what if it works? What if our own attitude and choices can have a greater impact on how we feel than our circumstances? If that were true, we really might be able to make ourselves and others happier by the way we approach our lives and the actions we choose to take.
What are the simple actions?
Be Mindful – do less and notice more
Be Grateful - remember the good things
Be Kind - do things for others.
This got me thinking, what if we tried using these ideas as part of a short course? Imagine being able to ‘teach’ people to be happy! I think this would be great, and plan to put together a course that will aim to do just that. If you’re interested in finding out more, contact Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07760 337 893
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on February 9, 2011
Ever wondered what your handwriting says about you? Even in this age of emails and text messages, there are still times when we find ourselves having to pick up a pen and write something down – but what does the way we write tell others about who we are?
Ever wondered why some job applications have to be handwritten? You’ve guessed it, a handwritten version says more about you than a typed-up version ever will.
Unlock the secrets of your i dots, t bars and loops. Discover the importance of size, spacing, margins and slant. Unravel the character traits hidden in your own signature.
A new 5 week course will introduce everything you need to know to find out just what your handwriting is saying about you.
If you’re an individual interested in joining a course like this, or you work in a centre where you think this course could run, contact Lindsey on 07760 337 893 for a chat.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on January 31, 2011
Welcome back to getnotted.com. We may look different, but we’re still promoting adult learning across Nottinghamshire.
So, what was wrong with the old look, I hear you ask. Well, having helped deliver the first blog training session for WEA staff on Friday, I found myself looking at this blog with fresh eyes, and it just felt like time for change! Hope you like it.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on January 17, 2011
‘How to make a difference’ is a new short course for anyone who wants to find out more about what is going on around them, and have a say in what happens next.
- Find out about local issues
- Get involved in the things you care about
- Make a difference to your community
This course will give you the skills to get your voice heard by your MP, get local things fixed and even start your own online campaign by setting up a blog to help raise awareness of the local issues that matter to you most.
The course is written and the tutor is ready, all we need now is a place to teach it and a small group of interested people.
To find out more contact Lindsey at email@example.com or on 07760 337 893
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on November 24, 2010
While it’s easy to start feeling anxious about the future of funding for adult education, it’s also important to remember that for this year funds are still available to run courses for adults all over Nottinghamshire.
The WEA has funding from ACLS to spend between now and August 2011. Those funds can pay for a tutor and a venue – all you have to do is tell us what sort of course you want and help us promote it to local people. We can even design and print some flyers for you.
So, while the funds are available, why not get in touch for a chat about how we can work together to get more people learning. Call Lindsey on: 07760 337 893.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on November 10, 2010