Among this autumn’s 250 plus, newly published courses, City of York Council is offering a wide range of one-day learning sessions for the many residents who want to learn something new in a day.
These new all-day courses include crafts such as Needle Felting Christmas Robins, and Bookbinding at the Yorkshire Museum, while at Huntington School others can try Mount Cutting or making Stained Glass Christmas Angels. The courses run from mid-morning to mid-afternoon and teach the main skills needed to take these arts forward.
Also new are several IT classes including a couple focussing on the new operating system Windows 8.1 and using a Computer Cloud. In addition, courses to master I-pads, using the internet and social media are on offer alongside the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification.
For those wanting to boost or maintain their physical fitness, the new programmes include Easy Fit for the Young at Heart at St Olave’s Church Hall, and Fitsteps and a free Cheerfit taster session which uses cheerleading routines will run at Huntington School.
The popular full bike maintenance programme is expected to be even more so in the slipstream of the Tour de France in York.
Cookery skills can be learned or honed at courses aimed at those wanting to turn out complete meals, including Scrumptious Starters, Mouthwatering Main Courses and Delicious Desserts.
While some old favourites of York Learning including an Introduction to Astrology, Lip Reading, Book-keeping or Languages.
The full programme can be found at http://www.yortime.org.uk/ (click on the learning link at the top) or hard copies can be picked up from all Explore York Libraries or from West Offices.
Courses can be booked and paid for at http://www.yortime.org.uk/. Many courses are discounted for those on certain benefits, while courses costing over £100 can be paid for in four instalments. Call 01904 552806 for further details.
The sign-up sessions will be held on:
- ◦Wednesday 3 September, 6-8pm at Huntington School
- ◦Thursday 4 September, 6-8pm at Fulford School
- ◦Monday 8 September, 10am-4pm at West Offices, Station Rise.
Call 01904 552806 for more detail.