FREE Online Adult Learning Courses

We deliver a number of free online courses for adults. We have a selection of distant learning projects that can be completed from the comfort of your own home via online video. You will be fully supported by an online workshop, video tutorial, by email and telephone. All resources will be delivered directly to your door. Unsure how to access our live online courses? No problem! Full instructions will be given via email/phone to help you get set up ready for your class. All our courses are fully funded through the RNN Group, therefore, all participants must complete and enrolment/registration form.

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If you would like more information on any of our workshops or to book a a place then please get in touch: Email: rotherhamcreativelearning@gmail.com, Tel: 01709 523107 or complete the Contact Us form on this website.

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3D Needle Felting

Needle Felting is the craft of using a needle to repeatedly stab a piece of wool in order to stiffen and shape into a desired object. During this creating workshop you will develop these skills to produce a bee and beehive or a ladybird and leaf. You will learn the concepts of moulding and shaping, so you can continue to produce any item of your choice.

Dates and Times:

 

10am to 2.30pm       Thursday 22nd July 2021 - Face to face

10am to 2.30pm       Friday 23rd July 2021 - Face to face

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2D Needle Felting

This creative workshop will develop your needle felting skills to produce a 2D scene within an embroidery hoop. You can choose your own basic scene and we will guide you through the methods and techniques of producing it. You will develop your skills with the accuracy required to produce this miniature scene.

Dates and Times:

10am to 2.30pm        Thursday 1st July 2021 - Face to face

10am to 2.30pm        Friday 2nd July 2021 - Face to face

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Wet Needle Felted Bowl

Wet felting involves the combining of wool fibres to create a piece of fabric by using water and soap. Once the fabric has been produced, we will guide you through the process of moulding it into the shape of a bowl. This is a more complex felting technique.

Dates and Times:

 

10am to 2.30pm       Thursday 8th July 2021 - Face to face

10am to 2.30pm       Friday 9th July 2021 - Face to face

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Topiary Ball

This creative course will develop your skills in fabric flower making. You will learn hope to make a number of different flowers using fabric and various embellishments and bring them together to produce a topiary ball. You will learn about how colours and textures compliment each other to produce a beautiful Topiary decoration.

Dates and Times:


1pm to 3.30pm           Wednesday 19th May 2021     **FULL**

10am to 12.30pm        Wednesday 9th June 2021

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Wooden Wall Hanger

Develop your craft skills using a variety of wooden items, including wooden slices and natural resources. You will learn how to craft and paint wood to produce a beautiful and fun wall hanging.

Dates and Times:

 

1pm to 3.30pm           Friday 14th May 2021      **FULL**

10am to 12.30pm       Monday 14th June 2021

1pm to 3.30pm           Wednesday 14th July 2021

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Bear Necessities

This course is designed to develop basic wood painting and craft techniques to turn natural resources into wooden animals. This introductory session will give you a greater understanding of how simple things can be changed into creative gifts and decorations.

Dates and Times:

 

1pm to 3.30pm               Monday 10th May 2021     **FULL**

10am to 12.30pm           Friday 11th June 2021

10am to 12.30pm           Wednesday 7th July 2021 - Face to face

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Bug Hotel

Discover nature in the comfort of your own garden this summer by inviting a host of creepy crawlies.  Use woodworking skills and a selection of natural resources to make and decorate a bug hotel . Learn how material choices can attract different species of insects into your creation.

Dates and Times:

1pm to 3.30pm        Friday 2nd July 2021

10am to 12.30pm    Friday 23rd July 2021

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Clock Making

Join us to create a vintage timepiece to hang proudly in your home. Take a clock mechanism, hands and a simple wooden base and throw in some mechanical magic. Let us guide you in your first steps to becoming an Horologist. You will also create  a steam-punk insect using engineering design with cogs and wheels to give it a wonderful Victorian appearance.

Dates and Times:

 

1pm to 3.30pm       Monday 17th May 2021          **FULL**
10am to 12.30pm    Monday 5th July 2021

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Digital Scrapbook

Discover a new way to keep and share your memories with friends and family. Create a digital scrapbook of your favourite images using free software. Bring your memories to life, turning simple pictures into a visual extravaganza. This Course will also help to improve your digital skills

Dates and Times:


1pm to 3.30pm        Friday 28th May 2021 - Face to face

1pm to 3.30pm        Wednesday 7th July 2021 - Face to face

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Google Suite

Don’t let your lack of IT knowledge hold you back.  Join us and discover all the FREE applications Google has to offer while developing your own technology skills. At the same time,  learn how to create professional presentations and documents. This specially formatted session is designed for the novice user who would like to take their technology skill set to the next level, without the usual computing headaches.

Dates and Times:


10am to 12.30pm        Monday 7th June 2021

1pm to 3.30pm           Wednesday 21st July 2021 - Face to face

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Greetings Card Creator

Join us and put a more personal touch on the greetings cards you send to friends and family. Using free software and lots of  our free resources, you can easily create your own cards to suit any occasion. Contact us using the information below, but be quick, this one is going to get busy!

Dates and Times:

 

1pm to 3.30pm        Friday 21st May 2021     **FULL**

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Hessian Bags

Learn how to transform a plain hessian bag into a unique accessory. Using decoupage advanced techniques and various embellishments

Dates and Times:

10am to 12.30pm    Friday 21st May 2021         **FULL**

10am to 12.30pm    Monday 12th July 2021      **FULL**

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Making Movies

Bring all your film clips or photos to life, to create an epic movie worthy of  Hollywood! Learn how to edit your clips creatively.  Add titles, transitions, and audio fx. Use the full capability of Apple’s iMovie software on your iPhone or iPad, it’s all you need to create the next big blockbuster for your family and friends to view at home.

Dates and Times:


10am to 12.30pm    Friday 11th June 2021 - Face to face 

 

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Fabric Wall Banner

Would you like to design and create your own fabric wall hanging, whilst developing your hand sewing skills? On this session you will learn how to combine a variety of resources and techniques to produce a banner or flag style hanging. Techniques explored will include hand sewing, tassel and pom pom making.

Dates and Times:

10am to 12.30pm    Friday 28th May 2021          **FULL**

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The Mad Crafter’s Tea Cups

Teacups are not just for tea, with a little bit of creativity you can turn them into works of art. This free workshop will introduce you to fun and creative ways to transform a teacup into a unique miniature scene, using a variety of crafting resources. In the session you will learn how to embellish your teacup using decoupage and how to use felt to construct a 3D scene.

Dates and Times:

1pm to 3.30pm        Wednesday 26th May 2021
10am to 12.30pm    Wednesday 23rd June 2021

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Rustic Crafts

Turn old glass bottles and jars into rustic centrepieces using natural jute twine, burlap hessian and other cost effective resources. On this session you will learn different techniques for applying the twine to your bottles or jars. You will then explore different methods for embellishing your items including how to make burlap hessian flowers. Prepare to be amazed by your transformations.

Dates and Times:

1pm to 3.30pm        Monday 7th June 2021

10am to 12.30pm    Friday 16th July 2021 - Face to face

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Paper Flower Bouquet

Create your own unique paper flower keepsake using the Kusudama origami flower fold. Explore different paper types as you learn the folds of this popular flower. You will also be introduced to a variety of ways to embellish your flowers and how to turn them into a small bouquet.

Dates and Times:

10am to 12.30pm      Friday 25th June 2021 

1pm to 3.30pm         Monday 19th July 2021

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Nature Garland

Explore all things nature on this session. Using felt and basic hand sewing you will create an eye-catching garland. Where in nature will you take your inspiration from, the woodland, under the sea or maybe the weather? On this session you will learn how to hand sew a range of 2D and 3D items, bringing them together in a vertical or horizontal hanging.

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Dates and Times:

1pm to 3.30pm        Monday 28th June 2021       (Theme - Under The Sea) - Face to face

10am to 12.30pm    Wednesday 21st July 2021    (Theme - Under The Sea) - Face to face

Mosaic Framing

Join us to learn how to transform a plain photo frame into a beautiful piece of art. You will learn the basics of Mosaic craft, including creating mosaic tiles, using adhesives and grout. This course will introduce you to the basic craft, which will give you the skills to progress to create your own designs. All resources will be provided for free .

Dates and Times:

 

1pm to 3.30pm      Monday 24th May 2021

1pm to 3.30pm      Monday 12th July 2021

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Build a Bird Box

With Spring just around the corner, why not tempt wildlife back into your garden? Join us online to create a wooden bird box and decorate it with acorns, tree bark or anything from our large selection of natural materials. All resources will be provided for free .

Dates and Times:

10am to  12.30pm     Friday 14th May 2021        **FULL**

1pm  to  3.30pm       Monday 14th June 2021
1pm  to  3.30pm       Friday 16th July 2021

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Adobe Lightroom

Take your photo editing skills to the next level. Learn how to crop for maximum effect and use tones to balance out your colours. Discover how black and white conversions can create a big impact on your photography output. No experience is required as we will guide you through all the options this App has to offer. The Adobe Lightroom App installed on a device is required to participate in this session. Adobe Lightroom is available as a free download for Android and IOS devices.

Dates and Times:


1pm to 3.30pm        Friday 30th April 2021
1pm to 3.30pm        Wednesday 9th June 2021

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Rope Crafts

Stop thinking rope is just used by Sea Captains or tying broken things together. Join us online for our free Rope Crafting session and use natural twine to enhance the look of ordinary objects around the home. We will look at a selection of techniques and get you started crafting using this amazing material. 

Dates and Times:


1pm to 3.30pm       Wednesday 12th May 2021      **FULL**
10am to 12.30pm   Wednesday 16th June 2021 

10am to 12.30pm   Wednesday 14th July 2021 - Face to face

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Clay Pot Crafts

Join us to create a fun model using clay pots, string, buttons, paint and foliage. Together we will build a clay pot creation ready to showcase in your garden or kitchen. Let us show you how  an ordinary pot can be become a great feature in your garden.

Dates and Times:

10am to 12.30pm       Wednesday 26th May 2021
10am to 12.30pm       
Friday 9th July 2021

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Fabric Pomander

This free online workshop will introduce you to fun and creative ways to use your left over scraps of fabric. Learn how to make a colourful quilted pomander with pins and fabric squares. No sewing required.

Dates and Times:

10am to 12.30pm       Wednesday 12th May 2021      **FULL**

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Decoupage with Napkins

This free online workshop will show you how to transform everyday items using paper napkins and the decoupage technique. You will learn about the decoupage process, the resources you need and how to avoid common decoupage mistakes

Dates and Times:

 

​10am to 12.30pm    Monday 17th May 2021     **FULL**

1pm to 3.30pm       Wednesday 16th June 2021

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Intermediate Decoupage with Napkins

This course is for anyone who has previously attended our Introduction to Decoupage workshop. You will learn how to prepare glass surfaces and how to apply images to curved surfaces such as bottles and jars.

Dates and Times:

10am to 12.30pm    Monday 24th May 2021

1pm to 3.30pm       Monday 5th July 2021 - Face to face

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Fabric Flower Wreath

This free online workshop will introduce you to fun and creative ways to use your left over scraps of fabric. Learn how to make a colourful fabric wreath embellished with handmade flowers.

Dates and Times:

10am to 12.30pm      Monday 21st June 2021

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Mannequin Pin Cushions

In this free online workshop you will learn how to make what every sewer needs...a pin cushion! Hand sew and embellish your own unique mannequin pin cushion, that you can use time and again.

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Lollipop Stick Lantern

Join us for this free online workshop and create your own lighting masterpiece. Build your own simple electrical circuit to bring your lollipop stick lantern to life.

Dates and Times:

10am to 12:30pm   Wednesday 19th May 2021     **FULL**

10am to 12:30pm   Friday 18th June 2021

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Introduction to Digital Photography - Composition

It does not matter if you use a camera, mobile phone or tablet. Improve your photography with this introduction to photo composition. Learn how to compose your pictures to get the best results. Stop relying on your camera to do all the work, with a little effort you can take pictures to be proud of.

Dates and Times:

10am to 12.30pm     Monday 28th June 2021 - Face to face

10am to 12.30pm     Monday 19th July 2021 - Face to face

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