A taste of Sociology – C2339083

Sociology has been called ‘the Psychology of Society’: how it works, the roles of its institutions – such as family, government, media, the education, justice and religious systems. We will explore some of the ways people have tried to understand the workings of society and also look at concensus and conflict, change by revolution and by evolution.

Tutor – Rod Hawgood – Fee £53.90 or Free

Venue – WEA Chesterfield, Stand Road, Chesterfield, S41 8SW

Date – Wednesday 7.00m – 9:00pm, 7 meetings from 07 February 2018

Call 01246 622249 for details, or to book a place.

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Improve your confidence – C2339024

Do you sometimes want to look sound and feel more confident in everyday life? These short, easy, fun and relaxed sessions will give you a range of tips and ideas to help you in social, family, work and formal situations.

Tutor – Angela Churchill – Fee £52.00 or Free

Venue – WEA Chesterfield, Stand Road, Chesterfield, S41 8SW

Date – Tuesday 10.00am – 12:15pm, 6 meetings from 13 February 2018

Call 01246 622249 for details, or to book a place.

Life Drawing and Painting – C2338800

To develop painting and drawing skills and confidence, working from the life model in a friendly and supportive environment, whilst extending knowledge and appreciation of art.

This friendly and relaxed class will provide the opportunity for you to develop your painting and drawing skills as well as your knowledge and appreciation of art working from the life model. This course is designed for all levels and abilities with individual guidance from the tutor. We will look at different approaches and styles of work in life drawing and painting and there will be opportunity to develop your confidence and individual way of working.

Tutor – Karen Davies – Fee £86.65 or Free

Venue – WEA Centre, 1 Stand Road, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield, S41 8SW

Date – Monday 9:30a.m – 12:00pm, 9 meetings from 15 January 2018

Online enrolment available at:

https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/CourseSearchResults.aspx

or call 0300 303 3464 for telephone enrolment.

 

Tai Chi, Qigong and Stretches – C2338801

To give students a better understanding of the health benefits of all over body stretches, Qigong and Tai Chi movements to help with stress release and improve movement, mobility, balance, posture and general wellbeing and promote a healthy lifestyle

We combine Tai Chi (Chen Man Ching short form) and Qigong movements with gentle stretching and strengthening exercises that benefit all parts of the body (i.e. neck, back, shoulders, hips, legs) to help to improve movement, mobility, balance, posture and general wellbeing. We discuss the importance of warm-up before starting to exercise as well as identifying the muscles being used and exploring the reasoning behind, and the health benefits of, the various stretches and movements covered. All welcome.

Tutor – Terry Beevers – Fee £84.70 or Free

Venue – Quaker Friends Meeting House, 27 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, S40 4AG

Date – Monday 10:00a.m. – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 08 January 2018

Further information is available at:

(Available soon)

or call 0300 303 3464 for telephone enrolment.

 

Yoga – C2338834

This course will allow the individual to experience Yoga techniques with guidance for the development of Mind/Body Harmony.  This course will consist mainly of practical work on Yoga Asanas with Breathing techniques integrated, each session will include a Relaxation and depending on the theme a Concentration technique. Different Yoga Philosophical concepts will be introduced.

Tutor – Gillian Gee – Fee £84.70 or Free

Venue – Quaker Friends Meeting House, 27 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, S40 4AG

Date – Monday 1:00 – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 08 January 2018

For further information, call 01246 622249

 

Art for All – C2338833

To develop painting and drawing skills and confidence, in a friendly and supportive environment, whilst extending knowledge and appreciation of art.

This friendly and relaxed class will provide the opportunity for you to develop your painting and drawing skills as well as your knowledge and appreciation of art. This course is designed for all levels and abilities with individual guidance from the tutor to develop your own interests and projects.

Tutor –Karen Davies – Fee £84.70 or Free

Venue – WEA Centre, 1 Stand Road, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield, S41 8SW

Date – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm, 11 meetings from 08 January 2018

Online enrolment available at:

https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/CourseSearchResults.aspx

or call 0300 303 3464 for telephone enrolment.

Ancient History: The Glory that was Greece – C2338835

The course aims to give a wide-ranging account of ancient Greek society and civilisation and its impact, focussing this term on the period from 401 – 379.

During the term, you will learn about the archaeological and historical evidence for Classical Greece from 401 – 379 BC with particular stress on major political and social developments of the Spartan hegemony. This will include an analysis of the gradual recovery of Athens in the decades after the Peloponnesian War, including attempts to revive a maritime confederacy. We will look at the causes of the Spartan domination, including the developing Greek relationship with the Persian Empire, the circumstances of the Corinthian War culminating in the King’s Peace and the continued opposition of Sparta’s rivals. We will go on to examine the rise of the tyranny in Sicily, the evolution of Greek art and the importance of Plato for western philosophy.

Tutor – Gary Slator – Fee £84.70 or Free

Venue – WEA Centre, 1 Stand Road, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield, S41 8SW

Date – Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 09 January 2018

Online enrolment available at:

https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/CourseSearchResults.aspx

or call 0300 303 3464 for telephone enrolment

Intermediate Spanish

To continue to consolidate the Spanish learned in the first two years of study and to extend further knowledge of grammar and structures, whilst reinforcing confidence and fluency in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Continue to improve your conversation skills in Spanish: speak confidently in present, past and future. Investigate further the culture and traditions of Spain and learn more popular proverbs and sayings. Specific topics for the term can be negotiated in more depth with students at the first session. Build your knowledge of the language as a whole.

Tutor – Lynne Barley – Fee £84.70 or Free

Venue – WEA Centre, 1 Stand Road, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield, S41 8SW

Date – Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 09 January 2018

Online enrolment available at:

https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/CourseSearchResults.aspx

or call 0300 303 3464 for telephone enrolment

Singing for all – C2338960

To enable students to acquire and develop a healthy, effective vocal technique; to learn and perform a variety of songs (as a group), and to develop greater confidence to participate fully in singing or musical activities

Singing is enjoyable, fun, satisfying, and also good for your health! This course will enable you to experience singing with others in a friendly, informal and supportive atmosphere, and to learn the techniques and skills involved in healthy and effective voice production. You will discover how to develop your voice and increase your confidence in your singing. The main focus of the course is on using our voices together as a group, learning and practising a number of songs, some familiar and some new, in a variety of different styles and genres, including

Tutor – Anya Istomina – Fee £84.70 or Free

Venue – Chesterfield Operatic Society, 5 Abercrombie Street, Chesterfield, S41 7LW

Date – Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 09 January 2018

Online enrolment available at:

(Available soon)

or call 0300 303 3464 for telephone enrolment.