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Summer Programme 2013 Mon 15 Apr - Sun 14 Jul 2013 Short & Term-long Courses

mac birmingham is situated only a few minutes from the City Centre. Located in Cannon Hill Park, opposite the County Cricket ground on Edgbaston Road, off Pershore Road (A441) and Bristol Road (A38). mac birmingham is easily accessible using all the major city road routes and is served by a number of buses from the City Centre including 1, 35, 45, 47, 62 and 63. You can find us by walking through Edgbaston Mill or driving along Queen’s Ride, where there is a large free car park and bicycle stands.

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Welcome

Welcome to mac birmingham’s Summer 2013 Learning & Participation programme. Our wide range of both short and term-long courses and workshops are as popular as ever with record numbers of you developing your creative skills with mac birmingham. New courses this term include Contemporary Dance Infuse, Experimental Screenprinting and Writing Your Travels.

Info

Monday

2

Level

Age

Tutor

Price

Pg

10am-1pm

All

18+

Helen Tarr

£101 (£86)

11

Understanding your Apple mac (DM17)

Mon 15 Apr

1.15-3.15pm

Beg

16+

Scott Johnston

£50 (£44)

22

See it, Draw it, Paint it! (VA02)

Mon 15 Apr

1.30-3.30pm

All

18+

Sally Delaney

£86 (£72)

11

Baby and Toddler Art Group (FA03)

Mon 15 Apr

11-11.45am

All

2mth2yrs +PG

Nathalie Madron

£6 (£4.50)

27

Stained Glass (VA90)

Mon 15 Apr

1-3pm

Beg

18+

Clare Wainwright

£106 (£92)

14

Explore Feltmaking (TE01)

Mon 15 Apr

1-3pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Emma Jackson

£89 (£79)

14

Jewellery Workshop (JE04)

Mon 15 Apr

1pm-3pm

Imp

18+

Nick Greenhough

£8 (£7) / £92 (£79)

15

10

Visual Arts

11

Exposure I: Digital Photography (DM01)

Mon 15 Apr

3.30-5.30 pm

Beg

18+

Kate Green

£50 (£44)

22

Exposure II: Digital Photography (DM02)

Mon 3 Jun

3.30-5.30pm

Imp

18+

Kate Green

£50 (£44)

23

Literature

16

Dance Mash Up (CH13)

Mon 15 Apr

5.15-6.15pm

Beg/Imp

6-12yrs

Esther Anderson

£55

26

Sing up (PE04)

Mon 15 Apr

5.30-7pm

Beg

18+

Carol Clarke

£78 (£68)

17

17

Zumba (WB02)

Mon 15 Apr

6.15pm-7.15pm

Beg

16+

Olga Grey

£5.50 (£4.50) / £60 (£50)*

20

Contemporary Dance: Infuse (DA09)

Mon 15 Apr

6.30-7.45pm

Beg

18+

Esther Anderson

£7 (£6) / £77 (£66)*

19

Arts Award at mac: Photography and Social Media (Bronze/Silver) (YP101)

Mon 15 Apr

6-7.45pm

All

12-17yrs

Kate Green

£80

28

Performing Arts

We look forward to seeing you at mac birmingham this Summer.

Wellbeing

20

Beginners (Beg) Try something new. Learn all about the subject and develop basic skills and knowledge.

Film & Digital Media

22

Alexander Technique Introductory Course (WB01)

Mon 15 Apr

7.15-8.45pm

Beg

18+

PAAT

£77 (£66)

20

Sing up+ (PE91)

Mon 15 Apr

7.15-9pm

Imp/Adv

18+

Carol Clarke

£78 (£68)

17

Children & Family

25

Flamenco Level 2 (DA02)

Mon 15 Apr

7.30-8.30pm

Imp

18+

Stephanie Ratkai

£77 (£66)

19

Explore Textiles (TE02)

Mon 15 Apr

7.30-9.30pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Emma Jackson

£89 (£79)

14

Young People

28

The Songwriting Circle (MU01)

Mon 15 Apr

7.30-9.30pm

All

16+

Dan Whitehouse

£77 (£66)

18

Jazz Dance (DA03)

Mon 15 Apr

7.45-8.45pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Esther Anderson

£7 (£6) / £77 (£66)

19

The Drawing Board (VA03)

Mon 15 Apr

7-9pm

All

16+

Paul Bartlett

£86 (£72)

11

Stained Glass (VA91)

Mon 15 Apr

7-9pm

Beg

18+

Clare Wainwright

£106 (£92)

14

Transformations (VA92)

Mon 15 Apr

7-9pm

All

16+

Jo Feldwick

£86 (£72)

12

Introduction to Ceramics (CE01)

Mon 15 Apr

7-9pm

Beg

18+

Sue Lilleman

£106 (£92)

13

Introduction to Jewellery (JE01)

Mon 15 Apr

7-9pm

Beg

18+

Nick Greenhough

£92 (£79)

15

Stand Up Comedy (PE03)

Mon 15 Apr

7-9pm

Beg

18+

James Cook

£80 (£68)

17

Flamenco Level 1 (DA01)

Mon 15 Apr

8.30-9.30pm

Beg

18+

Stephanie Ratkai

£77 (£66)

19

Exposures Evening Photography (DM97)

Mon 15 Apr

8-9.30pm

Beg/Imp

16+

Kate Green

£99 (£85)

22

Improvers (Imp) Develop skills, knowledge and practice. Advanced (Adv) Develop independent learning and practice with support from the Artist Tutor and available resources.

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Timetable

Time

Mon 15 Apr

Unless otherwise stated all courses run from w/c Mon 15 Apr w/c Mon 8 Jul 2013. Each course runs over 12 weeks and includes a break for half term unless otherwise stated. Half Term runs from Mon 27 May - Sun 2 Jun. Please see www.macarts.co.uk for details.

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We’re delighted to announce that our new Arts Award accredited courses for young people resulted in a 100% pass rate and we will continue to run and develop the Arts Award programme this term. Courses are available in Photography, Film & Social Media, Visual Arts and Drama.

Contents

Start Date

Practical Visual Enquiry (VA01)

Timetable

Introduction

Course

2


Start Date

Time

Level

Age

Tutor

Price

Pg

Figurative Sculpture (SC01)

Tue 16 Apr

10am-12pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Dan Lassam-Jones

£117 (£105)

15

Watercolours (VA05)

Tue 16 Apr

10-12.30pm

Beg

18+

Sally Delaney

£101 (£86)

12

Ceramic Forms: Natural Inspiration (CE03)

Tue 16 Apr

10.15am-12.15pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Sue Dyer

£106 (£92)

13

Painterly Pots (CE100)

Tue 16 Apr

1-3pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Sue Dyer

£106 (£92)

Introduction to Jewellery (JE02)

Tue 16 Apr

1-3.30pm

Beg

18+

Naomi Sheppard

£107 (£92)

Natural Forms: Drawing & Painting (VA04)

Tue 16 Apr

1.30-3.30pm

All

16+

Paul Bartlett

Musical Theatre (CH18)

Tue 16 Apr

4.30-6pm

All

6-12yrs

Play Piano (MU12)

Tue 16 Apr

4-8pm

All

Play Violin (MU11)

Tue 16 Apr

5-8pm

Film Editing with Apple Mac 2 (DM20)

Tue 4 Jun

Introduction to Film editing with Apple mac (DM14)

Tue 16 Apr

Wednesday

Tuesday

Course

Course

Start Date

Time

Level

Age

Tutor

Price

Pg

Introduction to Ceramics (CE08)

Wed 17 Apr

10am-12pm

Beg

16+

Wendy Tournay

£106 (£92)

13

From Paper to Fabric (TE04)

Wed 17 Apr

10am-12pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Emma Jackson

£89 (£79)

14

Jewellery Workshop (JE06)

Wed 17 Apr

10am-12.30pm

Imp

18+

Nick Greenhough

£107 (£92)

15

13

Gentle Hatha Yoga (WB09)

Wed 17 Apr

11am-12.30pm

Beg

18+

Jill Woodman

£7 (£6) / £77 (£66)*

21

15

Constructed/Mixed Media Textiles (TE05)

Wed 17 Apr

1-3pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Emma Jackson

£89 (£79)

14

£86 (£72)

11

Jewellery: Open Studio (JE07)

Wed 17 Apr

1-3pm

Imp

18+

Nick Greenhough

£8 (£7) / £92 (£79)*

15

Hailey Brown

£66

26

Introduction to Life Drawing Techniques (VA11)

Wed 17 Apr

1.30-3.30pm

All

16+

Paul Bartlett

£92 (£83)

12

4+-Adult

Iain Holden

£132 (£118)

18

Computers the basics (DM15)

Wed 17 Apr

3-5pm

Beg

18+

Chris Hamilton

£47 (£40)

23

All

6+-Adult

Diane Hiley

£132 (£118)

18

How to use the World Wide Web (DM16)

Wed 5 Jun

3-5pm

Beg

18+

Chris Hamilton

£47 (£40)

23

6-7pm

Imp

16+

Scott Johnston

£25 (£22)

23

Play Guitar (MU99)

Wed 17 Apr

5.30-6.30pm

All

6+-Adult

Gary Williams

£132 (£118)

18

6-7pm

Beg

16+

Scott Johnston

£25 (£22)

23

Play Drums (MU07)

Wed 17 Apr

5-7.30pm

All

8+-Adult

Tim James

£132 (£118)

18

Group Guitar (MU06)

Wed 17 Apr

6.30-7.30pm

Beg

16+

Gary Williams

£77 (£66)

18

Devise, Improvise, Perform (PE02)

Wed 17 Apr

6.30-8pm

Beg

18+

Jane English

£78 (£68)

17

Wed 17 Apr

6-7pm

Beg

18+

Phil Shelton

£77 (£66)

20

Musical Theatre (YP08)

Tue 16 Apr

6-8pm

All

13-17yrs

Zara Phillips

£80

29

Dhol Drum (MU03)

Tue 16 Apr

6.30-7.30pm

Beg

8+-Adult

Harjinder Matharu

£86 (£75)

18

Jewellery: Open Studio (JE95)

Tue 16 Apr

6.30-9pm

Adv

18+

Naomi Sheppard

£9 (£8) / £107 (£92)*

15

Tai Chi (WB03)

Introduction to Music Technology with Apple mac (DM05)

Tue 16 Apr

7.15-9.15pm

Beg

16+

Carla Brown

£50 (£44)

23

R.A.F.T - Reel Access: Film & Technology, Film & Theatre, Film and TV (YP07)

Wed 17 Apr

6-8pm

All

13-19yrs

Reel Access

£85

29

Music Technology with Apple Mac 2 (DM06)

Tue 4 Jun

7.15-9.15pm

Imp

16+

Carla Brown

£50 (£44)

23

Tap Dance 1 (DA04)

Wed 17 Apr

7-8pm

Beg/Imp

18+

tbc

£77 (£66)

19

Tabla (MU05)

Wed 17 Apr

7-8pm

Beg/Imp

8+-Adult

Sarvar Sabri

£86 (£75)

18

Tabla (MU04)

Tue 16 Apr

7.30-8.30pm

Beg/Imp

8+-Adult

Harjinder Matharu

£86 (£75)

18

Introduction to Art Techniques (VA06)

Wed 17 Apr

7-9pm

Beg

16+

Helen Tarr

£86 (£72)

11

The Unfinished Artist Workshop (VA93)

Tue 16 Apr

7.30-9.30pm

All

16+

Jane English

£3 (£2)

12

Ceramics Workshop (CE07)

Wed 17 Apr

7-9pm

Beg/Imp

16+

Sue Lilleman

£106 (£92)

13

Felted Accessories (TE03)

Tue 16 Apr

7.30-9.30pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Sarah Leigh

£89 (£79)

14

Introduction to Jewellery (JE03)

Wed 17 Apr

7-9pm

Beg

18+

Nick Greenhough

£92 (£79)

15

Hatha Yoga (WB10)

Tue 16 Apr

7-8.30pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Simon Hunt

£77 (£66)

21

Tai Chi (WB30)

Wed 17 Apr

7.15-8.15pm

Imp/Adv

18+

Phil Shelton

£77 (£66)

20

Ceramic Forms: Natural Inspiration (CE04)

Tue 16 Apr

7-9pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Sue Dyer

£106 (£92)

13

Short takes : The art of Short Film Making (DM10)

Wed 17 Apr

7.30-9.30pm

Beg / Imp

18+

Michael Clifford

£99 (£85)

24

Figurative Sculpture (SC02)

Tue 16 Apr

7-9pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Dan Lassam-Jones

£117 (£105)

15

The Writers' Reading Group (WR01)*

Tue 16 Apr

7-9pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Polly Wright

£42 (£32)

16

The Songwriting Circle (MU02)

Wed 17 Apr

7.30-9.30pm

All

16+

Dan Whitehouse

£77 (£66)

Wed 17 Apr

7.30-9.30pm

All

6+-Adult

Gary Williams

£132 (£118)

18

Wed 17 Apr

8-9pm

Imp

18+

tbc

£77 (£66)

19

Voice Technique for Performers (PE05)

Tue 16 Apr

7-8.30pm

Beg/Imp

16+

tbc

£78 (£68)

17

Play Guitar (MU09)

Pranayama Yoga (WB14)

Tue 16 Apr

8-9.30pm

All

18+

Roger Vincent

£77 (£66)

21

Tap Dance 2 (DA10)

*Fortnightly

4


Thursday

Course

Start Date

Time

Level

Age

Tutor

Price

Pg

Hatha Yoga (WB12)

Thu 18 Apr

10-11.30pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Simon Hunt

£77 (£66)

21

Introduction to Art Techniques (VA07)

Thu 18 Apr

10am-12pm

Beg

16+

Sally Delaney

£86 (£72)

12

Introduction to Ceramics (CE02)

Thu 18 Apr

10am-12pm

Beg

18+

Wendy Tournay

£106 (£92)

13

Jewellery: Open Studio (JE93)

Thu 18 Apr

10.00am-12.30pm

Adv

18+

Naomi Sheppard

£9 (£8) / £107 (£92)

15

Contemporary Ceramics (CE94)

Thu 18 Apr

12.30-2.30pm

Beg/Imp

16+

Wendy Tournay

£106 (£92)

13

Hatha Yoga (WB11)

Thu 18 Apr

1-2.30pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Simon Hunt

£77 (£66)

Sculptural Form (SC04)

Thu 18 Apr

1-3pm

Beg

18+

Dan Lassam-Jones

Contemporary Jewellery (JE08)

Thu 18 Apr

1-3pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Contemporary Portraiture (VA13)

Thu 18 Apr

1.30-3.30pm

Beg/Imp

Arts Award at mac: Visual Arts (Bronze/Silver) (YP100)

Thu 18 Apr

4.30pm-6.30pm

Play Piano (MU13)

Thu 18 Apr

Play Drums (MU08)

Friday Course

Start Date

Time

Level

Age

Tutor

Price

Pg

Tai Chi Qi Gong (WB04)

Fri 19 Apr

10-11.30am

Imp/Adv

18+

Yanyan Yang

£77 (£66)

21

Experiment: Drawing & Painting (VA08)

Fri 19 Apr

10am-12pm

Beg/Imp

16+

Kevin Ryan

£86 (£72)

12

Wheelwork (CE10)

Fri 19 Apr

10am-12pm

Beg/Imp

18+

David Wicks

£113 (£99)

13

21

Mould Making, Porcelain & Slip Casting Techniques (CE95)

Fri 19 Apr

10.30am12.30pm

Beg/Imp

16+

Sue Dyer

£106 (£92)

13

£117 (£105)

15

Tai Chi Qi Gong (WB96)

Fri 19 Apr

11.30am-1pm

Beg

18+

Yanyan Yang

£77 (£66)

21

Naomi Sheppard

£92 (£79)

15

Tai Chi Qi Gong (WB99)

Fri 19 Apr

6-7.30pm

Beg

18+

Yanyan Yang

£77 (£66)

21

16+

Paul Bartlett

£92 (£83)

12

Iyenga Yoga (WB17)

Fri 19 Apr

6-7.30pm

Beg

18+

Natalie Cliff

£7 (£6) / £77 (£66)*

21

All

12-17yrs

Kevin Ryan

£80

28

Astanga Yoga (WB16)

Fri 19 Apr

6.30-8pm

All

18+

Robin Aurora

£77 (£66)

21

4-8pm

All

4+-Adult

Iain Holden

£132 (£118)

18

Life Drawing and Painting (VA10)

Fri 19 Apr

6.45-9.45pm

Adv

16+

Paul Bartlett

£9 (£7) / £99 (£77)

12

Thu 18 Apr

5-7.30pm

All

8+-Adult

Tim James

£132 (£118)

18

Tai Chi Fan (WB05)

Fri 19 Apr

7.30-9pm

Beg

18+

Yanyan Yang

£77 (£66)

21

Introduction to Photoshop Skills with Apple mac (DM08)

Thu 18 Apr

5-7pm

Beg

18+

Pamela Ginn

£50 (£44)

23

Wheelwork (CE09)

Fri 19 Apr

7-9pm

Beg/Imp

18+

David Wicks

£113 (£99)

13

Photoshop skills 2 - photoshop for desingners and photographers (DM09)

Thu 6 Jun

5-7pm

Imp

18+

Pamela Ginn

£50 (£44)

23

Talk Film (DM11)

Thu 18 Apr

6.30-9.30pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Michael Clifford

£107 (£92)

24

Pilates (WB08)

Thu 18 Apr

6-7pm

All

18+

Nick Collins

£7 (£6) / £77 (£66)*

21

Astanga Yoga (WB15)

Thu 18 Apr

5.30-7pm

All

18+

Robin Aurora

£77 (£66)

21

Dynamic Power Yoga (WB19)

Thu 18 Apr

7-8.30pm

All

18+

Nick Collins

£7 (£6) / £77 (£66)*

21

Hatha Yoga (WB13)

Thu 18 Apr

7-8.30pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Simon Hunt

£7 (£6) / £77 (£66)*

21

Experiment: Drawing & Painting (VA09)

Thu 18 Apr

7-9pm

Adv

16+

Kevin Ryan

£86 (£72)

12

Contemporary Jewellery (JE09)

Thu 18 Apr

7-9pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Naomi Sheppard

£92 (£79)

15

Musicianship & Improvisation (MU15)

Thu 18 Apr

7-9pm

Imp/Adv

16+

Mike Hurley

£120 (£108)

18

Sculptural Form (SC03)

Thu 18 Apr

7-9pm

Imp/Adv

18+

Dan Lassam-Jones

£117 (£105)

15

Introduction to Web Design with Apple mac (DM03)

Thu 18 Apr

7.15-9.15pm

Beg

16+

John Bell

£50 (£44)

24

Web Design 2 (DM99)

Thu 6 Jun

7.15-9.15pm

Imp

16+

John Bell

£50 (£44)

24

Contructed/Mixed Media Textiles (TE06)

Thu 18 Apr

7.30-9.30pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Emma Jackson

£89 (£79)

14

* Pay per session price / purchase the full term at a discounted rate | **Price is for 1 adult and 1 child. Price in brackets for additional child or adult

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Unless otherwise stated all courses run from w/c Mon 15 Apr - w/c Mon 8 Jul 2013. Each course runs over 12 weeks and includes a break for half term unless otherwise stated. Half Term runs from Mon 27 May - Sun 2 Jun. Please see www.macarts.co.uk for details.

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Saturday

7

Sunday

Course

Start Date

Time

Level

Age

Tutor

Price

Pg

Course

Start Date

Time

Level

Age

Tutor

Price

Pg

Life Drawing (VA12)

Sat 20 Apr

9.30am-12.30pm

All

16+

Sally Delaney

£106 (£94)

12

Twinkle Toes First Steps Creative Ballet (CH15)

Sun 21 Apr

10-11am

Beg/Imp

3-5yrs

Esther Anderson

£55

26

The Art of Computer Games and Animation (YP04)

Sat 20 Apr

10am-12pm

All

11-17yrs

Chris Hamilton

£85

29

Family Creative Dance (FA98)

Sun 21 Apr

11am-12pm

All

6mths-3yrs

Esther Anderson

£8 (£5) / £88 (£55)**

27

Pottery Club (CH06)

Sat 27 Apr

10am-12pm

All

6-12yrs

Wendy Tournay

£76

25

Twinkle Toes Next Steps Creative Ballet (CH16)

Sun 21 Apr

12-1pm

Beg/Imp

6-8yrs

Esther Anderson

£55

26

Art Explorers (CH07)

Sat 27 Apr

10am-12pm

Beg

6-12yrs

Emma Lockey

£76

25

Guitar Together (FA01)

Sun 21 Apr

2.30-3.30pm

All

6+ +PG

Kit Robertshaw

£112 (£76)**

26

smART (CH08)

Sat 20 Apr

10-11.30am

Beg

4-7yrs

Louisa Brown

£66

26

Creative Drama (CH05)

Sat 20 Apr

10-11.30am

Beg

5-9yrs

Jane English

£66

25

Experimental Screenprinting (TE93)

Sat 20 Apr

10am-1pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Emma Jackson

£48 (£36)

14

Devise, Improvise, Perform (YP02)

Sat 20 Apr

11.30am-1pm

Beg

10-13yrs

Jane English

£66

29

Capoeira for Children (CH11)

Sat 27 Apr

11am-12pm

Beg/Imp

6-12yrs

Vicky Hawkesford

£55

26

Mothers and Daughters: Creative Indian Dance (FA05)

Sat 20 Apr

12pm-1pm

Beg/Imp

4+

Sonia Sabri Company

£95 (£40)**

27

Animation in Action (YP11)

Sat 20 Apr

12.15-2.15pm

Imp

11-17yrs

Chris Hamilton

£85

29

Family Pottery (FA02)

Sat 27 Apr

12.30-2.30pm

All

6-12 +PG

Wendy Tournay

£125 (£65)

26

Kathak (DA06)

Sat 20 Apr

1-2pm

Beg/Imp

8+

Sonia Sabri Company

£77 (£66)

19

Capoeira (DA08)

Sat 20 Apr

1-2pm

Beg/Imp

16+

Vicky Hawkesford

£7 (£6) / £77 (£66)*

19

Arts Award at mac: Drama (Bronze/Silver) (YP97)

Sat 20 Apr

1.30-3.30pm

All

12-17yrs

Jane English

£80

28

Tai Chi (WB20)

Sat 20 Apr

2.30am-4pm

Beg

18+

Yanyan Yang

£77 (£66)

20

Baby and Toddler Art Group (FA04)

Sat 20 Apr

2-2.45pm

All

2mths2yrs +PG

Nathalie Madron

£6 (£4.50)**

27

* Pay per session price / purchase the full term at a discounted rate | **Price is for 1 adult and 1 child. Price in brackets for additional child or adult

Artist Pass Make mac birmingham your creative destination with our flexible Artist Pass scheme, offering affordable access to our Dance, Music and Visual Art and Design studios. Develop your individual ideas and practice using our excellent new facilities. mac birmingham’s Artist Pass provides an opportunity for creative individuals who are experienced and confident in their own practice to work without guidance in our studio spaces. Those with less experience who are interested in what the pass scheme has to offer can, after taking a course and discussing with their Artist Tutor, be recommended to apply to the scheme.

All successful Passholders must attend an induction before using the studios. A limited number of passes for Painting & Drawing, Sculpture, Textiles, Music & Performance Studios are available and, following a successful application process, will be issued on a first come first served basis. Application forms can be downloaded from mac birmingham website and are available at the Sales and Information desk.

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Short Courses Course

Start Date

Time

Level

Age

Tutor

Price

Pg

Open Studio: Life Drawing & Painting (VA99)

Sun 28 Apr

10am-4pm

Imp/Adv

16+

Paul Bartlett

£20 (£14)

12

Introduction to Jewellery for Trade (JE92)

Sat 4 & Sun 5 May

10am-4pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Naomi Sheppard

£55 (£48)

15

Textiles: Open Studio (TE81)

Sun 12 May

10am-4pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Emma Jackson

£20 (£14)

14

Open Studio: Life Drawing & Painting (VA98)

Sun 26 May

10am-4pm

Imp/Adv

16+

Paul Bartlett

£20 (£14)

12

Ceramics: Open Studio (CE99)

Tue 28 May

10am-4pm

Beg/Imp

16+

Sue Dyer

£25 (£18)

13

Wheelwork Weekend (CE98)

Sat 1 Jun & Sun 2 Jun

10am-4pm

Beg/Imp

18+

David Wicks

£55 (£44)

13

Writing Your Travels (WR97)

Sat 8 Jun

10am-2pm

All

18+

Jo Skelt

£56 (£50)

16

Hand Felted Sculptural Vessels (TE92)

Sat 22 Jun

10am-4pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Emma Jackson

£32 (£25)

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Batik: Paper, Fabric & Wax (TE86)

Sat 15 & Sun 16 Jun

10am-4pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Emma Jackson

£58 (£49)

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Inspirations (WR99)

Sun 16 Jun

10am-4pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Jo Feldwick

£26 (£22)

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Textiles: Open Studio (TE82)

Sat 6 Jul

10am-4pm

Beg/Imp

18+

Emma Jackson

£20 (£14)

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Alexander Technique - A Walkers Guide (WB22)

Sat 22 & Sun 23 Jun

10am-6pm & 10pm 4pm

Beg

18+

Lisa Harrison & Chris Walker

£55 (£48)

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Open Studio: Life Drawing & Painting (VA97)

Sun 23 Jun

10am-4pm

Imp/Adv

16+

Paul Bartlett

£20 (£14)

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Introduction to Jewellery (JE97)

Sat 6 & Sun 7 Jul

10am-4pm

Beg

18+

Nick Greenhough

£55 (£48)

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Booking

Workshops

Children’s Courses & Workshops

Early booking is recommended for all courses – mac birmingham reserves the right to cancel courses that do not reach the minimum number of bookings up to two days in advance. Sales and Information is open for bookings in person: 10am – 9.45pm and by telephone 9am - 9.45pm daily. You can book online 24 hours a day at www.macarts.co.uk or you can enrol in person or by phone on 0121 446 3232.

Potters Please allow up to three weeks for firing before collection and where possible please contact the Visual Arts technician to arrange a convenient appointment (tel: 0121 446 3229).

Parents should take their children to the studio where the activity is being held and collect them promptly at the end of the session. No previous experience is required by children to take part in any of our workshops or courses. Where indicated, parents must remain with their children throughout.

Admission Admission to events and classes are only permitted with a valid ticket. Proof of eligibility for concessions must be brought with you. mac birmingham reserves the right to make alterations to the advertised event or programme without any obligation to refund money or exchange tickets. Refunds and Exchanges mac birmingham does not offer refunds. In extenuating circumstances a credit note or exchange may be offered, but this will be subject to a written request addressed to the Learning & Participation Producer and is not guaranteed.

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Clothing We strongly recommend that participants wear either old clothes or an apron for any visual arts course. Yoga & Pilates Adults should bring their own yoga mat. Ages Courses and workshops have been developed and planned with specific age ranges in mind and we ask you to keep to those suggested. Materials The price of materials is included on all visual arts courses for children and adults (excluding Jewellery course materials and some Textile course materials.)

Maximum Ratio For your comfort in Early Years and Family sessions, for every two children, at least one adult must be present. For Children and Family sessions, three children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Lunch For all-day workshops, children will be accompanied by Learner Support Workers at lunchtimes but lunch is not provided by mac birmingham. Children should bring a packed lunch.

Unless otherwise stated all courses run from w/c Mon 15 Apr w/c Mon 8 Jul 2013. Each course runs over 12 weeks and includes a break for half term unless otherwise stated. Half Term runs from Mon 27 May - Sun 2 Jun. Please see www.macarts.co.uk for details.

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Visual Arts

Life Drawing VA12

Watercolours VA05

Practical Visual Enquiry VA01

A guide to the differing art techniques and skills used in drawing and painting.

Work directly from a life model; explore techniques that may be used to interpret the human form.

Introduction to drawing, colour theory, colour-mixing and watercolour techniques.

Sat | 9.30am-12.30pm | £106 (£94) | All Levels

Tue | 10am-12.30pm | £101 (£86) | Beg

Experiment: Drawing & Painting

Contemporary Portraiture VA13

By investigating, embracing mistakes and taking risks, we consider the power of the medium to document, communicate, explore and develop emotional release.

Working directly from a life model, explore traditional and contemporary portraiture.

The Unfinished Artist Workshop VA93

Develop creative ideas through drawing, painting and mixed media. Mon |10am-1pm | £101 (£86) | All Levels See it, Draw it, Paint it! VA02 Learn basic skills such as drawing and colour mixing and explore ways of recording through observation and imagination. Mon | 1.30-3.30pm | £86 (£72) | All Levels

VA06 | Wed | 7-9pm | £86 (£72) |Beg VA07 | Thu | 10am-12pm | £86 (£72) |Beg

VA08 | Fri | 10am-12pm | £86 (£72) | Beg/Imp VA09 | Thu | 7-9pm | £86 (£72) | Adv

Unless otherwise stated all courses run from w/c Mon 15 Apr - w/c Mon 8 Jul 2013.

The Drawing Board VA03

Each course runs over 12 weeks and includes a break for Half Term unless otherwise stated. Half Term runs from Mon 27 May - Sun 2 Jun.

Using pencils, graphite, charcoal and pastel, develop skills in line, form and composition with a variety of subjects.

Please see www.macarts.co.uk for details.

Mon | 7-9pm | £86 (£72) | All Levels

Fri | 6.45-9.45pm | £9 (£7) or £99 (£77)* | Imp/Adv

Natural Forms: Drawing & Painting VA04

Introduction to Life Drawing Techniques VA11

Explore natural forms to develop your own themes using a mixture of media.

Working directly from a life model, be guided through set exercises and experiments to explore the different techniques that may be used to interpret the human form.

Materials & Costs

The price of materials is included on all visual arts courses for children and adults (excluding Jewellery course materials and some Textile course materials.)

Tue | 1.30-3.30pm | £86 (£72) | All Levels

Life Drawing & Painting VA10 Artists are invited to develop their artwork via long poses referring directly to a life model.

Wed | 1.30-3.30pm | £92 (£83) | All Levels

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Thu | 1.30-3.30pm | £92 (£83) | Beg/Imp

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Open Studio: Life Drawing & Painting

VA99 | Sun 28 Apr | 10am-4pm (inc. 1hr break) | £20 (£14) | Imp/Adv VA98 | Sun 26 May | 10am-4pm (inc. 1hr break) | £20 (£14) | Imp/Adv VA97 | Sun 23 June | 10am-4pm (inc. 1hr break) | £20 (£14) | Imp/Adv Transformations VA92 Taking inspiration from stories such as folk tales and myths, use a variety of visual art and writing processes to develop your ideas and create your personal interpretation of a story. This could be in visual art, writing, or a combination of both – wherever inspiration takes you. Mon | 7-9pm | £86 (£72) | All Levels

Have you ever been plagued by an unperfected project? We are inviting you crafties, artists and makers to offer up your neglected creations and join us in making a new piece out of these collected fragments. The Unfinished Artist Workshop offers a place to bring your work, a space to share the stories behind them, and an opportunity to explore ways of connecting the pieces together. Tue | 7.30-9.30pm | £3 (£2) | All levels

*Pay per session or purchase the full term at a discounted rate

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Drawing and Painting Ceramics Sculpture Textiles Jewellery

Introduction to Art Techniques

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Drawing & Painting

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Introduction to Ceramics

Contemporary Ceramics CE94

Ceramics Workshop CE07

Explore Feltmaking TE01

Constructed/Mixed Media Textiles

Cover the basic making techniques in clay, including throwing and slab pot.

Explore and experiment with exciting ceramic processes which will take you on a journey through the construction, decoration and realisation of your design ideas in ceramic.

Develop and broaden your knowledge through set exercises and demonstrations.

Experiment with a range of fibre, fabric and wool. Create tactile surfaces for stitch and dye and try more advanced techniques such as resists and nuno felting.

Exploring processes such as batik, collage, silk, paper making and printing, this course will place an emphasis on raising surfaces and 3D elements.

CE01 | Mon | 7pm-9pm | £106 (92) | Beg CE02 | Thu | 10am-12pm | £106 (92) | Beg CE08 | Wed | 10am-12pm | £106 (92) | Beg

A range of hand building techniques will be demonstrated such as throwing, coiling & slab building.

Exploring natural forms and historical references – look at how nature can inspire and be used to develop ceramics forms.

Thu | 12.30-2.30pm | £106 (£92) | Beg/Imp

CE03 | Tue | 10.15am-12.15pm | £106 (£92) | Beg/Imp

Mould Making, Porcelain & Slip Casting Techniques CE95

CE04 | Tue | 7-9pm | £106 (£92) | Beg/Imp

Explore basic techniques in mould making and the use of moulds to create pot and sculptural pieces using press moulding and slip casting techniques.

Painterly Pots CE100 Use inspiration from historical and contemporary painting to develop techniques in the surface decoration of ceramics. A course for developing knowledge of skills and decorative techniques. Tue | 1-3pm | £106 (£92) | Beg/Imp

Fri | 10.30am-12.30pm | £106 (£92) | Beg/ Imp Wheelwork Learn basic techniques of throwing and turning forms on the wheel alongside finishing techniques in decorating and glazing. CE09 | Fri | 7-9pm | £113 (£99) | Beg/Imp CE10 | Fri | 10am-12pm | £113 (£99) | Beg/ Imp

Wed | 7-9pm | £106 (£92) | Beg/Imp SHORT COURSE

Ceramics: Open Studio CE99

Artist Tutor Sue Dyer will be on hand to offer help and guidance, allowing you to explore your own projects and ideas, extend your ceramic knowledge or simply spend a relaxing day being creative in the Ceramics Studio. Tue 28 May | 10am-4pm (inc. 1 hr break) | £25 (£18) | Beg/Imp SHORT COURSE

Wheelwork Weekend CE98

This intensive weekend introduces the art of throwing on the potter’s wheel. The weekend will cover various techniques including composite constructions, demonstrations and the opportunity to make simple domestic wares. Sat 1 & Sun 2 Jun | 10am-4pm (inc. 1hr break) | £55 (£44) | Beg/Imp

Mon | 1-3pm | £89 (£79) | Beg/Imp Explore Textiles TE02 Develop your own designs using techniques such as batik, screen printing, feltmaking and embroidery. Mon | 7.30–9.30pm | £89 (£79) | Beg/Imp Felted Accessories TE03 Learn the art of Feltmaking through a variety of techniques to create unique jewellery, wearable accessories and felted items for the home. Tue | 7.30-9.30pm | £89 (£79) | Beg/Imp From Paper to Fabric TE04 Introducing block and screen-printing and machine embroidery, this course offers a practical exploration into surface design. Wed | 10am–12pm | £89 (£79) | Beg/Imp

TE05 | Wed | 1-3pm | £89 (£79) | Beg/Imp TE06 | Thu | 7.30–9.30pm | £89 (£79) | Beg/Imp Experimental Screenprinting TE93 Explore creating screenprint designs, using stencil and breakdown techniques experimenting with print paste and thickened dyes to create your own unique experimental textiles. Bring in design sources to inspire your designs, wear old clothes. Sat | 10am–1pm | Beg/Imp | £48 (£36) SHORT COURSE

Textiles: Open Studio

An opportunity to work on individual projects, giving you the chance to extend and develop your existing skills or to simply spend a relaxing day being creative in the Textiles Studio. TE81 | Sun 12 May | 10am-4pm (inc. 1hr break) | £20 (£14) | Beg/Imp TE82 | Sat 6 Jul | 10am-4pm (inc. 1hr break) | £20 (£14) | Beg/Imp

SHORT COURSE

Batik : Paper, Fabric & Wax TE86

Experimenting with a range of batik techniques building layers of wax and dyes to construct decorative textile pieces working on paper and fabric. Bring in design sources to inspire your designs, wear old clothes. Sat 15 & Sun 16 Jun | 10am-4pm (inc. 1hr break) | £58 (£49) | Beg/Imp SHORT COURSE

Hand Felted Sculptural Vessel TE92

Create 3D sculpted vessels and textured surfaces using resists with natural wool and silk fibres.  These fabulous textured vessels can then be adorned with stitch or other decorative embellishments. Please bring a variety of sewing and knitting yarns, open weave fabric, buttons or beads to add your own personal surface decorations.  Sat 22 Jun | 10am-4pm (inc. 1hr break) | £32 (£25) | Beg/Imp Stained Glass A 12 week course to learn the techniques of copper foiled (tiffany) stained glass. The course will cover design, glass cutting, grinding,foiling, soldering and finishing with lead came. VA90 | Mon | 1-3pm | £106 (£92) | Beg VA91 | Mon | 7-9pm | £106 (£92) | Beg

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Jewellery Introduction to Jewellery

Contemporary Jewellery

Figurative Sculpture

Cover basic techniques, including soldering, saw piercing and filing and learn how to make your own jewellery designs.

Develop creative ideas and look at design making with a contemporary edge.

Working directly from a live model, explore traditional and contemporary ways to sculpt the human figure in clay.

JE01 | Mon | 7-9pm | £92 (£79) | Beg JE03 | Wed | 7-9pm | £92 (£79) | Beg

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Jewellery Workshop Extend and develop skills whilst working on individual projects. Try processes such as granulation, or casting techniques using wax and resin. JE04 | Mon | 1-3pm | £8 (£7) or £92 (£79)* | Imp JE06 | Wed | 10am–12.30pm | £107 (£92) | Imp Jewellery: Open Studio Great for those who have an existing knowledge of jewellery. Work alone or expand skills with assistance from the Artist Tutor.

JE08 | Thu | 1-3pm | £92 (£79) | Beg/Imp JE09 | Thu | 7-9pm | £92 (£79) | Beg/Imp Introduction to Jewellery Cover basic techniques including soldering, saw piercing and filing. JE02 | Tue | 1-3.30pm | £107 (£92) | Beg SHORT COURSE

Introduction to Jewellery

Cover basic techniques including soldering, saw piercing and filing. JE97 | Sat 6 & Sun 7 Jul | 10am-4pm (inc. 1hr break) | £55 (£48) | Beg SHORT COURSE

Explore stages of jewellery production and look at essential processes for developing a piece for trade.

JE93 | Thu | 10am-12.30pm | £9 (£8) or £107 (£92)* | Adv

JE92 | Sat 4 & Sun 5 May | 10am-4pm | £55 (£48) | Beg/Imp

*Pay per session or purchase the full term at a discounted rate

SC01 | Tue | 10am–12pm | £117 (£105) | Beg/Imp SC02 | Tue | 7-9pm | £117 (£105) | Beg/ Imp Sculptural Form: Open Studio Working directly from a life model, use a variety of materials and techniques to expand ideas and concepts around the human form.

Literature

The Writers’ Reading Group WR01 During this course you will select a variety of books and poetry anthologies to discuss and explore, and through set tasks you will be encouraged to think about the writers’ style and subject choice. Books for this course will be purchased independently with advice from your Artist Tutor. Tue | 7-9pm | £42 (£34) | Beg/Imp The Writers’ Reading Group meets fortnightly on the following dates: 16 & 30 Apr 14 & 28 May 25 Jun & 2 Jul

SC03 | Thu | 7-9pm | £117 (£105) | Imp/ Adv SC04 | Thu | 1-3pm | £117 (£105) | Beg

Introduction to Jewellery for Trade

JE07 | Wed | 1-3pm | £8 (£7) or £92 (£79)* | Imp

JE95 | Tue | 6.30-9pm | £9 (£8) or £107 (£92)* | Adv

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Sculpture

Date for your diary. Tue 2 Apr - Easter courses start. Also look out for our programme of Summer Holiday courses. On sale from Mon 8 April.

SHORT COURSE

Inspirations WR99

Explore the visual arts programme at mac birmingham and realise your potential to express your creative ideas in words and different visual techniques. Work with visual artist Jo Feldwick and writer Polly Wright to develop different techniques for building creative ideas.

NEW COURSE

SHORT COURSE

Writing Your Travels WR97

Sat 10am – 2pm (inc ½ hour break) | £56 (£50) | All levels Sat Sat Sat Sat

8 Jun 15 Jun 29 Jun 6 Jul

Bring along your travel stories and wanderlust for this short course using travel as a springboard for writing poems, short stories from real-life experiences, feature articles and for writing a travel journal. (No previous experience required). Transformations VA92 Taking inspiration from stories such as folk tales and myths, use a variety of visual art and writing processes to develop your ideas and create your personal interpretation of a story. This could be in visual art, writing, or a combination of both – wherever inspiration takes you. Mon | 7-9pm | £86 (£72) | All Levels

Sun 16 Jun | 10am–4pm (inc. 1hr break) | £26 (£22) | Beg/Imp

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Performance Music Dance

Music

Develop new performance skills, have fun, build confidence and meet new people in the adult theatre workshop.

The Songwriting Circle

Wed | 6.30-8pm | £78 (£68) | Beg Stand Up Comedy PE03 Develop your own stand–up act with the option to perform before a paying audience. No previous experience required, just an open mind and sense of humour.

Sing Up This course will help you to find your voice and project it with confidence. You may feel you can’t sing or you may be an established singer who wants to improve or gain confidence. No former musical knowledge is required. Sing Up PE04 Mon | 5.30-7pm | £78 (£68) | Beg Duration: 6 Weeks | Start: Mon 15 Apr

Unless otherwise stated all courses run from w/c Mon 15 Apr - w/c Mon 8 Jul 2013. Each course runs over 12 weeks and includes a break for half term unless otherwise stated. Half Term runs from Mon 27 May - Sun 2 Jun. Please see www.macarts.co.uk for details.

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Sing Up + PE91 Mon | 7.15-9pm | £78 (£68) | Imp/Adv Duration: 6 Weeks | Start: Mon 15 Apr Voice Technique for Performers PE05 Designed for singers and actors this course will provide you with technical advice and practical exercises helping you to acquire a free, flexible and responsive voice. Tue | 7-8.30pm | £78 (£68) | Beg/Imp

The Songwriting Circle MU01 Mon | 7.30–9.30pm | £77 (£66) | All Levels

Group Guitar MU06

Play Violin MU11

Learn how to play the guitar from scratch in this exciting course for beginners.

This course covers violin technique, reading and writing music, performance skills and aural training. Participants will be given the opportunity to take exams, if appropriate, and be expected to practise outside the lesson.

Wed | 6.30–7.30pm | £77 (£66) | Beg Individual Music Sessions 30 min sessions are tailored to suit the individual.

Tue | 5-8pm | £132 (£118) | All Levels

Play Drums

Play Piano

This course will develop technique and coordination, whether you are an absolute beginner or simply looking to improve your skills.

With an emphasis on inspiration and motivation, these sessions will focus on developing new skills and learning keyboard techniques.

MU07 | Wed | 5-7.30pm | £132 (£118) | All Levels

MU12 | Tue | 4-8pm | £132 (£118) | All Levels

Tue | 6.30–7.30pm | £86 (£75) | Beg

MU08 | Thu | 5-7.30pm | £132 (£118) | All Levels

MU13 | Thu | 4-8pm | £132 (£118) | All Levels

Tabla

Play Guitar

Musicianship & Improvisation MU15

Originating from Northern India the tabla consists of two drums, treble and bass. Learn basic strokes, rhythm and speed control.

Learn the basics or develop your skills and knowledge further while playing in a style of your choosing.

Explore effective practice and overall musicianship in different popular genres such as jazz, blues and rock. These individual sessions will concentrate on the individual with an opportunity to try out some work in a group session towards the end of the term.

The Songwriting Circle MU02 Wed | 7.30–9.30pm | £77 (£66) | All Levels Dhol Drum MU03 The dhol drum is a large Indian drum played with sticks. Learn basic techniques and rhythms, and develop to a performance level.

MU04 | Tue | 7.30–8.30pm | £86 (£75) | Beg/Imp MU05 | Wed | 7–8pm | £86 (£75) | Beg/Imp

MU09 | Wed | 7.30-9.30pm | £132 (£118) | All Levels MU99 | Wed | 5.30-6.30pm | £132 (£118) | All Levels MU10 | Sun | 3.30-7.30pm |£132 (£118) | All Levels

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Mon | 7-9pm | £80 (£68) | Beg

No knowledge of music theory is needed for this creative network where like-minded folks meet and share ideas. "...similar to the creative buzz and team spirit of being in a band, but for grown ups and without the long journeys to gigs in a transit van"

Performance

Performance

Devise, Improvise, Perform PE02

Thu | 7-9pm | £120 (£108) | Imp/Adv Note: This is not instrumental tuition. Learners need to be committed to regular practice and bring the instrument they play with them.

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Performance

Dance Flamenco Level 1 DA01

Tap Dance Level 2 DA10

Concentrate on simpler forms of flamenco dance such as tangos, rumbas and fandangos.

Develop your skills further and expand your tap dance skills.

Mon | 8.30-9.30pm | £77 (£66) | Beg Flamenco Level 2 DA02

Wed | 8-9pm | £77 (£66) | Imp Kathak DA06

Build up a repertoire of dance, which will include more complicated forms of the dance such as bulerias, alegrias and soleá.

Develop skill, ability and an understanding of this richly diverse north Indian dance style. Classes will look to create new dance pieces inspired by other cultural references.

Mon | 7.30-8.30pm | £77 (£66) | Imp

Sat | 1-2pm | £77 (£66) | Beg/Imp

Jazz Dance DA03

Capoeira DA08

Exploring both classical jazz and street dance techniques this course is fun and energetic.

Capoeira is an exciting Brazilian art form comprising martial arts, dance and acrobatics practised to music. This course is a great opportunity to have fun while learning the new skills and the different techniques. Learners will have opportunities to take exams if appropriate.

Mon | 7.45-8.45pm | £7 (£6) or £77 (£66)* | Beg/Imp Tap Dance Level 1 DA04 Learn basic tap movements and exercises that strengthen ankles, knees and hips. Wed | 7-8pm | £77 (£66) | Beg/Imp

Sat | 1-2pm | £7 (£6) or £77 (£66)* | Beg/ Imp

Contemporary Dance: Infuse DA09 Focusing on momentum, breath and weight this class uses Limon and Release based techniques to strengthen, stretch and get your body moving in an expansive, fun and energetic way. Mon | 6.30-7.45pm | £7 (£6) or £77 (£66)* | Beg/Imp *Pay per session or purchase the full term at a discounted rate

Wellbeing Alexander Technique Zumba® Tai Chi Pilates Yoga

Note

For all Yoga based courses you are required to bring your own mat and/or blocks. Please ask the Artist Tutor for more information. If you suffer from a medical condition we recommend that you take advice from your doctor before doing any physical exercise.

Through a mixture of talks and practical activities in groups these sessions demonstrate how the principles of the technique can be applied to everyday life. Mon | 7.15-8.45pm | £77 (£66) | Beg NEW COURSE

SHORT COURSE

Alexander Technique A Walker’s Guide WB22

Take part in a mixture of talks and practical activities to demonstrate how the principles of the Alexander technique can be applied to walking. Sat 22 & Sun 23 Jun | 10am-6pm (inc 45 min for lunch) | £55 (£48) | Beg Zumba® Party yourself into shape with this exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie burning dance. WB02 | Mon | 6.15–7.15pm | £5.50 (£4.50) or £60 (£50)* | Beg Tai Chi

Unless otherwise stated all courses run from w/c Mon 15 Apr - w/c Mon 8 Jul 2013. Each course runs over 12 weeks and includes a break for half term unless otherwise stated. Half Term runs from Mon 27 May - Sun 2 Jun. Please see www.macarts.co.uk for details.

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Alexander Technique Introductory Course WB01

Explore the basics of Tai Chi and increase flexibility and suppleness whilst exercising the muscles. Tai Chi is practised for both its defence training and its health benefits. WB03 | Wed | 6-7pm | £77 (£66) | Beg WB30 | Wed | 7.15-8.15pm | £77 (£66) | Imp/ Adv WB20 | Sat | 2.30-4pm | £77 (£66) | Beg

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explore, learn & discover mac birmingham Tai Chi Fan WB05

Hatha Yoga

Tai Chi Fan is a unique routine that uses music and fans to practise Tai Chi movements. The routines are easy to learn and offers graceful exercise that enhances co-ordination and provides a good workout.

Practise and explore meditation, develop asana practice (postures) and utilise pranayamas (breathing exercise).

Fri | 7.30-9pm | £77 (£66) | Beg Note: For Tai Chi Fan you are required to bring your own fan. Please consult with your tutor for advice.

Seen as a meditation through movement, Astanga yoga is a great cardiovascular exercise that builds strength, flexibility, stamina and body tone. WB15 | Thu | 5.30–7pm | £77 (£66) | All Levels WB16 | Fri | 6.30–8pm | £77 (£66) | All Levels

Pranayama Yoga WB14

Iyengar Yoga WB17

Pilates combines strength, stretching, breathing and balance to focus upon developing flexibility and posture whilst supporting the spinal column.

Through gentle stretches, relaxation techniques and breathing exercises master the art of relaxation, releasing tension from the body and calming the mind.

Accessible to anyone, with regular practice, Iyengar Yoga increases suppleness, strength and stamina, improves posture and concentration and quietens the mind to promote well-being.

Thu | 6-7pm | £7 (£6) or £77 (£66)* | All Levels

Tue | 8-9.30pm | £77 (£66) | All Levels

Fri | 6-7.30pm | £7 (£6) or £77 (£66)* | Beg

Tai Chi Qi Gong

Dynamic Power Yoga WB19

Through a low-impact mind-body series of movements you will learn relaxation techniques to keep fit and improve your wellbeing.

An invigorating programme that draws on athletic Astanga and Sivananda styles of yoga. A dynamic class that is demanding but safe for all levels.

WB04 | Fri | 10-11.30am | £77 (£66) | Imp/ Adv WB99 | Fri | 6-7.30pm | £77 (£66) | Beg WB96 | Fri | 11:30 - 1pm | £77 (£66) | Beg

Thu | 7-8.30pm | £7 (£6) or £77 (£66)* | All Levels

Pilates WB08

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WB10 | Tue | 7-8.30pm | £77 (£66) | Beg/Imp WB11 | Thu | 1-2.30pm | £77 (£66) | Beg/Imp WB12 | Thu | 10-11.30am | £77 (£66) | Beg/Imp WB13 | Thu | 7-8.30pm | £7 (£6) or £77 (£66)* | Beg/Imp

Astanga Yoga

Gentle Hatha Yoga WB09 An introduction to Hatha Yoga for complete beginners, this course introduces a range of key postures, followed by seated breathing awareness practice and guided relaxation. Wed | 11am-12.30pm | £7 (£6) or £77 (£66)* | Beg

Film & Media Photography Film Making

Understanding Your Apple Mac DM17 Learn the basics and get to grips with basic Apple Mac, software and applications. Mon | 1.15-3.15pm | £50 (£44) | Beg Duration: 6 Weeks | Start Date: Mon 15 Apr

Animation Web Design

Exposures Evening Photography DM97

Music Technology

Explore everything photography, from camera phones to DSLRs, lighting and composition, editing and post-production, building a portfolio, photo book making, introduction to free book making software (blurb.co.uk) and sharing images via social media.

Photography Film Making

Visual Arts Note For all photography courses please bring along your digital camera, regardless of format or type.

Mon | 8-9.30pm | £99 (£85) | Beg/Imp Duration: 12 weeks | Start Date: Mon 15 Apr Exposure I: Digital Photography DM01 Learn basic controls and techniques common to all types of digital cameras.

Unless otherwise stated all courses run from w/c Mon 15 Apr - w/c Mon 8 Jul 2013. Each course runs over 12 weeks and includes a break for half term unless otherwise stated. Half Term runs from Mon 27 May - Sun 2 Jun.

Mon | 3.30–5.30pm | £50 (£44) | Beg Duration: 6 Weeks | Start Date: Mon 15 Apr

Please see www.macarts.co.uk for details.

*Pay per session or purchase the full term and pay a discounted rate

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Develop your technical, creative and visual skills via practical assignments, whilst widening your general understanding of the photographic medium. Mon | 3.30-5.30pm | £50 (£44) | Imp Duration: 6 weeks | Start Date: Mon 3 Jun

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Introduction to Film Editing with Apple Mac DM14 An introduction to the basics of editing movies using iMovie for Mac. Tue | 6-7pm | £25 (£22) | Beg Duration: 6 Weeks | Start Date: Tue 16 Apr Film Editing with Apple Mac 2 DM20 Equip yourself with the skills required to create professional, good quality movies, using Final Cut Express, enabling you to work using your own footage or to use a set project. Tue | 6-7pm | £25 (£22) | Imp Duration: 6 Weeks | Start Date: Tue 4 Jun

Create your own sounds from scratch, source samples, produce effects and bring your music to life with use of software automation. Tue | 7.15-9.15pm | £50 (£44) | Beg Duration: 6 Weeks | Start Date: Tue 16 Apr Music Technology with Apple Mac 2 DM06 Look at audio production in more depth while gaining an insight into advanced audio editing, midi programming and automation, and delve a little further into the mix and mastering process. Tue | 7.15-9.15pm | £50 (£44) | Imp Duration: 6 Weeks | Start Date: Tue 4 Jun Computers: The Basics DM15 This course enables you to get the most out of using your computers, for both business and leisure. Wed | 3-5pm | £47 (£40) | Beg Duration: 6 Weeks | Start Date: Wed 17 Apr

How to use the World Wide Web DM16 This course enables you to us the web and internet effectively, from shopping to blogging to social networking. Wed | 3-5pm | £47 (£40) | Beg Duration: 6 Weeks | Start Date: Wed 5 Jun Introduction to Photoshop Skills with Apple Mac DM08 Learn all about creating designs and how to edit images. Thu | 5-7pm | £50 (£44) | Beg Duration: 6 Weeks | Start Date: Thu 18 Apr Photoshop Skills 2 – Photoshop for Designers and Photographers DM09 In these sessions you will edit photographs to change the exposure, add creative focus, use air brush effects and renew old or damaged photos. Thu | 5-7pm | £50 (£44) | Imp Duration: 6 Weeks | Start Date: Thu 6 Jun

Introduction to Web Design with Apple Mac DM03 Use web applications and creatively incorporate sound, video, images, text and even animation to a finished website. Thu | 7.15-9.15pm | £50 (£44) | Beg Duration: 6 Weeks | Start Date: Thu 18 Apr

Talk Film DM11 Led by Bafta Award-winning filmmaker Michael Clifford, this course looks at all the workings of cinema. All classes will be accompanied by screenings of key films from the past and present. Includes access to one mac cinema screening per term

Thu | 6.30-9.30pm | £107 (£92) | Beg/ Imp

Web Design 2 DM99 Develop your skills in using web applications with Apple Mac and creatively incorporate sound, video, images, text and animation to a finished website. Thu | 7.15–9.15pm | £50 (£44) | Imp Duration: 6 Weeks | Start Date: Thu 6 Jun

Short Takes: The Art of Short Film Making DM10 Learn the techniques of film making and develop your own ideas, whilst receiving input from Bafta Award-winner Michael Clifford. All aspects of the process are covered, from an idea on the page, to camera work and editing. Wed | 7.30-9.30pm | £99 (£85) | Beg/ Imp Duration: 12 Weeks | Start Date: Wed 17 Apr Note: Attendees should have their own equipment. A domestic video camera and computer are fine.

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Note: Please bring along your digital camera, regardless of format or type.

Introduction to Music Technology with Apple Mac DM05

Film & Media

Film & Media

Exposure II: Digital Photography DM02

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SmART! CH08

Twinkle Toes

Families

Unlock your creative imagination and explore a wide variety of drama techniques including improvisation, clowning and puppetry. Each performer will learn to work as a group, find new ways to express themselves physically and vocally, and create a performance to share.

With plenty of support and encouragement, take the opportunity to experiment with a wide range of 2D and 3D materials in a fun and friendly studio. You could choose to make a mosaic, clay lantern, or a decorative door plaque.

Covering the early foundations of ballet technique and working to develop co-ordination, musicality and creative expression, the class will allow children to experience the first steps of ballet and will finish with a sharing for parents.

Guitar Together FA01

Sat | 10-11.30am | £66 | 4-7yrs | Beg

Twinkle Toes First Steps Creative Ballet CH15 Sun | 10-11am | £55 | 3-5yrs | Beg/Imp

Sat | 10-11.30am | £66 | 5-9yrs | Beg Pottery Club CH06

Film & Theatre Unless otherwise stated all courses run from w/c Mon 15 Apr - w/c Mon 8 Jul 2013. Each course runs over 12 weeks and includes a break for half term unless otherwise stated. Half Term runs from Mon 27 May - Sun 2 Jun. Please see www.macarts.co.uk for details.

Sat | 10am–12pm | £76 | 6-12yrs | All Levels Start Date: 27 Apr Art Explorers CH07 Students have the opportunity to experiment and have fun with a range of different painting and drawing techniques through a range of activities. The session’s aim is to encourage children to develop their skills and produce an exciting piece of artwork to take home. Sat | 10am–12pm | £76 | 6-12yrs | Beg Start Date: 27 Apr

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Capoeira is an exciting Brazilian art form comprising martial arts, dance and acrobatics practised to music. This course is a great opportunity to learn new skills and techniques. There will be an opportunity to take exams if appropriate.

Twinkle Toes Next Steps Creative Ballet CH16 Sun | 12-1pm | £55 | 6-8yrs | Beg/Imp Musical Theatre CH18

Sat | 11am-12pm | £55 | 6-12yrs | Beg/ Imp Start Date: 27 Apr

Develop and combine singing, dancing and movement skills and apply them into a musical theatre performance which will be showcased in a public sharing at mac.

Dance Mash Up CH13

Tue | 4.30-6pm | £66 | 6-12yrs | All Levels Start Date: 23 Apr

A fast-paced class incorporating street, freestyle, jazz and contemporary styles to popular music. Mon | 5.15-6.15pm | £55 | 6-12yrs | Beg/ Imp

Sun | 2.30-3.30pm | £112 (£76 for additional child/adult) | 6yrs + plus accompanying adult | All Levels Family Pottery FA02 Explore the world of clay together, learning all about the different hand-building techniques and exciting ways to decorate your clay work. Sat | 12.30-2.30pm | £125 (£65 for additional child/adult) | 6-12yrs plus accompanying adult | All Levels Start Date: 27 Apr

Date for your diary. Tues 2 Apr - Start Easter Courses.

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Performance & Visual Arts

Explore the world of clay; learn all about different hand-building techniques and imaginative ways to decorate what’s made.

Capoeira for Children CH11

This course offers a progressive look at playing, focusing on different musical notation and how to approach learning together. The aim will be to use an instrument as a bonding experience for both parent and child to learn, practise and play together.

Children & Family

Children & Family

Creative Drama CH05

Also look out for programme of Summer Holiday courses. Onsale from Mon 8 April.

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Families

Family Creative Dance FA98

Come and explore a mixture of art techniques and sound with your babies and toddlers. Together we will mix art and play to discover and create in a stimulating and friendly environment.

Take time out to be creative and active with your child dancing together in a fun exploration of how the body can move on it’s own, with a partner and with plenty of props.

FA04 | Sat | 2-2.45pm | £6 (£4.50 for additional child/adult) | 2mth-2yrs plus accompanying adult | All Levels Mothers and Daughters: Creative Indian Dance FA05 Together develop skill, posture and confidence as you combine and learn techniques from Indian classic Kathak, folk, contemporary and urban style, all set to modern Indian fusions. Sat | 12-1pm | £95 (£40 for additional child/adult) | 4+ | Beg/Imp

Sun | 11am-12pm | £8 (£5) or £88 (£55 for additional child/adult)* | 6mth-3yrs plus accompanying adult | All Levels *Pay per session or purchase the full term and pay a discounted rate

Arts Award at mac: Visual Arts (Bronze or Silver) YP100

Performance Visual Art Computer Animation Film

Using your heroes as an inspiration explore a series of exciting projects using drawing and painting techniques. Thu | 4.30-6.30pm | £80 | 12-17yrs | All Levels Arts Award at mac: Drama (Bronze or Silver) YP97 Have fun and be creative, exploring theatre both in performance and production. Sat | 1.30-3.30pm | £80 | 12-17yrs | All Levels Arts Award at mac: Photography, Film and Social Media (Bronze or Silver) YP101 Through a series of projects explore photography, film and social media. Mon | 6-7.45pm | £80 | 12-17yrs | All Levels We also offer: Free exhibitions Discounted group tickets Staff interviews for Gold Arts Awards Venue and exhibition tours to Arts Awards Young People and advisors

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FA03 | Mon | 11-11.45am | £6 (£4.50 for additional child/adult) | 2mth-2yrs plus accompanying adult | All Levels

mac birmingham is delighted to be an Arts Award Welcome Centre. We support both advisers and young people completing the Arts Award.

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Baby and Toddler Art Group

For more information about how mac birmingham can support you during Arts Awards please contact:

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learning@macarts.co.uk www.artswards.org.uk/centre/welcomemap

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Young People

Ever wondered what acting and being onstage is like? This workshop will give you an opportunity to be creative, develop new performance skills, have fun and build confidence.

Develop and combine singing, dancing and movement skills and apply them into a musical theatre performance which will be showcased in a public sharing at mac.

Sat | 11.30am-1pm | £66 | 10-13yrs| Beg

Tue | 6-8pm | £80 | 13-17yrs | All Levels

The Art of Computer Games and Animation YP04

R.A.F.T - Reel Access: Film & Technology, Film & Theatre, Film and TV YP07

Take a creative step into animation and gaming where, alongside traditional skills, you will develop ideas and create your own virtual characters.

If you’re aged 13–19 with a passion for film, drama and technology then RAFT could be for you. The group is always open to new members and weekly sessions in term–time lead to a short film or piece of media.

Sat | 10am-12pm | £85 | 11-17yrs | All Levels Animation in Action YP11 Learn animation techniques and take your 2D and 3D characters, images, drawings and models to create your own short films and cartoons. Sat | 12.15-2.15pm | £85 | 11-17yrs | Imp

Join R.A.F.T to develop new skills in filmmaking and acting for screen and to pursue your own exciting, creative ideas. “The subject matter and treatment was deeply felt – a product of a group of young people responding powerfully to their school environment and making a film that contained real drama – and just Note asFor important – real compassion.” all photography courses please bring along your digital camera, Bourne Ultimatum DirectororPaul regardless of format type. Greengrass on R.A.F.T’s First Light nominated film Problems.

Wed | 6-8pm | £85 | 13-19yrs | All Levels

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Connected Development We have a fantastic season of theatre, visual art, dance, film, spoken word and music from a range of exciting companies from across the UK and beyond. Surrounding the programme there is a range of fantastic workshop and engagement activities on offer from most visiting companies and artists across the season and designed for young people from schools, colleges, universities and community groups. For more information contact our Next Generation Producer, Dan Whitehouse on 0121 446 3225 or email learning@macarts.co.uk

Theatre and Performance Talks and Discussions

Gallery Tours and Talks

mac birmingham in partnership with local community film organisation Reel Access offer a range of film and media based workshops and creative opportunities which are inspired by our fantastic cinema programme. From animation workshops to film challenges, to private screenings of your work in our fantastic cinema, there are a range of opportunities available on request. Group Prices for a 2 hour workshop from £100

Join mac birmingham’s exhibition and education staff as they take you on a guided tour of the main gallery exhibitions and talk you through the background and context of the work. Group Prices for a 1 hour tour and talk from £30 Tours and talks with the artists are available on request. Combined workshops and tours available from £130.

Throughout the season there will be a range of post-show and pre-show discussions available for you to meet the companies and artists and be involved in discussions about their work. Post–shows are usually included in the ticket price however pre-show tailored discussions are also available on request. Group Prices for a 1 hour discussion or talk from £30. Reel Access and Film at mac birmingham

Artist Pass Make mac birmingham your creative destination with our flexible Artist Pass scheme offering affordable access to our Dance, Music and Visual Arts and Design studios. For more information please visit www.macarts.co.uk. IdeasTap As an official partner of IdeasTap we continue to help young, creative people at the start of their careers. IdeasTap is a charitable organisation with free membership and resources including showcasing opportunities, workshops, funding, mentoring and advice. As part of the partnership we will be developing a range of exciting opportunities, briefs and spa sessions across the season. For more information and to keep updated please sign up now at: www.ideastap.com

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Musical Theatre YP08

Information Information

Devise, Improvise, Perform YP02

Activities will mostly take place at mac birmingham but can be delivered at your organisation / venue on request. To find out more about any of these opportunities and programmes please contact learning@macarts.co.uk.

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Learning & Participation Summer 2013