Art Deco Patterns

How to create your own Art Deco Inspired Flower Pattern. Imagine the roaring 1920’s, glamour, luxury, elegance, simple sleek shapes, bold patterns and colours. What is Art Deco? A decorative arts and architecture movement from approximately 1910 until 1940. Its influence is evident in many areas from fine art, architecture, textiles, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, illustration…

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It’s Doodle Time!

It’s doodle time! A doodle is an unfocused drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes. #keeplearning Take 10 minutes to doodle the following five items: A vase of flowers A house A cupcake A group of people…

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Barbering Tips

Looking to give someone a lockdown haircut? These simple steps might help! Don’t worry if you’ve picked up the scissors already, you’ll be able to tidy it up with these quick tips! For all online courses, including Hairdressing, Barbering, Beauty & Therapies, visit our website.

Book Club Week 2

Get involved with the 2nd instalment of the ‘ACL Book Club’. English tutor Jacquie will be answering any questions you have as well as discussing her favourite character. Don’t worry if you haven’t got it yet, you can join in next week. For all online courses, click here.                                          

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Photography tips

Whether you’re using a smart phone or digital camera, everyone has the ability to take a great photograph. Below, Judy shares her top tips with us to help capture the best shots. You can view our full range on online courses, including Photography, on our website.  Composition (How to Frame an Image) Avoid framing your…

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Arty Games

It’s back to virtual coffee and cake again. I should be used to this. For years, my husband’s Dutch uncle used to amuse and outrage me by sending smiling pictures of himself from coffee houses in the Hague, eating yummy apple cake. I was reminded of it last Friday, when we had a family Lock-down…

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Bite Size BSL

Learn the basics of British Sign Language with BSL tutor Sarah. She teaches us how to communicate conversation starters such as `what is your favourite day of the week and why?’. For our full list of online course, visit our website. Please note: you will need to enable captions on this video. 

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Book Club

Get involved with the `ACL Book Club’.  English tutor Jacquie introduces you to the first book, `Mix Tape’ by Jane Sanderson. Get your hands on the book if you’d like to join in! Don’t worry if you haven’t got it yet,you can join in next week. For all online courses, click here.                                          

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Art Blog

Sitting twenty feet away from my mother-in-law in her garden this morning, hollering at each other over our first shared coffee since the Coronavirus locked us all indoors, I put my glasses on to see if I could hear her any better and immediately a couple of Snake’s Head Fritillaries appeared at my feet. Once…

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