Courses on offer at ARCHES open day

Arches Wine Appreciation Class is back by popular demand.

Arches Wine Appreciation Class is back by popular demand.

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At Randalstown Arches Association, preparations for the new academic year and annual Open Day are well underway.

Arches provide a wide variety of training courses to suit different interests, ages and abilities.

An Open Day is being held on Tuesday, September 8, from 10am to 8pm and everyone is welcome to attend.

The Open Day is the perfect opportunity to come and meet with the tutors and find out more information about the different courses, what they involve and the subjects covered.

Many of the tutors will be on hand in Arches Community Hall from 6pm to 8pm to have a chat with students.

Feel free to drop in to have a look round the training facilities, get a free cuppa and sign up for courses.

You can register on the day by completing a simple Enrolment Form and paying a small deposit which secures your place; numbers are limited on some courses, so it is advisable to register early.

All of the popular courses, such as iPad & Tablet classes for Beginners & Improvers, Creative Art, Spanish Conversation, British Sign Language Level 1 & 2, First Aid, Food Hygiene and Digital Photography are making a return to the course programme.

Arches will continue with the much loved and enjoyed monthly Card Making workshops, with dates just confirmed as Saturday, September 19, followed by Saturday, October 17 and Saturday, November 21.

Ther will also be the introduction of some new classes for the 2015 academic year.

The recent trend of ‘upcycling’ is becoming increasingly popular so Arches are introducing a brand new class for 2015 ‘Furniture Upcycling’, the first of these classes will take the form of a workshop which will be held on Saturday, September 19, if you have an old chair or stool that has seen better days or a small table that is gathering dust, then why not bring it along to our upcycling workshop and with the help and guidance of tutor Linda O’Kane’s, give it a new lease of life.

The focus of this workshop will be painting and Arches are hoping to run additional upcycling workshops on upholstery etc. in the future, subject to demand.

Arches are delighted to announce that due to the success of the Wine Tasting Evening during the summer Festival, the Wine Appreciation Class is back by popular demand and dates have been confirmed.

Why not explore a rich and compelling selection of wines, from renowned grape growing regions during the course of the classes with Seana from Cabroso Wines.

The first class will be held on Friday, September 11 from 7pm to 9pm in Arches Community Hall and classes will run monthly from September through until December.

The cost is £40 for 4 classes, there are limited places available on this very popular class and early registration is advisable.

The confirmed dates for the classes are: Friday, September 11, Friday, October 16, Friday, November 6, and Friday, December 4.

A small deposit or full payment secures your place and card payments can be accepted over the phone.

If you can’t make the Open Day, you can contact the friendly staff at Arches Office anytime by registering in person or over the phone on 028 9447 8471; alternatively you can download the course enrolment form from the Arches website www.randalstownarches.com