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weaThe Isle of Wight branch of the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) are giving you the chance to have fun, learn new skills and develop your creativity by learning to draw and paint in a friendly informal group.

Two ten week courses are on offer, one called Drawing People in Various Mediums beginning on Tuesday 24th September at Kirkwood Studio, Tuxedo, New Road, Wootton between 10:00 and 13:000 (fee £118.50). The second course on office is Looking at Working from Photographs & Painting in Acrylics beginning on Friday 27th September (also at Kirkwood Studio) between 10:00 and 12:30 with a fee of £98.75.

These ten week courses are free to learners on Income-based Benefit (proof required at first class).

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For further information, contact the tutor Gail Wright on 884409 for more information, or pick up a leaflet in your local library.

If you are looking for something to increase your knowledge or further your interest then perhaps one of the following might be up your street.

Guy Hurst is offering a tour of our magnificent Milky Way Galaxy and the amazing variety of stars, attendant planets, nebulae and star clusters now found within with his Our Amazing Galaxy on Saturday 19th October at St. Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, Cowes between 10:30 and 16:30 (fee £19.90).

John Medland is offering An Introduction to Isle of Wight Landscape History on Saturday 9th November at Newport Congregational Church Hall, Pyle Street, Newport between 10:00 and 13:00 with a small fee of £9.95.

Learn how to interpret the landscape of the Isle of Wight. This half day course will bring together all the evidence to show how we can rebuild a picture of the Island at the time of the Domesday Book.

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For more information on these two courses contact Margaret Rylands on 529589,or pick up a leaflet in your local library.

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