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We are in the process of planning  Adult Classes and Workshops for Autumn and Winter 2017-18 at the Craigmonie Centre.

Watch this space for details!

Where applicacable We accept Cash or Cheques made payable to ‘Highland Council’

If a course is fully booked please ask to be put onto a waiting list - if there is enough interest additional classes may be scheduled.

For Craigmonie Centre enquiries including classes, shows and bookings please email: CraigmonieCC@highlifehighland.com

For more information call 01456 459224


Gaelic Class (Adult)  

Wednesdays Beginners  7pm-8pm

Thursdays Improvers 7.00pm to 8.30pm 

For further information please contact Margaret at 01463 703690   


Adult Courses 2017-18

if there is something that you would like to learn or participate in please get in touch! Just email  fran.davidson@highlifehighland.com

We accept Cash or Cheques made payable to ‘Highland Council’


 

Previous courses 2015-16

Wildlife signs & how to spot local wildlife

Tuesday 27th October 2015 2-3pm

FREE (Donation is welcome)

Ever wondered what the tracks in the mud or snow were? Want to find out who is sharing your garden and the countryside around you? This informative session delivered buy the Great Glen Way Rangers will give you the tools to spot who is doing what where to make the most of your environment!

Please RSVP! (So we know what numbers to expect / minimum numbers needed to run)

Tea & coffee provided.

This course is part funded by High Life Highland and delivered in Partnership with the Great Glen Way Rangers


Homes for Wildlife - Cancelled

Craigmonie Centre : Saturday 7th November 2015 10am-3pm

£10 / £5 consession

Dust off your woodworking skills to help your local animals. Bees, bats, birds and others can all benefit from a little human kindness and creativity in our gardens so join in to make a selection of homes for wildlife. Please bring your own lunch

This course is part funded by High Life Highland and delivered in Partnership with the Great Glen Way Rangers


Star Stories – myths and legends

Craigmonie Centre: Tuesday 17 November 7-8pm

FREE (Donation is welcome)

Illustrated talk about the constellations and the stories behind them followed by a trip outside to try and spot some of the constellations (weather permitting)

This course is part funded by High Life Highland and delivered in Partnership with the Great Glen Way Rangers


Wooden reindeer making - NOW FULL (Waiting list in operation)

Craigmonie Centre: Sun 13th December 2015 10.30am-2.30pm

With Wooden Tom

Escape the shops!

Make a decorative Reindeer out of wood in time for Christmas

IMPORTANT! We have no Idea what they will look like yet…and maybe neither does our Tutor Tom, so the picture is just an idea of what they may (or may not) look like …Regardless, as ever the day should be fun, festive, relaxing and informative and you get the satisfaction of saying ‘I made that!’

£15 / £10 Concession – Booking essential

Please bring your own lunch

This course is part funded by High Life Highland

Sock Knitting course for beginners.

Starting Wednesday 13th January, 20th, 27th, 3rd February 2016

10am-12pm - Suitable for first time sock knitters who can follow a simple pattern and knit and purl. Second pair of socks are more challenging.

Materials provided: 4 balls of yarn; 6 x circular needles

HLH Charge £55 / £45 concession Inc. Materials. Tea & Coffee

With Catherine Sclater from Travelling Yarns


Quiach wood carving - Burns Night Special

NOW FULL - waiting list in operation

Saturday 23rd January 2016 10am-4pm

Green Wood carving With Wooden Tom -Learn to Carve a traditional Scottish whisky quaich in time for Burns Night . A little more physical than other courses such as the intro course or spoon carving as you will be carving a large piece of wood.

You will learn all the green wood skills and tool techniques needed to carve your own wooden traditional quiche. Starting with the carving axe you will move through the tools onto the gouge and finally the carving knife. This is a great course that is very rewarding and you get to walk away with a beautiful wooden quaich at the end (ideal wedding gift).

Bring your own lunch

£30 / £25 Consession

This course is part funded by High Life Highland


Valentines talk and workshop

Craigmonie Centre: Friday 12th February 2016 2pm-3.30pm

£5

People have always used plants and animals to predict their fortunes in love, life, health and happiness. Join us to discover and explore some of these ideas: some familiar, some not so much so. Be prepared to laugh out loud! Then make some Birch twig hearts for your own special Valentine….

This course is part funded by High Life Highland and delivered in Partnership with the Great Glen Way Rangers


Environmental Art - Rescheduled

Craigmonie Centre: Tuesday 16th February 2016 10-12.30

£5

Environmental Art - Wildlife Homes

Tuesday 16th February 2016

10am-12.30pm

Craigmonie Centre - Drumnadrochit

‘Come along and create some beautiful, and wildlife friendly art for your garden. The workshop will involve choosing from a range of box designs suitable for different species of birds/ insects, building and decorating your chosen design.

There will also be information available about the wildlife that may move in, where to site your box and other wildlife gardening tips.

All materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring any half empty tins of outdoor paint if you have any that you no longer need.

You may wish to wear old clothes and bring bin bags/ newspaper to transport your work home if it is still drying.’

children (10+) welcome if accompanied by a participating adult .

Cost £5 / £4 Limited places Booking essential

tea and coffee are included


Lace knitting for beginners

Saturday February 20th 2016

10am -1pm - Suitable for knitters who can follow a pattern, knit and purl but haven’t tried lace before. Materials provided: 3 balls of yarn; 1 x circular needle, 1 x stitch holder; pattern.

HLH Charge £25 / £20 concession Inc. Materials, Tea & Coffee

With Catherine Sclater from Travelling Yarns

This course is part funded by High Life Highland


Wooden carved cheese board - FULLY BOOKED (waiting list in operation)

Sat 27th Feb 2016 10am-4pm

Green Wood Carving With Wooden Tom - More details coming soon!

Bring your own lunch

£30 / £25 Consession

This course is part funded by High Life Highland

 

Photo Safari in the Great Glen - Cancelled

Saturday 5th March 2016 10.00am to 3.00pm

Perfect for beginners of DSLR photography, the basic controls and settings of a DSLR camera will be covered, but wildlife and landscape photography will be the main focus of the class (camera trapping of wildlife will also be covered.) We will head out on to the Great Glen Way for some photography, then return indoors to review the day’s photos. Your favourite photos will then be selected to be exhibited in the Craigmonie Centre.

£20/£18: Places are limited, booking essential. Tea / coffee included. Bring your own lunch, DSLR camera and dress appropriately for outdoors. More details on booking

This course is part funded by High Life Highland and delivered in Partnership with the Great Glen Way Rangers

Navigation for Numpties - Cancelled

Craigmonie Centre: Tues 8th, 15th, 22nd March 2016 7-9pm

+ Hill walk session date & time TBC

£40 for all 4 sessions

Reach for the skies with a series of events aimed at novice hill walkers or those wanting to brush up on their map reading. Learn the basic skills needed to go into the hills over 3 evening classes indoors, culminating in a full day’s guided walk up Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh near Drumnadrochit.

 


Calling all Novice Knitters! - FULLY BOOKED (waiting list in operation)
Brand new to the needles?
Yearning to get to grips with Yarn?
Don't know your drop stitch from your Purl?
Then this short course of three hour-long sessions with Heather for absoute beginners is for you! ...
Thursday  10th, 17th, 24th March 2016 - 7pm start.
1st lesson would be basic casting on and off, tension etc. Squares!
2nd lesson would be making a headband including increasing and decreasing .
The 3rd lesson would depend on progress and could be different for each person ....knitting a flower for decorating the headband is one option.
Cost £25 for the course payable in advance
Yarn / needles provided along with tea / coffee
Only 6 places are available
email CraigmonieCC@highlifehighland.com to register interest for more info
 

 


Willow Weaving  - Kindling basket  - FULLY BOOKED (waiting list in operation)

2-day course: 19th and 20th of March 2015  10am-4pm

Make a Kindling basket over 2 days with Monique

2-day Basket Making Course: Willow and use of tools.

Learn the techniques to make a round kindling basket with fingergrips, which is suitable for adult beginners or experiment with other ideas for experienced weavers. 
 

Bring your own lunch - All materials and refreshments provided.

£50

This course is part funded by High Life Highland