Community Learning Classes
The Community Learning Guide, which can be accessed in PDF format from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page, contains a programme of courses drawn together by the Council's Community Learning and Development service with Orkney College, ActiveLife, local schools, Community Associations and Community Centres.
All courses are offered subject to demand. When courses fill quickly we will try to arrange additional classes, although this is not always possible. The message is – it pays to enrol early!
Please refer to the Community Learning Guide for information about how and when to enrol, including deadline dates.
In addition to the courses listed in the downloadable programme below, there’s a range of brand new never-before classes being offered this spring:
B204: Presenting to Camera – Foundation Course - A practical course to help you gain confidence and have an overall better on-camera presence, no matter what kind of video you are a part of. The course is aimed at anyone who may want to take the first steps towards a career in news reporting, news anchor or who want to start a vlog or YouTube channel. You will be taught tips and techniques about talking to a camera and explore how you can find our own voice and express your personality and authority whilst presenting. Course will take place Mondays and Fridays from 30 April from 10:30 to 12:30 (16 meetings). Tutor: Lloyd James. Course fee £166. Maximum class size of 8 students.
B203 Independent Film Making – Foundation Course - A practical hands-on course to introduce you to independent film making. Students will be taught how to use camera equipment, audio recording equipment and lighting whilst shooting scenes. Students will learn how to frame a shot cinematically, and learn the health and safety aspects of using the equipment, and of a functioning film set. The course is aimed at anyone who is interested in gaining experience in independent film making. Course will take place Mondays from 30 April from 13:00 to 16:30 (8 meetings). Tutor: Lloyd James. Course fee £146. Maximum class size of 8 students.
B205 Acting to Camera – Foundation Course - A practical course to introduce you to acting whilst in front of a camera. Students will gain confidence acting in front of a camera without being distracted by all the equipment, enabling them to concentrate on their performance as an actor. Students will learn tips to overcome nerves, learn about posture, body language, voice projection, annunciation, set etiquette and health and safety on a fully functioning set. By the end of the course each student should be able to confidently perform in front of a camera, with presence and authority. Course will take place Fridays from 4 May (6 meetings) 14:00 to 17:30 (8 meetings). Tutor: Lloyd James. Course fee £146. Maximum class size of 8 students.
Other brand new offerings also include an Arabic Language course (at KGS) and Exploration of Mindfulness (at Orkney Library and Archive) and Introduction to Pottery (at KGS). More information about these classes is contained in the downloadable programme below – so click on the download and check it out!