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Our range of groups and classes just keeps on growing!

Read below for descriptions of our current activities​.

Please note that paying for the block reserves your space in the class every week.

For this reason, missed classes typically cannot be refunded. However there may be instances where circumstances change, and if you can no longer take part in the class, please let us know as soon as possible. In this instance, we may be able to refund or provide a credit to be used on another class. 

Paint

Monday 10 am - 1 pm

Art Group 1

Our Monday art group is a get together of like-minded people who like to paint, draw and explore their creativity in a relaxed and friendly manner with the guidance of our inspirational art tutor, Susan Gauld. 

Sewing Machine

Monday 18:00 - 20:30
Sewing Projects

Aimed at sewers with some experience, this is a chance to work on that project you've always wanted to do. Guided by instructor and local textile designer Helen Greensmith.

Monday 18:00 - 21:00
Craft Group

Join our group of regular crafties who like to work in many different creative forms they support each other but work on their own projects. Limited numbers so please email us beforehand. This group also runs on a Thursday. Come both nights or just the one that suites you. Limited numbers so please email us beforehand.

Craft Supplies
Monday 18:00 - 20:00
Young Peoples Sewing

For those over the age of 10 with an interest in learning to sew with a machine to make craft projects or clothes. This is a busy class with those taking part learning and having fun.

Monday 18:30 - 19:30
Zumba

This dance class features high- and low-intensity intervals that help improve cardiovascular fitness while also enhancing balance, coordination, agility, and most importantly it is fun! Run by Manuela our bundle of energy and joy! Perfect for all fitness levels.

Monday 19:30 - 21:00
Contemporary Dance

Monday 19:30 - 21:00
Creative Writing

A friendly, welcoming group that particularly welcomes those that are new to creative writing!

Amongst other things we will be covering getting started, style, poetry, characters, dialogue, plot and descriptive narrative over the next semester. 

If you're looking for insightful and critical feedback into your writing - this probably isn't the class for you! We're all about positive feedback and encouraging people to try new things in relation to creative writing.  

Each class is split into three thirds – 

1) homework from the previous week

2) a discussion about the topic in hand that week

3) a writing exercise. Reading out of your writing is optional but encouraged. 

Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00
Patchwork & Quilting 1 

Join our group of regular quilters who come and work on their beautiful designs bringing their own materials and sewing machines. You will receive support but the sessions are aimed at people with basic knowledge of patchwork and quilting. Limited numbers so please email us beforehand.

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Tuesday 10:30 - 12:00
Chapel Chimmers

Chapel Chimers are a group of 'senior' ladies who meet to make music using hand chimes. Any pieces that can be played on a piano are suitable for hand chimes. No musical ability is required but the ability to count to 3,4 or sometimes 6 and being able to keep time is useful. We play everything from hymn tunes to Scottish tunes, sing along songs and some classical pieces. We don't take ourselves too seriously. Anyone can give it a try. We meet weekly on Tuesday mornings from 10.30am.

Tuesday 16:00 - 17:30
Kids Fitness Fun

A fun class designed to build confidence, skills and fitness. This class open to 5 – 16-year-olds with a maximum of 12 in the class. The focus on fun while introducing the skills that can be transferred to specific sports if the young person decides that they want to give something a try. With a bit of circuits and a bit of athletics and some jiu jitsu drills thrown into the mix.

Tuesday 18:00 - 20:30 Sewing Beginners

If you've always wanted to sew but don't know where to start, this is the class for you. Our tutors Helen and Rachael will teach you the basic techniques to get you started in a social and relaxed environment. Sewing machines provided, or bring your own to learn more about your own machine.

Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00

Yoga

This Hatha yoga flow will strengthen and stretch your mind and body. Led by experienced instructor Nicky Bramley, it is the perfect way to wind down and find more energy.

Tuesday 19:00 - 21:00
Evening Art

Our evening art group is a get together of like-minded people who like to paint, draw and explore their creativity in a relaxed and friendly and supportive manner with the guidance of our inspirational art tutor, Susan Gauld. 
 

Paint

Tuesday 19:00 - 20:30
Spanish 4 Level B1

This course is aimed to participants that have the knowledge and can communicate using the Indicative mood in Spanish. While you will practice the different tenses of Indicative, you will be introduced to the Pluperfect tense, go deeper into the Conditional and the Imperative mood, and the Subjunctive mood will be introduced. Other aspects of grammar are constantly reviewed, and other new elements are introduced, paying special attention to connectors, pronouns, periphrasis, comparative, superlative, paraphrase, and activities are aimed to enhance their vocabulary. Classes are developed using games, readings, videos, or audios, on different topics such as news, interests, trends, culture or even science, and participants will have the chance to practice their conversation skills each time.

Tuesday 19:30 - 21:30
Learig Orchestra

From 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Our friendly community orchestra's repertoire is generally classical and new players are welcomed in almost all sections – strings can always be accommodated and additional brass and a timpanist would be wonderful. Email us at info@learig.org.uk or see https://www.learig.org.uk for more information.

Wednesday 10:00 - 13:00
Art Group 2

Our art group is a get together of like-minded people who like to paint, draw and explore their creativity in a relaxed and friendly manner with the guidance of our inspirational art tutor, Susan Gauld. 

Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00
Knit and Natter

Do you like knitting or want to learn a new skill? Here you can find a nice environment where you can work with yarn while gathering with other people just like you. All levels welcome. Tea and coffee will be provided. This group meets fortnightly with a group focusing on crochet meeting on the other week. Contact the centre to find out the dates for each group.

Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00
Crochet and Company

Do you like crocheting or want to learn a new skill? Here you can find a nice environment where you can work with yarn while gathering with other people just like you. All levels welcome. Tea and coffee will be provided. This group meets fortnightly with a group focusing on crochet meeting on the other week. Contact the centre to find out the dates for each group.

Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30
Table Tennis

We have a new Table Tennis group starting. The group is being run by the Aberdeen & District Table Tennis Association and a coach will be on hand to provide support and guidance. Table tennis is such an accessible pass-time we are sure that it will be very popular with young, old experienced players and newbies! 

Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00
Tai Chi 

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Known in the West as Tai Chi (chuan) is a long established form of exercise from China. Over time, the practice of tai chi  develops awareness, coordination and flexibility and can improve body coordination such as posture, balance and movement. In terms of mindfulness the practice can also improve focus, patience and mental awareness. Tai chi practice relaxes and strengthens the body and calms the mind.  It has been demonstrated to improve circulation, health and balance, and regular practitioners suffer less from trips and falls. Harvard Medical School have listed Tai Chi as one of THE exercises you should practice for the rest of your life. Class tutored by Helen Clark  

Wednesday 17:30 - 18:30
Pilates 1
 

Wednesday 18:30 - 19:30
Pilates 2

Join our Pilates exercise classes focusing on core strength. Helps build strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it into alignment. Open class for all levels, just bring comfy clothes. We have mats here and all the materials you're going to be using.

Wednesday 17:30 19:00
Kids Art Activities
Wednesday 19:00 - 20:30
Kids Art Projects

Fun, interactive art classes with local artist Rachael Rutherford. These classes will allow your child to explore their creativity in a fun, social environment. The activities class will focus on introducing new mediums to the children, whereas the projects class will learn to develop an idea over the course of a few weeks.

Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00
Spanish 1 Beginners Level A1

HOLA! Would you like to go on holidays to Spain, South America or any Hispanic country or just be more in contact with the Hispanic culture? Come and enjoy our Spanish classes for adults. Our native teacher, Manuela, will help you to understand and learn the basics so that you can enjoy your trips.

Wednesday 19:00 - 20:30
Spanish 3 Level A2 

This course is aimed to participants that have the knowledge and can communicate using the Present Tense of the Indicative mood in Spanish. While you will practice the Present Tense of Indicative, the different forms of Past Tense, Conditional, and Future Tense will be introduced. Other aspects of grammar are constantly introduced/reviewed paying special attention to adjectives, prepositions, pronouns, and vocabulary. Focusing particularly on topics such as: personal information, family, traveling, shopping, jobs.

Classes are developed using games, readings, videos, or audios, on different topics such as interests, trends or culture, and participants will have the chance to practice their conversation skills each time through a guided conversation.

Wednesday 19:30-21:00
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Book Group (FULL)
 

Our book group is a get together of like-minded people who enjoy having a chat about the monthly book while discovering new literary worlds along the way. Books are provided, but numbers are limited. Please email if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Thursday 10:30 - 11:30
Pilates 3

Join our Pilates exercise classes focusing on core strength. Helps build strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it into alignment. Open class to all levels, just bring comfy clothes. We have mats here and all the materials you're going to be using.

Thursday 18:00 - 19:30
Spanish 2 Level A1+

Almost beginners Book: Prisma Comienza, Nivel A1.  Units 2-3 

TOPICS: - Expressing feelings. -Locating things. -Describing people. -Talking about yourself and family. -Shopping for clothes. 

VOCABULARY:  -Feelings. -Parts of the house. -Furniture and things in the house. -Family. -Clothes. 

GRAMMAR: -Revision of present tense of the verb “estar” (to be) “tener” (to have), ser (to be). -Prepositions of place (on, under, right, left, far, close, etc.) -Present tense of “haber”: “hay” (there is / there are). -Revision of present tense of the verb “tener” (to have).                -Revision of present tense of the verb “ser” (to be). -Possessives: determiners and pronouns (my, your… / mine, yours…) 

Thursday 18:00 - 19:30
Spanish 5 Level B2

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Upper Intermediate 

TOPICS: - Hoping and Wishing – Language Learning – Music and Dance - Lifestyle – Memories – Art – Fun and Entertainment – Cinema – Hopes and Dreams – Food – Habits. 

LANGUAGE FOCUS: - The subjunctive present – The subjunctive imperfect – the subjunctive plus prefect – arguing your point – the passive voice – verbs expressing feelings – report speech. 

VOCABULARY: - describing routines and events in the past – verbal periphrases – nationalities – past tenses (perfect tense, preterite tense, imperfect tense) – offering help – irregular verbs – the indicative and subjective in indirect objects 

Thursday 18:45 - 20:15

Yoga

This Hatha yoga flow will strengthen and stretch your mind and body. Our Thursday class is 1.5 hours to allow for lots of time to centre yourself and imprint the practise. Led by experienced instructor Nicky Bramley, it is the perfect way to wind down and find more energy.

Thursday 18:00 - 21:00
Patchwork & Quilting 2

Join our group of regular evening quilters who come and work on their beautiful designs bringing their own materials and sewing machines. You will receive support but the sessions are aimed at people with basic knowledge of patchwork and quilting. Limited numbers so please email us beforehand.

Thursday 18:00 - 21:00
Craft Group 2

Join our group of regular crafties who like to work in many different creative forms they support each other but work on their own projects. Limited numbers so please email us beforehand. This group also runs on a Monday. Come both nights or just the one that suites you. Limited numbers so please email us beforehand.

Friday 9:30 - 12:00
Art Group 3

Our Friday art group is a get together of supportive like-minded people who like to paint, draw and explore their creativity in a relaxed and friendly manner with the guidance of our tutor, Charlotte Campbell. 

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