Leisure and Short Courses

Our short courses and leisure classes are a great way for you to learn a new skill, turn a hobby into a money earner or even take the first step on the road to achieving a new qualification.

If you are just looking for the opportunity to learn and have a bit of fun at the same time then why not have a look at our leisure courses below.

Sign-up NOW to secure your place. Please use the Moray College UHI Postal Booking Form to apply before 2 September 2019.

Courses may have additional charges for materials. Leisure courses do not qualify remission of fees.

For further details please contact us on 01343 576000 or email mc.registry.moray@uhi.ac.uk or sign-up by using the Moray College UHI Postal Booking Form.

We also offer a range of First Aid courses.

Leisure and Evening Classes

Arabic: Beginners

An introduction to spoken and written Arabic and an insight to the middle Eastern culture and customs.

No experience required.

Students are advised to have the following book (Mastering Arabic) with them in the first class.

Duration: 10 weeks    
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Start Date:17 September 2019
Cost: £135

Art - Learning Various Techniques

The tutor will help you develop your skills from looking at our subject through to sketching and finishing your work using a wide variety of media to suit your interests.

The course is delivered in a relaxed and fun way to let you express your inner artist.

Duration: 8 weeks
Day: Tuesday
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Start Date: 17 September 2019
Cost: £75


Duration: 8 weeks
Day: Thursday
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Start Date: 19 September 2019
Cost: £75

Beginners Guide to Photoshop

This 6 week course will cover the basic Photoshop skills to edit your pictures.  Topics covered are Cropping, Resizing, Cloning, Dodging and Burning and working with layers. 

This is a hands on course with each student having a computer with Photoshop and Lightroom. 

No experience required.

Duration: 6 weeks
Day: Thursday
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Start Date: 19 September 2019
Cost: £55

Drawing and Oil Painting

Looking at composition, drawing out a painting and learning the importance of tone. Mixing and applying paint.

To complete the course with a finished painting worthy of hanging on your wall!

All levels welcome, absolute beginners to advanced painters.

Please note that yoy will need a pre-made canvas (primed), a set of oil paints, various brushes, pencils and turpentine (there is no need to purchase expensive versions of any of these items)

Duration: 8 weeks
Day: Monday
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Start Date: 23 September 2019*
Cost: £75

* No class on 14 October due to College holidays

Flowers for Fun

A friendly relaxed class to learn and enjoy arranging fresh flowers. To produce arrangements of a good standard.

Students have to supply their own containers and flowers.

Duration: 6 weeks
Day: Wednesday
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Start Date: 18 September 2019
Cost: £55

Mindfulness

The Mindfulness Based Living Course is a structured training course in mindfulness meditation with a focus on compassion and kindness for self and others.

Participants will learn mindfulness meditation skills, develop an understanding of the potential benefits of mindfulness for health and wellbeing and explore ways to be more mindful in daily living.

Participants will need to have a copy of the course book: Mindfulness Based Living Course, by Choden and Heather Regan Addis, ISBN1785358324, O Books, 2018.

Participants will also need to be able to download the Mindfulness Association App (available for Android and Apple devices.)  

Duration: 8 weeks
Day: Wednesday
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Start Date: 30 October 2019
Cost: £75

Photography - Let's Take Better Pictures

You will learn how to take control of your camera and how to take stunning images. You will learn about shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, lighting and composition.

This is a great opportunity to attend a course delivered by Lenny Smith, a world recognised photographer who has won many national awards - view his work at www.studio8photography.org.uk

Duration: 8 weeks
Day: Monday
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Start Date: 16 September 2019*
Cost: £75

* No class on 14 October due to College holidays

Russian – Beginners

Learn the basics of the Russian language through the spoken and written word. Participate in simple discussions and conversations in Russian.

Be able to read and understand place names and advertisements, whilst learning about Russian traditions and culture.

The course is delivered using video, games and songs - making the learning process interesting, dynamic and funny.

Duration: 8 weeks
Day: Wednesday
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Start Date: 18 September 2019
Cost: £75

Sewing - Absolute Beginners Dressmaking

Find out how to plan out a simple dressmaking task. Understand the pattern and cut fabric before the fun of sewing and creating your own garment from scratch.

You will learn to get the best out of your own sewing machine, if you have one bring it along, or learn to use one of ours.

A great way to meet people and learn a new skill, having fun as you go along.

Duration: 7 weeks
Day: Monday
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Start Date: 16 September 2019*
Cost: £95

* No class on 14 October due to College holidays

Spanish – Beginners

Learn the basics of the Spanish language through the spoken and written word.

You will learn a useful cross section of vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation to enable you to hold your own in Spain, read basic signs and stay safe.

There is an element of self study if you are to get the best from the course.  Throughout the course there will be some explanation of the subtle differences between Spanish as spoken in Spain and as in South America.

Duration: 8 weeks
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
Start Date: 17 September 2019
Cost: £55 

Spanish – Intermediate

A follow-up course for students who have done our Beginners Spanish course and/or can manage some conversation.

Students must be able to understand and answer basic questions in Spanish in the Present Tense.

As with the beginners course there is an element of self study if you are to get the best from the course.  Throughout the course there will be some explanation of the subtle differences between Spanish as spoken in Spain and as in South America.

Duration: 8 weeks
Day: Thursday
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
Start Date: 19 September 2019
Cost: £55

What Happens in Heritage: Explore beyond the glass case and discover how the past is preserved

How do we stop our treasures from rotting away? 

Find out how the professionals do it behind the museum doors and inside the glass cabinets. 

You may even discover how to extend the life of your own treasures and keepsakes.

Duration: 8 weeks
Day: Thursday
Time: 7pm - 8.30pm
Start Date: 19 September 2019
Cost: £55