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Family workshop - Drawing with scissors

posted 11 Jan 2023, 02:51 by Heather Adam

Do you love art? Would you like to learn a new, fun way of making pictures? If, so, join my course!  I will show you how to ‘draw’ using just a pair of scissors and coloured paper, just like Matisse did! I will show you a quick presentation about Matisse and his work, and bring in lots of images to inspire you. By the end of the session, you will have lots of ‘drawings’ pieced together to make one beautiful collage. Come and join in, it’s fun!    Taking place on Saturday 28th January, from 10am - 12pm, suitable for children from 7-12.  Children will need to be accompanied by their parent/carer.  Child just £10 each, and adult attends free!   Email to find out more!


Brand New! Willow Weaving Saturday workshop - taking place Saturday 28th January

posted 11 Jan 2023, 02:45 by Heather Adam

This one day workshop will teach you how to weave a decorative willow obelisk. You will learn a few different basketry and basic weaving techniques to make an obelisk that can be used to support sweet peas, beans or peas or simply used as a structural focal point in the garden.  You will learn how to weave around strong willow uprights using a range of different willows to create attractive basket weave patterns or a spiral effect that will support and showcase your plants.  All materials are included in the cost.  For more details or to book, please email 


Spring term courses - book now before the Christmas holidays

posted 13 Dec 2022, 03:35 by Heather Adam

The Adult Learning office will be closed from Thursday 22nd December - Tuesday 3rd January, so if you would like to book a place on one of our Spring classes, please get in touch before the 22nd and we can arrange the booking for you.
Email our team on or call 01954 288751, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Spring courses now open for bookings

posted 24 Nov 2022, 05:26 by Heather Adam

All of the Spring courses are now available for booking!
We are delighted to offer a full programme of classes and workshops from January, so something for everyone!  For more information or to book please call 01954 288751 or email

Cottenham Village College - Support Staff vacancies

posted 13 Oct 2022, 05:45 by Heather Adam   [ updated 13 Oct 2022, 05:47 ]

Cottenham Village College currently have some support staff vacancies for Examination Invigilators to join our team at CVC.  For more information please go to the College website,, and search under vacancies. 

Christmas Crochet for Beginners - now taking bookings

posted 11 Oct 2022, 02:07 by Heather Adam

                        We are delighted to welcome a new Crochet for Beginners class this Autumn here at Cottenham Village College   


We are thrilled to welcome Gordana Adamceska-Halson.  Passionate about crochet, Gordana will be teaching a new Christmas Crochet for Beginners class this November.  Running for 4 consecutive weeks, you will learn the art of crochet, providing you with the basic practical skills and knowledge so you can start to create your first masterpiece, a wonderful Christmas Scarf!  Perfect to keep you warm this winter.

 The course will cover the following crotchet techniques and stitches—chain, double crotchet, treble crotchet, slip stitch, half treble crotchet, change of yarn colour and weaving in ends.


The courses will start on Wednesday 9th November, running for 4 consecutive weeks.

10am – 12pm

Fee: £52

New dance classes coming this November

posted 11 Oct 2022, 02:06 by Heather Adam

We are delighted to welcome back Dance classes this Autumn here at Cottenham Village College.    


We are thrilled to welcome Anna Harris, our wonderful new Dance tutor to our Adult Learning team.  Anna is a qualified IDTA dance teacher and has many years of dance experience; dancing and performing in some of London’s most prestigious venues and beyond.

Anna has also led teaching, concept creation, direction and choreography for many educational settings, youth, and community groups, including Cambridge’s Bodywork Studios. 

Anna will be teaching two new courses this Autumn, both taking place in our Dance Studio at the Sports Centre.

Beginner Ballet (Anna Harris) 7 – 8pm

5 weeks

Fee: £32

For anyone wanting to have some fun, do some light exercise and learn a new or refresh an old skill. In beginner Ballet, we will work on basic techniques at the barre and in the centre with a focus on strengthening our core and maintaining a correct posture. Every class will finish with the opportunity to put some of these skills to work in a short dance piece which we will build on each week. Wear comfortable stretchy clothes, bring a bottle of water and ballet or soft jazz shoes if you have them, if not some sensible socks are fine to start you off.

Beginner Jazz (Anna Harris)  8 - 9pm

5 weeks

Fee: £32

Get your body moving and have some fun whilst learning some basic Jazz techniques. This class is for everyone who loves to move and would like to express themselves in this creative way. Exercises will include some centre work and basic travelling and gentle turns for those able. Each class will include working on a short routine to a range of music, anything from musical theatre to old and new modern pop and jazz classics. Wear comfortable stretchy clothes, bring a bottle of water and jazz shoes or trainers if you have them, if not some sensible socks are fine to start you off.


The courses will start on Monday 14th November, running for 5 consecutive weeks.

Brand new website - David Hyde

posted 28 Sept 2022, 01:56 by Heather Adam

Our wonderfully talented Watercolours tutor, David Hyde, has a brand new website, and it's well worth taking a look!
It displays David's enormous talent as well as the fantastic work his Adult Learning classes have painted here at Cottenham and at St Ivo Village College. 

David holds regular classes here at Cottenham, so look out for all the class information in the Fen Edge News.

Last few places on our Saturday 24th September workshops

posted 15 Sept 2022, 04:32 by Heather Adam

We have some spaces on upcoming Lino Printing and Sustainable Cookery workshops on Saturday 24th September.  For more information and bookings please email us on  We look forward to hearing from you! 

Autumn Saturday and Family courses

posted 20 Jul 2022, 02:11 by Heather Adam   [ updated 20 Jul 2022, 02:11 ]

Our Saturday courses are a wonderful way to try something new, and we are delighted to offer three more Saturdays full of workshops and family courses this Autumn.  For more information on each course please click on 'Saturday and Family workshops' on the left hand side of this page. To book or for more information please email to find out more!

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