The Guildford Institute

A member of the Guildford and Surrey communities

About The Guildford Institute

The Guildford Institute has a special place in the heart of the local community. It is a unique venue where people of all ages and backgrounds can get together to learn, explore, create and meet old and new friends.

With a wide range of courses, talks, music recitals, clubs and visits, there are many ways to enjoy what’s on offer. Our Library holds both historical and modern volumes so you can research here or read at home, and we manage one of the most important local history archives in the area with a fascinating collection of photographs, playbills, brochures and leaflets and other important documents.

Our programme of activities is always expanding, so if you feel you could make an addition to the programme, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We offer affordable room hire for external societies and organisations, and our vegetarian restaurant is one of Guildford’s best-kept secrets.

The Guildford Institute is open to everyone and accessible to all: we have a lift and users can access each part of the building without having to use any steps. We also have a wheelchair-accessible toilet on the ground floor.

Come and be a part of our extraordinary community.

Find us online

Visit our website at http:/www.guildford-institute.org.uk

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Music Course at the Guildford Institute: For the Love of the Piano

Tutor: Dinah Dawkins B Mus, LRSM, LTCL

Since its development in the eighteenth century, the popularity of the piano endures. The ‘king’ of all instruments, the piano is unparalleled in flexibility of sound and versatility of genre, with an enormous repertoire to match. Tracing the instrument’s development from its invention to its position at the heart of Western music practice, we will enjoy a feast

of our favourite piano pieces throughout the course.

Please note that these sessions will be held in the Guildford Institute's Assembly Room to make use of their Bechstein grand piano.

03–31 October · 3pm–5pm

£62.50 (£57.50 concs; £52.50 Members) · 5 Tuesdays

Please book a place in advance by calling the Guildford Institute on 01483 562142 or online at www.guildford-institute.org.uk
When
03 Oct 2017 at 3:00pm
until 31 Oct 2017 at 5:00pm
Where
Ward Street
Guildford
GU1 4LH

Drawing For All Abilities at the Guildford Institute

Tutor: Claire Harrison BA (Hons)

Claire will demonstrate the formal drawing techniques taking inspiration from both Ruskin and Leonardo da Vinci. Claire will explain about tone, contrast and specific drawing techniques such as crosshatching and the use of line. Students can draw an image/object of their choosing.

21 September – 05 October · 7pm–9pm

£37.50 (£34.50 concs; £31.50 Members) · 3 Thursdays

Please book a place in advance by calling the Guildford Institute on 01483 562142 or online at www.guildford-institute.org.uk

Image: by Claire Harrison
When
21 Sep 2017 at 7:00pm
until 05 Oct 2017 at 9:00pm
Where
Ward Street
Guildford
GU1 4LH

Landscape Art Workshop: Fields and Flowers at the Guildford Institute

Tutor: Hilary Underwood

In this course, we will develop skills in depicting foreground flowers and plants in drawing, watercolour, gouache or pastel. We will also create dynamic compositions, relating foreground detail to background landscapes of fields or gardens.

Suitable for beginners and improvers.

18 September – 16 October · 2pm–4pm

£62.50 (£57.50 concs; £52.50 Members) · 5 Mondays

Image: Watercolour by Hilary Underwood

Please book a place in advance by calling the Guildford Institute on 01483 562142 or online at www.guildford-institute.org.uk
When
18 Sep 2017 at 2:00pm
until 16 Oct 2017 at 4:00pm
Where
Ward Street
Guildford
GU1 4LH

Photography for Beginners

A course to help beginners use their digital camera.

Starting with a classroom-based session on how to use a camera, we will then go outside and put your new skills into practice, taking some photographs in

Guildford town centre. The course is aimed at those who have little knowledge of photography and is suitable for any type of camera.

Please bring your camera along to the session.

£18.75
When
15 Jun 2017 at 10:00am
until 15 Jun 2017 at 1:00pm
Where
Ward Street
Guildford
GU1 4LH

Developing Your Voice Workshop

We will explore methods of developing vocal strength and control using practical exercises and text.

No previous experience is necessary
When
20 Jun 2017 at 11:00am
until 20 Jun 2017 at 1:00pm
Where
Ward Street
Guildford
GU1 4LH

Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness Class

Mindfulness is the energy that illuminates our experience in the present and helps

us recognise the conditions of contentment, peace and joy already present in our

life. Loving-kindness is the expressed intention to awaken the mind and heart to

well-being, health and happiness. Together mindfulness and loving-kindness offer

us an anchor in stormy times and help us face challenges in the journey of life.

Join this workshop to discover pathways to peace and joy in everyday life.

£50 (£46 concs; £42 Members) · 2 Saturdays
When
07 Jun 2017 at 10:00am
until 24 Jun 2017 at 2:00pm
Where
Ward Street
Guildford
GU1 4LH

Blogging for Beginners

Are you thinking of blogging but not sure how or where to start? Then this course is for you. Claire Dee is a trained journalist and Guildford businesswoman who writes blogs for herself and others across an array of websites. The course will provide a brief overview of how to set a blog up online, followed by an in-depth focus on the golden rules of blog writing itself, and include practical exercises to test your new-found blog writing skills.

Please bring paper and a pen for notes and exercises.

Wednesday 07 June · 9.15am–1.15pm

£25 (£23 concs; £21 Members)

www.guildford-institute.org.uk
When
07 Jun 2017 at 9:15am
until 07 Jun 2017 at 1:15pm
Where
Ward Street
Guildford
GU1 4LH