CALAT Croydon Adult Learning and Training

Free taster sessions open day – 27 October

Join us on Wednesday 27 October between 11 and 3 at Croydon Clocktower for a day of free taster sessions.

A taster session is an opportunity for you to try out a variety of the great courses we offer at CALAT and discover the benefits of learning as an adult. 

CALAT have been delivering adult education for over 75 years and are passionate about the power of lifelong learning and it’s positive impact on individuals, their families and society as a whole and we look forward to welcoming you on the day!

Class sizes are limited so don’t miss out, book your place now and take the first step on an amazing journey! 

So what’s on offer?

On our Languages taster sessions you’ll learn a few useful and well-chosen phrases from a native speaker and gain an insight into the culture and traditions of that country. Come along and see how speaking another Language can open up a world of new opportunities.

Beginners French (11 – 12pm)

Beginners Spanish (11 – 12pm)

Spanish Conversation (12 – 1pm)

Beginners German (11 – 12pm)

Beginners Portuguese (12 – 1pm)

Beginners Italian (12 – 1pm)

Beginners Japanese (1.15 – 2.15pm) 

Introduction to Photography (11 – 12pm and 12 – 1pm)

Have you got a new digital camera and but are a bit overwhelmed by the number of settings available to you or would you like to get the most out of your phone camera?  Come to this taster session and get an idea of what your camera can really do and learn a bit about how you can get the best from it with an overview of setting such as shutter speed, aperture and compositional techniques.  

Information will also be given about further Photography courses CALAT offers.

Art talk: Pissarro in South London (1 – 2 pm and 2 – 3pm)

Look no further than your own doorstep to discover French Impressionist painting.

To escape the ravages of the Franco-Prussian War, a number of French artists and writers made London their home in the early 1870s, particularly in the area of Upper and West Norwood. Apparently, the attraction of England for Pissarro was the cloudy skies and for Monet the fog over London!

Discover and discuss paintings on familiar sites, including Fox Hill in Norwood and what is now known as Lawrie Park Avenue, Sydenham, as well as views of the Crystal Palace.

Past reviews of this talk

“An engrossing illustrated class given by Mark Huggett”

“Mark’s encouragement to participate in commenting on the pictures meant that the audience left at the end of the class enthused and with a sense of fulfilment.”

Safe surfing with your children (11 – 12.30pm and 1.15 – 2.45pm)

Come along to this taster session if you are confused about what your children are doing online and want to make sure they stay safe.

You’ll be shown how to search safely online and loads of great, child friendly sites that you can be confident in. We can admit one child with an adult so they can get involved as well!

Information will also be given about the range of digital skills courses CALAT offers.

Japanese dip dyeing with papers; playing with colour, shape and pattern (11.30 – 12.30pm and 2 – 3pm)

Have fun with your children creating beautiful patterns and colours using a folding and dipping technique with Japanese papers . You will be able to take your papers home and use them for wrapping paper , cards, paper garlands etc .