It’s time to get creative as POA Learning host a series of webinars over three days from Tuesday 25th - Thursday 27th August 2020.

We have sessions covering an mix of subjects including cooking, writing, painting and illustrating.

These interactive and engaging webinars are free for all - everyone is welcome and it’s a great opportunity to learn a new skill !

Fancy yourself as an Illustrator?

Mark Rowe

Illustration for Beginners starts with a simple face drawing, getting things in proportion, then we tackle shading a couple of simple shapes (its harder than you think!) All you need is a couple of sheets of paper and a pencil. This session is a lot about learning technique rather than the perfect drawing. So we have plenty of tips and tricks.

Tuesday 25th August 2020: 10.00am - 12.00pm


An Introduction to Painting

Graham Benham

Graham will show an intended picture to be painted and will work live on the Webinar, explaining along the way what to look for, hints and tips, and what tools to use whilst going through the session. All you need is canvas or paper to paint on. Acrylic or poster paint. A brush that will do a thin line. A filbert brush or small brush about 1cm wide. Black paint and white paint. Some tissue and something to mix paint on.


Wednesday 26th August 2020 : 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Thursday 27th August 2020 : 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Let's Get Cooking

Mike Spackman

Three courses over three days with award winning Chef Mike Spackman with a smorgasbord of choices including minestrone soup and indian chickpea and vegetable soup. We then move onto chilli con veggie, butter-nut squash and sage risotto and chicken in a red sweet pepper sauce before we end the week with the old favourite - sticky toffee pudding, best ever tropical fruit salad and crema catalana. 


Tuesday 25th August 2020 : 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Wednesday 26th August  2020: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Thursday 27th August 2020: 10.00am - 12.00pm

CLICK HERE to download the accompanying recipe sheet with ingredients and methods to follow along with the sessions.

Writing for the Spoken Word

Robin Graham

Looking for a way to express ourselves, this session will show how fun and easy it can be to create.   

Ideal for beginners, we will look at:

  • Creating short poems and prose,

  • Structure in longer stories especially for plays and films,

  • Creating characters and Identifying key words or phrases that might be used in dialogue.


Wednesday 26th August 2020 : 10.00am - 12.00pm

Thursday 27th August 2020 : 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Creative Writing

Matt Pointon 

In this taster session we will start by looking at different types of writing from poems, short stories to screen-writing. We will also explore different genres and how writing can help your well-being. Then its over to you, we will help you to write a short story. We look forward to meeting you and hopefully it will be a fun and engaging session.

Tuesday 25th August 2020: 2.00pm - 4.00pm


For our full press release about this event, please click HERE.

For further information, please contact: alison.manion@poalearning.org.uk

To access the webinars you will require Zoom.

Click HERE to download from their website with links to downloading for iOS or Android.

To ensure there are no delays on the day, please download prior to the start time of the webinar.