Improve your arts & craft skills, or learn some new ones

We’ve got the best modern arts and crafts classes that you can do online or in person at one of our learning venues across England and Scotland. It's never been easier to try your hand at something a little different and discover a new talent.

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Our arts and crafts workshops are perfect if you’re looking to get creative and hands on.

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Take centre stage with one of our performing arts courses, or indulge your photography passion and strike a pose with tips and techniques on how to capture that perfect shot.  

Develop the skills and get crafty with some jewellery making, with no previous experience required. With courses in textiles and sewing, as well as the arts, we really do have something for everyone, and everyone is welcome too.  

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The combination of small class sizes and guidance from expert tutors means that taking part in one of our arts and crafts courses is the perfect place for you to develop your talent, learn a new skill, or start that hobby you’ve always wanted to try.

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Art Practical: Drawing with Watercolour Pencil (Day School)

An opportunity to experiment with watercolour pencil techniques to make a drawing from photographs. Suitable for complete beginners or those wanting to improve their skills. Basic materials and equipment provided.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 06/02/2024 -
Tue 06/02/2024
Times:
11:00am - 3:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Bourne Hall (Epsom)
Spring Street
Ewell
Epsom
KT17 1UF
Tutor:
Gabrielle Girardey
Course code:
Q00009406
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £18.90

Multiply: Candle & Beauty Treatment Making

In this introductory course, you will learn the skills needed to produce an aromatic candle and a lip balm, using correctly weighed and measured resources to produce handmade items, tailored to you personally. You will build on and expand existing maths skills to accurately combine ingredients, correctly balance the percentage of each element, working out how to increase or decrease the ingredients needed to do this and create safe products to take home. This course will demonstrate how maths is used in everything that we do, that we have the skills to achieve a goal and that maths can be fun!

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 15/02/2024 -
Thu 22/02/2024
Times:
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Cortonwood Comeback Centre (Barnsley)
Old Chapel
Chapel Avenue, Brampton
Barnsley
S73 0XQ
Tutor:
Karen Hunter
Course code:
Q00013820
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Craft: Hand Clay

This course is designed for you to develop your creative side and have a go at developing different clay hand-building techniques, plus a chance explore the different decorative styles working with Clay. By the end of the course you should have lots of different pottery pieces and different pottery skills. You will be in a group with others and led by a talented Arts and Crafts tutor. Your work will be taken away and fired in a kiln by the tutor and it will be yours to keep!

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 19/02/2024 -
Mon 25/03/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
G11 Community Hub
Fairmead
Cam
GL11 5JS
Tutor:
Victoria Hendzel
Course code:
Q00012833
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Art Practical: Mixed Media for beginners

This course will introduce you to several different mix-media techniques enabling you to develop you own style and understanding of working with a variety of art materials from paints to textural papers or fabrics and other creative items. Touching on the history of mix-media and well-known artists who use the mix-media techniques. Whether you have discovered and worked within mix-media before or are new to this skill, join this course to share and develop your own knowledge and skills with others.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 19/02/2024 -
Mon 18/03/2024
Times:
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
George Pearce House
Independent Living Hub
George Pearce House
Minchinhampton
Stroud
GL6 9LA
Tutor:
Victoria Hendzel
Course code:
Q00013722
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £42.00

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Multiply: Candle Making for Wellbeing

This short course will enable you to learn new skills in both aromatic candle making and maths; through developing and building on existing maths skills to calculate quantities and accurately combine ingredients, correctly balance the percentages of each element and working out how to increase or decrease the weight of ingredients to do this and create safe products, while creating aromatic candles to take home. This course will demonstrate how maths is used in everything that we do, that we have the skills to achieve a goal and that maths can be fun!

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 19/02/2024 -
Mon 26/02/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
The Serenity Academy
20 High Street
Wath-on-Dearne
Rotherham
S63 7QG
Tutor:
Karen Hunter
Course code:
Q00013819
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Textiles and Fashion: Clothing Alterations,Teddy Repair and Clothes Swap Cafe

"Have you been waiting for that excuse to be able to learn how to fix your own clothes?  Fed up with getting someone else to do it and paying out money for that privilege?  Perhaps you have been wondering how to take something that once was great and make it shine again?   Do you need some new clothes, wanting to inject a new bit of fun into your wardrobe - then join us to swap your clothes and make like new.   Breathing new life into old garments sat redundant in the back of the wardrobe, is that what you would like?    If that is you.  Come and join us and the Slow fashion revolution.   Ideally you will need to be able to sew to a basic level with your own sewing kit.  You will need to bring a range of items to alter and swap. You are welcome to bring and use your own sewing kit. Sewing machines, fabric scissors and unpickers will be provided by us at the venue.   What skills or experience do I need to join this course?   This course is for beginners and improvers The desire and motivation to fix your own clothes The inclination to swap your clothes with others What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to bring?   You will need to gather together a range of second hand, previously loved and or broken garments in need of some care and attention.  Dependent on what needs doing to them or what may need replacing, you may need to purchase other resources such as zips or colour matched thread.  Any fabric scraps or badges/ribbons/elastics etc can come in useful when doing such tasks.    You will need: Some motivation and an intention to help save the planet via Sustainable and Slow Fashion A range of garments in need of some care and attention. "

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 20/02/2024 -
Tue 20/02/2024
Times:
11:00am - 2:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Marfleet Community Centre (Hull)
22 Swanfield Road
Hull
HU9 4PX
Tutor:
Amie-Alissa Watson
Course code:
Q00012206
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £12.60

Craft: Hand Clay

This course is designed for you to develop your creative side and use your previous clay hand-building techniques to progress to an intermediate level, plus a chance explore the different decorative styles working with Clay. By the end of the course you should have lots of different pottery pieces and different pottery skills. You will be in a group with others and led by a talented Arts and Crafts tutor. Your work will be taken away and fired in a kiln by the tutor and it will be yours to keep!

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 20/02/2024 -
Tue 19/03/2024
Times:
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Springfield's Court
Independent Living Hub
Springsfield's Court
Cam
Dursley
GL11 6PG
Tutor:
Victoria Hendzel
Course code:
Q00013700
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £42.00

Craft: Make Money through your Hobby!

Often a simple home made craft can be a gateway to a home enterprise. Often this means working alone and having to take on every role that comes with being a solo enterprise. This course is designed for those who are interested in making and have the time to want to develop their creative skills or just want to ‘have a go’. No matter if you are a beginner or a talented crafter with a skill to share , come along to meet and likeminded people and share ideas and learn new skills. Take part in some simple craft making sessions where we will discuss how even the simplest of ideas can be turned into an enterprise and make you money.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 20/02/2024 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Duration:
9 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Jason Doignie
Course code:
Q00013937
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.60

Sewing for your own business

Dive into the world of entrepreneurship with our 'Sewing for Your Own Business' online course, tailored for crafting enthusiasts, especially those passionate about soft furnishings. From mastering the essentials of item construction to creating your unique pieces, this unaccredited program guides learners through the journey of turning a hobby into a business. Explore the intricacies of product creation and gain insights into the initial steps of entrepreneurship. Aspire to launch your self-employed venture armed with the skills honed in this course. Lay the foundation for future success by leveraging this learning experience as a springboard for further business preparation. Start stitching your entrepreneurial dreams today!

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 21/02/2024 -
Thu 27/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
32 sessions
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00014075
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Craft: Delve into Decoupage

Come and join us on this exciting, creative course and develop your existing crafting skills or learn brand new ones! Our experienced tutor and a group of like minded crafters will delve into the rewarding world of decoupage. On this course we will cover the basics of decoupage and endeavour to answer the following questions:  What is decoupage?  What do I need to do it?  What skills do I need to start with?  Is it expensive? Crafting is known to relax those who participate in it and the added bonus with decoupage is you can make some lovely handmade gifts for friends and family for pennies, using items you can find around the house or in charity shops This course is aimed at beginners and more experienced crafters, so anyone who has an interest in craft is more than welcome. Please join us and try your hand at delightful decoupage.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 22/02/2024 -
Thu 21/03/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Tutor:
Tracey Broomfield
Course code:
Q00012116
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £37.00