Choose from a variety of creative art courses

Explore your creativity through painting and drawing and choose from a variety of creative art classes. With a huge range of subjects to learn from, you can choose from online or in-person options.

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Our creative arts courses will get you working with pastels and pencils, exploring fine art and even get you out and about discovering new galleries in your spare time. 

Paints to pastels

Delivered by experienced art tutors, why not try getting creative with clay, or getting hands-on painting your very own masterpiece. 

If you’re interested in drawing, you won’t be disappointed either. Collage making, oil painting, pastel painting and printing are just some of the subjects that have proved popular in recent years.  

Many of our arts courses are delivered for different levels of experience too, so whether you’re a beginner or a little more advanced, you’ll be able to choose the art course that’s right for you. 

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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

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

Textiles and Fashion: Creative Textiles - Telling Stories with Fabric and Basic Stitching

Would you like to experiment with textile art for beginners?  This course is designed to be a basic introduction on how to create a hand stitched picture, using fabric and threads. The course will teach you how to layer fabrics to create a theme or a story and use hand stitching in a variety of ways to fix the fabrics together, and add texture and pattern with basic hand embroidery skills. Learn in a warm, friendly environment whilst being guided by our experienced tutor.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 21/02/2024 -
Wed 20/03/2024
Times:
10:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Hesters Way Community Resource Centre
Cassin Drive
Cheltenham
GL51 7SU
Tutor:
Trudi Price
Course code:
Q00013649
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £31.50

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