Courses & Workshops
|Arts & Crafts short courses and one-day-only workshops for all age groups and skill levels.|
|Frequently changing list of subjects delivered by independent, experienced artists & makers.|
|Sociable morale-boosting productive sessions to extend your skills in a friendly atmosphere.|
|Economic use of materials with minimum waste and maximum care for the environment.||To book a place or to ask about future courses or workshops call Anne 01795 535515.|
LATEST CLASSES / WORKSHOPS / COURSES NEWS
Some pre-Lockdown courses restarted from Tuesday 13th April 2021, with more being added all the time. Please keep an eye our Facebook page for the latest dates and class booking information. Facecoverings are only recommended for crowded areas, and at the visitor’s discretion. Please continue to wash hands frequently while on site.
REGULARS PLUS NEW COURSES & WORKSHOPS (JENNIFER HEDLEY, YVONNE RIGBY, CLARE LANGLANDS & NICOLE ANTRAS)
Jennifer Hedley’s regular broadly-based Art Classes (Mondays, 10.30am – 12.30pm) have a loyal following but will always welcome new students wishing to embrace more colour in their work. Yvonne Rigby continues to offer her popular Fused Glass Workshops (as CKJ Artisan) usually on Saturdays. Clare Langlands is offering ‘Lino printing – inspired by wildlife’ 5-week short course: 10am – 12pm Thursdays 28th April – 26th May (£120), and an ‘Expressive Flower Painting’ 4-week course: 10am – 12pm Thursdays 16th June – 7th July (£80). Nicole Antras has been a Creek studioholder for a few years, and is offering another Basic Drawing Workshop 10.30am – 3.30pm on Sunday 22nd May (£50, with only 6 places available).
Over the years we have hosted a variety of arts and crafts related short courses and one-off day/half-day/hourly workshops for all age* groups, skill levels and ambitions (with ‘Taster Sessions’ often offered free of charge). Many of these courses & sessions are independently delivered by highly-skilled resident artists or makers, with broad teaching experience, as a vital supplement to their income. The intention has always been to evolve and expand the range of guidance offered, bring together like-minded productive folk, and mix relaxed creative activities with enjoyable and stimulating career development, while serving the fundamental artistic needs of the local community. To date educational activities have included life drawing, oil or acrylic painting, digital photography & manipulation, graphic design, creative upholstery, ceramics / pot-throwing, glass fusion, mask-making / cartoons / out-of-school sessions for kids, linocut printing, drama workshops, Yoga classes, flower arranging, lantern making, stone & wood carving, and mixed-media experimental sculpture.
Many of our courses operated during the working week within office hours, with some provision for evening or weekend sessions (where possible) for any would-be students limited by working full-time. Naturally all courses and workshops are subject to demand, and may be adapted to suit group bookings on application, so please get in touch to discuss potential arrangements and any suggestions you may have for online tuition services.
* Please note: in the past we have hosted activities for younger children, but currently we can only host ages 12+ owing to various Health & Safety issues / hazards relating to significant risks in the building. We apologize for any disappointment.