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
The range of courses on offer varies from month to month, with more being added all the time. Please keep an eye our Facebook page for the latest dates and class booking information. Facecoverings are now subject to visitor/student discretion only. Please continue to wash hands frequently while on site.
REGULAR, RECENT & NEW SHORT COURSES OR WORKSHOPS FROM JENNIFER HEDLEY, YVONNE RIGBY, SARAH SIMMONDS, NICOLE ANTRAS, KIM O’NEIL, NEIL BROWN, CLARE LANGLANDS & NICOLA CHATTEN
Jennifer Hedley’s regular broadly-based Art Classes (Mondays, 10.30am – 12.30pm) have a loyal following but new students are always welcome (especially those wishing to bring more colour to their work). We believe Jennifer is now planning a return to delivering classes after becoming a mum last year, so please check her website for any ‘classes resuming’ updates, or call 07534 409119 / email her at email@example.com.
Yvonne Rigby continues to offer her popular Fused Glass Workshops (as CKJ Artisan) mostly on Saturdays & Sundays (all sessions are £85 per person). *New dates announced*: Beginners’ Workshops 10.30am – 3.15pm on Saturday 14th October & Sunday 19th November, plus a Mixed Ability Workshop 10am – 2.45pm Saturday 25th November, and Follow-on Workshops 10.30am – 3.15pm on Saturday 30th September & Saturday 28th October. To book call 01795 535515 or email her directly via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah Simmonds of Goose Studio (on the Basement level) delivers 2-day ‘CMYK Screen Printing Workshops’ 10am – 3pm on Saturdays & Sundays (£170) – latest session dates to be confirmed – and new dates for her 1-day ‘Beginners/Refreshers Screen Printing Workshops’ 10am – 4pm on Saturdays 26th August / 30th September / 28th October (£90), plus 1/2-day ‘Beginners/Refreshers Risograph Print Workshops’ 1pm – 4pm on Saturdays 12th August / 16th September / 21st October (£55). Sarah has two dates for her ‘Beginners Risograph Zine Making Workshops 12.30pm – 4pm on Sundays 24th September or 5th November (£65), plus an ‘Intermediate Risograph Zine Making Workshop’ 10am – 4pm on Saturday 18th November (£95). Plus latest: two new Risograph Greeting Cards Workshops 12pm – 4pm on Saturdays 11th November & 2nd December (£70). To book and/or get latest info via her website to avoid disappointment (limited places).
Clare Langlands offers several repeating short courses (new dates just announced): 1) Landscape Painting (Ravilious-inspired), Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm, 27th September – 8th November (£130, 6 weeks) -> fully booked, plus 2) Lino Printing (wildlife-inspired), Thursdays, 10am – 12pm, 28th September – 2nd November (£125, 5 weeks) -> fully booked, & 3) A Guide to Drawing Portraits, Thursdays, 10am – 12pm, 9th November – 7th December (£110, 5 weeks) -> Spaces available. To book and/or find out about future dates call 07963 092490 or email email@example.com.
Debra Welch recently joined us as a new tutor, and delivered her second highly-successful Paper Marbling Workshop with us (11.30am – 2.30pm on Sunday 15th January, £60). We expect many more to come: contact her directly for more info about future dates (call 07968 858833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nicole Antras continues to offer more of her one-day sessions such as the Basic Drawing Skills Workshop (for beginners and/or anyone feeling out-of-practice), which was 10.30am – 3pm on Sunday 13th August (£50). *New date announced* for Nicole’s revised Perspective, Shading & Ellipses Workshop: 10.30am – 3pm Sunday 19th November (£40). To book and/or get more info about her other workshops and future dates please email her directly via email@example.com.
Kim Barnicott is a recent tutor to join us, and has just delivered her first Floral Art Workshop with us (10am – 4pm on Sunday 26th February, £150). To discuss future workshop dates and prices etc please contact her directly (call 07960 881809 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nicola Chatten is another new tutor to join us, and has just delivered her first Folded Paper Workshop (10.30am – 2.30pm on Wednesday 19th April), with an introductory price of only £30 per person. To discuss future workshops and other details please visit her website and/or contact her directly (email her at email@example.com).
Kim O’Neil joined us as a tutor this year (with 17 years teaching experience and Central Saint Martins background), and has completed a run of courses on Tuesdays from 18th April to 18th July: 1) ‘Paint Abstract’ (10am – 1pm, 10 weeks, £300 per person, or £180 for 5 weeks), and 2) ‘Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting’ (2pm – 4.30pm, 9 weeks, £25 each or £215 for all nine). Full date list: Tuesdays 18th & 25th April, 16th, 23rd & 30th May, 20th & 27th June, plus 4th, 11th & 18th July. To discuss future dates and other details please call her on 07796 943433 or visit her (Elements School of Art) website and/or contact her directly (email her at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Olesia Serohina (aka Olesya Seregina) may be offering more Ukrainian Vytynanka Paper-cutting Workshops (12pm – 2.30pm Sundays, £40) having had her solo exhibition here in February (31/01/23 – 12/02/23) -> photos are available in our Facebook Page Album of the show. Olesia may also run another Ukrainian Motanka Doll Workshop (12pm – 2.30pm on Saturdays, £40). To discuss any future dates and other details please call us on 01795 535515 (or email Creek Creative).
Neil Brown, long-term studio-holder is now offering new ‘Introduction to Adobe Photoshop‘ Workshops in one-to-one three-hour sessions on weekdays anytime between 9am – 5pm (£90). To book or for more info visit his website or email him direct email@example.com
Rochelle Bloom is the latest tutor to join us and is offering new experimental six-week series of Printmaking Workshops [10am – 1pm] on Thursdays from 21st September (£180). To book and/or for more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or message Rochelle via her Instagram @missbloommm …
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.