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.
REGULARS PLUS NEW / RECENT COURSES & WORKSHOPS (JENNIFER HEDLEY, YVONNE RIGBY, SARAH SIMMONDS & CLARE LANGLANDS)
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). Jennifer’s classes are on hold being a new mum (her baby boy Luca was born 17/07/22), so please check her website for any ‘classes resuming’ updates, or call 07534 409119 / email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yvonne Rigby continues to offer her popular Fused Glass Workshops (as CKJ Artisan) mostly on Saturdays & some Sundays – coming up: Beginners’ Workshops 10.30am – 3.15pm on Saturdays 18th February & 18th March (£85), Taster sessions 10am – 12.15pm on Saturdays 1st & 22nd April (£45), and Mixed Ability day 10am – 2.45pm Sunday 21st May (£85). To book call 01795 535515 or email her directly via email@example.com.
Sarah Simmonds of Goose Studio (on the Basement level) has three new 2-day ‘CMYK Screen Printing Workshops’ 10am – 3pm on Saturdays & Sundays 18th/19th February, 11th/12th March, & 22nd/23rd April (£170), and three more 1-day ‘Beginners/Refreshers Screen Printing Workshops’ 10am – 4pm on Saturdays 4th February, 4th March, & 1st April (£90). To book and/or get latest info via her website to avoid disappointment (limited places).
Clare Langlands has three new short courses for 2023: 1) A Guide to Drawing, Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm, 11th January – 8th February (£100, 5 weeks), 2) Portrait Painting, Thursdays, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, 19th January – 9th March (£140, 7 weeks), & 3) Lino Printing, Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm, 22nd February – 22nd March (£120, 5 weeks). To book and/or get more info call 07963 092490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com).
Nicole Antras is offering another Basic Drawing Skills Workshop for beginners and/or anyone feeling out-of-practice, 10.30am – 3pm on Sunday 12th February (£50). To book and/or get more info please email her directly via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kim Barnicott is the latest tutor to join us, and will be delivering her new Floral Art Workshop (10am – 4pm on Sunday 26th February, £POA). To book or to discuss prices and other details please contact her directly (call 07960 881809 or email her at email@example.com).
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.