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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Textiles and Fashion: Intermediate Soft Furnishing (Multiply)

Discover the wonderful world of sewing and Intermediate soft furnishing. It will help you to develop your craft in textile and soft furnishing. Whether you have studied basic sewing before or you are completely new to it, you will find value in this sewing course. Develop your skills to Improve the sewing, measuring and adjustment skills needed to make and finish soft furnishing projects, and improve your knowledge of fabrics. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your sewing journey today by registering for this course and discover where your sewing journey takes you!

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 25/06/2024 -
Tue 23/07/2024
Times:
12:15pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Gayton House (London)
Chiltern Road
London
E3 4BX
Tutor:
Mona Nashed
Course code:
Q00014470
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Textiles and Fashion: Beginners Crochet Workshop - Getting to Grips with Crochet

Join our 3-hour Beginner's Crochet Workshop and embark on a creative journey into the world of crochet. This hands-on class is perfect for those with little to no experience in crochet. You'll start with an introduction to essential materials, including various yarns and hooks, and then learn foundational stitches such as the chain stitch, double crochet, and single crochet. Our expert tutor will guide you through basic crochet techniques, ensuring you gain the confidence to start your own projects. By the end of the workshop, you'll have the skills to create simple crochet items and a solid foundation for further exploration. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own supplies.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 11/07/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Warwick Community Group
9 Pinewood Place
Knottingley
WF11 0QH
Tutor:
Victoria Bould
Course code:
Q00017685
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Art Practical: Paint an Expressive Landscape with Acrylic

Unlock the vibrant world of acrylic painting in our one-day workshop, "Paint an Expressive Landscape with Acrylic," held at the Springbourne Library. This immersive course is designed for beginners and enthusiasts alike, providing a comprehensive introduction to the techniques and principles of landscape painting using acrylics. During this enriching day, you will delve into the expressive potential of acrylics, learning to capture the essence and mood of a landscape through colour, texture, and composition. Guided by an experienced artist instructor, you will explore various painting techniques, from bold brushwork to subtle blending, to create dynamic and evocative landscapes.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 12/07/2024 -
Fri 12/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 3:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Springbourne Library Community Room (Bou
297A Holdenhurst Road
Bournemouth
BH8 8BX
Tutor:
Abi Kremer
Course code:
Q00015414
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £23.10

Creativity for Calm

Are you looking for a relaxing hobby to help you unwind? Creating moments of calm in the day is essential for our emotional well-being and mental health. Step into the world of mindful crafts with this course and enjoy art for relaxation. This creativity course allows you to explore your art and craft skills to find practices that soothe you. Whether you enjoy drawing, painting, origami, or craft-making, art courses can help you find a relaxing hobby.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/07/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Seetec Pluss Poole
Poole
BH12 1ED
Tutor:
Dulcie Allan
Course code:
Q00013989
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

Art Practical: Creative Painting: Drawing Workshop

To introduce students to the art of drawing in a relaxed and supportive environment. Following on from Creative Painting Q00014040, this course takes students further into the basics of sketching and then drawing to produce convincing and vivid images. It provides step by step instructions on positioning the use of line, light and shade and proportion as well as drawing techniques such as pencil and charcoal. The course is suitable for both beginners as well as experienced students. The course will provide you with an understanding of the methods, materials and concepts required to create both ‘correctly’ and expressively drawn pictures.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/07/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
John Pounds Centre (Portsmouth)
23 Pounds Gate
Queen Street
Portsmouth
PO1 3HN
Tutor:
Frank Ferrie
Course code:
Q00016292
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £16.80

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