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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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Practical Art: Learn the Drawing Techniques of Great Artists (Multiply West Sussex)

Are you interested in the underlying drawing structures that artists use now and have used in the past? Do you want to learn about the techniques employed by famous artists such as the Renaissance masters and artists from the Modernist era in Europe? This 3-week course will introduce you to the techniques of the Golden Section, perspective and composition within drawing and how a variety of artists have made use of them when planning their paintings. Why not join this course and find out for yourself how to use these methods in your own artworks?

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 13/06/2024 -
Thu 27/06/2024
Times:
11:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Deborah Crofts
Course code:
Q00015583
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Making Bargello Bookmarks at Creative Heart (West Sussex Multiply)

*Please note - this course is provided exclusively for residents of West Sussex* This course has been designed to introduce the historical technique of Bargello needlework embroidery. The course is suitable for beginners who will be stitching for the first time all the way to improvers to advanced who have a basic knowledge of hand embroidery and would like to add to their practise by applying stitch techniques and developing patterns in a new and creative way. The session will begin with the introduction of bargello and its practical application before moving onto starting the project creation. The practical part of the session will be in three sections, beginning with measuring and cutting the base for your bookmark, choosing or creating your design and finally stitching your beautiful bookmark. At the end of the course every person will be able to see other projects that can be completed using the knowledge and techniques used and learnt in the session. The aim of the course is to create a bookmark that not only looks brilliant and is designed/adapted and made by you but will also serve a purpose. Materials will be provided for your bookmarks and the sessions will include use of technology to show different patterns/techniques and images of completed projects.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Wed 19/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Alice Lynden
Course code:
Q00016207
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Mindfulness Mandalas - (West Sussex Multiply)

PLEASE NOTE - this course is provided strictly for West Sussex residents who live in a West Sussex postcode. If you do not live in West Sussex, please look at alternative courses - thanks for your understanding. Join us in this fun and relaxing online course, where you will earn to create beautiful, complex mandala patterns and apply them to various surfaces to embellish items such as plain cards, notebook and coasters, using just simple pens and/or pencils. You will be astounded when you see the complexity of patterns that you can achieve just from combining a few very basic pattern motifs and exploiting the art of mindful repetition. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can allow your creativity to take over and you will discover which are your favourite motifs whether they’re floral rhythmic or geometric, or a mixture of all! This course offers a unique blend of artistic expression and mathematical discovery. Participants explore mandala design, discovering symmetry, geometric shapes, and spatial reasoning while creating beautiful patterns. The course provides a serene environment for mindfulness practice, fostering relaxation and focus. By infusing mathematics into mandala crafting, students develop mathematical fluency and problem-solving skills. Join us for a transformative journey of creativity and mathematical exploration.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 25/06/2024 -
Tue 02/07/2024
Times:
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Joanne Liddle
Course code:
Q00015964
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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Arts & Crafts: Bargello Bookmarks (Multiply West Sussex)

*Please note - this course is provided exclusively for residents of West Sussex* This course has been designed to introduce the historical technique of Bargello needlework embroidery. The course is suitable for beginners who will be stitching for the first time all the way to improvers to advanced who have a basic knowledge of hand embroidery and would like to add to their practise by applying stitch techniques and developing patterns in a new and creative way. The session will begin with the introduction of bargello and its practical application before moving onto starting the project creation. The practical part of the session will be in three sections, beginning with measuring and cutting the base for your bookmark, choosing or creating your design and finally stitching your beautiful bookmark. At the end of the course every person will be able to see other projects that can be completed using the knowledge and techniques used and learnt in the session. The aim of the course is to create a bookmark that not only looks brilliant and is designed/adapted and made by you but will also serve a purpose. Materials will be provided for your bookmarks and the sessions will include use of technology to show different patterns/techniques and images of completed projects.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 26/06/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Southwick Community Centre (Brighton)
24 Southwick Street
Southwick
Brighton
BN42 4TE
Tutor:
Alice Lynden
Course code:
Q00015973
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Textiles and Fashion: Intermediate Dressmaking (Multiply)

Discover the wonderful world of the sewing with this sewing course. It will help you to develop your craft in textile and fashion. Whether you have studied basic or intermediate sewing before, you will find value in this sewing course. Develop your skills to improve the sewing, measuring and adjustment skills needed to make and finish dress making garments, 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.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 01/07/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
12:15pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Gayton House (London)
Chiltern Road
London
E3 4BX
Tutor:
Mona Nashed
Course code:
Q00014421
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Arts & Crafts: Making Bags & Boxes (West Sussex Multiply)

*Please note- this course is provided exclusively for residents who live in a West Sussex postcode. Respectfully, please do not apply / enrol if you do not live in a West Sussex postcode area* This is an engaging course that combines creativity with mathematical concepts. Participants will create charming bags and boxes while exploring fundamental mathematical principles. Through hands-on activities, students will delve into topics such as shapes, measurements, and basic arithmetic. This course fosters creativity, problem-solving skills, and mathematical fluency in a playful environment, making learning enjoyable and memorable. Join us for an exciting journey blending artistry and mathematics this Easter season!

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 03/07/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Joanne Liddle
Course code:
Q00015967
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

"Binding Dimensions" - Arts & Crafts - Book Binding for Beginners (Multiply West Sussex)

*Please note - this course is specifically for residents of West Sussex as part of the local Multiply project. Please do not apply for this course if you do not live in West Sussex - thanks for your understanding* Explore the art of bookbinding with a twist of mathematics in our Basic Book Binding course. Discover the fundamental techniques of creating beautiful, handcrafted books while integrating essential mathematical principles. From calculating spine width to precision measuring for cover alignment, you'll learn how mathematical concepts enhance the functional structure and aesthetics of your bindings. Enjoy these hands-on sessions where you'll master stitching, folding, and gluing, transforming sheets of paper into beautiful personalised books. Whether you're a novice or seasoned crafter, this course promises to elevate your bookbinding skills while developing your understanding of the mathematical concepts inherent in book-binding.

Course Information

Dates:
Sat 06/07/2024 -
Sat 27/07/2024
Times:
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Joanne Liddle
Course code:
Q00016097
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free