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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Craft: Advanced Mosaics

Come and join us to develop your creative skills and create some unique and beautiful projects of your own! This Advanced Mosaic course is the opportunity to complete a complex design or method that is specific to you. With guidance and advice, you will be provided with support as you go through each stage. Having completed the Beginners’ and Intermediate courses, by now you will have understood and practised various mosaic techniques and become adept at using the tools and materials. This is a chance to continue developing design and cutting skills and to allow your personal style to evolve.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 11/09/2024 -
Wed 27/11/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Sophie Robins Mosaics (Nottingham)
unit 6 Hartley House
Hucknall Road
Nottingham
NG5 1FD
Tutor:
Sophie Robins
Course code:
Q00017981
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £126.00

Art Practical: Arts and Crafts for Health and Wellbeing

The purpose of the course is to support your individual health and wellbeing and to help you gain confidence. You will be given an opportunity to learn new skills and techniques from a range of different types of arts and crafts. For example, painting stones, glass, wood, and dream catchers. You will use a variety of different resources and medias such as wool, fabrics, and jars. You will learn about the development of the different arts and crafts that we enjoy today. You will learn about and gain an insight into how different techniques and skills have evolved in certain crafts.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 12/09/2024 -
Thu 12/12/2024
Times:
10:00am - 2:30pm
Duration:
14 sessions
Location:
NST Hub (North Somerset Training Communi
31 Alexandra Parade
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1QZ
Tutor:
Rebecca Williams
Course code:
Q00016837
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £243.50

Textiles & Fashion: Advanced Sustainable Sewing - Visible Mending

Come and join a new course aimed at the more advanced machine sewn bag maker. Previous experience of the sewing machine is necessary, but we will refresh on tips and practise existing sewing machine skills. You will have the choice of a range of bag patterns that will focus on specific bag making skills and/or create your own patterns from the skills you will learn. This course will also delve into advanced techniques such as installing zippers and creating adjustable straps, enhancing the functionality and style of your h

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 12/09/2024 -
Thu 28/11/2024
Times:
11:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Rebecca Spear
Course code:
Q00016247
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to £81.40

Craft: Supported Learning Pottery

To improve skills and knowledge through personalised learning and support progress towards further independence.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 12/09/2024 -
Thu 21/11/2024
Times:
1:15pm - 3:15pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Scout Hut, St Joseph's Parish Centre (Re
122 Ladbroke Road
Redhill
RH1 1LF
Tutor:
Pamela Ware
Course code:
Q00011708
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £84.00

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Fee:
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Art Appreciation: Art Movement

This 5 week online art course offers a comprehensive introduction to the fascinating world of Art and Design Movements. Throughout hte course, you will delve into the history, philosophy nad influential works of five prominent movements: Bauhaus, Memphis Group, De Stijl, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Each week, you will explore a different movement gaining a deeper understanding of its key characteristics, notable artists and the societal and cultural contexts that shaped its development.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 12/09/2024 -
Thu 10/10/2024
Times:
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Abbie Cairns
Course code:
Q00017693
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £37.00

Art Practical: Fantasy Art and Surrealism, Styles and Techniques

The aim of this course is to introduce you to portrait art work. You will guided by a talented tutor looking at current artists as well as the opportunity to build your own techniques and style.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 13/09/2024 -
Fri 18/10/2024
Location:
NST Hub (North Somerset Training Communi
31 Alexandra Parade
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1QZ
Course code:
Q00009855
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £52.20

Craft: Supported Learning Pottery

To improve skills and knowledge through personalised learning and support progress towards further independence.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 13/09/2024 -
Fri 22/11/2024
Times:
10:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Scout Hut, St Joseph's Parish Centre (Re
122 Ladbroke Road
Redhill
RH1 1LF
Tutor:
Pamela Ware
Course code:
Q00011709
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £84.00

Textiles & Fashion: Sustainable Garment Making

Come and join us to discover the fun and rewarding world of creating your own clothes! On this 10-week course, we will explore some of the essential sewing techniques needed to create some unique and personal garments. Discover how to use a sewing machine confidently and develop some technical skills such as measuring, inserting zips, adding piping and making darts plus using embellishing techniques to give your projects a professional and beautiful finish. As well as developing sewing skills, we will explore ways of creating clothes sustainably and ethically to reduce our impact on the environment and save money.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 16/09/2024 -
Mon 02/12/2024
Location:
Hill View Community Centre (Nottingham)
Ransom Road
Nottingham
NG3 3LJ
Course code:
P00000084
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

Intermediate Watercolours: Expressive and Creative Effects Part 1

Have you learnt the basics of painting in watercolours and are looking for fresh ideas? Do you want to learn how to create expressive and creative textures and effects in watercolours? Are you unsure where to start, what to use and how to use it? Why not join this course to explore your own creativity, find inspiration and receive support and encouragement? This ten-week course aims to provide lots of ideas and techniques for working spontaneously and expressively as well as how to create a variety of different textures and effects. You will also have the opportunity to share ideas and take part in weekly discussions about your artworks with the tutor and other students on the course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 16/09/2024 -
Mon 02/12/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Deborah Crofts
Course code:
Q00017573
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to £74.00

Textiles and Fashion: Dressmaking for Beginners

Discover the wonderful world of the sewing with this follow on course from Multiply ‘Measure up Sewing’. This Beginners Dressmaking course will help you to develop your craft in textile and fashion and dressmaking. Whether you have studied sewing before or 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 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 and discover where your sewing journey takes you! This is only for those living in Southampton.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 16/09/2024 -
Mon 07/10/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Tracey Sweetman
Course code:
Q00017052
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £88.20