February evening and weekend courses

Posted on: 31 January 2019

We have a fantastic range of evening and weekend courses in arts and crafts starting this month – perfect if you work 9 to 5 or have other commitments during the day. Check out what’s on when in the list below.

If you see something you’d like to do, but it’s not on in your area or the times or dates don’t suit you, find more courses using our online search or contact your local centre – if there’s enough interest in your area, they may be able to put on your course.

Evening courses

Weave a willow lantern

Holsworthy Pavilion, Holsworthy. Wednesday 6 February 6:30 – 8:30pm

You will have the opportunity to learn about lantern making techniques using local willow.  Find out more

Bookbinding skills: create a simple long stitch wraparound book

The Mansion, Totnes. Wednesday 27 February 7 – 9pm

This is a relaxed workshop where you can learn the long stitch technique to create a simple book. Find out more 

Dressmaking for all

Kennaway Centre, Exmouth.

This course covers core dressmaking techniques and skills and is suitable for complete beginners and those with pervious experience. Find out more

Life drawing

Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot. Wednesday 27 February 6:30 – 9pm

Suitable for all – use a variety of drawing materials and approaches and explore techniques that can enhance accuracy and expression in your drawings. Find out more

Printmaking for beginners

Arts Centre, Bideford. Wednesday 27 February 6:30 – 9pm

Learn various printing techniques including how to design and cut a simple lino block, mono printing and dry point. Find out more

Textile art

Holsworthy Pavilion, Holsworthy. Wednesday 27 February 6:30 – 8:30pm

This is a course for the novice or those with some experience – you will look at a range of artists and designers to generate designs and ideas, using felt, batik and weaving. Find out more 

More Watercolours

Arts Centre, Bideford. Thursday 28 February 6:30 – 9pm

Suitable for learners with previous experience of watercolour painting and are interested in learning advanced techniques and developing their own projects. Find out more


Weekend courses

Introduction to painting with oils workshop

The Plough arts Centre, Torrington, Saturday 2 February 10am – 12:30pm

This workshop is suitable for those who have little or no experience of painting or those who would like to try out a new medium. Find out more

Garden design principles

Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot. Saturday 9 February 10am – 3:30pm

This is the perfect short course if you would like to gain a real insight into the basics of garden design. Find out more

Mixed crafts

Arts Centre, Bideford. Saturday 9 February 10am – 3:30pm

If you like printing, stitching, textiles, paper and collage, come and experiment with these techniques and materials to produce a unique piece of work. Find out more