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Beaded angels

Posted on: 30 September 2021

The course will look at how to use wire and beads to make simple, but effective hanging decorations that can be suspended on a tree or given as a gift. You will use your imagination… More

Bookbinding for all

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will have the opportunity learn how to create a decorative stitch book, a casement bound book and a stab binding book. You will learn how to prepare your materials and sew your books. During… More

Ceramic wind chimes and oil burners: FULL

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will learn how to use hand-building techniques to make a wind chime and an oil burner or lamp. You can make one item or a set of things. Sessions 1, 2 and 3 you… More

Charcoal drawing

Posted on: 25 October 2021

How to enjoy a walk in nature and sharpen your powers of observation, using this as a starting point for some creative work and play. Simple techniques with charcoal. More

Christmas mini-books for labels or decoration: FULL

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will learn how to create a Mini casement bound book that can be used as a label or tree decoration. You will learn how to prepare your materials, sew your page block and build… More

Christmas wreaths: FULL

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will learn how to make a beautiful decorative Christmas wreath from natural materials. You will learn how to prepare willow, use different foliage, nuts and dried fruits to make a wreath. More

Christmas wreaths: FULL

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will learn how to make a beautiful decorative Christmas wreath from natural materials. You will learn how to prepare willow, use different foliage, nuts and dried fruits to make a wreath. More

Cofffee & Craft

Posted on: 25 October 2021

You will learn the binding skills of page sewing using ‘link stitch’ and ‘long stitch’ methods; you will cover and assemble your books. By the end of the course you will have produced two A6… More

Cofffee & Craft

Posted on: 25 October 2021

You will learn the binding skills of page sewing using ‘link stitch’ and ‘long stitch’ methods; you will cover and assemble your books. By the end of the course you will have produced two A6… More

Colour theory

Posted on: 30 September 2021

The course will look at how to mix colours using a limited palette. You will create a colour wheel using primary colours, mixing secondary and tertiary colours and gain an understanding of harmonious and complementary… More

Contemporary floral design

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will learn how to make a circular shaped Wreath design made with plant stems, flowers, leaves, seed heads and assorted decorative items. You will learn how to make a living moss ball plant design… More

Crafts for the festive season

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will be exploring how to make a variety of crafts items that celebrate the Festive season. You will be trying a variety of activities. These include using a range of materials. Each week there… More

Create beautiful folded mini books

Posted on: 30 September 2021

Each week you will be guided by your tutor to make a different style of folded mini book. Each book is made using different techniques and methods. The skill level needed to produce the mini… More

Create your own garden

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will explore garden design ideas. You will learn how to use mosaic techniques to decorate a garden planter. You will learn how to use plants and seeds to improve your garden. You will choose… More

Drawing and mixed media

Posted on: 30 September 2021

It is a short (one day) interactive online live course aimed at building your confidence and enjoyment in a range of art activities. You will be looking at and encouraged to explore a variety of… More

Felted baubles

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will be making two Christmas tree decorations from felt. You will be trying a range of activities: stencil making, cutting, machine sewing, stuffing, decorating with ribbons and buttons, to make your decorations. More

Festive fabric wreaths and garlands

Posted on: 30 September 2021

During the session, you will be selecting from a variety of fabrics to create a rag wreath. This will then be embellished with traditional festive ornamentation, such as holly, cones and baubles. The tutor will… More

Festive woven driftwood

Posted on: 30 September 2021

The course will look at how you can use driftwood, wire, wool and beads to make small, woven hangings, for either inside the home, hanging from a tree or in the garden, depending on materials… More

Festive wreaths

Posted on: 30 September 2021

Using natural materials, you will be guided through all of the techniques needed to make a handmade festive wreath. You will be able to explore your own ideas and follow set practical tasks. More

Festive zentangle cards

Posted on: 30 September 2021

The course will look at how a simple doodle can be used to create unique, individualised festive cards or incorporated into a larger piece of work that can be given as gifts, using pen and… More

Fun with fabrics

Posted on: 30 September 2021

During this short interactive online live course, you will be building your skills and knowledge about using textiles and sewing in creative and fun ways. You will be exploring a variety of techniques including fabric… More

Gelli printing for beginners

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will learn the basic techniques of using a Gelli plate. You can create your own stencils, use textures from recycling and you will build a series of unique images that can be be used… More

Get creative with art

Posted on: 30 September 2021

Each week a different theme will be the starting point for your own artwork, which you can explore in your own way or using ideas and techniques suggested and demonstrated by your tutor. You will… More

Glass slumping and fusing: christmas decorations: FULL

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will learn how to make Christmas decorations using coloured glass as an introduction to the technique of glass slumping and fusing. In the first session we will be looking at slumped glass and be… More

Mixed media art

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will be exploring ways of looking and seeing. You will be trying a variety of activities. These include using a range of techniques for painting and drawing. Mixed media involves using more than one… More

More abstract art

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will be exploring ways of looking and seeing. You will be trying a variety of activities. These include using a range of materials for painting and drawing. Each week there will be a different… More

More draw your pet

Posted on: 30 September 2021

The course will look at how to draw and refine the features of your chosen pet, adding colour and texture with pencil, paint and chalk/oil pastels. It is intended that the course will provide you… More

More drawing and painting

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will be exploring ways of looking and seeing. You will be trying a variety of activities. These include using a range of materials for painting and drawing. Each week there will be a different… More

More drawing for pleasure

Posted on: 30 September 2021

Over the five weeks, the course will look at how to do quick sketches, how to refine your work, use shading techniques and composition, by looking at landscapes, still life and proportions of the body… More

More still life

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will be exploring ways of looking and seeing. You will be trying a variety of activities. These include using a range of materials for painting and drawing. Each week there will be a different… More

More watercolours using texture and special effects

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will be exploring ways of looking and seeing. You will be trying a variety of activities. These include using a range of techniques for painting and drawing. Each week there will be a different… More

Papier Mache bowls

Posted on: 30 September 2021

We will be building and decorating simple or complex papier mache bowls. They can be of any size and shape, using a mould (bowl, vase, jar) that you have at home. We will use materials… More

Papier mache decorative bowl

Posted on: 30 September 2021

Over the three weeks, the course will look at how to make a medium sized bowl out of papier mache and then how to decorate and embellish it with paint and beads. You will be… More

Pottery: christmas decorations

Posted on: 30 September 2021

This is an interactive ½ day course. You will be learning about the basic properties of air-dry clay and how to use it to model by hand or using tools and surface decoration techniques to… More

Pottery for all

Posted on: 25 October 2021

You will be trying a variety of activities. These include tile making, slab building, pots (hand built and on the wheel). You will use glazes and colour to decorate your objects. You will be able… More

Pottery for all

Posted on: 25 October 2021

You will be trying a variety of activities. These include tile making, slab building, pots (hand built and on the wheel). You will use glazes and colour to decorate your objects. You will be able… More

Pottery: have a go have a throw: FULL

Posted on: 30 September 2021

It is a one-day interactive course aimed at learning the basics of using a potter’s wheel. You will be learning about the basic properties of clay, how to prepare it for use on the potter’s… More

Print making for all

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will learn how to create linocut, woodcut and monotype prints using a range of techniques. You will learn about different substrate types and ink options. You will have an opportunity to develop your linocut,… More

Printmaking christmas cards

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will be making several personalised Christmas cards. You will be trying a range of activities: stencil making, cutting, Printing using pressprint and monoprint techniques to make your unique cards. More

Stained glass angels: FULL

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will be learning new skills, principles and techniques that are needed to work with stained glass to produce your individual stained-glass angel using the copper foil method. You will be able to explore your… More

Stained glass tree decorations: FULL

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will be making two Christmas tree decorations. You will be trying a range of activities: stencil making, glass cutting and grinding, copper foiling, soldering to make your decorations. More

Textiles: christmas decorations

Posted on: 30 September 2021

You will be learning about varied making and surface decoration techniques to make a range of Christmas decorations using cloth, thread and trims like buttons and beads. It is an interactive one session course aimed… More