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Drawing, Painting and Watercolours

Back to Basics • Beginners • Watercolours • Pastels • Oil Painting • Art for Wellbeing • Paint Along • Botanical drawing • Painting & Drawing • Improvers • Skill Builder

Whether you’re a complete novice or an experienced painting, we have courses to help you on your creative journey. Our tutors are all practising artists and exhibit locally. Some specialize in representational drawing, whilst others paint predominantly abstract works.

Tutors use online tools and resources to support their learners between sessions. This really adds value to the classes and gives learners a space to ‘show’ their work and share their progress.


Sewing chat • Problem Solving • Simple Sewing • Skill Builder • Pattern Cutting • Garment Construction

Our dressmaking classes include access to a wide range of online learning resources, videos and step by step instructions, alongside live classes where you will receive one to one guidance and tuition.

The opportunity to be part of your classes has become the highlight of my week, giving it a structure that I look forward to so much.
I’ve been taking part in two Zoom courses, Pattern Cutting and Shirt Making. Every week, Kate prepares detailed videos, appropriate for every standard of applicant. She then works methodically through each process.
My creative abilities in sewing and design, that I used to have, but lost during periods of mental illness, are slowly returning. Due to the classes, I am gaining in confidence and inspiration again. It’s a wonderful feeling.

A home made cardigan hanging in front of a door


Needle Felting • Textiles • Crochet • Bookbinding • Stained Glass • Pottery

Our current craft courses focus on crafts that can be completed at home easily.

Most workshop prices include the cost of a pack of materials. Enrolments usually close 1 week before the class to allow time to get the pack to you.

Our tutors are experienced artists and crafters. We regularly add classes, so keep checking the website to see what’s coming up or sign up to our newsletter for updates.

A selection of textile craft materials including scissors, thread and wool