Arts and Crafts

There are lots of courses on this page - There is a summary list to help you find your course more easily.

Courses

Art Appreciation: Art and MadnessA complete beginner’s workshop that will be a mixture of both theory and practical activities designed to introduce you to some of the artists and artworks inspired by the term ‘madness’ and how this has changed over time as society’s understanding of mental health has developed.
Art Appreciation: Decoding da VinciWho was the man behind the Hollywood hype? This complete beginner’s workshop will be a mixture of both theory and practical activities designed to introduce you to the extraordinary Leonardo da Vinci, scientist, engineer, artist and visionary.
Art Appreciation: Female PioneersA complete beginner’s workshop that will be a mixture of both theory and practical activities designed to introduce you to some of the pioneers of female art, their struggles and influences and the works they created.
Art Appreciation: Myths and LegendsFrom the first cave paintings to the present day, myths and legends are a key feature within art and a powerful inspiration to some of the world’s most renowned artists.
Art Appreciation: Rubens UncoveredA complete beginner’s workshop that will be a mixture of both theory and practical activities designed to introduce you to the artist Peter Paul Rubens and the enduring impact he has had on art.
Art History and Appreciation Beginners: Step 2A complete beginner’s course that will be a mixture of both theory and practical activities designed to take you on a wonderful journey of discovery through the history of art.
Art History and Appreciation Beginners: Step 3A complete beginner’s course that will be a mixture of both theory and practical activities designed to take you on a wonderful journey of discovery through the history of art.
Art History: Art and Sexuality - Andy WarholA complete beginner’s workshop that will be a mixture of both theory and practical activities designed to introduce you to the life and art of Andy Warhol, one of the most enigmatic, prolific and financially successful artists of the 20th Century.
Art History: Art and Sexuality - David HockneyA complete beginner’s workshop that will be a mixture of both theory and practical activities designed to introduce you to the art of David Hockney, considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.
Art History: Art and Sexuality - Frida KahloA complete beginner’s workshop that will be a mixture of both theory and practical activities designed to introduce you to the life and art of Frida Kahlo, considered one of Mexico's, if not the world's, greatest painters. She's inspired generations of female artists and is a feminist icon.
Art History: Art and Sexuality - Jeanne MammenA complete beginner’s workshop that will be a mixture of both theory and practical activities designed to introduce you to the art of Jeanne Mammen, a pioneering artist documenting lesbian relationships in 1930s Germany.
Black History: A Celebration of ArtA complete beginner’s workshop that will be a mixture of both theory and practical activities designed to introduce you to the history of Black art movements and artists.
Festive Crafts: Magical Glow LampsAn amazing course that will introduce you to the world of personalised glow lamps and dazzling lumieres. It will support you in creating your own unique object to cherish, or to give as a gift to friends and family.
Festive Crafts: Scented Christmas CandlesA popular short workshop that will introduce you to alluring aromas all encased in a beautiful candle. It will support you in creating your own unique object to cherish, or to give as a gift to friends or family.
Flower Arranging - Spring TimeSpring time flowers are a delight to see after the drab days of winter, so come and join in this course that aims to get you arranging spring flowers in the most delightful way.
Have a Go at Jewish Folk ArtA complete beginner's workshop that will be a mixture of both theory and practical activities designed to give you a fascinating insight and practical introduction into the history and practices of Jewish folk art.
Interior Design Beginners: Step 2This follow on course explores further interior design skills and will give you additional practical tips and techniques that will help you to transform your home.
Interior Design Beginners: Step 3This course is the culmination of the Interior Design Beginners course, continuing to delve into the world of interior design giving you skills and techniques that will help you to transform your home.
Introduction to Art: Step 2This beginners course will support you to continue developing your artistic skills to create your very own pieces of art work.
Introduction to Art: Step 3Explore different art movements and experiment with different styles as you continue to build your artistic skills.
Introduction to Basic Pattern Cutting - Make your own SkirtThis course will start at the very beginning of pattern cutting by looking at the basics of how to create a straight skirt.
Introduction to PaintingThis fascinating course will provide a gentle introduction into painting so that you can create beautiful pieces of art in a relaxed and supportive environment.
Investigating Islamic Music and ArtA complete beginner’s workshop that will be a mixture of both theory and practical activities designed to introduce you to the history and development of music and art within the Islamic culture.
Investigating the Art of IslamA complete beginner’s workshop that will be a mixture of both theory and practical activities designed to introduce you to the rules and principles for creating traditional Islamic designs, you will then have the opportunity to create your own compositions.
Landscape Painting BeginnersThis course will help you make a start in understanding how to use a range of drawing and painting techniques to enable you to draw successful landscapes.
Life Drawing Beginners - Step 3This fantastic creative arts course will allow you to further develop your drawing skills using a variety of media and with the human figure as inspiration.
Life Drawing Beginners: Step 2This fantastic creative arts course will allow you to further develop your drawing skills using a variety of media and with the human figure as inspiration.
Mixed Media Beginners Mixed Media will enable you to explore a range of drawing and painting media, including: pencil, charcoal, pastels and acrylic and combine these with collage and printing to develop a mixed media outcome.
Painting for PleasureThis course will help you to make a start in understanding how to use a range of drawing and painting techniques. You will use different mediums with an experienced art tutor to create your very own pieces of art work.
Painting for Pleasure BeginnersThis complete beginners course will help you to make a start in understanding how to use a range of drawing and painting techniques to create your very own pieces of art work.
Portrait Painting BeginnersThis course will help you make a start in understanding how to use a range of drawing and painting techniques when drawing and painting a portrait.
Sewing Bee: BlandfordA fun and friendly sewing bee group where you can receive professional support with your sewing, textile or embroidery projects. For the complete beginner to those with more experience.
Sewing Machine Skills Beginners: Step 1Covered in dust and sitting in a corner of the house? It’s time to put that sewing machine to good use with this interesting course that will help you become familiar with the workings of your machine.
Sewing Machine Skills Beginners: Step 3This course will help you develop, maintain and improve your knowledge and skills in basic sewing machine skills.
Sewing Machine Skills Intermediate: Step 2Take your sewing machine skills to the next level with this fantastic intermediate level course.
Sewing Machine Skills Intermediate: Step 3Take your sewing machine skills to the next level with this fantastic intermediate level course.
Silver Jewellery Making: Silver Clay TechniquesThis is the course for you, if you want to experiment with Silver Clay (PMC) to make a beautiful silver jewellery pendant or earrings.
Textile Art: Suffolk PuffsCome along and create beautiful Suffolk Puffs, a unique way to embellish and add decoration to clothes, jewellery or furniture in a friendly and supportive setting.
Textile Crafts and Embroidery Techniques Beginners: Step 2This course will continue to look at a wide variety of textile design and techniques enhancing your understanding give you a broad introduction to the subject.
Textile Crafts and Embroidery Techniques Beginners: Step 3This course will support you to continue building your textile crafts and embroidery techniques so that you are able to create beautiful and unique pieces of work for you to keep, give as a gift and or start your own business by selling.
Textile Masterclass: Colouring Fabric and ThreadThis fascinating Masterclass will show you how to develop and successfully use techniques in order to colour your own fabrics and threads in order to make them completely unique.
Textile Masterclass: Creative Embroidery on a Basic Sewing MachineThis specialist full day masterclass will introduce you to methods of creating embroidered textiles using a standard sewing machine that does not have lots of fancy embroidery capabilities.
Textile Masterclass: Explore and Create Indian StitchworkThis specialist full day masterclass will introduce you to ancient Indian Kantha embroidery techniques. Kantha embroidery derives its name from the same word with two different meanings. ‘Kantha’ means ‘rags’ in Sanskrit, which reflects the fact that Kantha embroidery is made up of discarded garment
Textile Masterclass: Explore and Create Japanese StitchworkThis specialist full day masterclass will introduce you to Sashiko. This simple but beautiful form of Japanese embroidery has become very popular over the last few years and during the day you will learn about its ancient origins and how to produce stunning practical results.
Textile Masterclass: Luxury Christmas StockingThis Masterclass will show you how to design and create a luxury Christmas stocking using a range of techniques of embroidery and embellishments on fabric.
Textile Masterclass: Luxury Embellishments and TrimsThis Masterclass will show you how to develop techniques of embroidery and embellishments on fabric to create a luxurious effect.
Textile Masterclass: Machine Embroidery Lace and Sheer TechniquesThis specialist full day masterclass will introduce you to methods of achieving lace effects and sheer areas using free machine embroidery.
Textile Masterclass: Stitches from Around the WorldThis specialist masterclass will introduce you to the ancient Indian Kantha stitching and delicate Japanese Shashiko, both beautiful embroidery techniques, giving you the opportunity to design and make a bespoke decorative item in a fun and friendly setting.
Wonderful WatercoloursThis fascinating course will help you explore using watercolours to create beautiful pieces of art in a relaxed and supportive environment.