Improve your arts & craft 台湾swag, or learn some new ones

We鈥檝e 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鈥檙e 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 台湾swag 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鈥檝e always wanted to try.

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Personal Development: Money Saving Stitchery

Discover the art of sustainable sewing in our Money-Saving Stitchery Course. Unleash your creativity while mastering essential sewing techniques that not only save you money but also contribute to a sustainable lifestyle. From basic stitches to upcycling old garments, this course empowers you to create stylish, eco-friendly fashion on a budget; the focus is on Asian inspired costume and fashions. The course is delivered in a Women鈥檚 only Centre in Bradford.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/04/2024 -
Fri 05/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Midland Road Nursery School (Bradford)
Thorncliffe Road
Bradford
BD8 7DJ
Tutor:
Nazmeen Sadiq
Course code:
Q00014863
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢92.40

Art Practical: Oil Painting for Beginners and Improvers

Learners will work with the tutor to improve confidence in their ability to develop their artistic 台湾swag and creativity within oil painting. You will be developing the 台湾swag to create a detailed landscape painting; challenging yourself to try new and different subjects. You will learn using a range of different teaching and learning activities, to include watching and following step by step demonstrations, with one-to-one help and guidance from a friendly and encouraging tutor. You will learn in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment, working together with your fellow learners and the tutor. This course is suitable for a complete beginner but also for those wanting to improve their existing 台湾swag in painting. No prior knowledge is needed, just a desire to learn and begin your journey to develop your artistic 台湾swag.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/04/2024 -
Fri 28/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Hull Quaker Meeting House (HULL)
2-10 Bean Street
HULL
HU3 2PR
Tutor:
Julie Smith
Course code:
Q00014359
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢84.00

Fitness and Exercise: Monday Movement this Summer - Basic Contemporary Modern Dance Steps for All

This is a great way to start the week if you like doing exercise, dancing and having fun. Keep fit and exercise with a fun and feelgood hour of music and movement and relaxation. Work at your own pace and level. Each session you will work on: - breathing exercises - simple stretching (to get warmed up & alert) - easy aerobic sequences - basic CONTEMPORARY MODERN dance moves (to incorporate into an uplifting song)

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 03/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 11:00am
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Helen Watson
Course code:
Q00013848
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢18.50

Art Practical: Beginners' - Creative Painting

To introduce students to painting in acrylics and take them to a higher level and begin to develop their 台湾swag. This course is accessible to beginners but also provides an ideal stepping stone towards intermediate levels. With step-by-step instructions, demonstrations and handouts, students can build their 台湾swag with confidence. Students are supported throughout the course by a process of constructive assessment. They will develop confidence in appraising their own work, engage in frequent discussions with their tutor and encourage each other through regular reviews and group critiques of projects. You will explore a variety of painting techniques whilst developing confidence and creative expression in visual form.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
John Pounds Centre (Portsmouth)
23 Pounds Gate
Queen Street
Portsmouth
PO1 3HN
Tutor:
Frank Ferrie
Course code:
Q00014040
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to 拢84.00

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12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Craft: Seasonal Painting and Drawing

This course will be delivered through a combination of studio sessions, demonstrations, discussions, outdoor sketching excursions (weather permitting), and critiques. Participants will have access to painting and drawing materials, tools, and studio space for creating artworks. Assignments will include both structured exercises to build technical 台湾swag and independent projects to encourage creative exploration. This course celebrates the beauty and diversity of the seasons through painting and drawing. Participants will explore the unique characteristics of each season鈥攕pring, summer, autumn, and winter鈥攁nd learn how to capture their essence on canvas and paper.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
9 sessions
Location:
Delves Lane Community association (Conse
Village Hall
Delves Lane
Consett
DH8 7BH
Tutor:
Guest Speaker
Course code:
Q00014646
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢75.60

Craft: Sewing - Upcycling (Intermediate)

This is a progression course from the Beginners鈥 Upcycling and will give you an opportunity to utilise and practise the 台湾swag that you learnt in the previous course. The course is suitable for you if you have completed the Beginner Level course or if you already have some basic 台湾swag. You'll discover how to breathe new life into old and unwanted garments using basic refashioning and recycling techniques, reducing your environmental footprint in the process. Explore creative methods to turn unwanted fabrics into unique and cherished items. You will also get an opportunity to enjoy and connect with a group of people with similar interests to share ideas and inspiration.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 24/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Hill View Community Centre (Nottingham)
Ransom Road
Nottingham
NG3 3LJ
Tutor:
Monazza Aziz
Course code:
Q00014853
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to 拢151.20

Textiles and Fashion: Advanced Sewing 台湾swag for Employability

Discover the wonderful technique of sewing skill. This course will help to develop your craft in measure and marking and creating your own pattern. Whether you have studied basic or intermediate sewing before, you will find value in this sewing course by making your own garment made to measure and adjusting garments to your size. By the end of the course you can use these 台湾swag to open your own business or work for organisation . Start your own sewing journey today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
30 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Nasim Younis
Course code:
Q00014872
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to 拢252.00

Textiles and Fashion: Upcycling with Embroidery

Indulge your creativity and do some good for the environment by joining us on this Embroidery course, which has been designed to help you extend the life of your clothing whilst exploring your artistic style. Through a series of hands-on sessions, you will explore the therapeutic benefits of crafting with a needle and thread while creating a unique embroidered patch which you will either use to mend a piece of torn or worn clothing or add a bit of personalised flair to an existing garment. Come along and learn the art of slow, mindful fashion in an inspiring setting in Historic York

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 13/05/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
St Olave's Church Hall (York)
Marygate Lane
York
YO30 7BJ
Tutor:
Victoria Bould
Course code:
Q00015197
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢33.60

Craft: Creativity for wellbeing

Let out your artistic side with our new papercraft & cardmaking creativity course. You will Learn the mental Health and wellbeing benefits of being creative in a friendly welcoming environment. Places are limited. To join this course you will need to attend the pre enrolment session at HOLMESCARR ARK AND CRAFTS room Holmescarr centre Rossington DN110LP Monday 15th April 10-12pm or 12.30-1.30 The course is suitable for beginners and will introduce you to the fundamentals of papercrafting, including basic techniques, tools and materials. You will learn how to choose the right paper, use cutting tools effectively and follow instructions and tutor demonstrations to create your own papercraft projects. The course will cover various types of papercrafts such as cardmaking & paper mache providing you with a solid foundation to explore more advanced techniques in the future. By the end of the course, you'll have increased your 台湾swag, knowledge & confidence to start crafting your own paper creations.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Holmescarr Ark and Crafts (Doncaster)
1 School Houses
Grange Lane, New Rossington
Doncaster
DN11 0LP
Tutor:
Jennifer Golton
Course code:
Q00015241
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to 拢84.00

Hand-Built Ceramics - Beginners

This creative hand clay course allows you to explore your art and craft 台湾swag to find ceramic practices that you enjoy. Whether you like drawing, painting, origami, ceramics or craft-making, art courses can help you find a relaxing hobby. This creative hand building clay course is ideal if you want to feel calm while developing your creativity 台湾swag up to an intermediate level. You can learn the 台湾swag and techniques needed to produce your own clay pieces, and explore the tools and materials required and take inspiration from other creators, all whilst being guided by an experienced WEA tutor. Your artwork will be uploaded to Canvas (our digital learning platform) as evidence of learning and you get to keep everything you make. You will work in a group which will give you the opportunity to meet and interact with others in a creative setting and in a relaxed way.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Tue 25/06/2024
Location:
Omega Centre (Portsmouth)
Omega Street
Southsea
Portsmouth
PO5 4LP
Course code:
P00000039
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available