Choose from a variety of creative art courses

Explore your creativity through painting and drawing and choose from a variety of creative art classes. With a huge range of subjects to learn from, you can choose from online or in-person options.

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Our creative arts courses will get you working with pastels and pencils, exploring fine art and even get you out and about discovering new galleries in your spare time. 

Paints to pastels

Delivered by experienced art tutors, why not try getting creative with clay, or getting hands-on painting your very own masterpiece. 

If you’re interested in drawing, you won’t be disappointed either. Collage making, oil painting, pastel painting and printing are just some of the subjects that have proved popular in recent years.  

Many of our arts courses are delivered for different levels of experience too, so whether you’re a beginner or a little more advanced, you’ll be able to choose the art course that’s right for you. 

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Personal Development: Confidence ̨swag- Seasons

This course will guide the students and lead them into exploring different topics relating to the subject of the four seasons. The group will participate in activities and art work that illustrate those themes. The students will be involved in different activities to encourage increased knowledge about the subjects. The tasks will be supported by discussions and the sharing of views. The workshop will also develop art ̨swag and foster good social ̨swag. The culmination of the workshop will be to produce practical tasks that illustrate the various themes covered.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/07/2024 -
Tue 23/07/2024
Times:
9:15am - 2:15pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Focusability (Lincoln)
Ryland Bridge Welton
Lincoln
LN2 3RP
Tutor:
Sally Darlow
Course code:
Q00014116
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £21.00

Craft: Beginners Jewellery Making Workshop - Making Beaded Jewellery

Unleash your creativity with our 3-hour Beginner's Beaded Jewellery Making Workshop. Perfect for novices, this hands-on class will introduce you to essential beading tools and techniques. Under the guidance of an experienced tutor, you’ll learn how to handle various beading equipment and materials to craft your own stunning jewellery pieces. By the end of the workshop, you'll have created a beautiful pair of earrings and/or a pendant, along with the ̨swag and confidence to continue your beading journey independently. Join us to explore the art of jewellery making and leave with your own handmade treasures. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own supplies.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 25/07/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Warwick Community Group
9 Pinewood Place
Knottingley
WF11 0QH
Tutor:
Victoria Bould
Course code:
Q00017686
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Art Practical: Learn to Draw and Paint Animals in Watercolour and Mixed Media

Learn to Draw and Paint Animals in Watercolour and Mixed Media Unleash your creativity and connect with nature's beauty in our one-day course, "Learn to Draw and Paint Animals in Watercolour and Mixed Media," hosted at the welcoming Springbourne Library and facilitated by The WEA (̨swag' Educational Association). This inspiring workshop invites participants to explore the vibrant world of animal artistry through watercolour and mixed media techniques. Throughout the course, you'll be guided through the process of capturing the essence and character of animals in your artwork. With expert instruction, you'll learn to use line, tone, texture, and colour to bring your chosen animal portrait to life in a unique and expressive way.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 26/07/2024 -
Fri 26/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 3:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Springbourne Library Community Room (Bou
297A Holdenhurst Road
Bournemouth
BH8 8BX
Tutor:
Abi Kremer
Course code:
Q00015420
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £23.10

Art Practical: Beginners Macrame Workshop - Make a Wall Hanging

Discover the art of macrame in our 3-hour Beginner's Macrame Workshop. This hands-on class is ideal for newcomers eager to learn the fundamentals of this intricate craft. You'll be introduced to essential techniques, including the square knot, half hitch, and lark's head knot. Guided by an experienced tutor, you will design and construct your own macrame wall hanging, transforming simple cords into a beautiful piece of art. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a completed wall hanging ready for display and the ̨swag to continue creating macrame projects on your own. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own supplies.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 30/07/2024 -
Tue 30/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
St Marys Community Centre (PONTEFRACT)
The Circle, Town Centre,
Chequerfield
PONTEFRACT
WF8 2AY
Tutor:
Victoria Bould
Course code:
Q00017781
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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Duration:
12 months
Fee:
£15

Textiles and Fashion: Beginners Knitting Workshop

Dive into the world of knitting with our 3-hour Beginner's Knitting Workshop. Designed for absolute beginners, this hands-on class covers all the essentials to get you started. You'll learn how to cast on, create knit and purl stitches, and cast off, with guidance from an experienced tutor. By the end of the workshop, you'll have the ̨swag to start simple knitting projects and a completed sample piece to take home. Join us for a fun and relaxing introduction to knitting and discover the joy of creating handmade items. All materials will be provided for you.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 31/07/2024 -
Wed 31/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
St Marys Community Centre (PONTEFRACT)
The Circle, Town Centre,
Chequerfield
PONTEFRACT
WF8 2AY
Tutor:
Victoria Bould
Course code:
Q00017779
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Textiles and Fashion: Beginners Crochet Workshop - Getting to Grips with Crochet

Join our 3-hour Beginner's Crochet Workshop and embark on a creative journey into the world of crochet. This hands-on class is perfect for those with little to no experience in crochet. You'll start with an introduction to essential materials, including various yarns and hooks, and then learn foundational stitches such as the chain stitch, double crochet, and single crochet. Our expert tutor will guide you through basic crochet techniques, ensuring you gain the confidence to start your own projects. By the end of the workshop, you'll have the ̨swag to create simple crochet items and a solid foundation for further exploration. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own supplies.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 31/07/2024 -
Wed 31/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
St Marys Community Centre (PONTEFRACT)
The Circle, Town Centre,
Chequerfield
PONTEFRACT
WF8 2AY
Tutor:
Victoria Bould
Course code:
Q00017780
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Craft: Introduction to Pottery

This is a practical pottery session where you will have the opportunity to try different hand-building techniques to create your own individual pottery work. In a relaxed and informal session, you can try out the basic ̨swag used to make and decorate pottery. You can explore the tools and techniques used for hand-building including coiling, pinching and surface decoration. We will be using air-drying clay so you can take your pieces home with you at the end. Join us for this relaxing and fun session where you can connect with other like-minded individuals, share ideas, and learn from each other.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 08/08/2024 -
Thu 08/08/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Warwick Community Group (Knottingley)
9 Pinewood Place
Knottingley
WF11 0QH
Tutor:
Sarah Cameron-Payne
Course code:
Q00017946
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Art Practical: Charcoal and Pastels

Our creative arts courses will get you working with pastels and charcoals, exploring what creative pieces you can achieve. In this course develop your own style of drawing in this welcoming safe space. This class will encourage you to challenge your ̨swag and build on your love of art. Bring your favourite materials or use the resources provided and express yourself in this friendly and warm setting. This tutor has years of art experience and is very popular with out learners. The venue offers a friendly atmosphere and even a free lunch prior to the course beginning.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 14/08/2024 -
Wed 28/08/2024
Times:
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
GL11 Community Hub (Dursley)
Fairmead
Cam
Dursley
GL11 5JS
Tutor:
Victoria Hendzel
Course code:
Q00017137
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Art Practical: Introduction to Portrait ̨swag

Learn to draw a realistic portrait of the human face from a photograph. This full day workshop is designed for complete beginners but also caters for those with some drawing experience who wish to develop their ̨swag further. You will draw from a photograph and learn how to build a likeness from broad shapes through to more refined features using a chalk and charcoal. This workshop is an excellent first step before you begin to draw from a live model. You will be guided and supported throughout the day and the techniques that you learn during the workshop will equip you to create your own portrait drawings at home.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 27/08/2024 -
Tue 27/08/2024
Times:
11:00am - 4:15pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
NST Hub (North Somerset Training Communi
31 Alexandra Parade
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1QZ
Tutor:
Katie Dexter
Course code:
Q00016825
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £21.00

Crafts: Card Making

Join us for a creative Card Making course at Parkstone Connect, a vibrant day centre dedicated to adults with learning difficulties. Our welcoming environment fosters creativity and fun. Participants will explore a variety of card-making techniques, including stamping, embossing, and die-cutting, to craft beautiful, personalized cards. Led by experienced tutors, the course provides all materials and offers step-by-step guidance, ensuring everyone can enjoy the process and create stunning cards to share with loved ones. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a complete beginner, our supportive community is here to help you unleash your artistic potential.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 02/09/2024 -
Mon 18/11/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Tricuro -Parkstone Connect Day Centre (P
Croft Road
Poole
BH12 3LD
Tutor:
Guest Speaker
Course code:
Q00017321
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.60