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Lifelong learning art and craft courses

Uncover your talents with a new skill.


This course will give learners the opportunity to learn the art of 'beautiful writing'.

Calligraphy - improvers

Learn about the letterforms of modern calligraphy including what pen to use, how to rule up and create exciting letterforms.

Drawing and Painting for all

Learn or practice the underpinning skills to improve your drawing and painting.

Drawing and painting - mixed ability

Learn and develop drawing and painting skills using line, tone, texture and colour to complete exercises and finished artworks.

Printing without a press

A fun introduction to drawing and printmaking techniques without using a (traditional) press.

Drawing for complete beginners

NEW FOR 2018 Art practice and art appreciation for complete beginners.

Watercolours for beginners

Learn how to create a landscape, seascape, reflections and shadows.

Watercolours for improvers

Learn more advanced skills to improve your watercolour painting techniques, such as wet in wet, blending colours, tonal value and composition skills.

Watercolour landscapes

Learn how to create a landscape, seascape, reflections and shadows.


Learn how to create a wide variety of images through the techniques of printmaking.

Letter, Print, Stitch

Try three new crafts in one year in this exciting new course.


Beginners can learn the basic skills in crochet - then go on to more advanced techniques and skills.


Mixed ability workshop style course.

Sewing homestyle

Learn to use a sewing machine for beginners.

Make your own bags

Make yourself a customised Tote, Clutch, Shoulder, Organiser or Travel bag.

Embroidery and needlecrafts

This course covers a wide range of traditional and modern embroidery.

Beginners garment making and needlecraft

The course covers skills to tackle a range of projects for basic garment making with use of commercial patterns. Learn about fabrics, cutting and sewing techniques.

Garment making and needlecrafts

An informal class covering dressmaking, soft furnishings, and crafts eg tapestry, embroidery, patch work and quilting.

Garment making for improvers

A class for improvers to develop skills to a higher level.

Floral art for beginners

During this 10 week course you'll learn the basic skills and techniques required to create traditional and contemporary floral designs.

Floral art for advanced

During this 10 week course you'll learn more advanced skills and techniques required to create innovative floral designs.


During this 10 week course you'll learn essential skills and techniques required to become a florist and experience the daily activity and routine of a florist's workplace.

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