“I get to be a big kid for a day, take something nice home and someone else cleans up!”

– Martin Lawson
2017 Open Day

“The relaxed and encouraging atmosphere was great and it was still challenging enough.”

– Sue
Introducing Acrylics

“Loved learning new jewellery making techniques and sharing ideas with other people, lovely food too!”

– Barbara
Tin Cans to Treasure

Tags: Jewellery Making Metal Working

“Jane is an inspirational tutor and I loved my finished articles!”

– Sue
Silverclay Jewellery

Tags: Jewellery Making

“Hester is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her subject.”

– Carol
Introducing Printmaking

Tags: Printmaking

“Everyone is so friendly and hospitable- it doesn't matter how much of a novice, you can always do the course.”

– Mary Hare
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“A big 'Thank You!' for the fabulous lampshade making workshop on Friday night. I had a great time and felt very well looked after. Your warm welcome, cakes and cups of tea were much appreciated, especially as I had travelled from York to join you. Georgia was a fabulous teacher - showing us how to make the lampshade step by step, providing very clear written as well as verbal instructions and giving us with support as we needed it. All the resources were readily available and Georgia's amazing fabrics are beautiful. I really enjoyed the whole experience and feel very proud of, and delighted with, the lampshade that I made, especially as a 'creative novice'. I posted a picture of the finished lampshade on my own Facebook page and have had a record 77 'likes'/'loves'/'wows' from my friends already!”

– Kathryn
Lampshade Making Evening

Tags: Creative Home Sewing & Textiles

“I enjoyed the structured approach which meant I felt I could achieve. The instant feeling that I could do it and I didn’t need to worry that I might be the worst in the class.”

– Sue
Essential Watercolour

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“Running out of superlatives!”

– John
Basic Drawing

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“It was great to understand the construction of a garment. The workshop was excellent – better than I expected.”

– Karen
Introducing Pattern Cutting

Tags: Sewing & Textiles

“I always take home something I can enjoy and feel proud of, even though I don't feel very "arty". (lunch is great too!)”

– Peggy Branch
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“Tutor clearly hugely experienced. Very encouraging and able to clearly give hints and tips. Learned some new things. Fun. Great food. First ever painting tuition and both really enjoyed it”

– Linda and Ron
Introducing Acrylics

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“It's good to learn interesting things, before and after the excellent lunches!”

– Anne Coulson
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“Being an absolute novice, I enjoyed being able to experiment and learn about essential techniques … loved it!!”

– Carol
Liberated Watercolour

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“The tutor really got me going on my first use of acrylics. All good fun and educational.”

– Mike
Introducing Acrylics

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“What an amazing welcome, followed by yummy cakes and hot tea. Very friendly and open people. What a delight!”

– Polly Lord
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“More workshops please! The best thing was being able to devote a whole day to being creative.”

– Rhiannon
Nuno Felt Scarves

Tags: Sewing & Textiles Wool & Felt

“Loved the whole experience.  It is a real treat of a day out.  The food is superb, so like a special meal at a bistro on top of the art & craft experience...and everyone so friendly.”

– Linda
Using Resist Techniques in Watercolour

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“ArtisOn enfolds you in a Creative embrace...”

– Marion Brogan
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“I loved learning something new in a very welcoming environment,  Excellent day all round.”

– Helen
Willow Baskets

Tags: Heritage Crafts Willow & Plant Fibres

“Can’t think of anything you should change – it was excellent! Sheila gave us lots of interesting techniques in a relaxed way. Very informative and knowledgeable. The whole experience was great – I will be coming on the Dyeing workshop.”

– Beverley
Textures in Felt

Tags: Sewing & Textiles Wool & Felt