“The best bit was our shared surprise at the results as we peeled the prints off the press!”

– Kate
Introducing Printmaking

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

– Anne Coulson
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“Loved absolutely everything, learnt loads and had fun. Thank you.”

– Debbie
Stone Carving

Tags: Wood & Stone

“Charlotte was very friendly and reassuring when ‘problems’ with the pieces occurred! The best thing was spending time with my daughter and having a day to play!”

– Lynne
Porcelain Tealights

Tags: Creative Home Pottery & Ceramics

“Hester is an excellent tutor and everyone is so friendly and welcoming.”

– Penny
Introducing Printmaking

Tags: Printmaking

“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

“The food is incredibly yummy for GF and Vegan people. The tutors are very friendly, Gaynor is very entertaining and Sue is very calming! It is a very homely environment.”

– Charlotte
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“The whole day was fantastic. I wish I lived nearer and I would come more often.”

– Beryl
Townscapes in Watercolour

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“It's like visiting family - always a lovely welcome with gorgeous food and you meet such lovely people while learning anew craft.”

– Brenda Skidmore
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“Excellent teacher keeping everyone engaged & devoting time to all.  Great class, good camaraderie, excellent food.  Mostly a lovely day out with my daughter sharing our experience”

– Suzanne
Silver Bands and Knot Rings

Tags: Jewellery Making

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

– Mike
Introducing Acrylics

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“Claire is an amazing and inspirational tutor.  Enjoyed the whole day.”

– Rachael
Millinery

Tags: Heritage Crafts Millinery

“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

“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

“It's a wonderful combination crafts, creativity and cakes!”

– Claudia Garnett
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“Excellent content, good flow to the day, good pace, well-timed for breaks. Really,really enjoyable. Tutor was very knowledgable and the environement very comfortable. Easy to ask questions and it was very useful to critique the photos. All of the day was extremely enjoyable.”

– Kay
Making the Most of Your Camera

Tags: Photography

“Scott is a brilliant tutor, always encouraging and helpful”

– Barbara
Watercolour Seascapes

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“Whitfield gave us lots of great information for a beginner – he is very interesting and knowledgable. Everything was very relaxed and friendly – we got lots of good advice and some wonderful locations”

– Jud
Landscape & Nature Photography

Tags: Photography

“Tutor had lots of knowledge and was great fun.”

– Steve
Stick Making - Horn and Antler Handles

Tags: Heritage Crafts Wood & Stone

“Loved the chance to do something completely different, be creative and relax.”

– Sally
Tin Cans to Treasure

Tags: Jewellery Making Metal Working

“The tutor was very knowledgeable and gave very clear demonstrations.  I enjoyed the whole experience.”

– Lori
Freehand Machine Embroidery