“It was great working with an experienced and talented artist like Heather.”

– Jo
Introducing Soft Pastels

“I enjoyed the opportunity to have a go at different techniques and be well advised along the way. – and of course the lunch!

– Marilyn
Beautiful Blooms in Watercolour

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“I can learn a new skill, develop it and laugh and eat delicious food at the same time.”

– Margaret Merrall
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“Everything was clearly explained and Hester provided help whenever needed...Excellent.  Fantastic food, nice location and venue.”

– Thea
Printing without a press

Tags: Printmaking

“Josie was very kind, approachable and encouraging. I am not not as terrified! The tutor, course and food – all excellent!”

– Penny
Art for the Terrified

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“Scott is very enthusiastic and able to pass on the joy of watercolour. I enjoyed it all but liked learning more about how different colours worked.”

– Anonymous
Essential Watercolour

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“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 welcoming place in which to develop and express my interests and skills in so many ways and of course to learn new ones!”

– Carol Banks
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“The whole experience was great!”

– Mary
Silver Bands and Knot Rings

Tags: Jewellery Making

“Had a lot of fun learning a new skill and going home with my lovely finished lampshade.”

– Karen
Drum Lampshade Making

Tags: Creative Home

“The steady pace was ideal for a beginner. The techniques learned showed wonderful results from the simplest of ideas. Encouraging comments helped to build confidence. The best thing was seeing a half decent image emerge from my paper! The best things were meeting very interesting people, enjoying delicious food and being taught by such an enthusiastic tutor. A brilliant day!”

– Joy
Essential Watercolour

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“Claire was excellent and very patient!”

– Claire
Introducing Pattern Cutting

Tags: Sewing & Textiles

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

– Debbie
Stone Carving

Tags: Wood & Stone

“Excellent courses, excellent value, made extremely welcome by everyone. Makes yu want to come back again and again...”

– Haydon Cooper
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“Jackie the tutor was always encouraging and I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. It was a lovely friendly group and atmosphere and we all produced some excellent glass panels.”

– Cheryl
Make a Stained Glass Panel

Tags: Glass & Mosaics Heritage Crafts

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

– Helen
Willow Baskets

Tags: Heritage Crafts Willow & Plant Fibres

“The tutor was very good and patient and very happy to share her knowledge and skills.  Enjoyed the whole day.”

– Kay
Papercutting

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

– Kate
Introducing Printmaking

Tags: Printmaking

“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

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

– Carol
Introducing Printmaking

Tags: Printmaking