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

– Sally
Tin Cans to Treasure

“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

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

– Karen
Drum Lampshade Making

Tags: Creative Home

“You can sense the "can-do" here! Lots of lovely people to encourage and guide. Great!”

– Barbara Martin
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“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

“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

“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

“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

“It was a very relaxing yet energetic day - just what I needed!”

– Derek
Woodturning using a Pole Lathe

Tags: Heritage Crafts Wood & Stone

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

– Sue
Silverclay Jewellery

Tags: Jewellery Making

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

– Barbara
Watercolour Seascapes

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

“Learnt something new.  Gained confidence with my sewing machine. Achieved my aim. Had fun and as usual a great lunch!!”

– Louise
Master Your Sewing Machine & Basic Skills

“Encouraging in a genuinely helpful way – lunch was delicious!”

– Sue
Art for Starters

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

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

– Lori
Freehand Machine Embroidery

“The feeling of achievement!”

– John
Townscapes in Watercolour

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“Very interesting day and a chance to learn something new (and great food!)”

– Julie
Willow Hares

Tags: Heritage Crafts Willow

“Claire was excellent and very patient!”

– Claire
Introducing Pattern Cutting

Tags: Sewing & Textiles

“Tutor was lovely, patient and encouraging.  I had a relaxed and fun day with great food and friendly people.”

– Karen
Printing without a press

Tags: Printmaking

“Running out of superlatives!”

– John
Basic Drawing

Tags: Painting & Drawing