“Tutor was very friendly, approachable and helpful.  Enjoyed meeting like minded people and learning a new skill and the yummy food!”

– Gill
Fabulous Felt Fragments

“There was a good relaxed atmosphere and good humour in the group.  We had a lots of laughs whilst bashing metal and lunch was yum!”

– Stacey
Blacksmith for a day

Tags: Metal Working

“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

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

– Jo
Introducing Soft Pastels

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“You always have a well organised day, good tutors, excellent food and I keep coming back!”

– Josephine Runciman
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“I enjoyed being part of a small group and the relaxed atmosphere and was amazed how much I was able to complete in a day.”

– Claire
Fabric, Paper & Stitch

Tags: Dyeing, Printing, Colouring Paper-Based Creativity Sewing & Textiles

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

– Steve
Stick Making - Horn and Antler Handles

Tags: Heritage Crafts Wood & Stone

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

– Julie
Willow Hares

Tags: Heritage Crafts Willow

“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

“Keith is marvellous - very knowledgeable and manages to make the subject quite fascinating!”

– Jane
Sharpening Skills - Household, Craft & DIY Tools

Tags: Heritage Crafts Wood & Stone

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

– Martin Lawson
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

“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

“The whole experience is great from the smiling greeting to the course, the other participants and the food.”

– Claudia
Spring Spa Secrets

Tags: Festive, Fun or Foodie

“Inspiring and very encouraging. I enjoyed the whole thing but watching Scott paint was great! Vanessa’s food of course was brilliant!”

– Val
Trees in Watercolour

Tags: Painting & Drawing

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

– Anne Coulson
2017 Open Day

Tags: Special Events

“The tutor was good at not trying to change one’s own style but encouraging and enhancing it.”

– Mafra
Essential Watercolour

Tags: Painting & Drawing

“Claire was excellent and very patient!”

– Claire
Introducing Pattern Cutting

Tags: Sewing & Textiles

“Really enjoyed having permission to spend a whole day doing something creative.  And the food was fantastic!”

– Caroline
Printing without a press

Tags: Printmaking

“Kate was very friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The food was great, the company was great – in fact the whole experience was great!”

– Karen
Homemade Natural Beauty Products

Tags: Festive, Fun or Foodie

“Scott is really positive and informative, a nice balance of information, patience, encouragement and humour.I loved the entire day, the course, the work we produced, and lunch were amazing.  Thanks too for being so accepting of people with allergies.”

– Tamsin
Watercolour Bold and Loose

Tags: Painting & Drawing