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Our arts and crafts classes are great places to be able to learn a new skill and develop your artistic talent in new directions as well as meet and work alongside others with similar interests. Our brilliant tutors are often professional artists who focus on supporting each individual in the class. Photography, jewellery making, textiles and fashion are all subjects we offer, alongside sculpture, practical art and a wide range of crafts.

A look at contemporary French cinema View details

This 5-week course will provide an overview of of key directors working in French cinema at the moment, trends and themes. Each week, we will look at clips from 2 - 3 films and discuss them. Background on directors, films and context will be provided and there will be resources to follow up at home.

Art for Beginners 'Doodle Flowers - Bee Creative!' View details

Learn simple ways to draw beautiful flowers, leaves and seed heads, (some realistic and some imaginary), and practise embellishing them with watercolour, coloured pencils, collage and more! Ideal for beginners, or those who want to be inspired by new art techniques. We will practise a variety of doodle patterns and look at how they can be used to decorate cards, gift tags or frame them to display on your walls - yes they will be that good! This is a very popular art form at the moment and has the added benefit of being relaxing and stress free. Join this friendly, creative session, no experience necessary just have a go and have fun.

Art for Beginners 'Doodle Flowers - Bee Creative!' View details

An introduction to the art of flower doodling. Learn simple ways to draw beautiful flowers, leaves and seed heads, (some realistic, some imaginary), and practice embellishing them with watercolour, coloured pencils or pens. Ideal for beginners, or those who want to be inspired by new art techniques. We will practice a variety of doodle patterns and look at how they can be used to decorate cards, gift tags or frame them to display on your walls - yes, they will be that good! This is a very popular art form at the moment and has the added benefit of being relaxing and stress free. Join this friendly, creative session, no experience necessary just have a go and have fun.

Art for Beginners 'Doodle Flowers - Bee Creative!' View details

A lovely introduction to the very popular and relaxing art of flower doodling. Join this friendly taster session and learn how to draw flowers, leaves and a seed head to create a greetings card or picture. Bring some coloured pencils or gel pens and we will add colour to bring your design alive. No experience necessary just have a go and have fun.

Art for the Terrified View details

If you don't know where to start or have tried in the past and feel that you have not been successful then this is the taster session for you. We shall look at 'art' and what that means for you and aim to give you a flavour of all the other possibilities that are available, a taster session of exploration that will give you the impetus to just get going! Go on try it.

Art Online View details

The online drawing and water colour course is designed to explore different ways of looking; drawing with a range of materials including pastels (which contemporary artists and the impressionist painters used), and developing a watercolour painting technique. You will develop you're own drawing from looking at things and imagination; also mixed media work like collage. We will look at examples of different styles of drawing and painting that a variety of artists use.

British Cinema and History View details

How is history represented in British cinema? Looking closely at two films we will consider different film techniques and how different histories are constructed.

Cake Decorating View details

A fun and interactive course. Aimed at the beginner, learn basic techniques and skills to be able to use your own creativity to make and decorate cakes and how to use different edible materials. No experience necessary.This is an online course and you will need a reliable internet connection, a computer with a camera and a microphone. An invitation to this course will be emailed to you with a link to Canvas, our virtual learning platform (you need to accept it to be able to attend the session) and a link to a Zoom meeting.

Card making and paper craft View details

Explore simple Paper-craft techniques to design and make a range of eye-catching cards and paper decorations. Learn to bring your cards to life by incorporating pop-up / 3d elements. Students will learn through step-by-step demonstration and encouraged to develop creative skills through personal response.

Caring for Your Family Photos View details

Photographs are fragile. They were not made to last forever. Photographs are vulnerable. With a few simple steps you can ensure that they last for many more years. In this course we will look at what makes photographs fall apart and what you can do to preserve them for longer.