Anglia Leisure Learning offer a range of weekend residential and day courses running from November 2012 through to October 2013. Courses are held at Belsey Bridge Conference Centre, Ditchingham on the Suffolk / Norfolk borders.
Discover your hidden talents and interests, or hone your skills in a chosen pastime while making new friends or renewing old acquaintances.
Topics range from patchwork, textiles, lace making and beading, through journalism, creative writing and public speaking, to calligraphy, painting and drawing, and many more.
Tel: 020 7834 1066 | Email: email@example.com
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Based in pretty Howe Green near Chelmsford Essex, The Make It Room offers a wide range of craft workshops taught by qualified professionals. Choose from feltmaking, art clay silver, sewing and handicrafts, sugarcraft, bookbinding, découpage, lampshade making, ragrugging, embroidery, enamelling, polymer clay and more. We are a group of friendly craftspeople who love to share their knowledge, join one of our workshops and refresh an old hobby or learn a new skill, we have lots of beautiful materials on hand ready and waiting to be used.
Tel: 01245 477152
Is for the beginner and intermediate alike and is designed to encourage you, to learn new skills, to be inspired and have fun. In the relaxed atmosphere of the studio you will be encouraged to develop your own ideas with Sarah's guidance. We will discuss your ideas and advise you on how best to approach them.
Sarah offers a choice of 3, 4 or 5 day workshops. So if you're interested in a particular technique or skill, such as mould making, armature building or modelling in different materials, then this course is for you and can be tailored to your needs.
Tel: 07974 623148 | Web: www.sculpturecourses.co.uk
The Rowantree Workshop is set in the idyllic village of Nassington, Northamptonshire.
Learn new craft skills and be inspired to start a creative journey of your own, on one of our workshops, short courses or weekly classes.
Classes are small to ensure personal tuition and you will be using the highest quality materials, fabrics and yarns in our fully equipped workshop.
Workshops can also be designed for small groups for a relaxing weekend away. Staying in one of our local country pubs, set beside the beautiful River Nene.
Tel: 01780 784442 | Mob: 07962 320653
Rothay Manor, set in the stunning Lake District, has been organising Special Interest holidays for over 20 years. There are a wide range of courses covering many different topics including Antiques, Gardening, Painting, Ancestry, Digital Photography, Scrabble, Chess, Walking and Music. All courses are led by expert tutors with the emphasis on broadening knowledge in the company of fellow enthusiasts. The relaxed and friendly courses are suitable for both the beginner and those hoping to deepen their interest. Courses run for 5 days and include luxury accommodation and wonderful food.
Tel: 015394 33605
Ginny Peace runs One Day courses for up to 4 people at a time from her home in beautiful Cranbrook in Kent. They cover Introductory and Advanced Curtain Making, Roman Blinds and Cushions. All taught to a professional standard for beginners and those with a little experience alike.
Tel: 01580 712212
Set in tranquil Hertfordshire countryside, The Mowbray studio is the perfect setting in which to relax and learn the art of Porcelain and Pottery Restoration. A spacious, well equipped studio with students small in number to ensure individual attention.
Maureen Aldridge: A professional restorer and trained course tutor of 30 years, provides a quality of teaching which is outstanding.
The studio offers courses in Basic China Mending as a hobby and Certificated Courses for those seeking to restore ceramics to a professional level.
The Mowbray School, Flint Barn, West End Lane, Essendon, Herts AL9 5RQ.
Tel: 01707 270158 | Web: www.mowbrayrestoration.com
Learn hand embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework in the majestic surroundings of Hampton Court Palace. Our small friendly classes are run by expert tutors and are perfect if you are a beginner. Or why not study embroidery to a professional level on our Certificate, Diploma or Degree courses. Courses run throughout the year and at weekends. Day classes from £69 - 10am - 4pm.
Tel: 020 3166 6938
Beryl holds classes and workshops aimed at upholding her make do and mend ethics. Come along and discover what our grandparents took for granted, from dressmaking to pattern cutting, from crochet to knitting, and of course all classes are supported by lashings of tea and cake!
Classes are held in an old chairmakers’ cottage in High Wycombe that Beryl has lovingly converted into her studio. Classes are small and intimate, with a maximum of four to eight students.
Tel: 07793 054622
Get your hands dirty at The School of Stuff. We offer classes in furniture related crafts, including upholstery, cabinetmaking and restoration. We are working craft practitioners and experienced teachers. Tuition is rigorous but informal, with small class sizes. There are evening and day classes in upholstery and cabinetmaking throughout the year, alongside weekend workshops and intensive five day courses in these and other crafts including rag rugs, quilting and shoemaking.
Tel: 07970149395 | Web: www.theschoolofstuff.co.uk
Nestling in the stunning landscape of the South Downs, West Dean College, with its large country house style offers a creative educational environment, enabling you to escape the pressures of daily life and learn new skills in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Running over 700 short courses each year in a vast range of arts, crafts, gardening and music subjects. Course lengths from one day to a week, can be either non-residential or residential.
Book on-line to receive a 5% discount.
Tel: 0844 4994408 | Web: www.westdean.org.uk/college
The Textile Studio is set in the beautiful surroundings of the New Forest National Park, an inspirational place to spend a few creative days. We run courses throughout the year suitable for all levels. New weekend dates available, why not make your Christmas gifts.
An informal atmosphere helps students discover the joys of printing and painting on textiles such as Vintage Linen with Indian woodblocks, Silk Velvet for scarfs and cushions, Batik on silk and Ceramics.
Home ware products are available inspired by our vintage textile library and classic cars.
Tel: 01425 655146 | Mob: 07860 948404
Jenny produces a variety of nationwide workshops and seminars passing on her knowledge, skills and her enthusiasm for quilting.
Students are encouraged and taught how to make their own quilting patterns from scratch, using traditional methods and often using domestic items and antique quilts as a starting point. Jenny's workshops are delivered in a friendly, easy to understand way. Her specialist areas of quilting knowledge are Durham and Welsh quilting.
Jenny will be returning to the V&A to teach a weekend course on Sashiko quilting on 3rd and 4th July 2011. Plus Jenny’s instructional DVD’s will be available from early July.
Tel: 01264 710261 | Web: www.quilt-with-jenny.co.uk
Embroidery Workshops in the Lake District
Discover your creativity and learn new skills as you become absorbed and fascinated by this ancient art of narrative crewel embroidery. The workshops at the award-winning centre in Kendal can accommodate equally the absolute beginner and those who wish to improve their skills. Discover how the Quaker Tapestry was created within the relaxed and friendly atmosphere as you learn the stitches and techniques.
Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre & Café, Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH
Tel: 01539 722975 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make Your Own Cosmetics
Whether you want to learn how to make your own moisturising soap, design a skincare range, blend a signature perfume or create stunning candles, we have a course or a kit to suit.
Our workshops are fun, informative and a balance between theory and practical hands-on exercise whilst our accredited home study programmes provide you with the ingredients, packaging, step by step instructions and tutor support. If you want to have some fun with friends, why not try one of our ‘make your own cosmetics’ kits?
Make Your Own Cosmetics Workshops, Home Study Courses and Kits.
Tel: 07851 429957 | Web: www.plushfolly.com
Plas Tan y Bwlch is home to the Snowdonia National Park Centre organising a wide range of courses covering many different topics including walking, history, painting, wildlife, culture, photography, jewellery making and craft.
The Centre occupies a superb position overlooking the valley of the river Dwyryd in the heart of the National Park. No part of the Park is more than an hour’s drive away and some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain is within easy reach.
Snowdonia National Park Centre, Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3YU
Tel: 01766 772600 | Web: www.plastanybwlch.com
Julie Douglas teaches traditional Drawing, Water Colours and Oil Painting, from beginners to those preparing for Art College. Her portfolio courses are highly regarded with students travelling from all over the world. She also runs a popular Distance Learning Programme. She exhibits in the UK and Ireland and recently in Seattle and Atlanta, Georgia. She is well known for her patience, encouraging manner, calm and humour. Courses in Belfast, Dublin and Co Clare.
Tel: 0730 560 517 | Web: www.juliedouglas.co.uk
Part-time Art and Craft courses in Central London
Choose from hundreds of creative courses at City Lit during the evening, daytime and weekend to inspire you. Courses include textiles, basketry, mosaics, printmaking, sculpture, interior design, pottery, bookbinding, painting and drawing. Make something beautiful for your home or start a new career. City Lit is an adult education centre, offering courses in modern, bright premises, 5 minutes from Covent Garden tube station.
Tel: 020 7831 7831
Dillington House in Somerset is a unique creative learning environment combining first-class facilities with a peaceful and beautiful setting. For over sixty years we have been offering residential courses for people with an enquiring mind in a vast array of subjects. With our commitment to excellence Dillington is that special place you’ll come back to time and time again. .
Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT
Tel: 01460 258613 | Web: www.dillington.com
Do you have pieces of tired and unloved furniture? Spend a day in the beautiful Cotswolds learning how to update it with a fresh, contemporary style. Bring along your own small piece of furniture to paint on the day, and learn decorative painting techniques including waxing, distressing, gilding and crackling in Katie’s studio. You will also be inspired by her huge range of painted furniture on display! £115 per person including materials, lunch and refreshments.
Tel: 01285 720778 | Web: www.katiebonas.co.uk