Following HM Government’s announcement, we regret to inform you that this activity has been cancelled. A new term will start once we have a better idea of the current situation so check back soon for more details.

We are in the process of contacting all bookers regarding refunds, crediting accounts and donation options.

Please wait for us to contact you as we deal with a high volume of requests at this time. Thank you for your support and understanding.

A fantastically creative course which combines the chance to make art using a variety of materials and techniques and the opportunity to cross over into craft and design, using both traditional and new methods. The only limit is your imagination. Why not try something new. No previous experience is necessary, but you will definitely complete the course buzzing with new ideas full of enthusiasm for your next project.

This is your weekly opportunity to experiment and have a go in a friendly and supportive art group, everyone is welcome – beginners and more experienced artists alike.

“I’ve learnt more in the first 10 minutes of this class than I have ever done, it’s great to be shown a variety of techniques that I can use again at home” – session participant

Please bring along a basic set of art materials to every session, Claire suggests:
A watercolour pad
A set of paints (watercolour, acrylic or gouache) and brushes (a fine brush and a wash brush)
A drawing pencil (in the ‘B’ range)
A sketching pen
Students may also like to consider bringing pastels, inks and coloured/watercolour pencils.

The room is laid out with tables and chairs so if you prefer to use an easel or drawing board please bring it along.

We strongly advise booking your tickets to this activity in advance. Places are limited and we do not accept reservations, so arriving on the day may result in disappointment. Booking in advance also helps our workshop leaders to prepare your session and plan for any additional access needs you may have ahead of time.

About Claire:

The workshop leader Claire Jeanes has a BA(hons) in Graphic Design, with a specialism in illustration. She is also a qualified teacher so will be able to give you lots of suggestions and helpful guidance.


10% discount available if you book the whole term!


Spring Term Breakdown:

Fri 31st Jan            Interiors – Working from photographs or the work of other artists in this genre.  Any medium.

Fri 7th Feb              Looking through the window to the outside – Studying other artists work alongside photographs.  Any medium.

Fri 14th Feb             Fabric heart bunting. Students to bring fabric scissors, needles, pins, threads, fabric scraps, lace, ribbon or cord, buttons and other embellishments.




Fri 28th Feb            Cuban cars and architecture – Working from photographs of  vintage Cuban cars and architecture – paint and /or oil pastel.

Fri 6th Mar             Cuban cars and architecture – As above

Fri 13th Mar           Trains – Studying trains, platforms, passengers, tracks, steam and smoke. Any medium.

Fri 20th Mar            Trains – As above

Fri 27th Mar           Aeroplanes – Close up and from a distance, silhouettes.  Modern and from history.  Any medium.

Fri 3rd Apr             Aerial views of land and sea – Any medium.


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Ticket Prices

Full Price from £13.00
Suitable for Adults

Running Time

2 hours