Art & Craft Classes in Nottingham

Whether you're new to arts and crafts or have experience but want to brush up on your skills, we have something for everyone to enjoy. All our classes and workshops are taught by professional tutors and many even include the use of specialist tools and equipment. We also provide tea and coffee to help keep the creativity flowing.

Our weekly classes are:

  • Monday 1.30 - 3.30pm: Watercolour Painting
  • Monday 7 - 9pm: Drawing & Painting
  • Tuesday 1 - 3pm: Watercolour Painting
  • Tuesday 7 - 9pm: Drawing & Painting
  • Wednesday 10am - 12pm: Mixed Media
  • Wednesday 7 - 9pm: Drawing & Painting
  • Wednesday 7 -9pm: Watercolour Painting
  • Thursday 7 - 9pm: Silversmithing
  • Friday 10.15am - 12.15pm: Silversmithing


Our weekly classes are £10 per week (silversmithing £15) with you providing your own materials. Places are limited so the course fee must be paid in advance of starting to secure your place*. Courses are usually 6 weeks long and follow Nottinghamshire schools term time.


To make enquiries or book, please call 0115 9223743, or email [email protected] (silversmithing email [email protected]).
* We can offer a one off taster session (£10) for our watercolour or drawing and painting courses. Call us for details.

We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation and adhere to government advice. Mask-wearing, although not mandatory, is encouraged. Hand sanitiser is available throughout.

Our half and full day workshops:

We run regular full day and some half day Saturday workshops, in areas such as drawing/sketching, painting, mixed media, silversmithing and crafts. The times for these are either 10:30am-4:00pm or 10:30am-1:30pm. Prices range from £25 - £70, depending on the length of the class and whether materials are included. To see prices and info on materials, please check individual details for each workshop; our upcoming workshops are listed below.

Bring your own lunch/snacks - we have a kitchen area with a fridge and microwave. A range of teas, coffee and decaf coffee are provided.

Payment in full is needed prior to the date to secure your place. Full refunds will be given if the workshop is cancelled or if you cancel more than two weeks before. Refunds are given at our discretion if you cancel with less than two weeks' notice.

 

To be added to our mailing list for regular updates on workshops and courses, please fill out your details by following the link below:

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Alternatively call us on 0115 9223743.

 

Upcoming Workshops



Life Drawing with Oliver Lovley. Saturday 19th March 2022 10.30am - 4pm. £45 + own materials.

Spend the morning learning about figure drawing methods, such as measuring space and angles, varied mark-making, and composition. Then in the afternoon you will put these techniques into practice with a life model.

Please bring lunch with you (we have a fridge and microwave), as well as a sketchbook or cartridge paper, and sketching implements such as pencils or charcoal. These art materials can be provided on the day (for a small fee) if you do not already have them.

 

Mosaics with Sarah Camplin. Saturday 30th April 2022 10.30am - 1.30pm. £25 + £10-£12 (in cash on the day) for materials.

To create your mosaic, you will be provided with: a wooden base, tiles, beads, broken china, shells, and PVA glue.

You will discuss as a group some design ideas and be assisted in the motif or subject of your design. This could be anything from a colourful pattern, to a house number plate, or even a portrait of a pet or person. You can be advised on which colours to use for your piece.

The tutor will assist you in cutting the tiles safely, and afterwards in sticking the tiles, broken china, beads and shells to the base. When finishing up, you will be given advice on how to grout your piece.