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, coffee and biscuits to help keep the creativity flowing.

Our weekly classes include:

  • - Drawing & painting
  • - Watercolour
  • - Card making
  • - Silversmithing
  • - Mixed media
  • Most of our weekly classes are £10 per week with you providing your own materials, with the exception of card making, which is £12.50 with materials provided, and silversmithing which is £15.

Our half & full day workshops include:

  • - Drawing & painting
  • - Card making
  • - Silversmithing
  • - Mixed media

We run regular full day and some half day Saturday workshops from either 10:30am-4:00pm or 10:30am-1:30pm. Prices range from £25 - £70. Some include materials, but please check individual details for each workshop. Lunch can be ordered from The Local Not Global Deli who put together a special menu for us. Alternatively you can bring your own. We have a kitchen area with a fridge and microwave. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.

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Alternatively call us on 0115 9223743.


Upcoming workshops & Classes

Helen Nowell one off Tuesdays - 4 weeks. Tues 6th August-Tues 27th August 10.30am-12.30pm. £10 per session.

A range of subjects across four sessions. No need to commit to all sessions, but please book in advance for those you wish to attend. We ask that you pay upon booking so that we can be sure of numbers. All sessions are 10.30am-12.30pm and are £10 each. Please see below for the topics and dates:

- Tues 6th August - Depicting Animals.
Individuals attending this session will develop their knowledge of proportion and how we can use shapes to define a creatures form.  Advice and guidance will be given throughout the session in a relaxed atmosphere.  

- Tues 13th August - Watercolours. A relaxing morning, where guidance and a short introductory task/demonstration, which will help individuals understand how to better understand and utilise the medium. The classes are flexible so that you can choose to work on the subject seen in the demonstration or another subject of your choosing.

- Tues 20th August - Pastel Portraiture. Individuals will see examples of previous pastel work from the tutor.  This class is tailored for individuals, with some prior knowledge of portraiture, working on their own imagery, whilst receiving advice and guidance throughout the session on their own work from the tutor.

- Tues 27th August - Depicting the Human Form. Specific demonstrations and activities will help individuals become more confident in understanding the human form when representing the figure through drawing.

Please call 0115 9223743 to book. Full refunds will be given if the workshop is cancelled. 

To book a place call us on 0115 9223743 (for silversmithing workshops email, [email protected]). You will need to pay the workshop fee by cash or card to secure your place. Full refunds will be issued if the workshop is cancelled or if you cancel more than 2 weeks before. Cancellations less than 2 weeks before the workshop are refunded at our discretion.

Children's art course - with Danielle Telfer. Tuesdays during school term time 4.30pm-6.30pm. £12.00 per week including paint (must pay for term in advance of starting). A trial session is £15. We offer a discounted price for a sibling if you have more than one child wanting to attend. For children aged 7 and above. 

This course is designed to expand your child's artist skills. Each lesson will be split into 2 sections. The first is a taught section followed by an opportunity to work on their own personal projects. Each week they will be shown different techniques and reference work from different artists. A past example of what the children have learnt during the term is as follows:

Observational drawing techniques / setting personal projects. Artists: Adonna Khare, Da Vinci and Diego Fazio.
Uderstanding composition / continuation of personal projects. Artists: JMW Turner and Therese Holbein.
Tone and value / continuation of personal projects. Artists: Georges Seurat and Paul Signac.
Drawing in colour / continuation of personal projects. Artists: Wassily Kandinsky.
Painting techniques / continuation of personal projects. Artists: Vincent Van Gogh, Camden Town group.
Last week: Finalise personal projects / option to repeat an activity.

Please call Artworks on 0115 9223743 to book a place. Some materials will be provided, including paint, but you will need to bring, or purchase, a sketchbook, a pencil, a rubber and a paintbrush.