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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Upcoming workshops & Classes

Saturday 23rd March - Drawing & Painting Trees with Character & Emotion with Oliver Lovley BA Hons SGFA. 10.30am-4pm. £40 excluding materials.

On this workshop you will explore drawing and painting trees using pencil and paints, making use of appropriate natural lines and flowing water. Using basic measurement in your drawing along with freeing textural paint experiments beforehand, you can create visually exciting and emotional trees which follow your own individuality and intuition. Weather permitting there will be the option to wander down the road to Beeston churchyard to draw trees from life before returning to the workshop to add paint and texture.

Any level of ability welcome. Individual guidance given. Tea, coffe, and biscuits included.

Materials needed: reference photos of varying trees,  300gsm watercolour paper, paint brushes of varying thickness, watercolour or acrylic paints, a small sketchbook, 2B pencil, sharpener, eraser.

Oliver Lovley is a fine artist based in Nottingham. He is a full member of The Society of Graphic Fine Art – The Drawing Society based in London. He has exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery, The Mall Galleries and Nottingham Castle Museum.


Wednesday 17th April evening - Wet Felting with Sarah Camplin. 6.30pm-9pm. £25, plus £8 in cash to the tutor for materials. 

On this evening workshop, learn how to create an original piece of art using the ancient technique of felting. Wet felting is the process of combining layers of wool roving and/or wool yarns into one flat piece of felt fabric. This is widely regarded to be the traditional or oldest felting method. 
You can choose what you would like to create, whether that is a flower, badge, small cushion, brooch or whatever else you can think of! Sarah will then show you the technique from start to finish, providing any continual support you may need. This is a free-format session where you will leave with a piece of artwork made from your imagination. Suitable for beginners.


Saturday 27th April - Bookbinding with Danielle Telfer. 10.30am-1.30pm. £25, plus £5.50 in cash to the tutor for materials. 

This bookbinding workshop is based on traditional techniques which Danielle learned whilst studying illustration. She has adapted the technique so that it can be used at home. You will learn the basic skills to create an A5 hardback book in the workshop, and these skills can be used again in your own time. The books make beautiful gifts as notebooks or sketchbooks, and are easy to make after a few practices.

Saturday 11th May - Mosaics with Sarah Camplin. 10.30am-1.30pm. £25, plus £10/£12 (depending on whether you choose A5 or A4 plaque) in cash to the tutor for materials. 

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. The general plan of what the children will be learning 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.