Short courses

Short and Evening courses

We have a number of exciting courses starting in January 2018. Please use the enquiry form or call us on 01564 600 700 to find out more and to book your place. Remember that places may be limited on some courses.

Conversational Spanish

Starting Tuesday 2nd Oct 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Finishes Tuesday 11th December

Basic Conversation Spanish for beginners, non-certificated.

Cost: £60 (non-certificated, fee waivers do not apply)


Crochet for Beginners

Starting 2nd October 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Finishes Tuesday 11th December


Get hooked on crochet! Learn basic crochet stiches, terminology and how to read patterns & charts.

Cost:£60 (non-certificated, fee waivers do not apply)


Creative Writing

Starting Thursday 4th October 7pm - 8.30pm 

Finishes Thursday 22nd November

 "Falling Leaves - Write, Red & Gold"

Cost: £40 (non-certificated, fee waivers do not apply)


Crochet Winter Blanket


Starting Thursday 4th October 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Finishes Thursday 13th December

Two projects in one class. An intermediate textured blanket for the more confident crocheter and a simpler ripple blanket for those wishing to improve on the skills learnt in the beginners class.

Cost: £60 (non-certificated, fee waivers do not apply)


Experimental Ceramics

Starting Wednesday 14 November 6.30 - 9.30pm at CERC

Finishes Tuesday 11th December and includes one Saturday to be agreed by the class.

This course is suitable for those with basic level of ceramics hand building (ie. Completed a previous course or confident in handling 3D materials). There is a project brief to help you research ideas using "found objects" to inspire the making of ceramic sculptural forms using hand building and glaze decoration techniques.

Cost: £86 (certificated so fee waivers apply) there is an additional fee of £30 towards materials 


Garden Design

Starting Thursday 4th October 6pm - 9pm

Finishes Thursday 13th December

Develop skills on how to design a garden and the impact/relationship with the surrounding environment.

Cost: £86 (certificated so fee waivers apply) 



Starting Thursday 25th October 6pm - 9pm

Finishes Thursday 20th December

This course introduces those wishing to develop fundamental drawing skills and establish artistic and creative awareness through the exploration of media such as pencil, charcoal and pen. No previous drawing experience required. All materials provided but a sketch book is recommended.

Cost: £86 (certificated so fee waivers apply)