Taking part in group creative activities can help improve your health and wellbeing and improve social interactions. You can learn new skills and develop your creative abilities which can also help to prepare you for employment or self-employment in the creative industries. We have classes at all levels to suit people of all abilities, interests, and ambitions.
Photography Do you want to take photographs with impact? You will learn how to use the functions on your camera, learn skills and techniques to take great photographs. You can progress to our Improvers class, which explores more creative forms of photography and advanced techniques. You can also join one of our Affinity Photo courses to learn editing skills for your photographs. Please bring your own camera to these classes
Crafts - Creative Personal Development The aim of the Creative Personal Development course is to engage you in a fun and creative way in a safe social environment to develop confidence and self-esteem. It is ideal for people who have not engaged in education for some time, who may be unemployed, or who are looking for a change of direction in their life. The course activities will promote opportunities for social interaction as well as personal reflection through therapeutic practical activities such as collage, mosaic, candle making and other arts and crafts activities. Following this course, you can progress to Enterprise classes where you can consider using your skills to sell your products.
Arts courses are also available online. The online art courses provide opportunities to develop skills and explore themes and subject matter using a range of processes and techniques.
Online courses available include
The Beginners Guide to Art provides information about materials, techniques, and processes to get you started off with art. There are how to video clips, quizzes, and tasks to engage and inspire you to experiment.
Other online themed- based arts courses include Birds in Art, Spiral Art, Creative Colour and Mindful Awareness, Creative Wellbeing Journal, Creative Affirmations and Digital Photography. These courses offer creative inspiration and ideas to help you to explore theses areas and give you suggested tasks and activities to help you research, investigate and inspire you to create artwork using a given theme.
These online courses are suitable for complete beginners or for learners who might have completed some artwork in the past and need a restart or something to motivate.