Art and Crafts

Creative Soul Card Workshop – Discover your inner animal

Tuesday 28th May2024
6.30pm – 8pm

Host: Mindfulness Castle. Follow us on Facebook

Begin with a guided meditation designed to help you connect with your inner animal guides. These spirit animals can provide insight, guidance, and inspiration in your life. Following the meditation, you’ll channel your experience into creating a unique oracle card using the collage technique. No prior art experience is needed! Bring your journal to help you process your experience. All art materials provided. 

Tap into your intuition and receive answers for yourself 


Link to book: Creative Soul Card Workshop 


07539 326700

Life Drawing

1.30pm – 4.30pm

Term time starting January, April & September 2024
10 meetings per term

Tutor: Sofie Dobbelaere
Dynamic life drawing sessions for all abilities.

Sofie also runs Saturday/Sunday experiential life drawing days throughout the year. Like her weekly classes – these masterclasses are all different and suitable for all levels of ability. Activities are carefully tailored to offer stimulating, dynamic challenges for all involved, in a relaxed, inclusive and appreciative environment. The aim is to enjoy an immersive experience, have fun and gain new skills!

£150 for 10 sessions

contact Sofie
07817 147 160

The Place For Art

Tuesdays – 2024
10am – 12.30pm

Friendly meeting place for those who enjoy drawing and painting – everyone is welcome. You can do your own thing or be guided by different themes/topics/techniques suggested by the teacher each week.
All you need to bring are your own materials. Free refreshments!

£6.50 per session

contact Rita Dobbins
0115 962 1802
or The Place

Ant’s Art Class

Tuesdays – 2024
7pm – 9pm

Helping to unleash your creative pathways every Tuesday evening!

Open to beginners and improvers. Not a set course and you can come as and when you can! Materials available plus tea, coffee and biscuits.

£14 per class

contact Anthony Greentree

07962 865453

Portrait Practice

Wednesday’s Monthly – 2024

2nd Wednesday each month
1.30 – 4.00pm

This is a friendly untutored group who practice drawing and painting portrait studies from a live model. Easels, boards, chairs provided – just bring your own materials.

Join the group and hone your observation skills! Experiment with your media, materials and techniques.

£13.80 is the maximum you’d pay for a session – prices are cheaper when more students attend!


To book contact Jackie (preferably by text message)
07969 435 709
email Jackie

SAR Life Drawing

Wednesday’s Monthly – 2024
3rd Wednesday each month
10am – 12:30pm

Meet for this popular untutored life drawing session on the third Wednesday of each month to paint or draw from the life model.

Booking essential

contact The Place
email thePlace

Helen’s Lino Printing

Wednesdays 6.30pm – 9pm

Fridays 10am-12.30pm

Lino-printing, also known as linocut, is a form of printmaking where designs are carved into a linoleum block. This accessible art form allows for the creation of vibrant, textured prints and is easy to learn, making it suitable for beginners and experienced artists alike. Helen’s approach, offering ready-cut blocks and a collection of prints for inspiration, is a fantastic way to introduce newcomers to the craft. It provides a hands-on experience without the initial hurdle of learning to carve, encouraging creativity and exploration in the medium.

£18 per class, or book a block of 3 sessions for £50. Helen runs a Reward Card system where regular learners can claim a free class after booking 3 blocks of 3, or  recommend a friend and claim another free session.

contact Helen Goodman

07764 583296

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Legacy Art Group

Friday’s – 2024

1.30 – 4.30pm

This is a friendly tutored group who practice drawing and painting every Friday.

The group isn’t currently open to new members, but they do showcase and sell their work at various exhibitions, so if you’re interested in attending a viewing, please feel free to get in touch with us for information.

(via The Place)
email The Place

Sunday Life Drawing

Bi – Monthly 2024
First Sunday, every other month (June, August, October, December 2024)
10am – 1pm

Join an informal, sociable group of artists and develop your drawing skills from studying the life model. All abilities welcome from beginners to those with experience. Poses vary and requests encouraged.
Newcomers are warmly welcome.

£14 (TBC)

contact Fleur Delis
email Fleur