Be an Art Maker

Our Art Makers range in age from 17 to 80 years, with a wide range of disabilities and additional support needs. We can create a personal programme of creative workshops and training tailored to your needs.

On this page you can find out about our different workshops for people with disabilities, how much they cost and how to contact us for more information.

Art Maker sticking on layers of newspaper to create a paper mache bowl with the support of workshop leader at our arts & crafts centre
Discover your talents

There are 15 different workshops to choose from at the Centre, from jewellery and printed textiles to fitness and horticulture. We will support you to discover your talents, put them into practice and realise your full potential.

Art Makers not only have access to the varied workshop experiences and training facilities available every weekday, but you can also attend evening events and weekend social activities. Over 150 Art Makers access the Centre each week so there’s a whole group of potential friends to meet.

A lot of my friends are here at the Centre. It's sociable and fun. I enjoy being creative."

Vicky, Art Maker

Explore our creative and employability workshops for people with disabilities

Art Maker holds up a ceramic crocodile made in our pottery workshop for people with disabilities

Creative

Explore your creative talents using different colours, textures and materials to make unique artwork. Our creative workshops include art studio, jewellery, paper, pottery, printed textiles and textiles.

Health and wellbeing

Learn about healthy living, cook delicious meals or develop relaxation techniques. Our health and wellbeing workshops include Cook It, fitness and treatment & wellbeing.

Art Maker sanding down a birdbox in our woodwork workshop

Training & skills

Develop new skills to improve your confidence and help you to volunteer or find a job. Our training & skills workshops include cafe, horticulture, I.T. and woodwork.

Art Maker enjoying a session with the fibre optics and glow in the dark cushions in our multisensory workshop

Multisensory

Discover alternative relaxation and therapy techniques in our multisensory workshops which include music and multisensory.

For easier reading, you can choose a full-screen option on the bottom right of the window or you can also download it using the link below.

Download our Be an Art Maker information leaflet

Fees

Our workshops are charged at either a half day or a day rate.

Half day: One workshop session from 9am – 12pm or 1pm-4pm costs £17.50

Full day: One or two workshop sessions from 9am – 4pm costs £35.00

Breaktimes are at 10.30am and 2.30pm and lunchtime is between 12pm and 1pm. You can choose to buy a delicious meal from our cafe for £3.50 per day or you are welcome to bring your own lunch.

View our weekly workshop timetable for 2017

Funding

If you have any questions about funding to attend the Arts & Crafts Centre, please contact our friendly team on 01423 541888 who will be happy to chat through your options. Or you can fill out our online enquiry form.

Would you like to know more? Please download our step by step guide to becoming an Art Maker.

Step by step guide
Jennie Roux, Administration Coordinator

Jennie Roux

Administration Co-ordinator

 

Rufus Beckett

Senior Workshop Leader

Maria Dawbarn

Centre Manager

Darrell Broadbent

Senior Workshop Leader

Find out more about our team

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