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.
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
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.
Learn about healthy living, cook delicious meals or develop relaxation techniques. Our health and wellbeing workshops include Cook It, fitness and treatment & wellbeing.
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.
Discover alternative relaxation and therapy techniques in our multisensory workshops which include music and multisensory.
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.
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.