22 Mar 2019

Zentangle® and Mandala Art classes coming soon!

The Zentangle method is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns which are called ‘Tangles’.

Mandalas can be used to help to look inwards and connect to our inner balance. There is no right or wrong way to create a Mandala so the art form appeals to all ages and abilities.

Both Zentangle and Mandala art can assist with mindfulness, aid focus, and help you to be calm and relaxed.

Find out more here: https://www.braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk/zentangle-mand…/

We plan to run the classes in 4/6-week courses once we have enough students – if you think you might be interested please get in touch! Email info@braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk or phone 01376 323280.

29 Aug 2018

Weekly Crochet Class

We have a new weekly class starting next Friday 7th September – Crochet! 10am to 12pm every Friday with Kim, who you may recognise from our lovely office team. ☺️
Suitable for beginners and if you fancy giving it a try your first session is completely free, with no obligation to continue.
If you cannot make this day or time, please still get in touch as we may be able to organise an extra evening class if there is enough interest.
Call us on 01376 323280 or email info@braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk

21 Aug 2018

Swing & Sway – Get Active Today

We’re delighted to welcome Jackie Scott to the Centre, with her new weekly exercise class Swing & Sway!

*Swing & Sway get active today Classes with teacher Jackie Scott
* Wednesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm
* Classes are £5.00
* Qualified teacher with over 40 years of experience
* Specialises in teaching Adults
* Classes are designed for the complete beginner
* Short and easy ‘Warm Ups’ which build up to routines that can be enjoyed with
* Classes are relaxed and fun and all ages are welcome
* Great classic tracks from all the eras
* There is no dress code, feel free to wear whatever you feel comfortable in
* Go on…give it a go!

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02 May 2018

Machine Embroidery Summer School

Following the success of the first Machine Embroidery class back in March, Maggie Harling will be returning to deliver a whole series of classes as part of the Braintree Summer School!

There will be six Machine Embroidery workshops over the summer, covering various techniques and providing plenty of opportunity for experimentation.

All of the classes will be suitable for any ability level and as standalone classes you can attend as many or as few as you like, and in any combination – however, we will be offering discounts and useful free gifts depending on how many you book!

Click here for the full details and to book your place.


09 Apr 2018

Computer Classes Coming Soon!

We are currently working on setting up a computer suite at Braintree Community Centre and will be offering classes in a variety of computer skills, for absolute beginners and those looking to improve their skills.

Some of the subjects we would like to be able to offer include:

  • Beginners’ courses on email, socail media, using Microsoft Word and more
  • Setting up a new iPad, tablet or smartphone
  • Advanced courses – using Photoshop, Illustrator etc.
  • Drop-in sessions


This is where we need your help! If you would be interested in learning any kind of computer skills please use our online form to register your interest and let us know exactly what would be useful for you – it might be one of the topics above, or something else entirely. This will help us to design a programme of classes that meet the needs of the community and make sure you get what you want!

You can register your interest here: https://www.braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk/register-your-interest/

28 Mar 2018

Spanish Classes

We’re happy to announce that weekly Spanish classes will be starting next week on Wednesday 4th April from 7pm to 9pm.

The class will be suitable for beginners and the first session will be free as a taster – so if you’ve ever wanted to learn Spanish please do give it a try!

If you’d like to sign up, call us on 01376 323280 or use our contact form.

06 Mar 2018

Starting Machine Embroidery from the Beginning

Our latest Saturday School class, “Starting Machine Embroidery from the Beginning”, is now only a few days away – don’t miss out on a great day!

Maggie Harling will teach you a variety of experimental and creative ways to embroider using your sewing machine. All the new techniques you learn can be used to enhance your own projects.

See the full details and reserve your ticket here: https://www.braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk/events/starting-machine-embroidery-beginning/

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