Weekly Classes

Our classes and workshops generally run weekly during term time (September to July) and are delivered by experienced tutors.

Last year we introduced advance booking by half terms, and began taking payments by card.

The price for booking a half term is £30 for a six-week half term or £36 for a seven-week half term.

Try your first class FREE!

Your first session will be completely free of charge, with no obligation to continue if it’s not for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money can I save by block booking?

The price for booking a half term is £30 for a six-week half term or £36 for a seven-week half term. The cost when paying weekly is £7 per session (from June 2018), so you make a saving of £12 or £13 by block booking a half term compared to paying week by week!

How far in advance will I need to pay?

You will need to pay in half term blocks (generally around 6-7 weeks) and payment will be required at the first class in a half term – although you will be able to pay earlier if you wish. We would suggest that if you haven’t yet paid for your half term, you arrive early to the first class so that payments can be taken without disrupting the class (or be prepared to stay behind for a while at the end).

Will I be charged for paying by card?

You will not have to pay any additional fees for using your card to make payments with us.

What should I do if I will be on holiday for part of a half term block?

If you know in advance that you will be missing some of the weeks in a block of classes, you will have the option to pay weekly for just the classes you attend during that particular half term block. If you’ll only be missing one session it is still cheaper for you to book the full half term than it would be to pay by the week!

What if I miss a class/classes due to illness?

If you do not attend a class during a half term, there will be no refunds or reductions. In the case of long-term illness where none of the classes in a pre-booked block are attended, a full refund will be given. Other situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Will I still have to pay the full amount if my class doesn’t run throughout the whole of a half term?

If your class has less (or more) sessions in a half term than the standard, a suitable adjustment will be made to the cost of that block.

What happens if I want to try out a class before committing to a half term?

You will be able to try your first session of a class completely free of charge as a taster session. If you choose to continue you can pay for the remainder of the current half term block before the end of the second session (or pay weekly if you prefer at £7 per session). If you decide not to continue after the taster session, you will not be charged.

Art (Advanced)


10.30am – 12.30pm

This class teaches fine art painting, predominantly in watercolour.

The class is not suitable for complete beginners, being geared towards those
with some experience.

Cake Decorating


1.30pm – 3.30pm

French Conversation (Intermediate)


10.00am – 12.00pm

Watercolour (Improvers)


10.00am – 12.00pm

French Conversation


7.00pm – 9.00pm

Spanish Conversation (Beginners)


7.00pm – 9.00pm

German Conversation (Intermediate)


10.00am – 12.00pm

Prick 'n' Stitch


10.00am – 12.00pm

Watercolour I & II


Watercolour I: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Watercolour I: 12.45pm – 2.45pm



1.00pm – 3.00pm

‘Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing.’

In the calligraphy class we learn several different scripts. Each script takes a few weeks to learn and then we use to to make pieces of work as well as creating greetings cards, bookmarks and books. We also illustrate with artwork that complements each script.

No previous experience is needed and all equipment is provided at cost price.

Upcoming Classes

We hope to be able to run the following classes at the Centre soon. Follow the links to register your interest, and we will be in touch when we have enough students signed up to put together a class!

Other Classes & Meetings

For details of classes and meetings at the Centre that are run by other organisations, please see our Community Partners & Affiliates page.

We’re looking for tutors!

If you would be interested in teaching a class at the Centre, please get in touch. We are happy to consider any subject including those above, or any other suggestions you may have.

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