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.

You can make a significant saving by block booking your classes, at £36 for six weeks. Alternatively, you may pay weekly at £7 per session.

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 to book a six week block is £36, which works out at £6 per class compared to £7 when paying by the week, saving you £1 every session.

How do I keep track of the classes I have paid for?

When you book a block of classes you will be given a prepaid card to track the classes left in that block. Each time you come to a class we will stamp your card – please remember to bring your card with you and see us in the office when you arrive!

How far in advance will I need to pay?

You will need to pay in six-week blocks and payment will be required at the first class of those six weeks – although you will be able to pay earlier if you wish. We would suggest that if you haven’t yet paid, 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 if I miss a class or am unable to attend during my prepaid block?

If you do not attend a class during your prepaid block, without giving prior notice, there will be no refunds or reductions. If you are unable to attend one of your classes due to unforeseen circumstances (illness etc.) please contact the office as soon as possible and we will extend your prepaid block to the next week.

If you will be going on holiday we would suggest that you pay weekly (at £7 per class) leading up to your holiday, and then start a new block booking when you return.

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.

What happens if I want to try out a class before committing to six weeks?

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 then pay for a six-week block at your 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

French Conversation


7.00pm – 9.00pm

Spanish Conversation


7.00pm – 9.00pm

Practise basic Spanish so you can know how to get around when on holiday in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries!

You should know some basic Spanish before joining this course.

Prick 'n' Stitch


10.00am – 12.00pm

German Conversation (Intermediate)


10.00am – 12.00pm



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.

Watercolour I & II


Watercolour I: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Watercolour II: 12.45pm – 2.45pm

Explore the various watercolour techniques including wet-on-dry as well as some more experimental ones.
We mostly use tube paint, but sometimes watercolour pencils, inks and other media.
Topics are wide ranging and include landscape, still life, living beings, buildings etc.



10.00am – 12.00pm

Suitable for beginners

Come and learn the basics of how to crochet. From attaching yarn to your hook, to a tutorial on granny squares and much more. All this contributes to making a project of your choice.

You will need: 4mm hook, double knit yarn of your choice, darning needle or needle big enough to fit the yarn through, scissors, pen and notebook if you wish to make notes.

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!

Jewellery Making (Beginners)

Come along and learn the basics. How to make a pair of earrings, a necklace and bracelet. How to use the tools and make your findings work for you. Once these are mastered we can move onto other projects of your choosing.

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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