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For over thirty five years Worcester Arts Workshop has been running art, craft and pottery courses for adults. Come along and experience them for yourself. Class sizes are limited, so booking in advance is crucial. 
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New, One Off and Taster Sessions


Kick Start Your Creativity Workshop
with Claire Hilton

Kick start your creativity is a workshop designed to simplify getting started with the act of making and break down your creative block. This one off workshop will be looking at simple exercises that can be done in a snap as well as ways you can nurture and experiment with your own interests and ideas outside the session. Its often difficult to find time to nurture your inner creative in our busy lives. We often make excuses for not doing creative things - We don't have the materials or the time to make this a reality. Materials don't need to be expensive (or even specialist) to get creative and give you some new ideas to get going again. Maybe you have done creative activities before and stopped? Do you really want to reintroduce creativity to your life? Maybe you have always wanted to try something creative and never given yourself the chance? No previous experience required and come as you are approach. Just come along with an open mind and willing to give it a go.

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When: Saturday 1st June 2019.
Time:11am -1pm
Price:£12




Fused Glass
with Jane Essery

Working with bullseye glass and a variety of decorative processes, during the 2.5hr session you will be shown how to safely use the tools & equipment before cutting and assembling your glass. All materials are included Note: Due to the firing/cooling process it is not possible for students to take work home on the day and work will need to be collected later by arrangement.

Your chance to create a unique individual glass windchime.

When: Tuesday, 6.30pm - 9pm
Date: 25th June

Price: £25



Your chance to create a unique individual glass coaster

When: Thursday , 6.30pm - 9pm
Date: 26th September 20109

Price: £25



Your chance to create a unique individual glass Christmas decoration-Morning session

When: Thursday , 10am - 12.30pm
Date: 10th December 2019

Price: £25



Your chance to create a unique individual glass Christmas decoration-Evening Session

When: Thursday , 6.30pm - 9pm
Date: 10th December 2019

Price: £25





Drawing Spaces- an introduction to drawing
with Kay Mullett

This three week short course is an introduction to a simple technique for people interested in learning how to draw.  .

When: Thursdays 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Date: 6th June - 20th June 2019 (3 weeks)



Drawing Spaces- an introduction to drawing
with Kay Mullett

This three week short course is an introduction to a simple technique for people interested in learning how to draw.  .

When: Thursdays 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Date: 6th June - 20th June 2019 (3 weeks)



Ceramics Master Class
with Kay Mullett

Make a clock
Join Kay Mullett in creating your own unique clock from clay. Use a variety of hand building techniques to make a clock for your wall or mantlepiece, decorate with slips. Materials and one firing included.  .

Date: Friday 13th September 2019
Time: 10am -3pm
Price: £55




Summer Ceramics
with Kay Mullett

Join Kay Mullett for a fun and creative pottery session, bring your ideas and friends and enjoy this amazing opportunity to spend a day with clay. Optional glazing session available on Tuesday 20th August for students who attended Summer Pottery in July. Materials and one firing included. .

Date: Thursday 25th July 2019
Time: 10am-3pm
Price:£45


Date: Tuesday 20th August 2019
Time: 10am-3pm
Price:£45


Sunday Pottery
with Kay Mullett

Join tutor Kay Mullett for a day of creating in the pottery studio, this is a fun and open session suitable for all abilities. Learn techniques such as coiling, slabbing, throwing and paint your creation with slips. Includes materials and one firing .

Date: Sunday 23rd June 2019
Time: 11am-3pm
Price:£40


Join Kay Mullett in creating your own water feature for the garden, this session will involve using a mixture of hand building techniques to bring together the feature. Suitable for all abilities. The item can then be decorated simply using oxides. Includes materials and one firing. Pumps will need to be purchased by students. 
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When: Sunday 21st July 2019
Time: 11am -3pm
Cost: £45


Join Kay Mullett in a day of creating pottery from slip moulds. The slip moulds you use will be the ones available on the day. Make a small animal and another item using this wonderful technique. Includes materials and one firing.
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When: Sunday 22nd September 2019
Time: 11am -3pm 
Cost:£45




Make n Mend Beginners Sewing Class

Beginners sewing class held at Worcester Arts Workshop and facilitated by Make n Mend. When: Wednesday 5th June – 17th July 2019 Time: 6pm till 9pm For further details on price, equipment and booking please contact Make n’ Mend on 01905 942067 or Caroline on her mobile 07903379526.





Ceramics and pottery morning class
with Kitty Cazes

Beginner and intermediate course to learn hand building and glazing techniques to create unique ceramics items or sculptures with Kitty, a local clay artist with 20 years of experience.There will be opportunity to work on the potter's wheel too! .

When: Fridays 21 June – 12 July 10.30am-1.30pm
Cost: £80


New Open Space Wellbeing Studio


Open Space Wellbeing Studio - June/July
with Claire Hilton

These sessions are free of charge thanks to funding from The National Lottery and Awards for All.
This group is aimed at individuals who have a mental health diagnosis from the community, supported living environments or those who are marginalised and isolated or suffering from depression/anxiety. This studio group will be a supported creative space to try out new materials, techniques and meet new people. Facilitated by a qualified Art Therapist, the group will all work independently on their own projects whilst being supported and inspired by each other. This could be your chance to start something new, complete something you've always wanted or just take some time to yourself to try out materials you never have before. Being creative is something that aids self expression, helps with problem solving and can aid in self reflection. This is an informal 'no wrong approach' group, where all you need it an open mind and the will to try. Get out of the house, meet new people and try something new! Materials provided but you are also welcome to bring your own. 

If you are interested in attending but there are no places available please contact us and we will put you on the waiting list.

When: Tuesday 2pm-4pm
Date: 4th June - 9th July 2019 (6 weeks).





New Care Ceramics CIC Workshops


Care Ceramics CIC Workshops
with Kay Mullett

Care Ceramics ‘make beautiful pottery with care’. Bespoke day opportunities for Adults with a Learning Disability who would like to experience and learn about pottery and art.  Make some friends and have fun. Work with experienced, qualified artist and social care worker Kay Mullett. Free taster session and assessment. Healthy lunch deal available.
For more information and answers to your questions please contact Kay on kaymullett@hotmail.co.uk; 07925 167001; FB Care Ceramics CIC. Please note that there are some closure weeks, individuals attending will be notified in advance.

When: Every Wednesday throughout the year starting  29th May 2019
Time: 9am-3pm
Cost: £50.00/day (For half days please enquire)
When: Tuesday 2pm-4pm.





And here are our regular courses!


Ceramics
with Kay Mullett

This is a ceramics workshop for everyone. Experiment with clay using a variety of techniques, including the potter’s wheel, hand building, decoration and glazing.

When: Tuesdays, 10am -12pm
Dates: 30th April – 21st May (4 weeks)



When: Tuesdays, 10am -12pm
Dates: 4th June - 16th July 2019 (7weeks)



Ceramics and pottery
with Tamara Carse

Want to try something new? An open course suitable for all level and anyone who would like to learn or develop different techniques working with clay. The emphasis is on hand building, helping you to design and finish 3D objects using slips and glazes. Spaces limited.

When: Wednesdays 7-9pm
Dates: 1st May – 22nd May 2019 (4 weeks)



When: Wednesdays 7-9pm
Dates: 5th June – 17th July 2019 (7 weeks)



An Introduction to Portrait Oil Painting
with Francesca Currie

This course takes you through a step by step process on oil painting. Fran will begin the first three weeks with a short demonstration on what you will be doing that day and then will guide you through completing a portrait. The class is structured to make oils and portraits and approachable subject. You will learn the basic palette, mediums, painting technique, how start a painting, and how to bring life to a portrait. The course is designed for total beginners, and there is progression for those who wish to continue with the course.

When: Tuesdays 7-9pm
Dates: 30th April- 21st May 2019 (4 weeks)



When: Tuesdays 7-9pm
Dates: 4th June - 16th July 2019 (7 weeks)



Painting and drawing
with Molly Rozier

Molly is inspirational and offers a wealth of experience which is why people come back term after term. All are welcome to this friendly and enthusiastic class, where you will be encouraged to pursue your individual style to discover the artist in you.

When: Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am - 12pm
Date: 1st/2nd May – 22nd/23rd May 2019 (4 weeks)

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When: Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am - 12pm
Date: 15th/6th June – 17th/18th July 2019 (7 weeks)

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Portrait drawing
with Andrew Clacher

Discover the challenging Art of Portraiture, with artist Andrew Clacher. Working with a professional model, students will learn how to ‘capture a likeness’ using careful observation and an understanding of proportion, form and light. Beginners as well as more experienced artists welcome. Course size limited to ten people, please book early to reserve your place.

When: Thursdays, 7-9 pm
Dates: 2nd May – 23rd May 2019 (4 weeks)



When: Thursdays, 7-9 pm
Dates: 6th June – 18th July 2019 (7 weeks)



Life drawing
with Andrew Clacher

Sign up quickly for this extremely popular course. Learn basic observational skills, work with a variety of life models and develop your own drawing. Beginners and experienced artists welcome. Booking in advance is essential.

When: Wednesdays, 7.15-9.15 pm
Dates: 1st May – 22nd May 2019 (4 weeks)



When: Wednesdays, 7.15-9.15 pm
Dates: 5th June - 17th June 2019 (7 weeks)



Hand building ceramics
with Kitty Cazes

Beginner and intermediate pottery course to learn hand building and glazing techniques to create unique pottery items with Kitty, a local clay artist with 20 years of experience..

When: Thursdays 7-9pm
Dates: 2nd May - 23rd May 2019 (4 weeks)



When: Thursdays 7-9pm
Dates: 6th June – 16th July 2019 (7 weeks)



Watercolour (beginners)
with Andrew Clacher and Kirstie Trobe

A fun and practical course, focusing on the basics of watercolour painting. Watercolour, gouache and pencil will be used in this informative seven week course and is perfect for the beginner. Watercolour wash techniques, use of tone and colour mixing are just a few of the skills covered. Join up quickly as places are limited to only ten people.

When: Fridays, 12.45-2.45pm
Date: 3rd May - 24th May 2019 (4 weeks)



When: Fridays, 12.45-2.45pm
Date: 7th June – 19th July 2019 (7 weeks)



Watercolour (intermediate)
with Andrew Clacher

This fun and practical course will help you through the technical pitfalls of painting with watercolour, whilst at the same time allowing for experimentation and creativity. As the course develops you will create a series of using line, tone and watercolour. Beginners and those with more experience are all welcome. Course size limited to ten people, please book early to reserve your place.

When: Fridays 10am -12pm
Dates: 3rd May - 24th May 2019 (4 weeks)



When: Fridays 10am -12pm
Dates: 7th June – 19th July 2019 (7 weeks)