CraftCourses helps people experience the joy and satisfaction of making and doing all across the UK, and beyond.

Supporting crafts since 2011

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CraftCourses will help you connect with thousands of craftspeople & artists all across the UK, who teach their wondrous skills!

We have a massive choice of creative in-person workshops, handmade art & craft kits,  classes available live online, downloadable online tutorials and a handcrafted shop offered by our 6,000 + strong community of independent UK makers & creative organisations.

Our mission is to make that connection between UK artisans and those of us keen to experience the joy of practical and creative arts. There is great satisfaction in being creative; making and doing things with our heads, hands & hearts - it's so good for us on many levels.

We have collected 44,750 reviews so far from happy customers, with a whopping 98.9% of them rating their experience as "excellent". 

Established in 2011 in Pembrokeshire, we are a family run business and the UK’s largest creative experience site; from glassblowing to blacksmithing, printmaking to pottery, sculpture to photography, oil painting to digital illustration, there is something for everyone!

Our gift vouchers and cards make a unique and memorable present, redeemable against anything on the CraftCourses site.


Who we are?


Made in Wales, we are a certified B corps™ and a member of the Good Business Charter as well as winners of the 'Creative Entrepreneur of the Year' at the GBEA awards 2022. 

We are a small team of engineering, customer services & marketing professionals. For 12 years now we have been dedicated to supporting artisans, craftspeople, arts centres & colleges across the UK, with our excellent customer services, marketing & bespoke software.

We have a yen to do some good in this world by shining a light on the many wonderful benefits of being creative and learning hands-on, practical skills. We are passionate about getting more people making and all having some fun in the process!




Do you teach or make?


For our large community of over 6,000 UK based artisan makers & tutors, we offer an effective and friendly way to share your fascinating skills with the world, book & sell your courses, kits & 'makes' and earn yourself significant additional income.

Teach with us - join the CraftCourses Makers Community! 

We are free to join, with no listing fees, we take a modest commission (the cheapest comparable rate we believe you will find) only when we deliver a fully paid up customer to you.

In return we offer a highly effective marketplace for your craft & art courses & kits, a very secure booking platform, full refund & cancellation handling, bespoke cancellation policies, safety & protection for both Makers & Customers , excellent customer services (real live friendly & polite people answering our phone calls and emails!) and fun & engaging marketing via our social channels, newsletters & our solid search engine rankings. 

What our tutors & makers say about us

Join the CraftCourses community, you will be among friends and very welcome !



Contact


We love to hear from you!

You can contact us between 9.30 a.m. and 3 p.m weekdays.

With over 30,000 reviews we needed a way to give our star Makers & Tutors the recognition they deserve. Browse the UK's most popular creative tutors & makers from the award-winners below

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Recent reviews

1 Mar 24'

betenLaugs reviewed: Two day leather bag making course

"Cool + for the post"

29 Feb 24'

sally giles reviewed: Beginners Silk Painting

"I booked the silk painting course as a Christmas gift for my mum. Diane was lovely and very helpful. The course was really enjoyable and very relaxing. A lovely way to spend the afternoon and a great idea for a gift. Thanks Diane."

Crafty Diane Gift Shop, Art Gallery and Craft workshops responded:

" Thanks Sally. So glad you enjoyed it. Take care and hopefully see you again on another course :) "

29 Feb 24'

Maura reviewed: Learn How to Drill Sea Glass & Make Jewellery- One day course (Reading)

"Carol as very helpful and attentive. I came away with some lovely and unique necklaces and earrings "

29 Feb 24'

Victoria reviewed: Tapestry Weaving for Beginners with Fiona Nisbet

"A relaxing day learning tapestry weaving from scratch with Fiona in her studio. Clearly passionate about all things fibre, she was a knowledgeable and patient teacher. We didn’t have the scones mentioned, but Fiona made a delicious lentil lasagne lunch and we had local plums for dessert so definitely didn’t go hungry! I ended the day with a complete piece and bought a small loom to take home to keep working on. "

Shropshire Weavers responded:

" Thank you very much for your review. I’m glad you enjoyed your day. It was lovely to help you weave your first tapestry weaving. Apologies for providing biscuits instead of scones! I’ve got no excuse but promise you’ll have a scone next time! Happy Weaving!"

29 Feb 24'

Rachael reviewed: Pick & Mix Glass Fusing Taster Sessions

"My daughter participated in this course and thoroughly enjoyed it. Dawn was knowledgeable and passionate, explaining everything clearly. The items you make are high end and something you will absolutely want to display. My daughter is Autistic and struggles to speak when uncomfortable, but Dawn's warmth enabled her to engage fully. Highly recommended. "

29 Feb 24'

Elizabeth Hudson reviewed: Beginners/improvers glass fusing workshops in Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire

"We were met with a warm welcome, coffee and intro and Carole took care to make sure we understood what we could do at each step from design to completing our pieces before firing. The day was very interesting and friendly and Carole gave lots of tips so we were happy with our finished articles, to be collected after firing. Look forward to seeing them. Would definitely rebook. "

29 Feb 24'

alan long reviewed: Easel Weasel Wednesday Art workshops - Derbyshire Peak District

"Very emjoyable and helpful. Time wont very quickly"

Easel Weasel Art Workshops responded:

" Thank you for your kind review Alan. I hope to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Denise "

29 Feb 24'

Daniela Phillips reviewed: Y2 - Y6 Morley Primary School After School Craft Club

"My son loved his class. He was so proud of his finger puppets and is looking forward to the next sessions!"

Ankarika Craft responded:

" Daniela, thank you so much for such a pleasant feedback! I'm glad Stefan enjoyed the class. He is a very talented boy and has a flair for handicrafts! He was very helpful. I am already looking forward to the next session with the class. :)"

29 Feb 24'

Camilla reviewed: 4h mosaic workshop for beginners

"My friend and I had such a wonderful time on Marie-Paul's course. Her home was such a creative, welcoming space; we learned all the techniques and had all the materials available to follow our own inspiration and make something beautiful. Tea, coffee and biscuits, lovely animals and great company - a fabulous time I would absolutely recommend to my friends! Thank you again!"

mppmosaic responded:

" Thank you very much Camilla, it was a pleasure hosting a workshop with you. I wish you all the best with your future mosaic and crafts projects, and would be very happy to welcome you and your friends again in the future. Kind regards, Marie-Paule"

29 Feb 24'

Dan Hurst reviewed: Roses and Castles Canal Art with Lyn Brookhouse

"Lyn was a fantastic teacher, we had a wonderful day and would highly recommend. "

Crafty Diane Gift Shop, Art Gallery and Craft workshops responded:

" Thanks Daniel. It was fun having the two of you talented , creative, fun people. Hope to see you again on another workshop "

29 Feb 24'

John Springthorpe reviewed: One day salt or pepper mill woodturning course one to one.

"I had a great day with Bill, turning a pepper mill. From selecting the wood, deciding on the design, and actually doing the turning, it was a real learning curve, as I had never done this before. Bill knew exactly the level to teach, and the finished mill will be used."

29 Feb 24'

Jodi reviewed: Bring Your Own Upholstery Project - Saturday Workshop

"I did the day course - Bring your own upholstery project. Sarah was friendly and helpful from the first interactions. It was a well structured introduction and Sarah was helpful before hand to choose the right furniture to bring and then ran a great day to learn the basics. I now have the techniques to complete my set of dining chairs."

29 Feb 24'

Robin reviewed: Blacksmithing Beginners Day

"I have just had a fantastic day with Alex at Hammer and Hound. The introduction to Forging was really enjoyable, underpinned by Alex clear enthusiasm for teaching and his experience as a skilled blacksmith. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to have a go!"

29 Feb 24'

Judy reviewed: All-inclusive Crochet Day Retreat

"Really friendly, helpful course. Emma was brilliant and I learnt a lot."

28 Feb 24'

Cara reviewed: Beginners Sewing- Tote Bag and Zipped Bag - Day Workshop - Worcester

"My first course with Judi. Will definitely sign up for another. Such a relaxing day with clear instructions, well paced. Great venue with good facilities. "

28 Feb 24'

Lee reviewed: Blacksmithing Beginners Day

"Had a fantastic day, Alex was very informative and helpful, I would definitely recommend this course."

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