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Art & craft fairs, festivals & exhibitions courses

Find craft fairs near you, as well as art exhibitions and creative festivals. These events are a vibrant way to discover new people and organisations, glean new knowledge and savour condensed creativity.

£59
West Yorkshire - Next course on 22nd June 2019
The ceramic animal workshops are perfect for the complete beginner and for those who have experience of handling clay! Using a step by step approach I will teach you some of the key sculpting skills needed, and in the process you will create your very own masterpiece to be proud of! The choice is yours- You can create any of the following animals such as- Highland Cows, Moon Gazing & Restinges Hares, Hounds, Cats, Alpacas,...
£145
Oxfordshire - Next course on 13th July 2019
Make a Bag in a Day - Craft it Yourself! This course is ideal for all, from beginners to confident makers. You will learn the basics of leather craft for accessories and be introduced to techniques including machine stitching on leather, hand finishing and hand cutting. You will also be working with the full spectrum of leather types from soft leathers and suedes to a hard sturdy veg tanned leather. This is a perfect introductory...
£40
Oxfordshire - Next course on 29th June 2019
On the 29/30th June the Drawing Circus is returning to Towersey and it’s going to even better than last year! We are delighted to announce that the Drawing Circus will be returning to Towersey! The troupe of Brighton-based artists, models, art tutors, musicians and performers will be putting on another wonderfully spectacular and innovative event that is not to be missed! There will be myth themed costumes, Alice in Wonderland outfits and lots more! So...
£55
Cheshire - Next course on 29th June 2019
Enjoy a sociable workshop learning how to create your very own beautiful perfumed vegan container candles, whilst enjoying tea, coffee and a selection of vegan cakes. We use pure soy wax and only the highest quality essential oils. Book your place now! ​ You will be creating three beautiful unique container candles with soy wax, 2x 9cl candles and 1x 30cl container candle. Learn about the process of candle making and essential oil blending to...
£175
Gloucestershire
This one day beginners course at our Cotswold workshop is designed to give the student the fundamental basics of French polishing and woodcare and to give them a hands on day leaving them with the vital practical skills needed to refinish furniture. Each student will work on a small or medium piece of their choice allowing them to go through the full process within one or two working days. The smaller piece being for the...
£5199
Kanto - Next course on 13th January 2020
Join Pat Archibald on an extraordinary journey to the Land of the Rising Sun! A fascinating fusion of old and new, Japan’s soaring skyscrapers and high-tech innovation sit side by side with historical pagodas and traditional shrines. A country with deep-rooted cultural and religious beliefs, Japan also has a long history of textile excellence – making this tour the trip of a lifetime for quilters, patchwork and embroidery aficionados alike. As you visit Tokyo, Takayama,...
£3999
Cape Town - Next course on 11th August 2019
Join us on this 14 night textile adventure to South Africa and the 20th South African National Quilt Festival. Flights included. This tour takes you to some of the country’s most iconic sites and experiences; Table Mountain and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town, Robben Island, wine tasting in the Cape Winelands, the Garden Route and an elephant safari. Our expert, Mandy Shaw, will be on hand throughout the tour, hosting 1 full day...
£75
Bedfordshire
Whether you have worked with Polymer clay or not, let's get creative!! Polymer clay is a bake-able clay, which comes in different brands and colours. I personally use Fimo for workshops as it is the most easily available in craft shops if you want to follow on after the course. Many students have mentioned how they remember it from their childhood and are amazed that it has progressed into such an inspiring and interesting craft....
£60
Lincolnshire - Next course on 18th July 2019
Watercolour and ink workshop Learning to paint florals loosely and expressively in this afternoon workshop held in the studio of artist Laura Andrew in central Lincoln. Please see my website for the timings of each workshop. Includes all the finest quality art materials and afternoon refreshments. You may be a beginner, or have done the day watercolour course Laura also offers.This workshop suits all as it’s all about painting freely and loosely with lots of...
£130
Cheshire - Next course on 27th June 2019
You'll be introduced to a range of basic jewellery making skills, in these 6 week sessions. We'll start by making a design, or two designs in copper, before making your favourite in silver. You will learn how to cut your metal, shape, solder, before cleaning up for a final polish. This course is also suitable for those with jewellery experience. You will be shown how to use the various tools in the well equipped workshop...

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