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Creative holidays: UK based courses

Find creative retreats and holidays across the UK to learn a new creative skill in a beautiful new environment! A craft residential is a great way to holiday with friends or when travelling solo.

£59
West Yorkshire - Next course on 6th July 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,...
£300
East Sussex - Next course on 12th July 2019
Weekend retreat of come just for the day! £75 including lunch! Non painters are welcome to accompany painters at £240pp. You can chose to do Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday or add and extra night at just £75 inc dinner Learn to paint in a weekend! - Have a mini art holiday! Don't be scared, you will not be a beginner after this weekend, even if you haven't painted since a child! The art course is for...
£75
Worcestershire - Next course on 6th July 2019
'Fields with red poppies ' wool fibre painting workshop. Complete beginners are welcome! This course will take place at beautiful Bevere Gallery in Worcester. Wool painting or wool watercolour, as some people call it, is a unique relatively new technique which originated in St. Petersburg. This is not felt making. It is about creating a fibre picture using merino wool, silk and viscose. Laying and shaping fibres, blending the colours together, creating beautiful textures and...
£150
Devon - Next course on 6th July 2019
These two-day courses teach a wide range of green woodworking techniques whilst making your own traditional green wood shaving horse using timber sourced within the woodland. The topics covered include the properties of green wood, cleaving techniques and the use of traditional hand tools and equipment such as draw-knives and pole lathes. A shave horse is a fundamental piece of kit needed by all green woodworkers and it will be yours to keep at the...
£950
Kent - Next course on 8th September 2019
​Painting and sailing - a beautiful art holiday in Greece - for beginners and all levels in all mediums. From £950 painters from £599 non painters Please note. This course is suitable for people of any age & ability, single people, couples, small groups and families. Not suitable for hen or stag parties, unless booked exclusively. We have been running our courses for 15 years and our holidays in Greece for the past 3 years....
£150
Isle of Wight - Next course on 6th July 2019
Over this two day course we will produce a beautiful willow panel folding screen. A ‘next level’ skill Keen beginners also welcome Studio workshop setting All materials supplied Lunch and refreshments supplied Day guest and residential ticket options
£165
Cumbria - Next course on 3rd October 2019
We're excited to host the well-known wire sculptor, Chris Moss, at Swallows & Artisans. Chris uses a variety of metal materials, including new and recylced wire and mesh, to create stunning 3D sculptures particularly wild and domestic animals and birds. Chris has a love of nature and all her work reflects a detailed study of the anatomy and character of her subjects. Chris works on commissions and exhibits her work across the UK. In this...
£60
Ceredigion
The art workshop can be tailored around your stay at Pengwernydd. Non residents are very welcome. Enjoy an art workshop or painting holiday with me, Anita Woods, during a self catering holiday or short break here at our farm set in the tranquil and inspiring landscape of the Cambrian Mountains. This is the path to a new creative you. Our customers return time and time again. The workshops are ideal for relaxation and wellbeing or...
£410
Devon - Next course on 20th July 2019
These six-day green wood chair making courses cover all the green woodworking skills and processes needed in order to construct your own chair from a green ash log. The techniques include cleaving out and shaping the components, drying some of the components overnight in the wood-fired kiln, steam-bending some of the components to give them the correct form, cutting and drilling mortises and tenons, frame assembly, and finally weaving the seating material. There is a...
£250
Worcestershire - Next course on 30th August 2019
Available to book now on my website. Join me for a peaceful weekend of woodland craft and nature connection in the Malvern Hills. Leave work at lunchtime on Friday and escape to the woods with us for a weekend of making things with simple tools, simple living and feeling how you are connected to the natural world. This course is intended to be relaxing, fun and a chance to learn about green woodworking whilst immersed...

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