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Find 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.

£410
Devon - Next course on 25th May 2019
These six-day greenwood 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 range...
£150
Cornwall - Next course on 27th May 2019
We run regular five day and weekend courses in upholstery and restoration. They are run by Polly, who has been in the industry for over 10 years and teaching in London for over 7 years so you'll be in safe hands. We try to ensure that all your needs are taken care of so you are free to relax, unwind, get hands on creative and to make new friends too. You can bring your own...
£160
Cornwall - Next course on 1st June 2019
This hugely enjoyable and satisfying 2 day course provides a great introduction to traditional ‘green wood working’ skills and includes all materials and lovely home made food. You’ll learn all about ancient woodcraft techniques (no power tools here!) and out of a recently felled ‘green’ log you’ll create your own unique rustic stool to take home. Who is this woodworking course for? Whether it’s for you or as a gift, the course is suitable for...
£125
Carmarthenshire - Next course on 1st June 2019
This one-day course is an introduction to the mediaeval craft of making leaded glass panels. Over the course of the day we will look at designing a panel, selecting and cutting glass, ‘leading up’, soldering and cementing. You can choose to bring your own design or select one from the many pattern books I have here. We will start the day with a cuppa and a chat and begin looking at our designs. We will...
£100
Cumbria - Next course on 6th June 2019
This is a combined option of the two separate workshops we have running on 6th June and 6th August. Come and play with us for the day and enjoy a discounted rate. Start the day with learning how to write with a traditional dip pen, using lightness and pressure to create beautiful thin and thick strokes. Claire will teach the basics of a modern calligraphy alphabet and show you how to vary the flow of...
£180
Cumbria
Over three days we will create a beautiful hand embroidered beetle – you will learn goldwork, silk shading and various surface stitches and will work on white linen. Come and enjoy brushing up on your embroidery skills or learn some new techniques - the class is suitable for beginners or those with some experience. At the end of the course you will have learnt several traditional embroidery techniques, some tricks of the trade and will...
£150
Cumbria - Next course on 8th October 2019
Join local Cumbrian weaver, Jan Beadle, on this 2 day workshop where she will take you through the whole process of winding a warp, dressing a loom and then weaving your cloth. The course is suitable for absolute beginners and also weavers wanting to develop their skills further. You will be working on a 4 shaft table loom and will produce a length which would be suitable for a scarf. Jan moved to Cumbria in...
£150
Cumbria - Next course on 1st October 2019
Join talented illuminator, Sarah Lace, for a two day workshop to learn the historic craft of illuminated lettering. This workshop offers the opportunity to learn something of the history and origins about these art forms as we examine a range of styles from 6th century Celtic through to the modern day; showing their development through time. Sarah will help with the design of your piece including simple techniques of constructing Celtic knotwork and spirals, decoration...
£260
Bristol - Next course on 14th June 2019
Bristol Bronze Club is back! This workshop involves three consecutive days where you will learn a basic introduction into lost wax bronze casting, using the ceramic shell casting technique. On the first two days, you will do waxwork and learn to apply the ceramic shell. On the Sunday it is the pour day where you will learn about pouring bronze artworks and get an introduction into metal finishing techniques. By the end of the weekend,...
£95
Isle of Wight - Next course on 1st June 2019
A day spent with professional photographer Wendy Carrig Portrait Photography : Working with Daylight : What to expect A short talk on Wendy’s career to date, with particular reference to portrait photography and some of the ways in which she approaches portraiture in her commissioned work and personal projects. A demonstration of portrait photography using natural daylight as the only light source and students as the subject – Wendy will also create individual portraits of...