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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.

£150
Dorset
A one day introductory workshop for a maximum of TWO persons. Each session covers the basics of working with hot beeswax in a textural, layered way, but can be customised for Artists who are looking to take it to another level. As I offer personal tuition, please contact me for a mutually convenient date and join me in my studio on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. This unusual and dramatic coastal location offers so much...
£175
Isle of Wight - Next course on 2nd March 2019
Willow Weaving Workshop with Wildwood Willow Over this two day course we will produce some stylish and colourful rope weave bowls or log baskets. (NB Basket size will depend on previous experience) A ‘next level’ skill Keen beginners also welcome Studio workshop setting All materials supplied Lunch and refreshments supplied Day guest and residential ticket options Car ferry return ticket INCLUDED for RESIDENTIAL guests
£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...
£50
Hertfordshire - Next course on 2nd March 2019
Join CLP for a full day cruise on a fully accessible, large canal boat. The day will start and finish at a beautifully landscaped boatyard on the Grand Union Canal, just to the south of Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire. We will meet there at 10am, board the boat for the day, and return to the same place by 5pm. We will bring a selection of quick crochet patterns for you to try at your leisure,...
£95
Kent
Discover the wonderful world of fused glass in the beautiful medieval village of Chilham, in the heart of the Kent Downs area of outstanding natural beauty. Each full day of tuition costs only £95 and takes place in our new purpose built teaching studio. (Some of the photos show our previous, smaller studio right next door.) Courses generally start at 10am and continue until 5pm, though we're flexible. You'll be given as much help as...
£45
Isle of Anglesey - Next course on 24th February 2019
Flexible course dates! Learn practical, hands-on candlemaking in this fun and relaxed workshop - perfect for beginners. Create a variety of beautiful candles, from scented soy wax votives to traditional hand-dipped candles, scented tealights and soy wax melts. Choose from a range of fragrances and dyes to design your very own candles! At the end of this class you will take home all the wonderful candles you have made - and the skills to make...
£95
Aberdeenshire - Next course on 7th March 2019
Beginner's workshop in Pretty Rubbish Mosaics Studio. Day 1 you will be introduced to tools, adhesives and materials and will create a unique piece of mosaic art. You will learn how to cut china and glass and create your piece in pique assiette style. Classes are relaxed, fun and inspirational.At your disposal you will have a huge array of "treasure" including upcycled crockery, tiles, glass and jewellery. Day 2 you will grout and clean your...
£395
London
Become a candle entrepreneur. Create a brand like no other Beauty Handmade is here to educate, empower and train you to create a candle business and your dream job you are truly passionate about. Zaga has developed groundbreaking methods of training which is a proven way to show you how to create a business that will evolve, grow with an utter and true difference. Her workshops are bespoke, practical, engaging and hands on. Her clients...
£65
East Sussex - Next course on 5th May 2019
Try your hand at hexagonal weave basketry and make a hexagonal-weave basket while discovering pattern and unity in nature and many of the world’s traditional cultures. Deepen your understanding of the order in nature and how to apply principles of harmony such as the golden ratio into your work and design practice. You'll also learn how to weave a traditional willow tatza (celtic knot) basket and woven spheres.
£160
Cumbria - Next course on 9th March 2019
Fun packed week-end in the Lake District National Park learning the absorbing art of hand spinning. Start out in our fleece store to learn about fleece selection, purchase and preparation. Move on to carding on a drum carder and then start to spin on drop spindle. Having mastered drafting on the drop spindle progress to a wheel. Look at setting up a wheel and the principles of tension. Turn your prepared batts into spun singles....