Courses and workshops

Life drawing – drop-in sessions

from 10.30am - 12.30pm

Come and join a small friendly group for life drawing drop-in sessions. Please note this is not a taught course.

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Person sketching woman's face

Silver and copper jewellery making for beginners

from 10am - 12.30pm

Learn the traditional skills required for making silver and copper jewellery from metal sheet and wire, including piercing out, shaping, texturing and soldering.

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Jewellery making tools

Silver and copper jewellery making for improvers

from 1pm - 3.30pm

Students will have the opportunity to build upon their existing jewellery making skills. They will be introduced to additional, more advanced techniques, tools and processes for forming, texturing, connecting and finishing to enable more complex or refined pieces to be created.

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soldering silver jewellery

Stained glass workshop for beginners

from 1pm - 3.15pm

The course will introduce and teach the techniques of stained glass and copper foil. The students will learn how to cut glass and assemble their piece using lead or copper foil techniques.

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Cutting coloured glass

Pattern making and sewing

from 10am - 12 noon

On this course you will learn to independently create your own dressmaking or craft items from pattern to sewing completion.

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Exploring colour and paint

from 10am - 12.30pm

Come and explore the vibrant world of colour and paint through colour-mixing exercises. You will experiment with painting techniques and colour relationships, and will be able to apply the discoveries you make to your own work.

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Water colour paints

Reading and writing poetry 2

from 10am - 12 noon

This course explores the structure of a poem and how it works, and develops the skills for writing poetry using traditional and novel approaches.

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Graphic of words including poetry

Yoga for everyone

from 1.15pm - 2.45pm

This safe and effective yoga class will include easy movement, stretching and breathing. Suitable for everyone, including complete beginners. Students are encouraged to come along and experience how yoga can help relax and improve a sense of wellbeing.

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Women doing yoga

Art and craft

from 9.45am - 12.30pm or 1pm - 3.45pm

Art and craft courses specifically for people with mental health issues.

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Paint brushes and tea cup

Stained glass workshop for intermediates 2

from 9.30am - 12.30pm

A more advanced course for students to develop their skills in stained glass and copper foil. The course will offer a chance for students to expand design ideas and how to implement these as well as introduce new techniques such as fusing, glass painting and restoration.

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Cutting blue glass

Land-based courses

Land-based courses such as animal care, are run by City of Bristol College. See their website for more information.


Willow weaving workshop "A really fun and satisfying day – coming home with a complete (yet slightly wonky..) basket felt great"