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Creative Workshops and Craft Experience Days

Watch, learn and have a go yourself on these craft experiences!  You’ll be trained by enthusiastic professionals who are all experts in their creative fields, be it working glass, ice, flowers or metal. It's time to roll up those sleeves and get properly stuck in as you put your inner artistry skills to work!

We're talking artisans, craftsmen and women, making things by hand and giving goods that wonderful bespoke look that just can't be bought on the High Street. Imagine arriving at the studio to fashion your very own silver personalised necklace? Maybe you’ll be learning how to fuse glass or even trying the art of Batik. Whether what you've made during your workshop is a gift to give or will take pride of place on your mantelpiece, you are sure to get loads of fun and enjoyment out of your day. Read more...



Taxidermy Workshops

Bloomsbury, Central London

From £60.00

    • Learn to stuff a rodent!
    • Taxidermy classes for beginners in London
    • Naturalist & anthropomorphic taxidermy styles
    • Take home your creation - a real talking point!
Ice Sculpting - Ice Sculpting Workshop London

London

From £125.00

    • Learn about the magical art of ice sculpting
    • An unusual team building or party event
    • Create your own ice sculpture
    • Tour of Ice workshop included
Neon Art Workshops

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Save £30 From £45

    • Bend and blow glass over a flame
    • A demonstration in neon from an expert
    • View the latest neon art exhibitions in the gallery
    • Discover the full spectrum of brilliant colours
Blacksmith Academy

Oldfield Forge, Hereford

From £79.00

    • Courses at the Oldfield Forge blacksmith academy
    • Learn how to forge metal to make your own keepsake
    • All the instruction & materials you need included
    • Chance to add-on local winery/beer/cider tours
Blacksmith Course Essex

Chelmsford

From £165.00

    • An introductory blacksmithing day in Essex
    • Learn basic blacksmith skills from an expert
    • Make your own fire poker and 'S' hook to take home
    • Classes for up to two only - lots of hands-on time
Blacksmith Experience
Based On 5 Reviews

Portsmouth, Hampshire

From £115.00

    • Learn the ancient techniques of the blacksmith
    • Design and create your own handmade ironwork
    • Tuition from a qualified creative blacksmith
    • A full, hands-on day spent in the workshop
Creative Workshops Choice

Burton-Cum-Walden, Yorkshire

From £85.00

    • One day creative workshop in the Yorkshire Dales
    • Hosted by art teacher Katherine in her farmhouse
    • All sorts of classes from Batik to glass fusing
    • A friendly welcome, time to chat & food included
Floristry Taster Staffordshire

Tutbury, Staffordshire

From £45.00

    • Hands on training with an award winning florist
    • Take home your floral creation
    • Refreshments provided during the workshop
    • All the floristry supplies used are included
Flower Arranging Course

near Burton Upon Trent

From £75.00

    • Four hour flower arranging experience
    • Guidance and tips from a professional florist
    • Create and take home your own flower arrangment
    • Refreshments included
Glassmaking & Glassblowing
Based On 7 Reviews

near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

From £149.00

    • Discover the art of making, shaping & blowing glass
    • Hands on tuition in a professional glass workshop
    • Make your own souvenir glass art to take home
    • Half day & full day experiences are available
Jewellery Making Courses
Based On 1 Reviews

Near St Albans

From £125.00

    • Jewellery making at the Rachel Jeffrey studios
    • Learn silversmithing skills from the experts
    • Beautiful workshops with a riverside location
    • Take home your own silver jewellery creation
Stained Glass Course in Bristol
Based On 2 Reviews

Bristol

From £99.00

    • An introduction into the art of stained glass
    • Learn to cut, solder, cement and polish glass
    • Design and create your own light catcher or mirror
    • Lunch is included
Bee Experience Lancashire

Samlesbury Hall Estate near Preston

From £40.00

    • See how honey is made in Lancashire
    • Get kitted out in all the beekeeper gear
    • Be amazed by the view into the observation beehive
    • Suitable for all ages - a great family day out
Bee Keeper for a Day
Based On 1 Reviews

East Grinstead

From £95.00

    • Learn about different types of hives
    • Observe the bees at close quarters
    • Home cooked lunch and tea and coffee are provided
    • Courses start at 10am and finish at 4pm
Design your own Fragrance for Men

Free Nationwide Delivery

From £49.00

    • Design your own fragrance - just for men
    • Kit contains everything needed to create a scent
    • Includes 6 specially chosen blends preferred by men
    • Your chance to make a male cologne suited to you
Design Your Own Perfume
Based On 16 Reviews

Nationwide

Save 25% From £29.25

    • A consultation with a perfume consultant
    • Create your own unique perfume
    • Take home a sample of your perfume
    • Suitable for men and women!
Fragrance Creation Gift Box

Perfume Gift Box delivered to your door

From £49.00

    • Create your very own fragrance at home
    • Perfume making kits with everything you need
    • Contains blends created by a master perfumer
    • All kits use high quality perfume ingredients

Get crafty with this range of hands-on experiences

You might think signing up for a craft experience sounds like it's going to be a session involving sticky-backed plastic and cardboard loo rolls tubes in that typical Blue Peter craft corner kind of way. But on these crafty courses nothing could be further from the truth.

Of course, a bit of imagination might always put you in good stead when it comes to designing what you're going to make, but it's not an obligation as great ideas will be bouncing around all the time. You'll be amazed with what you come up with!

No previous experience necessary for craft courses

And don't worry if you don't know your pinking sheers (you'll find those in your sewing box) from your lifting tongs (you'll find those in the forge). All of these workshops and coures assume you have zero previous experience. What's more, all the textiles, tools, base materials and equipment are all included, so all you have to bring along is a willingness to get stuck in and a desire to get crafty.

Craft courses in everything from flower arranging to ice sculpting

As for what you'll be crafting, we've got a rather eclectic mix of experiences for you. One of the most satisfying is the flower arranging workshop. There's nothing worse than receiving a bunch of flowers and then making a right pig's ear of putting them in a vase, so imagine how wonderful it'd be to be able to mix foliage and flowers to come up with a stunning display that is sure to wow.

Glass features quite heavily in our programme line-up, with courses to make blown glass, stained glass and fused glass too. You can even go right back to the 80s and make your very own neon sign. It's retro hip and very cool these days, as you can see from this Los Angeles Neon Light exhibition video!

Then there’s jewellery. Perhaps you want to make the man in your life a very special pair of cufflinks? Or if you want to buy a present for the soon-to-be-married couple, how about the very unique gift of being able to work with a jeweller to make their own wedding rings? Very romantic indeed.

In fact, there are so many craft experiences we can't mention them all here, so we suggest you have a browse and see what's what. Whether you yearn to make your own blown glass vase, or quite fancy creating a unique neon artwork, we've got it all and at no point will anyone say 'And here's one I made earlier'!
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