Adult Arts and Crafts

Adult Art and Crafts

Our selection of workshops and sessions are delivered by freelance artists and gallery staff. Each workshop connects to our changing exhibition programme.

To book onto our forthcoming courses ring 0161 770 4742 or book online by visiting Eventbrite.
For more information or any questions please contact


Saturday 21 October, 1-4pm
£5/2.50 concessions. Booking essential, Under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult.

Taxidermy is creative, clever and powerful in equal measure. Meet leading taxidermist Jack Fishwick as he takes you under the skin of his craft, peeling away the layers of history and ethics that surround it before giving a practical  demonstration.


Saturday 17 February, 10am – 1pm & 2-5pm

£20 including all materials and light refreshments. Book Online, advanced booking required.

Explore a range of monoprint and stitch methods on paper and cloth with artist Sarah Burgess. Use “found” objects to produce a length of experimental print, collage and hand stitch that you can continue to develop in your own time.

Mosaics in Glass 

Saturday 24 February, 10.30am – 4pm
£20 including all materials and light refreshments. Book Online, advanced booking required.

Use glass cutting and bond techniques to create a colourful mosaic piece with beautiful cathedral, opalescent and textured glass. Suitable for beginners and the more experienced.


Easy Print

Tuesdays 6, 13 and 20 March, 6 – 8.3opm

Learn a variety of printmaking techniques at our friendly evening workshops. Use everyday household materials to create your own individual prints. Suitable for beginners and the more experienced.
£30 for all three sessions including materials and light refreshments. Book Online, advanced booking required.


For groups of all ages and abilities.

Our Learning and Outreach Officer provides a range of hands-on activities, delivered both at the Gallery and off site at a venue convenient for you. Our Adult arts and crafts courses and workshops are designed to help you develop new skills, experiment with new techniques and explore new and unusual materials!

Arts, crafts and heritage workshops are available based on our collections for a range of community and voluntary groups for all ages and abilities.

To find out more call 0161 770 4744 or email