Adult Arts and Craft courses and workshops

Adult Art and Craft Courses and workshops

To book onto our forthcoming courses ring 0161 770 4742 or book online by visiting Eventbrite.


Exploring Texture Through Textiles
2, 9 and 16 February, 6–8.30pm

A series of evening classes filled with bold, bright, beautiful colours and textures. Work alongside local textile artist Claire Louise Mather and try your hand at weaving and stitching. Use traditional and contemporary techniques to create your own textile interpretation of the artwork of Ann Sutton to take home.

Cost: £30 including materials for all three workshops, advance booking required.
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Make Stuff!
Saturday 18 February, 10am–4pm

After our first marvellous MadLab session last year we’re pleased to announce our second ‘MAKE STUFF’ event. Join the digital artists from MadLab for a day of art, coding and computers for adults.

For more details visit MadLab.

Free, advance booking required.
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Stitched Up!
Saturday 25 February, 1–4pm Stitched Up

Upcycle your old clothes and give them a new lease of life with help from Stitched Up. Bring along any item from your wardrobe and we’ll help you embellish a shirt or turn a pair of jeans into a miniskirt. No previous experience.

Cost: £10, advance booking required.
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Wonderful Watercolours
Tuesdays 7, 14 and 21 March, 6–8.30pm

Take inspiration from our Lees collection and learn easy techniques to produce wonderful watercolour paintings of your own.

Cost: £30 including materials and light refreshments for all three workshops, advance booking required.
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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