The Art Room gives a similar experience to going to a leisure centre but for arts and crafts. You get to make whatever you like and can work at your own pace, making it a relaxed informal atmosphere. Have a go at many different crafts including drawing, painting, pottery, glass painting, silk painting, fabric paints, rag rugs, needle felting, wet felting, jewellery making, badge making, pyrography, sewing, knitting, crochet and more. No need to buy expensive tools and equipment, use ours and have a go. We are open to anyone regardless of age, ability or qualifications. You can pay £5 per 3hour session or pay a monthly membership of £25 which allows you to attend as many open studio sessions as you like. You can buy a variety of materials from our small shop or bring along your own.
Our creative one day workshops are usually held at weekends. They will be an enjoyable and affordable way to get a more in depth opportunity to explore the craft technique of your choice. Each workshop will be held by an experienced designer maker who will guide you step by step through an exciting project. We also have regular sessions, click here for details.
Artists Studio Spaces
We now have a selection of individual, lockable units available to rent in a secure alarmed building, right next to our community rooms. See HERE for more details.
Private Party Hire
We can now host private craft parties, whether it s a jewellery making party for you and your friends, a kids paint-
We have a large open studio, a separate workshop for the messy projects as well as outdoor area for the warmer months. We also have a library, shop & gallery area.
Kilns, enamelling kiln, printing press, weaving looms, spinning wheel, domestic and industrial sewing machines and overlocker, knitting machine, potters wheel, letter press, wide variety of hand tools for all sorts of crafts. We also hope to install a dark room in the near future.
Shop & Gallery
Our shop stocks a variety of materials from watercolour paper for printmaking and painting to casting plaster for sculpture; wool tops for felting or spinning to clay & glazes for ceramics. We offer an ordering service too for materials not kept in stock. We also have a small gallery where you can purchase original pieces of art work, ceramics, jewellery etc ideal for gifts.