Courses For Adults


Artspace Cinderford looks forward to running our regular weekly classes again once the current Covid -19 situation changes and we are able to re-open. In the meantime, we are running distance learning via Zoom.

COURSES FOR ADULTS – Distance Learning

 Our adult programme is for people aged 19 and is subsidised by Adult Education in Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire County Council).

 Costs: £30 for a six week course (this includes all materials, resources and weekly zoom sessions). Concessions:  Courses are FREE for people with disabilities or for people with fewer than 5 GCSE’s (level 2).

Enrolment: To express your interest in a place, please email and provide your name, telephone number and the title of the course you are interested in and we will get back to you.  Please note that staff are currently working from home and we are all part-time, so if you don’t get an immediate response, please don’t worry, we will get back to you.

Distance Learning – How Does it Work?

Artspace specialise in providing arts activities for people of any age or ability. Our Distance Learning courses have been specifically designed to enable people to participate in creative activities within the comfort of their own home.

 Step 1: Contact us, express an interest in a course and we will enrol you over the phone. 

Step 2: We will deliver a package of art materials and resources directly to your home address.

Step 3: Courses are 6 weeks long.  Each week you can participate in; 

  • 1hr Zoom Workshop: Enjoy face-to-face interaction with your tutor and other ‘classmates’ over zoom. We will email you a zoom invite/link beforehand (we can help you with this if you have never used Zoom before, we may also be able to loan you some IT equipment if you don’t have access to a computer, please contact us to discuss).  During the Zoom call, the tutor will explain the creative activities that you will explore during the week.  It’s your chance to ask questions and to be inspired!  The zoom session is followed by;
  • Independent Work Time: Work on your artwork in your own time, from the comfort of your own home… but don’t worry, we will be on hand to help you with;
  • Follow-up Support: We will contact you over the telephone during the week to ask how you are getting along and to answer any questions you might have.  You can also contact us, via facebook, or by email at our

    Distance Learning Courses for Adults

    Let’s Design, with Bela Kielt *FULLY BOOKED

    Mondays 2pm – Starts 28th September

    During this course, you will be able to design a product line, logo and/or pattern.  We will look at the work of a range of modern artists and designers working in the clothing industry for inspiration.  Your designs will be transferred onto t-shirts and hats using acrylic/fabric paints and markers. You will be able to experiment and brainstorm ideas in order to be able to recreate these designs on your items of clothing.

Re-Imagining Still Life, with Melanie Clarke

Thursdays 1pm – Starts 1st October

On this course, we will be inspired by the objects around us.  Your ‘still life’ could be made from stones and shells collected on the beach, flowers and seed heads found in the garden, a favourite mug or even a pair of shoes!  Six sessions will run on consecutive weeks, using objects familiar to everyone and that perhaps mean something to you.   The same object (or group of objects) will be used for each of the 6 sessions and we will explore different ways of representation using different media.   This course is suitable for everyone, beginners and more experienced welcome.

Illusion, with Bela Kielt

Tuesdays 11am – Starts 13th October

During this course, we will explore the history of Illusion used in circus acts, magic tricks and illusion drawings. You will be able to plan a performance and design a costume and you will be able to include some ‘illusion’ using range of methods used in the world of magic!

Exploring Paper Weaving, with Helen Parkinson

Fridays 12pm – Starts 13th November

In this paper weaving class we will explore colour theory and experiment with different ways of applying colour to paper before weaving these sheets together. We will learn about different weaves used in loom weaving and apply these weaves to our paper weaving as well as experimenting with op art and random weaving techniques and adding texture by incorporating different material elements. At the end of the course we can apply these techniques to a small woven vessel.

Tools of the Trade, with Warren Day

Fridays 1pm – Starts 13th November

Have fun exploring different techniques whilst looking at the varied subject matter of everyday household tools and how they differ in shape, size and material.  We will look at tools in the shed, kitchen and artists’ studios to name a few and make interesting drawings, paintings and 3D relief artworks to celebrate their diverse looks and uses. Contextual links to other artists such as Jim Dine will be made and you will have the opportunity to explore these further via online gallery and YouTube links.


Textures in the Landscape, with Warren Day *FULLY BOOKED

Fridays 2pm – Starts 13th November

The aim of this course is to develop artistic skills and experiment with a variety of media and materials to produce interesting textural outcomes using a number of different references and resources.  Over the six week period you will create a number of small pieces of work per session. When complete, your most successful or favourite pieces will eventually be presented as a final 6 piece artwork.  The work you produce across this course will allow you to create artwork reminiscent of textures in the landscape – you can either go outside and obtain these references or images can be found on the internet or around the home. The activities are designed to give you the chance to experiment with creative tasks at home and to take these activities further along a more self-directed route if you so wish.

Places are limited, please contact to book your place.


Download the Autumn 2020 programme here.




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Click here to see the gallery of previous adult courses at Artspace Cinderford