Courses For Adults – at Artspace Cinderford Venue


Come to Artspace to enjoy a group workshop in our fully equipped art studio in Cinderford.

Enrolment: To express your interest in a place or for more information, please email and provide your name, phone number and the title of the course you are interested in and we will get back to you.

Cost: £80 (*£45 concessions) for an eight week course of 2hr long workshops, including all materials and resources.

*Concessionary rates apply for people with disabilities or on means tested benefits.  Courses are FREE for people with fewer than 5 GCSE’s (level 2).  Please contact us to discuss your eligibility.

Please note: To help us reduce cash-handling during the Covid-19 pandemic we will ask that you pay tuition fee and materials charges in full, at the start of the course.

Click here to download a copy of our Summer 2022 programme




Volunteering in the Arts, with Angie Burgess


Starts Monday 9th May 2022 / 6 weeks with half-term break

10:00am – 12:00pm

If you would like to learn and develop the skills required to volunteer for Artspace, then this is the course for you. During our sessions we will learn and develop basic IT skills, complete general admin tasks, learn the basic financial aspects of fundraising and use a variety of creative mediums to help facilitate our goals. We will also use fun, educational games for team building and will learn to work together to achieve our aims. Whilst we will focus on learning new skills and developing them, this course will predominantly be about fun as we identify ways in which we can perform a successful volunteering role, hone our organisational skills and build confidence and team spirit within the group. Ultimately we will put our skills into practice and work in collaboration to organise a fund raising initiative and to gain some experience and benefit Artspace. This course is suitable for all skill levels and will be a fun but productive collaboration.


Willow Weaving Frame Baskets, with Helen Parkinson


Starts Monday 9th May 2022 / 8 weeks with half-term break

10:00 am – 12:00pm

During this Summer term we will continue to focus on creating beautiful and useful frame baskets using a variety of different coloured willow. There will also be an opportunity to complete a variety of small projects for your home and garden. At the end of the course, you will have a good basic knowledge of Willow types and how to prepare them, weaving tools and how to use them and the traditional techniques involved in constructing a frame basket. You are welcome to bring along a favourite pair of secateurs but tools will be provided.


Knitting for Beginners, with Cherry Lyne

Starts Monday 9th May 2022 / 8 weeks with half-term break

12:30 pm – 2:30pm

£35 (£15 concessions)

Learn the rudiments of knitting while you create your own scarf. Together we will learn and practice the basic stitches that make up so many garments we love. All materials supplied and this is an in-person course aimed at the complete beginner. We will be learning knit, pearl, rib and moss stitch, as well as casting on and off and you will go home with a gorgeous scarf you have made yourself!




Print and Paint, with Wendy Daniels

Starts Tuesday 3rd May 2022 / 8 weeks with half-term break

10:00 am – 12:00pm

This course will encourage learners to experiment with different forms of simple printmaking and other painting techniques. We will work on paper, card and fabric and you can choose from a range of designs or make your own. We will explore a range of different paints and make our own from earth pigments and natural materials. No experience necessary, just be prepared to have a go!


Exploring Clay, with Jane Spray

Starts Tuesday 3rd May 2022 / 8 weeks with a half term break

10.00am – 12.00pm

A new course for both pottery beginners and those with more experience of clay.  There will be some set making projects, all with a natural theme, and we will explore burnishing and sawdust firing during the second half of the course.  Please bring an old shirt and a sketchbook or notebook with you.



Circus & Performing Arts, with Jo Jaratt

Starts Wednesday 4th May 2022 / 8 weeks with a half term break


10am to 12pm


Do you like to perform? Do you love the theatre?  Do you love the Circus? Come and join us on this 8 week course of Circus, drama and dance, where we shall work together to create a fabulous performance of our own!


Discover Painting, with Bela Kielt

Starts Wednesday 4th May 2022 / 8 weeks with a half term break

1.30pm to 3.30pm

This course is perfect for beginners as well as people with some experience. During the course you will exercise and explore some of the basic principles of painting: types of composition, light and mixing paint.  We will try a variety of exercises, such as making super-fast sketches with a brush.  Working on a large scale, you will have fun using paint, charcoal and pencil.  We will explore different styles and spend lots of time focusing on observation and painting from life.


3D Ceramics, with Jane Spray


Starts Wednesday 4th May 2022 / 8 weeks with half-term break

10:00am – 12:00pm

A ceramic class for those with some previous experience of using clay. Students will be encouraged to work on their own personal projects, and may wish to explore techniques of printing on clay further.


Evening Pottery, with Jane Spray


Starts Wednesday 4th May 2022 / 8 weeks with half-term break

6:45pm – 8:45pm

If you cannot make it to Artspace during the day, then this is the evening class for you! Relax and enjoy using clay in a creative atmosphere. A range of making and decorating techniques will be explored throughout the course and you will be encouraged to work on and develop your own projects.



Fun With Fabrics, with Lizzie Godden

Starts Thursday 5th May 2022 / 8 weeks with half-term break

10:00am – 12:00pm

Enjoy using recycled plain and patterned fabric to make an item, for example a cushion cover, a scarf, a throw. Using print blocks, paint, hand and machine stitch, patching, we’ll have fun with fabric.


Sketchbooks for Stitchers, with Lizzie Godden

Starts Thursday 5th May / 8 weeks with half-term break

1:00pm- 3:00pm (at Artspace Cinderford)

As stitchers we’re often a bit wary of calling ourselves artists, we might look at others’ sketchbooks in awe, thinking we can’t produce such exciting workbooks. On this course we’ll make our own personal journals, notebooks, visual diaries, and essentially our books will be very personal to us, the makers. It can be so exciting creating a book which can include some doodles, prints, words, pieces of fabric and thread, stitching, collage, photography, notes on our thoughts and our response to our own experiments, found items, and more. From keeping our own notebook, ideas for textiles work will develop and will be our own. When we next have the chance to exhibit our textiles work, we might well feel very pleased to show our ideas developing in our notebook!


Discover Drama, with Jo Jarratt

Starts Friday 6th May 2022 / 8 weeks with half-term break

10:00am – 12:00pm

Have you ever wanted to have a go at acting? Do you want to develop your confidence? This course offers adults the chance to explore and develop their communication and performing skills; using improvisation, characterisation, vocal and physical exercises in order to challenge and excite! There will also be the opportunity to devise your own piece of theatre for performance.


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