Courses For Adults – at Artspace Cinderford Venue

Weave a Willow Asymmetrical Basket, with Helen Parkinson


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.

Click here to download a copy of our Summer 2023 programme



The word 'Festival' over an colourful image of paint.


Festival, with Angie Burgess


Starts Monday 15th May 2023 / 6 weeks with half-term break

10:00am – 12:00pm (at Artspace Cinderford)

Next in the ‘Festival’ range, our theme will be Holi or The Festival of Colours.

Our playlist will include some Indian music and our artwork will be inspired by festival images, traditional dress, and legend.  We will use vibrant colours and various mediums including one or two new ones!  Mandalas, rangoli’s and painted elephants – what colour will your elephant’s toenails be!

This will be a fun course for all learner levels.


A willow woven basket with flowers in the background

Willow Weaving Frame Baskets, with Helen Parkinson

Starts Monday 15th May 2023 / 6 weeks with half term break

10:00am – 1:00pm (at Artspace Cinderford)

During this Summer term we will be focusing on creating a beautiful and useful frame basket 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.


Several different coloured balls of wool with knitting needles

Knitting for Beginners, with Cherry Lyne

Starts Monday 15th May 2023 / 8 weeks with a half term break.

12:30pm – 2:45pm (at Artspace Cinderford)

£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! Those who at- tended last term who wish to continue will have the opportunity to expand their range of stitches either by continuing their current project or starting a new one.

Returning knitters are welcome to extend their knowledge/experience.



A yellow and black print of leaves

Print & Paint with Wendy Daniels

Starts Tuesday 2nd May 2023 / 8 weeks with half-term break

10:00am – 12:15pm (at Artspace Cinderford)

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!


A red theatre curtain

Circus & Performing Arts, with Jo Jarratt

Starts Wednesday 3rd May 2023 / 8 weeks with half-term break

10:00am – 12:15pm (at Artspace Cinderford)


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!


A grey and orange ceramic plate with a picture of a fish in the centre

3D Ceramics, with Jane Spray

Starts Wednesday 3rd May 2023 / 8 weeks with half-term break

10:00am – 12:15pm (at Artspace Cinderford)

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 using slips and printing on clay further.


A paintbrush and pallet knife on a surface covered in red, white and blue pained brushstrokes

Discover Painting, with Bela Kielt

Starts Wednesday 3rd May 2023 / 8 weeks with half-term break

1:30pm – 3:45pm (at Artspace Cinderford)

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.


Hands polishing a ceramic pot on a potters wheel

Evening Pottery, with Jane Spray

Starts Wednesday 3rd May 2023 / 8 weeks with half-term break

6:45pm – 9:00pm (at Artspace Cinderford)

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.



A closeup photo of a hand stitching fabric with green thread

Experimental Embroidery, with Lizzie Godden

Starts Thursday 4th May 2023 / 8 weeks with half-term break

10:00am – 12:15pm (at Artspace Cinderford)

We’ll enjoy using a wide range of yarns, making our own yarns to creatively stitch with. We’ll learn new stitches and invent our own. We’ll be able to make books of stitches, make wall hangings and embellish recycled fabric.


Man dressed in a king costume, with purple and gold crown

Discover Drama, with Jo Jarratt

Starts Friday 5th May 2023 / 8 weeks with half-term break

10:00am – 12:15pm (at Artspace Cinderford)


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