The Summer term begins 2nd May 2022 (a Bank Holiday but The Bridge will be open for classes) - View the Schedule

At The Bridge, our tutors provide a wide range of courses in a variety of mediums, offering the perfect opportunity to get creative and meet new people. Take a look at our current courses:

Days: TuesdaysTutor: Sheila Plews

Ceramics with Sheila Plews

£85 for 10 weeks

Suitable for potters of all abilities and experience - Please note that both these courses are now full for the Summer Term

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Days: SaturdaysTutor: Michelle Douglas

Craft Club

£ for 10 weeks

Monthly Craft Club meeting on the third Saturday each month from 10am to 4pm. £10.00 per day or £6.00 per half day (10:00am to 12:45pm or 1:15pm to 4:00pm) - note that these are not taught sessions

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Days: WednesdaysTutor: Andy Taylor

Drawing and Painting 101

£80 for 10 weeks

Perfect for beginners and those looking to return to the art, this course explores a variety of techniques

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Days: TuesdaysTutor: Michelle Douglas

Jewellery Making

£95 for 10 weeks

Make a new piece of beautiful beaded jewellery each week with a professional finish

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Days: FridaysTutor: Rosi Thornton


£6 per session or £50 per 10 week term if paid in advance for 10 weeks

Following the popularity of Openart Studio, you'll enjoy a a host of visual art forms with our accessible sessions

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Days: MondaysTutor: Andy Taylor

Painting & Drawing 102

£80 for 10 weeks

Geared towards intermediate artists, this course invites you to develop your painting and drawing skills.

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Days: MondaysTutor: Jo Pickering

Pop In and Paint

£10 per session for 10 weeks

Pop In And Paint Sessions with Jo Pickering and Lynn Morse on Mondays in term time - note that these are not teaching sessions

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Days: FridaysTutor: Jo Pickering

Portrait Drawing & Painting

£85 for 10 weeks

Exploring a variety of portrait painting techniques for beginners and intermediates alike

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Days: TuesdaysTutor: Ginny Whittle

Watercolour Drawing and Painting - All welcome

£100 for 10 weeks

Looking at watercolour techniques and the development of abilities

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Days: TuesdaysTutor: Ginny Whittle

Winning Ways With Watercolour

£60 for 10 weeks

A watercolour course for all focussing on working directly with nature from Tuesday 26th July for 6 weeks and possibly venturing out on Saturdays together for the day (Note this is 6 weeks only).

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