Adult Arts and Crafts

Adult Art and Crafts

Our selection of art and craft workshops and sessions are delivered by freelance artists and gallery staff. Each workshop connects to our changing exhibition programme.

For more information or any questions please contact

Life Drawing
10.30am – 12.30pm, £6 per person 
23 October, 20 November, 11 December, 22 January 

Our monthly life drawing classes are back in person and we can’t wait to welcome you to join us. Working with a new model each session explore a mixture of techniques and arts materials in these artist led sessions. 

Digital tickets are also available and will be live streamed as part of the session. Basic materials are provided but please feel free to bring your own. 

Tickets must be pre-booked


Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

Image of a woman wearing a headscarf and red top tying cotton to make a plant hanger

23rd October, 2.00 – 4.30pm 
£20 per person

Join artist Sophie Skellern of Keen Green Macrame Machine, as she takes you through the wonderful process of macrame, in this session you will make your own hanging plant hanger using 100% recycled cotton. 

Tickets must be pre-booked 


Five week Screen-printing course with Vicky Price

Two hands on a silk screen with pink ink being pushed through the frame

Explore screen printing techniques

Tuesday 19th, 26th October and 2nd, 9th and 16th November, 6 – 8pm 
£80 – £100 (+booking fee) 

Join artist Vicky Price in this five-week course experiment with learning to screen print on paper and fabric, using hand cut stencils, mono-prints on screens and experiment with multiple images and colour layers.  

You will be taught how to prepare your images and create screen prints to take away with you. 


Tickets must be pre-booked


Woodcut Printing with Anthony Ratcliffe 

Always wanted to learn how to print? Take a look at the short film below.

Printmaker Anthony Ratcliffe predominantly works with landscape themes based on drawings made on site. In this short film he demonstrates the process of making a simple woodcut print starting with a sketchbook drawing made on local Pennine moorland. The drawing is recomposed, inverted and painted onto a woodblock in its reversed state. The block is then cut and printed by hand using readily accessible tools and materials.

Anthony uses this basic woodcut procedure in his own practice but also uses multiple blocks and reduction printing to make larger complex prints involving many colours. Have a look at Anthony Ratcliffe’s website for more details about his work.

Pastel tutorial with Janina Cebertowicz 

Join artist Janina Cebertowicz as she shares her top tips on using pastels to build up colour and depth in your work. A great film to watch for beginners and those who want to improve their technique with this medium. Take a look at more of Janina’s artwork via her website.


Museum Jigsaws

Have you had a go yet at our Museum Jigsaws created from artworks within our collection. Test your skill and piece them together! For more puzzles follow us on Twitter and Facebook every Sunday for a new challenge. If you’d like to see some more click here.


For groups of all ages and abilities we offer a range of hands-on activities. Our Adult arts and crafts courses and workshops are designed to help you develop new skills, experiment with new techniques and explore new and unusual materials!

Arts, crafts and heritage workshops are available based on our collections for a range of community and voluntary groups for all ages and abilities.

To find out more call 0161 770 4744 or email