ENROLMENT DAY - Enrolments will be taken in person or by telephone on 028 9181 0803, from Wednesday 7th May 2014 between 9am and 5pm.

Please note: ALL adult class and workshop fees are payable in full on enrolment and are non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by Ards Arts.  Participants will be required to bring their own materials unless otherwise stated.

Classes commence the week beginning 19th May and will run for 6 weeks unless otherwise stated.  Classes fill up quickly, so please book early on Enrolment Day to avoid disappointment.


With even only the most basic skills you'll be able to produce parchment pictures and cards that you're so proud of you'll want to keep them all for yourself!

Join Julie Scott in this hands-on figurative ceramic workshop, and learn the various hand-building methods including coiling, slab-building and paperclay.

Discover the possibilities of this versatile medium or refresh your knowledge and splash out in a new direction.

This is a great opportunity to explore a variety of jewellery making techniques to compliment your wardrobe.

Try something a little bit different with textiles and learn how to make your own birds & animals using traditional textile techniques and skills in a modern and innovative way!

Whether you have just bought yourself a new guitar or are looking to improve upon your playing skills, Darren can teach you the skills to make you a better player.

Catch up with the latest trend in crafting and learn to crochet in this NEW class.

If you enjoy sketching and using watercolours, you can improve your skills and experiment using simple yet effective pen and wash techniques.

This course covers all aspects of the popular craft of patchwork and quilting, from traditional methods to more innovative techniques.

Learn all you need to know about the basics of picture framing.

This class aims to assist students to develop strong drawing skills as well as helping you to develop a visual voice.

Students will gain confidence with acrylics, learning how to create exciting and interesting paint effects with this very versatile medium, which can be handled like oil or watercolour.

This class provides a friendly environment which supports and encourages the novice, and creatively challenges those who want to improve their figurative drawing.

Class participants will study Gothic Hands from the 14th century adapting it to today and for use in different ways.

Learn how to decorate your own glassware using the acid etching technique in this NEW class.

These practical workshops will teach you techniques for creating interior and exterior mosaics projects.

Learn the importance of colour and never again fall into the trap of wasting money on clothes that do not work for you!

Learn the techniques to create a Fascinator in the colours and design you require for your special event!

Singer and teacher Diane Petherick-Holt teaches all the songs by ear in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

If you are a keen knitter and love a good natter, you'll love this weekly knitting circle!

Ards Arts Book Club is for those who are keen to share their thoughts and opinions on current books, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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