ENROLMENT DAY - Enrolments will be taken in person or by telephone on 028 9181 0803, on Wednesday 6 January 2016 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. Centre  Participants will be required to bring their own materials unless otherwise stated.

We make a decision on whether to run a course one week before the start date. Please help us to help you by enrolling promptly.

Classes commence the week beginning 18 January 2016 and will run for 10 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!

Lee Boyd will help you explore the mediums, techniques and styles of drawing, ways of looking and how to capture mark making that builds your confidence and enjoyment of the process of drawing.

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

SOLD OUT! 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 bead 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!

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

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.

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

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

Join the 'Sewing Bee' revolution - whether you want to make soft furnishings, clothing or up-cycle your existing wardrobe!

Through a series of exercises the aim is to improve ways of seeing, develop mark making skills, improve decision making and above all encourage each unique and individual style.

SOLD OUT! Learn to make traditional, modern and contemporary floral arrangements in a friendly atmosphere.  

Learn the basic principles of Floral Art and develop your style to create intricate arrangements.

SOLD OUT! Join Betty Brown (A.R.U.A) and learn the techniques of the versatile medium of acrylic paints.

SOLD OUT! Learn the different styles of Calligraphy with artist Jacquie Brachi

Aimed at a beginner level, this class is perfect for anyone who has a digital camera and wants to learn to get the best from it.

Due to popular demand, Gillian will be running a second Patchwork class on Friday mornings!

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

Drawing inspiration from life by the sea the Saturday Art Club will explore all the magical things that come from living by the sea!

Calling all Easter bunnies wanting to get creative over the holidays! Put down that chocolate egg and hop along to Ards Arts Centre to enjoy a whole day of arts, crafts and drama!

Try out a day exploring what you can do and how to create a portrait, gain some basic tips and help develop skills you may already have in a relaxed and informal workshop.  

By exploring a range of media and approaches to drawing the figure, the aim is to improve your observational drawing, inspire your interest in the subject and access new ways of approaching your drawing.

A 'hands-on' two-day workshop where participants will learn the art and skill of woodcut printmaking.

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

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

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