ENROLMENT DAY - Enrolments will be taken in person or by telephone on 028 9181 0803, from Wednesday 6th May 2015 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.

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 18th May 2015 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!

(No class in Summer Term) Join Julie Scott in this hands-on figurative ceramic workshop, and learn the various hand-building methods including coiling, slab-building and paperclay.

(No class during Summer Term) Discover the possibilities of this versatile medium or refresh your knowledge and splash out in a new direction.

(No class during Summer Term) This is a great opportunity to explore a variety of jewellery making techniques to compliment your wardrobe.

(No class during Summer Term) 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.

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.

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

Gain the skills you require for the latest trend in Furniture Upcycling!

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.

(No class during Summer Term) Learn to make traditional, modern and contemporary floral arrangements in a friendly atmosphere.  

(No class during Summer Term) This class aims to assist students to develop strong drawing skills as well as helping you to develop a visual voice.

(No class during Summer Term) 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.

Learn the different styles of Calligraphy with artist Jacquie Brachi

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

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

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

Ards Arts Centre is running a creative arts summer scheme every day from 10am until 4pm, meaning that you get a full week jam-packed with fun, creative activities!

Taking inspiration from the seaside around Donaghadee this arts scheme will develop skills in art and sculpture to create wonderful artworks!

This fun arts summer scheme will include various different types of art activities, ensuring that each child gets the opportunity to learn and develop a range of creative skills.

Over the week, children will be introduced to a range of art activities and will have some wonderful creative pieces to take home.

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!

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