ENROLMENT DAY - Enrolments will be taken in person or by telephone on 028 9181 0803, on Wednesday 9th September 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 21st September 2015 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!

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 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.

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!

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.

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

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

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!

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

Join us for this adventurous art club! We will be inspired by trips to the Wild West, ancient Egypt, become Knights for the day and then travel back to the future creating lots of art and fun artefacts!

Master the age old techniques of Fair Isle knitting.

Make your own soaps and bath bombs for Christmas!

Escape from the chaos of Christmas preparations and enjoy a bit of glitter and tinsel fun at Ards Arts Centre!

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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