ENROLMENT DAY - Enrolments will be taken in person or by telephone on 028 9181 0803, from Wednesday 7th January 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.

Classes commence the week beginning 19th January 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 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.

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

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

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.

Learn the different styles of Calligraphy with artist Jacquie Brachi

Due to popular demand, Betty Brown will be running a second Watercolour class on a Thursday evening!

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.

With their imagination and the expertise of an artist, kids will create wonderful pieces of art to take home!

Join Kenny Devon and design and create your very own glass bowl!

For those who have already completed a fusing glass workshop with Kenny - make a larger and more ambitious bowl!

Calling all Easter bunnies wanting to get creative over the holidays!

Be inspired to write your own poetry in this constructive workshop with Kelly Creighton

Learn what makes a good short story.  Explore theme, style, plot and more, in order to discover your writing 'voice'

This workshop is for those writing a novel and wondering how to start.   We'll look at: beginnings, character, plot, dialogue and more. Also explore routes to publication.

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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