ENROLMENT DAY - Enrolments will be taken in person or by telephone on 028 9181 0803, on Wednesday 12 September 2018 between 9am and 5pm.*

Please note: ALL 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.

All classes are suitable for ages 18 years+ only 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 24 September 2018 and will run for 10 weeks unless otherwise stated. 

*Classes fill up quickly, so please book early on Enrolment Day to avoid disappointment!


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.

In this short course designed specifically for beginners, participants will be given a hands-on introduction to the various hand-building methods of sculptural ceramics.

These classes will centre around building skills in watercolour painting with Trisha Campbell

This is a great opportunity to explore a variety of bead jewellery making techniques to make jewellery to complement your wardrobe!

During these classes we will focus on learning and developing acrylic and oil painting techniques.

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.

Learn the timeless craft of patch-working with the help of Gillian Barr

Due to popular demand, an evening class of illustration with Bernice Anderson has been added.

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.

This class is suitable for those advanced or experienced pupils in traditional, modern and contemporary floral arrangements.

Suitable for complete beginners and those with little experience, create your own floral displays while learning the principles of floral arrangements.

Learn the different styles of Calligraphy with artist Jacquie Brachi

This popular and sociable course covers all aspects of the timeless craft of patchwork and quilting.

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

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.

Suitable for ages: 6 - 10 years
This term we will take a walk on the wild side and draw inspiration from nature and life in the wilderness.

Suitable for ages 7 - 12 years.
Join us on an adventurous exploration of everything legendary; from your favourite superheroes to the forests of fairytales. Be your own master (-maker!) and create a new world to escape to.

This workshop is designed to show you how to edit your photographs using Lightroom editing software.

If you struggle with mixing up skin tones, this workshop is for you.

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.

Spend a day of fun in the workshop and create a silver necklace or pair of earrings. Create a beautiful unique gift for a loved one for Christmas - or treat yourself!

Calling all aspiring witches and wizards for a fun packed day of spellbinding artistry, jaw dropping jumping clay, garishly ghoulish games and spine tingling drama at Ards Arts Centre this Halloween.
AGES: 6 - 12 years

Santa's little elves are busy in the run up to Christmas so why not join us for your own crazy, creative chrissmassy chaos at Ards Arts Centre!
AGES: 6 - 12 years

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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