Exhibitions

Enrolments will be taken in person or by telephone on 028 9181 0803, from Wednesday 8th January 2014 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.

Children’s classes can be paid in full or in 2 instalments but they must be committed to the full term.

Classes commence the week beginning 20th January and will run for 10 weeks unless otherwise stated.  Classes fill up quickly, so please book early on the 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!

Whether you have just been given a new guitar for Christmas 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.

Have you browsed through interior magazines, watched all the DIY programmes on TV and thought that you would love to be more creative with furniture? Then this is your chance to do just that!

Learn to make traditional, modern and contemporary floral arrangements, including centrepieces, topiary designs and arrangements for seasonal and special occasions 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.

This class provides a friendly environment which supports and encourages the novice, and creatively challenges those who want to improve their figurative drawing.

Class participants will study Gothic Hands from the 14th century adapting it to today and for use in different ways.

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

An intermediate crochet course suitable for those with a basic knowledge of crochet, who wish to consolidate skills and learn new techniques.

Produce your own decorative garden pots that will be a unique talking point for your garden, that will last for 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 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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