At Go Create we can tailor workshops/parties for you and your group whatever your abilities, needs or the occasion . These bookings can be held at our studio or at an external venue. We cater for different audiences which including non arty types who simply want to have a go with some expert support.
Simply browse the workshops on this site, view our most popular course types below, or get in touch if you need a bespoke workshop to meet a specific brief.
PRIVATE PARTIES - ADULTS
Get your team out of the office and into our studio
Take a Go Create Challenge ranging from a simple bite-sized workshop to bespoke day courses to build your team and teach creative thinking (even in the most surprising candidates).
We can scale-up activities and can truly tailor challenge days Ask us how.
Want to do something different for a Hen Party or birthday?
Let your hair down and have some fun together, either in our studio or a venue of your choice. We have loads of different workshops, so finding something to please all of your friends will be a breeze; blow your friends away, let’s make this one stand out!
Struggling to plan the perfect birthday party for your child?
At Go Create we have a whole range of engaging and fun workshops that will give them a chance to get messy and release their creative side. Let this party stand out in their memories.
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Want to create?
Want to play?
Your ideas with our teaching approach will get your hands dirty and sculpting in the first 5 minutes.You’ll need to decide on what you want to make from the word go and we’ll give you some pointers – like where to put the handle. We then fire and glaze your best 2 pieces in a colour of your choice – ready for collection up to 4 weeks later.
Create with clay
We’ll show you how
Working from a model and expressing through clay. People of all abilities including newcomers welcome. The aim of the workshop is to create something with a resemblance to the human figure – whether abstract or vaguely representative. Prior to the model’s arrival the tutor will commence with a short demonstration on how to build the clay model with firing in mind ( so as not to explode in the kiln) and will discuss the type of clay being used to negate the use of an armature. The tutor will then offer support and advise throughout the clay modelling from life session. Pieces will be dried out completely and then fired ready for collection approximately 4-6 weeks later. Final pieces can be kept indoors or outdoors. Some life drawing experience is desirable though not totally essential. Group size is approximately 10-12 people max.
Ever wanted to paint?
Have you dabbled with acrylics but want to try oils?
The course has been carefully devised and tested over time and seems to work with all students. Over the weekend we will systematically take you through exercises and impart professional techniques whilst teaching. Students not only learn about oils but make significant personal progress thanks to the high-grade creative directional support from highly experienced painters.
Intensive 1 day
with Nina Burrows, BA Hons, Cert Ed.
This one-day course is pitched at beginners wishing to gain a firm grip of watercolour basics so that they can experiment and develop their skills at home. The course is suitable for those wishing to explore traditional or experimental watercolour skills.
During a 2.5 hour taster you'll learn about the different materials that can be incorporated into mosaic, about bases and adhesives. You'll also get to work on your own mosaic mirror using pre-cut pieces. (think candy store). Children (aged 6+) are welcome when accompanied.
Bored of just doodling?
Drawing forms the basis of many art forms. This high-impact workshop will help to fast-track and refine the basics. In just 1 day you’ll start to see a difference. Depending on your level, you’ll be coached in composition, measured drawing, observation, tone, mark-making, perspective or proportion.
Beginners and improvers are welcome. All materials are provided. Simply dress for mess as the studio is also used for oil painting.
Stay outdoors late into the evening
With mosaic glass lanterns for your garden
Transform jam jars into magical lanterns using cut pieces of coloured glass. During this workshop we’ll use a 7cm x 6cm glass to ensure you complete and grout the piece within the time (the emphasis being on safety). We’ll show you how to cut glass and the tools and equipment needed. You’ll also learn about adhesives and also how to grout and polish your finished piece.
There’s nothing more beautiful than watching flickering candle light through tea lights/lanterns : just perfect for those for darker autumn nights and festive occasions.
Learn wheel throwing basics
This 2.5 hour wheel thrown pottery introduction gets you hands-on and dirty learning wheel throwing pottery basics. (Patrick Swayze not included).
Each student will have their own wheel to work from and following a masterful tutor demonstration its straight down to practice. Out tutors include Nam Tram and Clover from the recent series of The Great Pottery Throwdown,expect to be impressed.
Support will be on hand as you try to get to grips with centering and throwing basics. We keep class sizes small: no more than 5 students to make sure you each get the proper attention. Expect a few pieces to make it below the table into the slop bucket for recycling and about 2 pieces each to make it onto the keeps board. We'll fire and glaze keeps ready for collection in about 4 weeks time.
Please note that we continually add dates to meet demand. This workshop normally runs on a Sunday morning or afternoon. If you're looking for a date in advance that is not on the list, please get in touch as we may be able to schedule it.