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Courses in Suffolk

Come to Suffolk and learn a new skill. Suffolk’s tranquility will inspire you to learn new skills so we've gathered a range of residential and non residential courses here to give you an opportunity to experiment with a new interest from upholstery and glass blowing to bee keeping and horticulture -

Courses in Suffolk, Upholstery

If you've always wanted to try your hand at creating a comfy chair or a work of art for your lounge, then take a look at the upholstery courses on offer at Perkins and Gibbs. Their workshops and courses are great way to learn upholstery skills, and are suitable for absolute beginners or experienced students who want to refresh their skills. Libby and Tam run small groups so you’ll get plenty of time with them both.
These courses also make fantastic gifts for friends and family who might want to try it out, so find out more about what's on offer at Perkins and Gibbs Upholstery Courses here and you could be taking home your perfect comfy chair soon!

Courses in Suffolk

Potash Barns

Retreat to the Suffolk countryside for a yoga course at Potash Barns, where you'll find a variety of weekend & weekday classes. Comfortably accommodating up to 15 students this is a great escape from everyday life and provides the perfect setting to develop your Yoga skills. For dates and booking visit Potash Barns, Brundish

Dr Roger Simpson Art History Talks
Art History Talks

Learn the fascinating history of the Georgians and the palpable excitement of a nation's discovery of visual art translated through artists including Hogarth, Stubbs and Constable.
For full details & dates of these talks by local historian, see: Dr Roger Simpson Art History Talks

The Pin Mill Studio - Courses in Suffolk

The Photography and Watercolour/Oil Painting courses offered by The Pin Mill Studio will help you try new creative outlets if you're a beginner or develop your skills if you're familiar with the basics. Both day & residential courses are provided by award-winning photographer Anthony Cullen, BP Portrait Award winning artist Annabel Mednick and Central St. Martin trained artist Alan Bridges. Course handouts will also be available and each day finishes with a delicious 2 course meal and drinks at the famous Butt and Oyster Inn. The photography courses are limited to 6 people giving even more opportunity for personal advice and tuition. Click on the link above for more information.

Suffolk Local Birding Tours - Courses in Suffolk

Birdwatching enthusiasts and those with a general interest in birds and nature will both have much to gain from one of the informative and practical tours available from RSPB SuffolkTours & Talks take place across Suffolk in a variety of RSPB's Nature Reserves through out the year so click on the link above for current details.

Suffolk Glass making courses

Laura Hart is a well established and highly regarded designer and her glass tile and wall panels add a uniquely individual glass art installation to the home or office. Her studio is nestled in the pastoral countryside of Suffolk, close to Gainsborough’s birthplace, and here she offers one to one one or two day classes for complete beginners or experienced glass blowers looking to indulge your skills. Her tuition takes place in a relaxed studio environment & you can learn Glass Fusing, Glass Casting as well as one day fusing taster courses
All materials & lunch are included so go on, give One to One Glass Making with Laura Hart a try, and maybe you'll be taking home a fantastic work of art!

Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Ipswich - Courses in Suffolk

The Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Ipswich offers a huge range of adult courses that run throughout the year, at various locations across Suffolk. If you have a keen interest in nature the Suffolk Wildlife Trust has something for you. Courses include: Art classes for beginners, Creating an orchard, Botanical illustration, Introduction to terrestrial invertebrates, Willow basket making, Introduction to dragonflies & damselflies, Enjoying summer flowers, Surveying mammals, plus many, many more! Booking is essential - please click on the link above.

Arts and Crafts are especially provided for – with the abundant craft skills of Suffolk you can learn just about any craft, and furniture restoration too.

For the artistic and the curious, in the rural landscape of Dedham Vale, at Flatford Mill, in the buildings painted by John Constable, the National Trust runs arts-based courses for all age-groups.

But if you fancy applying the 'Made in Suffolk' label to something you've made yourself, come along to one of the fantastic courses on offer in the county. You could go home with a thatched cottage under your arm! For example

At Assington Mill you'll find a range of fantastic country courses from straw bale building, to water divining and gilding. Over 50 different short rural skills and crafts courses are on offer throughout the year so you're bound to find the right one for you - whether that's beekeeping for beginners, story telling or upholstery. The courses are held in East Anglia's first straw bale building (pictured above), on a small 70 acre farm in one of Suffolk's beautiful secret valleys. Included are home-made lunches, biscuits and cakes, with food either grown on our own allotment, or sourced locally, and organic where possible. So click on Assington Mill to discover a new skill!

Courses in Suffolk

With the friendliness of Suffolk people, and a relaxing, beautiful landscape with sights, restaurants, and pubs to enjoy with fellow students, Suffolk is a place of learning and never forgetting. Come and join us soon - click below for more details of each of the courses mentioned above.

Please also see Made in Suffolk for more course ideas, along with our FULL LIST of Courses in Suffolk.

Have you taken a course in Suffolk - or more than one? Where was it, what did you learn and how did it go? Please let us know your thoughts by Sending us an Email.
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