Course Overview

Get Creative with HCA this Christmas!


Join us for an evening of festivities and creativity in our specialist workshops. Our inspiring staff will encourage you to let your creativity sparkle this Christmas as you design and make your very own Christmas products to take away and enjoy. The evening will commence with non-alcoholic (don’t want you tipsy in the workshops!) mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas carols, before attending your chosen workshop.

Suitable for individuals, groups of friends and business colleagues wanting to get together for something a bit different this year – these one off workshops are sure to add a little bit of sparkle to your celebrations.

Numbers are limited and booking is essential. Choose from the following:

Hand Printed Christmas Cards with Alison Sloggett-Earl
Course Code - 1718OECARDB1
Print your own Christmas cards and create a bespoke greeting for someone special. Using techniques such as lino and poly printing, or traditional letter press, you will handprint your own cards in our print workshop. 

Glass Christmas Tree Decorations with Bryony Burn 
Course Code - 1718OETREEB1
Working with coloured glass and powdered Frits, make your own Christmas tree decoration in our ceramics workshop. You will create your own stencil and learn basic glass making and decorative techniques. Pop your decoration in the kiln at the end of the session to be fired,  it will then be available for collection from reception the following afternoon. Alternitavely, please contact the Short Course Team if you would like your decorations posted to you.

Make a Personalised Silver Ring with Rob Goldsworthy
Course Code - 1718OESILVB1
Hand make your own personalised silver ring in our small metals workshop. You will learn the basic skills and techniques required including cutting, soldering and shaping to create a fantastic gift for a loved one or a christmas treat for yourself!

3D Christmas Decorations with Ian Berrill
​Course Code - 1718OEDECOB1
Explore our modern 3D workshop and use the laser cutter to create your own festive ornaments. Work with a variety of materials such as vinyl, wood and perspex to produce individual bespoke decorations.

Pom Pom Christmas Crafts with Sally Kingston
​Course Code - 1718OECRAFB1
Decorate your home this Christmas with a colourful handmade pom pom garland, wreath or bauble. Working in our textiles workshop, learn how to to produce wool pom poms and create a Christmas decoration.  

For more information please contact the Short Course Team by email, or call 01432 845302.