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 - 1718OECARDA1
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 - 1718OETREEA1
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. Alternatively, please contact the Short Course Team if you would like your decorations posted to you.

Screen Printed Wrapping Paper with Amy Pegler
Course Code - 1718OEWRAPA1​
Working from our textiles workshop, learn the skills and techniques required to hand screen print your own wrapping paper. Create your own stencil or work from a provided stencil to produce colourful, christmassy paper that is bound to impress! 

Make a Personalised Silver Ring with Rob Goldsworthy
Course Code - 1718OESILVA1
Hand make your own personalised silver ring in our Small Metals workshop. You will learn basic skills and techniques of Silversmithing, 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 - 1718OEDECOA1
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.

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