Ever had that burning ambition to learn to draw, paint, make jewellery or take up dress making, upholstery or another hobby or craft?

There is absolutely nothing stopping you with the wide ranging arts and crafts courses now available at City College Peterborough.

Whether you are a complete novice or someone who wants to improve specific skills, there is almost certainly a course for you.

We can provide many examples of people whose lives have been enriched by learning a new art or craft for the first time. All you have to do is browse through the arts and crafts courses available at City College Peterborough, choose the one that is right for you and enrol. It really is as simple as that.


Add Traditional Lampshade Making

Would you like to learn how to make a traditional lined lampshade? No previous sewing experience required. You will be guided through the stages of making a pinned and hand-stitched tailored lampshade.

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Art History

A fast track through the history and content of 20th century art. You will look at some of the historical context behind the rise and fall of all the weird and wonderful “isms” that shocked and surprised people between 1900 and 1960.

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Drawing and Painting

Whether you are a novice or keen to improve your drawing or painting techniques, there will be a suitable course for you at City College Peterborough.
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Do your clothes need a revamp?  Learn basic sewing and embroidery skills and how to use the sewing machine to expand your creativity to enable you to make some eye-catching fashion pieces at a fraction of the price you would pay in the shops.

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Explore the art of tapestry to produce a picture and a tapestry decorated trinket box.

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Which designer are you wearing this year?  How about your own creation?  Now you can thanks to a range of dressmaking courses suitable for those with our without experience.
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Patchwork and Quilting

Use traditional and modern construction techniques to create and complete various patchwork projects from bags to bed quilts.

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Learn something new on one of City College Peterborough’s craft courses – whether it is basket making, papercraft or flower arranging. This is a great opportunity to develop a new and rewarding skill.

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Jewellery Making

Fancy wearing your own unique hand-made jewellery?  Sign up to one of our jewellery making courses and learn the basics or brush up on your silversmith techniques.
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Learn from beginners to advance with a range of courses available both short and long. Each course will examine different techniques such as mono-printing, collograph, lino cut, etching and heat press transfer fabric.

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These courses offer all the way from beginner to workshops and will introduce you to creating your own personal designs and decorative techniques. More experienced learners will be able to join the workshops where you will learn about slabbing, coiling, thumb pots, mould making and throwing.

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Learn new soft furnishing skills on one of our upholstery courses that are suitable for beginners and also those looking to attempt more advance projects to transform their home interiors.
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To enrol, or to find out more information, please click on “view courses” alternatively you can call (01733) 761361 or email admin@citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk.