Art and crafts

Picture of Alexandra Leiva, founder of the E17 Puppet Project (, took a sewing class to help make costumes and props.

We have hundreds of practical courses to bring out your creativity – from cake decorating to furniture restoration.

These courses develop your practical skills and give you opportunities to enhance and display your natural creativity. All of our arts and crafts courses provide a supportive environment to allow you to increase in confidence as you increase your ability, with a balance between the creative processes of planning a piece of work and its practical production.

Many of our learners gain skills letting them start their own businesses or move into a creative job doing something that they truly enjoy and find rewarding. All learners who have completed a course in this area with us have reported improvements in their practical skills and confidence when planning and creating new projects.