Arts and Craft Courses

Check out our courses designed to help you get creative!!

Nail Art & Beauty

Nail art is a creative way to paint, decorate, enhance, and embellish nails.

It is a type of artwork that can be done on fingernails and toenails, usually after manicures or pedicures.

Manicures and pedicures are beauty treatments that trim, shape, and polish the nails, we will learn skills to do these ourselves.

For many people, wearing makeup calms them down, and the simple act of putting on a bold lipstick may be the first step in doing something that relieves their anxiety.

In fact, studies have found a correlation between short, repetitive rituals and perceived boost in happiness.”


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Wednesday 14th September
Sessions: 10
Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Practical Art Drawing/Painting

Aimed at beginners and those who need to get more confidence with art.

Jayne will guide you through basic drawing and painting skills, showing you how to draw and use colour, helping you to develop your confidence and experience the relaxing and mindfulness benefits of being creative.


Washington Millennium Centre, The Oval, Washington, NE37 2QD

Starting: Tuesday 13th September
Sessions: 5
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Practical Art Drawing/Painting Next Steps

This course is aimed at students who are more confident Jayne will guide you through basic drawing and painting skills, showing you how to draw and use colour, helping you to develop your confidence and experience the relaxing and mindfulness benefits of being creative.

Each week you will explore different techniques and create a piece of artwork you can be proud of.


Washington Millennium Centre, The Oval, Washington, NE37 2QD

Starting: Tuesday 1st November
Sessions: 7
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Sew Fun Fabric Crafts

Join our tutor Liane for this short course and try your hand at a variety of textile based crafts such as a needle felted creature, a simple decorated note book cover and a hand embroidered greetings card – great for gifts or to keep and enjoy yourself!


Washington Millennium Centre, The Oval, Washington, NE37 2QD

Starting: Wednesday 14th September
Sessions: 5
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Sew Fun Fabric Crafts Next Steps

Join our tutor Liane to expand your knowledge and try your hand at a variety of textile based crafts – great for gifts or to keep and enjoy yourself!

When you become immersed in creating art, your mind is able to break away from pressing or distracting thoughts and really focus on the task at hand.

This creates a meditative state where concerns are momentarily forgotten, in doing so lowering stress levels and creating mental clarity.


Washington Millennium Centre, The Oval, Washington, NE37 2QD

Starting: Wednesday 2nd November
Sessions: 7
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Beginners Arts & Crafts

Be creative, using numerous techniques and making craft items.

This course aims to teach learners a variety of art and craft techniques.

The course is suitable for beginners and is for anyone interested in making craft items in a friendly and supportive environment.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Wednesday 14th September
Sessions: 5
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Beginners Arts & Crafts Next Steps

This group is for improvers wanting to continue on their journey with arts and crafts.

Arts and crafts can help manage stress, chronic stress is considered a gateway to many illnesses, and it can make you feel angry, anxious, or irritated.

Arts and crafts activities serve as an outlet to release these challenging emotions in a personal and expressive manner.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Wednesday 2nd November
Sessions: 7
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Creative Crafts

Be creative, using numerous techniques and making craft items such as card making and lots more.

This course aims to teach learners a variety of craft techniques including paper crafts and decorative sewing techniques.

The course is suitable for beginners and improvers, and is for anyone interested in making craft items in a friendly and supportive environment.


Houghton Methodist Church, Mautland Street, Houghton-Le-Spring, DH4 4BH

Starting: Tuesday 13th September
Sessions: 10
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

Exploring Poetry

In this course we will be exploring some of the greatest poetry of all time, which we hope will be a mind-expanding, and therapeutic exercise.


No previous knowledge is assumed: people who have never read a poem in their life are equally as welcome as more experienced readers.


After studying six major poets we will look at poetry specifically about mental health, concluding with the chance for you to write your own poem.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Friday 21st October
Sessions: 9
Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

The NCFE Level Award in Creative Arts

NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Crafts – Art & Design


This is a chance to get a recognised qualification in a subject that you love!


Learn about art materials and how to use them safely; where to get ideas for art and craft projects; new art and craft skills and techniques and then use your knowledge to create a piece of art which you can feel proud of (you’ll probably do more than 1!).


Tutor Jayne Liddle, has lots of great ideas, techniques and experience to share with you and will guide and support you through the course.


As this is a qualification we will need to take photos of your work and put together a file showing your progress, you will also be asked for your thoughts and comments as you go along to help show your learning journey.


If you need support with this aspect of the course please just ask, we want you to feel comfortable and to achieve your potential.


This course will also be available on our electronic platform ‘Canvas’ for those of you who are computer savvy and want to access its resources in addition to the work you do in class.


Suitable for those with an interest in art and craft and a desire to learn more.


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting: Friday 16th September
Sessions: 28
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, to enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869