Creative Treat Days at a centre near you

Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service are launching a new programme of Creative Treat Days. These workshops offer the opportunity to work with specialist practitioners around Derbyshire.

There are Creative Treat Days  at Sharpe’s Pottery, Swadlincote, Derbyshire Eco Centre, at Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Alfreton Adult Education Centre and Erewash CVS, Long Eaton in March 2019. 

The activities include Silver Clay delivered by designer-maker Rebecca Green of Rock Paper Silver. In this session you will  create your own piece of silver jewellery.

The session at the Eco Centre will be working with expert basket maker, Maggie Cooper, who has done a wide range of activities associated with baskets, art projects and installations. 

She enjoys giving people the opportunity to learn this skill and continue the heritage of basket making. 

At Sharpe’s Pottery, you can work with Hannah from The Smallprint Company, in Derby, who is offering the opportunity to try the intricate skill of coptic book-binding. 

Emma Parkins will be teaching the skills of willow weaving at Erewash CVS in Long Eaton. During this session you will be able to learn about working with willow and the techniques involved in using it and by the end of the session, you will be able to take away your own personally designed sculpture of a hen, see pictured above.

All of the Creative Treat Days cost £80 per person, which includes all of the materials, lunch and refreshments.

To book on to one of the Creative Treat Days yourself or if you are interested in buying a gift voucher for someone to select their own, please call 01629 533090 or email See page 40 of the online edition of artsbeat for more details.