Arts and Crafts | Leisure and Hobby Courses
Arts & Crafts

We offer daytime and evening courses in drawing suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced artists and creative professionals. Arts and crafts courses may take place outside of the studio, at the Minories galleries and gardens. The Printmaking courses run on-site and in our Art School print room, and art history lectures and in-conversations with contemporary artists on both sites are bookable ticketed events. All courses available from September. Prices vary depending on the nature of the course (Extra cost for some materials may be incurred).
Click on the courses below for more details and to find something for you.

Colchester School of Art – Arts and Craft courses.
Would you be interested in?
We are always on the look out for developing new courses should there be sufficient interest in them. We are aiming to run the below courses at the Minories from September.

If you are interested in learning something new please use the form to register an interest in one of the courses from the drop-down list and we will contact you with start dates as soon as they are finalised.

Leisure Courses at The Minories Galleries

Organised Team Building Days
Based on your company’s particular needs and budget we offer art activities including pottery wheel throwing, ceramics painting, t-shirt designing & sculpture. We can even help you create a piece of art together as a team.

Prices start from £15 per person (with lunch included) . Contact with your enquiry and we’ll do the rest!

Hire our spaces
Tutors that may be interested in hiring the Minories to deliver courses in our spaces should contact

Arts & Crafts Spaces

Our students enjoy good access to our workshops and studios. Each course in the School has its own dedicated studio space, and we encourage our students to use the studios to develop work in their own time. Our workshop areas are well equipped and staffed by experienced tutors and technicians to assist our students with the creation and realisation of their ideas and concepts