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Mixed craft courses

Details of our mixed craft courses across the county. This includes face-to-face courses in our centres and online learning options.


All of our mixed craft courses are listed on Eventbrite where you can find more information, book and pay.

If you need help with online booking, please contact either the centre running the course or your local adult education centre.

Courses in Ashbourne

Taster - crafts for carers

  • Day, date and time: Thursday 15 September, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Ashbourne adult community education centre

Find out more and book on a Taster - crafts for carers on Thursday 15 September, 1pm to 3pm.

Crafts for carers

  • Day, date and time:
    Thursday 22 September to Thursday 20 October, 1pm to 3pm
    Thursday 3 November to Thursday 1 December, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Ashbourne adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Crafts for carers from Thursday 22 September to Thursday 20 October, 1pm to 3pm.

Find out more and book on Crafts for carers on Thursday 3 November from Thursday 1 December, 1pm to 3pm.

Christmas card workshop (recycling craft)

  • Day, date and time: Thursday 10 November, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £14 / £12 / £5
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Ashbourne adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Christmas card workshop (recycling craft) on Thursday 10 November, 10am to 12.30pm.

Courses in Buxton

Make a 3D table Christmas tree and angels

  • Day, date and time: Tuesday 6 December, 11am to 3pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £22 / £19 / £7
  • Additional materials fee: £8
  • Venue: Buxton adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Make a 3D table Christmas tree and angels on Tuesday 6 December, 11am to 3pm.

Courses in Chesterfield

Brightside junk journaling

  • Day, date and time: Friday 16 September to Friday 21 October, 10am to midday
  • Weeks: 6
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Hunloke adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Brightside junk journaling from Friday 16 September to Friday 21 October, 10am to midday.

Courses at Derbyshire Eco Centre

Printmaking taster

  • Day, date and time: Monday 12 September, 2pm to 4.30pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out more and book on a Printmaking taster on Monday 12 September, 2pm to 4.30pm.

Printmaking for beginners

  • Day, date and time:
    Monday 19 September to Monday 17 October, 2pm to 4.30pm
    Monday 19 September to Monday 17 October, 6pm to 8.30pm
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £54 / £47 / £17
  • Additional materials fee: £5
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out more and book on Printmaking for beginners from Monday 19 September to Monday 17 October, 2pm to 4.30pm.

Find out more and book on Printmaking for beginners from Monday 19 September to Monday 17 October, 6pm to 8.30pm.

Printmaking for improvers

  • Day, date and time:
    Monday 31 October to Monday 28 November, 2pm to 4.30pm
    Monday 31 October to Monday 28 November, 6pm to 8.30pm
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £54 / £47 / £17
  • Additional materials fee: £5
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out more and book on Printmaking for improvers from Monday 31 October to Monday 28 November, 2pm to 4.30pm.

Find out more and book on Printmaking for improvers Monday 31 October to Monday 28 November, 6pm to 8.30pm.

Decorative wreath making for Christmas front doors

  • Day, date and time: Sunday 18 December, 10am to 2.30pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £31 / £29 / £16
  • Additional materials fee: Yes
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out more and book on Decorative wreath making for Christmas front doors on Sunday 18 December, 10am to 2.30pm.

Courses in Glossop

Eggtastic mosaics

  • Day, date and time: Sunday 11 September, 10am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £33 / £29 / £10
  • Additional materials fee: £3
  • Venue: Higher Plainsteads Farm, Glossop

Find out more and book on Eggtastic mosaics on Sunday 11 September, 10am to 4pm.

Courses in Heanor

Family learning - gadgeteers - crazy car makers

  • Day, date and time: Tuesday 2 August, 10am to midday
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Heanor library

Find out more and book on Family learning - gadgeteers - crazy car makers 5 to 11 on Tuesday 2 August, 10am to midday.

Family learning - gadgeteers - funny bones

  • Day, date and time: Tuesday 2 August, 10am to midday
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Heanor library

Find out more and book on Family learning - gadgeteers - funny bones on Wednesday 24 August, 10am to midday.

Courses in Long Eaton

Family learning - gadgeteers - crazy car makers

  • Day, date and time: Wednesday 3 August, 10am to midday
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Long Eaton library

Find out more and book on a Family learning - gadgeteers - crazy car makers on Wednesday 3 August, 10am to midday.

Family learning - funky junky puppets

Turn everyday household waste into magical puppets to take home. Suitable for families with children aged 4 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of 3 child places per adult ticket.

  • Day date and time: Tuesday 26 July, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee: Free
  • Additional materials fee: No

Find out more and book a funky junky puppets family learning course.

Family learning - gadgeteers - funny bones

  • Day, date and time: Tuesday 23 August, 10am to midday
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Long Eaton library

Find out more and book on a Family learning - gadgeteers - funny bones on Tuesday 23 August, 10am to midday.

Family learning- puppets and stories

  • Day, date and time: Tuesday 25 October, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Long Eaton adult education centre

Find out more and book on a Family learning - puppets and stories course on Tuesday 25 October, 1pm to 3pm.

Courses in Matlock

Taster - crafting for wellbeing

  • Day, date and time: Wednesday 14 September, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Matlock adult education centre

Find out more and book on a Taster - crafting for wellbeing on Wednesday 14 September, 1pm to 3pm.

Crafting for wellbeing

  • Day, date and time:
    Wednesday 21 September to Wednesday 19 October, 1pm to 3pm
    Wednesday 2 November to Wednesday 30 November, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £54 / £47 / £17
  • Additional materials fee: £5
  • Venue: Matlock adult education centre

Find out more and book on Crafting for wellbeing from Wednesday 21 September to Wednesday 19 October, 1pm to 3pm.

Find out more and book on Crafting for wellbeing from Wednesday 2 November to Wednesday 30 November, 1pm to 3pm.

Get crafting to boost your mental health - taster

Have a go at a couple of traditional textile-based crafts to help you to relax and support your mental health.

  • Day date and time: Friday 15 July, 10am to midday
  • Weeks: 1
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Course fee: Free

Find out more and book a get crafting to boost your mental health taster course.

Christmas card workshop (recycling craft)

  • Day, date and time: Friday 11 November, 12.30pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £14 / £12 / £5
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Matlock adult education centre

Find out more and book on a Christmas card workshop (recycling craft) on Friday 11 November, 12.30pm to 3pm.

Courses in Shirebrook

Creative Crafts

  • Day, date and time: Monday 7 November to Monday 5 December, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Shirebrook adult education centre

Find out more and book on Creative Crafts from Monday 7 November to Monday 5 December, 1pm to 3pm.

Courses in Swadlincote

Adults with learning difficulties or disabilities- arts and crafts

  • Day, date and time:
    Monday 19 September to Monday 17 October, 10am to midday
    Monday 31 October to Monday 28 November, 10am to midday
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Swadlincote adult education centre

Find out more and book on Adults with learning difficulties or disabilities - arts and crafts from Monday 19 September to Monday 17 October, 10am to midday.

Find out more and book on Adults with learning difficulties or disabilities - arts and crafts from Monday 31 October to Monday 28 November, 10am to midday.

Homemade Christmas decorations taster course

  • Day, date and time:
    Wednesday 7 December, 1pm to 3pm
    Wednesday 14 December, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Swadlincote adult education centre

Find out more and book on a Homemade Christmas decorations taster course on Wednesday 7 December, 1pm to 3pm.

Find out more and book on a Homemade Christmas decorations taster course on Wednesday 14 December, 1pm to 3pm.

Online Courses

Present wrapping (recycling craft)

  • Day, date and time: Available from 1 November to 30 November, any time
  • Weeks: 4
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Type of online course: Self-paced course

Find out more and book on a Present Wrapping (Recycling Craft) course, available from 1 November to 30 November, any time.

Printing and mixed media

  • Day, date and time: Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 29 November, 10am to midday
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £53 / £47 / £17
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Type of online course: Live video course

Find out more and book on Printing and mixed media from Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 29 November, 10am to midday.

Quilling a snowflake

  • Day, date and time: Thursday 8 December, 7pm to 9pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £11 / £10 / £4
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Type of online course: Live video course

Find out more and book on Quilling a snowflake on Thursday 8 December, 7pm to 9pm.