If you would like to try out a new hobby or develop existing creative skills, then join like-minded people at one of Ashford’s great local courses, workshops and creative clubs.

Make your own Jeans

Friday 21st February to Sunday 23rd February, 10am – 5pm.
£325 per person. (LIMITED SPACES)

Great British Sewing Bee 2016 winner Charlotte Newland joins us for a weekend workshop where you can learn how to fit and sew your own jeans. Students will make a toile and adjust their fit on the first day, then the next two days are spent making the jeans, including interesting extras like top stitching the back pockets and adding rivets.

A payment plan is available for this workshop. Contact Emporia Fabric and Craft for more information. 

Strictly Salsa

It’s time to move and groove in these fun Salsa sessions from Caribou Dance! Learn Cuban Salsa while keeping fit, making new friends and building confidence.  The next course of classes starts 17th February.
Every Monday, 8pm. Stag Coffee. £7 a class.


DDMIX (Diverse Dance Mix) is a full body aerobic workout based on a wide range of different dance styles with easy to follow steps. It's been choreographed by Darcey Bussell and Nathan Clarke.
Tuesday's at 12pm, Thursdays at 8.15pm and Fridays at 12.30pm. Liv2Dance Studios.

Belly Dancing taster session

Learn the basics of belly dancing and get a feel for the movements and rhythm in this fun taster session at Liv2Dance Studios in Park Street.
Sunday 4th March, 8.15pm. £5 per person

Made in Ashford, located in Park Mall, have a packed timetable of fabulous arts and crafts workshops. Here's a few of our favourite upcoming sessions and regular workshops.

Felted Soap Workshop

Learn to wet felt over a handmade soap. Use bright wool to create your own unique piece of soap!
15th March, 11am. £15 per person 

Print and Drink 

Bring a drink and make a print! 
4th March, 6pm. £18 per person.  

Fabric Wreath Workshop

Make a gorgeous fabric wreath with Danielle from Tinybeegle.
6th April, 2.45pm. £7 per person

Kent Adult Education is located at the Ashford Gateway and offers an excellent variety of creative workshops. Upcoming courses include:

Gothic Calligraphy  

Immerse yourself in medieval calligraphy and illumination, with a pen-written modern gothic script and decorated capitals. Learn the broad edged pen and cover the basics of writing a formal script, using ink and colour, and how to approach the basic design elements. Each student will have the opportunity to select a project to work on, and to produce a gothic inspired calligraphic design of their choice.
Starting 25 February, 6.45pm. £62.

Digital Photography and Photoshop

Learn how to manipulate images on your computer using Photoshop Elements. You’ll discover how to resize and re-touch photographs, create layers and special effects, plus save and export images for publishing in a wide range of formats.
Starts 27th February, 7pm. £88 

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