Learn A New Skill Or Hobby

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Learn a New Skill

Learn a new skill today. Malvern has an exciting array of various workshops and sessions to try your hand at something new. From crafts to sports to arts, why not broaden your repertoire this summer and autumn.

The Fold have many workshops and classes for you to try your hand at something new. Everything from sewing, jewellery, painting, decorating, and cooking from local experts and artisans. There are also many sessions around growing your own organic garden and caring for fresh fruit and vegetables.

Malvern archery offer a wide range of sessions for beginners led by trainers who are enthusiastic about introducing others into this incredible sport.  The club has been running for over a hundred years, and the members enjoy the relaxing yet physically and competitively challenging sport.

Harriet Wakeford, owner at Colliers Cookery School, oversees the various cooking courses offered by various professionals. Whatever your culinary query, there’s a course to solve it. From preparing to go to university, vegetarian specific, patisserie, foreign cuisine and many more. Even down to individual skills such as using a knife in the kitchen.

Our Lizzy is a cookery school that specialises in vegan cooking. Offering a wide range of dishes from different cuisines using locally grown and seasonal produce, there is something everyone can learn. Classes are open to all regardless of experience or cooking ability and are enjoyed by vegetarians, vegans and everyone in between.

Fleen Doran offers several options of workshops, ranging from regular classes, taster sessions and children’s sessions. As an professional in her field, her expertise is second to none and she is more than happy to share this with the attendees of her classes. Not just developing wheel-thrown skills and hand-building techniques, but also the skills she has developed in her work such as constructing pieces from slabs of clay.

Wild Goose rural training offer a variety of classes working with plants and animals. The farm boasts over 50 raised beds, orchards, ponds, polytunnels, green buildings and stock accommodation for a complete overview of rural living.

At the Cube, on Mondays at 2pm there is a creative writing group for anyone with a passion for literature no matter your level of prowess. From novice to Shakespeare, the group’s structure of feedback and weekly exercises that will develop your writing style to the next level.  

Colour Wheel provide art classes for anyone regardless of experience, or lack thereof. To develop your art style or to simply express your creative side, these classes held in several beautiful locations are the perfect scenario to experiment with a range of mediums. Using pencil, charcoal, ink, pastels, watercolour and acrylic paints you will cover all the various forms of art from portraiture to landscapes.

 Victoria Harrison runs Living Mosaics, and holds mosaic workshops regularly at various locations around the West Midlands including Birmingham, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. You don’t need any prior experience, and at the end of the day session you can take home your gorgeous creation. From the basics of how to cut glass and ceramics to creating something beautiful out of nothing, there’s no one better than Harrison to guide you through.

Set in eight acres of rolling grounds, Marie Therese holds batik and screen-printing workshops for both adults and children. Learning this gorgeous craft and expressing your creativity, all led by an expert in her field.

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at photography, Richard Barley leads one-to-one and group classes so you can fully understand this formidable art form. So many of us have a camera lying around unused, why not figure out what each button and function means- and taking some spectacular photographs.

There’s no excuse not to try something new, and broaden your horizons. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks- so prove the wrong.