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.
Arts and Crafts
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. A current highlight is Millinery (hat making) with Kerry Kernan.
Elmslie House run various art and craft workshops throughout the year. Still to come in 2022 are classes on anodised aluminium jewellery, screen-printing with hand cut stencils, beaded jewellery, hand stitched leatherwork and fabric collage.
More art is on offer from Gerald Savine who teach regular painting classes from their riverside studio in Upton upon Severn. Perfect for beginners but also suitable for those with more experience these intimate classes will teach you the fundamentals of painting like perspective and proportioning as well as dabbling with different mediums.
Fleen Doran pottery 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. Pottery and clay sculpting classes are also on offer with Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter where you can learn the techniques of pottery in a beautiful rural location.
Creative Writing at The Cube
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 will develop your writing style to the next level.
The Cube also runs regular yoga, theatre, dog training, drawing, language, and baby exercise classes. Just head to their website for all the info: Learning – Regular Classes and Workshops – Malvern Cube
Colour Wheel Art Classes
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.
Screen Printing with Marie Therese
Set in eight acres of rolling grounds, Marie Therese holds batik and screen-printing workshops for both adults and children. Learn this gorgeous craft and express your creativity, all led by an expert in her field.
Photography with Richard Barley
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 take some spectacular photographs.
Always wanted to learn how to dance but felt too silly? Pictured yourself quoting Shakespeare on a glittering stage but could never quite built up the confidence? Malvern Theatres has a range of classes for all ages in creative art, dance, movement and theatre all designed with fun and confidence building in mind.
Food and Foraging
Learn how to forage with Food and Foraging. Clare Knivett provides guided walks through the landscape sharing valuable knowledge about which wild plants you can eat and turn into something yummy (and which to steer clear of!)
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.
Wild Goose Rural Training
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.
Colliers Cookery School
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 Vegan Cookery School
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.
Sport, Dance and Wellness
Yoga is a great skill to pick up no matter your level of fitness, most can benefit even from extra flexibility and mindfulness from the first session. Great Malvern Yoga, Rise, Malvern Splash, Malvern Hills Yoga and many more are all keen to teach you this fantastic skill which can benefit your mind, body and soul.
Cecilia Hall Dance
Learn any style of dance that takes your fancy at Cecelia Hall. This beautiful dance studio boasts over 40 years of experience teaching adults and little ones. Go traditional with ballet, make some noise with tap or branch out with Spanish Flamenco.
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 them wrong.