Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts


Creative Sessions for Little Hands

10am – 11.30am
 £2.50 please call to book a place, limited spaces available

Wednesday 8 January
Wednesday 5 February
Wednesday 4 March
Wednesday 1 April

Our Little Hands sessions are jam-packed with joyful learning, especially designed for little artists to explore their inner creativity, be curious and MAKE! Creating environments and activities inspired by our exhibition programme which are sensory and playful for you and your little one to discover and enjoy.

These session are led by Ticky Lowe Artist and Director of Making Sense

Spare clothes needed – Please inform us in advance of any food allergies.

(suitable for pre-school children including babies)


Taste of Craft. Age friendly workshops 50+

February – March 1.00pm – 3.30pm £12.50 per person (all materials and refreshments provided).

We are pleased to announce that our Taste of Craft workshops are back and the programme is now offered to people aged 50+

Friday 7 February Karen Williams Silver Jewellery
Friday 14 February Rosie Farey Rush Weaving
Friday 28 February Melanie Baugh Textiles
Friday 6 March Martin Smith Automata

These workshops offer a wide range of hands-on craft making activities with different makers, helped along with a nice cup of tea or coffee (and some biscuits).

These are age friendly sessions and no previous experience needed – just a willingness to take part. Meet new people and learn new skills.

Join us for one or as many sessions as you like.


Craft Club: ‘Bubble Machine’

Thursday 20 February 10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm £5 please call to book a place

February Half-Term Event
Come and have a go at making your very own Mechanical Bubble Machine with maker Martin Smith, this February half-term. Taking illusion and clever tricks of the eye as the theme of this magical workshop. Plus a VIP tour of the ‘Little Machines’ automata show in gallery 2.

Suitable for children aged 5 – 11 (primary)


Family Friendly Workshop with Automata Martin Smith

Friday 21 February Pop in at any time between 10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm FREE no need to book

February Half-Term Event
Come and visit us this February half-term, be inspired by the automata ‘Little Machines’ exhibition in gallery 2 and get making your own creative machines with maker Martin Smith.

Suitable for children aged 5+ including adults.


My time and yours: Play with Clay

Wednesday 26 February 10am – 11.30am
 FREE, please call to book a place, limited spaces available

These sessions are not only playtime for the little ones but for the grown-ups too. During this session you’ll have the opportunity to try your hand in Clay with Ceramicist Ceri Wright. In the meantime Ticky Lowe will have all sorts of clay inspired activities to keep your little ones engaged (in the same space) whilst you’ll try your hand at Craft.

Lots of messy fun guaranteed with this session, please bring spare clothes.

All adults to be accompanied by children!

(suitable for pre-school children including babies)

To book a place please call 01824 704774.
For more information contact Sioned Phillips, Education Officer.


Meet the Maker: Martin Smith

Saturday 7 March 11.00am FREE please call to book a place

Gallery walk and talk


Adult workshop: Stewart Kelly

Saturday 7 or Sunday 8 March 10.30am – 4.40pm £65 per day includes light lunch. Please call to book a place.

Two – 1 day Master-class workshop with textile artist Stewart Kelly
Metamorphosis: contemporary transitions through drawing, collage and stitch

During this masterclass workshop, you will explore the possibilities of combining drawing, colour and mixed media, paper as fabric, and stitched textile techniques.

This will be an experimental workshop, focusing on exploration, and the process of discovery through making. This workshop will encourage you to explore new ideas and explore new processes to help develop your practice further.


Jane Adam: Talk and archive sale

Sunday 29 March 1.00pm FREE please call to book a place

Jane Adam will give an illustrated talk about her work and career. This will be followed by a tour of the exhibition and a special opportunity to purchase some archive Jane Adam pieces.

Booking Information

To book your place please call 01824 704774

Come and learn at Ruthin Craft Centre with wonderful, knowledgeable tutors in a relaxed learning atmosphere.
With lunches available from Café R with courtyard terrace and plenty of free on-site parking – it really is a wonderful environment to meet like-minded people and study. Courses are non-residential however excellent accommodation abounds in Ruthin and nearby. View the Visit Wales website for details.

Unless otherwise stated, all talks, events and workshops must be 
booked in advance. Fees are required to be paid in full at the time
 of booking. Cancellation of a place by a course member does not
 automatically qualify for a refund. Some courses may be altered
or cancelled if there are insufficient enrolments.