Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts

Baby & Toddler Activities x2

Creative Sessions for Little Hands

(all suitable for children under the age of 3) 10am – 11.30am
 £2.50 please call to book a place, 
limited spaces available

Wednesday 2 October: Sound kitchen

Wednesday 6 November: Nesting baskets
Wednesday 4 December: Taste buds

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 – foods include beetroot and other messy food. Please inform us in advance of any food allergies.


NEW!! My time and yours

Wednesday 9, 16 & 23 October
10am – 11.30am
FREE, please call to book a place, limited spaces available

As a new addition to our Baby & Toddler events at RCC this autumn, we have included three more sessions but with a slight twist. These sessions are not only playtime for the little ones but for the grown-ups too. During these sessions you’ll have the opportunity to design and have a go at printing onto cloth with designer and printmaker Rhi Moxon. The hand-printed fabric will then be made into large floor cushions, which will be used for our on-going monthly Little Hands sessions. In the meantime Ticky Lowe will have cooked up a storm of activities to keep your little ones engaged (in the same space) whilst you’ll try your hand at Craft. Join us for one or as many sessions as you like – you will get to ‘make and take’ too!

All adults to be accompanied by children!

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


Meet the Maker John Neilson, Lettercarver & Lettering Designer

Saturday 23 November 10.30am – 12.30pm FREE

Why not come along and see John at work, carving lettering in stone. An opportunity to ask questions about the process, techniques and anything else in relation to lettering.


Exploring letters within the gallery and Ruthin town with John Neilson & Fiona Gale

Saturday 23 November 1.30pm – 4.30pm FREE please call to book a place (limited spaces available)

This afternoon event will begin in gallery 1, with John Neilson leading a gallery talk about the work on display as part of the Lettering show. The tour will then continue along the trail to town with archaeologist Fiona Gale. Looking at the writings which are rooted within the walls, grounds, plaques of Ruthin, encountering the heritage and stories behind the inscriptions and the technique/ skills required to engrave. Returning to the Craft Centre for a nice cup of tea or coffee. For this event please wear suitable clothing for outdoors.

Part of the many celebration events to mark the National Lottery 25th Birthday #thankstoyou 


Make your own Advent Calendar

Saturday 30 November 10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm FREE please call to book a place

Kick start the festive season here at Ruthin Craft Centre and make your own unique advent calendar, which you will cherish year after year.

Part of the many celebration events to mark the National Lottery 25th Birthday #thankstoyou 

Suitable for children aged 5+


2 day workshop with Anne Kelly

House and Home Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 December 2019 10.30am – 4.30pm £150 includes light lunch (please let us know your dietary requirements)

In this two day course with author, artist and tutor Anne Kelly you will be working from your choice of house or place (building) that holds a special memory for you. We will start by using basic but effective techniques taken from her books. Anne will show you how to create a mixed media collage using items from your collections and charity shop finds. Your piece will be embellished and richly decorated to create a special souvenir or gift. It can be added to a larger piece at a later date if desired. A full list of materials and equipment will be sent to you prior to the workshop. Sewing machines are helpful but not essential.

What to bring? Materials List
A selection of plain and printed fabrics (small pieces relevant to the theme)
Plain fabric (cotton mix or calico), small pieces – no larger than 40×40 cm
Scalpel and cutting mat
Ribbon or lace scraps – small buttons
Pritt/glue stick
Paper scissors and an A4 sheet cartridge paper
Printing blocks
Acrylic or fabric paint (small amount) and small pieces of sponge
Sewing kit for hand stitching
Fabric Scissors
Sewing machine and selection of sewing machine thread


Christmas inspired Adult workshop

Willow sculpture with Juliette Hamilton: Stag’s Head Friday 13 December 10.30am – 4.30pm £55 light Christmas lunch included

Make an impressive stag’s head for indoors or out. Decorate it for Christmas and then have it all year round.

Suitable for beginners, all materials will be provided.


Family Christmas Decoration workshop with Juliette Hamilton

Saturday 14 December 10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm £4 child/ £8 adult per session

Bring the whole family and have a go at making a selection of handcrafted Christmas decorations in willow. This workshop will definitely get you into the Christmas spirit and further embellish your tree at home.

Suitable for adults and children aged 6+


Two – 1 Day Printing & Writing Workshops with Printmaker & Calligrapher Douglas Bevans

Saturday 11 and/or Sunday 12 January 2020 10.30am – 4.30pm £65 per day light lunch included

Douglas Bevans began his formal art studies at San Francisco Art Institute, only 4 blocks away from his family’s typesetting shop where his interest in letters began. He became a freelance illustrator after further studies at Art Centre in Los Angeles. He now teaches at the Royal College of Art, and feels that drawing and lettering find their most agreeable combination in Calligraphy.

These two – 1 day workshops will explore the two basic lettering styles that are formal and informal, roman and italic. You will learn to write letters with a pen… upright ‘Roman’ letters on the first day of the workshop and slanted ‘Italic’ letters on the second day.

Suitable for all levels and all materials provided.

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.