Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts

Talks, Events & Workshops

We provide a host of talks, events & workshops to accompany our gallery exhibitions. Click through the arrows to view What’s on.


‘Flight of Fancy’ Glass with Verity Pulford

Adult 1 day workshop Sunday 26 November 10.30am – 4.30pm £70.00. Includes light lunch

Following on from our ‘light into dark’ and ‘the changing seasons’ half term programme Verity Pulford will give participants a cutting glass tutorial and explain the techniques of water colours, drawing and wire work on glass before you make your very own ‘flock’ of birds that will catch the light during the cold winter months.

Please note birds will be taken away to be fired and will be ready for collection 2 weeks after the workshop. Suitable for beginners.


‘Festive cards and wrap’ with Donna Jones

Saturday 2 December 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm FREE drop in session

Come and create your very own personalised Christmas cards and festive wrapping paper using various papers, printing, stamping and stitching.


‘Festive Wreaths’ Bookable workshop with Kate Jordan

Sunday 3 December 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm £20.00 please call to book a place

Come and have a go at making your own Christmas wreath for your door or table centrepiece. Kate will take you step by step through the traditional wreath making process and teach you about floristry methods such as binding, massing, wiring and layering. Materials will be provided but why not add the personal touch to your wreaths by bringing your own foliage or found materials such as cones, dried fruits or flowers to the session.


‘Craft Capture’

Saturday 9 December 10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm FREE drop in event

Have a go at making a hanging decoration using papers, fabrics and found materials.


‘Set in Stone’

Sunday 10 December 10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm FREE please call to book a place

Working with a variety of materials including threads, beads and coloured papers to build up a pattern influenced by the fabrics of Nuno and fused glass work on display in the gallery. You will then manipulate the materials using techniques such as plaiting, weaving, twisting and cutting to create a design that will then be entrapped in plaster creating a tile to take home with you.

Messy Play

Messy Play

Emma Jayne Holmes and Donna Jones Wednesday 13 December 10.00am – 11.30am FREE please call to book a place as spaces are limited

Its Christmas, so a Christmas themed session, making decorations, an item to keep or gift.

Come along with your toddler to an assisted viewing of our exhibitions followed by a messy play session in the education room.


‘Making Diary Covers’ with Emma-Jayne Holmes

Saturday 16 December 10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm FREE drop in session

Taking inspiration from the current Nuno exhibition join Emma-Jayne in making your very own personalised fabric diary covers that can be reused year after year. Makes an ideal gift.

Bring your own diary for covering or diary books are available for a small charge at the workshop.

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.