Learning a new skill is as important for adults as it is for children and the benefit to developing a new skill-set are sometimes unexpected. When we learn our brain grows by creating new connections between neurons, this in turn helps with improving our working memory, can help better verbal intelligence, and increased language skills. It can also be beneficial for our well-being, creating new friendships and can even open new career opportunities.
Whether you’re thinking of challenging yourself with a creative writing course or learning additional skills for in the kitchen - we’ve put together our top picks of the best creative courses in and around Sussex.
One Day Portrait Drawing and Painting
Suitable for beginners, this one day course run by Allan Ramsay (winner of the BP Portrait Award), will give you an introduction to the methods, techniques and ways of looking, to develop your artistic talent for creating a true likeness.
Creative Writing Course
Beginning To Write Fiction
The prefect course for those wanting to give fiction writing a try – whether you are new to creative writing or new to writing in general. You’ll learn how to open the door to your own voice, which is the first step in your creative writing journey and discover the different ways in which you can bring your work into the public domain.
Introduction To Bread Making
Designed for people who have never baked bread before, you will be learning the skills, techniques and science involved in baking the perfect loaf. From the different wheats and flours, yeast and kneading you will take home with you a new set of skills in addition to your delicious bakes from the day!
This much sought after class in regularly a sell-out so don’t miss out and book a space before they go!
Celebration of Summer: Foam Free Table Centre Masterclass
Run by Alicia Barker, this floristry workshop will give you insight in how to create stunning ‘garden style’ floral displays in both an urn and as a table runner – all foam free. All materials, flowers and foliage are included in this one day course, with lunch also provided – all you need to do it turn up and get creating!
Four Week Learn To Charleston Course
If you’re looking for something more energetic, this learn to Charleston class will get your feet swivelling. Perfect for those new to dance or for anyone wishing to add to their dance repitoire, over the 4 week course you will learn an authentic 1920’s Charleston routine, with an optional filmed performance at the end.
Three Week Mug Project
Run by a not-for-profit community project, these small, intimate pottery classes are the prefect opportunity for developing new skills. You will get an introduction in throwing and turning on the potter ’s wheel and by the end of your 3 week course you will have created a beautiful set of mugs that will then be glazed for you.