SOME OF THE SKILLS WORKSHOPS WE OFFER

Get Involved!

Click on each of the photographs below to access a wider gallery.


Check our 'Book Online' link to sign up to courses already running and available.


Email chris@skill-shop.org.uk or call 07572 731472 to register your interest in any course listed below - doing so gives us an indication of public demand, and allows us to notify you when that course is running.

Should you require a certificate of attendance/completion/capability, please email chris@skill-shop.org.uk

TEXTILES

We offer a huge range of classes, teaching you everything from the basics of sewing and alteration through to making your own garment or accessory item.


We provide industry standard equipment on site and our tutor will demonstrate best practice applications.

Learn how to read patterns, to mend and repair. To make your own cuddly toy, or purse, or handbag; to upcyle garments and create your own designs. Create your own bespoke garments with the help and support of a professional seamstress.

Courses available: 

Textiles 101: Introduction to Alteration

Textiles 101: Introduction to Sewing

Textiles 101: Introduction to Repair

Make your Own Clothing

Upcycling Garments

Upcycling Soft Furnishings

Upcycling Bags and Accessories

Make your Own Cuddly Toy

Make your Own Handbag/Wallet

Make your Own Fancy Dress Outfit

Introduction to Creative Facepainting

BICYCLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

In our fully kitted repair workshop you can learn how to build and maintain a bicycle from the wheels up, courtesy of of Bike To The Future.

Ask about Cytech Level 2 equivalent education...

Courses available:

Basic Cycle Maintenance

Bicycle Maintenance and Repair

Advanced Bicycle Repair and Maintenance.

Full or half-day sessions upon request.

THE CULTIVATE GARDEN

Cultivate maintain three acres of community garden at our Pen Dinas site, from which they grow organic vegetables for sale in Newtown’s Glan Hafren Market Hall, manage micro allotments, and support the Pathways to Farming initiative, helping steer young farmers toward a more sustainable future.

Through SkillShop, let Cultivate show how to grow your own food, or manage your own garden. Let us provide access to the right tools, seeds, plants and advice.

Courses available:

Coming Soon

TAPESTRY AND WEAVING

Tapestry weaving is a medieval artform.


Easy to learn, and wonderfully therapeutic, everything from bespoke patterns to landscape scenes can be produced in a matter of hours.

Learn this new skill with SkillShop and local artist Irene Evison.

Courses available:

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

Developed Tapestry Weaving

MASSAGE, YOGA AND MEDITATION

SkillShop is presently delivering a six-week meditation course that began July 30th.

 

If you would like to be a part of the next course, please contact chris@skill-shop.org.uk to register your interest. 

Our beginners Yoga course is coming soon - register your interest now!

If you would like to book a 1 to 1 Yoga session, or a meditation class, or massage, please contact SkillShop directly on 07572 731472, or email chris@skill-shop.org.uk

Courses available:

Introduction to Yoga 

Advanced Yoga

Meditation and Mental Wellbeing

Various massage upon request

SUGARCRAFT

Learn cake decoration and sugarcraft with Erika!

Wow friends and family with professional designs! Check the gallery above for just a small sample of what you could create with the help of our qualified sugar artist Erika.

Courses available:

Sugar Craft for Beginners - a 4-6 week program, each week creating a new sugar flower & leaves, culminating in a full arrangement

Sugar Craft 101 - Individual flowers- one off sessions- daisies, jasmine, orchids, carnations, roses, lilies, and many more...

Cake Decorating for Beginners - decorate with fondant icing and a simple decoration 

Novelty Cake Decorating - cars, dinosaurs, chicks, handbags; you are limited only by your creativity!

Cupcake Decorating for Beginners -  different piping and finishes

Novelty Cupcake Design - designed around a theme of your choice

Modelling- fondant icing models, great for cake toppers and Christmas cakes. Animals, fruit and vegetables, flowers, and so much more!

FINE ART

Let Sandy help you unlock your artistic and creative potential. 

With over 25 years' experience working as both a fashion designer and artist, Sandy can help develop existing talent, or inspire raw first-time creativity. 

Courses available:

 Life Drawing

Discover Drawing - (learn how to draw)

Contemporary Landscape Painting

An Introduction to Printmaking

Linocut Printmaking

FURNITURE UPCYCLING

Breathe new life into your old furniture with Tina!

 

Tina turns landfill into living with upcycling and restoration techniques that can save you money and reinvigorate your home. Join us in showing you how to make do and mend in the most dramatic and exciting creative way!

Courses available:

Beginners Chalk Painting

 

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