SOME OF THE SKILLS WORKSHOPS WE OFFER
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Check our 'Book Online' link to sign up to courses already running and available.
Email 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
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.
Textiles 101: Introduction to Alteration
Textiles 101: Introduction to Sewing
Textiles 101: Introduction to Repair
Make your Own Clothing
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...
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.
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.
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 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
Introduction to Yoga
Meditation and Mental Wellbeing
Various massage upon request
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.
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!
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.
Discover Drawing - (learn how to draw)
Contemporary Landscape Painting
An Introduction to Printmaking
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!
Beginners Chalk Painting