Arts and heritage workshops

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For further information read the UKSPF Prospectus.

About the workshops

The workshops are a UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) funded programme to deliver arts and heritage activities in the community. The key focus will be engaging individuals that are economically inactive, intergenerational unemployment, have limited access to mainstream services and working in deprived communities.

Our second round of workshops are once again based around the 'cost of living' theme, and give people the opportunity to learn basic skills that also have a useful benefit.


15 January to 25 March

Harworth Town Hall - Every Monday 9.45am – 11.45am 

Retford - Every Monday 1pm – 3pm  

Cleveland Close - Every Wednesday 10am - 12pm   

Crown Place - Every Thursday 10am - 12pm


Week Activity Description

Week 1

W/C 15th January

Card Making and Gift Wrap Printing

Create your own greeting cards using card making techniques and materials. Create hand printed gift-wrap and tags using sustainable materials and printing stamps to achieve professional looking results on a low budget.

Week 2

W/C 22nd January


Learn the craft of quilling to create fun designs and create your own paper craft pictures. The quilling technique could also be used to create your own greeting cards.

Week 3

W/C 29th January


Learn the craft of decoupage to decorate items. Use decoupage techniques to decorate your own keepsake box. This decoupage technique can then be applied to other items and recreated at home using scrap fabrics and old magazines.

Week 4

W/C 5th February

No sew cushion

Learn how to make a cushion cover without sewing. Using knots to keep the material together and then stuffing to make it into a cushion. This technique can then be applied to other items such as no sew bags. This is a low cost craft that you can use up scrap fabrics to make something useful.


Week 5

W/C 26th February


Learn the art of mosaic to create your own coaster. Using pre-cut mosaic tiles and grout to seal the design. The techniques of mosaic can be created at home on a budget using broken pottery and old CDs.

Week 6

W/C 4th March

Lino printing

Learn how to create a Lino print. Using Lino carving tools and printing ink to design and make a picture. The tools needed are low cost and designs can be recreated at home with basic acrylic paint.

Week 7

W/C 11th March

Glass painting

Upcycle old jars to create tea light holders with painted designs. Using glass paints to paint onto the glass and wire to hang them up.

Week 8

W/C 18th March

Miniature Gardens

Indoor miniature garden using easily grown succulents and small plants. Create a miniature garden design using rocks, pebbles, moss, twigs and fabric. Learn how to pot up simple plants and maintain them.

Week 9

W/C 25th March

Cake Decorating

Decorate your own cupcakes using cake decorating and sugar craft techniques. Create simple Easter themed designs on a low cost budget.

Book now

Book onto your preferred activity by filling in our online form or by calling 01777 713 749.

Last Updated on Thursday, January 25, 2024