Metal Stamping with Kim Searle

Kim Searle of Darn it Workshops leads this fun, metal stamping workshop.  In this session you will learn to make your own personalised hand stamped jewellery.

This will include bracelets, pendants and keyrings. After a chance to practice with different stamps, fonts and hammers you will make a selection of jewellery to take home with you. There will be course notes for you to take home, with full instructions on what tools you've used and where you can get tools and materials.

Tuition and materials included, with an option to purchase more bases if you want to make more.

Time/Dates:  Wednesday 27th February 6.30pm to 8.30pm and Thursday 2nd May 10am to 12pm

Cost:  £30


Spring Handmade Makers Fair

Our first Spring Fair is happening on Saturday 25th May.  More details about who is joining us will be out closer to the time.... for now SAVE THE DATE!

Our Christmas Fair back in November was a huge success with over 30 high quality invited artists and makers exhibiting and selling, plus our own resident artists hosting Open Studios.

Free entry, no need to book


Family Workshops


Family friendly sessions are an opportunity to make and create together.  We run them termly and in the school holidays and we try out a different medium each workshop - this season we'll be drawing, lantern making, print making, making fused glass and decoupaging decorations.

We explore a different technique at each session, so there is always new things to try.  It's a great way to spend an afternoon together and there is always something to take home!

1st December - Printed Cards; 15th December - Decoupage Decorations

Times/Dates:  Saturdays 2.30pm to 4pm 1st Dec; 15th Dec

Cost:  £7 per person, big or small (3s and under go free)  



2019 Art Classes & Workshop

Classes begin from Monday 7th January - all our popular weekly classes return with a host of specialist workshop and taster sessions for adults, children and families.

Check out our booking schedule for the full listings.

The dates for individual classes will be updated in December to reflect the new year calendar.


Artist Led Specialist Workshops

Our artist led workshops are the perfect opportunity to develop a new skill, working alongside a talented, local artist.  The half day sessions give an insight into each artists specialist technique, giving you chance to explore and experiment their techniques.  Each 3 hour workshop includes all tuition, materials, use of specialist equipment and light refreshments.

Join artist Claire Murray for a morning of Expressive Painting!

Times/Dates:  Saturday 16th March 10am to 1pm in our Globe Gallery

Costs:  £40 per workshop


Drawing & Painting with Jackie Harrowsmith – Monday

Weekly art class during term time. Develop a range of skills using wet and dry media, progress from beginner to intermediate. We theme the course such as still life, portraiture, landscape, or you are welcome to work on your own project if you prefer - contact us to find out what we are currently working towards.

All tuition, materials and light refreshments included.

Date/Time: Mondays 10am to 11.30am term time returns 7th January

Cost: £10 per session - book weekly or by half term block


Fused Glass with Jackie Harrowsmith – Monday

Learn the basic and advanced techniques of fused glass making, or develop your skills further in our term time evening class - perfect to experiment and create your own small project pieces.  You will learn a variety of fusing methods and materials including frits, confetti, stringer and inclusions.

Suitable for beginners and those with more fused glass experience, and includes all tuition, equipment, materials (significant glass stock included with the option to purchase additional glass if needed for large projects). 

Dates/Time:  Mondays term time 1.30pm to 3pm and 6.30pm to 8pm, starting 7th January

Cost:  £18 per session if booked as a half term block or £20 pay weekly


Baby & Me with Vicki Senior – Tuesday

Baby & Me is our art class especially for adults with babies.  When your new arrival comes along, there is so much out there to stimulate their development.  But there is very little out there for you as a parent/carer to enjoy for you and take your little one along to.

At Baby & Me, Vicki Senior (experienced art tutor and mum to a young family) will guide you through a series of art and craft activities and techniques, to really spark your creativity, giving  you the opportunity to record and capture your journey with your precious little one in a very personal and unique way.  Enjoy some peaceful time for yourself, meet like-minded people and create you own precious journal.

The class is relaxed and welcoming for new mums, dads, grandparents and anyone lucky enough to be taking care of a little one.  We provide all the materials and light refreshments too.  Book weekly or for the half term block.

Please note, this is not a children's art class and is most suited to non-walkers.

Time/Dates:  Tuesdays 10am to 11.30am restarts 8th January 2019

Cost:  £10 per session


Life Drawing with Jackie Harrowsmith – Tuesday


Develop a wide range of fundamental techniques using wet and dry media.  Friendly atmosphere, small class size, experienced tutor, and a variety of models, all abilities welcome from beginners to those wishing to develop their practise.  All tuition, materials and equipment are provided. 

Date/Time: Tuesdays at 6.30pm to 8.30pm term time returns January 8th 

Cost: £18 weekly or £15 equivalent when booked as a block.



Drawing for All with Claire Murray – Wednesday

Claire Murray is an experienced art tutor and talented artists.  She returns with her popular Drawing for All class on Wednesday mornings.  Her class incorporates traditional drawing skills with experimentation.  This is the perfect course for those wanting to get back to basics build confidence and try out new techniques with guidance provided throughout.  Maybe you haven't drawn since school and want to rediscover your creativity through drawing.  Maybe you are self taught and want to have some tuition.  Maybe you just enjoy being around like minded people.

All tuition, materials and light refreshments included.

Time/Dates:  10am to 11.30am Wednesdays term time from 9th January

Cost:  £10 per session




Contemporary Ceramics with Katy Measures – Wednesday

Katy Measures of Made by Katy Jane and resident artist, leads this expressive, design-led course.  And this January we are starting with Ceramic Lighting!  Get creative and stuck in with her contemporary ceramics class, where you will explore and create a range of decorative items to take away with you. In this course you will learn different techniques and discover various clays and materials.

Suitable for beginners and those who enjoy working with clay. All materials, equipment, firing and tuition is included.  We limit our class sizes to ensure a relaxed, friendly environment with plenty of one to one support available.

Dates/Times:  Wednesdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm from 9th January 

Cost:  £18 per class


Craftanoon with Zoe Gale – Thursday

Craftanoon is our relaxed afternoon of crafting - it's a time to try out craft skills and create your own handmade uniques pieces.  Each term, we cover a range of drawing and crafting skills such as weaving, paper cutting; felting; collage; textiles to build skills and create a project piece incorporating those skills.

This is a weekly class that you can dip in and out of to suit your availability,

Time/Date:  1pm to 2.30pm Thursdays from 10th January 2019

Cost:  £10 per week 


Mindful Drawing with Maggie O’Keefe – Thursday

Maggie O'Keefe returns with her popular Mindful Drawing monthly workshops.  She will guide you in exploring some simple drawing practices designed to help us let go of the inner critic. You don’t need to know anything about mindfulness or anything about drawing.

“Mindfulness means the awareness that arises from paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” Jon Kabat-Zinn 1990

Surely drawing is a perfect way to stay present in the moment...or is it? Not if the inner critic has anything to do with it. It tells us “I can’t draw”. It judges our drawing to be “not good enough”. It tells us not to bother.

But the inner critic is just another form of thinking, and as Ruby Wax tells us “Thoughts aren’t fact, so don’t take them seriously”.

Times/Dates: Saturday 19th Jan; 16th February; 23rd March 10am to 1pm

Cost: £30 per workshop


Poured candle making workshop with Kim Searle


Kim Searle of Darn it Workshops returns with her popular aromatherapy poured candle making workshop. 

Create your own poured candles using all natural soy wax, essential oils and scents, decoration, jam jars, vintage tea cups and more. You'll learn how to blend essential oils to create a harmonious blend that's tailored to you. All materials used in this workshop are vegan friendly. All materials included, and you'll have an opportunity to make several candles scented candles - you are welcome to bring your own small vessels like vintage teacups etc.

Please note, the candles need to settle and set for 24 hours so can't be taken on the day - collection at least 24 hours after the workshop 

Time/Dates:  10am to 12pm Thursday 14th March

Cost:  £20


Wednesday Workshops monthly evenings

Our Wednesday Workshops are the perfect mid-week wind down.  Join us for an evening of art and craft, each session we will be a new technique, and the two hours gives you time to try out the technique - a great introduction to a new skill and go home with your own crafted-by-me finished piece!

All tuition, materials, use of specialist equipment and light refreshments are included at the session.  Come along with a friend or on your own for an creative, calming session. Programme includes:                     

30th January - Valentine Fused Glass

27th March - Felted Vessels & Vases

10th April - Batik Cushion/Tote Bag

15th May - Framed Silk Painting

Times/Dates: Wednesday 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost:  £20


Make a Ring with Mia Calderisi


Mia Calderisi of Designs by Mia is an amazing contemporary jeweller and experienced tutor from Stockport.  We are delighted that she joins us for a series of workshops through 2019.  In all workshops you will learn the basics of silver smithing - shaping, sizing, texturing silver to create rings, bangles, earrings and necklaces.

You will leave at the end of the day with a unique silver ring and a good foundation of skills in jewellery making.

To find out more about Mia and her work see her facebook page DesignsbyMia and her website

Time/Dates:  10am to 3pm Tuesday 29th January (Necklace/Earrings); Saturday 6th April (Bangle) and Tuesday 14th May (Ring)

Cost:  Ring/Necklace/Earrings £90; Bangle £110;  includes full tuition, use of specialist equipment, materials and buffet lunch

Image:  rings made on June workshop here at Globe Arts


Saturday Art Club – kids only!

Weekly, term-time art club for children 6 to 14 years.

We run term time, developing technical art and craft skills, each half term is theme - we've just had a great half term focusing on Japanese art and crafts.  We ensure the children create alongside merging artists who inspire and enthuse.  Our staff include experienced teachers, with DBS and first aid.

Please note this is a book/pay per term class, term's vary from 5-8 weeks.

Winter classes return from 9.30am Saturday 10th November

Junior - 6 to 9 years: Saturdays 9.30am to 11am  (£8 per session)

Young Creatives - 10 years plus:  Saturdays 11am to 1pm (£9 per session)


Parties & Private Hire


Enjoy exclusive use of our Studio space, along with an art or craft activity of your choice.  Suitable for children, teens, adults and groups.

We can offer parties from age 4 years and above - prices start from £120 for up to 8 people with add on options for catering and party bags.

Contact us for more information.


Gift Voucher

Looking to treat someone special (or yourself)?  Not sure which course to go for?

Our gift vouchers are a flexible option, redeemable against any class, course, workshop or private party and valid for 12 months from your date of purchase.  Simply purchase the number of "tickets" you would like and any special message, in multiples of £10 and we will send you a (single) printed gift voucher.  We post just one gift voucher to the value of the purchase, unless specifically requested.

Cost:  Form £10 per "ticket"



"Explore the language of art"

We deliver visual art workshops from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5, tailored to your curriculum needs, aimed at increasing confidence, skills and expertise. We offer flexible programmes from full day, ½ day, after-school, inset and holiday provision to teacher CDP. Each workshop is fully planned, delivered and evaluated to achieve maximum impact. We are accredited to deliver Arts Award Explorer to Silver and can contribute additional hours to your existing Arts Award provision, or develop a full programme. Guide price £250 for a half day workshop plus materials.

Benefits of an arts-rich school environment:

  • Encourage positive attitudes and behaviour, and increase attendance levels
  • Develop life skills such as critical thinking, self discipline, self-efficacy and teamwork. As well as understanding that your own behaviour has consequences.
  • Integrated arts across the curriculum show higher average reading and maths scores compared to similar school who have not
  • Students from low income families who take part in arts activities at school are x3 more likely to get a degree than those who don’t
  • High school students who engage in the arts at school are twice as likely to volunteer than those who don’t engage, and are 20% more likely to vote as young adults
  • Employability of students who study arts subjects is higher and they are more likely to stay in employment
School pictures

"staff thought it (Building Bridges) was stunning and the impact was good and caused discussion"

Community Courses

"Build a healthy, strong community"

We specialise in fused glass, printing, life drawing, as well as painting and drawing techniques using a wide variety of media. We offer evening and day-time classes, weekend workshops, family sessions, gallery visits and more in our seasonal calendar. All our classes include full tuition, materials and equipment on the day. Prices start from £10. Benefits of participating in visual arts:

  • Learn new skills and keep the synapses active
  • Generally improve your health and well-being
  • Reduce stress and anxiety and improve your own performance
  • Meet new people and connect as part of a creative community
Community Courses

"Absolutely brilliant. Wonderful tutors, atmosphere and it's such fun"


"Affect change, motivate and inspire your staff through visual art"

We offer visual art sessions, which focus on the process to develop recognition, self-esteem, team working and community building. Contact us for a free taster session to experience our work and how this can impact of positive thinking and productivity. Sessions are tailored for your organisation’s objectives and individual’s needs and can be delivered in one to one, small group work, or larger team sessions. Guide price £250 for a half day workshop plus materials.

Benefits of creativity in the workplace:

  • Decrease the negative impact of stress and emotional difficulties. In 2013, 23.5 million days were lost to work-related ill health, with stress, depression and anxiety accounting for 50% of lost days (averaging 23 days).
  • Provide the opportunity for staff to get to know each other and build stronger teams and your workplace community
  • Explore organisational issues, develop strengths and move forwards
  • Add value by contributing to your corporate social responsibility aspirations

"At first I was apprehensive and nervous... I had no need to worry, Jackie really brought my confidence out"

Young People and Vulnerable Adults

"Develop life skills"

Our visual art workshops, classes and courses aim to inspire and enthuse young people, using a wide variety of media from painting and drawing, textiles, 3D to fused glass work. We can develop bespoke sessions to meet the specific objectives of your organisation and the needs of your young people. Guide price £250 for a half day workshop plus materials Benefits of art participation:

  • Learn new skills and expertise
  • Encourage positive attitudes and behaviour
  • Help to process emotions and feelings that you are struggling with
  • Develop life skills such as critical thinking, self discipline, self-efficacy and teamwork. As well as understanding that your own behaviour has consequences.
Young People

"I was particularly impressed with their ability to engage the young people in discussion in an empathetic and considered way"

Teacher Training

Enhance your CPD

Whether you are a new or seasoned teacher, continuing your professional development is important for you, your school and your pupils. Our courses give you the time and space to focus on your personal practice; to learn new and enhance existing skills and to develop new was of delivering topics using a variety of accessible equipment and medium, as well as providing opportunities for collaboration and networking. We have courses available for Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5 staff and these are delivered by experienced, qualified teachers.

Twilight CPD - from £25 per person

After school, twilight sessions at our own Studio or in your school setting. These sessions can be tailored to suit your specific needs or be a more general introduction to a particular medium such as silk painting.

Full Day Courses - from £90 per person

Our one day courses focus on the develop skills using key medium such as printing, fused glass and life drawing, as well as traditional drawing and painting skills. Each course includes full tuition, materials and lunch.

Art Education Conference - June - £50 per person (25% early bird discount)

Our first (annual) conference is an excellent opportunity to meet local artists and art suppliers; discuss current hot topics in Art education and take part in practical workshops.  
Teacher Training

"fantastic, experienced tutors who have great skill with description and explanation of the task at hand"

Jackie and Rebecca are able to

work collaboratively to meet

personalised need and are flexible

and dynamic in their approach

Andrew Ketterick, Director of Education at Pivot Educational Consultancy

About Us

We set up Globe Arts Education in May 2014 with the aim of building confidence and inspiring creativity within young people, their families and the wider community, through the delivery of high quality visual art courses and events.

We have over 25 years of secondary teaching and subject leadership experience in the fields of Visual Art and Business and Enterprise. We want to use our professional experience to narrow the gaps in confidence, expertise and facilities within visual arts.

The Building Futures project helped

to show "I am a different and

changing person"


Aims for the Aspire Higher project were "to

gain my confidence back after the holidays,

this activity today has helped me"


Our partners

Arts Award Centre

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it's creative, valuable and accessible.    

Family Arts Standards    

The Foundation for Social Impact


Creative Kirklees    

Huddersfield University – Architecture, Art and Design Department

Hosting Summer School    

Kirklees Council    



Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing


Batley Girls High School


Royds Hall High School    

Ryburn Valley High School    

Rastrick Sixth Form College    

Pivot Educational Consultancy    

The Building Bridges installation "had children

and staff stopping and talking, it suddenly

being there, staff thought it was stunning and

the impact was good and caused discussion"

(Mr Vayro, Deputy Head, Golcar Junior, Infant & Nursery)

Globe Arts Studio

Carr Lane
Huddersfield HD7 5AG


Tel: 01484 842887