Drawing and Painting Mondays


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.

Mondays begin 24th April and Saturdays begins 3rd June

Date/Time: Mondays 10am to 11.30am term time only

Cost: Half term block at £7.50 per session; or pay weekly £10 per session


Fused Glass Evening course

katies bowlLearn the basic 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 will some 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 6.30pm to 8pm

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


Landscape Drawing & Painting Summer Evening Class

As the evenings lengthen and the nights begin to warm, it is the perfect opportunity to spend an evening developing your skills in drawing and painting.  Weather permitting we'll be outside exploring the village setting - there is so much scope with the canal and riverside, shops, mills and village life!

Using the environment for inspiration, we'll be using a wide range of methods and techniques to record the landscape from pencil and pen to inks and paint.  We like to ensure all our courses are flexible, so each week is a stand alone session and you can either join us for the whole term, or book the weeks you can attend.

Great short course for those beginning to draw and/or paint and also those with more experience. 

Dates/Times:  Tuesdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm 6th June to 18th July

Cost:  £18 per week or £15 per session if booked as a block


Life Drawing Evening course


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.  Five to Seven week blocks during term time.


Date/Time: Tuesdays at 6.30pm to 8.30pm term time - final block before September begins 25th April

Cost: £75 for 5 week block (£15 per session equivalent) or pay weekly £18



Ceramics evening class

Our Ceramics course is the perfect opportunity to unwind whilst working with clay.  You will learn a variety of techniques, including pinch, coil and moulded forms, creating your own small pieces to decorate with slips and glazes. 

This term we will be trying out some new surface techniques, learning about different stages of clay, construction and adding detaisl like handles and feet. We will  be trying slip decoration on raw clay, adding under-glazes to bisque ware and trying some wax resist glazing. We will be making objects that are a mixture of function and fun.

 Ammie has worked clay in large scale public projects and taught ceramics for over 25 years. She is a resident in the new Globe Arts studio workspaces.

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:  Wednesday term time from 7pm to 9pm

Cost:  Half term blocks at £18 per session or pay weekly at £20 per session


The Art Class

Our new Art Class begins this June and is a great class for those looking to explore their creativity through the exploration of a range of art and craft techniques.  Jackie Harrowsmith, is a talented and experienced artist and Art teacher and she will ensure that you build confidence to try different techniques from drawing, painting, print-making and textiles.

An enjoyable, social class aimed at those wanting to return to art as well as providing challenge for those with more experience.

Dates/Times:  Thursdays 10am to 11.30am 7th June to 20th July

Cost:  £12 per week or £10 per session if booked as a block


Wednesday Workshops

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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 hour and a half gives you time to try out the technique - a great introduction to a new skill!

All materials, equipment and refreshments are included at the session.  Come along with a friend or on your own for an creative, calming evening.

Times/Dates: Wednesdays 6.30pm to 8pm - 10th May (Lino cut print making) and  14th June (felted florals)

Cost:  £10 per person


Craftanoon – Mind Charity Event


Craftanoon means getting together with friends, having fun and raising some money for Mind.

We've team up for a joint event with our neighbours, Simply Solids.  Join us and explore some crafting techniques (we'll have batik and silk painting available - maybe more!), learn something new, make something to take home and chat over coffee and cake!

There is a small charge for the event to cover materials and refreshments, and we are asking for donations on the day to support the work that Mind do in supporting people experiencing mental health issues.

Time/Date:  Wednesday 14th June at 1pm to 2.30pm

Cost: £5 plus donations on the day


First Saturday – specialist workshops


Our First Saturday workshops are the perfect opportunity to develop a new skill each month, 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 refreshments.

Book all 5 workshops at once and receive a thank you discount by getting one free (enter 544 discount code at the checkout)

June 3rd - Painting botanicals with Jane Galvin; July 8th - Heartfelt Dogs with Von Allen

Times/Dates:  10am to 1pm June 3rd; July 8th

Costs:  £40 per workshop



Half term Art Workshop Drop In Sessions

Join us this half term for a series of open studio making events... perfect taster sessions to introduce you to a new skill.  Aimed at adults and accompanied children 8 years plus.

We'll guide you through the basics and give you time to create - and you'll have something personal, unique and yours to take home:

Tuesday - Silk Painting; Wednesday - lino print making; Thursday - Screen Printing; Friday - Papercraft (use our materials or bring your own book to upcycle)

Dates/Time:  Tuesday 30th May to Friday 2nd June 1pm to 3pm

Cost: £5, no need to book (but you can if you would like to!)


Builder Workshop with Bricks4Kids

We have a 2 hour Builder Workshop for the enthusiastic lego builder!  This fun workshop is aimed at children aged 7 plus who love to construct - this holiday we have a fairground theme - and there will be lots of opportunity to build a host of moving models of increasing levels of complexity and challenge (so suitable for the early builders to those with more experience).

Bricks4Kids are experts in the delivery of builder workshops, and run our term time after school club too.  So, book your children in for a morning of making - and you can go and enjoy a couple of hours me time!

Dates/Time:  Thursday 1st June 10am to 12pm, in Create Space (entrance on New Street)

Cost:  £7.50 per person (light refreshments included)


Summer School Safari

This summer, visual arts meets bushcraft in our unique Summer School adventure, Tuesdays during the summer holidays here in Slaithwaite.

We've teamed up with BeMoreOutdoors (Babes in the Wood)  to bring together a fantastic opportunity for children to immerse themselves in both the arts and outdoors.

We will be providing high quality arts experiences for all ages encouraging creativity and building confidence.  Our arts workshops will explore creativity through drawing, painting, print making and 3D sculpture. 

Be More Outdoors is a well-established forest school who focus on engaging with the outdoors to promote personal development.  Our bush craft session will offer den building, fire lighting and lots of power tools!  All outdoors at our unique setting at the Horsefield on the edge of Slaithwaite village.

Sessions for 6 to 9 years & 10 to 14 years

Typical Day:

8.15am drop off (extra) – Wake Up Yoga

9.30am -12pm – Art Workshop

12pm – 1pm – Camp Fire lunch at the Horsefield

1pm – 3pm – Bush Craft

4pm – 5pm (extra)  - Wind down Mindfulness

Dates/Times: Tuesday 25th July; 1st; 8th; 15th and 22nd August - 10am to 4pm – ask about early drop and late pick up

Cost:  £30 includes lunch – early drop off/late pick up add £10


Creative Digital Photography for Children aged 10 plus

David Preston returns with his Creative Digital Photography workshop but this time it's just for the kids!  Aimed at children aged 10 years plus who are keen to increase their camera skills - bring your own digital SLR or we have 2 available to loan.

David says you'll "learn the basics of digital photography and get more from your camera. As well as understanding the basics of good composition and lighting you will learn how to use your camera to become creative and experimental. After the course you will be on your way to creating your own unique images. Email support is provided after the course if you have any further questions or just want to share your images or have them critiqued.

Times/Dates:  10am to 1pm Saturday 22nd July and Saturday 23rd September

Costs:  £40


Lego after school club

Our brand new after school club led by Bricks4Kids continues on the 24th April

Bricks4Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, we play… with LEGO® Bricks. Programmes are built around our proprietary model plans, designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, construction, and amusement parks. Our specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks4Kidz approach to educational play.

Time/Dates:  4pm to 5pm from Mondays term-time.  New block begins 24th April

Cost:  £5 per session


Preschool Programme at Create Space

Beginning 25th April in our Create Space on New Street, we have an exciting programme of engaging, inspiring and creative activites.  Each session is delivered by experienced and specialist provision to ensure you and your child have a high quality and fun experience that enhances your child's development.

Sessions are for under 5s and most are suitable for babies to preschoolers....

Rhythm Time Huddersfield Tuesdays at 10:30am (£3 per session) - book at

Mini Messy Makers Wednesdays at 10am £4 per session - drop in or book at

Mini Professors Huddersfield Thursdays from 10.45am - book at

Little Linguists North Thursdays at 3.45pm - book at

Please note - with the exception of Mini Messy Makers which is our own art class, all other sessions are brought to you by independent organisations and to book please follow their own links above.



Mini Messy Makers – pre-school art class


Our weekly class for pre-school age babies and children.  The children explore different art activities, giving them a chance to really express themselves. Each week the class is themed and your child will get chance to create there own Mini Masterpiece to take home.  Best of all we clear up instead of you!!

Getting creative (and a little bit messy) isn't just lots of fun... the creation of art and feeling good about it helps to boost self confidence and children who feel able to experiment and to make mistakes feel free to invent new ways of thinking, which extends well beyond the art studio.

Join us in our new New Street Create Space

Time/Dates:  Wednesdays at 10am to 11am term time only

Cost:  £4 per child (grown ups go free!!!) Reserve your place online and pay on the day (or online for ease!)


Create Art Club – after school art class

Our new after school art class for over 5s begins on Wednesday 1st March. We'll be creating and introducing a whole host of art and craft techniques - class starts at 4pm to 5pm, but you are free to drop you child from the school run from 3.30pm.  Book individual classes or for the half term.

Time/Dates:  4pm to 5pm Wednesdays in term time - next block begins Wednesday 26th April

Cost:  £6 per session if booked weekly (book a block for equivalent of £5 per session)


Around the World in 46 hours – after school art club

Our new after school art club on Thursdays is especially for children 8 years who will benefit from smaller class size and extra support.  Over the course of club we will be exploring art from around the world.  We ensure a high staff to child ratio, and aim to create a comfortable space for your child to feel confident, secure and have fun whilst learning new skills and creating fabulous personal art pieces to take home.

The club is highly subsidised by Kirklees Community Partnerships.  Places are very limited so booking is essential.

Time/Dates:  4pm to 6pm Thursdays term time - next block begins 26th April

Cost:  £3 per session


Junior Saturday Art Club – term-time


Weekly, term-time art club for children over 4 years old. 

We run 5/6 week blocks, developing technical art and craft skills, all children will be registered and can work towards Arts Award Explore which provides a broad structure to the art club.  We ensure the children create alongside merging artists who inspire and enthuse.  Our staff include experienced teachers, with DBS and first aid.

2016/17 dates:  4th March to 1st April (5 weeks); 29th April to 27th May (5 weeks); 10th June to 15th July

4 to 7 years:  Saturdays 9.30am to 10.30am (£7.50 per session)

8 years plus: Saturdays 11am to 12.30pm £54 (£9 per session)


Young Creatives – 12 to 16 years


Our brand new art class specifically for young people.  Perfect for those who love getting creative and those working towards their GCSE Art.

The 2 hour weekly sessions give time and space to get creative, access specialist equipment, work alongside experienced artists and art tutors, as well as learn new skills and develop creative confidence.

Why not try our half term afternoon session to really boost your portfolio?

Time/Dates:  Saturdays term time 11am to 1pm - next block begins Saturday 29th April

Cost:  £8 per session (can be booked in half term blocks or pay weekly)


Family Workshops


Family friendly sessions are an opportunity to make and create together.  We run them most months and we try out a different medium each workshop - could be ceramics or felting or drawing or 3D...

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!

Times/Dates:  Saturdays 2pm to 3.30pm - 20th May print making; 8th July felted florals

Cost:  £6 per person, big or small (3s and under go free)



Family workshops with Jane Howroyd

Jane Howroyd of Arts4All, returns this year with a series of family and adult workshops introducing a host of craft activities:

29th July 10am to 11.30am (£6 per person) Storying Telling Stones - as a family make a collection of storytelling stones and a chance to have a go at telling stories using them, as well as the chance to make summer inspired crafts and images including rainbow collages.

21st October 10am to 11.30am  (£6 per person) Votive Tealight Holders - get together as a family and create some Halloween inspired votive tea light holders as well as other Halloween crafts

23rd December 10am to 11.30am (£6 per person) Family Christmas wreath making session and other Christmas activities.  Create a wreath using natural materials and other Christmas crafts including the chance to do some fun Christmas painting and collage using real spices

1st and 8th December 6.30pm to 8pm (£20 per person) Adult wreath making workshop.  A relaxing evening making your own wreath using natural materials as well as the chance to learn how to make willow stars for decorating your wreath; topped off with mince pies and hot drinks!


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

Globe-Logo-Icon-(Grey) 1Looking 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 printed voucher.

Cost:  £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