Drawing and Painting Daytime course – from 12th September


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.

2016/17 dates:  12th Sept to 17th Oct (5 wk, not running 19th Sept); 31st Oct to 12th Dec; 9th Jan to 13th Feb; 27th Feb to 3rd April; 24th April to 22nd May (4 wks); 5th June to 10th July

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

Cost: £54 for 6 week block (or £10 per session if you pay weekly)


Fused Glass Evening course – from 12th September

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 at 6.30pm to 8pm - 12th September to 17th October

Cost:  6 week blocks £120


Textile Crafts – daytime short courses – from 1st November

woolLooking to broaden your creative technique experience?  Unable to commit to regular classes and courses?  Why not try out our Technique Taster short course?

Over 3 weeks, we will specialise in a particular technique, working on a small project and giving you the opportunity to experiment across a range of crafts.  All tuition, materials and equipment are provided.

Silk Painting - 1st Nov to 15th Nov

Felted Landscapes - 22nd Nov to 6th Dec

Print making - Jan 2017

Dates/Times:  Tuesdays at 10am to 11.30am; 3 week blocks

Costs:  £45 per short course (3 weeks)


Life Drawing Evening course – from 13th September


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/six week blocks during term time.

2016 dates:  begins again on 13th September to 18th October

Date/Time: Tuesdays at 6.30pm to 8.30pm term time

Cost: £90 for 6 week block



Ceramics Evening short course


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 - our first short project theme is all about colourful terracotta cups!  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 at 6.30pm to 8pm 5th October to 19th October

Cost:  £60 for 3 weeks


Mini Messy Makers – pre-school art class : Back 5th October


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.

Time/Dates:  Wednesdays at 10am to 11am term time only - from Wednesday 5th October 2016

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


Junior Saturday Art Club – from 10th September


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:  10th Sept to 15th Oct; 5th Nov to 17th Dec; 7th Jan to 11th Feb; 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 £45

8 years plus: Saturdays 11am to 12.30pm £54


Family friendly taster sessions – from 15th Oct


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...

Dates for Autumn 2016/17 are to be set with the activities under wraps for a bit longer.  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 15th October (spooky headwear); 12th November (festive glass); 10th December (decoupage decorations) 12th Feb; 2nd April; 21st May

Cost:  £5 per person, big or small (3s and under go free)



Screen Printing Workshop with Dan Booth


Dan Booth returns this Autumn in his Screen Printing specialist workshop.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside Dan, Slaitwaite based screen print maker, to create your own screen printed pieces.  A perfect introduction to screen printing or to develop your printing skills.

The full day workshop includes tuiton, use of specialist equipment and buffet lunch

Date/Time:  November date tbc

Cost:  £60


ArTalk 1 – Contemporary Interpretations of the Figure

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Join Dr Tom Ratcliffe for the first of his art history talks...

This talk will examine a number of modern approaches to the subject of the figure, using a range of well-known images from the mid-19th century to the present day. The aim will be to review a range of techniques and considerations that are in the forefront of the representation of a subject that has been a constant concern for artists. Light and shade, colour, composition, meaning and the use of materials and techniques will form a part of this presentation which hopefully will present practical hints for the budding and experienced artist.

Tom Ratcliffe is an Art Historian and Artist with many years of research and work as a practical artist to his credit. He has been working as a freelance lecturer since he completed his doctorate in 2010, which centred on abstract painting in England immediately after WWII. However, he has taught Art History in schools and is currently principal examiner for Art History at AQA, a large examining board. He has always considered that art history is fundamental to the development of the’ intelligent eye’ and that we cannot function as artists without understanding our own historical position in relation to that of others.

Date/Time: Tuesday 18th October 6-7pm

Cost: £5 per person and includes light refreshments


Creative digital photography workshop with David Preston


David returns with a full day digital photograhy workshop aimed at taking great images of your own creations.  Perfect for makers and artists - get the most out of your digital camera, concentrating on composition and lighting to really bring out the quality of your work.

If you are selling or promoting your arts and crafts then the quality of the photographs you use is very important. This workshop will show you how, using equipment available at home or on the high street for very little cost, you can take professional looking images of your artwork, crafts and creations. We will look the best way to photograph paintings and drawings and also how to build a tabletop home studio for 3D works such as ceramics, glass and jewellery. You will learn techniques to bring that professional touch to displaying your work. You are welcome to bring a piece of your own work to photograph. The workshop may also be of interest to anyone selling items and products online.

Date/Time:  Sunday 13th November 10am to 3pm

Cost: £60 includes buffet lunch


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"


Open Studio

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If you are needing space and facilities for personal practice, we are opening our Studio for untutored sessions.  Make use of our space and equipment, and either bring your own materials or access ours for a small additional charge.

Times:  Mondays,Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am till 3pm and 6pm to 8.30pm

Cost:  £5 per half day (2 hour session) and use of equipment included




"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

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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

Family Arts Standards

Help make sure arts and culture organisations are reaching their potential when it comes to what they offer for family members    

Creative Kirklees

Supporting the Kirklees creative sector    


We work with AQA to provide support teachers to develop their professional skills    

Huddersfield University – Architecture, Art and Design Department

Hosting Summer School    

Kirklees Council

Through Arts in the Neighbourhood; IYSS and Children's Disability Services the council support and fund a range of our projects    


Intergrated Youth Support Service fund various holiday art clubs for Kirklees children over 8


Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing

Funding for Golcar Ginnels after school art club especially for children living in social housing in and around Golcar


Batley Girls High School

Aspire Higher transition event at Huddersfield University ADA faculty

Royds Hall

Royds Hall High School

Aspire Higher summer school; teacher CDP    
Ryburn Valley

Ryburn Valley High School

Aspire Higher summer school; gallery visit    

Rastrick Sixth Form College

Aspire Higher summer school    

St John’s CofE JI School

Faith Felt for Golcar Lily Day 2015    

Linthwaite Clough JI&EY School

Monochrome Moments!    
scapegoat Hill JIN

Scapegoat Hill Primary School

Learning landscapes – textiles day workshop (KS1 & KS2)    
Golcar Primary School

Golcar Primary School

Building Bridges – multi-media transition workshop (KS2, KS4, KS5)    

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

former Wharfeside Inn
Carr Lane
Huddersfield HD7 5AG


Tel: 07966 682195