Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts 2020-09-22T09:08:10+00:00

Information for those enrolling on an online course for the Autumn term:

In order to access your online learning;

  • You will need to download and install Zoom before your class;
  • Please check your audio and video settings in Zoom before the class (click here for a how to video)
  • Log into zoom before your class start time and you will receive an invitation from your tutor to join your class before it starts
  • Remember that the classroom is a public space and please try to set up for your lesson with privacy so you can work and without disturbance
  • Your tutor will provide with details on how to access course materials and resources


CALAT is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all learners and staff, therefore delivery methods* of courses will be using blended learning techniques complying with government guidelines for social distancing in relation to Covid 19.

This may mean that your course content could be totally online or a combination of both classroom and online delivery. Initial assessments and enrolments will also be online or processed over the telephone using an online payment app. 

*It is important to note, with such a fast moving situation, any delivery may be subject to change and updated in accordance with government guidelines in relation to Covid 19.

CALAT believes that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the benefits of self-expression and the joy of Creative Arts and Crafts.

So, are you feeling creative?

Have you considered taking up a new hobby or maybe you would like to develop skills that would make extra money or enhance your career? CALAT Arts and Crafts courses are suitable for entrepreneurs, people wanting to start their own business and those developing their life skills.

All our courses are led by tutors who are experts in their field and are passionate about sharing their love of their subject. And promote the value of learning as a group, sharing our experiences and discoveries in a positive and nurturing environment.

For more information on our Arts & Crafts courses contact us at:

We offer courses and qualifications in the following subjects:

CALAT’s practical painting and drawing courses offer the experience of working in a variety of media and approaches. There are classes that suit experienced learners and complete beginners too.

Focus is on developing personal creativity and expression as well as on learning and developing core Art Skills. Classes are now available in the daytime, evening and at the weekend.

Our well-equipped and comprehensive Dress Making classes cover the essential skills required for successful dress making for people new to the craft. There are also courses for more experienced learners who want to develop professional skills.

CALAT offers accredited City and Guilds Dressmaking courses. You will receive expert tuition and benefit from 1-2-1 and group learning which will enable you to grow in confidence with your dress making skills.

Get the most out of your DSLR camera and explore your creativity. CALAT’s photography classes are taught by professional photographers experienced at delivering creative and engaging courses for students. The courses are ideal for someone thinking of a career in photography or for someone who wished to use photography skills as part of their job.

CALAT offers a wide range of photography courses from NCFE Levels 1 and 2 to introduction to photography classes ideal for people new to the subject.

Art History and Art Appreciation is taught at CALAT using interactive and dynamic seminars.

Great Art is made more accessible by an engaging look at the art itself and the life and times of the artists who created it.

We take a close look at both Modern Art and art from pre 1900 and the classes often include a trip to a London Gallery such as the National Gallery and Tate Britain and Tate Modern. These courses are ideal for people new to the subject as well as experienced learners.

Get creative with your yarn at CALAT and have this ancient craft brought to life in practical classes where you will learn all the techniques and skills you need to follow patterns and produce simply yet stunning garments.

CALAT offers courses in WordPress and Photoshop Elements, two powerful and cost effective tools in enabling the creative entrepreneur.