At the Art and Design Studio, we run a range of relaxed and informal art and craft        classes to suit adults of all levels of ability. These range from a 2 hour Painting Party in        your own home, or 1 day art or craft workshops, up to a 12 week course, all at our           studio in Great Waltham, CM3 1DF.

We also offer printing and sketching holidays in the beautiful Dordogne area of France.

Our professionally trained tutors are here to help you discover your own creativity!



Learning Art

A 12 week  course covering everything from sketching to acrylic paint, and ending with an exhibition of your work to show family and friends.


A Taste of Craft

An 8 week half day course to learn the basic skill of 6 different crafts ranging from encaustic wax to felting


Printing without a Press

A 10 week half day course to explore and develop skills in various types of printing that can be done without a press.


Developing Art

A 12 week course with classes aimed at those who would like to gain confidence to create their own artwork and those who want to gain new skills.




Diane M

Learning Art: Attended first lesson of the course on Monday. Really enjoyable friendly and safe atmosphere. Looking forward to next week

Steph M

Since the first week of the Learning Art course in September I have looked forward to my Monday morning art class. Shelly and Cathy are very friendly and welcoming and create a lovely relaxed atmosphere in which we can learn about different methods of drawing and painting. I would recommend anyone who ever fancied a go at drawing to join up with Cathy and Shelly.

Catherine R

Fab fab fab! I was a little nervous signing up for this course as I was not convinced I could produce anything better than preschool doesn't matter! In these stressful covid times I wake up on a Tuesday morning excited about going to art in the evening. Its so friendly and takes your mind away from all the stresses of life! 100% recommend.

Sue C

I‘ve been going to Cathy & Shelley’s art class for a few weeks and can thoroughly recommend it for art lovers of all abilities. As well as being made to feel very welcome in a small group, you are taught at a good pace with enough time to try different techniques in various mediums using the equipment supplied. Lots of fun, very relaxing and there’s coffee & biscuits too. What more could you want!