Craft classes for older people in and around Durham

Try one of these craft or art classes to help your loved ones keep busy and rekindle their creative side

Craft and art classes are a great way of unearthing your creative side.  They are also a great way to socialise with likeminded people.  Allowing your creative side to come to life is so good for the heart, mind, and soul with the added bonus of having creating something to be proud of.   It’s great to join a class by yourself, as you can meet friends along the way, or join with your friends and make even more.   Here are a few classes to look at in Durham and the surrounding area.

Colourbuzz, Vane Tempest Hall, Durham

‘Colourbuzz’ delivers creative workshops in Durham and online classes for those who may struggle to get out and about with crafting Kits sent to your home address.   Colourbuzz works with individuals and groups and can arrange bespoke sessions to suit your needs.  There are a variety of workshops to choose from and they are all good fun and help you find your creative side, even for those of us  who think we don’t have one!   No experience is required for any of the workshops, from making copper jewellery and clay gifts to Christmas cards and gifts.

For more information they can be contacted by email [email protected] or by telephone  on 07985113592.

Colourwheel, Ushaw Collage, Durham

The ‘Colourwheel’ Art classes team are inspired by the desire to offer accessible, fun, creative art classes for beginners and improvers.  All course materials are provided, all you must take along is yourself!   Held in lovely and inspiring venues their art classes focus on delivering high quality teaching.   The classes are also a wonderful place to meet new likeminded people and have some fun.  Morning, afternoon, and evening classes are available, also online classes.  If you would like to see what the classes are like, they can arrange for you to visit a local class and meet the teacher and some other students, and even have a go before deciding if you want to join.

For more information by email [email protected] or call 016280676979.

Arts centre, Biddick lane, Washington

Not only does this centre offer a full range of excellent arts and craft classes for you to join, but they also have a class called “Strength and Balance Dance Class” that is aimed at men and women over the age of 60.   It is designed to build confidence for those who are new to dance and movement or those who just haven’t done it in a while. The sessions will cater for a whole range of abilities and needs. Why not try  a taster session in a range of different dance styles including line dancing, contemporary dance, and ballroom?   All delivered by experienced dance professionals in a safe and friendly environment.   All you need is some water and comfortable shoes and clothes.

They also have community drama classes, photography classes and so much more.

For more information by email [email protected] or call 0191 5612323.

Dawn till Dusk Art school, St Mary & St Peters community Centre, Sunderland

At ‘Dawn till Dusk’, they have well equipped facilities and tutors who will encourage you to develop your own personal style over time.   Explore your passion for creativity in a welcoming and friendly environment. They use a wide range of tools and materials for drawing, painting, and creating imaginative work in their art lessons. Their lessons are aimed at all ages, and are fun, challenging and serve to inspire you to get the best from yourself. They also run a variety of craft classes too.

So If you have creative flair, (or even if you don’t!) these art and craft lessons are the perfect way to relax, explore what you can do.  You may just surprise yourself!

For more information email [email protected] or call 019105283754.

Support at home could be ideal for your elderly relative to receive companionship of a matched Care Professional.  Our team can support our clients to attend craft and art classes in the local community or can help to inspire some crafting in your loved ones’ own homes!