Get Creative

The Ropewalk run a programme of creative workshops throughout the year.

Regular classes include life drawing and patchwork. Our printroom offers a tutored class in printmaking on wednesday afternoon and the facilities are available to hire at other times.

In addition we run day workshops led by visiting tutors in a number of art and craft disciplines.

We have a busy programme of workshops for schools aimed at all ages and abilities and many activities are tailor-made to fit individual school’s schemes of work. And activities for young people during the school holidays can be found by visiting the St-art page.




Mixed Level Silver Jewellery Making with Diane Lee
Thursday 1st October, 8th October, 15th October, 22nd October, 29th October 5th November 2015
6:00pm – 8:00pm
£67/62* (*Ropewalk Member)

This fun evening course runs over six weeks and covers the basic techniques of making copper and silver jewellery from traditional methods.


Techniques covered in this class include: – Sawing and piercing – Working with silver – Soldering – Sanding and polishing – Annealing – Adding pattern & texture to metal  – Shaping – Using rolling mills – Tools and resources – Further progression routes.


This class is suitable for complete beginners. Students usually make two to three finished pieces of silver jewellery to take away with them.