Creative Courses from January 2019

We’re excited to announce our next set of creative courses, starting in January 2019! All of our courses are taught within Chesterfield College by professional tutors. You’ll get full use of the specialist equipment within the college and use of the college library to research topics of the course in more detail should you chose.


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We have two silversmithing courses beginning in January and both courses are six weeks and cost £150. These courses are designed for complete beginners and those who already have some knowledge in silversmithing.

The first course runs on Tuesday mornings from 9am - 12pm. This course begins on Tuesday 8th January and runs each week until Tuesday 12th February.

The second course runs on Thursday evenings from 6pm - 9pm. This course begins on Thursday 10th January and runs each week until Thursday 14th February.

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Photography (Beginner/Intermediate) - Monday Evening - £150

Start Date: Monday 21st January 2019 (one week break during half term, 18th February)

Throughout this 6-session course, tutors will pass on their knowledge, help you improve your skills and provide you with the tips, tricks and advice you’ll need to become a better photographer. Ideal for beginners and those with existing photography skills. Basic materials and access to cameras will be provided.

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Photoshop - Monday Evenings - £150

Start Date: Monday 21st January 2019 (one week break during half term, 18th February)

This Photoshop course is six weeks long and will introduce you to the image software manipulation. It’s designed for both beginners and those looking to improve their skills. The sessions are lead by one of our qualified tutors who will set tasks each session and show how to use the different tools on Photoshop to get the desired affect. You’ll be able to ask questions and work individually with the tutors and well as your fellow learners.

Ceramics - Monday Evenings - £175

Start Date: Monday 25th February2019

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A 6-week course, suitable for beginners and improvers covering a broad range of pottery techniques and processes. You will get individual support to develop your technical and creative skills in both hand built and wheel thrown forms. During this course you’ll study in our well-equipped studio and create work using potter’s wheels, have access to a glazing and kiln room, and a Raku kiln which will enable you to practice this unique firing technique. Our experienced tutors will provide individual support to help you develop and refine your hand-built and wheel-thrown creations.

For more information about any of these course or to arrange enrolment, please contact West Studios on 01246 500 799 or send an email to