Kickstart your creativity at Flowerfield Arts Centre

Kickstart your creativity at Flowerfield Arts Centre

Thu, January 20, 2022

Do you want to kickstart your creativity in 2022?

At Flowerfield Arts Centre there’s a host of learning workshops taking place over the next number of months where you can find inspiration and learn new skills with studio-based and online courses suitable for all ages and abilities.

The practical courses allow you to learn through doing, with taster workshops to introduce you to new skills and artforms, all guided by tutors who are industry experts and practitioners.

Whether you are looking to learn a new skill, develop your own practice or just enjoy being creative and meeting new people, there is a workshop or activity for you.

On Thursday 27th January, Dr Philip Johnston will lead a session in T’ai Chi and he will return on Thursday 3rd February to deliver an Introduction to Dance.

Philip has danced for several leading dance companies in Europe and Scandinavia, he was the artistic director of the Norwegian Modern Dance Company and received an MFA in dance and a PhD in theatre from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was an associate professor for dance and theatre at the University of Illinois, where he choreographed and directed many works for the stage.

On January 29th, Ursula McHugh will lead you on The Creative Path, a six-week journey of creative self-discovery which will encourage you to rethink, re-evaluate and reinvent your life.

Ursula Mc Hugh is founder and director of The Creative Path and her background is in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and stress management. With a career across health and social care, education, and the voluntary sectors, Ursula enables others to realise their uniqueness, tap into their innate creativity, and enhance the quality of their life.

If you prefer online learning, Anne McMaster will guide budding writers through an eight-week series of creative writing workshops via Zoom.

The series runs from January 26th to March 16th  and will guide you carefully through each step of the writing process. 

Resident ceramic artist Fiona Shannon will continue to teach the art of clay throwing, with evening sessions over four weeks beginning on January 19th and March 2nd, alongside one-off workshops for adults and kids during February and March.

Beginning in January, glass artist Natasha Duddy will run weekly daytime glassmaking workshops each Tuesday.

Art tutor Lorna Gough will deliver a five-week session in ‘Painting for Pleasure’ from February 16th,  guiding participants in a journal-making series later in the spring.

The popular Doodles Art Company will engage creative kids in arts and crafts as the ‘Weekend Wonders’ sessions continue for kids aged 5 to 7 years and 8 to 12 years.

Whatever your relationship with arts and culture and whether you are new to exploring creativity, are a budding artist, or just aim to meet new people, Flowerfield Arts Centre is ready to help inspire you in 2022.

For full details of the creative learning programme and to book, please visit or call 028 7083 1400.