Free Courses

Here at MBC we're perhaps best known for our range of free arts courses. We work hard to win grants from a range of funders and we're always adding new educational opportunities for adults and families in our community. We deliver these programmes from our headquarters in Norfolk Street along with a number of other venues across the North East.
 

We offer longer term courses in arts and crafts such as ceramics and glass fusion. All you need to take part in one of these is to be a resident living under Sunderland City Council  and that you have an employment or well-being need. 

You can read about our ten week courses below. If you'd like to discuss any of them or get enrolled then give us a call on 0191 514 5545.

FREE BEGINNERS AND INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS COURSES

Our ceramics courses are designed to be fun, friendly and hands-on. Working with one of our specialist ceramics tutors you’ll be guided through every step of the way, learning a range of hand-building and glazing ceramic techniques.

 

You’ll explore a range of art styles, seasonal themes, different types of ceramics, and really get to grips with the range of styles and techniques used by the professionals.

You will have the opportunity to make things such as masks, plaques, decorative pieces, and you’ll learn how to sculpt and create a range of 3D forms. In addition to this you’ll get the chance to try out a range of glazing techniques which will bring your work to life with rich colours.

We offer ceramics courses for both beginner and intermediate learners so if you'd like to know more then give us a call on 0191 514 5545. If you want to see up to date scheduling of the different courses and workshops then please click the link below which will take you directly to our Facebook events page.

FREE BEGINNERS GLASS COURSES

Our glass courses are designed to be informative, engaging and creative. You would work with one of our highly skilled glass tutors who would take you on a journey looking at a range of different art styles and cultures whilst learning the methods to create your own decorative glassware.

You'll learn how to: draw and design, how to layer, how to cut, how to paint and how to fuse, in addition to a number of other different techniques used by professionals. 


You will have the opportunity to make things such as pendants and jewelry, decorative jars, images made from glass and many more mini-projects throughout the program. Have a look at our gallery to see the kind of creations learners have produced in the past.

If you'd like to know more about these opportunities then give us a call on 0191 514 5545. If you want to see up to date scheduling of the different courses and workshops then please click the link below which will take you directly to our Facebook events page.

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