Leisure and Creative Courses


Discover adult education courses to learn a new skill or hobby and keep your brain active or explore and develop your creativity.

Art masterclasses and short courses

  • Art: Use Charcoal
  • Art: Experimental Mark Making
  • Art: Collage and Mixed Media
  • Art: Starting a Sketchbook
  • Art: Painting and Drawing
  • Art: Draw Portraits
  • Art: Still Life in Chalk Pastels


  • A Taste of Christmas masterclass
  • One pot Cooking masterclass
  • Cooking for One short course
  • Basic Cookery for Beginners short course

Creative Writing and Literary Courses

  • A Taste of Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing Short Course
  • Poetry: First Steps in Writing
  • Shakespeare
  • Thurrock's Literary Landscapes

Modern Foreign Languages + BSL and Lipreading

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Lipreading


  • Christmas Table Centre
  • Christmas Wreath
  • Wedding Table Centre
  • Spring and Summer Flower Displays

Sewing and Clothes Making

  • Introduction to the Sewing Machine
  • Introduction to Clothes Making
  • Practice Clothes Making

Drama and Singing

  • Sing! The Greatest Showman Hits
  • Singing: Absolute Beginners
  • Songwriting
  • Drama: Improvisation and Character
  • Drama: Step Into Acting


  • Massage for Beginners

If the course your are interested in has already started, contact us to register your interest as more courses may be added, on demand.

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