Rye Creative Centre offers  a range of workshops for adults and young people, delivered by resident and associate artists.  Classes include Life Drawing, Painting, Portrait Painting, Printmaking, Clay modelling, Hand Built Ceramics, Yoga, Dance, Sound Bath Healing, Rap and Lyric Writing, Turntablism and Music Production.  Classes usually follow school term times, see below for more details or get in touch if you’d like to suggest something new or teach with us

All classes will take a break during half term: 13-17 FEbruary


Devising for Theatre Workshop from the creators of EUROHOUSE, 17 March

3 hour workshop suitable for young people (14+) / students / emerging professionals

How do you use theatre and live performance to refect on difficult world issues without alienating your audience? Can humour be used as a tool, to allow an audience to engage with seemingly daunting content?
In this workshop based around their own practice, Nasi Voutsas and Bertrand Lesca offer simple acting and devising techniques to help young theatre-makers create new work on contemporary topics.
Both creators and performers of EUROHOUSE, Bertrand and Nasi have worked for established theatre directors and companies such as Fevered Sleep, Cheek by Jowl and Peter Brook.

Bertrand is currently an Associate Lecturer at Bath Spa University, teaching adaptation and
devised theatre, and is co-Artistic Director of FellSwoop Theatre.
Nasi trained at East 15 acting school and is a co-founder of Antler Theatre, which has produced
exciting devised theatre since 2011, presenting work at the BAC, The Bush and BE Festival.



yoga-picYoga in the gallery, Mondays 9.15-10.30am

For Men, Women, Beginners or Advanced, at any stage of life with Sally

Next block starts 20 February
5 weeks: £35 or £8 per week

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Sally teaches a general Hatha yoga class, with flowing & easy to remember routines; correcting & modifying the postures to suit the participant’s level of fitness, flexibility & age – always aiming for progress & focus in mind and body.

In addition to the postures, classes also incorporate breathing and relaxation techniques. Sally aims to take the mysticism out of yoga, making it accessible and enjoyable to anyone new to the practice, & challenging & enlightening to those with experience. Classes will improve flexibility, strength, posture & focus, & bring calm & relaxation.  Perfect before heading off to work in your studio!

Class is limited to 12 students, £35 for a 5 week block (starting 20 February) or £8 per session (if any places are still available)

Please wear clothing which doesn’t restrict your movement & bring a yoga mat or let us know if you’d like to use one of ours!

For more information & to book a place contact Gemma by email or phone 01797 229797


Printmaking witimg_4043h Paula MacArthur

Mondays 11am – 4.30pm starting 27 February  2017

Class dates 27 February, 6 March, 20 March, 27 March (week off 13 March)

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Working with a range of techniques – monoprinting, drypoint, photopolymer etching – students can learn techniques from scratch or develop existing skills. Students can work from their own photos or drawings at their own pace in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

We are also currently developing facilities for traditional etching using copper sulphate and screenprinting; please get in touch if you’re interested!

Please wear old clothes/overalls; we’ll be using oil based inks and you will get messy! Disposable gloves, inks, turps, tissue, newsprint and scrim are included in the price, printing plates, paper and other specialist materials can be bought during the class or brought in. Bring drawings or photos to work from; either on a memory stick or hard copy. Bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee is provided.

This four week course costs £160 per student with a maximum of 4 students. It may be possible to share a place with another student; please get in touch.

For more information and to book a place contact Paula by email, Gemma by email or phone 01797229797


Clay portrait modelling class with stephanie rubin

tuesdays 10am – 1pm, starting 1oth January 2017

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Featuring a male model, classes start from Tuesday 10th January 2017 and run for 8 weeks (with a break for half term). Each session is 3 hours long and will run on Tuesday mornings from 10am – 1pm. The price is £250 for eight weeks, all materials, refreshments and firing are included. Limited to 8 students.

For more information and to book a place contact Stephanie via email or call – 07841 586 092




Learn basic contemporary dance technique in this fun, fitness and all-round body conditioning dance class through the exploration of a number of varying dance genres. Naomi has a 1st Class BA Honours in Dance Studies and has 15 years experience as a Dance Practitioner, she is a specialist in Contemporary Dance / Inclusive Community & Dance Education for Children & Young People, & believes that dance has the potential to raise confidence and self-esteem.

£5 per class, first class free

Contact Naomi Friedlander via email for more information

screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-15-58-26hand built Pottery class With Nicola Waters, Mondays 1-4pm

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Learn to make pots and model imaginative objects with the beautiful medium of clay over 8 weeks in this small class of up to 6 students.

Most materials are included and additional materials will be available to buy at cost, there will also be a £5 charge for firing.

8 week course for £150

For further information please contact Gemma at Rye Creative Centre via email or 01797 229 797



wednesdayWednesday Painting Group, Wednesdays 10am to 12.30pm

Starting Wednesday 18th January 2017

Collective of artists using a wide range of approaches, including drawing and painting from life models and still life using a variety of media.

For further information please contact Rye Creative Centre via 01797 229 797 or email.


Screen shot 2016-06-03 at 16.23.31Watercolour Painting with Jillian Eldridge, Wednesdays 1.30 – 3.30PM
New 5 week block starts 22 February 2017

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This enjoyable class will be organised in 5 week blocks and will concentrate on painting with watercolour using simple still life objects for subject matter. Looking at different methods of using paint and focus on taking time to practice new ideas: including painting from dry to wet, wet on wet, working from light to dark, the luminous effect of paint on watercolour paper and the richness of colour achievable using watercolour paint.

The price is £55 for a five week course.

For more information and to book a place contact Jillian by email or Gemma by email or phone on 01797229797

pencil-artist-20100922-084241Life Drawing with Nick Archer, Wednesdays 7pm – 9.30pm Starting 22 FEBRUARY 2017
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Blocks of weekly life drawing workshops taught by award winning artist Nick Archer. Regularly changing models and poses suitable for beginners and professional artists. The next course at Rye Creative Centre will run from Wednesday 22 February 7pm – 9.30pm for six weeks.

The price is £90 for the six week course or £17 per class if not attending full five weeks.

For more information and to book a place contact Nick via email. Visit Nick’s website.



display photos _nick_studio cropPainting with Nick Archer, thursdays 1PM – 4PM Starting 23 FEBRUARY 2017
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Nick is starting an exciting new series of painting workshops focusing on different subjects and techniques.  The first 6 week block will be PORTRAIT PAINTING with a life model sitting for most sessions.  Looking at colour mixing, laying out one’s palette, using warm and cool colours and learning about using complimentary colour, the workshop is ideally for the use of oil paints but acrylics are also possible.

The next course at Rye Creative Centre will run from Thursday 23rd February. The price is £90 for the five weeks or £20 per class if not attending full six weeks.  Each session lasts 3 hours.

For more information and to book a place contact Nick via email. Visit Nick’s website.


Cosmic Healing presents – Sound Bath with Sharon Harrison

7.30-8.30pm, 22ND MARCH 2017, in the gallery

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Spring  Equinox celebration Sound Healing group session with fresh tones of rejuvenation, renewal, hope and fresh beginnings performed by Sharon Harrison – Sound Colour and  movement Healer.
Relax and bathe in the wonderful healing sounds of Himalayan and Crystal singing bowls, voice toning and over toning.  Allowing your body, mind and soul to regain peace, rejuvenate and balance on a deep level.  Sound healing works on restoring the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body to its natural well being.
Sound bath is an hour session
£15 per session
Please bring a mat to lie on, a blanket to get cosy and a pillow- if you wish to get super comfy.
For more information about sound healing please contact
Cosmic Healing
Tel: 07980311565

Kids Street Dance

4-5pm, THursdays during term time


Kids street dance class.

Naomi has a 1st Class BA Honours in Dance Studies and has 15 years experience as a Dance Practitioner, she is a specialist in Contemporary Dance / Inclusive Community & Dance Education for Children & Young People, & believes that dance has the potential to raise confidence and self-esteem.

£5 per class, first class free

Contact Naomi Friedlander via email for more information.

Chi gong with sharon harrison

12-1pm, Tuesdays starting 17 January 2107


Following on from the dance class on Tuesdays, Sharon Harrison will lead this Chi Gong class in the gallery.

Chi Gong translates to-
Life Energy Cultivation – from Chinese, where it has been practiced for self healing, for over 3000 years.
It is a form of exercises – movements which combined with slow deep breathing and meditation, is used to bring balance, core strength, health, vitality and peace. Each movement has a direct physical and energetic effect on certain part of the body, restoring it to its natural well being. The movements are gentle and slow and therefore suitable for everyone, strengthening the body on all levels. Chi Gong helps to manage conditions such as stress, depression, anger and other mental difficulties. It improves clarity and has a calming effect on the mind leaving you feeling vibrant, energised yet peaceful and joyous.
£5 per class

For more information please contact Sharon by email or phone 07980311565



TheLabThe Lab. Pioneering music workshops for 13-19 yr olds

Tuesdays – Music Technology  /  Wednesdays – DJ Academy  /  Thursdays – Lyrics & Rap

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Three workshops a week for musicians aged 13 – 19 covering Music Technology, DJ Academy and Lyrics & Rap, delivered by professionals artists, with opportunities to perform at live venues. AudioActive workshop leaders, Jon Clark and Rich Carzana give you a flavour of what to expect in the Lyric & Rap sessions on AudioActive’s website.

                                                            All sessions run 6.45pm – 8.15pm during term time, entry is free, please drop in.

Sign up for for The Lab’s workshops by filling out their application form.