Short courses

Learn a new skill or explore your creativity with our programme of short courses, evening classes and art classes at Bath School of Art and Design.

Immerse yourself in creativity. Our art classes are a great way to build skills and try new things while you work or study. Held at our art and design campus in central Bath, our short courses are open to the public as well as Bath Spa students and staff.

"The teachers were committed, organised, dynamic, and prepared to meet the students halfway, or more so. They did this without making it easy, and emphasising the personal challenge."

Peter Reid, Photography Masterclass: Portrait Encounters

Short course index A-Z

Clay Day

Experience the wonderful world of clay on this one-day workshop delivered by an experienced clay artist and educator.

Clay Time: An Introduction to Ceramics

Experiment with an array of building and decorative processes on our ten-week evening class in ceramics.

Creating Your Business

Take your dream of setting up a business to the next level with this five-week evening class at Bath School of Art and Design.

Creative Screen Printing

Develop a screen printing project and learn the fundamental techniques of screen printing on this ten-week evening class in central Bath.

Introduction to Printmaking

Experience the techniques of printmaking, including Intaglio and drypoint, relief printing, lino, and embossing.

Introduction to Relief Printing

Experiment with the techniques of relief printing, including lino, embossing, woodcut, and wood engraving on this one-day workshop.

Letterpress for Beginners

Work with letterpress in a creative and experimental way to produce text-based prints using a range of wood and metal types.

Photography Masterclass: Portrait Encounters

A practical and intensive four-day photography workshop culminating in a pop-up exhibition at Bath School of Art and Design.

Photo Time

Learn the basics of photography and gain an understanding of the elements that make up a good photograph on this five-week evening class.


Join our annual summer school for the printmaking evening class, including etching, block printing, and letterpress.

Printmaking, Etching and Photo-Etching

Learn the foundations of etching, using digital photos as a basis for your printed designs on this two-day workshop.

Screen Printing on Textiles

Experiment with screen printing techniques using a variety of inks and colours on this two-day workshop.

Textile Embroidery, Print and Embellishment

Create your own unique designs using specialist techniques and embroidery machines on this two-day textiles workshop.

The Drawing Week

Consider new modes of agency, extend your technical skills, and expand your drawing experience with this five-day short course in drawing.

Weaving Colour and Pattern

Join us for a masterclass in weaving colour and pattern and learn from talented and experienced local weavers Angie Parker and Penny Wheeler.


To book, or if you have any questions, please contact bsadshortcourses@bathspa.ac.uk.

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