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Without being able to run our courses during this pandemic our income is compromised. We have lots of loyal participants who are supporting us at this time, and we want to be able to get up and running quickly when possible. If you would like to support us, please buy vouchers for courses in the future or donate.

COVID-19 announcement

Thanks for all your patience and support whilst we have been navigating the challenges the pandemic has caused. After consulting with South Cambridge District Council we are delighted to have reopened on the 17th May.

If you had a course booked with us that we had to cancel we should have been in touch with you to move you to future course dates, if you have not heard from us and think you should have please email [email protected]

We look forward to everyone being back to make things in the workshop and studio!

We are sending updates on new courses and covid-19 guidelines via our newsletters which you can sign up to here: Cambridge Art Makers and Cambridge Woodwind Makers

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You can find covid-19 guidelines for all Cambridge Makers courses via the link here: covid-19 guidelines. These are reviewed and updated as required.


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Testimonials from courses at Cambridge Art Makers

“I am so glad that Sheila provided my introduction to Enamelling. There was a great atmosphere and Sheila was so professional in sharing her knowledge and skills with us and your workshop an ideal venue. I do so hope that there might be a followup “Revisited Course” as I am keen to do more now that the seed is sown.”

Intermediate Enamelling with Sheila McDonald, 2019

“The course was everything you could ask for. I love coming here!”

The Bespoke Dress: Pattern Cutting Course, Spring 2019

“I have looked for a pattern making course for many years and was delighted to find this one. The venue, teacher and facilities were all excellent.”

The Bespoke Dress: Pattern Cutting Course, Spring Term 2019

“I learnt skills I have wanted to learn for years. Jacqui was brilliant and it was a lovely, friendly atmosphere in a well equipped space.”

The Bespoke Dress: Pattern Cutting Cousre, Spring Term 2019

Were you happy with the facilities and equipment provided for the course? “Yes, we had everything we might need, and more!”

The Bespoke Dress: Pattern Cutting Course, Spring Term 2019

Are you confident that you have achieved the intended outcomes of the course? “Yes – I have an adaptable pattern block and the ability to make variations to it.”

Were you happy with the quality of the teaching you received? “Yes, the tutor was very experienced and confidently assisted each individual with their varied requests.

Were you happy with the facilities and equipment provided for the course? “Yes, the materials required were all provided and all the necessary tools were provided and of good quality.”

The Bespoke Dress: Pattern Cutting Course, Spring Term 2019

“This course was really useful in developing my dressmakers ability and giving me the confidence to adapt patterns as well as create my own. I had a lot of fun and met some very interesting people.”

The Bespoke Dress: Pattern Cutting Course, Spring Term 2019

“A really enjoyable and productive day, using a technique that was completely new to me”

Monotypes with Sue Jones, April 2019

“Amazing and encouraging. Enough tuition and plenty of time for practice.”

Monotypes with Sue Jones, April 2019

“I had my window fitted into my bathroom door! I’m so excited and absolutely love it. I’m hugely proud of myself as when I started Jill’s classes I ouldn’t even cut a piece of glass straight. The fact that I managed to make a whole window is testament to Jill’s expertise and patience. Please can you thank her profusely as I’m chuffed to pieces that I’ve achieved my little dream. Thank you so much for making me feel so welcome.”

Stained Glass with Jill Fordham, July 2019

“Elia is one of the most talented jewllers that I have had the pleasure of being tutored by.”

Jewllery with Elia Rizzo, July 2019

“Lovely relaxed and friendly environment. Thank you x”

Modern Calligraphy with Danielle Lummis, June 2019

“The company was great. I learnt a lot and I will be back for this class!”

Modern Calligraphy with Danielle Lummis, June 2019

“I took a break from my workbench to spend an idylic day @cambridgeartmakers in a drawing and watercolour class. Such a creative environment, it’s left me feeling happy, inspired and invigorated!”

Watercolour Flowers with Janet Edwards, September 2019

“It was such an enjoyable day! Thank you SO much for showing me that a piece can be completed in less than a week (or more!) A totally different approach for me and I’m grateful for Janet Edwards’ patience, encouragement and skill.”

Watercolour Flowers with Janet Edwards, September 2019

“Fab day, excellent tutor, thanks so much. Fab venue too.”

Wooden Spoon Carving with Olly Moses, August 2020

‘I absolutely loved the candle making, thank you!’

Botanical Candles with Leah Chapman, August 2020

“It was amazing! We both really enjoyed it and Leah was great – we’d love to do more!!”

Botanical Candles with Leah Chapman, August 2020

‘Really enjoyed your class, a great blend of interesting things to do and skills to learn in a relaxing environment with lots of laughter thrown into the mix. Thank you.’

Orchard Haberdashery with Fay Jones, August 2020

“Elia is by far the most inspiring tutor I’ve ever had to work with.”

Jewellery with Elia Rizzo, August 2020

“Thank you for a wonderful day which I found very informative and enjoyable. Your knowledge and expertise is second to none. I was particularly impressed with your flow measurement abilities.

I’m looking forward to buying a signed copy your book early next year.”

Clarinet Repair & Care with Daniel Bangham, September 2020

“Great morning with Emily Rose Fine Art. As a total beginner I at least knew which end of the pastel pencils to use the rest was all new and great to try. Very pleased w my dormouse picture 🐁 achieved w Emily’s fantastic guidance. Can definitely recommend and @CambridgeArtMakers.”

Learn to Draw with Emily Rose Fine Art, May 2021