In pursuit of learning: a guide to the best adult courses and clubs in Bath

It may be a long time since you last set foot in a classroom, but it’s never too late to pick up a new hobby or interest. Open up the possibilities with some of these ideas for adult courses, clubs and activities.

Bath Aqua Glass
Glassmaking is a wonderfully challenging experience – some might say life-changing. Bath Aqua Glass offer a range of opportunities to enjoy the magic of molten glass. Whether it’s blowing your breath into your own bauble, having chosen your preferred colours, or working on the hot floor with professional glass-blowers to design and make your own pieces. Group activities can be booked with the addition of refreshments for you and your friend’s birthday, reunion and pre-wedding groups can gather round our making tables with prosecco and cupcakes, crafting your own mosaic heart hanging.

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Sanity Studios
Sanity Studios is a space dedicated to clay and community. During the week it’s open as The Sanctuary, a members’ club for women and femme NB persons to find some peace under the bustling city of Bath. As a Sanctuary member you can learn how to create beautiful pottery in space where you can truly find friendship and support from like-minded people. On weekends there are a whole host of super-fun private pottery workshops. From romantic date nights for two, to wild pottery parties for up to 20 people. Whatever your vibes, Sanity Studios have got you covered.

Spring Gardens Road, Bathwick, Bath BA2 6PW |

The Makershed
The Makershed mission is to provide space for making and learning for everyone, no matter their level of experience, and to be as creative as possible. You’ll receive a friendly welcome by the team of talented tutors who offer a vast range of skill sets, knowledge and experience to teach students. Based in their workshop spaces at St Paul’s Learning Centre they run a huge range of courses and workshops including woodwork with hand or power tools, upholstery, sharpening, wood finishing, wood carving, fabric weaving, lino printing, fabric dyeing, sewing and pallet wood workshops. You can choose from daytime, evening and weekend courses. Book now for the autumn/winter terms via their website.

St. Paul’s Learning Centre, 94 Grosvenor Road, Bristol BS2 8XJ | 07599 670365 |

Love2Learn at Bath College
If you have always wanted to learn a new skill but haven’t had the opportunity, a Love2Learn part-time leisure course at Bath College is just what you need. All courses are timetabled to fit around your existing commitments, so you can learn in the evenings, at the weekend or even for a week in the school holidays. The college offers a wide range of art and design courses in traditional disciplines such as creative writing, printmaking, printed textiles, ceramics and sculpture as well as creativity courses in cake decorating, floristry, contemporary embroidery, and sewing: zero waste fashion. If you would like to brush up on your language skills or learn a new language from scratch, there are courses at different levels in French, German, Italian and Spanish.

All courses and many more can be found at | for all enquiries call 01225 328720