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How We

For Students

Create98 offers a wide and diverse range of classes and courses for anyone wishing to live life more creatively. We seek out the very best creative tutors from across Essex and beyond to bring you a huge selection of arts and crafts disciplines.

  1. browse by subject here or view our calendar for upcoming classes and courses here
  2. drop us a line with any queries or questions here
  3. book your place on your chosen class or course
  4. full confirmation and payment instruction will be emailed to you immediately

For Tutors

We’re keen to engage with artists and makers who have previous experience of leading group workshops, as well as those looking to begin using their skills to tutor and inspire others.

  1. Take a look at ‘How to Join Us as a Tutor’ page
  2. Complete the contact form, telling us a little about yourself and your artistic practice, tutoring experience (if applicable) and we’ll be in touch to discuss options and ideas
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Meet the Team…

Christine Wyatt
Jo Parker
Marketing and Events Manager
Hannah Faraway
Studio Assistant

We offer a wide range of friendly, accessible art and craft courses and workshops led by expert tutors.

We love art and craft and passionately believe that learning and developing new skills should be a fun and enjoyable experience.
Whether you’re busy with a young family or seeking ways to stay active after retirement, taking time out to immerse ourselves creatively is great for balancing the day-to-day with more enriching and rewarding experiences throughout our lives.
What do you want to create?

What People Say…

“Lovely place with friendly staff. I was amazed at how good my painting turned out!”

Bex Harper -

“Great idea. Wonderful workshops to do something different . Already booked up six workshops for next three months.😀”

Alison Pollard -

“Thoroughly enjoyed the 'Celebrating Chelsea' flower school special today, helping to create the floral installation outside the shop, together with other designs internally. Christine and her team were relaxed and helpful as were the other participants. Will be returning regularly to experience other creative courses. Thank you Create 98.”

Patsy Wiggins -

“Wanted to thank you, your team and Mark for an absolutely brilliant afternoon/evening. Everything was perfect, from the life drawing lesson to the fabulous vegan supper, eaten off of a stunningly beautifully decorated table. A lovely time had by all.”

Karen Baker - Private Party Host

“Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the flower morning on Saturday. Thank you. You have created an amazing space for a real mix of activities.”

Zena Coleman -

“I just love everything about the place! From the friendliness that immediately puts you at ease, the excellent equipment/tools for the course, the generosity of the host when prosecco is included! I really enjoy anytime I spend there.”


“Great teacher! Thank you so much! Looking forward to seeing you again xxx”

AC Millbank -

“My son is loving the A to Z classes. As a parent it is wo derful seeing his new creations after each session. A fantastic opportunity for budding artists”

Kate Williams -

“Great idea. Wonderful workshops to do something different . Already booked up six workshops for next three months.?”

Alison Pollard - Workshop participant

“EVERYTHING is spot on. This is the most fantastic place and I cannot wait to book in for more events. You really have nailed it with the content, the staff, the venue, the refreshments. Thankyou!”

Maddie - Benfleet