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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.

Many of our classes and courses are now available as live Zoom sessions, or as Craft-at-Home kits. This gives people the opportunity to continue being creative during these COVID times. Most of our kits can be posted across the UK, check out the full list here

  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 and pay for your chosen class, course or kit
  4. full confirmation 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
Poppy Hannan
Studio Operations Manager

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…

“We all wanted to say a huge thank you for the really super sessions over the half term. The children thoroughly enjoyed them all - the pottery, illusion art and graffiti art. The classes made a real difference to our week so thank you to all the teachers, Christine and all of you!”

Anne-Marie -

“The tutorial was total escapism for a little while, first time in ages I've just switched off from everything else!”

Katie -

“We absolutely adore your Create98 studio workshops so thank you for bringing it to our community during lockdown!”

Linda Higgins -

“Highly recommended by me! I loved the 'Contemporary Hand-Stitched Quilt Making' course so much I'm doing it again!”

Hannah Arrowsmith -

“Thank you so much for making such a great cheeky vase kit, I can't wait to see the final results. Will deffo be looking into more :)”

Marney Dobson -

“Really enjoyed the online 'Instagram Photography' workshop. I learnt so much about the camera functions of my phone that I was unaware of!”

Deborah Weston -

“The beautiful kit from Create98 includes all the essential items for the PERFECT candles. They lift everyone's mood and the kit really makes you feel like you're creating something magical.”

Fran Hounsom -

Thanks to the Virtual Write Club and Create98 I’ve got plenty of momentum now!!

Adrian Lacey -

“If you haven't been to a Leigh-on-Sea Supper Club event at Create98 - go! The food was delicious, and even though they've had to make some adjustments due to Covid-19, the atmosphere was lovely and what better way to sample a different culture on your doorstep.”

Natasha Kwakwa -

“Susan is a talented Artist and Teacher. I wish I'd had her teaching me years ago!”

Lou -