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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
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…

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 -

“It was really great to be back at Create98 with Christine and Debbie. Had a lovely 2 days and I've got another mosaic course booked for August - can't wait!”

Joan Simmons -

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

Lou -

“It's great that the Tutors are all published writers who really know the industry, but are also very encouraging and enthusiastic.”

Lynden Wade -

“I’ve been attending Create98’s Virtual Write Club since lockdown began, which has been an absolute tonic every Wednesday evening.”

Ray Morgan -

“Enjoyed our class last night! And the Covid stuff was dealt with and handled really well.      ”

Lucy Saunders -

“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 -

“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.”