Welcome to the Gloucester Arts and Crafts Group website
We are a registered charity (No.1069039) whose main aim is to provide adults (18+) with opportunities to partake in Arts and Crafts activities. The original aim was to purchase/rent premises within the Gloucester area and set up an Arts and Crafts centre - but rapidly increasing property prices in the early 1980's put paid to that idea. To keep interest with the project going, at that time, a small Summer School was set up and proved popular and successful. The rest, as they say, is history and this year, 2019, will be our 39th year.
The first Summer School was held at St.Peter's High School but, after several years of walking up and down the many steps, we managed to move to The Beaufort Community School in Tuffley.Since 2015 we have been at NEWENT COMMUNITY SCHOOL, Gloucestershire.
On average, we offer 25 different courses at the Summer School, most but not all, for the full five days. Because we are a non-profit making organisation, we are able to offer courses that are truly excellent value for money, run by experienced tutors who are accomplished artists in their own right.
Although the Summer School is our main event, we do have other activities including two one-day workshops in spring and autumn. These workshops are held at Maidenhill School, Stonehouse.