Creative arts and language

Be inspired to keep learning with our range of exciting courses

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Art courses

We offer a range of creative art courses. Discover and develop new skills, whilst exploring your creative side with others.

Courses include:

  • Drawing and painting
  • Drawing and mark making
  • How to draw
  • Mindfulness through drawing
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Crafts

Discover new and exciting skills, making, creating online with others. Check what our learners have been doing in our crafts learner gallery. If you’re part of our community, we would love to see your creations or pictures. Share them with us on Twitter or adultlearning@ealing.gov.uk to be featured.

We offer a range of crafts courses including:

  • Card crafts
  • Sewing
  • Textiles
  • Knitting
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Creative writing and voice courses

Release your inner voice with our creative writing and voice courses.

  • Creative writing – enjoy a creative outlet for your creativity
  • Singing for all – discover your voice with our singing courses.
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Languages

We offer an introduction to British Sign Language and taster courses, as well as a wide range of modern foreign language courses, delivered in collaboration with Ealing School of Languages.

They include:

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
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Cookery, baking and cake decorating courses

We offer a range of baking, cookery and cake decorating courses. Whether you want to discover new and exciting skills to master vegetarian cookery, make delicious home-baked muffins or pancakes, we have lots of courses available for all abilities.

They can help you:

  • Learn useful techniques
  • Experience first class teaching
  • Improve your mental health and wellbeing.
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Tasters

We have a range of short workshops such as:

  • Christmas cards
  • Mindfulness through drawing
  • Festive Singing For Good Cheer
  • When Souls Sing Of Love -A Valentine’s Day Special
  • Mince pies
  • Christmas Cupcakes
  • Egg Free Cupcakes
  • Easter Truffle Delights
  • Afternoon Tea On Mothers Day
  • Make Your Own Table Runner
  • Festive Tree Hangings And Stockings

Read what our learners say

“I can communicate more effectively and confidently by the encouragement of my tutor.”
David Wryan, French higher intermediate.

“Each term I become a little better at speaking and understanding Italian.”
Sue Hudson, Italian.

Be inspired, creative, qualified, be more

Whether your ambition is to prepare for work, develop new skills or get a better job, we have a course for you.

Tutor spotlight

Juwon Ogungbe playing piano

Meet Juwon Ogungbe

Juwon is an all round musician – singer, composer, instrumentalist and educator. His singing career encompasses music from several cultures, including classical and contemporary art music, opera, African music genres, jazz and popular music.

Juwon regularly performs his own songs and in productions of his music theatre works which include Afonja’s Minstrel (2018) and King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (2019). For several years, he has led The Vocal Ensemble of Africa. In 2016-17 he led the Singing Cultures Choir and the Choir of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. He has also collaborated with The London Lucumi Choir, the choir of The Orchestre Symphonique de Kimbanguiste (from the Democratic Republic of Congo) and Lyrical Voices – an Ealing based community choir.

Educated in the UK and Nigeria, Juwon has been involved creatively in many notable UK African theatre productions as the composer and musical director, for companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court Theatre, Royal National Theatre and Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre.

Life Force Music – Juwon Ogungbe’s album of self-composed songs is available on several digital platforms and in CD format. He also released two singles in 2017 – My Love and I’m always here.

Meet Ruby Buffong

Ruby Buffong has been decorating cakes for 35 years and has been teaching cake decorating and baking for 13 years. Ruby is a professional tutor and dedicated to ensuring students learn the art of cake decorating. Many of her students go on to have small cake businesses. A member of The British Sugar craft Guild and a Cake Demonstrator for the Guild, Ruby has won various certificates in cake decorating.