Funky Aardvark C.I.C.
  • both of our branches host a wide range of courses for all abilities

    Please see the tabs at the side of the screen for a calendar of monthly and one off courses. Our weekly courses are listed below. If you cannot see the tabs you can link to the calendars here:

  • We run a wide variety of childrens courses during the school holidays - please ask your local centre for details.

  • weekly program chester


    7-9pm freemotion embroidery play session. Bring your own project and join the fun. Help is on hand from tutor Suzy Huxley if you need it. £5 (drop in welcome)

    6-9pm MakerSpace project night. Bring your own project or join in with one of ours. An open session so membership is not needed. Maker Gurus on hand to help all night. £5 (drop in welcome)


    7-9pm Watercolours. Suitable for all abilities. Tutor Deirdre Boleyn will take you through the techniques of watercolour painting. £10 per session materials needed

    6-9pm Game crafters. Bring along your card/board/model game project or join in with ours. MakerGurus on hand all night to help. £3.50 (drop in welcome)


    7-9pm Laid Back Life Drawing. Suitable for all abilities. A relaxing drawing session with tutor Bex Raven looking at human form. As little or much guidance as you need. £8 bring whatever materials you would like to use(drop in welcome)

    7-9pm Acrylics for beginners. Learn the basics to get you going with acylic paint with tutor Jo Wood. £10 per session. Materials needed.


    6.30-8.30pm drawing class. Try a mixture of techniques, styles and media. All abilities catered for by tutor Ben Bernard-Smith. £10 drawing materials needed(drop in welcome)


    No classes at present


    10am-12pm Pottery Come and make your own project with help from tutor Bex Raven. All abilities welcomed. £10 - all materials included but firing extra when ready. (drop in welcome)

    1pm-4pm Project Sundays (1-5pm in week 3) 6 month course with tutor Bex Raven culminating in an exhibition. See calendar for more details and current theme. Guests welcome but need to book to find out what to bring. £20 for single session or £90 for a full project.

  • weekly program Teignmouth


    10am one2one throwing

    10.30am lino printing and drawing

    2-4pm junior art and craft during school holidays

    6.30pm drawing skills and bathing belles singing group


    10.30am-12.30pm quilting club

    2-4pm drawing lessons

    6-8.30pm Pottery


    2pm creative embroidery

    6.30pm-8pm sewing club


    10.30 chinese brush painting

    1.30pm felt making (wet)

    7-9pm life drawing


    10.30 portrait group with tutor support

    2-4pm knitting and crochet

    6pm upcycling textiles to new garments .


    11am-1pm Project Saturdays themed art class (11-18) last Sat of month

    2-4pm group art class for special needs students

    SUNDAY various

  • All courses must be prebooked except where specified with payment in advance to secure your place. Places are limited so prebooking is advised even for the weekly courses, however drop in is welcomed on some sessions - please check listings for details. Cancellations must be made to the centre where the course is running at least 48 hours in advance. This must be in person at the centre or via telephone. As long as you give a minimum of 48 hours notice your place can be transferred to another course that has space. Cancellations after this time will forfeit the course fee.