Our Workshops

At Curious? we offer workshops and in-depth courses in…
Glass, metal, textile, paper, mixed media and carnival arts.

Curious studio for Hire & Curious Artists for Hire!

Like the look of our place?...You’re welcome to share it for a little while for your meeting or celebration!
Our artists are available to hire. We have wheels and can travel to provide creative distraction at your away day, party or festival!

Curious Artists

Curious? is the working studio space of papercut artist, Sarah Manton and mixed media artist, Jessica Kemp (JAK in The Green. More widely, the duo gather around them additional complementing artists, designers and makers under the Curious? banner to offer a wide range of creative workshops. Half-day taster workshops described as ‘Make, Take & Cake Days’, in-depth courses or one-off masterclasses, all sessions are delivered from the Curious? Collective’s dedicated arts & crafts hub.

Jessica Kemp - Cherry Blossom Silk Painted Fan SQ

Jess Kemp

Having trained as a theatre designer, danced, puppeteer’d and facilitated a host of visual community art projects, my work generally revolves around vividly coloured textiles and mixed media; creating large-scale theatrical events as well as smaller more decorative items.


Sarah Manton

I specialise in designing handcrafted papercuts (scherenschnitte) and lasercut artworks, creating bespoke commissions to commemorate significant events and milestones as well as portrait pieces of ‘heroes’ from the world of music, film and sport.

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What our friends say about us

“I attended the Copper Embossing workshop at Curious? and loved it!
5 out of 5
“Fantastic machine embroidery workshop, social, supportive and inspiring. Thank you, can't wait for the next!”
Eddy Walton
5 out of 5
The tutor, Dawn, was wonderfully skilled and helpful and the venue was fantastic! I came away with two pieces - one made into a card and the other framed - which was a wonderful surprise and may mean that I actually display my work. The workshop was an excellent introduction to a new craft and I'm eagerly monitoring the Curious? website/Facebook to see what I can try next.”
Jo Rogers
5 out of 5
“Really enjoyed the crochet workshop. Great pace, well explained, (I wasn't a natural but April had lots of patience) and a really enjoyable session. I'll be putting in lots of practice and then signing up to one of the other workshops in the future. Thank you!”
Nicola Shaw
5 out of 5

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