The Hearth

Main Road


Northumberland, NE15 0NT

Office: 01661 852545

Cafe: 01661 853563

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We host a fantastic range of classes and workshops in our welcoming hall.  Regular sessions include yoga, Singing Babies and the twice-monthly Wool Group, and one-off classes include weaving, pastel painting and creative up-cycling.

Up-cycling workshops

With Natalie Henderson

Using recycled materials in creative ways.


Now booking for 2020


For more information and to book: 

email Natalie at

Creative Drawing Sessions

With Jenny Purrett

Term-time Thursdays, starting Thursday 12th September:

choose from 9.30am -12pm  or 1pm - 3.30pm


These regular sessions give you the opportunity to explore a range of materials and learn new techniques in a relaxed, friendly environment. We have a new theme every half term. Over the last 12 months our projects have included: Sculptors’ drawings, Looking at Leonardo, Indian Miniatures, Winter landscapes and experimental sketchbook techniques.

It costs £15 per session if you pre book a half term block or, if you want to drop in when you can, the pay as you go rate is £20.

For more information go to www.jennypurrett/workshops

For enquiries and booking, email 

or phone 0751 202 3040

Wildlife Art Workshops

With Jina Gelder


Book now for her Autumn workshops


For more information and to book: 

see Jina's website

Pastels workshops

With Fiona Carvell

Pastels classes throughout the year with Unison Pastels Associated Artist Fiona Carvell


For more information and to book: 


Weaving workshops

With Jan Beadle

Weaving workshops to suit beginners and those with more experience, booking now for Spring 2020.


For more information and to book: 


Drawing with Colour

with Gillian Baker MA (RCA) PGCE

Saturday 23rd November 1.00 - 4.00pm

Learn how to draw using colour pencils and improve your drawing skills and knowledge in this friendly, structured workshop. We will focus on drawing natural objects using a variety of techniques including cross hatching, blending and shading. The workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some experience.


Cost £20


To book a place and for further details please phone 01434 622362 or 07508165681 

Christmas Crafts & Willow Weaving

with tutors from WEA

Sunday 15th December 2019

Time: 9.30am – 12 noon

Have fun making beautiful Christmas decorations and baubles from fabric and paper. 

Cost: £8.75. If you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.  Reference: C2524974

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Have fun making a Willow Wreath from natural materials   

Cost: £10.75.If you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course. Reference: C2525236

There is an additional charge of £5 for materials payable direct to the tutor on the day

Book now: or 0300 303 3464

Dru Yoga

with Rachel Orange

Wednesday evenings, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Dru Yoga is a graceful form of yoga, based on soft flowing movements, energising sequences, directed breathing and visualisation.
Dru works on body, mind and spirit to rejuvenate your whole being
It improves strength and flexibility, increases core stability, builds a heightened feeling of positivity, and brings deep states of relaxation for body and mind.

Contact Rachel on 07545865009 or email to enquire about availability.

The Hearth Tuesday Wool Group

Drop-in session

Second and Fourth Tuesday of the Month, 1.15 - 4pm

Whatever your woolly interest (knitting, spinning, weaving, crochet, sheep, feltmaking) or level of skill, bring along some of your own work and spend a couple of hours with like-minded people to chat, skill-share, network. This is a drop-in session, not a formal class or course.

The Hearth Wool Group will meet in the Hearth's hall on the SECOND and FOURTH Tuesday of each month, 1.15pm - 3.15pm. Please come along - we'd love to see you. There will be a £3.50 charge towards hall hire and refreshments.

Enquiries to Liz - email 

Singing Babies and Squeaky Feet

with Louise Khazaee

Mondays and Wednesday Mornings

Singing Babies & Squeaky Feet with live music, songs and a variety of instruments. Sessions stimulate and engage young babies and children. Parents, grandparents & child minders can all enjoy the chance to take part, and afterwards socialise over fresh coffee and carrot cake.

Singing Babies is designed for babies in their first years, whilst Squeaky Feet focuses on the confident walkers.  


For details of class times and availability please contact Louise directly via her website.