Chesterfield / Creative Workshops & Courses

Opening days

Saturday 26th May
Sunday 27th May
Monday 28th May
Tuesday 29th May
Wednesday 30th May
Thursday 31st May
Friday 1st June
Saturday 2nd June
Sunday 3rd June
There is a preview evening on Friday 25th May

Other opening times

Open 10am until 2pm

At StraightCurves we run a full range of Art & Craft Classes for adults and children, all delivered by top-notch and experienced tutors. From Pottery to Art Journaling and Dressmaking to Tunisian Crochet we have something for everyone whether you are a complete novice or an experienced artist or crafter looking to try something different. Make some time for yourself to get creative, learn a new skill or make new friends at our accessible studios in Chesterfield.

During Derbyshire Open Arts we will have demonstrations, workshops, and other events full details of these can be found on our website.

Founded in 2013

StraightCurves was set up in 2013 by Karen Rogers, a fully qualified and experienced designer and secondary school teacher / adult education tutor, who is passionate about creativity and learning. At the end of 2014, we moved into our very own building on Saltergate in the heart of Chesterfield, and with the help of a grant from the Global Derbyshire scheme, renovated it to include three bright studio spaces, a fully-fitted kitchen and a disabled toilet to make the building accessible.

A business with ethics & values

We firmly believe that anyone can be creative, and offer a range of high-quality workshops and courses (over 60 at the moment, and we’re always adding new ones…) for adults and children in a variety of techniques. In the unlikely event that you can’t find a course, workshop or club that suits you, we are always looking for new ideas so get in touch and I’ll see what we can do!

We also run regular social crafting sessions, offer 1 to 1 tuition, and can run bespoke activities for any occasion – be it a birthday party, baby shower, hen do, or just a normal day! All of our crafty parties, events and 1:1 tuition are costed and designed just for you, so get in touch to let us know what you are looking for and one of our ever growing team will be able to help you!

We like to get out & about....and we enjoy a cuppa!

We work primarily from our studio building, but also go out and about to craft fairs, care homes, shopping centres, schools and can even come to you in your own home!

Everything we do is aimed at skill-building in a relaxed environment and so we keep our class sizes small. We love wool (all kinds, big & small), tea (it has to be PG) and biscuits (Bourbons all the way) and I hope you will join us as we also love making new friends!

Not just for adults!

We truly believe in creative education for all ages and start as young as 2 years with our twice weekly toddler craft sessions. We run after school clubs, weekend activties, birthday parties and our popular crafty school in the holidays too!

Our Hallway Gallery...

Pop in and browse work for sale by local artists and crafts people in our hallway gallery along with handmade gifts and cards to suit a variety of occassions.

Will undertake commissions
Is prepared to give tuition and/or workshops

Contact Information

Phone number: 
01246 807575 07976 845 662

Venue Information

104 Saltergate
S40 1NE
In Chesterfield town centre on Saltergate opposite the labour club and the top end of Clarence Road. On street parking available free for two hours on Clarence Road, Cross Street and Tennyson Avenue along with local paid car parks too.
This venue has full disabled access