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With over 3,000 places and 40 crafts to choose from this year, we are sure you will be able to tap into your inner artist.

The Practical Classes Teachers are all artists or art teachers. They also have a joint display in the Teachers Exhibition Tent and most of the works are for sale. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see a wide variety of art created to a very high standard.

Half of the places for each class are now available for pre-booking – click here.

Each day of the Festival, the other half of places for each class will be sold from 9.30 am onwards at the Practical Classes Ticket Tent (you can only purchase tickets for your class on that day).

Practical Classes available this year range from Clay & Pottery, Jewellery & Enamelling, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Papermaking, through to a wide selection of Painting & Drawing classes from some of the most respected artists in the country.

Tickets range from £8.50 to £15. Most classes have three daily sessions (but some vary so check when booking):

10:30am – 12 noon

1:00pm – 2:30pm

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Junior Practical Classes are available for children aged 4 – 10 years (£6.00 each) with three daily sessions:

11:00am – 12 noon

1:30pm – 2:30pm

3:00pm – 4:00pm

So we hope you enjoy one of the delights of visiting Art in Action. Online tickets are now open  – otherwise head to the Practical Class Ticket Tent when you arrive!Issue7-MainImageOld