Short Courses

Short Courses

We offer a range of short introductory courses throughout the year running weekly. Where funding is available these are offered FREE of charge to learners on benefits.  If there are no courses confirmed just now, sign up to our mailing list by emailing us at to make sure you’re the first to know when we confirm new courses!  To find out more or apply ring 01223 631820 / text 07763 280029 / email


Horizons 6 week Short Course Programme

Intuitive Painting

Learn to enjoy painting freely using acrylic paints on canvas with Natasha Day, suitable for all levels.

Thursdays 10.30am – 1pm, 25 January – 1 March 2018, Buchan Street Neighbourhood Centre, CB4 2XF

Dance for Every Body

Enjoy moving intuitively to music, for all abilities, with Filipa Pereira-Stubbs.

Wednesdays 5.30pm – 7.30pm, 31 January – 7 March 2018, Cambridge School for Visual & Performing Arts, Sturton St, CB5 8AD

Creative Digital Arts

Have fun exploring the creative possibilities of digital media using Apps on iPads (provided) with Salmagundi Films

Tuesdays 1.30pm – 4.30pm, 13 February – 20 March, Meadows Community Centre, St Catherine’s Rd, CB4 3XJ

Download an EOI form Horizons Short Courses form to apply!  Return via email to: or by post to: CCA Course Enquiries, 16-18 Arbury Court, Cambridge, CB4 2JQ.

The Horizons programme is generously funded by Cambridge City Council and Arts Council England.  Courses are free to adults 18+ on low incomes and with health challenges, priority will be given to Cambridge City residents.  The deadline for expressing your interest is one week before the start date, after which we will contact you to confirm your place and to arrange a one to one enrolment appointment, to get to know you and your interests and discuss any particular challenges you might face.


  • Mindful Movement, in association with Movement Space
  • Creative Writing in partnership with WEA
  • Guitar for Improvers in partnership with WEA
  • Digital Collage workshop in partnership with WEA
  • Intuitive Painting workshop in partnership with WEA
  • Guitar: Play the Blues (Beginners) in partnership with WEA
  • Drama in partnership with WEA
  • Guitar for Beginners  Funded by Dosoco Foundation
  • Music Making in partnership with Winter Comfort for the Homeless  Funded by Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Making Change (drama) Funded by Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Intuitive Art – Freedom to Paint   Funded by Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Dancing for Every Body   Funded by Cambridge City Council 
  • Music Making   Funded by Cambridge City Council 
  • Drawing for Beginners  funded by European Social Fund / Skills Funding Agency
  • Performing for Change  funded by European Social Fund / Skills Funding Agency
  • Guitar for Beginners.  Funded by Cambridge City Council
  • Guitar for Improvers. Funded by Cambridge City Council