The Values We Live By

We’re on a mission to help you build your creative confidence and make learning a joy.

At Create Academy, we want to help you live a more creative, sustainable and happy life. To inspire you to make more, do more and find more to love in life, by empowering you, developing your skills and growing your knowledge. Our time on this planet is short, so make it count, and make it joyful.

Bring joy

Good design brings joy. It can touch our lives with the smallest details, lift our spirits and make us feel with all our senses. Our environment – from colour to lighting to layout – can have a profound effect on our emotions, our moods, our sense of belonging and even our ability to heal. Without a doubt, beauty improves our lives.

With our home and interiors courses, we seek to democratise design, build confidence and show the creative magic that happens when you let go of perfection and embrace mistakes. So no matter if you are renting or renovating, by learning the techniques, tips and tools of the world’s most sought after designers, you can make your home a place you love.

Our time on this planet is short, so make it count, and make it joyful.

Leave a positive impact

Discover how to walk more gently on the Earth and become better custodians of the land with our gardening courses that champion sustainability and celebrate the wonders of the natural world.

Learn from pioneering gardeners, horticulturists, biodynamic farmers and florists how to tune into nature, nurture biodiversity and embrace low intervention practices that will enrich your life, and the lives of others. So whether you’re considering retraining, seeking inspiration or simply want to learn new skills, our gardening courses will grow your knowledge and connect you with the magic of nature.

Learn to walk more gently on the Earth and become better custodians of the land.

Build creative confidence

As a society we have become disconnected from our hands, from objects, from materials and from the Earth that provides them. It has never been more important to rediscover that connection and return to traditional methods of making, mending and recycling. All of us are born with the capacity to create and are surrounded by inspiration in the natural world. We just need the tools and the confidence to start. Making brings mental, physical and environmental benefits. It empowers, provides purpose and offers much needed moments of peace.

Our craft courses – taught by artisans who are passionate about craftsmanship, sustainability and reviving heritage artforms – encourage you to play, experiment and discover how to make your home, and the world, a better place to live.

All of us are born with the capacity to create. We just need the tools and the confidence to start.

Celebrate life

The food we eat has the power to change the world, and change our lives. Learn from pioneering chefs, nutritionists, growers, regenerative farmers and wine experts how to improve the quality of your soil, your ingredients, your cooking and your health, and how together we can tread more softly, waste less and eat better. Every meal is an opportunity to enhance our enjoyment of life, connect with nature and protect our planet.

With our collection of food, drink and nutrition courses you can discover how to make life more flavoursome, the joy of growing fruit and vegetables, and how the ground beneath our feet is key to life on Earth.

Every meal is an opportunity to enhance our enjoyment of life, connect with nature and protect our planet.

Discover more

Molly Mahon’s essential block printing kit

Step into Molly Mahon’s vibrant world and discover her essential list of block printing supplies, designed for beginners and experienced makers alike.

Meet our latest Create Academy instructor: Julius Arthur

We find out about the House of Quinn founder who swapped menswear for quilt making.

James Wong teaches his secrets to growing houseplants on ceramics

Bring nature indoors with a beautiful, slow-growing tropical houseplant grown on a ceramic base.

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