About Norfolk Creative Arts2016-12-07T13:05:50+00:00

About Norfolk Creative Arts

We first opened our doors in February 2016. Norfolk Creative Arts is an innovative and dynamic creative art school situated in West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and outstanding natural beauty, well known for its vast stretches of glorious beaches, picturesque market towns and villages and rolling countryside with the most amazing skies and sunsets.

We are easily accessible by car or by train. Our nearest town is Kings Lynn which is well served by national coach and rail services (London Kings cross to Kings Lynn takes 1hr 45 Mins by train for an hourly service).

You could combine your studies with a family holiday. Please see our accommodation page to view a selection of local establishments.

Some of the local sites include the Royal Estate of Sandringham, Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall, Pensthorpe nature reserve, Titchwell nature reserve, The Norfolk Broads, Castle Rising Castle, Castle Acre Priory, 3 local Golf courses, plenty of opportunity for watersports and sailing at the vast variety of different beaches and harbours or if you prefer your feet planted firmly on the ground Fakenham Race Course offers a great informal, family day out.

So whilst you are immersing yourself creatively, your family could be relaxing, enjoying the local sites and slowing down to a better pace of life.

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Our Journey

We first had the vision of opening a Creative Arts School in 2011.  We were planning to move back to Norfolk, where our families reside following a long period in London (ten years +), and wanted to combine our passion of the arts and our work.

We were fortunate to stumble across a wonderful Grade II listed School in Grimston in 2013, which was closed in July 2011 following the development of a super school in the area.  We were keen to bring this building back to life and for it to be a place which nurtures, supports and encourages creativity.  It’s important for us that the school is routed within the local community and it provides a place for the community to come together.

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Hans (on the left in the photo) completed a three year upholstery course in 2014 and originally studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths and then Fine Art and Theatre at Brighton University.  He has a keen eye for design and has previously held jobs in interior/garden design. Over the last ten years, Hans has obtained invaluable skills in event management, working for a top London Event Company. Whilst running the catering division of a prestigious media investment company, he also picked up some amazing catering skills from high end chefs – lucky you if you are on our courses that provide food!

Hans And Sean

Sean (on the right of the photo) has twenty years customer services experience, managing teams within the financial and charity sector.  Art has always been a passion of Sean’s but has become more prominent over the last decade. Inspired by the galleries and exhibitions he’s visited and the art courses he has attended, Sean has started his own pop art collection and is keen to develop his skills in Graphic Design.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Our Address: Norfolk Creative Arts, Church Hill School, 71 Gayton Road, Grimston, Norfolk, PE32 1BG (see map below)     Our Phone Number: 01485 240 420     Email: Drop us an email here

By Car

Norfolk Creative Arts is situated just a 20 minute drive from Kings Lynn and an hour from Norwich.
To reach the school by car take the A148 heading East out of Kings Lynn; at the Knights Hill roundabout with the Farm shop on your left, take the second exit continuing along the A148 towards Cromer. Take the next turning on the right signposted Grimston 4 miles and Congham Hall herb garden. This is Lynn Road. Keep on this road for about 3 miles, passing through Roydon Village. You will pass by the three horse shoes pub and Congham Hall both on your left hand side. Follow the road around a few bends until you reach a T Junction at Grimston village. You will be able to see the Grimston Village shop opposite and the village Clock tower to your left. Turn right onto Gayton Road heading out of the village towards the Church. As you pass by the church wall on your left hand side, you will see an old school sign and a slow sign in the road, indicate left. You will need to take a sharp left along the side of the Church wall. Head immediately straight ahead through the gates and into the entrance for Norfolk Creative Arts. Drive past the side of the school building to the back, were you will find free parking for patrons of the school.

By Bus

The 48 bus operates from monday till saturday during the day between Kings Lynn and Grimston. You can get the bus from Bay 5 at the Kings Lynn Bus station and you alight at the Grimston Vong Lane stop. It is then a couple of minutes walk to the school heading in the direction of the church.

By Train to Kings Lynn

There is a regular direct train from London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn. It is about a 20 minute drive by taxi from Kings Lynn train station to Norfolk Creative Arts. If you require a taxi from Kings Lynn train station please try the taxi rank to the side of the station or ring one of the following taxi numbers below.

Local Taxi Companies

Connect Cars – 01553 776633          Gary’s Taxis – 07909 698050          Kings Abbey Taxis – 01553 776499          Station Taxis – 01553 777788

The school hosts a wide range of high quality and exciting short art courses in disciplines such as drawing, painting, upholstery, crafts and print all taught by a variety of well known artists from across the UK. These include the likes of Fraser Scarfe from the painting and drawing Channel, Isobel Bartholomew a very renowned Botanical artist, Vic Bearcroft who won an award at the 2012 BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year competition and local watercolourist Mike Tuddenham who has a reputation of inspiring and teaching many artists that have gone onto prolific careers, to name just a few.
If you feel that a short course would just not be enough then we also have a range of weekly classes for you to attend, in subjects such as Watercolour, Mixed media, Acrylic and life drawing. So if you have always wanted to have a go or want to improve your skills then why not sign up to an 8 week term.
Our studio is fully equipped with Easels, tables and boards. We have a professional coffee machine for all to enjoy. Cakes and biscuits are served in the breaks. Most of our Short courses include a 2 course lunch with wine or juice (please see course description if included)
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At Norfolk Creative Arts We:

provide excellent customer service; are trusted; offer a variety of creative arts in the local area; have a great venue; are reasonably priced for the quality service received; will offer a good selection of courses.

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