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 The Cat House Arts Centre

Cats are endearingly inspiring, exquisite creatures, offering endless opportunities for creative endeavours.  

 With this in mind we set up The Cat House Arts Centre and Felis Art Gallery - hosting and selling cat artwork, running cat-themed creative and wellness classes, workshops and clubs and generally inspiring cat lovers with a whole host of glorious creative cat-ness. Most sessions are designed to be accessible to everyone, so come and have a go and make some new friends too. Our wide range of offerings are listed below, although not all sessions will be available at all times. Your first drink from the café is always included in the session fee.

Click on the button below to be taken to our booking website where you can scroll through to see what's on and when. 

Workshops, classes & Events:

Prices range from £15 to £25 per class/workshop/event

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We run 2 workshops most days; one in the mornings from 10am until midday, and the other in the evenings around 6.30pm - 8.30pm (or 7pm - 10pm for events). Here are some of the fantastic sessions we offer:

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Cat Life Drawing

Sketch our cats as they pose, snooze and play. Learn anatomy, texture, scale and more from our tutor Sam Elmhurst. All abilities welcome. Come once, come regularly, it's up to you. 2 hour class. Ages 12 plus. 

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Cat Painting Classes

Come and paint our cats up-close and personal with our art tutor Sophia Shuvalova. Mediums include acrylic, watercolour and gouache. Suitable for all abilities. Come once, come regularly, it's up to you. Ages 12 plus. 

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Clay Cat Workshops

A 2 hour workshop creating small cats using air drying clay and painting some pre-dried ones too.

All materials and equipment provided. Wear old clothing. 

Ages 12 plus. 

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Cat Linocut

A 2 hour linocut workshop with tutor Safi Butler, creating your own cat linocut and creating prints from it. All materials and equipment provided.

Wear old clothing.

Ages 16 plus.

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Cat Yoga

A 2 hour session with a 1 hour yoga class taught by Abby Hoffmann, in amongst the cats (so much fun!), plus time to get to know them after. Beginner to intermediate . 

Ages 14 plus.

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Tai Chi Feline Form

Tai Chi Feline-Style is a gentle class aimed at all abilities involving slow but thorough warm up exercises, gentle flowing movements & mindful breathing. A 1.5 hour session with a 1 hour Tai Chi class followed by plenty of time for cat cuddles and socialising. Ages 16 plus. 

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Meditation 

Come sit peacefully, stroke our cats, hear them purr, feel your body and mind quieten down and relax. Breath with them, close your eyes and remain centred. This 2 hour session includes time for drinks and chatting. Ages 16 plus.

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Creative Writing

2 hours of cat-themed creative writing in a warm, relaxing space with our gorgeous felines to provide inspiration.  All abilities welcome; just bring along a notebook & pen and be ready to join in with some light-hearted writing exercises.  With Lynsey White. Ages 16 plus.

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Cat Board Games evenings

A fun filled 2 hour easy-going social session with over 25 cat themed games, from easy card games to lengthy board games,

plus jigsaw puzzles too if you fancy a go! 

Ages 12 plus.

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Cat Grooming Workshop

These informative sessions are run by Rachel from The Cat's Whiskers Cat Only Grooming.

Very helpful & informative, with questions encouraged. Bring photos of your cat to show Rachel for help with specific problems. 

Ages 12 plus.

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Health, handling & Hygiene

This 2 hour session goes over general cat care & handling, basic first aid, common injuries & illnesses, as well as hygiene, nutrition, grooming & behaviour.

Questions encouraged. Plenty of time for cat interaction.

Ages 16 plus.

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Cat Awareness Classes

Aimed at ages 8 & 9 to introduce them to our cats: incl's observing,  approaching, stroking and playing, plus chatting and learning about the cats. 1.5 hours.

Completion of this session earns a certificate. This also gives 8 and 9 yo's eligibility to attend lounging sessions with an adult. (Without this the minimum age for entry is 10 years.) 

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Cat History/Breed Talks

Come and spend a couple of hours with a cat on your lap, drinking tea/coffee and listening to an interesting talk on various cat subjects.

Meet like-minded people and make new furry friends. 

Ages 16 plus.

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Cat Photography Workshops

A 2 hour workshop with Shellie Wall, where you will learn to take the purrfect cat photo using your phone or a camera.

Use professional lighting and gain tips and techniques for snapping fabulous feline pics.

Ages 16 plus.

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Cat Tarot

Evenings

These sessions include an introduction to tarot and how it works as a tool to connect with your intuition. Our tutor Sam Rooke will briefly go into some cards and their basic symbolism, + some easy spreads and ways to read them. You will each then have a short reading.

Ages 18 plus.

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Other cat themed sessions include:

Cat quiz evenings

Charity fundraising events

Strangers Coffee mornings

Cat Diamond Art workshops

Spray paint/graffiti workshops

Cat communication workshops

Stone & Glass painting

Decoupage workshops

Crochet & Origami workshops

and more...

New and exciting classes and workshops are being added regularly. Do you have an idea for a future cat themed creative workshop? If so please get in touch, we would love to hear from you :-)

Felis Art Gallery

Our walls host a constantly changing array of glorious feline artistry from local artists. Come view them during the lounging sessions, during a workshop or when we have open gallery sessions.

Artists please enquire to show and sell your work.

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