The Creative Dimension Trust (TCDT) offers free extracurricular workshops to students from underserved backgrounds who wish to develop hand skills. Students work with leading global specialists with the aim of inspiring future careers. TCDT also provides work experience opportunities, giving students assess to some of the best creative companies in the UK.


Workshops consists of five after school sessions lasting 1 ½ hours for ten students aged 14-19 and up to three of their teachers. Students are selected by the school.



“The gold leaf gilding course was a very valuable opportunity for me as I improved my hand eye coordination.  I showcased the gold leaf bauble I made at TCDT in my Dentistry interviews.  The interviewers seemed very intrigued by my manual dexterity, and I got a place. As a result, I am very grateful for the opportunity given to me by the creative dimension trust.” 

Student from La Sainte Union Catholic School, Camden 


“I am very grateful to the Creative Dimension Trust for giving me the opportunity to be part of their community and do what I like the most (being creative) without having to worry about the costs. I enjoyed all the workshops I participated in, not only because I was taught by experts who share the same passion for what they do, but also because I met new people with whom I worked together and made so many memories. I would highly recommend them to anyone no matter their experience.”  

Student from Maria Fidelis School, Camden 



Subjects currently taught in this programme include  

  • Embroidery 
  • Furniture Making 
  • Gilding 
  • Jewellery Making 
  • Leather Working 
  • Tailoring  
  • Technical Drawing 


Schools engaged with our programme 

  • Ackland Burghley School – Camden 
  • La Sainte Union Catholic School – Camden 
  • Maria Fidelis School – Camden 
  • Mulberry School for Girls – Tower Hamlets 
  • Parliament Hill School – Camden 


Evaluation from students and teachers out of 10  

Overall: 9.2   

Valuable: 8.9  

Well taught: 9.7   

Opportunities not available at school: 9.5    

If you have any enquiries about this new programme please contact – [email protected]