The Creative Dimension Trust: COVID-19 Update


FREE: Online and Interactive Live Workshops


The Creative Dimension Trust has been busy organising an exciting range of online workshops, including Puppet Making, Mask Making and Architectural Paper Folding, that will start from Friday 3rd April 2020.

TCDT won’t let COVID-19 stop your creative development, learning, and fun. We all need to stay positive, engaged, and motivated.

You’ll be able to keep learning while at home from the best craft specialists and artists in the UK. The workshops will help you create work – using ordinary materials you’ll find at home – to build your portfolio.

To find out more about the online workshops and to register your interest, visit the Online Workshops page now!


Aged 14-19? 

Looking for pathways towards careers working with your hands?

We have some amazing opportunities for you!

Scroll down for further details of individual workshops. 

Eligibility Criteria can be found at the bottom of this page.  



Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects - London
Two Model Making workshops will run over the course of two weeks with a place for only one student at each workshop. The application deadline will be in June, as interviews will need to be arranged for those interested in attending this workshop. First workshop 20th July – 24th July 2020 Second workshop 27th July – 31st August 2020 Apply until 15/06/2020.


City and Gilds of London Art School
This workshop run from 10th August to 14th August 2020 For this workshop students learnt how to fuse metal foil and gild gold leaf onto textiles. Students worked collaboratively to decorate a large tablecloth. The tablecloth was displayed at The Creative Dimension Trust collaborative banquet. Students also had the opportunity to fuse metal foil and gild gold leaf onto their own hand and made a marbled paper, t-shirt or bag. Apply until 10/08/2020.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be

    • 14 years old prior to the beginning of the workshop, and not older than 19 years old for its duration. Please note that for some workshops you must be 16. See individual workshop pages for details.  
    • Able to make their own way to and from the venue throughout the workshop.
    • Available for the entire day, every day, for the duration of the workshop (workshops tend to run from 9-5, with some variations on timing).

Selection Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate

    • Passion for working with their hands
    • Talent, creative flair, and good hand-eye co-ordination
    • Interest in pursuing further study or a career in the craft sector, or another field (e.g. architecture, engineering) where skills offered would be beneficial
    • Commitment to attend every day of the course and work hard throughout. If you do not attend every day of the workshop this may affect your chances of being invited to attend any further workshops. World-leading craft specialist are giving their time to teach and there are more applicants than places, so successful applicants have a responsibility to make the most of the course


  • Applications are assessed by the Trust on an individual basis, and all decisions are final.
  • We are unable to provide individual feedback for rejected applications. 
  • Incomplete applications will be automatically rejected. 
  • Your personal statement should be between 250 - 500 words.
  • Decisions will be sent via email. Please ensure you check your email regularly, and that you also check your junk folder. 
  • If you are offered a place, but we do not hear from you within the deadline, your place may be given to somebody else.