Please note enrolment at Harris Academy will be cash only.

Enrolment for our classes in May and June 2023 will be held on 19th April 2023 between 6pm and 7pm at Harris Academy, Perth Road, Dundee.

Enrolment will also be available on this website commencing 20th April 2023 till 30th April 2023.

Classes for this term are as follows

  • 3D needle felting
  • Drawing and painting
  • Dundee time and place
  • French
  • Italian
  • Jesmonite homewares
  • Mixed crafts
  • Photography
  • Poetry
  • Spanish
  • Urban floristry

Modern Floristry (NEW)

Urban Botanical established in 2016 with the intention to approach floristry from a fresh perspective, one not bound by rules or code. My background is in Fine Art having graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone and this influences my approach to floristry, often problem solving in a different manner from the old fashioned or traditional methods of floristry.

The floristry that excites me is different, it is modern and arty. Just like Art, Floristry is subjective and not everyone will like what I like. I am passionate about Environmental issues, how and what I buy effects my global footprint, just like ‘throw away fashion’ cheap supermarket flowers have an impact etc. Sustainability is a particular interest of mine, growing and a more ‘Eco-friendly’ approach are all things I consider in my practice.

In this short course we will explore modern flower arranging techniques as well as some tradional methods, how to make the most of the seasons as well as your own garden. We will cover the elements of floral design while learning about floral styles and movements. The course will be fun and colourful, together we will make things like – a hand tied gift bouquet, wearable flowers – floral jewellery, a spring bowl arrangement, a foraged arrangement and finishing off with a wonderful Dutch Masters inspired exhibtion.

Discovering Poetry (NEW!!)

Unlock your inspiration in this course where we explore the relevance of poetry to our world today and learn how to write our own poems!

We’re taking poetry out of its stale settings and into live discussion, creativity, and connection.

No prior poetry reading or creative writing experience required.

Enrolment for Winter 2023 classes

Enrolment evening at Harris Academy for all our face to face classes will be 6pm till 7pm on Wednesday 18th January 2023.

Online enrolment for Zoom classes and available face to face classes starts on this website at 6pm 19th January 2023 and ends Friday 6pm 27th January 2023.

Classes will be for 9 weeks from week commencing 30th January 2023 except Spanish which will run for 8 weeks from 8th February 2023.

Languages Spring 2023

We have 3 language classes on offer this term.

French and Italian both delivered via Zoom. Italian is on a Tuesday evening and French on Wednesday evenings.

Spanish will be face to face at Harris Academy on Wednesday evenings.

French with tutor Lynne Topping. Classes are informal, based on paired group conversations. Topics covered include: food, self & family, daily routine, socialising & travel.

Italian with tutor Francis De Franco. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate Italian speaker, whether you want to learn Italian for business or pleasure this is the class for you. Learning within a group environment can help you perfect your language skills at a level that suits your needs.

Spanish class tutored by Cristina Ruiz. Wanting to go on holidays to a Spanish speaking country? Join our Spanish course this February! Let’s have some fun.

Dundee Time and Place

Dundee Time and Place will evaluate, develop and deepen our knowledge of Dundee and her communities’ social, economic, cultural and political history from the early modern period through to the contemporary period.

This class has been extended to 1hr30mins for this session.

Fitness fun for the New Year

Our well subscribed Fitness Pilates class is held in Blackness Library on Tuesday evenings between 7pm and 8pm.

Fitness Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise that combines deep breathing with gentle stretching to boost strength, balance, and mobility. It is suitable for all levels, especially beginners. In this class we will gently work on our core strength, improving our posture and flexibility by doing a series of mat-based exercises.

This class is done in bare feet or socks.

Please bring water and a yoga mat with you.