Art, Hobbies and Crafts in the Isle of Man

Below are a variety of groups from wood working to embroidery. Whether you are an experienced artist or are looking to try something new, the Isle of Man has something to suit.

Craftworks Studio

Located in Castletown, Craftworks Studio is a fully equipped ceramic studio where you can paint your own pottery with your family and friends.

Embroiderers' Guild: Isle of Man Branch

This guild meets on Saturdays in Douglas for a variety of classes and workshops.

Erin Arts Centre

EAC has many community groups to get involved with including a ‘Book Circle’, Ladies Community Choir and Art Club.

Isle of Man Art Society 

The Isle of Man Art Society is open to anyone interested in art. New members, whether novices or experienced artists, are always welcome. The Society meets most days at Thie Ellyn, where members get together to work on their various works in the company of friends.

Isle of Man Drawing Club

The Isle of Man Drawing Club is a social group for friendly artists! They meet monthly for after-work drinks and life drawing, where art-lovers can chat and create in a no-pressure environment.

Isle of Man Photographic Society

A friendly society of amateur photographers, the members meet in Douglas where they share tips, lessons and host the occasional speaker. The club holds competitions amongst each other to learn and improve.

Mannin Quilters

A group on the Isle of Man who are interested in quilting, they meet every Tuesday evening from 7:15pm in the Sunday School of Ballabeg Methodist Chapel and every Wednesday afternoon at Port Erin Catholic Church Hall from 1:30pm. New members will be very welcome.

Manx Model Boat Club

The club was formed in the Isle of Man in 1985 by a small number of enthusiasts and now more than 30 years on it has approximately 40 members. Our members are interested in all aspects of Model Boating from Scale Models, Speed Boats, Submarines and Yachts to building static historical models and even ships in bottles!

Men in Sheds

Providing retired men with a regular opportunity to meet and join with others in a workshop setting, for metalwork, woodwork and more. A social hub, Men in Sheds is open to anyone over the age of 55. The workshop is situated in Port Erin.

Onchan Flower Club

The Club's Floral Art Demonstrations and Workshops are held in the Methodist Church Hall, Onchan, Isle of Man, 7:30pm, 2nd Tuesday of the month.

University College Isle of Man

A variety of courses are available through the University College's leisure and recreational programme.

Youth Arts Centre

The Youth Arts Centre provides high quality arts activities, development and support for young people. Activities for 8– 18 year olds take place year round and include regular weekly classes, one-off workshops and long-term projects.

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Relocation incentive announced
Relocation incentive announced

National Insurance Holiday Scheme

A National Insurance holiday scheme for the Isle of Man has been announced, meaning that new and returning residents who relocate to the Isle of Man can claim up to £4,000 in their first year of working.

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