Hello, I’m Jay Hooper and welcome to my website.
I founded Orchard Learning Studios in 2011 with the idea of providing a ‘one stop shop’
for all manner of courses and workshops, creating a centre where fun and creativity
come together across all generations.
Having initially been based in the Studio facilities which gave their name to the business,
I have now branched out under the Orchard canopy. I am bringing our workshops out,
to run them in a location nearer to you. Which means you don’t need to travel far in
order to come out and play!
I have dates and venues booked for some of our workshops, or call me and I can
arrange one near you.
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Dizzy & Creative Embroidery, Sewing and Craft Projects
I work in collaboration with designer Carol Kennedy, to produce a growing range of quality
sewing, embroidery and craft projects. These are suitable for a wide range of ages and
abilities, and are for sale under the Dizzy and Creative label in the online shop and other
I arrange a fabulous Hen party, for groups of 4 - 20. Full day, Half day, Evening or even weekend. Whatever the age range or interests of your party, I can find a way to engage everyone for a truly fabulous and memorable time.
Please contact me to discuss further.
I can arrange a craft-based team day for groups of up to 40. Venues are arranged
according to group size and location, and choice of activity.
A delicious locally-sourced lunch becomes an after-event talking point, and participating
in a creative activity provides unrivalled opportunity for personal and
Homeworkers can become socially and creatively isolated, and I offer an outlet for interaction and personal development, either through scheduled workshops or bespoke offering.