Join us at MCAC this for specialist art classes and 1-day workshops.

As numbers are limited for all workshops advance booking is essential. Many of the adult classes are suitable for Age: 16+. Unless otherwise stated all materials will be provided. For more details and to book a place contact MCAC in person, by telephone on +44 (0)28 3835 0935 or e-mail

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Granny Crochet (Daylong Workshop)

Saturday 8 June 10 - 4PM, £20

Using beautiful yarn, learn how to crochet the now hip, modern and gorgeous granny square and explore several different techniques, in a relaxed and friendly environment and go home with a stash of squares and inspiration. This class suits beginners and all materials will be provided.

Life Drawing (Daylong Workshop)

Saturday 15 June

10 - 4 PM, £25 per session

An opportunity to draw from a life model under the guidance of an experienced tutor, perfect for portfolio building. Suitable for all levels.

Al Fresco Lanterns (4 weeks)

Wednesdays 5 June, 7 - 9PM, £25

Learn and develop hand building techniques for individual garden lantern designs.

Summer sketches & Watercolours

Saturday 3 August 10 - 4 pm, £20

A beginners class to encourage and develop technique and skills for leisurely Summer painting.

(Bring your own materials)

August Craft Month

Silversmithing (Daylong Workshop)

Saturday 31 August, 10 - 4PM, £40

You will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques such as piercing, soldering, rolling, annealing and polishing, enabling you to design a bracelet. Class is led by designer, gold and silversmith Diane Lyness.

Throw-A-Pot (limited to 5 places)

Wednesdays from 7 August

7 - 9 pm, 4 weeks, £30

Learn the method and technique for throwing a pot under the guidance of experienced ceramicist Ciara Campbell- Crawford, then personalise with paint and glaze.

‘This Place’

‘This Place’ is part of a new creative initiative called ‘Connected’, jointly funded by Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. MCAC are delighted to be working alongside Amanda Coogan (April - June) and Tonya McMullan (September – December) on their residencies connecting with groups and the people in the surrounding area to deliver enjoyable, social and memorable creative experiences within the gallery and community.

As part of the programme we are offering a series of public workshops.

Fold and Rise

Saturday 8 June 10 - 12 noon - £2 pp

Through discussion and kneading of dough participants explore the fold and rise in individual lives and in collective experience. Each individual makes their own sourdough wrapped in muslin to take home and bake, continuing the engagement with the familiar hospitality of family and friends. Fold and Rise is the collaborative art practice of artists Maeve Collins and Julie Griffiths, supported by the National Women’s Council of Ireland.

Yoga - a tailored practice for Seniors

Wednesdays 5, 12, 19 & 26 June

10 - 11 am -FREE

We welcome all bodies, genders and souls to engage in Hatha yoga with Sayon, through a series of physical, mental and spiritual practices. Classes suitable for beginners and improvers.


Spotlight Open Mic (FREE)

With guest SPOTLIGHT artists every month

Last Wednesday of Every Month*,

19:00 - 22:00

Calling all singer-songwriters, musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and entertainers, come along for an evening of music, poetry and song. This is an opportunity for you to express your talents and showcase your work.

Contact Adele Ingram at