Join us at MCAC for a range of classes, workshops and free events for children and young adults.

For more details and to book a place contact MCAC by telephone on +44 (0)28 3835 0935 or e-mail

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Art for Tots (Age: 2 - 4 years)

Drop in Fridays from 22 March 11:00 - 12:00,

4 weeks, £15.00 or £5.00 per session.

An hour of creative messy play for all your ickle budding artists!

Messy Mitts (Age: 4 - 8 years)

Saturdays from 23 February,

10:30 - 11:30, 8 weeks, £30.00

Experiment, design and make amazing fun creations.

Lego Animation iPad (Age: 10 - 14 years)

Saturday 02 March, 14:00 - 16:00, £10.00

Take a journey into the colourful world of Lego animation with this mini animation masterclass, which will teach participants how to make a complete animated film on an iPad, including sound effects visual effects, and planning your film.

Manga Illustration (Age: 12 - 16 years)

Saturdays from 23 February

14:00 - 16:00, 4 weeks, £20.00

Learn the art of Japanese Manga illustration, comic book design and drawing skills and techniques.

Throw-a-Pot (Age: 10 - 16 years)

Parent & child - Saturday 06 April

10:00 - 13:00, £20.00 (limited to 5 double places) & Paint and Glaze, Saturday

21 April, 10:00 - 12:00

Learn the method and technique for throwing a pot under the guidance of experienced ceramicist Ciara Campbell then come back and personalise your creations ready for second firing.

Black Paper Films (9 - 12 years)

Saturdays from 09 March 14:00 - 15:30,

4 weeks, £20.00

Create your own characters, animals or machines and create large-scale animated projections. Black Paper Films have worked with Cinemagic Film Festival and with Winterfell Festival to put on family friendly shows.

Drawing Skills for Kids (8-12 years)

Saturdays 13 and 27 April, 4 and 11 May

14:00 - 15:30, 4 weeks - £15.00

Learn to draw everything. Beginners lesson on how to draw absolutely everything from buildings, people in motion, cars and animals including perspective and 3D work. All the tools to create exciting drawings.


A themed children’s film at 11:30 followed by an innovative art and craft workshop combining traditional craft and design with a contemporary twist! Intrigued?


These are FREE drop-in events open to a range of ages from children to adults. All Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Open Art Day: Recycled Feeders

Saturday 12 January, 11:30 - 15:00

11:30 - 13:15 FILM Happy Feet (2006) (U)

13:15 - 15:00 WORKSHOP use plastic to make your own quirky designed birdfeeder and help feed the winter birds.

Open Art Day: Dragon Puppets

Saturday 09 February, 11:30 - 15:00

11:30 - 13:00 FILM: Mulan (1998) (U)

13:00 - 15:00 WORKSHOP Taking imagery from within the film, create some dragon puppets and celebrate the coming of the Chinese new year.

Open Art Day: Warriors

Saturday 09 March, 11:30 - 15:00

11.30 - 13:10 FILM Brave (2012) U

1:15 - 15:00 WORKSHOP create your own medieval shield using a mixture of cardboard, wood, paper and paints.

FREE Easter Family Art Festival Day

Saturday 13 April 13:00 - 15:00

Create some large-scale nests to bury

all your Easter Chocolate treats


Nursery, Primary & Secondary Schools, Colleges & Higher Education, Universities, Special Education Centres, Community Groups & Clubs. We offer a range of tours, workshops and activities based on our current exhibition. Our Education and Exhibition teams are happy to discuss and tailor tour & workshops to meet the requirements of your group.

Tour at MCAC: FREE

Tour + Workshop at MCAC: £3 PP

Workshop at your venue: £4 PP

For further information on any of our classes or activities, please contact Hazel on (0)28 3835 0935 or e-mail