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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Messy Play (2-4 years)

Fridays from 31 May, 11 - 12 noon,

4 weeks, £15 or £5 per session.

An hour of creative messy play with whisking and mixing, squidging and squirting along with paint, clay and nature for your ickle budding artists!

Messy Mitts (Age: 4-8 years)

Saturdays from 1 June,

10:30 - 11:30 am,

4 weeks, £20 Experiment, design and make amazing fun creations.

Manga Illustration (12 - 16 years)

Saturdays from 1 June 2 - 3:30pm,

4 weeks £30 Learn the art of Japanese Manga illustration, comic book design and drawing skills and techniques.

Summers Cool Art School

(*Family concession available)

Manga Illustration (12 - 16 years)

Monday 5 - Friday 9 August

2 - 3:30pm, £30

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

Mini Masters (6 - 10)

Monday 5 - Friday 9 August

2 - 3:30 pm. £30

Artistic expression is encouraged in this four-part workshop where young artists will master the essentials of painting as we learn colour mixing and experiment with mark making to create abstract art, self-portraits and work towards a final piece! With Alana Barton (2019 Young Artist of the Year)

Messy Mitts (4 - 8 years)

Monday 12 - Friday 16 August

10:30 - 12 noon, £30

A weeklong extravaganza of art experimentation and creative fun.

Fairies and Goblin Shelters

Wed 14 & Thurs 15 August (2 days), 2 - 4pm, £10 (7 - 11 years)

Manipulate clay to create sculptural shelters for all the little woodland creatures , fairies and goblins!

Lego Animation iPad (10 - 14 years)

Saturday 17 August, 2 - 4pm £10

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 & visual effects and planning your film.

Free Open Art Days

(For all ages)

A themed children’s film at 11.30am followed by an innovative art and craft workshop combining traditional craft and design with a contemporary twist! Intrigued? THEN JOIN US.

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: Mini Sculptors

Saturday 11 May, 11:30 - 3pm

11.30am - 1pm, Arriety (2008) G

1 - 3pm WORKSHOP Grab a design brief and become a problem solver, designer and most of all artist! (prepare for mess!)

Open Art Day: Guess Who

Saturday 8 June, 12:30 - 3:00pm

11.30am - 12:45pm, Inspector Gadget (1999)U. 2 – 3pm WORKSHOP Have fun designing and making outrageous disguises to fool all your family & friends!

No Open Art Day in July

Open Art Day: Hide outs & secret codes

Saturday 10 Aug, 11:30 - 3:00pm

11.30am – 1.05pm Camp Nowhere (1994) PG. 1:15pm – 3pm WORKSHOP In this crazy fun filled workshop, we will design and build huts in the gallery, then write and project our secret messages and drawings inside.

FREE POP-UP Summer Saturdays

Meet the MCAC Education team throughout the summer at pop-up events throughout the borough

(check facebook for info on venues & times)


Outreach - Art on the Move

(Youth Groups)

August (Limited spaces)

This year we are bringing our CONNECTED programme to all youth groups within the borough where we explore ‘This Place’ through the simple art of drawing combined with animation techniques, allowing participants to share their stories and gain new skills to further develop.

MCAC Education team bring along all the materials and all we need is a space to create. (This project is funded as part of the CONNECTED programme)

For more information please email


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