Classes & Workshops

We programme a wide variety of Creative Classes, One-day Workshops and Children's Art Classes and Schemes.

The classes are run each term:

  • January - April
    (up to 10 weeks)

  • May - August
    (up to 6 weeks)

  • September - December
    (up to 10 weeks)

 

ONLINE ENROLMENT

Autumn 2021 Term

For the Autumn Term we will be operating two 4-week terms (unless otherwise stated):

Term 1: week commencing Mon 27 Sept - week commencing Mon 18 Oct

Term 2: week commencing 1 Nov - week commencing 22 November

This term, enrolments can be made online ONLY.

To enrol onto a class CLICK HERE

Enrolments are now open

We are pleased to reopen Ards Arts Centre to the public again, following closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic and to bring you a number of weekly Creative Classes to our autumn programme. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions below for more information on the measures we will have in place for your safety.

Please note: ALL workshops must be booked in advance and fees are payable in full on enrolment. Enrolments will be by online booking only for the safety of staff and visitors. Please note that our ticket provider Ticketsource will apply a booking fee at the checkout.

Participants will be required to bring their own materials unless otherwise stated.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COVID-19 Update

We are pleased to reopen Ards Arts Centre to the public again, following closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The safety of our visitors and staff is our upmost priority at this time and we have worked hard behind the scenes to ensure your visit to our building will be as safe as possible.

How have you implemented social distancing measures to ensure visitors will be safe?

We have introduced a few changes to offer a safe and enjoyable visit for all. Signage has been put in place to help people keep the recommended distance from each other. Please pay attention to the signage. Some classes will have reduced in capacity or may be in an alternative room in order to safely social distance our class attendees and tutors. We have installed hand sanitisation stations throughout our venue in key places. Please use these throughout your visit to help us keep you and others safe. We have also enhanced our cleaning arrangements, which may mean a wait for some things, such as access to toilets, the lift or access to certain galleries. Class rooms will be closed for cleaning before and after classes, participants must not arrive more than 10 minutes before their class is due to start and only enter the class room once staff have indicated you may do so. Please be patient and respect our staff. In line with government recommendations, our staff may choose to wear face coverings and/or other protective equipment. Please don't be alarmed, this is to protect you and our colleagues. For class bookings, we will maintain your details for an 8-week period for the purposes of the NHS Track and Trace scheme.

How do I enrol for the Autumn term Creative Workshop Programme?

Our creative classes and workshops enrolments have moved online for the safety of staff and visitors. All information can be found at: www.ANDCulture.org.uk/classes For the Autumn Term we will be operating two 4-week terms (unless otherwise stated): Term 1: week commencing Mon 27 Sept - week commencing Mon 18 Oct Term 2: week commencing 1 Nov - week commencing 22 November Please note that our ticket provider Ticketsource will apply a booking fee at the checkout.

Will visitors be expected to wear masks?

In line with the NI Executive's latest guidelines, we are recommending that visitors to the Arts Centre wear face masks when moving about the building. You do not have to wear masks whilst seated at a desk during your class, unless you wish to do so.

What if I am un-well and unable to attend class due to self-isolating?

If you feel at all un-well or suspect that you have Covid-19 symptoms, or are a close contact with a positive case, we ask that you let us know immediately and do not attend your class. Please follow the current government guidelines: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-regulations-and-guidance-what-they-mean-you

Will I have a limited time slot for my visit?

No, but please be aware there may be a queue to enter our venue and that all class attendance must be pre-booked in advance of arrival.

View our highlights

  • Illustration

    Wed, Sep 29 2021 - Wed, Oct 20 2021

    Ards Arts Centre

    £28 (plus booking fee)

    Adults/All Levels

  • Illustration

    Wed, Sep 29 2021 - Wed, Oct 20 2021

    Ards Arts Centre

    £28 (plus booking fee)

    Adults/All Levels

  • Watercolour

    Tue, Sep 28 2021 - Tue, Oct 19 2021

    Ards Arts Centre

    £28 (plus booking fee)

    Adults/All Levels

  • Silversmithing techniques

    Thu, Oct 21 2021 - Thu, Oct 28 2021

    Ards Arts Centre

    £60 (plus booking fee) Materials included

    Adults/All Levels