Youth Arts


All workshops take place at Artspace, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St, Cinderford GL14 2NL.


Children’s Pottery Course, with Annette Fuller. 

(8 years +)

4:00pm – 5.30pm

Learn how to prepare clay, hand build, throw pots on the wheel, pull handles or make figures and then glaze and take home your lovely creations after they are fired. Limited spaces

Starts: 29th April 2019.  For 10 weeks with a half term break.

Cost: £4 per session

Animation Space

(11 years +)

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Come and explore the exciting world of stop frame animation and work towards creating your own animated short films! Creating story lines, sets and characters, you will learn some of the skills and techniques animators use to create stop frame animations. You will also learn to use a range of software for creating and editing moving images.

Starts: 29th April 2019.  For 10 weeks with a half term break.

Cost: £5 per session


Art for Families (Families with children up to 7 years)

4:00pm – 5:00pm

A visual arts group for families with young children. Come along with the kids and have an hour together working on a creative project (without having to worry about the carpets!) You will work on a range of projects throughout the term using lots of different materials and mediums with activities for very small children too.

Starts: 30th April 2019.  For 10 weeks with a half term break.

Cost: £5 per family (up to 2 adults and 2 children, £2 per extra child)

Studio Sessions – Juniors (8 to 11 years)

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Expand your skills as a budding artist with these fun and exciting visual arts workshops! Working on a range of projects throughout the term we will explore a range of materials, mediums and ways of working to help you further develop your skills. We will also help you develop your ideas for
your artwork, working in sketch books to help you to shape your ideas, and researching the work of other artists for inspiration! We can even provide you with a portfolio to showcase your artwork when it’s complete!

Starts: 30th April 2019.  For 10 weeks with a half term break.

Cost: £4.50 per session

Arts Awards/Open Studio (11 years +)

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Do you need a space to create your artwork? This group could be for you. This group is for older children and teenagers who have their own self- directed projects that they would like to work on. Bring along your work and we will provide you with a space, equipment and the materials you need. The group will be supported by a trained Arts Award Adviser who can offer support and guidance or help you to work towards an Arts Award Qualification*. *Arts Awards are nationally recognised, accredited arts qualifications, for further information please visit;

Starts: 30th April 2019.  For 10 weeks with a half term break.

Cost: £4.50 per session

Arts and Circus EVENTS

As well as our programme of after-school workshops, Artspace offers activities for children during the school holidays. We can also offer bespoke tuition for individuals looking to develop their skills, or specific workshops for groups of children on a one-off or regular basis.


Come to Artspace for fun and creative birthday parties (ages 7-11). Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Accredited, Arts Awards are a nationally recognised qualification and Artspace is a registered National Arts Awards Centre. Our staff are trained advisers mentoring young people aged 11+ to gain awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold level. We now also offer Discover and Explore awards, suitable for younger children. Arts Awards inspire young people to develop their arts and leadership talents; they are creative, valuable and accessible. Our advisers can support individuals who take part in our weekly activities to gain an award, or we can design an Arts Awards programme to suit groups. To find out more contact Rob Toomer on 01594 825111 or email: