Youth Arts


Artspace Cinderford  looks forward to running our regular weekly classes again once the current Covid -19 situation changes and we are able to re-open. In the meantime, we are running distance learning via Zoom.

Our Youth Arts Classes this term are bit different to usual. We’re currently making some improvements to our building, so as we can re-open safely and welcome you all back all as soon as possible. This means however that all of our classes this term will be held on-line, we’re calling these ‘Distance Learning’ classes and we’ve included a bit of information on how these classes will run below. We have 2 exciting youth classes on offer, both of which will offer the chance to learn about new art forms, develop new skills and even achieve an Arts Award.

How will it work?

We’ve been hard at work throughout lockdown to re-design our courses and workshops so we can continue to run while our building remains closed. Our ‘Distance Learning’ courses for children and young people will run using a combination of Zoom workshops and information and resources being made available through our website and Facebook page.

Here’s how to get involved:

Step 1: Parents/Carers! Get in touch to book a place on a course for your young person/s. We’re not able to get to the phone right now, so please email

Step 2: We will send you a code to enable you to access a special area of our website where you can access resources and find out how to join our Zoom workshops.

Step 3: Term will start the week of 28th September 2020. And each course will run for 6 weeks. Each week a materials list will be available on our website and will be posted to our Facebook page so as you’ll know what materials we’ll be using in the class ahead of time. The class will then run as a 1 hour long Zoom workshop on the stated day/time.

Cost: This term our youth arts Classes are FREE, however if you feel you’d like to help us out, you can make a donation to the charity via one of our fundraising pages.

You can donate via Paypal. Cinderford Artspace’s paypal email address is

or via Everyclick ‘Give as You Live’ using this link.



Creative Hub: For ages 11 years up


6th October – 10th November  / 6.00 – 7.00pm


This group is a supportive online community where you can come for help and support with your creative projects, meet other young creatives and share your work. Our skilled staff have experience in a range of art mediums and are trained Arts Award advisers. This group will support you to achieve a Bronze Level Arts Award*. Each week we will discuss and explore a new part of the award, and will set you a series of creative challenges that will lead you to achieve your Arts Award. There will also be opportunity each week to share your work, ask for support in any areas you’ve got stuck and get feedback on your work from other group members.
*Please get in touch for further information about Arts Awards or to discuss support for another Arts Award level.


The Art Box (Ages up to 11 years)


7th October – 11th November / 6.00- 7.00pm


Come and join us for The Art Box! Each week, our friendly tutors will introduce you to an exciting new art project that you can make and do at home! We’ll let you know what equipment and materials you will need for each week’s class ahead of time, so you have plenty of time to prepare. We’ll be keeping the materials for these classes as simple as possible, and using things that you may already have at home. For more information about each Artbox class and to view the  materials lists click here

We will also post a reminder about each class and the materials needed, on our Facebook page, at 7:30 a week before each class begins.

In each week’s class, the tutor will introduce the activity with a demonstration and show you some examples to get you inspired, and there will also be an opportunity to ‘show and tell’ the artwork you’ve made in the previous week.

Best of all, the activities you take part in could lead to you achieving a Discover Arts Award*, meaning you’ll receive a lovely certificate in the post!
*Please get in touch for further information about Arts Awards.


Discover At Home!

If you don’t fancy a weekly class then why not have a go at one of our new ‘Discover at Home’ creative challenges?


Discover at Home is a special on-line version of Arts Award Discover, the first level of Arts Award, and is available to anyone aged under 25. Artspace have been working in partnership with Create Gloucestershire to produce a range of activity guides that can be downloaded here

Work your way through the guide at your own pace and when you have finished, simply email for more information on how to request your certificate.
Arts Award Discover Certificates cost £6 but we have a limited number of funded placements available which will make getting your certificate absolutely FREE.




Download the Artspace Autumn Programme here.



Whilst the New Mercury building remains closed, Artspace Cinderford will put ideas and links to videos on this website and any updated information will be included.

Please contact Rob at for further information or if you want to get in touch.

Visit the Youth Arts Gallery here