Children and Young People

Children’s Art Club
Ages 7 to 11 years

Focal Point Gallery's Children’s Art Club forms an introduction to the artists and exhibitions in the organisation’s rolling programme, and helps participants engage in practical workshops within the exhibition spaces. In these events, children try out new skills, explore materials, and develop their critical abilities in an encouraging and open atmosphere.

Each short course takes place on Saturday mornings, by continued commitment children will have the the opportunity of undertaking Discover and Explore Arts Awards.

Focal Point Gallery is a centre for the nationally recognised Arts Award (please see for more information). Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold awards can be obtained by participating in one of our series of out of school workshops.

Children’s Art Club
Ages 7 to 11 years
Next Art Club dates:

Saturday 1 October
Saturday 8 October
Saturday 15 October
Saturday 22 October
Saturday 5 November
Saturday 12 November
Saturday 19 November
Saturday 26 November
Saturday 3 December
Saturday 10 December

All sessions run 10.30am to 12.30pm. £7 per session or £63 for ten. Siblings and Advantage Card holders, £5 each per session. Price includes all materials. Booking with payment is required to secure a place.

Young Artists After School Club
Ages 11 to 18 years
Silver Arts Award session dates:

Thursday 6 October
Thursday 14 October
Thursday 20 October
Thursday 3 November
Thursday 10 November
Thursday 17 November
Thursday 24 November
Thursday 1 December
Thursday 8 December
Thursday 12 January
Thursday 19 January
Thursday 26 January
Thursday 2 February
Thursday 9 February
Thursday 23 February
Thursday 2 March
Thursday 9 March
Thursday 16 March
Thursday 23 March
Thursday 30 March
Thursday 20 April
Thursday 27 April
Thursday 4 May
Thursday 11 May
Thursday 4 May
Thursday 8 June
Thursday 15 June
Thursday 22 June
Thursday 29 June
Thursday 6 July
Thursday 13 July
All sessions run 4.00pm to 6.00pm. Funded places. Certification and moderation cost £35. Next Silver Arts Award will commence Autumn 2017.

Young Artists After School Club
Ages 11 to 18 years
Bronze Arts Award session dates:

Saturday 14 January
Saturday 21 January
Saturday 28 January
Saturday 4 February
Saturday 11 February
Saturday 25 February
Saturday 4 March
Saturday 11 March
Saturday 18 March
Saturday 25 March
Saturday 22 April
Saturday 29 April
Saturday 6 May
Saturday 13 May
Saturday 20 May
Saturday 27 May
Saturday 10 June
Saturday 17 June
Saturday 24 June
Saturday 1 July

All sessions run 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Funded places. Certification and moderation cost £35. Spaces available. Booking required.

'In the Frame'
Experimental Moving Image Workshop

To coincide with exhibitions 'CANWEYE { }', Frances Scott and ‘Blue Gloves and Tigers’, Jefford Horrigan, Focal Point Gallery will be hosting experimental moving image workshops. Artists Nastassja Simensky and Nicola Pomery will lead sessions in planning, research, production and post-production. This will be followed by a sharing of completed videos on The Big Screen on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August.

Wednesday 24 August
Thursday 25 August
Friday 26 August

Sessions run 10.30am to 3.30pm
£10 per day (£30 payable on booking, non-refundable)

For further information, or to book a schools workshop, gallery tour or a place on one of our art clubs, please contact Sharon Byrne on 01702 534148, or email