Classes and Courses

Arts Centre Washington is an exciting, multi-disciplinary arts space with plenty of room for you to explore, learn and take part. We have a thriving Learning and Participation programme which we are very proud of.  Some sessions are delivered by ourselves, others with our studio partners or external practitioners.

  • For Children and Young People

    The Drum Room
    Saturdays, various times. One to one and group drum kit tuition
    Contact Dan on 07890054216 /
    daniel-dixon@live.com
    to book your place!

    Washington Youth Theatre
    Saturdays 10am – 12pm + Wednesdays 6 – 8pm
    Join the Washington Youth Theatre Company and learn about stagecraft and script writing, take part in productions and films as well as making great new friends along the way. £6 per session

    Saturday Art Club
    Saturdays, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
    Join the Saturday Art Club and find out just how much fun art can really be.
    £6 per session

    Right Track
    Saturdays 10am – 12pm, £2 per session
    A project to develop young, creative and inspiring young musicians between the ages of 12-21.

    You don’t have to play an instrument or have any performance experience..  All we require are creative and enthusiastic young musicians looking to develop their music skills.

    Delivered with Loud and Clear in partnership with Sunderland Music Hub
    To register your interest and for more info email:  loudandcleartuition@gmail.com

    Also available for Children and Young People

    The Voice Studio
    Professional singing tuition from Maggie Ballantyne, internationally renowned singer, vocal and performance coach. One to one teaching, call 0191 417 4999 or email maggi.ballantyne@thevoicestudione.co.uk for more information

    Trish and Trina’s Performance Academy
    Year round programme of dance classes for children and adults of all ages
    Contact 07759429763
    e-mail: trina@tntdanceacademy.co.uk Visit trishntrinaperformersacademy.webs.com

    Family Ukulele Lessons
    The perfect introductory instrument for children come along to a family workshop and learn the instrument together. For more info contact  ukeschooluk@gmail.com

    The Crafty Cow
    The Crafty Cow is an arts and crafts studio for all ages and abilities – a safe, warm space for you to unleash your creativity and have some fun! Contact Dawn 07887 573096 or find The Crafty Cow on Facebook for events.

    Little Movers
    Have fun with your little one dancing, singing and playing games.
    Tuesdays during term time
    Baby Movers 0 – crawling 9.45 – 10.30am
    Little Movers walking – 4 years 10.30 – 11.15
    To book e-mail littlemoverswashington@gmail.com or find Little Movers Washington on Facebook

  • For Adults

    Cycling Club
    Meets at Arts Centre Washington every Monday,
    1.00pm – approx. 3.30pm
    £6 per ride – bike hire £25 per month.
    For more information visit www.cycle-treks.co.uk

    Washington Community Singers – The B-Sharps
    Mondays 10.30am – 12noon
    Sing away your Monday blues at Arts Centre Washington
    £4.50 per session

    Bingo
    Mondays 1pm – 3pm
    £2.75 for 3 books

    Watercolour
    Tuesdays 9.30am – 12.30pm, £9.00 per session and 1.30 – 3.30pm, £7:00 per session
    Unleash your creative potential at the Arts Centre Washington’s Watercolour class.

    Sequence and Ballroom Dancing
    Tuesdays, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
    £2.50, includes refreshments.

    Washington Community Singers – One Voice
    Tuesday 5.30pm – 7pm
    £4.50 per session

    Iyengar Yoga
    Tuesdays 5.45pm – 7.15pm
    £7 per session
    Contact Gordon austingyoga@gmail.com

    Strictly Salsa, Latin and Ballroom
    Tuesdays 6pm – 7pm
    £4.50 per session
    Contact Lindsay on 07952 155919 or Lindsay@romeroschoolofdance.co.uk

    Washington Theatre Group
    Amateur Dramatics Group
    Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm
    £5 monthly subscription
    www.washingtontheatregroup.co.uk
    for more information.

    Head to Toe & Toxin Free with Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic
    Tuesdays, 7 – 8.30pm
    Make your own essential oil concoctions using recipes developed by the experts at Neal’s Yard Remedies, each workshop includes take-away treats to try at home.
    £5 per session
    Contact Louise louise@metalpig.tv / 07901 942173
    FB: facebook.com/LouiseReaNYROrganic

    Ukulele Lessons
    One to one and group Ukulele lessons are available throughout the week via Uke School
    Contact ukeschooluk@gmail.com for more info

    Hatha Yoga
    Wednesdays 10am – 11.30am
    £4.50 per session
    Contact Maureen at holisticyogammc@gmail.com

    Pilates – Central Studio
    Wednesday, 7:15 – 8:15pm
    £7 per session
    Contact Claire on 07908 689091 for more details.

    Pilates – Pilates North East
    Thursdays 10am – 11am
    £65 for 8 weeks
    Contact Carol on 07761421815 for more details.

    The “Nifties”
    Events, activities and films every other Wednesday 1.30pm – 3pm
    £3.50 includes refreshments.

    Tea Dance
    Thursdays, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
    £2.50 includes refreshments.

    Adult Tap
    Thursday 6 – 7.30pm
    Bring two left feet and a sense of humour
    £5 per session
    Contact 07761633157 / e-mail: trishdanceacademy@gmail.com

    Guitar for Beginners
    Wednesdays 7.30 – 8.30pm
    The sessions will explore the basic fundamentals of guitar playing including chords, theory and soloing.
    11 sessions £60 – to book call 07785 914 241 or email ron@forbister.co.uk

    Guitar for Intermediate Stage 1
    Thursdays 7 – 8pm
    For guitarists who have completed the beginners course
    11 sessions £60 – to book call 07785 914 241 or email ron@forbister.co.uk

    Scale Model Making Club
    Thursdays 7pm – 9pm
    £3 per session

    Washington Wild Walks
    Fridays, 10am, meet at 9.50am
    Informal weekly walks will leave from Arts Centre Washington.
    Free, for more information contact Trevor Proctor – 07950 403 264

    Oil Painting
    Fridays, 9.30 – 11.30am
    Ideal for total beginners as well as those more experienced with oil painting.
    £7 per session

    Tai Chi
    An independently ran Tai Chi class
    Fridays 9 – 10am – Beginners
    £4 per session
    10 – 11.30am – intermediate
    £5 per session
    Contact Dominic on dominictaichi@gmail.com

    Creative Age
    Thursdays and Fridays,1.30 – 3.30pm
    Art and craft sessions that are designed for people living with the early stages of dementia, long term health conditions or social isolation.

    Gong Bathing
    Thursday 7 February, Thursday 14 March, Wednesday 3 April, Wednesday 1 May, Thursday 6 June, Thursday 11 July.
    Open gateways within your body, mind and soul, while breathing in the layers of sound created by my Mars and Platonic Year gongs. Bring your yoga mat, blanket and pillows.
    To book call 07469 180 185 / email traceysacredgongs@gmail.com / Sacred Gongs on Facebook

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    15-Jun-2019 - 24-Nov-2019
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    25-May-2019 - 02-Nov-2019
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    Mary Queen of Scots – cert 15

    10-Jul-2019 - 10-Jul-2019
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    13-Jul-2019 - 13-Jul-2019
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    12-Jun-2019 - 13-Nov-2019
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    26-May-2019 - 06-Oct-2019
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    Journey's Drawn: Illustration from the Refugee Crisis

    20-Jul-2019 - 22-Sep-2019
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    20-Jul-2019 - 01-Sep-2019
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    1 Day Introduction to Ceramics - Throwing Technique

    18-May-2019 - 20-Oct-2019
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    Journeys Drawn Family Day

    20-Jul-2019 - 20-Jul-2019
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    Introducing... Screen Printing on Glass

    21-Jul-2019 - 12-Oct-2019
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    21-Jul-2019 - 21-Jul-2019
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    Make a House a Home - Family Fusing

    22-Jul-2019 - 17-Aug-2019
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    23-Jul-2019 - 13-Aug-2019
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    Seaside Glass Painting

    24-Jul-2019 - 14-Aug-2019
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    Arty Wednesdays: Story Squares

    24-Jul-2019 - 26-Jul-2019

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    25-Jul-2019 - 15-Aug-2019
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    The Last Will

    25-Jul-2019 - 27-Jul-2019
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    26-Jul-2019 - 16-Aug-2019
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    Science Fridays: Discovery Zoo

    26-Jul-2019 - 09-Aug-2019
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    28-May-2019 - 28-Aug-2019
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    Seaside Fusing

    29-Jul-2019 - 30-Aug-2019
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    A Play in a Week

    29-Jul-2019 - 29-Jul-2019
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    Mowbray Mondays: Teddy Bears Picnic

    29-Jul-2019 - 29-Jul-2019
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    Glass Painted Cars, Ships, Planes, Trains...

    30-Jul-2019 - 20-Aug-2019
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    Summer Sandcast - Cat, Hedgehog, Fish or Owl

    01-Aug-2019 - 29-Aug-2019
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    Happy Birthday! - Summer Edition

    02-Aug-2019 - 23-Aug-2019
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    02-Aug-2019 - 16-Aug-2019
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    02-Aug-2019 - 02-Aug-2019
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    03-Aug-2019 - 24-Aug-2019
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    Interface Art Summer Exhibition

    09-Aug-2019 - 14-Sep-2019
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    Science Fridays: Fantastic Fossils

    16-Aug-2019 - 16-Aug-2019
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    17-Aug-2019 - 17-Aug-2019
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    Billy Goats Gruff

    23-Aug-2019 - 23-Aug-2019
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    Glass Tableware Club

    25-May-2019 - 16-Nov-2019
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    06-Sep-2019 - 06-Sep-2019
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    07-Sep-2019 - 07-Sep-2019
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    16-Jun-2019 - 09-Nov-2019
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    12-Sep-2019 - 12-Sep-2019
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    Terror from the Skies

    19-Sep-2019 - 19-Sep-2019
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    21-Sep-2019 - 21-Sep-2019
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    11-May-2019 - 03-Nov-2019
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    19-May-2019 - 01-Dec-2019
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    Blackmore’s Blood

    27-Sep-2019 - 28-Sep-2019
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    28-Sep-2019 - 28-Sep-2019
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    Introducing... Ceramics - NEW FORMAT

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    03-Oct-2019 - 03-Oct-2019
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    02-Jun-2019 - 17-Nov-2019
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    05-Oct-2019 - 05-Oct-2019
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    13-Oct-2019 - 13-Oct-2019
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    17-Oct-2019 - 17-Oct-2019
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    18-Oct-2019 - 18-Oct-2019
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    NEW!! Sculptural Flameworking Weekend - Cube & Structural Forms

    08-Jun-2019 - 19-Oct-2019
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    Turn of the Screw

    24-Oct-2019 - 24-Oct-2019
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    30-Oct-2019 - 30-Oct-2019
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    15-Nov-2019 - 15-Nov-2019
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    17-Nov-2019 - 17-Nov-2019
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    23-Nov-2019 - 24-Nov-2019
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    30-Nov-2019 - 15-Dec-2019
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    Ceramic Christmas Decorations

    01-Dec-2019 - 08-Dec-2019
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    Jack Frost

    03-Dec-2019 - 08-Dec-2019
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    Stained Glass Christmas Decorations

    08-Dec-2019 - 15-Dec-2019
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    Christmas Gothic

    13-Dec-2019 - 13-Dec-2019
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    Christmas Themed Screen Printing on Glass

    14-Dec-2019 - 14-Dec-2019
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