Classes and Courses

COVID-19 UPDATE – Although we are now open we are not currently operating classes to the full time table below, please e-mail [email protected] or call 0191 561 3455 for more information.  

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

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    What We Did Then - An exhibition about lockdown creativity

    31-Jul-2021 - 26-Aug-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    No Strings

    21-Mar-2020 - 12-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    Youth Arts Exhibition 2021: Bright Lights

    13-Feb-2021 - 16-Sep-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Re-Purpose

    19-Jun-2021 - 03-Apr-2022
    National Glass Centre

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    No Strings: Artist Linked Family Workshops

    25-Jun-2021 - 12-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    Story Explorers

    29-Jun-2020 - 08-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Winter Gardens Birthday Trail

    17-Jul-2021 - 04-Sep-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    We are Sunderland

    19-Jul-2021 - 26-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    Explore with us Family Trail

    19-Jul-2021 - 26-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    Happy Birthday Winter Gardens!

    21-Jul-2021 - 04-Sep-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Space Camp - Hylton we have a problem!

    03-Aug-2021 - 15-Aug-2021
    City Wide Programme

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    Antony Gormley: Earth Drawings

    24-Jul-2021 - 25-Sep-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Summer of Sculpture Family Sessions: Toads and Treasure

    06-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Saturday Summer Ceramics

    24-Jul-2021 - 28-Aug-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    The Postcard Project Family Sessions: Postcards from Home

    09-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Beaded Clay Handprint

    20-Jul-2021 - 31-Aug-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    Artzine - Free workshops for ages 8+

    27-Jul-2021 - 31-Aug-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Family Fusing 'Inspired by Nature'

    28-Jul-2021 - 25-Aug-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    Winter Gardens Birthday Family Sessions: Koi Carp Windsocks

    11-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Glass Painted Artwork

    22-Jul-2021 - 02-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    Make Together – Free Workshops for families!

    22-Jul-2021 - 19-Aug-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Mellow Movement with Mona McCarthy

    12-Aug-2021 - 09-Sep-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Online Creative Business Planning Sessions

    06-Jul-2021 - 13-Aug-2021
    City Wide Programme

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    Summer of Sculpture Family Sessions: Strike a Pose

    13-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Make Together Special - Magical Greenhouses!

    14-Aug-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Glass Tableware Club

    14-Aug-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    The Postcard Project Family Sessions: Over the Rainbow

    16-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Fused Glass Artwork

    21-Jul-2021 - 01-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    Creative Business Advice Surgeries

    30-Jun-2021 - 18-Aug-2021
    City Wide Programme

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    Winter Gardens Birthday Family Sessions: Clay Bugs

    18-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Summer of Sculpture Family Sessions: Paper Playgrounds

    20-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Where We Are Now

    21-Aug-2021 - 13-Nov-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Garden of Delights

    23-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Winter Gardens Birthday Family Sessions: Leaf Suncatchers

    25-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    This is Me! Free Workshops for ages 8+

    25-Aug-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Oh Gosh How I've Missed You

    26-Aug-2021
    City Wide Programme

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    Club Six Twenty

    26-Aug-2021
    City Wide Programme

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    Light and Telescopes Day with Kielder Observatory: Investigating Light Workshop

    27-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Light and Telescopes Day with Kielder Observatory: Telescopes Workshop

    27-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    ACEDIA

    27-Aug-2021 - 29-Aug-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    John Peter Askew ‘MӸ’

    03-Sep-2021 - 16-Oct-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Project Grants Information Session

    09-Sep-2021 - 14-Sep-2021
    City Wide Programme

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    How Long Is A Piece of String

    16-Sep-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    The Killer Question

    23-Sep-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    SESSIONS

    30-Sep-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Where Is Mrs Christie?

    07-Oct-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    14-Oct-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe

    21-Oct-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Same Same…But Different

    28-Oct-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Haddock and Chips by Janet Plater

    04-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Art by Post Exhibition

    09-Nov-2021 - 27-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Provoked to Madness by the Brutality of Wealth

    11-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Door-to-Door Poetry: Nationwide

    25-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Hansel and Gretel

    09-Dec-2021 - 11-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    A Christmas Carol 

    16-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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  • For Adults

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    What We Did Then - An exhibition about lockdown creativity

    31-Jul-2021 - 26-Aug-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    No Strings

    21-Mar-2020 - 12-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Youth Arts Exhibition 2021: Bright Lights

    13-Feb-2021 - 16-Sep-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Re-Purpose

    19-Jun-2021 - 03-Apr-2022
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    No Strings: Artist Linked Family Workshops

    25-Jun-2021 - 12-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Story Explorers

    29-Jun-2020 - 08-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Winter Gardens Birthday Trail

    17-Jul-2021 - 04-Sep-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    We are Sunderland

    19-Jul-2021 - 26-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Explore with us Family Trail

    19-Jul-2021 - 26-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Happy Birthday Winter Gardens!

    21-Jul-2021 - 04-Sep-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Space Camp - Hylton we have a problem!

    03-Aug-2021 - 15-Aug-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    Antony Gormley: Earth Drawings

    24-Jul-2021 - 25-Sep-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Summer of Sculpture Family Sessions: Toads and Treasure

    06-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Saturday Summer Ceramics

    24-Jul-2021 - 28-Aug-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    The Postcard Project Family Sessions: Postcards from Home

    09-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Beaded Clay Handprint

    20-Jul-2021 - 31-Aug-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Artzine - Free workshops for ages 8+

    27-Jul-2021 - 31-Aug-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Family Fusing 'Inspired by Nature'

    28-Jul-2021 - 25-Aug-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Winter Gardens Birthday Family Sessions: Koi Carp Windsocks

    11-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Glass Painted Artwork

    22-Jul-2021 - 02-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Make Together – Free Workshops for families!

    22-Jul-2021 - 19-Aug-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Mellow Movement with Mona McCarthy

    12-Aug-2021 - 09-Sep-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Online Creative Business Planning Sessions

    06-Jul-2021 - 13-Aug-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    Summer of Sculpture Family Sessions: Strike a Pose

    13-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Make Together Special - Magical Greenhouses!

    14-Aug-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Glass Tableware Club

    14-Aug-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    The Postcard Project Family Sessions: Over the Rainbow

    16-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Fused Glass Artwork

    21-Jul-2021 - 01-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Creative Business Advice Surgeries

    30-Jun-2021 - 18-Aug-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    Winter Gardens Birthday Family Sessions: Clay Bugs

    18-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Summer of Sculpture Family Sessions: Paper Playgrounds

    20-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Where We Are Now

    21-Aug-2021 - 13-Nov-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Garden of Delights

    23-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Winter Gardens Birthday Family Sessions: Leaf Suncatchers

    25-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    This is Me! Free Workshops for ages 8+

    25-Aug-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Oh Gosh How I've Missed You

    26-Aug-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    Club Six Twenty

    26-Aug-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    Light and Telescopes Day with Kielder Observatory: Investigating Light Workshop

    27-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Light and Telescopes Day with Kielder Observatory: Telescopes Workshop

    27-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    ACEDIA

    27-Aug-2021 - 29-Aug-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    John Peter Askew ‘MӸ’

    03-Sep-2021 - 16-Oct-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Project Grants Information Session

    09-Sep-2021 - 14-Sep-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    How Long Is A Piece of String

    16-Sep-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    The Killer Question

    23-Sep-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    SESSIONS

    30-Sep-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Where Is Mrs Christie?

    07-Oct-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    14-Oct-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe

    21-Oct-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Same Same…But Different

    28-Oct-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Haddock and Chips by Janet Plater

    04-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Art by Post Exhibition

    09-Nov-2021 - 27-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Provoked to Madness by the Brutality of Wealth

    11-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Door-to-Door Poetry: Nationwide

    25-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Hansel and Gretel

    09-Dec-2021 - 11-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    A Christmas Carol 

    16-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More
  • Our Featured Courses

    Filter Events

    What We Did Then - An exhibition about lockdown creativity

    31-Jul-2021 - 26-Aug-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    No Strings

    21-Mar-2020 - 12-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Youth Arts Exhibition 2021: Bright Lights

    13-Feb-2021 - 16-Sep-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Re-Purpose

    19-Jun-2021 - 03-Apr-2022
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    No Strings: Artist Linked Family Workshops

    25-Jun-2021 - 12-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Story Explorers

    29-Jun-2020 - 08-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Winter Gardens Birthday Trail

    17-Jul-2021 - 04-Sep-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    We are Sunderland

    19-Jul-2021 - 26-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Explore with us Family Trail

    19-Jul-2021 - 26-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Happy Birthday Winter Gardens!

    21-Jul-2021 - 04-Sep-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Space Camp - Hylton we have a problem!

    03-Aug-2021 - 15-Aug-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    Antony Gormley: Earth Drawings

    24-Jul-2021 - 25-Sep-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Summer of Sculpture Family Sessions: Toads and Treasure

    06-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Saturday Summer Ceramics

    24-Jul-2021 - 28-Aug-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    The Postcard Project Family Sessions: Postcards from Home

    09-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Beaded Clay Handprint

    20-Jul-2021 - 31-Aug-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Artzine - Free workshops for ages 8+

    27-Jul-2021 - 31-Aug-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Family Fusing 'Inspired by Nature'

    28-Jul-2021 - 25-Aug-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Winter Gardens Birthday Family Sessions: Koi Carp Windsocks

    11-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Glass Painted Artwork

    22-Jul-2021 - 02-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Make Together – Free Workshops for families!

    22-Jul-2021 - 19-Aug-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Mellow Movement with Mona McCarthy

    12-Aug-2021 - 09-Sep-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Online Creative Business Planning Sessions

    06-Jul-2021 - 13-Aug-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    Summer of Sculpture Family Sessions: Strike a Pose

    13-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Make Together Special - Magical Greenhouses!

    14-Aug-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Glass Tableware Club

    14-Aug-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    The Postcard Project Family Sessions: Over the Rainbow

    16-Aug-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Fused Glass Artwork

    21-Jul-2021 - 01-Sep-2021
    National Glass Centre