Open Arts

A special strand of our vision focusses on our aims to become a fully accessible art venue, delivering accessible and inclusive arts activities in Medway.

In 2022 we delivered workshops which were attended by nearly 500 people! We are currently developing our 2024 programme when our building will finally be accessible and we will open our doors to all.


Our workshops allow you to you to try something new, develop existing skills as well as opportunities to connect and socialise.

From salad spinning for adults with dementia, under 5’s messy paint, pop up exhibitions, crafting and self-led still life drawing – we are bound to have something to interest you!

Our free workshops are only made possible due to funding and donations.

Story Time & Workshop

We are teaming up with Child-friendly Medway for community story time 📖and craft activities PLUS now with free drinks and snacks for grown ups and children!

Child Friendly Medway launched ‘For the Love of Reading’ to encourage children and young people to develop a passion for books, something as parents we also believe in… as well as strong coffee and a bit of cake 🍰

To book your place email

BIG DRAW little people

Over the last 2 years we have welcomed over 600 children to BIG DRAW little people our annual drawing festival.

Discover workshops or drop in drawing sessions over the school summer holidays.

All materials are provided and the activities are suitable for all age ranges and abilities.

Artwork is displayed in the Riverside Gallery and our Wall of Frame

What will you create?

We are in the process of updating our workshop library! Download and print at home our instructions for past workshops such as fluttering bats, the shape game or comic book strips!