The Art Station offers creative sessions for different community groups in our local area, co-producing activities where appropriate.

Our Saturday Nature Walks in Spring 2022 were a pilot project  – an opportunity for children and families to enjoy a local walk in Saxmundham, discover local nature, footpaths and green spaces and take part in creative activities together – led by artists Hanna Varga and Jevan Watkins Jones. Funded by the Covid Continuity Fund for Culture, Suffolk County Council. This was a fun activity that families really enjoyed and we aim to develop this activity further in Autumy 2022, funding permitting.

Art in a Bag offered creative activities and high quality art materials for older people in their homes during lockdown. We delivered 140 Art in a Bags between December 2020 and April 2021. Funded by East Suffolk Community Partnerships, East Suffolk Council.

PhotoShed is a pilot group for men over 40 to get together around an interest in photography. A chance to socialise, get out and take photos together and develop new skills, helping to alleviate isolation especially during and post Covid-19 restrictions. Funded by East Suffolk Community Partnerships and Saxmundham Town Council. We hope to run this activity again in September 2022, funding permitting.

Summer Holiday Activities

Four fun-filled days of creative activities this August – join us for drawing / painting / collage / printmaking / music plus outdoor games and healthy food provided.

For ages 4 – 12, with free places available.

W i g g l y Wednesdays

Join Max at Saxmundham Library for our Wednesday after school drop-in club.

Running every Wednesday 3.30 – 5.15pm.
Wednesday 14th September until Wednesday 19th October, 2022.

Just drop-in, no booking or materials required.


poster for photoshed event


PhotoShed was a men’s social group focused around photography. A pilot workshop which met on Thursdays at The Art Station, the group headed out to take pictures in the local area and share the results. We are looking for funding to develop this further.

Nature Walks

A series of family friendly community walks followed by a creative workshop.
These sessions were led by local artists to inspire families to look at nature in a new and surprising way.
We are looking for funding to develop this workshop idea further.

pencils and cardboard

October Half-Term Art Workshops for ages 8+

Art Station is hosting some great hands-on creative workshops for children aged 8+ in October Half-Term 2021.