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

Starting in January 2022 our Saturday Nature Walks are 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.

Art in a Bag offers 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 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.

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PhotoShed is a men’s social group focused around photography. Meeting every Thursday at The Art Station, the group head out to take pictures in the local area and share the results

Nature Walks

Come and be inspired to look at nature in new and surprising ways! Join us for a series of family friendly community walks followed by creative workshops. Guided by local artists Hannah Varga and Jevan Watkins Jones.

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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.

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Art Station Film

Art Station Film, a monthly film event showing artists’ film and moving image, programmed by filmmaker Emily Richardson in conjunction with exhibitions in the gallery. Screenings are free but please take the opportunity to donate if you can. We look forward to welcoming you to Art Station Film.

Art in a Bag

Art in a Bag is an Art Station project commissioned by a group of community organisations across Saxmundham, Aldeburgh and Leiston and funded by East Suffolk Community Partnerships.