Learning at The Art Station

Our creative learning sessions offer a range of artist-led activities for different age groups. We build activities around our exhibitions, projects and events in order to engage people and offer access to a new experience of contemporary art, creativity and connection to other subjects and practices including science, heritage and technology.

Students & Young People

We are working with schools, colleges and the University of Suffolk to engage students in creative thinking and to increase skills and ways of communicating visually. We’re currently offering enrichment sessions to SET Saxmundham students and also working in school with Saxmundham Primary School. University of Suffolk students recently formed a team of assistants working with artist Fiona Grady to install a large scale art work across our panorama of windows – offering them useful professional experience for young creatives.

Our programme activities link children, young people and adults to different creative processes, practices, ideas and technology. Our workshops encourage self-expression enabling a feeling of empowerment, self-worth and identity. Everyone achieves something within a session, experiences art practice and ways of seeing and making. Sessions can build social networks and a knowledge of the development of the Art Station as a resource and asset for the local community.

Enrichment Sessions

Left: A short film by a group of SET Saxmundham students about Hayfever Dream – a week-long event organised by The Art Station Programme Assistant team in which a group of young people (aged 16-24) respond to the highs, lows and funny parts of growing up in a rural area. This film was created during an enrichment workshop led by filmmaker Lewis Wickwar at The Art Station. Other sessions have been led by artists including JMC Anderson, Fiona Grady, Les Bicknell and sound artist Loula Yorke.

Oh the Places You’ll Go!

Artists Emily Godden and Ann-Marie James, have taken inspiration from Dr Seuss’s Oh The Places You’ll Go! to help you make your own mini arcade game using Microsoft MakeCode Arcade.

Artescape sessions

20-30 mins creative fun activities for children: make, paint, shape and draw!

Yoga Animals with Yoga Jo

Downloadable 10 minute videos for children 5-11 and families.
Create your yoga animal shapes and start the day with a stretch.