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Throughout the year we run a range of classes. These take place on Saturdays. 

Saturday Workshops

These sessions are open to all, whether members of the Coquetdale Arts Centre or not.  Pre-booking is essential as all workshops are limited to 14 students. Only cancellations received three weeks or more before the Workshop or Demonstration date qualify for a refund.

The Gallery has a small supply of basic materials, but most artists prefer to bring their own. The Saturday classes are self-contained sessions. Most of our one day courses cater for all abilities. Many very experienced artists regularly attend all our classes, but all our tutors have made it clear that they are happy to welcome beginners. We aim to help people enjoy various aspects of Art in an informal and comfortable environment.  Tea and coffee are available throughout the class. There is usually a lunchtime break of around one hour, when lunch can be purchased in Rothbury, or a packed lunch eaten in the studio.

Workshops will run from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays.

Call the Gallery to book your class: if you find places are available, please send a cheque

All Day Workshop, £25 

Your payment will be refunded if the class has too few students to run, and you will be informed at least one week prior to the class.  You will also be sent a reminder during the week before the class, so do please leave an email address and telephone number. Contact information  is on the Contact page.

The Friday Group


The Friday class, run by Harry Rose, (pictured above) is a self contained group within the arts centre, and was set up in 2004Its members’ aims are to develop their enjoyment of painting and drawing, and also to support the Coquetdale Arts Centre.

Since the Art Centre’s studio is limited in size, (up to 14 people working can be comfortably accommodated), this group’s membership also has to be limited. This problem has been addressed by the setting up of the Notifying List. People interested in attending an ordinary workshop or a tutor led session are notified when there is a vacant place. A list of the tutor led workshops showing dates, tutors, subjects and media is given to all members and people on the Notifying List so that they can decide in advance which sessions they would like to attend.  This is a convenient arrangement as there are often vacant places during the Summer. Requests to attend any workshop (ordinary or tutor led) can be made through the chairman   Harry Rose tel: 0191 2584041.

Ordinary workshops cost £8.00 to notifying members; and tutor led days cost £15.00. There are no half days.

Members bring their own materials, although there are some basic materials in the studio that can be bought from the Arts Centre at a reasonable price.

Meetings begin at 10.00am and end about 4.00pm. There are facilities for tea and coffee in the studio, and members either bring a packed lunch or buy something in Rothbury.

The Friday Group committee has four members:

Harry Rose – main contact.
Noreen Pattie
Ros Stewart
Edith Marshall.


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