We provide a range of free and ticketed activities for children and families to accompany every exhibition that aims to help you to engage with the works on show in the galleries and offer simple and enjoyable learning experiences. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied at all times unless otherwise stated.

Family Art Labs

These workshops offer a chance for all of the family to get stuck in with more in-depth creative activities led by our team of artists. Activities are inspired by the exhibitions or exhibiting artists. You can stay as long as you like or leave when you need to, these workshops are designed to be flexible. There’s no ticket, just come along at the start time. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Art Labs happen on selected Saturdays and run 13:00 – 15:00 – please see our website for further details.

Create Space

Free and open daily 10:00 – 18:00 during exhibitions, unless being used for a workshop. DCA Create Space is a comfy imaginative space for younger visitors and families where you can have a go at DIY Art activities inspired by our exhibitions, browse the art library or just relax on the sofas and enjoy the view. Do phone in advance if you are making a special trip or bringing a group to visit to check that the room will be free and please note: children must be accompanied at all times in Create Space.

Creative Courses for 11+ years

We offer short and longer courses in art and print techniques, photography, digital skills, craft making and portfolio developement, all led by professional artists. Check our website or pick up a Get Creative leaflet for more information.

School & Community Group Visits

Are you a group leader or class teacher interested in visiting the galleries or Print Studio? Get in touch at learning@dca.org.uk and we’ll be happy arrange a tour or workshop to suit