Classes & Clubs

The Gallery provides a venue where local artists can create and share their work. Regular classes and workshops covering all styles of painting are held throughout the year.

For more information see below

If you want to use the studio for any art activity, please contact the Coquetdale Art Gallery by phone 01669 621557 or email 


Room hire charges from 1st January 2020


Saturday or Sunday

£50.00 per day - 10.00 - 4.00

£25.00 per half day -  10.00 -1.00 or 1.00 - 4.00

Monday to Friday     

£40.00 per day -  10.00 - 4.00

£20.00 per half day -  10.00 - 1.00 or 1.00 - 4.00

Members hiring the Studio will be given a discount of £10 per day (£5 per half day) 

Any artist or group of artists can hire the centre's Studio. The Studio has a regular Tuesday Art Group and a Friday Art Group.

Tuesday Art Group

Run by Rob Walker, this is a self contained group with in the Arts Centre and started in February 2019. It members aim to develop their art skills in company and hope have occasional tutors as the group develops. This group is open to new members. It starts at 10am 

Friday Art Group

This is a self contained group within the Arts Centre, and was set up in 2004. Its members’ aims are to develop their enjoyment of painting and drawing, and also to support the Coquetdale Art Gallery. This group has a waiting list

In the Coquetdale Arts Centre Studio we host Saturday classes for up to 14 people taught by an artist who has expertise to share.

You do not need to be a member to attend a class and beginners are always welcome. Each class costs £25 and runs from 10am to 3pm, with a lunch break, of course. Feel free to bring materials and photos relevant to the subject. We also have a small supply of art materials and images available in the studio.

To book, telephone the gallery during opening hours

The 2020 classes


Saturday 28th - Joe Hush- Acrylics - atmosphere and landscapes


Saturday 25th - Clifford Blakey - Watercolour - painting people in landscapes


Saturday 16th - Elidh Gardiner- Colour mixing, layering and texture in Landscapes- watercolour/acrylics

Saturday 23rd - Carol White - Watercolour - loose and lively watercolour painting incorporating rock salt effects


Saturday 13th - Pastels - rock faces


Saturday 11th  - Judith Herdman- Brusho/Gouache - light and trees using brushes and palette knives


Saturday 5th -Jacqui Hill - Watercolour - Umbrella ladies


Saturday 14th - Judith Herdman - Brusho/Watercolour - Christmas theme including cards

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