Welcome to The Maidstone Art Centre. THE Community Arts Centre for Maidstone and all the villages surrounding it. Our inclusive ethos welcomes everyone, and we strive to be the very best community arts centre around.
Community, at the heart of what we do
**You can now support us and help us keep going, by donating to our fundraising**
The Maidstone Art Centre is a registered C.I.C , a not for profit community company . It is our aim to bring Art classes and workshops to our community, ALL of our community.
The welcome will always be warm
Our Art Centre is a hidden gem. You can find us at Marlpit Farm in Boughton Monchelsea and we have just one aim. To provide a warm, safe, welcoming space for the people of Maidstone to get involved with art, meet new people, learn new skills and have fun. We are a not for profit organisation and aim to make art accessible to everyone. We are well supported by the community and benefit from their very kind donations of art materials and unwanted craft supplies, which we put to good use.
With daily adult art classes which include watercolour, acrylic, still life, drawing and even Life drawing and we have daily after school kids art, Saturday kids art,, half term and summer art and a whole array of workshops.
The centre is open plan and has a comfy seating area, a small coffee bar providing drinks and snacks, a gallery showcasing local artists work which you can view and purchase.
We are able to host wonderful children’s art parties which your children will love, so if your youngster has a passion for creativity, our children’s party are perfect for their special day.
All classes must be booked and to do this, just send us a message to let us know you want to attend and we will reserve your space, or use the online booking page . You may Pay on arrival by cash or card, or we can send you s payment link from our card reader, sit back, and get creative!
Our centre is a friendly fun place to visit and gives our adults a place to meet and enjoy art and for our children to discover the world of art and the joy of creating.
Art is so important to our well being, our mental health and our happiness, art can bring people together and aside from the pleasure of creating something you never thought possible, the social element of a class can bring you new friends, a sense of wellbeing and an enrichment to your life.
Art and creativity are so beneficial to your mental health and wellbeing, as highlighted in this article
With artworks on display by various local artists in our gallery , you can both view and purchase.
Come and join us, with a wide array of Art & Craft classes and workshops, you could open up a whole new world, meet new friends and discover talent you did not know you even possessed, from watercolour & acrylic painting, life drawing to still life, we have everything you need to discover the creative you !
Our Residential art and wellbeing retreats, offer the opportunity to come and stay in comfortable accommodation whilst enjoying a hugely creative art retreat. With everything provided for your comfort and full use of our designated art centre, you can explore painting, drawing, clay sculpture, mixed media, embroidery and a huge array of arts and crafts. We have qualified therapists who can provide reflexology, counselling, life coaching and hypnotherapy to make your art retreat an even more enjoyable and relaxing experience. Ask us for further information
Some of the wonderful art created at our centre this summer
LIFE DRAWING BY MILLIEACRYLIC TURTLE BY IVY AGED 10