ArtSpace Groups and Activities

Regular Activities

Mondays 7-9pm and Wednesdays 2-4pm:   So Creative (daughter of Banners)    Now investigating all types of puppet making!

Art Appreciation Group: This group meets every 6 weeks or so at 7.30 on a Monday evening.  Each meeting we have a word or theme and we’ll look at art works we’ve found that relate to it. Next meeting: Monday 20 November at 7.30 pm.  The theme will be ‘Musical Instruments in Art’ 

Tuesdays     12-9pm:  Creative Tuesdays, come and help with our latest project or event, join in a small informal making session, or work on your own project.  

Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30pm: Fabric Fanatics – open sewing/textile group, all welcome whatever your level of skill, knitters and crocheters also very welcome as Knitting Nancy visits us at intervals to help us with our yarn skills. 

Thursdays 10 till 13.  Home Ed Art Group – restricted session, please check before attending.

Thursdays 12 noon till 5 pm General drop in session:  Free Hearty Arty workshops run approximately twice a month during this session: All welcome 🙂

NEW  Alternate Thursdays 2pm till 4pm : Card Making workshops.  No experience necessary, initial materials supplied.  All welcome.  Come for all or part of the session.  Children and those who might need assistance must be accompanied by an adult. Free but please give a donation to ArtSpace if you are able.  Next dates Thursdays  November 2nd, 9th and 23rd 2017

(Sundays  2-4pm : Samba drumming group @ ArtSpace – contact John on for details.  Not running at the moment, this will restart later in the year)


31 thoughts on “ArtSpace Groups and Activities”

  1. Now that the Barnaby is finished for 2016, would you please confirm if the other activities are current. Thanks

    1. Hi Dorothy, sorry it’s taken a while to reply. I’ve now updated the relvent pages. Check out the opening time page for current activities and opening hours and our events page for the Autumn Programme.


  2. most charities work on the basis that they want your time and if they can not have your time they want your money that is why I think that art space is unique they are more flexible and understanding which has been of great benefit and I think it does help too build a decent or good reputation and hopefully that will reflect on the reputation of the community and likewise create a good name in turn for Macclesfield and like a ripple effect can spread across borders and divides.

  3. I would like too draw the community art space but wondered if anybody else had attempted this already as there is a photograph of community art space I know people try too resemble or draw as accurately as they can portraits but I suppose a problem not being able too remain seated thanks I know artists who are well known favour poses of people sitting in chairs thanks Simon Cope have seen this too be the case in books from the library.

    1. Sorry I’ve only just seen all your messages Simon – I’m replying to the ones that might still be of use to you. Thursday afternoons from 12 noon till 5 are a drop in session, people come and work on their own things or ArtSpace projects. Sometimes there is a Free Hearty Arty art session which Patty runs and you would be most welcome to join in with. Next one is on August 3rd 2017 at 3pm. Regards Jane.

  4. On the council it mentions give this page a rating of either good ok bad rating and they say how many stars would you give them like a five star rating I do not think that system has been used too rate art with a prefix or intension too buy it five stars is always seen as good or the best and you can not exceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed the five, thanks again Simon Cope.

  5. too answer Jane who asked me what I would like too do with my art work I am just use too putting them in the bin and the dustman would probably know if they were any good as a council worker and if they needed any think doing with them on coronation street they said how intelligent dustmen were and I know a lot of them come from the armed services as they like the pay and the hours.

    1. Hi Simon, we have roughly one walk a month, on a Saturday morning, usually from ArtSpace, very easy and lasting 1 or 2 hours. I don’t have a date for the next one, however if you are following us on twitter, there will be a tweet soon about August and September dates for Hearty Arty walks and Artsessions. Regards Jane

  6. is there a walk planned in the near future putting on weight can be a problem other wise they did have weight watchers at the library and has Macclesfeild an official walking group where age is no barrier.

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