Creative Spaces

Creative Spaces is a project enabling learning disabled artists to take advantage of the Gallery’s art studio for the development of their own work.  Exploring the Gallery’s Collection and portraiture, the Gallery supports artists through 8- week creative art courses.

During the course, artists have the opportunity to use the studio and art materials to develop their own practice, experiment, research ideas using the Gallery and its Collection, make large scale works, explore new techniques, share skills and be part of an artists’ community.

The courses are supported by Gallery staff and facilitated by artists. All art materials including easels, paper, pencils, charcoal, brushes, oil and acrylic paint are provided by the Gallery. Together the group shapes the direction of the course with regards to content, themes and activities.

Creative Spaces is run in partnership with Shape and Westminster Society for Disabled People. The project was piloted in 2012 in consultation with key charities and arts organisations.

Creative Spaces courses take place on Thursdays in the art studio 10.30 – 14.00.

The next course is:

16 January – 13 March 2014

Places on the above courses are fully booked. If you are over 18 years old and interested in participating in future courses please email

Supported by the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation.