The light and airy Studio provides the ideal setting for the regular classes
and workshops which are a popular feature of the programme
at The Slade Centre.

    A selection of handmade books by Anne Hitchcock Kristy McBurney demonstrates Yoga in The Studio at The Slade Centre  

Talented fine artist and experienced teacher, Elaine Collett, runs regular Art Classes in The Studio at The Slade Centre. The weekly classes offer opportunities to develop individual creativity through experimentation using a wide range of media. Mark-making, colour, texture, scale and composition are explored as well as use of different tools and materials. Sessions are informal, friendly and supportive, and new members may join at any time. Classes take place weekly on Wednesdays throughout the year.

The well-established Wednesday morning class is dynamic, experimental and thought-provoking. Participants are encouraged to engage with and evaluate important creative concepts, and to explore both contemporary and historical art practice. Life drawing is included each half term. This class is particularly, but not exclusively, suited to those with some experience. Sessions are friendly, supportive and fun. All are welcome and new members may join at any time.

For more information on the classes please contact Elaine Collettt directly on 01258 472844, or by email

In addition to these regular classes, The Slade Centre offers one and two day workshops in a variety of subjects including printmaking, bookbinding, drawing and painting, felt making and a range of textile techniques including lampshade making.

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The Studio is the perfect environment in which to practice yoga, Tai Chi or meditation. A range of such classes are available.

Yoga classes continue to be popular and take place every Monday evening from 7.00 to 8.30pm. Classes are led by Marie Glanfield. All levels and abilities are welcome. For more information and to reserve a space please call Marie on 07960631590, or email

Geoffrey Bellinger teaches Tai Chi at The Slade Centre. He has recently moved to Dorset and has built up a following at venues across the county from Christchurch to Gillingham. His classes at The Slade Centre take place on Tuesday mornings and afternoons, and Wednesday evenings. Contact Geoffrey directly on 07941115352 or by email

For further information on any of the classes detailed above, please contact the tutors directly, or for general enquires contact Anne Hitchcock on 07775431652 or email


For further information about any of the services or activities at The Slade Centre contact.....

Anne Hitchcock
The Slade Centre
The Square

Telephone: 01747 821480
Mobile: 07775431652


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Group 7: Connections featuring paintings, drawings and prints by members of this prestigious group opens on 19 May and continues to Sunday, 10 June.

From Sticks to Stone From Sticks to Stone Offices at The Slade Centre

Office Suites at The Slade Centre are ideal for start-up businesses, freelancers and consultants, or anyone needing a quiet place to work with room to grow.


Meeting Rooms are available to hire by the hour or day and offer a range of facilities, including wifi and PC projection equipment.

A new exhibition 'Colour Values' opens on 16 October


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