Learning at Charleston

Learning at Charleston is inspired by our unique artist’s home, our permanent collections and a new programme of changing gallery exhibitions.

Our vision is for Charleston to be a place where everyone is welcome. Where, in the tradition of the artists who lived and worked here, people can come to be inspired, explore new ideas, debate, create and experiment.

Our experienced Learning team staff, artist educators and creative specialists offer a programme of workshops, activities and events for community groups, families and young people, schools, colleges and universities. Please click on the images below to find out more.

A group of 13 local LGBTQ+ people worked together at Charleston to explore the House, Garden, and surrounding South Downs landscape with photography and words. They created the beautifully imagined Zine which is shown in this image.

COMMUNITY

A child drawing at an easel in the Charleston Barn yard using natural materials such as chalk, charcoal and clay to create their image.

FAMILY

Students from Vinehall school drawing in the Charleston garden

SCHOOLS: EYFS, PRIMARY, SECONDARY, COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY

Young people taking part in Young Bohemians workshops making sculptures of dragon flies and animals with withy sticks and modroc.

YOUNG PEOPLE

What's on

02 Feb
Sunday Reading Group - Bloomsbury & Politics

Our monthly Reading Group Sundays run from 10.30am-12.30pm, and are held in our beautiful Hay Barn. More

08 FebTalk
Bloomsbury’s Hidden Neighbours

Jane Traies uncovers a lesbian love triangle in rural Sussex. Part of OUTing the Past festival.

20 AprWorkshop
Jewellery making with Laila Smith

Create a beautiful solid silver pendant inspired by the Charleston house and gardens.

21 AprCourse
History of Art: Module 1, 1880-1940

Introductory course. Explore some of the 20th century’s most intriguing artists and movements.


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