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

10 AugTalk
My Life in Colour

CRESSIDA BELL talks to her sister, Virginia Nicholson, about Charleston, her design work and curating ‘In Colour.’

12 AugWorkshop
Colour theory and mixing

Explore colour observation mixing and creating a sense of light in Oils with Tom Benjamin Vanessa More

13 AugWorkshop
Woodcut Printmaking

Learn the processes of woodcut printmaking, with tutor Helen Brown, from design to carving, inking to printing. More

17 Aug - 18 Aug
Colourscape

Enter a labyrinth of colour, light and music at Charleston this summer! Explore countless interlinked rainbow chambers with extraordinary light and colour experiences.


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