Finding the right course for you

Types of courses

Term courses

MAC's term courses run for 11 or 12 weeks, across spring, summer and autumn. We have over 150 sessions to choose from, tailored to various different abilities, so you can be sure to find the perfect setting to ignite a new creative passion or develop your current skills. Explore our term courses.

Short courses

Our short courses run from one day to six weeks. If you're looking to try something new, or have other time commitments, our short courses offer the perfect way to get creative at MAC. Explore all our short courses.

Holiday courses

Our holiday courses run during school breaks, and offer fun activities for children, families and young people. We offer both one-day courses and creative camps, which run from two to five days.

Age guidance

Our courses and workshops have been developed with specific age ranges in mind, so we ask that you keep to those suggested.

Experience levels


No previous experience is expected. You will develop basic skills and knowledge.


Suitable for beginners or those with limited or rusty previous experience.


Develop your existing skills and knowledge, and begin to explore more complex techniques.


Perfect for those who still find more complex techniques a bit difficult, and are looking to refine their skills.


Develop your independent learning and practice, with support and guidance from our tutors and resources. Ideal for those who are confident in their skills, but may appreciate additional advice.

Artist pass

Experienced and confident working alone? Continue your practice independently and develop your artistic skills with access to our workshops and studios beyond scheduled class times. Find out more about MAC's artist pass.


We are committed to making our courses accessible for people with disabilities and additional needs. If you have any questions or requirements you would like to discuss, please get in touch and we will strive to make adjustments wherever possible. MAC is completely wheelchair accessible. We provide complimentary tickets if you require a carer or companion to provide support for an activity.

Please visit our Access page for further information.

MAC's save-a-space scheme

We try very hard to make our artistic activity as affordable as possible, subsidising where we can, but we know that it helps to spread the cost. With the MAC save-a-space scheme, you can secure your space on a course for a deposit of £30, with the balance due 3 weeks before the course begins. Find out more about MAC's save-a-space scheme.