NCCD is committed to supporting learning for all ages.  We have a variety of craft and design workshops and events throughout each season.

We can work with you to develop a bespoke craft and design workshop that meets your specific creative or curriculum needs.

All workshops can involve a talk and tour around our galleries, along with activities designed to accompany the current exhibitions.    

For more information or to book, please contact the learning team on 01529 308718 or email

We welcome all educational groups of all ages

Visiting The National Centre for Craft & Design is a fantastic opportunity to learn not only in context but by personal engagement and discovery.  Visitors are able to explore contemporary craft and design of national and international significance by investigation, exploring techniques and processes, critical thinking and an organised practical activity.

Taking inspiration from our upcoming exhibition featuring John Yeoman and Quentin Blake books, we have the following workshops available:



Storytelling through movement

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Using Quentin Blake's timeless illustrations as inspiration, we'll take you on a journey exploring the art of storytelling through movement. Discover how to build a scene, develop a character and carve out a tale using movement, dance and music. Full day or half day workshop in your school.

Our partner organisation artsNK, based here at NCCD, offer regular or one-off school dance workshops with a Dance Development artist both in our building and in schools. For more information about the full artsNK Dance in Education offer visit the artsNK website.

£120 for 1/2 day + travel

£200 for full day +travel

All Key Stages

Core Offer - Printmaking Workshop


As an ongoing option throughout the year, we work with locally-based artist Harriott Brand, to deliver a collagraph print-making workshop.

Pupils can make a printing plate using collage design of scrap card, fabric, string etc and several prints can be made from the plate. Prints can be made onto photocopied text and images, as well as plain paper.  This session works well, if the pupils are working on a specific theme at school and want to explore it in more detail and work with different media. Schools can either bring their own inspiration with them if they are following a specific topic, or can be inspired by our programme of exhibitions and showcases.

£220 for 4 hour workshop

Key Stage 2,3,4

Core Offer - Move.Mind.Make


Move.Mind.Make workshops give children an opportunity to explore mindfulness and creativity through dance and movement. Sessions are designed to develop healthy minds and bodies through child friendly yoga based activities, breathing techniques, relaxation and a chance to make and create dance together.

Combine your Move.Mind.Make sessions with a gallery tour. Using reflection and meditation exercise to engage with the exhibition the tour.

£120 per session

All Key Stages


All offers are subject to availability of the artists.

All prices + VAT.

All workshops include a tour of the exhibition and are adaptable for different age groups and group sizes. Workshops are suitable for all abilities. For prices and availability please contact or ring 01529 308 710

Artsmark Partner

The NCCD is proud to be working in partnership with schools and educational settings who are working towards or are currently on an Artsmark journey to embed arts and culture across the curriculum.

Artsmark is a creative quality standard awarded by Arts Council England, recognising commitment in high quality arts and cultural education.

We can offer the following:

  • The Learning programme at NCCD is written with cross-curricular learning opportunities in mind and meets the learning objectives across the Key Stages.
  • NCCD gives the ‘wow-factor’ of art with our stimulating opportunities available through the vibrant education and public learning programmes.
  • Provides authentic opportunities offering real-world challenges to learners with the range of learning opportunities available.
  • Deliver Arts Award (Discover, Explore, Bronze & Silver)
  • Personal progression opportunities for children and young people.
  • The team at NCCD engages young people, placing them at the heart of programming.
  • Community projects/events that children and young people can access in North Kesteven
  • Signposting to creative opportunities and experts locally, regionally and nationally
  • Specialised art projects for children and young people in the North Kesteven area (e.g. Festivals, public arts projects, etc.)
  • Talks and visits in school about career progression in the arts in the North Kesteven area
  • Talk with the Learning Team at NCCD to help you create your ambition and vision for Artsmark in your school and let us help support you on your journey.
  • Delivers exciting, inspiring and engaging programme that will help you to maximize the number of ‘ways-in’ for learners of different abilities and learning styles.