NCCD is committed to supporting learning for people of all ages. We offer a variety of craft, design and dance workshops and events throughout the year.

Our workshops range from craft and design and visual arts to dance and movement and we can work with you to develop a bespoke workshop or project that meets your specific creative or curriculum needs.

All workshops can include a talk and tour around our galleries, along with activities designed to accompany the current exhibitions. Alternatively, we can deliver workshops or longer projects in your own school, college, University or other educational setting.

For more information or to book, please contact the learning team
on 01529 308 718 or email

We welcome 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 can explore contemporary craft and design of national and international significance by investigation, exploring techniques and processes, critical thinking and an organised practical activity.

Our current education offers are:

Core Offer — Printmaking Workshop

As an ongoing option throughout the year, we work with locally-based artist Harriott Brand, to deliver a printmaking workshop. Various printmaking options are available, including mono, lino or collagraph printing techniques.

This session works well if the pupils are working on a specific theme at school and want to explore it in more detail 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 current programme of exhibitions and showcases.

£220 for 4 hour workshop
Key Stage 1,2,3 or 4

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Dance in Schools

We offer bespoke dance workshops in schools for all Key Stages, SEND schools and Alternative Academies. One of our dance artists will come and deliver sessions in your own school. 6 week curriculum based projects are available, alternatively we can offer one off workshop days for special events such as World Book Day. Each season our dance team curate a variety of workshops to complement our exhibition programme.
We also have a selection of core dance school offers including Move.Mind.Make and Dance Fit that are available throughout the academic year and can take place at your school or in our own studio at NCCD.

Please email for prices
All Key Stages

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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

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Core Offer — Dance Fit

Our Dance Fit programme is for children and young people to learn about and experience healthy living, fitness, well-being and diet through fun-filled dance sessions. Participants are actively involved in recording their own progress and achievement through the use of fitness trackers and Dance Fit log books.

One of our dance artists would deliver these sessions in your own school or venue. Sessions are offered termly or as a block booking for the whole academic year.

Please email for prices
All Key Stages

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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

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Artsmark Partner

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.
  • 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.

Photo: Scott Murray

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