Arts Award Centre
Award Winning Expertise
TES FE Award for Outstanding Innovation in Teaching & Learning 2011 (FEED Initiative)
Best Practice
Inspired by FEED Model: ‘Sharing Innovative Approaches and Overcoming Barriers in 16-19…’ Nfer/DfE, April 2015.

Before wellbeing there has to be equality

We empower young people to smash through glass ceilings. Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. We help young people to dream big, own their identity and ideas, encouraging the youth of today to become the change makers of tomorrow.

Firmly grounded in 30 years of creative arts education practice, with award winning results, let us show you how creative and cultural education delivered by specialists can help you to address the two key societal challenges of the day. 

There is untapped power in the arts.

Workshop Programme

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Cat drawing for stage 1 of drawing masterclasses
Drawing Masterclasses: Stage 1, Sept-Oct 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Age guide: 7-14 Learn to draw like a Pro with Drawing Masterclasses! (Stage 1/2/3) Drawing Masterclasses is a 5 week course that takes you through...

Me&MyPastels: Portraits
Me&MyPastels – Portraits I: 25th Oct-13th Dec 2021
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Age guide: 18+ Me&MyPastels: Stage 1. In this short course, we’ll show you how to tackle portraits in soft pastel, exploring techniques for laying...

commitment to accessibility

Family friendly arts activities at easily accessible venues

 Art at the Heart is committed to making our arts activities accessible for all. The venues from which we operate are carefully selected to be family friendly, with easy access for buggies and wheelchair users. All have baby-changing and easy access facilities, with access to drinking water, with some venues offering refreshments. 

The Courtyard Gallery in The Core, Solihull has additional seating available on request if required. If arriving by car, there is lift access from the subterranean car park to gallery level as well as ramp access from Homer Road.

Langley Primary School has free parking outside with a slight ramp to access The Hive.

If you have enquiries/worries or suggestions about facilities, please do make sure to contact us at

[email protected] or telephone 07772 319303

Get involved: Big AS A BUS! community project

The FREE fully funded workshops to support community wellbeing ended in October, but you can still get involved. Please feel free to use the resources and any artwork submitted will be added to the gallery and incorporated into the #BigAsABus artwork. All entrants will be invited to the special exhibition opening event when circumstances permit.

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