Arts and crafts
Art Society Mid Kent
The Arts Society Mid Kent presents superb monthly lectures/talks with a wide scope of topics such as famous paintings, sculpture, architecture, garden design and decorative art.
Sutton Valence Village Hall
Fourth Tuesday of the month at 10.45am (doors open for coffee/tea from 10.00am). No meetings in July, August or December.
£45 per annum
We provide adult art classes, children's art classes for ages 6 - 16 yrs and children's holiday workshops.
34 Royal Star Arcade
Maidstone, ME14 1JL
Children: Tues-Fri 4:30pm, Sat 9am, 11am, 2pm
Adults: Tues 1:30pm, Weds 7:30pm,
£16.50 per session
Floristry and pick-your-own flowers.
Sat (Jun - Oct) 10am - 4pm
Free, Flowers £15 per container
Come and enjoy an afternoon of fun crafting activities.
Harrietsham Village Hall
3rd Thursday 2 - 4pm
£3 - £4 per session
Harrietsham Craft & Chat
Come and enjoy a variety of crafts in a friendly group.
Harrietsham Village Hall
1st Saturday 1 - 4pm
£4 per session
Headcorn Art Group
A friendly group of local artists
Headcorn Village Hall
£15 per month
Kent Potters Association
We are open to all who have an interest in pottery. Our members include collectors, students, teachers, amateur and professional potters, manufacturers and suppliers. We seek to promote interest and education in ceramics throughout Kent. There is also a bi-monthly magazine filled with articles and events.
We have a variety of events through the year at different locations in Kent, such as demonstrations and talks by well-known ceramicists, exhibitions and shows.
Please see website for details
£25 individuals, £40 families, £20 Business membership, £18 Student membership
1st Tues (evenings) & 3rd Sat
£33 per year and small attendance fee
Maidstone Art Society
We are a society of amateur and semi professional artists who hold monthly meetings in Autumn and Summer with demonstrators and speakers. Life drawing sessions, painting out days in the summer months, regular freestyle evenings and occasional workshops.
Madginford Community Hall
2nd Friday 7:30pm - 9:30pm
£25 per year
Maidstone Flower Club
Our friendly and welcoming club is for all with an interest in Flower Arranging. Our club nights include demonstrations from qualified area demonstrators and workshops offering ideas and support in achieving your arrangements.
Allington Baptist Church
2nd Thurs 7pm
£30 annual membership, £6 per session visitor fee
We provide maths tutoring for primary and secondary age students.
Starbucks Cafe meeting room
8 - 9 King Street
Medway Croquet Club
Enjoy learning and playing socially and/or competitively, the strategic games of golf croquet and association croquet, both of which include a handicap system. Suitable for all aged 10-100. As well as playing locally, there are opportunities to play nationally and internationally.
Aylesford, ME20 6AU
7 days a week 10am - dusk during season April-September with restricted play during winter months
£210 per annum
Medway Valley Countryside Partnership
Wildlife arts and crafts sessions.
Various parks and open spaces
Mainly in the school holidays
Please check website for details
Mid Kent Embroidery & Textile Group
We welcome new members with an interest in sewing and all forms of textile art.
Aylesford Community Centre
2nd Saturday 10:30pm - 4pm (except August)
£55 per annum. Visitors are welcome to attend for £5 per session.
Paddock Wood Flower Club
Come along for flower arranging demonstrations.
The Day Centre
Kent, TN12 6DP
4th Thursday at 7.30pm
Membership £35 per year
Pilgrims Way Artists
We are a selection of artists, both members and guests, who hold an annual exhibition in Lenham. The event has been running for over 20 years and has become one of the largest art and ceramic exhibitions in the south.
The Tithe Barn
1 Church Square
Kent, ME17 2PJ
Annually: 15 - 25 May
£1 - £2 per person
Space 2 Be Me
We are a charity working in Maidstone, Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells to support disabled children and young people with additional needs up to 25 years old and their families, offering practical support and help. We work in partnership with our member families to design all our activities and services so that they: support disabled children – we run a range of clubs for different age groups from birth through to age 25; support parents – we help parents feel supported through our family support work, training, support groups and workshops; support the whole family – we help our families enjoy quality time together as well as having the opportunity to meet other families who are facing similar challenges
Weekly or fortnightly during term-time
Summer holiday activities
The Art Class
Recreational art courses for adults: beginners and intermediate levels.
Various locations and times.
Please email for details
The Maidstone Art Centre
A not-for-profit organisation offering community art classes for children and adults. Classes run daily from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5.30pm.
£6.50 per session