NEW:NEW: The Summer Term course details are now available by clicking on the Summer Courses link above. Term starts on Monday 8th May: please book early as spaces are limited
NEW: The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts has gained charitable status and is now guaranteed a future AND a Bridge-based artist is celebrating 36 years of creating and teaching art in Darlington.
NEW: Fabric Sculpture workshop in May. Come and discover Powertex, a versatile fabric hardener which allows you to create stunning fabric sculptures and much more. On Saturday 13th May (1:45 - 4:15pm) , you will use Powertex fabric hardener to transform a wine bottle into a stunning piece of art. This workshop costs £26 per person. All materials will be provided at the workshop and no experience is necessary. For more information see the Events page or go to www.curiously-contrary.co.uk to book. Places are limited, so please book early.
New: Portrait Painting Masterclass With Jo Pickering on Friday 2nd June (10:00am - 4:00pm). Have you ever wanted to try painting portraits? Artist/Tutor Jo Pickering will take you from preparing a canvas, drawing and composing your painting and applying paint in layers. You can either paint from a photograph of your choice or for those with more experience we will have a "sitter" for the day. If you wish to book a space on the course please contact Jo directly firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited to 20. For more information see the Events page
What We Do
Our Mission Statement: The Bridge provides a vibrant community led venue to support artists and encourage visual arts involvement for Darlington. Many artists who had a presence at the Arts Centre can now be found at the Bridge. It is also the home of other arts-based organisations.
Centre for Visual Arts
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm and Saturdays 9:30am to 4:30pm.
We are a registered charity, number: 1170869
There are free car parking spaces in and around the Bridge and it is fully accessible. It is about a fifteen minute walk from the centre of town and a number of Arriva buses stop outside: 11, 12A, 13A, 13B and 14 (information provided by Arriva, June 2012).