Our mission is to help those with different learning abilities realise their full potential as individuals by providing craft, design and general art training. We aspire to develop individual strengths and build on self-esteem and self-confidence through the courses and practical work experience offered.
Minerva on youtube
Watch Minerva on youtube. This video gives a brief insight into the philosophy and activities carried out at the Minerva Centre.
Welcome to the Minerva Centre
Located in the very centre of Hexham, Northumberland, The Minerva Centre offers a college environment, where students can learn and practice painting, pottery, design, photography, anything and everything concerning the arts!
Students can do fun activities like t-shirt, curtain, pillow designs, making cards and pictures with their own pictures and designs. And more structured courses for NCFE qualifications. All of which is made fun! We offer a super friendly environment with fantastic staff and teachers. Come down to the centre and see first hand how our past and present students have flourished at The Minerva Centre.
All abilities are welcome.
Minerva can help you reach your full potential by offering guidance while teaching you new art skills.
The Minerva Centre Annual Exhibition is taking place between Monday 15 and Wednesday 24 October at Hexham Abbey.
The exhibition will feature the latest work from Minerva Centre students with a particular emphasis on the use of recycled materials.
To view photos please click here.
Jewellery Course planned for later this year
Mandy and Cara, two volunteers at the Minerva Arts Centre, are planning to start a professional jewellery course later this year at the Minerva Centre. This will be open to anyone who wants to learn more about jewellery making and possibly start a jewellery business.
The course is open to all abilities.
For further details contact the Minerva Arts Centre.
The picture shows the large range of jewellery that can be made.
The Minerva Centre had an exhibition of student work in Hexham Abbey between Friday 3 November and Friday 10 November.
Click on attached link to view Flickr album.
In this video, student Amanda Priddle demonstrates how to create an abstract painting using the Fluid Art proces
This video looks at furniture restoration at the Minerva Centre. In it student Tom Moody is shown working on various projects.
Christmas 2016 at Minerva
Stephie Wesson introduces her latest project "Rainbow Kittens". (Pic below) Stephie with a picture of Sargent Peppermint, one of the original Rainbow Kittens characters
Over the last three years, Stephie Wesson, an artist who works at the Minerva Centre, has been writing a book entitled “Lupine Lights”.
This is now available from www.feedaread.com for £7.99. plus postage. In this video, Stephie outlines some of the characters from the book.
Our shop is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday and sells craft work produced by the Minerva Students