Focal Point Gallery runs an ongoing programme of workshops for artists, people working in the creative sector, families and the local community in general.

Focal Point Gallery Offsite Projects
Learning Programme

Focal Point Gallery’s offsite programme presents a series of temporary exhibitions of contemporary visual art, and connected events in and around central Southend-on-Sea. As part of its learning and engagement programme, Focal Point Gallery presents a series of ‘out of the classroom learning’ schools activities.

Focal Point Gallery’s offsite programme shows site-specific projects by artists at a vital point in their careers, who respond to the rich social history of Southend, as well as the current economic and political issues relevant to local residents and the general public.

For further information, or to book a schools workshop, gallery tour or a place on one of our art clubs, please contact Sharon Byrne on 01702 534148, or email

Family Arts Day
FPG Digital Learning Space
Wednesday 31 May
1.00pm to 4.00pm All ages

Artist Lucy Woodhouse will help you to explore new ways to create a digital family artwork.Use your voice, sounds or mobile phone to generate live music using the open source software Purr data and look at fun ways to play with augmented reality apps on your mobile phone.

You can also create an animation using Raspberry Pi and micro-bit coding with Andy Melder from Southendtech.

Family Arts Day is open to all ages, however children must be accompanied by an adult. Book a 1 hour long session on the day at Focal Point Gallery from 10.00am.

Taster Sessions
FPG Digital Learning Space
Saturday 17 June
Suitable for entry level and beginners

Taking place in Focal Point Gallery's Digital Learning Space, the 90 minute taster sessions offer a light-touch route to working with cameras and learning how to share content. Led by 14-18 NOW the sessions will reference Poppies: Wave by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper at Barge Pier, Gunners Park, Shoeburyness.

10.45am to 12.15pm
ages 7 to 11 years, bookable

1.00pm to 2.30pm
any age, drop in

3.15pm to 4.45pm
ages 11 to 15 years, bookable