Our programme of Events are varied throughout the year and delivered across Milton Keynes.

Upcoming Events

We offer both drop-in and ticketed Events and Workshops working with our Artists or led by one of our Projects.

Browse our upcoming events below.

Adult Summer Workshops
Drawing Intensive: Still Life
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
29
June
2024
10:00 am
4:00 pm
A one day workshop led by Sarah Watts drawing from still-life. Sarah will guide you through techniques and methods of observation drawing.
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Adult Wellbeing
Art Journalling for Wellbeing
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
3
July
2024
10:30 am
12:30 pm
Free sessions as part of our ongoing Wellbeing Programme, designed for anyone who wants to take a break from everyday pressures alongside like minded people.
Booking open soon
Adult Creative Wellbeing
Klimt’s Flower Garden - Painting with Emma Wilde
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
3
July
2024
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
A 10 week creative wellbeing course for adults with mild-moderate poor mental health. No prior experience required, suitable of all abilities.
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Adult Summer Workshops
Garment Mending
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
4
July
2024
6:30 pm
9:00 pm
A workshop exploring traditional mending techniques in order to prolong, preserve and repair garments.
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Family First Saturdays
Family First Saturday – July 2024
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
6
July
2024
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
Our Family First Saturdays offer exciting opportunities for families with young and older children to use art as a tool for experimentation, education and play.
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Adult Summer Workshops
Cyanotype Workshop
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
11
July
2024
2:00 pm
5:00 pm
Also known as ‘sun prints’, cyanotypes use the UV reaction from the sun to create stunning and original prints in Prussian blue.
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Adult Summer Workshops
Watercolour Experience
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
18
July
2024
10:00 am
1:00 pm
Our watercolour painting experience led by artist Julia Roach, is designed to give you an introduction to techniques of using watercolour.
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Art Club
Art Club: Learn to Paint
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
24
July
2024
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
Designed for children aged 8-12 years to explore a range of art making techniques, mediums and themes over the 6 weeks working with a professional artists.
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Adult Summer Workshops
Hand Weaving
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
27
July
2024
10:00 am
4:00 pm
Join Japanese Textile Artist, Emi Fujisawa for a frame hand weaving workshop to learn how to set up the frame loom to make a piece of weaving using natural yarns.
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Adult Summer Workshops
Drawing Intensive: Portraits
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
28
July
2024
10:00 am
4:00 pm
What makes a portrait? Join artist Julia Roach in creating your own portraits in this full day sessions, exploring techniques and methods of replicating the human face.
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Art Club
Art Club: Eco-Printing
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
31
July
2024
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
Designed for children aged 8-12 years to explore a range of art making techniques, mediums and themes over the 6 weeks working with a professional artists.
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Adult Wellbeing
Art Journalling for Wellbeing
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
7
August
2024
10:30 am
12:30 pm
Free sessions as part of our ongoing Wellbeing Programme, designed for anyone who wants to take a break from everyday pressures alongside like minded people.
Booking open soon
Art Club
Art Club: Clay Sculpture
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
7
August
2024
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
Designed for children aged 8-12 years to explore a range of art making techniques, mediums and themes over the 6 weeks working with a professional artists.
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Art Club
Art Club: Learn to Draw
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
14
August
2024
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
Designed for children aged 8-12 years to explore a range of art making techniques, mediums and themes over the 6 weeks working with a professional artists.
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Adult Summer Workshops
Plein-air painting
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
15
August
2024
10:00 am
1:00 pm
A new mini-series of adult workshops with a purpose to reconnect with nature and explore our relationship with the environment through art.
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Adult Summer Workshops
Extracting Colour from Nature
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
17
August
2024
10:00 am
1:00 pm
Experience the variety and vibrancy of natural colour through obtaining colour from foraged and organic sources, and how to modify and experiment with wild inks.
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Adult Summer Workshops
Hand Build a Vase
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
17
August
2024
2:00 pm
5:00 pm
Hand build a vase with clay and slip decorating with Andrew Macdermott
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Art Club
Art Club: Making Cyanotypes
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
21
August
2024
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
Designed for children aged 8-12 years to explore a range of art making techniques, mediums and themes over the 6 weeks working with a professional artists.
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Adult Summer Workshops
Hand Build a Mug
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
24
August
2024
2:00 pm
5:00 pm
Hand build a mug with clay and slip decorating with Andrew Macdermott
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Art Club
Art Club: Concertina Booking-binding
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
28
August
2024
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
Designed for children aged 8-12 years to explore a range of art making techniques, mediums and themes over the 6 weeks working with a professional artists.
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Adult Summer Workshops
Botanical Slow Stitching
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
31
August
2024
10:00 am
1:00 pm
Join Japanese textile artist, Emi Fujisawa for a botanical stitching workshop inspired by botanical motifs.
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Adult Summer Workshops
Kokedama Workshop
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
31
August
2024
2:00 pm
5:00 pm
Join Japanese artist, Emi Fujisawa for a Japanese kokedama balls workshop.
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Adult Wellbeing
Art Journalling for Wellbeing
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
4
September
2024
10:30 am
12:30 pm
Free sessions as part of our ongoing Wellbeing Programme, designed for anyone who wants to take a break from everyday pressures alongside like minded people.
Booking open soon
Artist Wellbeing
A Supportive Conversation with Dr Esther Aslan
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
18
September
2024
10:00 am
11:30 am
Building Rapport when Time is Limited
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Adult Wellbeing
Art Journalling for Wellbeing
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
2
October
2024
10:30 am
12:30 pm
Free sessions as part of our ongoing Wellbeing Programme, designed for anyone who wants to take a break from everyday pressures alongside like minded people.
Booking open soon
Adult Wellbeing
Art Journalling for Wellbeing
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
6
November
2024
10:30 am
12:30 pm
Free sessions as part of our ongoing Wellbeing Programme, designed for anyone who wants to take a break from everyday pressures alongside like minded people.
Booking open soon
Adult Wellbeing
Art Journalling for Wellbeing
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ
4
December
2024
10:30 am
12:30 pm
Free sessions as part of our ongoing Wellbeing Programme, designed for anyone who wants to take a break from everyday pressures alongside like minded people.
Booking open soon
A view from outside The Barn from the garden with families are taking part in a creative activity in the distance.

Family First Saturdays

Join us on the First Saturday of each month for some family friendly self-led creative activities designed by our Artist Associates and inspired by our latest Artist Projects.

Pay what you can on the door, with a suggested donation of £3 per child. All materials provided. Adults should also note that we have hot/cold drinks and snacks available from the café!

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The Barn Café

At Milton Keynes Arts Centre
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am–4pm*

The Barn Café offers a unique setting for our visitors to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Open Garden and the historic Great Linford Manor Park.

We offer drop-in art activities inspired by our Projects and our simplified menu of hot/ cold drinks and snacks are supplied by companies committed to reducing their environmental impact, so that you can rest and play easy.

*Please note that the Arts Centre is occasionally closed for private events; it is advisable to check ahead by calling 01908 608108 or emailing

“Went to family consequences with my two granddaughters – really good time was had by all three of us!! Would definitely recommend – will keep an eye out for activities during holidays.”
Diane

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