Young People

Gallery Oldham has a wide range of collections and exhibitions to inspire your creative side!

Filming in the gallery

The gallery is dedicated to providing hands-on opportunities to develop the skills and talents of young people aged 11 – 25. If you’re an individual or group interested in what we do then get in touch!

We can work with you to develop and deliver interesting and engaging projects to suit your needs and talents. Gallery Oldham is an Arts Award Centre and Supporter, trained to deliver all levels of Arts Award to individuals and groups.

If you or your group of young people would like to do your Arts Award or need help completing your Arts Award then please get in touch, we can offer practical workshops, tours of the gallery, career sessions, object handling sessions and bespoke workshops.


Young Producers
First Tuesday of each month, 5 – 7pm

If you’re aged 15–20 and interested in exploring our collections, being creative, learning new skills and meeting new people this is for you. We’re looking for creative young people with a passion for change to help create and deliver workshops and make Gallery Oldham a youth-friendly space.

Free, booking essential – no creative experience required. Book online or call 0161 770 4741 to reserve your place.

Creative Spaces
Tuesdays 17 April, 8 May, 12 June, 17 July, 21 August and 4 September, 1 – 2.30pm

Join our creative monthly sessions specially designed for home educated young people or those in alternative education. These hands-on workshops are ideal for any young person interested in arts and craft. Develop your skills as a young artist and achieve a Discover Arts Award.

£3.50 per person, per session, includes all materials and Discover Arts Award moderation and certification.
Booking essential – book online or call 0161 770 4741 to reserve your place.

Fusion – Bronze Arts Award 
Fridays from 27 July to 31 August, 1–3pm

Ideal for the young entrepreneur join our hands-on sessions to help you achieve your Bronze Arts Award and create products to be sold in the gallery shop! For ages 11+.

£25 per person for all sessions, including materials, moderation and certification. Booking essential – book online or call 0161 770 4741 to reserve a place

Summer Arts Sessions 
Thursdays from 2 – 30 August, 1 – 3pm

Inspired by the ARTIST ROOMS: Richard Long exhibition take part in these artist led sessions for all young people, aged 11+.  Work with a different artist each week to explore the exhibition, create art works to take home, meet new people, learn new techniques and explore the exhibition. All whilst completing your Discover Arts Award too.

Free – no creative experience required, travel costs reimbursed. Booking essential – book online or call 0161 770 4741 to reserve a place.

Making Our Mark
Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 August, hosted at Gallery Oldham and Castleshaw Outdoor centre

A four day creative residential inspired by the ARTIST ROOMS: Richard Long exhibition for ages 14+. Learn new skills, meet new people, work alongside artist and tutor Mark Rigby, create your own artwork and learn how to creatively document the pieces you make while also completing an Explore Arts Award. Free – with all overnight accommodation, food and transport provided.

Booking essential – book online or call 0161 770 4741 to reserve your place.

Life Drawing
Thursdays 14 June, 12 July, 9th August, 6 – 8pm

Inspired by the ARTIST ROOMS: Richard Long exhibition take part in these creative life drawing sessions. Supported by artist and tutor Mark Rigby draw from the nude figure in multiple long and short poses amongst the art work.

£5 per session, under 25’s and students free with ID. Includes basic equipment and light refreshments. Booking essential – book online or call 0161 770 4742 to reserve your place. Over 16’s only.

To book any workshops and for more information please get in touch with EvaD Ould-Okojie on evad.ouldokojie@oldham.gov.uk or call 0161 770 4741.