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 16 October, 18 December, 15 January, 12 February, 19 March and 23 April 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.

Emerging Artist’s Workshops 
Tuesdays 21 February, 11 and 18 April, 1 – 3pm

Learn new skills and techniques in these artist-led sessions, each artist is part of our youth collective. Designed to help you explore your creativity, meet new people and complete your Discover Arts Award.~

For ages 11+. Booking essential via Eventbrite. No creative experience required.

Explore Arts Award
Thursdays 7, 14, 21 and 28 February, 1.30–3.30pm

Take part in Gallery Oldham’s first Explore Arts Award workshops! These sessions are ideal for young artists
aged 8–10 years. Create your own masterpieces, learn about a range of artists and take part in different creative
activities while completing an Explore Arts Award. For ages 8+.

£20 – includes Explore Arts Award, certification, all four sessions and materials. Booking essential via Eventbrite.

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.