The workspace 

Our spacious workshops provide a calm environment for our students to focus on their particular choice of activity.

The pleasant atmosphere and the hands on engagement with materials, which is part of the process of making and doing, provides an experience which many people, including those with more profound and complex needs, can find beneficial and even therapeutic.

As well as providing for those with learning difficulties we offer a number of places to people with disabilities who would otherwise have limited possibilities to pursue art and craft activities.

Our students

Many of our students are people who experience the world in a very individual manner, responding in their own unique way. Our experienced team of tutors, support staff and volunteers are on hand to encourage their full potential, taking advantage of a modern, well equipped studio, to produce often striking and surprising art work and designs.

Community ethos

Clearing up, cleaning and recycling also form an important part of studio activity and students are encouraged to play a full part in taking responsibility for their workspace.

We take recycling seriously and have a positive attitude to green issues. We buy recycled materials when ever possible and reuse as much of our own as we can. We try and support other social enterprises and attempt to buy ethically, sourcing goods and services from local businesses when available.


Meet Joe, winner of free evening class sessions that were offered as a prize by Workshop 305 for the fundraising held at the Wimbledon Irish Centre. The fundraising was in aid of the mosaic panel of the four provinces made by students at Workshop 305 that…
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Wimbledon Irish Centre has recently installed this new mosaic wall panel commissioned and donated by Tom MacMillan which depicts the four provinces of Ireland - Connacht, Leinster, Minster and Ulster. The making took place over a number of months with all…
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From 12PM - 4.30PM on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September we are celebrating WANDLE FORTNIGHT and MERTON ARTS FESTIVAL with a weekend of tile making workshops - Come and join us for an afternoon in the pottery - we'll be making tiles using leaves to m…
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