Adult Learning at Quayside Youth Centre
At the start of the academic year, we reached out into the west of the community, offering creative courses at Quayside Youth Centre in Southwick. We are pleased to report that courses are going very well. Quayside Youth Centre is a special location, a venue for all types of activities, events and parties serving local families and businesses alike. Art Portrait and Art Be Creative courses are held in the centre’s spacious multi-purpose dance studio offering space to spread out and lots of natural light. We are proud to have brought adult learning to Quayside Youth Centre and look forward to our ongoing relationship.


“Quayside is a perfect location for expanding our creative offer further to the west of the city. The natural light that floods in makes it a special place to run art courses and there is a nice relaxed vibe to the place. Students have commented on how the Art Portrait classes have improved their mindfulness, with some reporting feeling quite exhilarated after the class! That’s also a tribute to our wonderful tutor Debbie Hinks who creates such a warm and supportive atmosphere – we love Quayside!” – Nick Fenn, Vice Principal of PACA Adult Learning

Adult Learning Art course at Quayside Youth Centre

“I loved the class, the tutor is wonderful and explains in detail what may be helpful to us.” – Kelley, Art student

By expanding further afield within the East Sussex area, we are generating more learning opportunities for adults from all backgrounds and abilities. In addition, these courses are sometimes the catalyst for lifestyle changes, improvements in health and wellbeing and personal growth. “Adult education courses significantly benefit learners, a survey by the Workers’ Educational Association suggests” – read the article HERE.

We also welcome suggestions for new course ideas so please let us know if there is something you would be interested in learning about and if there is enough interest, we would consider putting on these types of courses. CLICK HERE to let us know your ideas.

To see some of the talented creations, follow PortsladeAL and life_drawing_by_debbie_hinks on Instagram.

Photos by Phil Bedford

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