In line with government advice, all arts classes events have been postponed. To read our full statement please click here.

TO BOOK PHONE: 01236 632 828

Welcome to our community arts programme – Arts and You. We are passionate about all things arts, whether you are interested in performing, playing an instrument, visual arts or photography – we have something for everyone! We hope you will find a class to inspire you to join us. It’s about creativity, it’s about getting involved, it’s about arts and you!

CultureNL’s Community Arts Team offers a programme of affordable, weekly arts classes that will appeal to children, young people and adults. We have lots of arts activities running across North Lanarkshire. Our programme offers local, quality arts activities, workshops and events at affordable prices.

Join In. Have Fun. Be Creative



As well as delivering our brilliant weekly programme of classes in the community, we also deliver a wide range of projects for groups within Nurseries, Primary and Secondary Schools, Locality Services, Community Learning and Development and Health and Social Care. Our Community Arts Team can create bespoke projects to suit your needs and budgets.

Email to find out more.


Introducing our team of Arts Development Officers…

anne louiseAnn Louise Kieran
Arts Development Officer (Visual Art)
t: 01236 856228 / e:                                                                                     Culturenl Ann Louise

LauraLaura McIver
Development Officer (Performing Arts and Dance
t: 01236 856224 / e:                                                                      Culturenl Laura

DeborahDeborah McArthur
Arts Development Officer (Performing Arts and Music)
t: 01236 856246 / e:
 @CNL_Deborah    Culturenl Deborah

Creative Writing
t: 01236 856235 / e:


David Peace
Development Officer (Photomedia)
t: 01236 638463 / e:

Heather Thom
Pather Artworks Officer
t: 01698 351559 / e:

stuartStuart MacLeod
Beetroot Studio Manager


For general enquiries about Community Arts classes and activities, telephone 01236 632828.

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Visual Arts And Crafts

» Visual Arts And Crafts

Weekly classes are available in drawing, painting, printing, arts and crafts.


» Creative Writing

Weekly creative writing classes.


» Photomedia Studio

Weekly photography classes.


» Performing Arts 

Weekly performing arts classes including music, dance and drama for young people and adults.

Beetroot Studios

» Beetroot Studios

Professional recording studio in Airdrie.

» Venue Directory

List of Arts & You venues addresses and telephone numbers.

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Weekly classes are OFF on the following dates:

  • School In-service – 10, 11, 12 and 13 February – Children’s Classes
  • Easter Holidays – Monday 6 April to Saturday 18 April (inc) – ALL Classes
  • Public Holiday – Friday 8 May – ALL Classes
  • School In-Service – Monday 11 May – Children’s Classes
  • Public Holiday – Friday 22 May – Monday 25 May – ALL Classes

Classes start back after the summer break on Monday 24 August 2020.

We will update out arts programme and give you news and information throughout the year on our website, twitter and facebook pages, please check us out