About Us

Art Classes Group

Established in 2016, is a visual arts centre in Slough which supports young artists and promotes engagement with the visual arts through a range of inclusive activities: exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and remote learning.

The centre's visual arts and art education approach focuses on creating art, appreciating art, promoting art, critical practice, collaboration and achievement.

Creating art

Our centre organises art classes every day for children and adults who want to develop or improve their drawing and painting skills and prepare their art portfolio for degree applications.

ACG is registered as an Arts Award Centre, inspiring young people to grow their arts and leadership talents. Arts Award qualifications are regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) in England, CCEA Regulation in Northern Ireland, and Qualifications Wales. The awarding organisation is Trinity College London (TCL). Trinity College London manages arts Award in association with Arts Council England.

Art Award map

appreciating art

Appreciating art

Appreciating art is the knowledge and understanding of qualities that identify all great art. It is difficult to understand the art without understanding the culture and at ACG are organised every year trips to museums, galleries, venues, exhibitions and open studios.

For more information about our trips, please get in touch.

appreciating art

Promoting art

ACG centre promotes diversity and inclusion through events like team building, exhibitions, workshops, parties and group events.

For more information about our exhibitions, please get in touch.

critical practice

Critical practice

Critical thinking is a pathway to reflective and independent thinking. We offer an exciting programme of interviews with debates from young artists, renowned artists, talks about artistic career, how to sell art, new techniques and trends in art.

collaboration

Collaboration

ACG centre promotes visual art and art education through art exhibitions, seasonal events and workshops, engaging with visual artists and collaborating with schools, organisations, museums, charities.

Our team

Marinela

Marinela Caldarus

Lead Artist

Ovais Shamsuddin

Director

Laiylah Narod

Artist Assistant

Hamza Ovais

Young Studio Assistant

Achievements

Our students and team members have received prestigious national and international awards.

Our students have exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, Young Artists summer show 2019 and 2020 and they won art competitions in California, Japan, France, Bulgaria, Singapore.

BBC has filmed our team members, Sky Arts at Landscape Artist of the Year 2019, BBC Berkshire Radio, BBC Derbyshire Radio.

You can find out about all our achievements below.

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