An arts centre is introducing a new programme of classes for autumn.

Artsdepot’s popular courses and classes programme invites Finchley and Barnet locals to discover new skills. From creative play for the youngest to storytelling and dance for the over-60s, there are plenty of opportunities to explore creative practices at the North Finchley arts centre.

Creative Explorers

artsdepot Creative Explorers is a new class for ages 10 months to three years. The interactive group for children and their parents, grandparents and carers encourages growth and development in the youngest through creative and messy play, storytelling and games.

Friday, September 20, to Friday, November 29, 10am to 11am


For those curious about the techniques used to make their favourite animated film, artsdepot AniMates is the class to join. Children learn to bring their own stories to life through stop-motion animation, 2D paper cut-outs and 3D claymation.

Tuesday, September 17, to Tuesday, November 26, 4.30pm to 5.15pm (school years 1-3), and 5.30pm to 6.30pm (school years 4-6)

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Finding Your Online Voice

These photography and storytelling classes, available for teenagers and adults, focus on creative storytelling for online. No special equipment is needed to learn how to document your holiday, craft a personal blog or become an Instagram influencer.

Wednesday, September 18, to Wednesday, October 23, 7pm to 9pm (for ages 18+); Thursday, September 19, to Thursday, November 28, 5.30pm to 7pm (school years 7-9) and 7pm to 8.30pm (school years 10 to 13)

Radio and Podcast Making

Creative content and broadcast skills are at the centre of the six-week Radio and Podcast Making course for adults. Aspiring broadcasters will learn what goes into their favourite programmes and have a stab at their own projects, whether they are fact or fiction.

Wednesday, October 30, to Wednesday, December 4, 7pm to 9pm

Creative Circle

The artsdepot Creative Circle is an opportunity for people over 60 to socialise and explore new creative outlets, including creative writing, storytelling and arts and crafts. The friendly group is always welcoming new members and regularly shares their work at artsdepot’s festival days.

Monday, September 16, to Monday, November 25, 2pm to 3pm

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Dance Group

Over 60s can keep fit and learn new ways of moving in the artsdepot Dance Group, which recently added a second class due to popularity. Led by a professional choreographer, the class helps to improve balance, flexibility and stamina (no experience necessary).

Friday, September 20, to Friday, November 29, 9.30am to 11am and 11.15am to 12.45pm

All classes run alongside artsdepot’s autumn season, beginning in September. Booking for courses is now open. For more information contact 020 8369 5454 or visit