M B C Arts Wellbeing

Create, Experience, Be Inspired.

31 Norfolk St, Sunderland, SR1 1EE Directions

   Now closed Open Thursday 10:00 - 18:00

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Welcome to MBC Arts Wellbeing. We are a Sunderland-based arts organisation specialising in the delivery of free arts education courses, funded community projects and art projects.

Our Arts Wellbeing team bring together specialist knowledge and experience from a range of arts disciplines. Our team of 12 passionate, experienced and enthusiastic tutors and assistants work hard to deliver our fun, engaging and innovative experiences.

Why not come along and discover something new – many of our give it a go experiences cost less than £25 per person, and we offer a whole range of completely free arts courses too. Our free courses are designed for those in our community who stand to benefit from the fantastic creative and wellbeing benefits working with a range of arts processes such as glass, ceramics and fabric work can bring. Our free courses are designed to be fun, hands-on, practical, friendly, and tailored to the needs of each individual enrolled on each course.

We also have our very own in-house artist studios and residency programme. We have 17 artist studios on site; these come with 24hour access, wifi, and all bills included – as well as mentoring, and studios start from as little as £3 per day, inclusive of all the above. Artists renting studios from us receive one to one tailored mentoring, helping each person with a studio apply for £10,000 of funding to support and develop their practice from a range of funders. Our ambition is to create successful, independent artists on this programme, who can come away from their time with us equipped with the fundamental, practical knowledge they need to forge a career for themselves in the arts.

Our organisation is not for profit, and we re-invest our surplus funds to benefit arts engagement and self-improvement in our local community in a variety of ways, including free specialist arts workshops, free courses, and investing in specialist equipment and resources to enable us to offer our arts engagement programmes to even wider audiences.


Pricing starts from
One off fee £0 - 25

Products & Services

Ceramics Courses

Glass Courses

Flower Arranging Workshops

Fused Glass Workshops

Glass Foiling Workshops

Soap Making Workshops

Reed Diffuser Workshops

Blacksmith Workshops

Creative Writing Community Group

Yoga & Meditation Community Groups

Knitting Community Group

British Sign Language (BSL) Community Group

Christmas Wreath Making Workshops

Easter Wreath Making Workshops

Fused Glass Coaster Workshops

Candle Making Workshops

Glass Pendant Workshops



I am currently doing a course on home fragrance at Mbc arts. The course has been outstanding.
Our tutor Kate us been helpful, approachable and flexible in every way. We have also had tutors who have specialised in various fields such as Andrew, Vinnie and Mark: all of whom have been knowledgeable and friendly.
All course topics have been relevant and full of information which will prove invaluable in my future.
I would not hesitate recommending Mbc arts to my friends and family and would love to be involved again as soon as any course opportunities arise.
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