Your Community in Braintree

As a Centre, we aim to improve the condition and quality of life of those living in the district through the provision of facilities at the Centre for education, recreation and leisure time activities.

BBCA Classes

Weekly Classes

We offer weekly classes in a range of subjects from arts and crafts to languages, all with experienced tutors in a friendly atmosphere. We always welcome new students!

Room Hire

We have a variety of rooms available for hire, so whether you need to hold a group meeting for 70 people or a children’s birthday party, just the once or every week all year, we can help.


Get your copy of Braintree Community Art Group’s “Art à la Carte” cookbook or a Braintree District Arts Sketchbook here!

Open Art 2019

The Open Art Gallery 2019 is now online – see all of the artworks displayed in the 2019 exhibition!

Next Upcoming Event

Water and Reflections in the Landscape

29 February 2020 - 19-21 Bocking End
Braintree, CM7 9AE United Kingdom
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Water and Reflections in the Landscape

If you need to free up and paint in a bolder style, this is the course for you! Use vibrant acrylic paints and large brushes to create an underpainting, and then enhance the work using mixed media with wax and oil pastels. Follow David’s step-by-step method or bring your own photographs to work from with […]

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Still Life in Acrylic and Paper Collage

Use paper collage in conjunction with acrylics to create vibrant and textured works on canvas. No experience of these mediums is required, as a step-by-step process will be used throughout the day. Paint from a setup of flowers, foliage and accessories. Free up your work with this exciting and experimental style! - £38 for this […]

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We would love to hear from you –  please get in touch via our contact page

Friendly, professional and helpful staff, very clean and convenient to town. Excellent facilities offering a wide and range of adult classes and activities.

Debbie – September 2019 (via Facebook)

Excellent, welcoming and flexible space, a real refuge for those in need of it.

Richard – 2018 (via Google)

Fab day as per usual, can highly recommended Maggie Harling as a tutor and braintree community centre as an excellent venue, thank you all x

Leigh – August 2018 (via Facebook)

A good place to have a meeting. It appears to be on a main road through Braintree, though has plenty of parking once you drive in.

David – 2017 (via Google)

A great looking place that offers a fair few things to sign up to for reasonable prices to help you learn all types of things.

Jordan – May 2018 (via Google)

Braintree Rethink Art Group use the big hall every week … very clean….warm & friendly welcome…..Excellent venue X

Trina – May 2017 (via Facebook)

I really enjoyed the Class on June 9th with Maggie. She’s an excellent tutor with lots of experience. The piece I made is going to look great mounted and it adds to my portfolio of techniques. Roll on the next class on 23rd June!!
Brenda – June 2018

Community Partners

Here are just some of the organisations we work with

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