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!

Summer School

We have a range of adult art and craft classes this summer including embroidery, painting, and mixed media. Try something new this summer – book your place now!

Next Upcoming Event

Seascapes in Acrylic and Mixed Media

24 August 2019 - 19-21 Bocking End
Braintree, CM7 9AE United Kingdom
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Seascapes in Acrylic and Mixed Media

Seascapes lend themselves to this kind of medium – lots of atmospheric skies and sea/beach reflections, producing a free and colourful painting. The course will be a step-by-step process throughout the day, using acrylics and wax/oil pastels. Give this exciting way of painting a try! - £38 for this full day workshop, payable in advance […]

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Landscapes in Acrylic and Paper Collage

A fun day using paper collage with acrylic paint to create textured and vibrant landscapes. David will demonstrate how he works on canvas. Come prepared to push the boundaries working in this style and challenge yourself. Just have a go! - £38 for this full day workshop, payable in advance - Free refreshments provided, but […]

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

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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