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

Artists and craft workers are invited to submit 2D and 3D work in any media. Submissions will be accepted at the Centre from the 7th to 10th October – download an entry form here!

Open Art Exhibition 2019

19 October 2019 - 19-21 Bocking End
Braintree, CM7 9AE United Kingdom

Annual General Meeting & Users Meeting

All tutors, organisations and users are invited to our AGM & Users Meeting on Friday 1st November 2019, 7.00pm This is an opportunity for you to provide us with your opinions, comments and suggestions to help us to improve. If you have any particular topics you’d like discussed at the Users Meeting, please inform us […]

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Gardens in “Thick and Thin” Acrylics

Heavy-body acrylics can be used with a palette knife to create textured and expressive paintings. David will demonstrate his technique during this inspiring day; first using a brush and then a palette knife. Free up your painting style – being bold and not worrying about the details! - £38 for this full day workshop, payable […]

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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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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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