Espression Arts Cafe

Come to Espression Arts Cafe to celebrate a birthday, book a place on Crafty Kids toddler workshops, Saturday Art Club for children (check out our events page),  holiday art camps or book to bring a group of friends! Try something a little bit different, learn a new skill or come for a hot drink and a rest in our quiet, dog friendly garden. Come along to Espression Arts!

At Espression Arts Cafe we have a wonderful selection of plates, mugs, ornamental pieces, picture frames, children’s novelty items, money boxes, seasonal items and as well as mosaics, glass painting and things you can create and take away on the same day! Bookings are taken to avoid disappointment or you can try dropping in on the day for spontaneous painting! 

Drop-ins are always welcome or call 01227 765 665 to book! Get your items in 7-10 days.

Our Parties 

Host a truly unique event (not just for kids!)

Espression Arts has a selection of party packages led by one of our trained art tutors to choose from depending on your age and interests in a range of interactive crafts – Mosaic, Ceramics, Foam Clay and more!

  • Hen parties

  • Baby handprint parties

  • Children's birthday parties

  • Adult birthday parties

  • Corporate and team building events

Group Booking

Make the next night out a creative one!

We will open outside of our usual opening hours for bookings and group discounts. We regularly host uniformed groups, schools, WI ladies and care home residents - if you can't get to us, we will come to you!

Baby Hand/Foot Prints

Or why not a special pet print

We offer the opportunity to immortalise your child’s hand or footprints on ceramics or in clay with a range of imprints and out-print plaques for you to choose from for the perfect memory (booking essential).

Creative Spaces for Rent

In beautiful central Canterbury 

New to Espression Arts Cafe we have small studio spaces above our shop for use by small makers alongside other flexible meeting areas for you to book to work from.

If you feel you would like to be part of a creative community or you would like a Canterbury space out of the office to meet, get in touch!

  • Artist Studio Spaces

  • Craft workshops

  • Small business office space

Gift Making

Make a gift to treasure

Espression staff can help you to design and create wonderful personalised gifts for friends and family to celebrate any occasion. You don’t have to be an artist to make a wonderful memory for someone you care about. Mother’s Day, Fathers Day, Wedding signature pieces, Birthday and Christmas Gifts, here at Espression we have gifts for you to make to suit all occasions. 

Gift Vouchers

Any value to use on anything 

Give a truly personal gift with a gift card from Espression. Choose from an experience based gift card such as Baby footprints, or pottery painting. Alternatively choose a generic voucher to be redeemed against any of the things we offer, from holiday camps, workshops, to painting or personalised gifts.


© 2019 Espression.

Find Us

29-30 Palace Street

The Kings Mile

Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DZ

01227 765 665

Opening Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 2pm - 5pm

Thursday: 10am - 5pm

Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: Closed

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Espression Arts CIC: 10948872 

Espression Ltd: 05610925