About Us



Catalyst Arts is a group of Artists who try to provide a friendly space, for other artists of all abilities to explore new techicques and mediums.


All our workshop are designed to provide individual space for tutoring, advice and encouragement.


So whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist, Catalyst Arts would love to meet you.



Local, Affordable, Friendly, Informative, Artist Lead, Educational.



Catalyst Arts is an educational organisation encouraging a creative approach to the visual arts through tradition and innovation.


Based on a concept from the founder Ben Ecclestone, Inspired from the foundation and development of the Leith School of Art.


Ben wished to offer similar opportunities to students from Eastbourne and the Surrounding areas.


Charity Details:


Catalyst Arts utilises the services of Catalyst Ministries (reg Charity No: 1056648) and company limited by guarantee (registered in England No. 3213866)



Catalyst Arts Ethos is to provide an environment that will encourage each student to develop their own work of distinctive qualiy and creativity.


Workshops are kept small so tuition can be personal and supportive.

Catalyst Arts Council of Reference:

  • Nigel Goodwin -Genesis Arts
  • Philip Archer - Principle Leith School of Art
  • Susanne Scott - Past Chair of The Arts Centre Group
  • John Houghton - Freelance Writer & Artist

Catalyst Arts Trustees

  • Ben Ecclestone (Chair)
  • Les Ayres
  • Ray Finch

Registered Address:


54 Brassey Avenue

Hampden Park


East Sussex


BN22 9QH

Making art Accessible for all.