This is the page where you’ll be able to find out about our weekly and monthly classes for children and young adults (our holiday workshops are on a separate tab).

We run monthly art classes for children aged 7-11 and for young adults ages 12+. There will be an exciting project each month that will teach children new skills and how to use different materials. We also run weekly art sessions for children which is great for those who enjoy being creative and want to become better artists. They will learn drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramic painting, how to work with clay, glass fusing and more. 

Cancellation policy

We all know that sometimes despite our best intentions 'life' occasionally gets in the way. If you have booked a workshop and can no longer make it we can refund your booking if you let us know 14 days before the date of the workshop.  If you have to cancel less than 14 days unfortunately we cannot offer a refund as we will have bought materials and arranged tutors. 

If you would like to discuss art classes for your child please call 01622 735312. 


June

Young Adult Class: Painting Flowers

Sunday June 2nd 2pm-5pm

This lovely class will show you how to bring flowers to life in your art. The studio is located on a flower farm, so we’ll have some peonies or roses to draw from life.

This workshop costs £30 and is suitable for ages 12+. Please bring a snack.

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Parent and Child Clay Workshop (with wheel throwing)

Sunday 30th June 10.30am-12.30pm

This exciting workshop is a chance for parents and children to do some art together. Get creative learning how to throw a pot on a wheel, a fantastic (and sometimes funny) skill to learn together. You will also get the chance to work with clay and hand build pieces that can be displayed at home. The items will need be fired and will be ready to collect in 3 weeks. The pieces can be painted at home with acrylic paint or in the studio with glazes for £5 an item.

The workshop costs £40 for two people. Please call us if you would like to add an additional child.

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Children's Art Class: Creating A Jungle

Sunday 23rd June 10am-1pm

Create a stunning jungle collage (based on the work of Rousseau) using layered paper, acrylic paint and bright colours.

This class costs £30 and is suitable for ages 7+. Please bring a packed lunch.

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Children's Art Class: A Lesson in Watercolours

Saturday 27th July 10am-1pm

Enjoy spending time learning about how watercolours work and how to use them before painting realistic feathers with watercolour inks and masking fluid.

The workshop costs £30, please bring a packed lunch

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Young Adults Art Class: How to Draw Eyes

Saturday 27th July 2pm-5pm

The eyes really bring a face to life and are an essential part of portrait painting. This exciting class will show you how to create realistic eyes using pencils and inks so you can bring this important skill to paintings you do in the future.

This workshop costs £30 and is suitable for ages 12+. Please bring a snack.

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Children's Art Class: A Lesson in Blending

Saturday 24th August 10am-1pm 

During this class you'll learn the art of blending colours, an important artistic technique. After practicing on paper you'll paint your own design with acrylic on canvas and using blending, shading and silhouette effects to create a whole scene. 

This class costs £30 and is suitable for age 7+. Please bring a packed lunch

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Young Adults Art Class: Creating Contrast with Chalks

Saturday 24th August 2pm-5pm

During the course of this unique class you will learn how to be expressive and bold with chalks. You’ll have the opportunity to use some clever techniques to create bright, interesting pieces of art on a dark background.

This workshop costs £30 and is suitable for ages 12+. Please bring a snack.

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Children's Art Class: How to Paint Flowers

Sunday 22nd September 10am-1pm 

Enjoy learning how to draw and paint realistic flowers by focusing on shading and blending. After practicing you will be painting a large flower onto a canvas with vibrant acrylic paints. 

The class costs £30 and is suitable for ages 7+. please bring a packed lunch. 

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Young Adults Art Class: Frida Kahlo inspired painting

Sunday 22nd September 2pm-5pm

Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist, inspired many with her vibrant and complex art throughout her career and long after. Enjoy learning how to draw an paint flowers and objects in a Mexican/Frida style using pencils, acrylics and chalk. 

This workshop costs £30 and is suitable for ages 12+. Please bring a snack.

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Children's Art Class: A lesson in Marbling

Saturday 26th October 10am-1pm

This class is all about marbling. Marbling is a really fun technique and you will make your own marbled paper and create a marbled design onto ceramics. The ceramic item will be ready to collect after 1 week. 

The class costs £30, please bring a packed lunch. 

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Young Adults Art Class: Expressing Yourself through Art

Sunday 20th October 2pm-5pm

This workshop will be all about learning how to express yourself in your art. You’ll be using diverse artistic techniques to create a beautiful portrait of yourself celebrating the things you love and what makes you, you.

This workshop costs £30 and is suitable for ages 12+. Please bring a snack.

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Children's Class: Creating Reflections

Sunday 23rd November 10am-1pm

During the course of this exciting class you will learn how to create reflections using acrylic paint and palette knives. We’ll teach you how to use light and dark and colour to create dramatic and beautiful effects.

This workshop is suitable for ages 7+ and costs £30. Please bring a packed lunch.

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Young Adult's Class: Creating Collages

Saturday 23rd November 2pm-5pm

During this unique class you’ll be learning all about the amazing skill behind creating an impactful collage and how to tell a story through your art. Enjoy designing and creating your own canvas painting using diverse images, textures and colours.

This workshop costs £30 and is suitable for ages 12+. Please bring a snack.

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Children's Art Class: Painting the Northern Lights

Sunday 8th December 10am-1pm

Enjoy learning how to shade, blend and create contrasts during this exciting class. You’ll be using watercolours and acrylics to celebrate the northern lights sky with dramatic and beautiful results.

The class costs £30, please bring a packed lunch. 

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Young Adult's Class: A lesson in winter landscapes

Sunday 8th December 2pm-5pm

Enjoy learning how to draw and paint a snowy winter scene onto a canvas. Learn how to add shadows, depth and light to create a fun wintery landscape to hang on your wall or give as a Christmas gift. 

This workshop costs £30 and is suitable for ages 12+. Please bring a snack.

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How we teach...

Most children love art. They are brave about it too, with very little inhibitions about what they make and no fear of a blank canvas. We aim to keep it that way. 

We work with each child to help them develop their artistic skills with small prompts such as “have a look out of the window…can you see how the sky touches the ground? Now have another go and try to get the blue sky to meet the green grass” and with the older ones “Think about the bone structure inside the animal you are drawing, the poor horse has his knee bending the wrong way.” We like to have fun with the children whilst getting them to pick up a whole variety of knowledge to help them become better artists.

Confidence is something we work on as well. It is one of the most important attributes to making great art. We encourage the children to be positive about their art, not to panic about mistakes and to give things a try.  


Describing an art lesson...

Each lesson the children work on a project. We present the children with an idea and show them the technique. We then encourage them to develop their idea through sketches to work out a good composition.

For example:

The theme for this course was 'Places' and the project was about vanishing points and perspectives. 

The children were asked to find the vanishing point on these images.

They were shown how to create a 3D city with a vanishing point and had to come up with a monster to attack the city 'Godzilla' style. This was a two week project and here are the results….

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about our art classes please call on 01622 735312