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. 

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


A Lesson in Palette Knife Painting

Saturday 8th December 10am-2pm

Enjoy learning all about the exciting skill of palette knife painting. We’ll be using winter as our theme to create beautiful images full of movement. We’ll supply all of the materials including acrylics and canvases.

This workshop costs £30. Please bring a packed lunch.

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January

Weekly Art classes for Children

Every Tuesday 4.30pm-6.30pm for 5 weeks, starting on 15th January

This is a great course for children (ages 7-11) who want to progress their art outside of school. This fun and inspiring 5 week course will include a wide variety or artistic mediums such as watercolour, inks, chalks and acrylics. Children will learn a variety of techniques that will improve artistic skills and give them more confidence. 

The course costs £100 and includes all materials. 

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Pyjama-jam Unicorn Plates

Friday 18th January 4.30pm-6.30pm

This children’s workshop celebrates unicorns! Everyone who joins the party will design and paint a plate (choosing their own colours). Plates will be fired and ready for collection in a week.

This workshop costs £15

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Children's Art Class: A Lesson in Perspective

Saturday 26th January 10am-1pm

During this exciting class you will learn how to create perspective and depth in your landscape portraits. You’ll be painting your own piece using acrylics or watercolour to showcase the skills you have learnt.

This workshop costs £30 and is suitable for ages 7-11. Please bring a packed lunch.

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Young Adult Class: Drawing Animals in Detail

Saturday 26th January 2pm-5pm

During this class we will be taking a more advanced look at how to draw different animals, including how to capture details, expressions and personality.

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

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Paint & pay your age (AM)

Sunday 20th January (drop in between 10am-1pm)

We’re offering you this unique opportunity to come in and paint a piece of pottery and, in return, you just pay your age (for example, 6 year olds will just pay £6). We’ll have a selection of pottery (in different age brackets) to pick from. Minimum spend is £3 and if you’re an adult we’ll be offering bigger pieces and cap it at £18!

This offer costs £3 (to reserve your slot). Additional costs can be paid on the day

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Paint and pay your age (PM)

Sunday 20th January (drop in between 1pm-4pm)

We’re offering you this unique opportunity to come in and paint a piece of pottery and, in return, you just pay your age (for example, 6 year olds will just pay £6). We’ll have a selection of pottery (in different age brackets) to pick from. Minimum spend is £3 and if you’re an adult we’ll be offering bigger pieces and cap it at £18!

This offer costs £3 (to reserve your slot). Additional costs can be paid on the day

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February

Pyjama-jam: LOL Dolls

Friday 22nd February 4.30pm-6.30pm

Due to the popularity of the last party, we’re holding another one. This children’s workshop celebrates the ever-popular LOL dolls. Everyone who joins the party receives their very own lucky dip LOL doll and will design and paint a plate (based on their favourite character). Plates will be fired and ready for collection in a week.

This workshop costs £25.

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Young Adult Class: Detailed Portraits

Sunday February 24th 2pm-5pm

Enjoy this more advanced class learning techniques which will help you create portraits with ease and skill. We will looks closely at the dimensions of the face, how to create expression and how shading can greatly enhance your image.

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

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Children's Art Class: How to Paint Animals

Sunday February 24th 10am-1pm

Enjoy learning new painting techniques and new brush stroke skills during this fun class. After practicing you will create a final piece using acrylic paints.

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

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March

Children's Class: Painting Arctic Scenes

Sunday 24th March 10am-1pm

Based upon the art of Lawren Harris, we’ll be studying how to bring chillier climes to life in art. Using colour, shape and shading techniques to create depth and a hint of surrealism.

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

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Young Adult Class: Creating Reflections

Sunday 24th March 2pm-5pm

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 12+ and costs £30. Please bring a snack.

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April

A lesson in how to draw faces

Saturday 27th April 10am-1pm

Enjoy learning how to draw portraits. Learn how to get proportions right, how to create realistic features and how to shade to create depth and make the face look detailed and three dimensional. 

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

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Young Adults Class: Illustration

Saturday 27th April 2pm-5pm

During this class you’ll learn how to create beautiful illustrations using pens and watercolours. We’ll show you how to create atmosphere, character and even humour and how simple designs can be the most effective.

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

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May

Children's Art Class: Watercolour Techniques

Sunday 26th May 10am-1pm

During this beautiful workshop you’ll be learning exciting art techniques using wax resist, edging, salt, and much more, before creating your own underwater masterpiece.

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

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Young Adult Class: How to Use Colour for Effect

Sunday 26th May 2pm-5pm

This class will take you through a journey of colour, how it has been used in the past and how you an use it in your own art to create beautiful effects. You will be creating your own portrait using acrylic paints.

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

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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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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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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