Art Courses for Young People

Looking forward to Christmas!

Christmas children’s craft workshop with Emma Williams

Saturday 19th December

Morning Class 10.00am-12.30pm

Afternoon Class 1.30pm-4pm

Course Fee £25  Maximum 8 Students 

Join us for a chance to get creative and make some festive decorations with a nature and eco theme. We will see how we can transform, leaves, cones, twigs and even some household waste into beautiful decorations for you to take home. Bring a drink and a snack to make a morning of it at our beautiful art school in Sunningwell. Suitable for ages 5-10. All materials included and covid-19 measures in place.

Last few places available book here to avoid disappointment!


Mon. 4.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Tues. 4.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Alison Berrett – 5-8 year olds – £160.00

Tues. 4.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Jezella Pigott – 8-10 year olds – £160.00

The children have the opportunity in small groups to enjoy and experiment with a whole range of media. During the sessions the children are able to explore various techniques and approaches.


Mon. 4.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Jezella Pigott – 11 to 14 year olds – £160.00

This course is designed for older children who are ready to explore art in greater depth. Exploration in a wide range of media will be covered in addition to painting and drawing.

Art Explorers 5-8’s

13 Jan, 2021 – 24 Mar, 2021 Wednesday: 16:30-18:00 Cost: £160.00

Art Explorers is designed to be a fun way of exploring your child’s creative potential and will cover the use of a variety of materials, all materials are provided by the school and are included in the fee. The tutor is Julia Simmons, Julia is a primary school teacher and visual artist specialising in drawing, painting & printing.

Tutor: Julia Simmons

Fundamentals of Art and Design for Young People

Wednesdays 4.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Charlotte Houlihan – 14 – 18 year olds

This new course specifically designed for young people aged between 14 and 18. The classes will be taught independent of any curriculum boundaries and will focus on how the individual approaches, interprets and responds to the environment we live in. The class will have a maximum of 9 students who will participate in group, peer, and one-to-one learning.

The classes will encourage independence of thought and personal creative choices through studying the fundamentals of art and design. Students will explore materials and media, scale, mark making, colour, tone and composition in drawing, painting, printmaking and three-dimensional work.

Individual characteristics that emerge through study will be developed and enhanced as the course progresses.

The tutor is Charlotte Houlihan who is a professional practicing artist.   From time to time there will also be the opportunity for visiting tutors with different specialisms to have input into the class. The classes will be centred around practice with historical and contextual references where appropriate.

Our aim is to provide our young people with a broader vision, an art school environment and a portfolio of work that showcases their creative choices, demonstrates their curiosity and reflects their enjoyment of art and design.

Enrolment is on a term by term basis. Students can hold their place for as long as they wish (up to the age of 18)

The cost of a full term’s study will be £170 (10 weeks) and includes all materials. 

Sunningwell School of Art breaks for one week at half term. (w/c 26th October.)

End of term: Saturday 28th November 2020.


Mon. 4.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Pam Foley – 8 -10 yr olds – £170.00

Tues. 4.30 p.m.- 6.00 p.m.
Tutor Anthony Eccles – 11-16 yr olds – £170.00

For children who enjoy working with clay. The course will include modelling, hand building, and throwing as students become more skilled.

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