Scroll down to see all the art classes we have going on this Summer holiday for children and young people, in date order. 

Bunting 1

Summer Bunting (8-14 yrs)

Monday 26th July, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

In this one day introduction to sewing you will learn how to sew your own bunting! The bunting will be finished on one side by a handworked hem and attached to tape. You’ll learn how to prepare and cut fabric to a pattern, pinning and tacking fabric, hemming stitch and back stitch. At the end of the class you’ll be able to take home some finished bunting and you will have learnt some key sewing basics!

Tutor: Penny Follows

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Magic Garden 1

My Magical Garden (5-11 yrs)

Tuesday 27th July, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

Create your own miniature imaginary garden. We will use natural materials such as clay, sticks, moss, stones, soil, sand and dried flowers – as well as cardboard, paint, glitter and fabric to make a 3D miniature model. Why not bring along some small natural objects from your garden to incorporate – like flowers, leaves or stones? We will explore scale, colour and texture to create our own mini landscapes!

Tutor: Lilly Walker

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Kids Art 8

Summer Screen-printing! (8-14 yrs)

Monday 2nd August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

Learn how to screen-print using stencils to create colourful pieces on paper and fabric. We will guide you through the printing process from drawing and cutting your stencils, to mixing your printing dyes to squeegee through your silk screen. Have fun experimenting with shapes, colour and layering to produce one of a kind designs onto paper, t-shirts and bags!

Tutor: Natasha Mok

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Ocean Kites 1

Ocean Kites (5-11 yrs)

Tuesday 3rd August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

Go ‘Tako Kichi’ – kite crazy this summer at the Conservatoire. Taking our inspiration from the sea, children will create their own ocean kite inspired by the rich history of paper kite making in the Pacific ocean cultures. In this one-day workshop we will design, build and hopefully fly our very own ’tako dako’.

Tutor: Kirsten Lyle

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Inspired by India

Inspired By India (8-14 yrs)

Tuesday 3rd August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

Are you ready for a journey? Board the plane and join us for a creative journey to India. Here we will discover the traditional arts of India. We will be inspired by ancient art, nature and the world we see on our trip. Expect lots of colour, which we will capture it using acrylics, inks and pastels. It will feel like you’ve had a holiday and you’ll return with gorgeous colourful creative pieces.

Tutor: Salina Jane

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Smartphone

Document The World With Your Smartphone (5-11 yrs)

Wednesday 4th August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

Do you have thousands of photos and videos on your phone that you never do anything with? Wondering how you can stand out from the crowd and be unique? Want to up your selfie game? Come along to this one-day workshop where you will learn all about using the best angles, the right lighting, and all the professional tips and tricks to shoot better Smart Phone photography and videography. Learn how to shoot great pictures and make perfect videos every time under the guidance of our expert, and then develop your skills in editing them to get the best out of your images.

Tutor: Paul McGhie

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Mini Figures 1

Miniature Model Making (5-11 yrs)

Thursday 5th August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

Spend a day creating a miniature world to be inhabited by your own miniature figures. We will design, make and model our own creative worlds by exploring various techniques and processes. It may be you create a building, a landscape, a scene and make people, animals or creatures. The work will be led by your creative vision, with support, advice and guidance throughout the day.

Tutor: Verity Wong

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Tie Dye 1

Tie-dye and Fabric Workshop (8-14 yrs)

Thursday 5th August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

We will teach you the process of using natural and synthetic dyes to stain fabric and different ways of tying material to create patterns. You’ll learn about colour mixing and complimentary colours. Using this knowledge you’ll make colourful creations on t-shirts, socks and bags!

Tutor: Natasha Mok

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Ceramics 1

Ceramics - Handbuilding With Clay (8-11 yrs)

Friday 6th August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

Explore the potential of clay in this 1 day workshop where various hand building techniques will be taught. Whether you want to make a functional piece to use around the house, or a sculpture to display, this course offers the chance to plan and develop your own piece. At the end of the day students can choose a work that they would like to be fired and glazed to be transformed into ceramic. There is an additional £5 charge to cover the cost of kiln firing.

Tutor: Verity Wong

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Boardgame 1

Make Your Own Boardgame (8-14 yrs)

Friday 6th August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

Hosted by Betty Adamou, global and award-winning expert and author on Serious Games and Gamification, this workshop brings together multiple disciplines to ensure a fun and engaging workshop, while thinking about solving real-world problems. Each workshop starts with a conundrum: How can we use a game to educate or train the players to understand more about different topics such as Climate change, COVID-19, Sustainability in fashion, the importance of exercise, Mental health and wellness? Or another problem that you want solved. With the Board Game workshop, suddenly even the most difficult problems become easy to understand and design a solution for!

Tutor: Betty Adamou

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Ceramics

Family Ceramics (all ages)

Saturday 7th August, 9.15am - 3.45pm £50 per child, up to two adults go free!

Explore the potential of clay in this one-day workshop where various hand building techniques will be taught. Whether you want to make a functional piece to use around the house, or a sculpture to display, this course offers the chance to plan and develop your own piece. This workshop isn’t just something to do for the kids but for the adults attending to get creative as well! Our experienced Potter Verity will help guide children and adults of all ages through the workshop and everyone will have a masterpiece to take away with them! At the end of the day, students can choose 2 pieces that they would like to be fired and glazed to be transformed into ceramic. There is an additional £5 charge to cover the cost of kiln firing.

Tutor: Verity Wong

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John Piper 1

A Trip To The Seaside, Town Or Country With John Piper (5-11 yrs)

Monday 9th August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

You will create collages using magazines, words and coloured paper that are based on your favourite real or imaginary holiday destination, this could be the seaside or countryside or a special place that you know. We’ll look at the work of John Piper who used collage significantly in his painting and drawing. After this, you’ll enlarge a section of your collage through drawing and painting to create an abstract image. We’ll design a cover for a Creative Adventures visual journal using abstract and photomontage collage and paint. Then, use your collages and drawings as inspiration to design and decorate a T-Shirt to wear on your adventure!

Tutor: Nicola Corrigan

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Stop Motion 1

Stop Motion Animation (5-11 yrs)

Tuesday 10th August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

A creative adventure in Stop Motion Animation. Playing with toys is one of the most creative ways children develop their abilities to tell stories and have adventures in their own imaginations. Why not stick these toys in front of the camera and turn the story into an awesome stop-motion short film! Pupils will develop a story and together, with their toys, build a set and bring this story (and their toys) to life through stop-motion animation. 

Tutor: Paul McGhie

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Creative Stories 1

Creative Stories, Kurt Schwitters and Hannah Hoch (5-11 yrs)

Tuesday 10th August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

In this workshop we’ll work from still life prompts found in nature including shells, foliage and flowers to create multimedia artworks in collage, pencil and paint. These will form the basis from which we will design a summer poster using photomontage and lettering inspired by the work of Hannah Hoch and Kurt Schwitters. Bring along an old notebook, last year’s diary or a novel to upcycle, we will craft it into a new book to illustrate a summer story. We will go on to use our artwork as a source of inspiration to design and decorate a beautiful shoulder bag to use on your summer adventure!

Tutor: Nicola Corrigan

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Weaving 1

Wonderful Weaving! (8-14 yrs)

Thursday 12th August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

Learn the basics of weaving using strips of paper, fabric and yarn. We will start off on a small scale to learn the technique and transfer it to a larger scale incorporating natural sticks to weave between. We’ll create colourful fabric pieces that you can hang on your wall, and woven paper bowls as well as other 3D pieces!

Tutor: Natasha Mok

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Holiday Adventures 1

Holiday Adventures with Matisse & Picasso (5-11 yrs)

Thursday 12th August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

We’ll create abstract artworks inspired by the work of Matisse and Picasso through the processes of collage, painting and drawing and based on a colourful and imaginative still life. Using colour, shape and texture in found and drawn images we’ll create an upcycled box, using 2D and 3D materials. You’ll enlarge a section from your paintings and collages to create a new image, and then work from this to create a finished painting. Finally, create an all over textile image based upon your drawings and collages, and decorate a small bag using fabric pens!

Tutor: Nicola Corrigan

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Creative Portraits 1

Creative Portraits & Imaginary Worlds (5-11 yrs)

Friday 13th August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

Inspired by the work of David Hockney and Edward Hopper, in this workshop you will draw a self-portrait, create an abstract piece based on your drawings, experiment with collage and mixed media, and create and name an imaginary place using photomontage, paint and drawn images. Following on from this we will write a short one page illustrated story or poem about your imaginary world or location. Finally, we will produce a finished painted canvas using ideas from your drawings, collages and paintings.

Tutor: Nicola Corrigan

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YP Atelier 2

Summer Portfolio Workshop (11-16 yrs)

Friday 13th August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

Join our one-day portfolio workshop and get advice and ideas on how to create a portfolio to be proud of. Whether you are starting out and need inspiration or would like tips on how to enhance your portfolio art projects, come and work alongside other young artists at our studio for a day long session dedicated to your art. This course is the perfect accompaniment to school or can stand alone.

Tutor: Kirsten Lyle

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Zine 2

Create Your Own Zine!! (8-14 yrs)

Tuesday 17th August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

People have been making Zines since 1775! This is your opportunity to join many artists in making your own fabulous Zine! Find out about this history of the Zine and be inspired by the creators who made them. We will cut, paste and draw, using our own stories and personal narratives to create something quite unique. Everyone will leave with a copy of the Zine we produce as a group.

Tutor: Salina Jane

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Fun With Yarn 1

Fun With Yarn (8-14 yrs)

Wednesday 18th August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£55)

In this one-day introduction to yarn crafts, you’ll learn a number of basic knitting and crochet skills as well as come away with some beautiful handmade projects. Learn how to cast on and the knit stitch, start off on the path to crochet, discover the art of the Pom Pom and play with buttons and ribbons. You’ll learn how to make a Pom Pom scarf, as well as a small broach and a small knit purse!

Tutor: Salina Jane

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Shadow Puppets

Make Your Own Shadow Puppets! (6-9 yrs)

Thursday 19th August, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

Make your own shadow puppets! Shadow puppetry is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment. In this class we will be inspired by shadow play from across the world. We will make our own moving shadow puppet characters and scenery and take them on a creative adventure. We will create our own unique narratives. Tell stories and let your imagination be inspired by this ancient art!

Tutor: Salina Jane

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Oceam Sculptures 1

Ocean Sculptures (7-12 yrs)

Friday 20th August, 9.15am - 3.30pm (£55)

Ancient sea faring civilizations have left us with stories of sea monsters and magical creatures of the deep. In this one-day sculpture course children will design and construct and model their own amazing oceanic sculptures. We’ll look at the dazzling glass sea creatures of Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka as well as figures from classical mythology to inspire our own creatures from the deep.

Tutor: Kirsten Lyle

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