Family & Young People Activities

 

Activities for Families, Young People and Children

Join us for family friendly creative sessions at the Art House, where your child can enjoy quality hands-on making activities during the school holidays.

Under 8s must be accompanied in the studio/classroom for the activity (unless stated otherwise).  If you want to participate with your child/ren (regardless of age) then please book yourself a place.
In order for us to keep costs as low as possible, we ask that parents of over 8’s do not stay in the classroom unless they have booked a place themselves.  This is so the classroom does not get over crowded as this can have a detrimental effect on the tuition and on the enjoyment of the participants.

Parents of over 8’s who want to stay in the building can enjoy free Wifi in our café.

Parents of under 18’s: please let us know (in advance if possible) if you will be leaving your child under the supervision of staff at The Art House, and ensure that we have your contact details in case of emergency.

How to book: To book and pay please click on the preferred course link below or ring the office (Tel: 0114 – 2723970) and we can take your payment. By doing so you confirm that you have read and agree to our payment terms and conditions, cancellation, refunds and privacy policy set out at the bottom of the page.


 

CHILDREN’S POTTERY EXPERIENCE
In this two hour session you will have chance to use a potter’s wheel and then make a small hand-built pot/model.  You will be able to decorate your handbuilt pot/model with coloured slips and leave your best pieces for firing in the kiln (collection 3 weeks later).

Please note – it is recommended that this workshop is for age 8 and older (students need to be able to use a foot pedal to control the potters wheel whilst being seated – the stool height, floor to seat, is 44 cm).

Tuesday 29th October
10.00am – 12.30pm
£20
BOOK HERE!


ART CLUB FOR 13 – 17 YEAR OLDS
Air, Fire, Earth, Water

The theme for the next two terms of Art Club is ‘The Elements’.
Over the course of 6 weeks Sarah and Colette will be working with you to create themed work which will incorporate:
Pattern Design – Drawing and collage.
Press printing
Marbling

Term 1 Fridays
5.00 – 7.00pm
20th September – 25th October  (6 weeks)

£66
FULLY BOOKED

Term 2 Fridays
5.00pm – 7.00pm
8th November – 13th December (6 weeks)
£66

BOOK HERE!

8 – 12s ART CLUB
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HALLOWEEN JACK O LANTERNS
FAMILY ACTIVITY

Create your own Halloween lantern to hold a tea-light.  Pieces will be left to be fired and will be ready to collect on 30th October in time for Halloween.

Saturday October 19th
10.00am – 11.30pm
£12 per participant
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HAUNTED HOUSES with Angie Hardwick

Participants will create a haunted house that can also hold tealights. Skills used will be imprinting, applying and hand building.

This class is for children aged 9 and over attending with a parent or carer.

 

Monday 28th October
10:30 am – 1.00 pm
£25 (price is for one adult and up to two children working on a project together)
BOOK HERE!


DAY OF THE DEAD POTTERY SKULLS
Family Activity

Suitable for ages 6+ (all children must be accompanied by a  parent or guardian)

Come and have your own celebration making your own calavera, a decorative skull made of clay. Use it as a wall hanging or hang it in the window on the 1st & 2nd November. We will use simple templates to cut out skull shapes and decorate with clay embellishments using stamps, press molds and coloured slips.

Suitable for families, no experience working with clay is needed to make a great celebration mask.

Monday 28th October
£15
11.00pm – 1.00pm
BOOK HERE!


HALLOWEEN FABRIC PRINTING with Mia James
suitable for ages 10-17 year olds 

Thursday 31st October
10.30am – 12.30pm
£12

BOOK HERE!

 


HALLOWEEN FABRIC PRINTING with Mia James
suitable for ages 7+
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult

Thursday 31st October
2pm – 4pm
£12 (per participant)

BOOK HERE!


SPOOKY TALES TO GIVE YOU GOOSEBUMPS!
with Rob Smith

Chilling tales for families on All Hallows Eve
Aimed at children 7 – 11

Thursday 31st October
4.00pm – 5.15pm
£8 (price includes 1 adult and 1 child, please call us to book if you have a larger group)
Peculiar Popcorn is included!
BOOK HERE!


DAY OF THE DEAD FABRIC PRINTING with Mia James suitable for ages 10-17 year olds 

At this workshop we will create permanent textile prints inspired by the Day of the Dead festival. We will add brightly coloured fabric pieces, sequins and gems to our designs as would be done in Mexico to make them as bright and celebratory as possible!
Materials are provided but you are welcome to bring your own light coloured fabric, t.shirts or embellishments.

Friday 1st November
10.30am – 12.30pm
£12
BOOK HERE!


DAY OF THE DEAD FAMILY FABRIC PRINTING
with Mia James
suitable for ages 7+
Children must be accompanied by an adult

At this workshop we will create permanent textile prints inspired by the Day of the Dead festival. We will add brightly coloured fabric pieces, sequins and gems to our designs as would be done in Mexico to make them as bright and celebratory as possible!
Materials are provided but you are welcome to bring your own light coloured fabric, t.shirts or embellishments.

Friday 1st November
2.00pm – 4.00pm
£12 (per participant)

BOOK HERE!


Pottery, Art HouseTHROWING ON THE WHEEL 
Age 8+
Friday 1st November 
10.00am – 12.00pm
£20
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THROWING ON THE WHEEL 
Age 8+
Friday 1st November 
1.00pm – 3.00pm
£20
BOOK HERE!


SPOOKY CAULDRONS AND CRITTERS with Angie Hardwick
FAMILY WORKSHOP

Participants will learn coiling and modelling techniques to make their own spooky cauldron filled with slugs, snails, spiders and other Halloween creatures!

This class is ideal for children aged 6-12 years olds, but older children are also welcome!

Monday 28th October
1.30pm – 3.30pm
£12
BOOK HERE!


Payments: All courses or workshops must be fully paid in advance and all major cheques, cash and credit/debit cards are acceptable methods of payment.

Payment by cheque: To pay by cheque please click here to download a booking form and send back with a cheque made payable to “St Matthews House Ltd”. You can also drop in Monday – Friday from 10 am – 3 pm to pay in person.

Cancellation and refunds: If you wish to cancel your place on a course you must do so at least 14 days before the course starts in order to receive a full refund. Cancellation must be made in writing or email. If you require a refund we will charge £15 administrative fee. Alternatively you may transfer your booking to another course free of charge.

If you cancel your place within 14 days of commencement you will only receive a refund of 50% course fee.

If we are forced to cancel a course then you will receive a full refund with no administrative fee deducted.

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