Family Activities


 Activities for Children and Families

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.


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!

This class is suitable for children aged 7 and above.
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you are a parent or carer of a child aged 8 and want to attend the session with your child, you must book an additional place for yourself.

Friday 2nd November
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
£10 per participant

with Mia James

Using ready made printing blocks, you will create beautiful permanent textile prints of wildlife, experimenting with colour, texture and pattern design.

This class is suitable for children aged 7 and above.
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you are a parent or carer of a child aged 8 and want to attend the session with your child, you must book an additional place for yourself.

Friday 2nd November
2:00 – 4:00 pm
£10 per participant

GINGERBREAD HOUSES with Angie Hardwick
Make a beautiful ceramic gingerbread house under the expert tuition of Angie Hardwick.  In this workshop you will learn imprinting and applying techniques to create decoration and slab building skills to construct your gingerbread house.

Your work will be left for firing – after which time you can decorate your work with acrylic paints and varnish at home (you will be given guidance on decorating your work).

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

Saturday 8th December
1.30 – 3.30pm
Cost: £15

Coming to The Art House soon!

Art Club for 13 – 17 year olds
Week day evenings, during term time.

Register your interest 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 11am-3pm 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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