Family and Holiday Activities

 

Activities for Families and Children / Holiday Activities

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.


FEBRUARY HALF TERM ACTIVITIES


FABRIC PRINTING: FISH with Mia James
Block print fish onto fabric using permanent textile inks.  At this family friendly workshop we will experiment with colour and texture and print reeds / foliage onto sheer fabrics to create underwater scenes for our fish.  All materials provided, but if you wish to also print larger designs for example, t-shirts and tea-towels, you are welcome to bring your own items (must be light coloured).

Monday 18th February 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
£12 per participant

Suitable for ages 7 and above, click on the booking link to see our guidelines on age.

BOOK HERE!


FABRIC PRINTING: THE WINTER FOREST with Mia James
This class is for participants aged 13 – 17 years

At this workshop we will block print onto fabric using my handmade blocks and permanent textile inks.  We will begin by printing silhouette crows and ravens, then use small fir tree blocks to experiment with colour and pattern, bare tree trunks blocks to work with texture and then your choice of forest creature: fox, deer, bear, wolf or owl.  Materials provided but if you wish to design your own forest clothing or home furnishings you can bring in additional fabric items (must be light coloured).

Monday 18th February 2019
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
£10 per participant
BOOK HERE!


SKETCH ADVENTURE with Colette Cameron
Fun, fast and quirky sketching and doodling exercises to get you started on your own sketchbook!
A family friendly workshop packed with ideas and inspiration to spark your imagination and let you catch the sketching bug.

Free sketchbook for each participant.

Suitable from age 7.  Click on the booking link below for our guidelines on age.

Tuesday 19th February 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
£10 per participant
BOOK HERE!


CERAMIC NAME BUNTING  with Angie Hardwick
Create name bunting in ceramics using imprinting and applying techniques. Personalise your pieces using modelling techniques.

Letter flags will be fired to bisque, bunting can be painted at home. String not included

Tuesday 19th February 2019
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
£10 per participant
BOOK HERE!

 


POSTCARDS: HAND-HELD ART TO POST AND COLLECT  with Colette Cameron
Abandon your emails and revive the lost art of the hand-made and hand-held correspondence! Creative activities designed to generate a bounty of images and words that can be distilled into little artworks fit to send in the post.

This class is for participants aged 13 – 17 years

All materials provided including watercolours, acrylics, inks and pastels.

Tuesday 19th February 2019
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
£10 per participant
BOOK HERE!


BITE-SIZE OIL PAINTING: STILL LIFE with Marcin Szuba
This class is for participants aged 13 – 17 years

This workshop will start with practical advice such as setting out your palette and mix colours. A still life will be set up before the workshop and the tutor will be coming around to each person helping to overcome the challenges that arise. Participants will make two sketches as warm-ups then use these to inspire your painting. We will focus on composition, form, tone and colour relationships.

All materials supplied. Please bring old clothes to paint in.

Wednesday 20th February 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
£12 per participant
BOOK HERE!


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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