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.


Art Courses – January – March 2020


ART CLUB FOR 8 – 12’s

Expect to enjoy a range of different art activities each half term, from watercolour and acrylic painting, to marbling, drawing and sculpture.  Each half term will cover one or two projects.

 

Saturdays 
29th February – 28th March (5 weeks)
10.00am – 12.00pm
£60
BOOK HERE


ART CLUB 13 – 17s

Work inspired by 1960s shoe advertisements, poster graphics using a range of techniques including collage, wax and ink and lino printing.

Fridays
17th January -14th February (5 weeks)
5 – 7pm
£60
BOOK HERE!


FAMILY GELLI PRINTING with Vicky Platts

Gelli printing is a very enjoyable, easy and creative method of printmaking. Using stencils, found materials, stamps and small tools; we will create unique patterns on the Gelli plates which we will then transfer to a variety of papers. The colourful and expressive results can be printed over again, drawn into or used for collage to make complex and beautiful images.  You will be able to make a number of cards and prints to take away with you.

Suitable for ages 8+
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a participating/paying adult

Monday 17th February
2pm – 4pm
£15
BOOK HERE!


FAMILY POTTERY WORKSHOP: BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES with Angie Hardwick 
Using imprinting and applied techniques you will create a fabulous family of creatures in clay.

Tuesday 18th February
10.00am – 12.00noon
£12 per participant
BOOK HERE!


KIDS POTTERY WORKSHOP: BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES with Angie Hardwick
Suitable for ages 10 and above

Using imprinting and applied techniques you will create a fabulous creatures in clay, using sgraffito techniques and intricate slip decoration.

Tuesday 18th February
1 – 3pm
£14 per participant
BOOK HERE!


PROCREATE: DIGITAL PAINTING with Vicky Platt
Suitable for 13 – 17 year olds

Procreate is a fantastic app with many powerful features and can be confusing at first so this course is designed to give you a set of skills on which you can then build and use the more advanced features over time as you develop your personal artworks.

We will explore how to set up a “canvas”; what size images are required for use on the internet and for printing, how to organise artworks and export them to other media such as jpegs. We will delve into using layers, cut, copy and paste, how to navigate menus and use different brushes and the options for picking colours. We will also learn how to import and incorporate images from elsewhere. Each participant will make at least one image using these and other techniques which will be fully explained and demonstrated in the workshop. In this practical and hands on way, the exciting language of Procreate begins to become second nature, allowing more possibilities to be absorbed as you progress.

This class requires attendees to bring their own iPad with the Procreate app installed

Tuesday 18th February
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£15
BOOK HERE


CHILDREN’S PRINTING WORKSHOP with Colette Cameron
Suitable for ages 8-12

Discover how to create your own personal printed images – from initial ideas to finished product. The session will include all stages of printing; working out your personal design, carving your print block, and printing. Take home your home made printing block and printed images.

Tuesday 18th February 
10.00am – 12.30pm
£15 per participant
BOOK HERE

Wednesday 19th February 
1.30pm – 4.00pm
£15 per participant
BOOK HERE


CHILDREN’S LINO PRINTING WORKSHOP with Colette Cameron
Suitable for ages 13-17’s 

Tuesday 18th February 
1.30pm – 4.00pm
£20 per participant
BOOK HERE

Wednesday 19th February
10.00am – 12.30pm
£20 per participant
BOOK HERE


 

FAMILY WORKSHOP: THROWING ON THE WHEEL

In this session you will use a potter’s wheel to create a number of small pots.  Your best 3 pieces will be left for glazing and 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).

This class is for one adult and one child attending together (with a wheel each)

Thursday 20th February
10am – 11.30pm
£36 (one adult and one child)
FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 22nd February
1pm – 2.30pm
£36 (one adult and one child)
BOOK HERE


KIDS WORKSHOP: THROWING ON THE WHEEL
Suitable for children aged 10 and upwards

In this session you will use a potter’s wheel to create a number of small pots.  Your best 3 pieces will be left for glazing and firing in the kiln (collection 3 weeks later).

Thursday 20th February
1.30pm – 3pm
£20
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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