Family & Young People Activities

 

Activities for Families, Young People and Children

Please note, due to Covid-19 health crisis, the Art House is closed to the public, and some classes have been, or will be, postponed. Please continue to book your classes and purchase vouchers in the meantime! And keep an eye out for our Facebook group The Little Art Lock In to help stay connected and creative.

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


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. Details for the next course will follow soon.

Saturdays 
27th June – 25th July (5 weeks)
10.00am – 12.00pm
£60
BOOK HERE



ART CLUB FRIDAYS: POSTPONED
For 13 – 17s

Portraits, hands and the human body.
Skills learned over the 5 sessions will include mask making and observational drawing.

Fridays
17th April – 22nd May (5 weeks)
5.00pm – 7.00pm
£60
BOOK HERE

5th June – 10th July (6 weeks)
5.00pm – 7.00pm
£72
BOOK HERE


ART CLUB MONDAYS
For 13 – 17 year olds

From observational and technical drawing to the imaginative and the surreal, Art Club 13 – 17s is all about expanding your creativity, learning new skills, developing techniques, and doing something different.  Projects are devised by skilled art tutors and include painting, drawing, printing, modelling, and much more.

20th April – 18th May (5 weeks) POSTPONED
6.00pm – 8.00pm
£60
BOOK HERE

8th June – 13th July (6 weeks)
6.00pm – 8.00pm
£72
BOOK HERE


WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILY’S AND YOUNG PEOPLE


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 2nd April POSTPONED
10.00am – 12.00pm
£40
BOOK HERE 

Thursday 9th April POSTPONED
10.00am – 12.00pm
£40
FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 28th May POSTPONED
10.00am – 12.00pm
£40
BOOK HERE

*Please note additional places can be booked for £20 per person, call our office on 0114 272 3970 to book


THROWING ON THE WHEEL 10+
(suitable for ages 10+)

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 9th April POSTPONED
2.00pm – 4.00pm
£22
BOOK HERE


EASTER ART SCHOOL with Mia James

Suitable for ages 9 – 14 years

Day one: using simple printing techniques you will create bears on fabric.
Day two: create patterned paper sheets which will cut up to create an articulated bear inspired by artist Clare Youngs
Day three: experimenting with reusing materials fused plastic polar bears and food packaging bears

Tuesday 31st March – Thursday 2nd April
10am – 3pm
CANCELLED

Image: Clare Youngs, ClareYoungs.co.uk


FABRIC PRINTING: TROPICAL BIRDS
with Mia James

Create permanent textile designs inspired by parakeets, budgies and parrots.  We will block print with handmade tropical bird blocks and then create layered textured backgrounds by repeat printing with small leaf blocks.  Materials are provided but you may wish to bring additional fabrics (must be light coloured) especially if you want to print a t-shirt or cushion cover.

Monday 6th April POSTPONED
Suitable for ages 8 – 12

10am – 12pm
£14
BOOK HERE

Suitable for ages 13 – 17 POSTPONED
2pm – 4pm
£14
BOOK HERE


FAMILY FABRIC PRINTING: WHIPPETS with Mia James

In this workshop we will be creating permanent textile prints using handmade printing blocks.

Materials are provided but you may want to bring additional (light coloured) items to print.

Thursday 9th April POSTPONED
10am – 12pm
£25 (one adult one child)
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2pm – 4pm
£25 (one adult one child)
BOOK HERE

Please note: additional places can be booked for £13 per person


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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