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The Best Arts and Crafts Clubs for Kids in the UK

Published on 10th May 2022 by Tessa Robinson

Would your child like to join any Arts and Crafts Clubs? Did you know it is National Drawing Day on the 16th of May. A perfect time to encourage children to join their local arts and crafts club. We hope you enjoy reading about the best Arts and Crafts Clubs in the UK.

art-K – Classes Across the UK

art-K nurtures children’s love of art through weekly art classes and holiday art workshops. We teach children aged 6-18 in our dedicated art studios. As the UK’s leading art tuition service, we pride ourselves in treating every child individually and creating an inspirational, creative hub where ideas become reality!

Our approach: We’ve developed our art programme for over 20 years, based on an understanding of child development, child engagement, visual skills and artistic techniques. Our students learn in a class environment that is encouraging, inclusive and non-competitive – so every child can go at their own pace, developing their unique skill-set. Over time, our students grow significantly in confidence, expression and creativity!

Our classes: Our weekly classes run during termtime – after school on weekdays, and daytime at weekends. Every child is unique and has their own creative ideas! With our weekly classes we’re able to support our students’ creativity through teaching techniques and supporting experimentation which builds confidence and self-expression.

In school holidays, our daytime holiday workshops give students the chance to design and create a finished piece of work in a fun, creative environment! Children pick from an exciting range of projects (from clay or papier mache sculpture, to painting or printing projects) and take home their artwork at the end of the session.

Find your nearest studio, and book a trial class or holiday workshop today!

Website: art-k.co.uk

Instagram: instagram.com/artkclub

Facebook: facebook.com/artkclub


Go Sketch Club (Online and in Bristol) – Best Arts and Crafts Clubs for Kids in the UK

The Best Arts and Crafts Clubs for Kids in the UKHi everyone! It is Emma here from Go Sketch Club.

Do you like to draw and paint? Me too! I am an artist and art teacher in Bristol UK and we have lots on offer to get you sketching at home.

Go Sketch Club inspire all ages to draw and paint with confidence in order to improve their self-esteem, self-expression, creative thinking skills and general well-being.

Whether you want an activity for your child or you would like to draw together, we have the course to suit you.

Free Workshops & Courses: You could even try our free Zendoodle Animals course

You could also subscribe to our arty YouTube Channel for kids and families here (weekly fun sketch videos on a Friday!)

Live Classes: Check out our Weds morning live art Club for home-ed families on zoom at 10am-11am where age 5 to 100 come together to draw for just £7 per family! (Or £5 a week if you get a term pass) gosketchclub.com/liveclasses

We also run free live art workshops in the holidays so do join our mailing list so you don’t miss out on the next one in May (you also get 2 free gifts!)

Live Drawing Tuition for age 9 + : Does your child want to improve their observational drawing skills? Join our small group zoom courses at gosketchclub.com/live-tuition

Learn essential drawing skills in a small group on zoom for age 9 and up. We will enjoy exploring skills such as proportion, perspective, tone, composition and texture to create our own unique pieces of art. Includes a handout and optional homework task, plus individual support via email.

Pre-recorded classes: Fancy learning cartooning? Or to draw an anime face? Or maybe you would like to complete an art quest? See all our pre-recorded courses at gosketchclub.com/courses for some fun classes to do at home with no time limit to complete

Sketchbook Adventures: Twice a year we also launch our super popular Sketchbook Adventures course where we learn how to use sketchbooks to improve our creative skills.

Thousands of parents over the years have asked me “What can I do to help my child develop their art skills?” and I also say the same thing…

  1. Get a sketchbook
  2. Draw in it all the time
  3. Don’t worry, you will not always like what you draw!

So we designed a course to get you started!

Join our waiting list to be the first to know when we are opening as well as getting an exclusive discount!

Online Art Parties: We also do a range of online art parties which are so much fun! See more at gosketchclub.com/parties

Face to Face Art Parties: We also do a range of face to face art parties. We are based in the South West but can travel. See more at gosketch.co.uk/arty-birthday-parties/

Corporate Events: If you would like a mindful drawing class or a clay sculpture session for your business or community group either online or in person contact us

Teacher Training in Schools: We also run popular inset sessions in Primary Schools across the UK. Know a school that may be interested? Send them this link for more info: gosketch.co.uk/school-art-inset-workshops/

I can’t wait to draw with you all!

Happy Sketching

Emma

Links and contacts:

Email: [email protected]

Website: gosketchclub.com

Instagram: @go.sketch instagram.com/go.sketch/

Facebook: facebook.com/GoSketch


Cygnets Art School (Venues Across the UK)

The Best Arts and Crafts Clubs for Kids in the UKCygnets’ focus is on the teaching of traditional drawing, painting and sculpture, combined with unique projects; experienced teachers, and professional quality materials. Our special step-by-step teaching method allows us to cover advanced techniques with students as young as five, and all the way upto to adults! Each project covers core skills that students can learn and use for a lifetime, as well as a vast array of mediums such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, inks, watercolours, acrylics, oils, printmaking and clay.

In-Person Art Classes

We run term time classes, holiday workshops and private tuition at various venues across the UK. To find your nearest location, visit:

cygnetsartschool.com

[email protected]

Online Art Classes | 50% off for Club Hub Parents!

Our online step-by-step art classes are available anywhere in the world and are suitable for ages 6-106, with an enormous range of amazing projects to choose from. We’re offering an exclusive 50% discount for Club Hub Parents on all classes (not including materials packs). Please email us to book:

online.cygnetsartschool.com

[email protected]

Start Your Own Art School!

If you can’t find a branch near you, we’re also a franchise, so you can start your own art school. Cygnets gives you the possibility to earn a six figure income from a flexible, part time job, that can be run from anywhere. For more information, please visit:

cygnetsartschoolfranchise.com


Art at the Heart CIC (Online and in Solihull)

Art at the Heart CIC (Online and in Solihull) Art at the Heart’s Art Clubs and drawing workshops are designed to develop your child’s imagination, curiosity and artistic ability whilst having loads of fun! While enjoying themselves, your children will gain highly sought after skills that will equip them to deal with 21st century challenges.

We nurture each child to develop their uniqueness, developing confidence and a strong sense of identity – qualities that will help them in all areas of their lives, including helping them with other subjects. We know this from our 25+ years of award-winning arts practice.

If you’re new to Art at the Heart, why not try one of the Me&MyPencil workshops? These live workshops are an excellent place to start. They are all online so are completely safe to attend. Check out the What’s On page of our website: artattheheartcic.org/events/ Be sure to click the Upcoming tab!

When you’re ready for something more, we offer Drawing Masterclasses – short courses of 5 weeks at three different levels, which are also online but completely live so we can give feedback to the children.

If you can make it to the The Core in Solihull, we are now running socially distanced live workshops where you can splash about with paint.

All our workshops support Arts Award at Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver levels. Joining the Art at the Heart community also opens up opportunities for work experience, volunteering at community events and Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Here’s what others say:

“Absolutely blown away by the artwork my daughter has produced with your encouragement. She loves coming to Art Club which is now one of the highlights of her week”  Parent

Please do look us up here artattheheartcic.org

Facebook: facebook.com/artattheheartcic/

Instagram: instagram.com/artattheheart_cic/


Dot Kids – Kent & London, plus Online, both pre-recorded & live.

“Everything starts with a dot…” At Dot Kids we are passionate about inspiring children through art, discussion & mindset. We have established a unique and successful approach to Arts Education which is founded on the principles that we are all artists at heart.

Children are mentored to discover their own unique approach, encouraging creative confidence & freedom.

Through a vibrant discovery of inspirational artists throughout art history, the children’s creativity, self-expression and discussion is encouraged.

Our Art Program reframes mindset and enhances the connection of well-being & creativity. We teach the children to recognise ‘mistakes’ as learning opportunities, celebrate each others uniqueness and support one another.

At Dot Kids we experiment with many mediums; painting on canvas, drawing, charcoal, clay, sculpture, mixed media, animation, collage and more.

What Dot Kids parents are saying:

“You have literally saved my daughter during lockdown – Her spark for Art is just amazing and we have a gallery wall taking up almost the first floor of our house and it’s beautiful! Thank you!”

Nikki, Ramsgate

What we offer:

  • Art Inspiration for children aged 5-14 years.
  • In-person weekly Art Clubs.
  • Art Workshops during the school holidays.
  • On-Demand Online Art Workshops & Courses.
  • Live Online Art Clubs.
  • Art Parties, which can be themed around your child’s favourite artist eg. Frida Kahlo.
  • In school events and bespoke classes.

Dot Kids Art Franchise Program

A supportive Art Franchise program, with full training. Run your own Dot Kids Art Club, giving you the opportunity to earn a very healthy income from a rewarding, flexible, part time job.

Website: dotkids.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Instagram: instagram.com/dotkids/

Facebook: facebook.com/WeAreDotKids


The Art Class Academy – Stourbridge

The Art Class Academy - StourbridgeThe Art Class Academy is an Arts education company that is fuelled by a passion for all things creative. We run children’s classes with a difference. Our little artists explore the work of artists new and old, and learn to create works of art inspired by them. Whether that is through drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture. As an artist and highly experienced lead teacher (and more importantly a dad of two!), I set a curriculum that is fun and exciting. We use materials that are high quality as it does make a difference!

This summer we will be holding our Kid’s Summer Club at the wonderful Hagley Scout Hut, near Stourbridge, on the boundary between North Worcestershire and West Midlands. The classes run Monday to Wednesday, 9am to noon each week of the holidays. The classes are aimed at Key Stage 1 and 2 artists, with the groups being split into two age brackets. This enables us to teach age specific tasks.

Bookings are taken for the week and are available at theartclass.net/book-classes It’s the perfect way of keeping the little artist’s engaged and entertained, whilst you get that morning back. When popping over to the website also look out for our weekly children’s classes, held every Thursday in Stourbridge.

Our website is theartclass.net or pop on over to our social media pages facebook.com/theartclass.info and instagram.com/the_art_class_ceramics 


Cambridge Art Club – Best Arts and Crafts Clubs for Kids in the UK

The Best Arts and Crafts Clubs for Kids in the UKWhat & Why

Cambridge Art Club is an artistic space designed for children to express their creativity and develop their artistic skills in a professional and non-judgmental setting.

Founded by the artist and educator Adi Avidani, with the goal of making art accessible to all children.

When & Where

Face to face sessions take place on Saturdays and Mondays, at a Cambridge based arts centre that provides a safe, creative, and welcoming environment for exploration of the arts. At the club we have access to professional and fully equipped Print, Mixed Media and Ceramics studios. These are currently on hold until September as we are currently working on our new studio.

Parents are more than welcome to stay during the session in our open space, where we offer complimentary tea, coffee and free wi-fi.

COVID-19 settings: we offer 4 online zoom sessions where we cover a wide variety of materials and skills.

The Team

Adi, the club’s founder working towards an MA in Special Education from UCL and is also a respected artist showcasing her work in different galleries in London. She is working mainly with clay and charcoal and is a studio member at the prestige Studio Pottery London.

Kelly is a respected visual artist, working towards her MFA (Art & Science) at UAL, and is working from Studio Artworks, a central gallery and caravan residency studios at Cambridge.

At the club we teach drawing, sketching, painting, sculpturing and more. We aim to challenge the children’s working process and support their development as young artists.

Website: cambridgeartclub.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

IG: instagram.com/cambridge_art_club

FB: facebook.com/CambridgeArtClub/


Fresh Art Club – Ealing, West London

The Best Arts and Crafts Clubs for Kids in the UKFRESH is a lively independent weekly art club for children aged 6-12yrs in Ealing, West London.  Started in 2013, Anna began running popular and lively lunchtime and after-school art clubs for primary school children. From these beginnings, FRESH has grown into a packed programme of fun after-school, online, weekend and holiday art clubs.

We are very much a club and not a classroom – during their sessions the children try out and explore a wide variety of different and exciting techniques, materials and themes. All styles of working are encouraged and supported – our focus is about giving the children creative freedom, a chance to relax and chat, enjoy themselves and nurture a sense of pride and satisfaction in their work.

Founder Anna has a BA (Hons) Degree in Surface Pattern and Printed Textiles and has been running  popular and lively art clubs for primary school children at lunchtimes and after school since 2013, adding Saturday’s in 2018.

She is a qualified teaching assistant – with experience of working in both primary and high schools. Before teaching, she worked in fashion and retail focusing on the creative aspects of visual merchandising and display.

Web: freshartclub.co.uk/

Email [email protected]

Instagram: instagram.com/freshartclub/

Facebook: facebook.com/freshartclub


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