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The Best Arts and Crafts Clubs for Kids in the UK

Published on 10th May 2021 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.

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 Sunday morning live art Club on zoom at 10am-11am where age 5 to 100 come together to draw for just £6 per family!

Live Drawing Tuition for age 9 +

Does your child want to improve their observational drawing skills? Join our small group zoom courses at

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 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

I can’t wait to draw with you all!

Happy Sketching


Links and contacts:

Email: [email protected]


Instagram: @go.sketch


YouTube Channel:

Pre-recorded courses including free Zendoodle Animals course:

Live Art Club:

Live Drawing Tuition for age 9+

Sketchbook Adventures Waiting List:

Online Arty Birthday Parties:

The art bench (Online) – Best Arts and Crafts Clubs for Kids in the UK

The Best Arts and Crafts Clubs for Kids in the UK One of the first things a child can do is pick up a pencil and start drawing. The art bench helps your child to develop fine motor skills.

In our carefully planned sessions we encourage visual analysis, increase individual confidence, and help establish concentration, all whilst your child has a super fun creative art session!

Art | Club | Drawing

Let’s walk the line… Experiment with different types of drawing styles, materials & mark making techniques like shading, hatching, scribbling and many more! Each session focuses  on a particular drawing technique, Artist and how to draw forms from the natural world. £36 for the 4-weeks or £10 per session.

Art | Club | Watercolour

Things that fly… Learn how to transfer a sketch into a watercolour painting. Each session focuses on creating a drawing of birds or insects and turning them into beautiful watercolour paintings. Throughout the 4 weeks you will be introduced to a wide range of watercolour techniques and styles created by practicing watercolour Artists. £36 for the 4-weeks or £10 per session.


  • 4 x 1- & 1/2-hour online workshop
  • Art bench artist
  • Zoom login details & worksheets emailed to you 48 hours before each workshop
  • Personal feedback emailed to you after the workshop
  • Watercolour workshop dates 20th, 27th June, 04th & 11th July at 11:00am
  • Drawing Workshop dates 22nd & 29th May, 5th & 12th June at 11:00am

Each session is suitable for absolute beginners!

Small class sizes. Workshops are suitable for children and adults from 7yrs old.

Art kits tailored to each workshop are on sale through our online shop. £30

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Instagram: the_art_bench

Facebook: theartsbench

Twitter: TheArtBench

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:

[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:

[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:

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: 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



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.

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.


Email: [email protected]



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.


Email [email protected]



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