Youth-teenage after school art class


Suitable for children studying KS 3 + 4 (school year 7 – 11)
Sunday class: Afternoon 2.30-5pm

After schools art classes: Perfect for young people and teenagers studying for KS 3 + KS 4 (school year 7 – 11).  With a new topic for each class, projects will support students in improving their art skills at KS3 + KS4 level, while preparing them for GCSE and A Level Art.

Suitable for all young people who love their art, the talented, gifted and enthusiastic, and those determined to excel in their GCSE art and beyond.  

Ideal for curriculum-linked learning, home schooled children, and leisure learners.

Students must be accompanied by a responsible adult, parent or carer who can take responsibility for their health and welfare.  
Books, magazines and refreshments are available.

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£10.80 per hour
Most materials included

Dates: see below
Tutor: Tracy Fennell

Autumn 2018

21 Oct 2018, 2.30-5pm

3 places remaining

25 Nov 2018, 2.30-5pm

8 places remaining
  • Essential items to bring

    1. Pencil: 4B, 6B, 8B or 9B
    2. Plastic erasor
    3. Kneadable ‘putty’ rubber
    4. Drawing paper
      choose either;
    • Daler Rowney: A3 size
      Fine Grain heavy weight drawing pad
    • Winsor + Newton: A3 size
      Medium Surface cartridge pad

    Optional items to bring
    Baby wipes (hand cleansing tissues)
    Your own favourite art materials
    Wear old clothes or bring an apron
    Pen and notebook for taking notes during the course

  • Weekend class:
    Sunday afternoon

    Tutor: Tracy Fennell

    Children + Teenagers in KS3 + KS4
    (school years 7 – 11)
    aged 11 – 16

    Group Size
    Min 6 – Max 10

    Class includes water & biscuits.

  • Diaries from all previous classes


  • It is an essential criteria that students are accompanied by a responsible adult, parent or carer who can take responsibility for their health and welfare.  

    A comfortable seating areas, books, magazines and refreshments are available while you wait.

What can I expect

The Youth-teenage after school art class is designed to support student’s school-based learning as they prepare for their journey towards their GCSE art exam, and later their A-levels.  

Health + welfare
It is essential that all students are accompanied by a responsible adult, parent or carer who can take responsibility for their health and welfare.  Books, magazines and refreshments are available while they wait.

Class structure
Classes are 2.5 hours long, on Sundays, either morning or afternoon.  You can book for one session, or book both and stay for the whole day.

Individual attention
The cost reflects the high quality teaching and the small group size (max 10) that enables lots of individual support for every student. We take care and due diligence to ensure students receive the best and most positive experience while with us.

Teaching + Learning
Our classes offer teaching in fundamental drawing, painting, observation, contextual, and creative skills. Each class has been carefully planned with a new project each time to ensure a variety of themes, materials, and techniques are explored over a period of time. 

Students will benefit from teaching by demonstration, through examples, group discussions and sharing of their work with others, while enjoying time to explore and nurture their own creative ideas.  There will be plenty of opportunities to contribute to group activities, receive lots of positive feedback, share ideas and learn from each other in a supportive group environment.

This will keep students interested and engaged –  continually learning something new.  Attending these classes regularly will take students step by step towards building their knowledge and skills in Fine Art drawing, painting and mixed media.

Personal artistic development
The classes have a strong focus in showing students how to improve and develop their existing skills and creativity, while developing a personal approach to projects so students can build on what they have been taught at school.  Their new knowledge will become a key ingredient in encouraging their independence, self-confidence, creativity; and contribute towards improved grades at school.

Choose this class to learn more about drawing and painting, 
and improve your Art + Design and Fine Art grades at school

All staff are

Fully qualified
DBS certified


3 word summary:
“Informative, Helpful, Peaceful”
Most interesting exercise:
“drawing without taking the pencil off the page
Technique to use again:
“hatching and cross-hatching”

3 word summary:
“Interesting, Fun, Educational.”
Most interesting exercise:
“doing the ink shoes.”
Technique to use again:
“using Indian ink”

3 word summary:
“Experience, interesting, improving”
Most interesting exercise:
“continuous line drawings”
Technique to use again?
“toning drawings with hatching”


Course structure

Teaching is fully differentiated and suitable for different ages with different project outcomes and expectations for each year group.  This means everyone can work together benefiting and learning from each other’s strengths but still be stretched and challenged to reach their individual potential.

Students will work on creative projects giving them insights into important modern and contemporary artists that will give context to the work they create.

Drawing  and observation
Drawing skills are fundamental to developing artistically and all projects will give our young artists the chance to develop their observational and drawing skills.  

Art materials
Students will learn a wide range of art techniques and use a wide range of materials with lots of demonstrations and 1:1 tuition to ensure they learn how to develop their techniques correctly.

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Calendar: View all Course dates and Events.


  1. yasmeen khan
    28 July 2018 @ 9:39 pm

    hi i am interested in your courses for my son . He is 17 has done his gcse art and has just finished a btec level 2 art and design. He has applied for the level 3 now. He is partially sighted so finds some projects hard to tackle i was wondering if there were any courses in these holidays that would suit him or that you can advise me on.


    • artfulantics
      29 July 2018 @ 10:46 am

      Hi Yasmeen
      Thanks for contacting me. My studio is closed over the summer, but courses begin again in September. If you have any specific questions about courses please email me directly. Hope this helps. Kind regards, Brian


  2. Jane Naik
    16 June 2018 @ 4:46 pm

    Hi, I’m interested in these classes for my daughter, starting year 11 in September. Can you let me know if/when you have dates sorted please?
    Many thanks


    • artfulantics
      17 June 2018 @ 7:34 am

      Hi Jane
      Thanks for contacting me. I will put you on the list and let you know. Regards, Brian


  3. Agnes
    15 June 2018 @ 2:31 pm

    Hello I would love to enrol my 12 year old son. Please let me know when classes begin. Thanks


    • artfulantics
      16 June 2018 @ 10:11 am

      Hi Agnes
      I will let you know soon – just finalising dates for 2018 – 19 academic year, starting in September. Best regards, Brian


  4. Mary Sherman
    12 June 2018 @ 7:12 pm

    Hello I would like to register my son Ben’s interest in this course & is starting year 10 in Sept. Art GCSE is one of his options.


    • artfulantics
      13 June 2018 @ 8:26 pm

      HI Mary
      Thank you for contacting me. Got you on the list and I’ll email you as soon as new dates are sorted. Kind regards, Brian


  5. Amy Hathaway
    5 June 2018 @ 8:35 am

    Hi, My 12 year old daughter is very interested in these classes.


    • artfulantics
      6 June 2018 @ 7:49 pm

      HI Amy

      Thank you for contacting me. I will email you with the new dates as soon as I have them arranged. They will be starting again in September, so I hope your daughter will still be able to attend. Kind regards, Brian


  6. Teresa Phelan
    15 November 2017 @ 7:32 pm

    Hi , my daughter is 11, she very interested in art goes into great detail with her drawing just wondering if you got a class going at all and the costs , I know she a year younger than she pose to be but if you could point me in the right direction that would be great and I would highly apprieate it.


  7. artfulantics
    29 October 2017 @ 12:13 pm Jane Leigh 16 + art workshops


  8. Lottie Perry
    27 October 2017 @ 7:17 am

    Hi, my daughter turns 12 in January but is desp for an art afterschool club. She’s beyond her age in art skills and I was wondering if you would accept her even though she’s not yet 13yrs old?


    • artfulantics
      29 October 2017 @ 6:13 am

      Hi Lottie
      Many thanks for contacting me and registering your interest. Still planning the final details of the class so will let you know it’s up and running – not yet sure when thats going to be. Thanks for your patience. Regards, Brian


  9. Jenny
    23 October 2017 @ 11:04 pm

    Hi, I’m interested in courses for my 12 year old daughter. Please can you keep me updated when you’ve got more details sorted out. Thanks.


    • artfulantics
      24 October 2017 @ 8:18 am

      Hi Jenny
      Will do, thanks. Brian


  10. Joanne bowen
    19 October 2017 @ 8:11 pm

    Hi my 14 year old daughter is taking gcse are she loves art please can you let me know about the classes


    • artfulantics
      19 October 2017 @ 8:59 pm

      HI Joanne.
      Many thanks for registering your interest. This class is still in the planning stages and I will send you details as soon as I am ready to let the class go live. Best regards, Brian


  11. Kirsty hughes
    5 October 2017 @ 10:19 pm

    Hi my daughter is 14 and is really interested in starting this class if possible. Many thanks


    • artfulantics
      12 October 2017 @ 7:35 pm

      Hi Kirsty.
      Many thanks for registering your interest. I will keep your details and let you know when a start date has been planned. Regards Brian


  12. Debbie Kyte
    3 October 2017 @ 9:10 am

    Would like to book my son on this, he loves to sketch and draw.


    • artfulantics
      4 October 2017 @ 8:05 pm

      HI Debbie
      Thank you for registering your interest. I will contact you when the class is ready for booking. It is currently in the planning stages. Best regards, Brian


  13. Stella Beirne
    10 September 2017 @ 9:58 pm

    Hello I would love to enrol my 13 year old daughter. Please let me know when classes begin. Thanks


    • artfulantics
      13 September 2017 @ 8:51 pm

      HI Stella. Thanks for registering your interest. I will let you know when booking opens. Kind regards, Brian


  14. Michelle Seddon
    8 September 2017 @ 12:58 pm

    Hi my daughter is a budding artist . am looking for her to join art classes she is 13. Please contact me if there is any available spaces for her. Much obliged


    • artfulantics
      13 September 2017 @ 8:51 pm

      HI Michelle. The course is not running as yet – still in development. However I will contact you when booking opens. Many thanks for noting your interest. Regards, Brian


  15. Lisa Murray
    2 September 2017 @ 11:47 pm

    Hello, I have reached out via Facebook 🙂 Could you please keep me in the loop regarding the course and when you are ready


    • artfulantics
      3 September 2017 @ 8:06 am

      Hi Lisa
      Thank you for registering your interest – much appreciated. I will let you know when things develop and the course is ready for launch! Best regards


  16. Tina Kypriadis
    30 August 2017 @ 10:56 am


    I am very interested for my son Theo age 13 who will be going into year 9 this September to come along to your youth classes. Would this be possible?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,



    • artfulantics
      30 August 2017 @ 11:51 am

      Hi Tina
      Many thanks for registering your interest. This class would be perfect for your son, however it is not up and running just yet and is still in the planning stages. I will let you know further details when I am ready to go live!
      Kind regards


  17. Jennifer Howard
    18 August 2017 @ 12:14 pm

    I am interested in doing this course with my friend faye. It seems good and i think ill learn


    • artfulantics
      18 August 2017 @ 1:23 pm

      Hi Jennifer.
      Thanks for your interest in this course. It’s great to learn that there is a growing interest in this course. I have your email so will let you know when a start date has been finalised. Not sure when yet.
      Regards, Brian


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