Youth-teenage after school art class


After schools art classes: Perfect for young people and teenagers studying for KS3 + KS4.  Each class has a new topic, with creative projects that will support students in improving their art skills and help them prepare them for GCSE and A Level Art, or simple enjoy for leisure.

Suitable for all young people who love their art, the talented, gifted and enthusiastically creative. 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.  


I would recommend this class because its: “proper art, not like school”
Emily G

“Very informative learning.  I found [the class] interactive and informative. It [is] a lovely atmosphere to work in with friends.
Charlie R

“Interesting, experimental, fun.  The class was educational and different to school art lessons and I got 1:1 attention throughout.”
Suhaavi S

“Educational.  The class was great because there are a lot of things it teaches in one lesson.”
Ellis M

“Fun, Enjoyable, Great. It was planned really well and helped me improve my artist skills.”
Samuel E




Includes most materials

15th March

2.30 – 5pm

Child studying KS3 + KS4
School year 7 – 11


Contact me to be added to the waiting list



Includes most materials


2.30 – 5pm

Child studying KS3 + KS4
School year 7 – 11

5th April: 6 places remain

3rd May: 8 places remaining

17th May: 7 places remaining

28th June: 8 places remaining

Enhanced DBS checked tutors

Qualified + Experienced tutors

Class details

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. 
Or join us to improve art as your hobby.

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.

What can I expect

Structured learning
Carefully structured teaching that will lead you step by step, giving you the confidence to try new things.  

Individual attention
Loads of individual 1:1 encouragement to explore, experiment and discover.

Inclusive + personalised learning
A teaching style that focuses on your individual needs and is fully accepting of your individuality.

Creativity and technical skills
Teaching that allows you to learn new technical skills and develop your creativity, and leave inspired to continue to develop your skills further at home.

Welcoming studio
The Gallery Studio is a warm, creative and friendly space offering a relaxed informal, yet focused, teaching style.

Choose this class to improve your drawing, painting,
and Fine Art skills & knowledge to help with school grades or for leisure.

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3 word summary: “Fun, Educating, Happy”
Highlight: “Working with new media – wet on wet”
I learnt: “Manipulating ink”
Recommended because: “I learned a lot and it’s fun.”
Emily G

3 word summary: “Fun, Calming, Excellent”
Highlight: “Was when we got to experiment with ink techniques.”
I learnt: “Still life, ink techniques and how we can create our own work more interestingly.”
Recommended because: “It is very useful, calming, and can be very useful if you are new to art.”
Zainab Q

3 word summary: “Super”
Highlight: “The bleedings [with drawing ink]”
I learnt: “Negative drawing”
Recommended because: “It is awesome.  It will help me improve my skills and confidence.”
Kokilan K


  1. AK
    7 October 2019 @ 11:10 am

    My daugher is 8 – would she be able to join one of the classes? She is very serious about learning art properly including approaches and techniques, rather than just doing “arts and crafts”. Alternatively, would you consider adding a class for primary school age children on one of the sundays?
    thank you


    • artfulantics
      7 October 2019 @ 11:25 am

      Hi AK. Many thanks for contacting me. However much we’d love to include your daughter in our classes I do need to keep strictly to the age limits of the group (secondary school-age children) so am unable to allow your daughter to join at this time. Hopefully our classes will still be going strong when she reaches year 7! when she will be able to join us. Currently we do not have the capacity to add another Sunday class for serious-minded primary school-aged children, but this is something I keep thinking about – just not at the current time.
      I hope you manage to find a class somewhere.
      Best regards


      • AK
        7 October 2019 @ 2:39 pm

        thanks, Brian. Sad, but understandable. I do hope you expand to younger ages in the future- especially as the format of several hours on a Sunday is really good, I find, as opposed to short (1hr) afterschool sessions, when kids are usually tired

        Are there any classes for adults where a child would be allowed, too? I myself would love to come, too – and might, indeed, attend one of the adult classes this summer. But if any of those are flexible enough to allow an adult + child as two separate learners, that might be another option for us

        All the best


  2. Christina
    4 August 2019 @ 11:58 pm

    I would love to book this for my 10 year old son. If you could send me the dates when you have arranged them. Thanks


    • artfulantics
      5 August 2019 @ 8:22 am

      Hi Christina.
      Please be aware that our Youth classes are for children in secondary school. Not sure if your 10 year old son will be starting year 7 in September or not. However new dates will be on the website hopefully by Friday 9th August.
      I hope this helps.
      Best regards, Brian


  3. Henry
    26 July 2019 @ 2:43 pm


    Are there any creative-drawing classes suitable for a 7-year old? If not, woud you know any centres that could reccomend?

    Thank you and have a great day/weekend!



    • artfulantics
      29 July 2019 @ 4:23 pm

      Hi Henry
      Thank you for your inquiry. Our Youth class is suitable for secondary aged children. Unfortunately I am not aware of any children’s classes for younger age groups that I can recommend. But good luck in finding a suitable class. Best regards, Brian


  4. Jing Zhao
    5 July 2019 @ 10:19 am


    My daughter Alexandra is starting Year 7 this September, and has always been showing strong interest in drawing. Could you please book her in for the September – December 19 courses?



    • artfulantics
      5 July 2019 @ 8:30 pm

      Hi Jing
      Yes certainly – I have put you on the waiting list and sent you an email as well.
      Best regards


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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.


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


  12. 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


  13. 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


  14. 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


  15. 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


  16. 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


  17. 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


  18. 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


  19. 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


  20. 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


  21. 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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