Junior Artists Holiday Workshops

9.30am - 1.30pm 

£20 per child per day

Are you aged 7 - 11 ?

Do you want to get creative this summer?

Come and learn new skills and make art in a professional studio.  

During each day will we focus on a different theme, with fundamental art skills being taught throughout.  Our holiday club aims to give children aged 7 - 11 years, the chance to have fun, learn and create in a professional art studio.

Workshops can be booked individually, in groups or the whole collection. There will be no more than 15 participants per workshop. All materials provided.

With over twenty years experience in education (primary and secondary) between them, the directors of The Courtyard Art Studio Peter and Kimberley Keegan, are passionate about teaching art, inspiring children and promoting the health and emotional benefits of producing art.  Kimberley, who will lead the sessions, is a qualified primary school teacher with a degree in Fine Art.  She has worked as a registered childminder for the past two years and is paediatric first aid trained. All of our workshops will also include another studio assistant. 

What to bring: 

  • Clothes you don't mind getting messy!
  • A packed lunch
  • An outdoor coat (in case of bad weather)
  • Bags of creativity and energy!

What to expect:

9.30: Welcome and Introductions

9.45 - 10.45: First activity session

10.45 - 11: Break & snack time

11 - 12: Second Activity session

12 - 12.30: Lunch (Outside if weather permitting)

12.30 - 1.30: Third Activity session

1.30: Home Time

Thursday 26th July - Batik workshop - FULLY BOOKED

With your own fantastic designs, decorate and create pictures on fabric using this ancient Indonesian art form using wax and dye.

Weds 1st Aug - Printmaking workshop

An exciting day of exploring and experimenting with different types of printmaking to create pictures, cards and much more. 

Thurs 2nd Aug - Colour workshop

Painting, drawing and collage: what ever you do on this vibrant day, it'll be all about colour!

Weds 8th Aug - Felted Creatures and Monsters - LAST MINUTE SPACE AVAILABLE

A day of fun, bubbles and felt - design and make your own 3D felt creature or monster using the wet felting method.

Weds 15th Aug - Art and Nature

This one is for the outsiders and explorers! Paint and draw outside; make your own professional "mud" paint; create amazing secret sculptures using found, natural materials, all in the beautiful surroundings of Claydon Estate and Gardens.