Junior Artists Holiday Workshops

10am - 2pm 

£20 per child per day

We had so much creative fun last summer and at Easter, with all of you who came along to our Junior Artist Holiday Workshops.  

We are very excited to announce we will be running more dates during Summer 2019!

“My 11 year old and 9 year old attended the ‘Drawing’ workshop in the Easter holidays, both LOVED it, they had great fun and learnt a lot. Friendly and helpful teachers. We will definitely book again.” Parent feedback, Easter 2019.

Monday 12th August - Colour Workshop

After the success of the colour workshop last summer, we’re doing it again - but differently. So if you came last time and want more or you are new to the workshops, everyone is more than welcome! Get ready for some cool, colourful, creative adventures using paint, mixed media and collage.

Wednesday 14th August - Tie Dye

It’s impossible to be sad when you think about tie dye! Come and learn how to make groovy swirls, stripes, polka dots and more with fabric and dye. There will be items for you to dye and you will be able to bring your own too. Let’s have a tie dye party!

Wednesday 21st August - Painting and Drawing Animals with Tom Shepherd - Sold Out

After the roaring success of The Wild Beasts Exhibition, we are delighted that Tom Shepherd is going to come back to lead one of our Junior Artists Workshops this summer, teaching us how to draw and paint creatures great and small! Get ready for lots of paints splats, splashes and super creative fun times!

What to expect:

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 16 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 is a qualified primary school teacher with a degree in Fine Art.  Kimberley is also paediatric first aid trained and has up to date safeguarding training. Both Peter and Kimberley have advanced DBS clearance to work with children and at least one of them will be at every workshop. All of the workshops will also include another assistant or tutor.

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!


10am: Welcome and Introductions

10.15 - 11.15: First activity session

11.15 - 11.30: Break & snack time

11.30 - 12.30: Second Activity session

12.30: Lunch (Outside if weather permitting)

1 - 2: Third Activity session

2pm: Home Time