Children’s Classes




Art classes for children are available after school or Saturdays

For days and times see Term Timetable & Booking Form

Separate pre-teen, teen only and Illustration only classes are available –  see menu

All participants in studioMAP classes progressively learn the art of painting and drawing supported with our Art-with-a-Map program.

What age to start? 

Generally our youngest students begin from about six years old and range through to early-teens (12 -14), before moving into teen-only classes (15+) However all these requisites can be negotiated according to the participant’s art and social skills

Children’s classes are designed for students-only participation (non Adult) however we understand some very-young students sometimes require an initially settling in period.  Adults are not expected to remain beyond this.

What happens?

All children’s classes are painting and drawing based

Pencils and acrylic paints are the foundation material we supply and teach with. We also supply water-colour paints and coloured marker pens. Our aim is not necessary to constantly introduce new materials and mediums etc, but rather to master the core materials and analyze and find individual solutions accordingly.

Group and individual demonstrations concerning technical issues are regularly practiced.

We are there to assist, guide and nurture visual art development in all students, while progressing their skills, and abilities as well nurturing a broader understanding and enjoyment of art.

All students select their own art ‘main’ project themes and include subjects based on their own interests and enjoyment.

Student projects usually go on for a few weeks; the length differs depending on the style, approach and ability of each student. Projects become not just the end point but the means of learning, enjoying and growing in skills.

We occasionally visit galleries and regularly discuss the subject of art with a focus visual knowledge and practice.

studioMAP  supplies all the tuition, workshop access, all the basic materials;  like paper, cardboard, paints,  tools and many other basic mediums. Protective smocks/aprons and individual student storage is also supplied.

Classes include a short snack-break about halfway through the class (students supply their own snack/drinks etc).

studioMAP also offers a separate Illustration only workshop every Friday – suitable for children who wish to participate more in illustration in areas such as Poke-Art, Manga styles, cartoon and comic art as well as general and graphic illustration. This class also includes  access to graphic tablets and digital screens  For more details see Here

As students get older and closer to the early teen category we can assist with this simple transition process.  All participants may proceed when they feel ready and/or ‘tr-out’ the next step accordingly.

To make a Children’s class booking 

Complete our online Booking Form

Following your booking we will send you confirmation and your ready to start!

If you require more info send us an email