* Experiment with colour and paint
* Create with clay & natural materials
* Construct with recyclables
* Engineer and test adhesive methods and materials
* Drawing, painting, cutting, gluing, sewing, sculpting…
* Adding, blending, transforming

 …learn to trust the creative process
…develop fine-motor skills
…gain knowledge about materials and properties

See photo examples

* Qualified primary school teacher and artist
* 15 years’ experience teaching art to primary-aged children
* Progressive teaching methods
* Small groups (max 10 children)
* Lessons based on traditional and modern arts/crafts, developing skills & creativity
* Structured, but in a nurturing home-studio setting
* A child-friendly, relaxed environment for after-school
* Lots of variety / choice
* Excellent resources
* Daily or weekly themes

* Read about the classes
* Book your days online
* Single day or multiple day bookings accepted…
e.g. book Tuesdays for 6 weeks, or book Wed & Thurs for 2 weeks, or start with 1 day – tomorrow
* Change days easily
* Late-stay/pickup available
* Visa/Mastercard – no fees

Call Helen with questions on

Creative kid’s
Art classes and after-school care

for children who like to

Age 5-13
Open 3-6.30pm

Term 4 Classes 2020
begin in 


click ‘Classes‘ at top right or here to
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PAINT, PRINT, SEW cushions, costumes, puppets...! photos


DRAWING and PAINTING from real life and our imagination


Making CLAY animals, wizards, mermaids, dragons, plus+!


Do you like making things?

Use wire, clay, fabric, plaster of paris, paints, dyes and lots more
    …and make something to take home every week.
Loads of mess, lots of making and unlimited friends and fun.

Imagine a place you can go  after school, to chill out in a bean bag under a tree, while making clay animals!

Or you can come into the art studio and sew on the sewing machine, paint and draw with friends, or construct at the woodworking table.

Helen is an artist and teacher (and a mad scientist!) and will support you to make lots of wonderful arts and crafts, including your own inventions!

The Art Lab

What do we do?

The art classes provide an opportunity to play and experiment in a structured but caring, home-studio environment. Activities are designed and supervised by an experienced primary school teacher and artist.

To meet the needs of active and curious children we explore a variety of crafts such as pottery, sewing, crochet, felting, weaving, jewellery and woodwork; and the art forms: painting, drawing, sculpting and printmaking.


The activities utilise a child’s growing mathematical skills such as estimating, measuring, scaling up & down, changing 2D to 3D, exploring symmetry, and pattern-making. 

Natural sciencessuch as chemistry, biology, geology and physics are included, as well as history and culture (e.g. who discovered pottery?)

“No class is ever the same. I adapt each lesson to the needs of the children, on the day.”  – Helen

Where to next?…

Art Lab

special offers

January Holidays – every day
Bring-a-friend for free  (while space allows). Friend ticket will show when you book.  [12/1/20]

Term 1 – First class for free
Select free ticket for a Term 1 class when booking. [19/1/20]

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