Art School** Also now Online
Ages 5 to 7.5 years
This is the group for our youngest creative minds. Here,we offer age appropriate Art experiences that dip and skim playfully through the surface of the fundamentals of Drawing and Painting, offering very tasty and varied nibbles. Their imagination is kept ignited and there is nothing more real and beautiful for us! Our endeavour is to just help them express it in a way they can be proud of. This class nurtures their love for art, makes real life connections and prepares them for further exploration that comes next.
Fee: £9.5 X No of weeks
(Weeks per term: Autumn -14, Spring-11 and Summer-11)
(Sessions are 1 hour long and fee includes all materials apart from the drawing book.
Ages 7.5- 12years and 12- 16 years
This is the group for our Explorers. We dive deeper and scout all through and around the subject, viewing it from various perspectives. Our weekly art trails lead them through new subjects and mediums, making valuable connections to their own other interests outside the class. This class empowers them with a deeper and skillful understanding of the fundamentals of the subject.
The 12-16 years group are offered more lessons on observational drawings along with the regular curriculum for the younger groups. This enables older children who are unable to commit to the 2.5 hrs long 12yrs+ group to continue to enjoy and grow through their art journey.
Fee: £14.25 X No of weeks
(Weeks per term: Autumn -14, Spring-11 and Summer-11)
(Sessions are 1.5 hour long and fee includes all materials apart from the drawing book.
Ages 12 years +
This group is an opportunity for the students to learn and grow with guest Artists and spend concentrated time on one subject. Our subjects will range from Life Drawing, Still life, Cartooning, Illustration and mediums range from Oil paints, Charcoal to Egg Tempera.
These classes are open by invitation only to existing Artspiration 10 yrs+ students, (based on teacher referral and merit)
The classes are open to all other 12yrs plus however, we do expect children to have basic skills and understanding of drawing and painting and we will request images of your child's art work which should include at least 3 works from observation. The images will just help us to get an idea of your child's strengths and weakness.
Details of our Guest artists can be found here
Would suit perfectly if your child is passionate about Art in general and also if they are currently doing their GCSE , Arts Award or applying for scholarships.
Fee: £28.75 X No of weeks
(Weeks per term: Autumn -11, Spring-9/8 and Summer-9/8)
(Sessions are 2.5 hour long and fee includes most materials)
This group only runs in Maidenhead on Saturdays.
We offer two holiday ' Art Scout' courses depending on ages and abilities, usually during the school holidays.
Art Scout Junior: Summer 2021 ( Details will be announced in due time)
Art Scout Senior: Easter 2021
This Easter we won't be offering full day workshops , instead we are offering four 2.5hr long workshops in Maidenhead only.
Dates: April 17th , 24th , May 1st , 8th.
Holly Tingley will be teaching the classes on April 17th and May 1st where children will work on observational drawing in pencils and paints. Asya Dudko will lead a Botanical illustration workshop inspired by artist Margaret Mee. This will be followed by a workshop by Nathalie Scott in Photo realism.
Times will be 1:15- 3:45pm or 4:15-6:45pm
Fee will be £28.75 per session.
We have very limited seats in these groups, if interested please contact us for more details.
Art Scout juniors: Recommended Ages 7- 12 yrs. Art enthusiastic 6 year olds who can work with older children are welcome.
A 4 day course introducing Mosaics, Modroc, Plaster Casting , Print Making and use of various art materials including Acrylics on Canvas, soft pastels, Water colours and Pencil Shading. This is a good course for Art enthusiasts at Beginners or Intermediate levels.
Fee: £168 for 4 days and £45 for Day bookings
Art Scout seniors: Ages 12-16 yrs ( 10yrs+ Art enthusiasts welcome)
Our subjects will range from Life Drawing, Still life, Cartooning, Sculpture and mediums from Oil Paints, Charcoal, Egg tempera, Plaster. etc. This course will be ideal for children who already have some basic skills and are willing to develop them further. Suitable for Intermediate and Advance levels.
Fee: £60 for Day bookings
After School Clubs
We currently run successful after school clubs in the following locations; If you woudl like a club for your school , please feel free to contact us.
Courthouse Junior School- Maidenhead
Micklands Primary School, Caversham
Boyn Hill Infant School- Maidenhead
Bookings at School office.
Burchetts Green CE Infant School
Sonning Primary School
Our Program Art Peek is tailored towards the after school clubs that we run in local schools exclusively for the school's children. Art Peek gives children a lovely, concise art learning experience and touches on the different elements of our full curriculum. Our After School Club Leaders deliver this program in our local schools.
'Art Peek ' is a wonderful opportunity for Year 1 to Year 6 children to experience various art forms, mediums, artists and skills.
Each term, Art Peek introduces children to various mediums like water colours, Soft pastels, Oil Pastels, Charcoal,Acrylic paints , Print Making etc. Children will also be introduced to specialized Art and Crafts like Mosaics, Plaster casting, Mod roc Modelling,. and gain insight into the works and life of one Master Artist and then create their own art inspired by their works.
We also support and encourage children to apply for the 'Discover Arts Award' which is offered by the Trinity College of London for an additional fee as we are also advisers to Arts Award and our Art peek program covers the requirement for the award.
We also offer 1-2-1 sessions with our teachers, who can come to your home and guide you through specific projects.
Our teachers can cater to a wide range of capabilities , help a beginner and challenge the experienced! We have helped many children develop their portfolios. These portfolios have then won scholarships and competitions for the young artists!
These sessions can also be gifted to some one arty you know!
We think Birthdays are a very special occasion and we will help you mark this milestone with tons of creativity, fun and also an opportunity to make a difference.
Our parties are a little different, as we also take the opportunity of using these special occasions to give back. Each year our students choose a unique social cause to support. This year it is Book Aid. Our children’s parties are priced only to cover costs and the intention is completely philanthropic. For more details please email us at
Our Charity wing Soham has supported quite a few projects since 2013 and we are committed to continue. You can find more info at our 'Giving' page.