CENTRAL LONDON ART CLASSES FOR KIDS / CHILDREN & TEENS

London's Best Rated Art Course for Kids/Teens

Our kids/children and teens art courses are among the leading drawing and painting art classes in London.  The art classes have been designed by our expert art tutors who come with educational backgrounds from the most prestigious institutions in the world such as the Royal Academy in London, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and Athens Academy of Art in Greece. The classes are structured to guarantee personalised and individual tuition that provides the highest standards in fine art training. The small groups (maximum of 10 students per art class) allow us to dedicate the necessary time that is needed for the development of each student.

We understand that young art students need to express themselves through drawing and painting, and our courses are designed to provide them with tuition that can cultivate  their creative approach to the world.

You can attend your art lessons both at our central London art studio or remotely online via our live online teaching platform.

All of our art courses can be learnt in our central London art studio at Sunny Art Centre or remotely online via our live online teaching platform. The live online art tuition will follow the same structure as our on-site sessions. You can, therefore, have live interactive art lessons with our expert art tutors remotely, wherever you are.

Why Study Art From an Early Age?

Art is a powerful tool that helps kids and teenagers to process their experiences and deal with their emotions. Art classes also provide beneficial sensory input that can galvanise their imagination and creativity.

Drawing and painting lessons are a way for children and teens to engage their curiosity and develop a process of imaginative thinking. These two qualities, linked with art training, have been proven to be correlated to future long-term professional success, as kids and teens grow to become adults. Studying the fine arts will encourage them to think outside of the box and hone their problem-solving skills by encouraging them to find new and creative ways to solve issues at hand.

According to the International Child Art Foundation:

“A child who is exposed to the arts acquires a special ability to think creatively, be original, discover, innovate, and create intellectual property - key attributes for individual success and social prosperity in the twenty-first century.”

What We Can Do

  • We teach children  and teenagers how to handle different media with structured approaches that explore the technical aspects of drawing skills first, followed by painting media such as acrylic, watercilours and oil paintings.
  • We encourage art students to adopt new perspectives and see the world with a critical eye.
  • Our expert art tutors will provide art students with a variety of theoretical and academic skills from art historical knowledge to academic practical skills.
  • Art students will explore the technical and theoretical aspects of different subject matter such as still life, landscape and portraiture. This allows students to refine their observational skills.
  • Our Kids and Teens Art Courses also provide art students with professional support to build a body of work that can enhance their portfolios for applications in Higher Education studies.
  • We provide art students with sustained, structured art tuition which we tailor to the needs of each student.
  • We provide engaging art lessons that can boost the art student’s confidence and self-esteem.
  • Our classes encourage art students to bond and cooperate with other students attending our art classes.
  • Classes stimulate art students with new subjects and contemporary approaches to get them to strive to think creatively, be original, discover, and innovate.
  • We also organise educational art workshops at leading art museums and public galleries in London. This will help your child  or teenager develop historical knowledge about art, as well as refine their aesthetic appreciation.
  • We arrange en plein air landscape art workshops in open-air locations such as Kew Gardens, Regent's Park, Hampstead Heath, and many more to provide stimulating environments where to train our art students.

Suitability

  • All our kids and teens art courses are suitable for beginners.
  • Our art tutors have extensive experience in providing support for art students that require tuition for their school projects, GCSE art, A-levels, and foundation degrees (including projects for scholarships and competitions).
  • Our children, kids, and teen art classes are suitable for students from 7 to 18 years old.

HOW CAN WE PROVIDE OUR STUDENTS WITH A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE?

Bespoke Study Plan to Ensure Our Art Course in London Is the Most Suitable for the Student
During the first art lesson, the student will have an introductory session with a dedicated art tutor to help the student understand what he/she needs and what skill level they are working with. This art lesson allows the tutor to create a personalised Study Plan and art course structure that will be most suitable for the student. This Study Plan will provide the overall structure of what the student should follow and achieve during the course to maximise their results.

Different Art Tutors from the Best Art Academies Worldwide
Our in-house tutors have personally designed and created each of our art courses. They are expert and refined art tutors with prodigious backgrounds from the best international academies and universities such as the Royal Academy of Art and Central Saint Martins in London, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and Athens Academy in Greece. Our art tutors have years of experience teaching art students from all over the world. By being able to book art lessons taught by different tutors, the student can explore different perspectives and approaches on some critical issues covered in this art course. Our tutors work closely together to provide a coherent structure and experience throughout your time here.

Small Groups with Bespoke Art Tuition
We always limit each of our art classes to less than 10 art students, allowing our teachers to work closely with every student and provide individual guidance. According to each student’s study plan, during each lesson, the teacher will arrange the most suitable subject and will teach each student the appropriate techniques. If you are a parent or guardian, while you are waiting for your kid to finish the lesson, you can also sign up for one of our short courses and join our adults' lessons on the upper floor. On Sunday, parking is allowed on the front of the building (After 1 pm on Saturday).

Flexible Timetable to Let You Choose the Days You Want to Attend
When you purchase a course package (e.g. a 60 art lessons course), it will be transferred to your online account. You will be able to log-in and use your course package to book any available art class at the centre or through our live online group art tuition platform (see timetable section below). We have art classes every day, and you can book them at any time. Because you can book the time slots that are most suitable for you, you can also choose the starting date of your course as well.

Flexible Credit System to Save You Money
One lesson will be taken from your package only when you book a class. Therefore, you don’t have to book and use all the lessons immediately, but you can book them as you progress with the art course. The system is just like an Oyster card, that you can use as you go.

Our Tutors Will Update the Student’s Progress on Their Account After Each Lesson
After each art lesson, our tutor will leave internal feedback for other tutors to see. This information briefs art tutors from different time slots on the student’s progress, including what was done in the previous art lessons and what should be done in the upcoming ones. Therefore, even if the student leaves for a holiday break, when he/she returns, all their progress history will be saved for our tutors to use to resume the art lessons smoothly. 

Manage Your Bookings from Your Online Account
You can easily cancel, reschedule and book your art lessons all from your online account. Please note that we have a 48H cancellation and reschedule policy. We recommend booking your art class at least 2 days in advance or earlier to guarantee enough availability of seats and to give you enough time if you need to reschedule/cancel the session.

ART MATERIALS PACKS

Using the right art materials plays an essential role in the art course.  You can prepare your art materials by yourself from this list, to avoid the trouble of mistakenly purchasing the wrong art materials. Our art tutors have designed a variety of drawing and painting art materials packages specifically for our art courses with promising quality. They contain all the necessary art tools that you will need to use during the art lessons. You can pre-order online in the checkout page, or via this link: Art Material Packages.

Advantages

You can purchase packages that can help your kid develop drawing or painting practices, or both at the same time. Get access to special outdoor and museum sessions.

Enjoy our flexible booking system. You can choose the dates and time of the lesson the student can attend by using your ‘My Account’ portal. We have art classes available every day (weekends included) both at the centre or through our live online group art tuition platform.

You can wait for your child to complete their class from the comfort of our lounge at The Sunny Art Centre (with complimentary Wi-Fi and tea) while the lesson is taking place.

Only 10 students are allowed per art lesson so that our teacher can provide individual and targeted advice.

While you are waiting for your kid to finish the lesson, you also have the option to sign up for one of our short courses and join our adults' lessons on the upper floor. On Sunday, parking is allowed on the front of the building (After 1 pm on Saturday).

We provide certificates of completion for students that complete our 40 and 60 lessons courses. We also shortlist a selection of our best students for our yearly student show.

How Do the Kids/Children & Teens Art Courses Work?

How do on-site lessons work?

  • Each course follows a step-by-step structure to cover the necessary concepts and techniques according to your chosen package
  • For each lesson, your workspace will be set-up for your arrival, and the tutor will have your specific subject prepared for the lesson
  • You will receive group or individual demonstrations plus one-to-one expert guidance during the lessons. At the end of each class, your progress is recorded.

How do the live online art lessons work?

  • The live online art lessons follow the same step-by-step structure as the on-site classes. You can attend the lesson on your phone, tablet or desktop. All you need will be the link, meeting ID and password you will receive in your booking confirmation.
  • We teach the fundamental principles and techniques using real objects you find in your house or guidance material that the tutors will give you.
  • For personal demos and guidance, the lesson will be divided into two virtual rooms so that you can have individual tuition during a demo without disturbing the other practising students
  • We recommend using your mobile with a flexible arm so that you can point the camera directly at your canvas/sketchbook while practising. An adjustable arm will allow you to turn the camera and screen so that you can see the tutors’ demo when they need to show you how a technique is executed. Our art materials packs include a flexible phone arm for you.

COVID-19 | On-site lessons policy

To ensure the safety of our students and staff we have implemented the government's Covid-19 policies and advice (link).

Safety and Protection

The safety and security of your kids is our utmost priority. We always ensure that protective measures are in place so that you can rest easy, knowing that your child is in a safe place. 

  • Our tutors are all DBS checked, and two staff members are always present and available in case extra support is needed while a tutor is teaching a class.
  • Our CCTV cameras cover every corner of the studio, providing you with extra eyes that will look after your kid's safety.
  • Our centre is located in a safe area on Gray' Inn Road next to Chancery Lane underground station and right in the heart of London.

Please note that for kids under 16 years old, you will need to create an account and book the lessons on their behalf as per GDPR laws.

Our Art Centre’s team of expert art tutors has an incredibly strong academic background - they honed their valuable skills and trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including the Royal Academy of Arts and Central Saint Martins in London, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the Athens Academy in Greece, and the Florence Academy of Art.

The extraordinary efforts of the art tutors ensure that the organisation can continuously deliver bespoke cutting-edge art tuition for students both on-site at our London art studio, Sunny Art Centre or remotely online.

Timetable

Live Online Art Lessons(L)        On-site Art Lessons(O)       2hr/Lesson


You can find the timetable below for both Live Online Art Lessons and On-site Art Lessons (held at Sunny Art Centre). Online lessons allow a maximum of 6 students per class while 10 for on-site.

Monday

4– 6pm (O)

6:30-8:30pm (O)

Tuesday

4–6pm (L/O)

6:30-8:30pm (O)

Wednesday

4–6pm (O)

6:30-8:30pm (L/O)

Thursday

4–6pm (O)

6:30-8:30pm (O)

Friday

4–6pm (O)

6:30-8:30pm (O)

Saturday

10am-12pm (O)

1-3pm (O)

3.30-5.30pm (O)

Sunday

10am-12pm (L/O)

1-3pm (O)

3.30-5.30pm (O)

Timetable

Live Online Art Lessons(L)
On-site Art Lessons(O)
2hr/Lesson


You can find the timetable below for both Live Online Art Lessons and On-site Art Lessons (held at Sunny Art Centre). Online lessons allow a maximum of 6 students per class while 10 for on-site.

Monday

 4– 6pm (O)

 6:30-8:30pm (O)

Tuesday

4–6pm (L/O)

6:30-8:30pm (O)

Wednesday

4– 6pm (O)

6:30-8:30pm (L/O)

Thursday

4–6pm (O)

6:30-8:30pm (O)

Friday

 4– 6pm (O)

 6:30-8:30pm (O)

Saturday

 10am-12pm (O)

 1-3pm (O)

 3.30-5.30pm (O)

Sunday

 10am-12pm (L/O)

 1-3pm (O)

 3.30-5.30pm (O)

Student Online Account

Every student has a personal online account. Once you sign up for a course, your course lessons will be added to your online account. You can log in or sign up for a student account after clicking Book Now under your preferred course. The online account allows you to:

1. Check the course timetable and book the time slots of lessons you want to attend.
2. Book the classes with your preferred tutors.
3. Manage your existing bookings and check your booking history.
4. Receive confirmation emails and text messages with reminders about your bookings.

3 Minutes to Sign Up

Once you sign up for an art course with us, you can choose to either attend the group art lessons at our central London art studio or live online art lessons – a unique option to learn leading art tuition in-person or remotely.

1. Purchase your preferred art course from this page below by clicking on the Book Now button.

2. The login/signup pop-up window will appear after clicking on the Book Now button. Sign up (new student) or login (returning student) to proceed to payment as you need an account to sync your order and book your lessons.

3. After payment, the system will redirect you to your online account to book your preferred time slots from the timetable for your on-site sessions at the centre or live online art lessons.

4. You will receive a confirmation email once the booking is confirmed.

PREMIUM COURSE


RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNERS

STANDARD COURSE


BASIC COURSE


60 LESSONS (2hrs each)

Complete within 9 months

£1,800 | £1,302 (exc. VAT)
(save £498)

Includes Acrylic Painting Pack
(Save £74.40)

Learn: Drawing | Watercolour | Acrylic

Course Content

Drawing:

  • Teaches students to approach subjects with a critical eye.
  • Encourages students to find different solutions to the problems at hand.
  • Provides the student with the foundation for creative thinking.
  • Introduces basic materials and techniques.
  • Places emphasis on shapes.
  • Includes studies of quality of line and basic shading in the form of sketches and observational studies.
  • Guides the student through compositional studies and techniques. 
  • Perspective
  • Proportions
  • Tonal ranges
  • Mark-making

Watercolour and Acrylic Painting:

  • Introduces materials and tools used for acrylic painting
  • Introduces basic techniques
  • Colour mixing
  • Paint application
  • Blending
  • Acrylic mark-making
  • Shows students how to creatively manipulate the immediacy of acrylic paint
  • Emphasises form and depth
  • Compositional techniques
  • Allows students to experiment and practice with learned techniques on a variety of subjects
  • Introduces  watercolour materials
  • Introduces watercolour techniques
  • Looks at creating different edges and textures
  • Approaches historical and contemporary examples
  • Layering techniques
  • Guides experiments with opacity
  • Covers drawing and mark-making with watercolours

40 LESSONS (2hrs each)

Complete within 6 months

£1,200 | £850 (exc. VAT)
(save £350)

Includes Premium Drawing Pack
(Save £42)

Learn: Drawing | Watercolour

Course Content

Drawing:

  • Teaches students to approach subjects with a critical eye.
  • Encourages students to find different solutions to the problems at hand.
  • Provides the student with the foundation for creative thinking.
  • Introduces basic materials and techniques.
  • Places emphasis on shapes.
  • Includes studies of quality of line and basic shading in the form of sketches and observational studies.
  • Guides the student through compositional studies and techniques. 
  • Perspective
  • Proportions
  • Tonal ranges
  • Mark-making

Watercolour Painting:

  • Introduces  watercolour materials
  • Introduces watercolour techniques
  • Looks at creating different edges and textures
  • Approaches historical and contemporary examples
  • Layering techniques
  • Guides experiments with opacity
  • Covers drawing and mark-making with watercolours

20 LESSONS (2hrs each)

Complete within 3 months

£580 (exc. VAT)

Learn: Drawing

Course Content

Drawing:

  • Teaches students to approach subjects with a critical eye.
  • Encourages students to find different solutions to the problems at hand.
  • Provides the student with the foundation for creative thinking.
  • Introduces basic materials and techniques.
  • Places emphasis on shapes.
  • Includes studies of quality of line and basic shading in the form of sketches and observational studies.
  • Guides the student through compositional studies and techniques. 
  • Perspective
  • Proportions
  • Tonal ranges
  • Mark-making

PREMIUM COURSE

60 LESSONS (2hrs each)

Complete within 9 months

£1,800 | £1,302 VAT ex.
(save £498)

Includes Acrylic Painting Pack
(Save £74.40)

Learn:

Drawing

Watercolor

Acrylic

Course Content

Drawing

  • Teaches students to approach subjects with a critical eye.
  • Encourages students to find different solutions to the problems at hand.
  • Provides the student with the foundation for creative thinking.
  • Introduces basic materials and techniques.
  • Places emphasis on shapes.
  • Includes studies of quality of line and basic shading in the form of sketches and observational studies.
  • Guides the student through compositional studies and techniques. 
  • Perspective
  • Proportions
  • Tonal ranges
  • Mark-making

Watercolour and Acrylic Painting

  • Introduces materials and tools used for acrylic painting
  • Introduces basic techniques
  • Colour mixing
  • Paint application
  • Blending
  • Acrylic mark-making
  • Shows students how to creatively manipulate the immediacy of acrylic paint
  • Emphasises form and depth
  • Compositional techniques
  • Allows students to experiment and practice with learned techniques on a variety of subjects
  • Introduces  watercolour materials
  • Introduces watercolour techniques
  • Looks at creating different edges and textures
  • Approaches historical and contemporary examples
  • Layering techniques
  • Guides experiments with opacity
  • Covers drawing and mark-making with watercolours

RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNERS

STANDARD COURSE

40 LESSONS (2hrs each)

Complete within 6 months

£1,200 | £850 VAT ex.
(save £350)

Includes Premium Drawing Pack
(Save £42)

Learn:

Drawing

Watercolor

Acrylic

Course Content

Drawing

  • Teaches students to approach subjects with a critical eye.
  • Encourages students to find different solutions to the problems at hand.
  • Provides the student with the foundation for creative thinking.
  • Introduces basic materials and techniques.
  • Places emphasis on shapes.
  • Includes studies of quality of line and basic shading in the form of sketches and observational studies.
  • Guides the student through compositional studies and techniques. 
  • Perspective
  • Proportions
  • Tonal ranges

Watercolour Painting

  • Introduces watercolour materials
  • Introduces watercolour techniques
  • Looks at creating different edges and textures
  • Approaches historical and contemporary examples
  • Layering techniques
  • Guides experiments with opacity
  • Covers drawing and mark-making with watercolours
  •  

BASIC COURSE

20 LESSONS (2hrs each)

Complete within 3 months

£580 VAT ex.

Learn:

Drawing

Watercolor

Acrylic

Course Content

Drawing

  • Teaches students to approach subjects with a critical eye.
  • Encourages students to find different solutions to the problems at hand.
  • Provides the student with the foundation for creative thinking.
  • Introduces basic materials and techniques.
  • Places emphasis on shapes.
  • Includes studies of quality of line and basic shading in the form of sketches and observational studies.
  • Guides the student through compositional studies and techniques. 
  • Perspective
  • Proportions
  • Tonal ranges

Looking For An Art Short Course?

We also offer short courses for kids and teenagers which provide more intensive tuition as they are meant to develop the skills of the student in a shorter period of time, if compared with our regular kids courses.

All our short courses are suitable for beginners. They are also suitable if you are looking for a short summer or winter art course.

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