This course is for learners between the ages of 12 and 18.

Course description

The GCSE and A-Level Portfolio Projects also welcomes those who simply want pursue their interest in art. The course complements the national art curriculum and gives pupils the chance to develop projects in our well equipped studio with drawing  (and observation) at the core of their explorations.

Students are invited to use the diverse range of techniques ,materials and tools we have available from an etching press to pottery facilities and kiln.
For those attending who do not have a specific brief or want to work related to school projects, a technique or approach is introduced. Equally for those with briefs, we tailor what we have planned to meet their needs. For example if a pupil has been asked to develop an understanding of exploring, and we have a printmaking workshop prepared, we encourage them to use the printmaking focusing on their portrait theme. With our rich library there is always the opportunity to putter work into context and relate to other artists.
Many of our past pupils have gone on to take degree in a creative field from fine art to architecture and they have often used Kite Studios as a springboard to showcase their work in small exhibitions. Some pupils have also gone on to  work with us as volunteers and  assistants  in workshops and found this an invaluable experience.

Included in the price

The price of this course includes all material costs.

Try one class

If your child would like to try one session before deciding if he or she would like to join us for the course please email for more information on availability and pricing.

Covid safety

We ask everyone to use the hand sanitiser provided at the front door before entering the courtyard. Could all learners please bring their own hand towels and art shirts or aprons. All learners over age 11 are asked to wear face coverings inside, unless they are exempt. If you are dropping off or collecting your child, due to social distancing measures, we ask that you wait in the street outside the studios.

We keep class sizes small to allow for social distancing. We trust that if any learner or anyone in their household is exhibiting symptoms of Covid 19 or has had a positive Covid test, the learner will not be attending. Please contact us if this is the case. It may be possible to re-arrange attendance for another class once the self isolation period is over.

Who teaches the course

The course teacher is Naila Hazell.