Welcome to the ArtWorks School of Art!

We are an Independent teaching studio passionate about art in all its forms and specialising in the tuition of Art to young people. We run classes from our light and well stocked teaching space at St Mary & St John Primary School in East Oxford OX4 1TJ.

Once a middle school, St Mary & St John Primary School is a hidden gem. Built in 1975, it has generous proportions and is set away from the bustle of Iffley Road next to a nature reserve, with green woodpeckers, jays and deer sometimes making an appearance on the playing field. There is an adventure playground to the rear of the school which makes a welcome change of scenery midway through a holiday class.

There is a large car park at the school convenient for dropping off and picking up.

Our studio is the length of 2 classrooms with ample space inside and out for exciting projects.

Within the studio students have access to a wide range of materials and techniques. Each student is seen as an individual with a course tailored to suit their specific interests. The classes have an art school feel about them with everyone working on their own different projects inspiring each other to try new things, with that wonderful cross fertilisation of ideas and processes.

GCSE, A level and Portfolio advice.

We have qualified Art Teachers who can support the GCSE and A level syllabus. With the exams approaching there is the option in the regular classes of the Open Studio arrangement where students can stay for longer than their usual lesson to get their final exam preparation done.

We have a large Art and Art History lending library and with an active interest in History of Art we can give essay advice via email in between lessons to GCSE and A level students.

Arts Award

Another way we promote the students individuality is by offering Explorer, Bronze and Silver Arts Awards - an accredited Award set up by the Arts Council and Trinity College.


ArtWorks runs after school, weekend and holiday classes. Please see COURSES for more information.

To contact us and for further information please see our CONTACTS and DIRECTIONS page.

The Team