Course Information


 Run throughout the Summer, Easter and all Half Terms.

 Days can be booked individually so you don't have to book for a whole week.

 Holiday classes run from 10am-3pm

and cost per day for


 £40 per day


Classes are held at

St Mary and St John Primary School,

Meadow Lane, off Iffley road,

OX4 1TJ.


Please ignore your SAT NAV ! Or use OX4 1SU

Take Daubeny road off Iffley road, turn right into Warwick Street and then

first left into Bedford Street. Follow down to the end of the road and

straight into the school car park. We are in the Annex with the blue

double doors right next to the school car park.

Within the class the students will be able to explore a variety of media,

backed by inspiring starting points and ideas. The ethos of the classes is to encourage confidence and individuality as well as lots of new skills and plenty of fun. The core of the classes is drawing and painting, with skills

developed in looking.


Materials include,


Painting and drawing (water colour, gouache, oils, inks, brusho, graphite, charcoal and

numerous other choices),

 Printmaking, we have an etching/relief printing press, so lots of possibilities! We also offer lino, screen printing, mono printing, and collagraphs

 Textiles Batik, felt making, silk painting, screen printing on fabric (we have canvas bags or bring along a tea shirt from home and

 3d Wire, modroc, breezeblock, papier mache, wax, balsa, scaled model making, plaster and numerous found materials). Plus, all sorts of other materials too many to list.

 The group sizes are generally small rising to 18 at very maximum per class working with Jo Acty and Helen Edwards. With the larger classes (from 12 students - 18) there is an additional two extra tutors.

 As far as possible the classes are grouped in similar ages however sometimes students come with siblings, so it is difficult to guarantee, but as the tuition is individual, this doesn't affect the quality of the teaching. (7-9yrs, 10-12yrs, 13yrs-17yrs).



We also run weekly and fortnightly term time classes at St Marys and St

Johns Primary School, on


Fridays (approx4-6pm) for 9-13yrs




10am-12noon - 7-11yrs and 12-16yrs

1-3pm - 12-18yrs and
4-6pm - 7-9yrs and 12-16yrs


The classes are quite intensive with attention to individual tuition, with ample room for experimentation. The classes cost £24 per 2 hour session with the option of projects set for home (especially the fortnightly slots) and email support throughout the week. 

Jo Acty, Helen Edwards and Kieran Cox are trained Arts Award advisers and can also offer this exciting learning experience, for more information please take a look at the Arts Award website.  (  


The first lesson is a free trial lesson. 
Then parents have the option of paying Termly, 4 weekly blocks, or occasionally weekly. As we are not subsidized in any way the charges reflect costs but there are a number of bursaries available for the regular classes as we don't wish to exclude anyone. Payment can be made by cheque, cash or online (please ask for bank details) 


To book or for more information please use the CONTACT form.