Classes and Workshops - Children

Jo Sharpe runs art classes and workshops for children of all ages and abilities at local schools in Surrey and from her art studio at Oaks park. These clubs are called Budding Artists. Jo also runs a STEAM club called CATS Club.

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two girls holding up their reed sculpture

Budding Artists is an after school art club for children of all abilities who love drawing and painting. During each exciting lesson, pupils produce an artwork. Students will learn techniques and take inspiration from the great masters of art and learn to draw and paint and use a variety of different media. Projects often relate to seasonal events. You can book a Budding Artists Club for children in the next section below.

CATS CLUB is a STEAM after school club for children of all abilities. Children can create art and crafts that are heavily focussed on science and technology. Throughout the term, children learn through active engagement about different methods of construction, use of various materials, engage with scientific words and understand why certain materials are used whilst applying core skills such as teamwork, problem solving and resilience in the process. We also supply CATS Club holiday and educational workshops. If you like CATS Club to come to your school to bring a topic to life, then get in touch with Jo from the contacts page.

Art Workshops take place during the school holidays and at weekends at various locations eg local libraries or at Jo’s studio in Oaks Park. These workshops can be booked below.

Children’s Parties In addition to our art classes and workshops, we also run children’s parties for all ages. We run both budding artists and CATS parties which are a hit with local  children.

More information on our parties can be found on Art Parties  page. 

Book our children’s clubs and workshops

Jo runs Budding Artists and CATS Club. These are creative After School Clubs for primary aged children. Budding Artists is an art club and CATS (Craft, Art, Technology and Science) Club is a STEAM club. Workshops take place during the holidays and at weekends. So if you are looking for STEAM activities, parties or art classes for children in Surrey, you have come to the right place. 

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Schools - Budding Artists

Children's after school art club

Info and Book
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Schools - CATS Club

Children's after school STEM club for primary schools

Info and Book
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Art Workshops

Weekends and holidays for primary aged children

Info and Book

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Lily loved the club, her drawings of cats are much improved and she told us that you also had a look at artists’ drawings. I am impressed, this club seems to be very well done, thank you!
Budding Artists
I love Budding Artists because it means that I can relax and draw with my friends after school. It makes me feel happy and I bring home lovely work to show to my mum
Henry De Maria
Budding Artists Y4
It's really fun, you do really interesting stuff and you learn about different art and artists.
Budding Artists
I just wanted to let you know how much my daughter loves your class, her art has changed dramatically since joining art club
Budding Artists
Thank you for another brilliant inspirational term. You are the most fantastic teacher. The only problem is that I've nearly finished another sketchbook. I seem to be averaging one per term. Your classes are seriously addictive: to do more art!
Budding Artists
Thanks again for a fabulous morning. The length of the session was just right, the activities adapted so well to a range of ages and abilities. and you were both fantastic with the kids. They loved it and I loved it!
Alice (Young Carers, Kingston)
CATS Club workshop
Thanks for your hard work Jo. I understand that the students really enjoyed your sessions, that sign up and attendance was excellent (always a good sign!) and that you were well-prepared and enthusiastic. I hope it was a positive experience for you as well
Lisa Bishop (Vice-Principal & Director of Education
Thames Valley Summer School