Kids arts & crafts courses

Kids arts & crafts courses

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A club for every day of the week!
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Bookings open 17th October 2021
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Bookings open 15th August 2021
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Bookings open 16th December 2021
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Bookings will open on 15th August 2021

Spooky special events and creepy crafts are on the cards this Autumn, as we help students enjoy their creative sides in the lead up to Halloween. Join us... if you dare!

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Bookings will open on 17th October 2021

Maybe you'll sign up as one of our elves for Santa's Wurkshop, print your own Christmas cards or make a ceramic bauble for the tree... Whatever you can imagine, we've got just the course!

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Bookings will open on 12th February 2022

Will you be weaving an Easter basket, helping the Easter bunny by moulding some chocolate eggs, or painting a masterpiece of daffodils? Whatever mood you're in, bounce into Spring with one of our courses!

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Bookings will open on 16th December 2021

Shake off the deep midwinter and try out some new creative resolutions with a week of wonderful crafts and art, all guaranteed to make you fall in love with your artistic side!

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Bookings will open on 25th April 2022

Join us this summer half-term for one week of incredible clubs, courses and camps! We have a brilliant range of activities for kids, teenagers and families to enjoy come rain or shine!

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A club for every day of the week!

Choose from our seven different after-school clubs: Artsters, Crafters, Seamsters, Potters, GCSE club, Toonsters or Inksters, and you'll have a whole term of inspiration and creativity ahead.


Summer holidays


week 1 - 12th to 18th July

2nd to 8th August

2nd to 8th August

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Block Print Duvets

Lino Printing Class
Monday 2nd August | 10am to 12:30pm
Age: 7 years and up

Join Hayley Steedman at the Wurkshop studio as she guides you through the process of block printing a duvet cover with your own design. You will learn how to turn your design into a repeat pattern and carve it from Lino before printing it onto a white, organic cotton duvet cover. You will leave with a your duvet set, complete with matching cushion covers and your carved Lino block - armed with the knowledge you need to carry on printing at home (or back at the studio by arrangement), should you wish to! It’s time to personalise your bedroom!

This course includes a washed, organic cotton single duvet set* and matching cushion covers.

*This can be substituted for a double duvet set if required but this will incur a small surcharge to cover the extra material costs.

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£85.00


Make a Lamp
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Make your own Lamp and Lampshade - Graffiti Edition

Wednesday 4th August | 1pm - 5pm
Age: 7 years and up

Learn how to make a whole lamp from scratch!

We mean it: you'll be carving the base with chisels and mallets, painting a design, wiring (with some professional help) and then finally painting and constructing your lamp shade.

There's nothing like the feeling of plugging in your finished piece at the end of the day, twisting in the bulb, and flicking on the switch! For this course we have chosen spray graffiti as our inspiration, so you will also learn how to fade, spray, dribble, splatter and mist - all of which will leave you with a bedside lamp that is out of this world!

All Materials included (lamp base materials, high quality fabric electric cord, brass fixtures, lamp shade rings and bulb).

As we will be using spray cans we recommend not wearing your best outfit (including shoes) as the acrylic paint in the sprays is very tough to remove. They will be wearing our work-coats but…

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£75.00


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Royal Portraits

Painting Class
Thursday 5th August | 10am to 3pm
Age: 7 years and up

Ever fancied yourself as Henry VIII? Or perhaps you’d like to see your mother as the Queen, your father as Prince William or sister as Anne Boleyn? Now is your chance...

Artist Hayley Steedman, will teach you how to draw a portrait of a friend or someone in your family as a member of the Royal family. Using charcoal and pastels, Hayley will take you through the process of gridding your work with careful attention spent on the drawing of facial features and the style of royal portraits.

Then, to finish it all off, you can return in the afternoon to frame your piece in a gilt frame, fit for royalty. You will learn how to put your frame together from scratch and how to gild the wood yourself, using gold leaf, ready for the National Gallery or your own Palace perhaps?

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£95.00


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Basquiat Paintings

Painting Class
Friday 6th August | 10am - 12:30pm
Age: 7 years and up

Inspired by Basquiat’s paintings, we’ll use paint and oil pastel to create our own paintings, which will use the bold colours and graffiti motifs Basquiat is famous for.

Jean-Michel Basquiat rose to fame in the late 1970s through his street art in Lower East Side Manhattan. By the 1980s his work was being displayed in top galleries across the world. In 2017, he set a record for the most expensive painting by an American artist when a piece of his art sold for $110.5 million. His work was highly influenced to the early hip-hop scene in New York, as well as bebop, no wave, and jazz, so this class will be playing an appropriate soundtrack to inspire our budding artists.

If you have enjoyed our graffiti classes and would like to try something a little different... this is a great cross over class, seeing graffiti step into the realm of fine art.

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£45.00


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Alex Katz Portraits

Painting Class
Friday 6th August | 2pm - 4:30pm
Age: 7 years and up

Join Artist Beatrice Boyle as she introduces you to the work of the painter, Alex Katz. You will learn to draw and paint in the same style, with a finished portrait at the end of the session. Alex Katz is an exciting figurative painter, still working in his 90s! His bold style is great to learn from. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn with Beatrice, who will take you through the process of gridding your image, preliminary drawing and then painting your piece!

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£45.00


25th August to 5th September

25th August to 5th September

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David Hockney Landscapes

Painting Class
Thursday 26th August | 10am - 12:30pm
Age: 7 years and up

David Hockney is one of the most recognised and famous artists of our time. His works span over sixty years and are always striking and exciting. In this course, we will be concentrating on his work of the 1990s - landscapes. 

Versatile, vast and vibrant, Hockney’s paintings of views over the Yorkshire Dales or the Grand Canyon play with line, colour and space. Students will do just that, as well as experiment with Hockney’s reverse perspective technique. 

This is a course that will inspire and teach children about this remarkable artist. They will recreate his works in charcoal, acrylic paint and oil pastel to create impressive landscapes of their own. It’s an art history and highly skilled painting course rolled into one. 

Beatrice Boyle is a practising contemporary artist who has taught children and adults for over 15 years. Her classes are fun and relaxed, teaching advanced painting and drawing skills and inspiring people to experiment and bring their own creativity to their work.

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£45.00


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Spoon Carving

Wood whittling class with Suzy Williams
Thursday 26th August | 2pm - 5pm
Age: 7 years and up

Wurkshop goes to the woods in this new course where you will learn to whittle your own wooden spoon. 

Come and split, carve, axe, cut and scoop to make one of the first things humans ever created: the spoon. The oldest spoon recorded is from Ancient Egypt, dated from 10,000BC. The word ‘spoon’ comes from the Old English meaning ‘chip of wood’. They may be something everyone has in their kitchens, but carving your own is a real wonder.

Coppicer Suzy Williams looks after woodland in Berkshire and will teach students about different types of wood and how to source your own to carve. 

Come and learn a new hobby you can take to your very own campfire - whittle the hours away with this highly tactile, satisfying craft. 

Because of the hand strength required to carve, children need to be aged 7 upwards. We will be using the proper tools so non-cut gloves will be provided. 


£45.00


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Sketches from the Parade

Outdoor drawing & painting class
Friday 27th August | 9:30am to 12pm
Age: 7 years and up

Drawing and painting outside is an experience in itself as life is going on right in front of you and it’s your job to capture it. This class will draw the bustling, ever changing scene of the classic parade of independent shops in central Barnes.

Students will explore a range of different mark making techniques, and use materials including pencil, pens in various widths, charcoal and watercolour. Join artists like Lowry and Hopper, who have captured town and city life.

Contemporary artist Beatrice Boyle can tailor her teaching to any standard and age in this course. It’s brilliant for those who are new to drawing as well as more experienced artists.
This course is outdoors and, though we have a relatively large gazebo for shelter if needed, students should make sure to wear appropriate clothes and footwear according to the weather conditions! Trust us though, being an outdoor artist in the rain is even more of an adventure.

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£40.00


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Candlelit Clay Houses

Pottery Class
Making: Friday 27th August | 9:30am to 12pm
Glazing: Sunday 5th September | 2pm to 4pm
Age: 7 years and up

These clay houses make amazing low-level lamps and nightlights or an incredible atmospheric addition to any bedroom (pieces are designed to be lit with tea-lights from inside).

Toby will teach you hand-building with slabs to make the walls and roof of your house, castle, mansion or bungalow. You will learn tips to recreate a variety of wall textures, such as brick, stone and pebbledash! Hand make tiles for the roof, and cut holes for windows and doors. We will look at a number of architectural styles from gothic to Bauhaus and you will get the chance to return a week after the build to glaze your fired pieces using a range of underglazes, stains and lustres.

This is a wonderful course to learn new skills and build a piece of real beauty: build a model of your own home, a favourite place or create a fantasy palace - the choice is yours!

For these sessions, we’ve teamed up with Apparent Estate Agents on Barnes High Street who will be choosing their favourite houses created for the ‘Barnes plinth’. Worry no longer about your art ending up on the Fourth Plinth, Apparent’s shop window is where it’s at this year. The winning pieces will be displayed after the course in a special exhibition, to awe everyone passing.

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£75.00


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Magritte Surrealalist Paintings

Painting Class
Friday 27th August | 2pm - 4:30pm
Age: 7 years and up

Half way through his career, the struggling Belgian artist Rene Magritte secretly produced fake Picassos and counterfeit bank notes to survive. But in quite a career reversal, he is now recognised as one of the leading members of the surrealist movement (for his own pieces, not his fakes!)

In this drawing and painting course, students will play with charcoal and acrylic to learn about surrealism. Come and challenge the world like Magritte did - where men are the raindrops falling from the sky or people’s faces are actually apples. What will your new reality of the world be?

Contemporary artist Beatrice Boyle will guide students through this art history and skilled painting session. All you need is imagination and to open your eyes to what the world could look like.

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£45.00


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Write, Illustrate, Publish (2 day course)

Writing, art and binding course
Monday 30th August and Tuesday 31st August
10am to 3pm each day
Age: 7 years and up

Wurkshop has yet again teamed up with local tuition provider Torchlight to combine our respective areas of expertise! Taking advantage of Torchlight director Toby's extensive experience teaching creative writing and Michael O'Mahoney's experience with art tuition to bring you … ‘Write, Illustrate, Publish'.

This summer on these two day courses, students will learn key creative writing skills with a focus on unreliable narrators, dynamic openings and new vocabulary. In combination with this, they will also illustrate their stories with Michael's help, working with collage, print and watercolour ink drawings before learning to bind their book at the end. A truly educational and creative course!

Book early to avoid disappointment!

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£190.00


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Make your own Stationery

Sewing, printing and carving course with Hayley Steedman and Mark Cockram
Wednesday 1st September | 10am - 3pm
Age: 7 years and up

We all know that feeling of pure joy when you have a fresh set of stationery - clean and crisp - for the start of term. It’s the smells of graphite, wood and canvas and the encapsulates the feelings of adventure as you embark on new subjects, discoveries, and friends at school.

In this new course, students will learn the art of flottage - ink in large trays of water - to create stunning patterned boarder papers which will be the envy of any classroom. You can use them for writing paper, to decorate your textbooks, or anything that takes your imagination.

These flottage papers will also be made into a new set of matching pens and pencils.

Rounding it all off, they will create their own personalised canvas pencil case learning new printing and dying methods.

Skip buying a plastic pencil case or the standard pens this term, this Wurkshop course will produce aesthetically pleasing, joyous stationary that will last for longer than the school term.


£95.00


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Willow Rabbits!

Willow weaving class with Judith Needham
Thursday 2nd September | 2pm - 5pm
Age: 7 years and up

Basketry is highly skilled and widely believed to be amongst the oldest crafts in the world. Come and learn how to weave willow whilst you create a life size rabbit sculpture for your room or garden.

It will be weaving in a crazy, random way to create bunnies of real character - make them as cheeky or as charming as you like!

Use them to hang jewellery on, as a companion for your garden gnomes or as a wonderful piece of decorative homeware.

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£55.00


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Potion Making with Wild Ingredients

Potions and fantasy class
Friday 3rd September | 2pm to 4pm
Age: 7 years and up

Hubble bubble! In this new course, we will mix, squelch, explode and boil.

Many aspiring perfumers, chemists or chefs started with the art of the potion. But this course is not childhood potions with mud or grass. We will create things you can use at home, or gift to others to enjoy. Come and create some magic, arouse your senses and keep the secrets you learn to yourselves.

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£55.00


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Canvas Graffiti Art

Outdoor Spray Paint Class
Sunday 5th September | 10am to 12pm
Age: 7 years and up

Graffiti artist Danny, from Zinc Styles, returns to Wurkshop making graffiti art on canvas. Danny will introduce students to various styles of graffiti and street art, teaching them how to achieve various effects using spray paints outside on board.

At the end of the class, students will have a finished canvas to take home with them. This course is suitable for students who have attended previous graffiti courses at Wurkshop as well as complete beginners.

This is always a popular course, so we have made sure to try to offer multiple dates over the summer. Come and see us on Sunday 5th September

As we will be using spray cans we recommend not wearing your best outfit (including shoes) as the acrylic paint in the sprays is very tough to remove. They will be wearing our work-coats but…


£55.00


Course Calendar



2nd to 8th August

MONDAY
2nd AUGUST


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BLOCK PRINT DUVETS
10am - 2:30pm


TUESDAY
3rd AUGUST


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to be confirmed


WEDNESDAY
4th AUGUST


Make a Lamp

MAKE YOUR OWN LAMP
9:30am - 12pm


THURSDAY
5th AUGUST


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ROYAL PORTRAITS
10am - 3pm


FRIDAY
6th AUGUST


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BASQUIAT PAINTINGS
10am - 12:30pm


SATURDAY
7th AUGUST


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PRIVATE EVENT


SUNDAY
8th AUGUST


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CANDLELIT CLAY HOUSES (GLAZING)
10am - 12:30pm


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BLOCK PRINT DUVETS
10am - 2:30pm

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to be confirmed

Make a Lamp

MAKE YOUR OWN LAMP
9:30am - 12pm

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ROYAL PORTRAITS
10pm - 2:30pm

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ALEX KATZ PORTRAITS
2pm - 4:30pm

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PRIVATE EVENT

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PRIVATE EVENT


25th August to 5th September

THURSDAY
26th AUGUST


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HOCKNEY LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS
10am - 12:30pm


FRIDAY
27th AUGUST


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CANDLELIT CLAY HOUSES
10am - 12:30pm


MONDAY & TUESDAY
30th & 31st AUGUST


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WRITE, ILLUSTRATE, PUBLISH
10am - 3pm each day


WEDNESDAY
1st SEPTEMBER


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MAKE YOUR OWN STATIONERY
10am - 3pm


THURSDAY
2nd SEPTEMBER


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to be confirmed


FRIDAY
3rd SEPTEMBER


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to be confirmed


SUNDAY
5th SEPTEMBER


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CANVAS GRAFFITI ART
10am - 12pm


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SPOON CARVING
2pm - 5pm

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MAGRITTE SURREALIST PAINTING
2pm - 4:30pm

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WRITE, ILLUSTRATE, PUBLISH
10am - 3pm each day

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MAKE YOUR OWN STATIONERY
10am - 3pm

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WILLOW RABBITS
2pm - 5pm

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WILD POTIONS
2pm - 4pm


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CANDLELIT CLAY HOUSES (glazing)
10am - 12:30pm

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Have you heard about our amazing After-School Clubs?

We offer seven fantastic term-time classes, for children aged 7 to 12, who want to explore, improve and discover. Devised by Hayley, our creative director, and delivered by a series of brilliant and engaging professional artists, our clubs offer the opportunity for children to learn new techniques and practice core creative skills.

With group sizes limited to 7, we ensure that all our students receive plenty of individual attention and encouragement - and are also suitably socially distanced. As with all Wurkshop courses, we prioritise working with high quality materials and the clubs take place in a relaxed studio environment, in the centre of Barnes.

Whether it’s sewing, drawing, painting, hammering or something completely unexpected, your child will come home with beautiful creations and a new, dynamic, flexible skill-set.

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FRIDAYS

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