eligibility

Our free adult courses are targeted to learners who are not in employment or education, are retired or are in receipt of benefits and on low incomes. SEND and individuals enduring mental health illnesses welcome. Please ensure to fill in all the fields on the form (link on orange button to the right) to help us on the selection process.

About

Hackney Fine Arts Community Interest Company in partnership with Hackney City Farm have been awarded a Hackney VCS grant from Hackney Council. We will be delivering 2 weekday, morning, term time Fine Art drawing and painting courses for 39 weeks starting from the first week of September. Please click the orange button to be added to our waiting list. Please note spaces will be allocated in July and August 2022. 

What we'll do

  • Free of charge courses for local residents: retired or not in employment or education. Voluntary donations welcome but not compulsory.

  • Learn and develop skills of traditional drawing and painting techniques in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

  • Small classes of up to 10 students.

  • All materials, tea, coffee and biscuits provided free of charge.

  • ​High quality tuition for adults of all ages levels and abilities.

  • Teaching tailored to each learner's level and individual interest.

  • ​Step by step tuition from  professional artists who specialise in drawing and painting and are experienced teachers.

  • SEND support available for learners with special educational needs and disabilities.

  • Guaranteed results for everyone.

  • We support an inclusive and diverse environment.

  • We also offer guidance for students preparing portfolios for FE & HE.

  • We are an anti-racist organization.

Courses 

Course 1:

  • Fine Art Drawing and Painting for Hackney & Tower Hamlets residents

  • Tuesdays 11 am - 12:30.

  • Course duration: 39 weeks, term time only.

  • Start date: Tuesday 6 or  September 2022. 

  • End date: Tuesday 18 July 2023.

Course 2: 

Fine Art Drawing and Painting for Hackney & Tower Hamlets 

  • Fridays 11 am - 12:30.

  • Course duration: 39 weeks, term time only.

  • Start date: Friday 2 September. 

  • End date: Friday 21 July 2023.

Location

We are located at Hackney City Farm. 1a Goldsmith's Row. London E2 8QA.

We have two studios:

Studio 1 Farmyard: 

Entrance through Goldsmith's Row, main farm entrance, walk through to the farm's yard where the animal's stables are. The studio is at the back to the right hand side. We have Bicycle racks outside the studio.

Studio 2 Main Building:

We have 2 entrances, You can access through the farm's cafe, the studio is on the left hand side of the Pottery or through Haggerston park. We have bicycle racks on this side. 

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Term dates

2022 -2023

Autumn term

Start - Week commencing 30 August

Closed for holidays: October Half Term - Monday 24 October - Friday 28 October 2022​

Return to term time classes after half term break from week commencing 31 October. Last class before Christmas holidays Friday 16 December 2022 (inclusive)

WE ARE CLOSED during

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.

Spring Term
Start - Week commencing  Monday 2 January 2023. 

Closed for holidays:  February Half Term - Monday 13 February - Friday 17 February 2023

Return to term time classes after half term break week commencing Monday 20 February 2023. 

Closed for holidays: Easter holidays - Monday 3 April - Friday 14 April 2023
 

Summer Term
Start - Week commencing Monday 17 April 2023  

Closed for holidays: June Half Term - Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June 2023

Return to term time classes after half term break week commencing Monday 5 June  2023. 

End Friday 21 July 2023