Our holiday classes are open to kids and teens who are part of our mailing list. Join our mailing list to receive our holiday classes notification emails and ensure to add our email address to your contacts and subscribe to our mailing list on MailChimp to help avoid our emails landing on your spam folders.
Calendar & times
Our holiday classes run on all school holidays besides from Christmas. Should you book two sessions in one day, please note that we do not look after students during lunch break.
Holiday Classes Calendar 22/23
Mondays to Fridays, two daily sessions AM: 10:30 - 13:00 & PM 14:30 - 17:00. £33 per class with all materials included £26 concessions
October Half Term - Monday 24 October - Friday 28 October 2022
February Half Term - Monday 13 February - Friday 17 February 2023
Easter holidays - Monday 3 April - Friday 14 April 2023
June Half Term - Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June 2023
WE ARE CLOSED during CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.
We are located at Hackney City Farm. 1a Goldsmiths Row. London E2 8QA.
We have two studios. Please ensure to read your confirmation email for studio location:
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 (please see map) We have bicycle racks on this side.
What we'll do
We teach Fine Art drawing and painting with materials provided for students aged 7- 16 years, we focus on teaching and learning traditional techniques. have a high ratio of 5 students per teacher as we specialise in individualised learning, making our classes suitable for students of all levels and a wide range of abilities. We do not accept kids younger than 7 as our method of teaching and learning requires the developmental milestones of fine motor skills and ability to focus and stay seated normally reached by age 7.
We thoroughly recommend booking more than one session during a holiday period as more often than not kids can be disappointed at having to wait until the next holiday class to complete their work, creating fine art paintings can generally take a minimum of 6 sessions to complete, some students take less and others take longer. Please be aware we teach Fine Art, our core values are to teach traditional drawing and painting techniques in a simplified way for kids to follow and to encourage our students to appreciate that great works of art take time, hard work, focus and determination to overcome difficulties. Our students greatly appreciate this as the rewards of their outcomes always surpass their expectations. Our class is not suitable for those looking for creative play and fast outcomes, do explain to your children before attending that works are only taken home once completed to avoid their disappointment.
At Hackney Fine Arts we are committed to educate students from a range of needs, abilities, backgrounds, and identities. People learn and enrich their abilities to think critically and creatively when all learners' abilities and attributes are embraced, and people are enabled to have conversations across difference.
Inclusive education values diversity and the unique contributions each student brings to the classroom. In a truly inclusive setting, every child feels safe and has a sense of belonging.
Please be aware our curriculum is based on learning and applying traditional drawing and painting techniques which requires sustained focus, application, and attention to detail. We work with an SEND teaching assistant to support children who benefit with specialist help.
The classes currently on offer might be unsuitable for some children regardless of their ability and needs due to their technical nature. At present we do not offer one to one support. Our teachers work with 5 students and our SEND teaching assistants work with up to 3 students. We do not deliver art classes based on creative play.
We are committed to working with you and will do all we can with resources currently available.
If you are a parent of an SEN child please email us to be added to our SEN mailing list, we'll provide you early bird ticket access so we can allocate a teaching assistant to help support your child's needs.
Please email us should you miss the early bird ticket sale so we can ensure your child has the right support in place. Please note dyslexic students do not need SEN support at our class.
terms & conditions
Tickets are non refundable. You can exchange your tickets up to 3 days prior to the class you've selected, this can be done for your child or to someone else. To exchange tickets edit registration information on ticket sent by Eventbrite. You can also resell your tickets on Tixel. Children with coughs or fever will not be allowed in the classroom. Please note all students and parents entering the classroom must wear face coverings at all times. We supply hand sanitiser. Social distancing must be respected at all times.