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 you will need to collect your children for lunch break between 13:00 - 14:30.
Holiday Classes Calendar 23/24
Tuesdays and Fridays, two daily sessions
AM: 10:30 - 13:00 & PM 14:30 - 17:00.
All other school holidays:
Mondays to Fridays, two daily sessions:
AM: 10:30 - 13:00 & PM 14:30 - 17:00.
£34.50 + VAT half day
£66 + VAT full day
£325 + VAT Per full days week
%20 discount for concessions. Please email us for a discount code if your family is in receipt of benefits.
All materials included, no booking fee. Booking through our BUY TICKETS links to ClassForKids
October Half Term - Monday 23 October - Friday 27 October 2023
February Half Term - Friday 16 February 2024
Easter holidays - Monday 1 April - Friday 12 April 2024
June Half Term - Monday 27 May - Friday 31 June 2024
Summer Holidays - Monday 5 August - Friday 30 August 2024
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 click on buy tickets and book for afternoon sessions at Main Building studio only. We'll allocate a teaching assistant to help support your child's needs.
Please note dyslexic students do not need SEN support at our class.
Please email us to be added to our SEND mailing list.
terms & conditions
Tickets are non - transferable.
Cancellations and refunds only allowed one week prior to booking.
The classes currently on offer might be unsuitable for some children regardless of their ability and needs due to their technical nature. We do not deliver art classes based on creative play
We can only exchange tickets to a different studio when we have availability. Please click here to request a booking cancellation or ticket transfer.