Young Hackney Fine Arts. 

         For children and teenagers who love art, aged 7 to 16.

The after school club runs during term time on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 16:00 to 17:45 or 16:15 to 18:00 at the Hackney City Farm.  We also offer holiday classes during all school holidays besides from Christmas. We use charcoal and quality acrylics as main mediums, all materials are included.

All after school club classes are currently full and we have an extensive waiting list. Please email us on add your child to our waiting list before paying for a class and to be added to our mailing list for holiday classes notifications. 

Our mission is to teach young people how to make fantastic art from learning the essential artistic skills of drawing and painting from observation regardless of their experience or abilities. Anyone can learn them from any age, regardless of their natural ability, as creating great pictures requires learning and developing techniques rather than being born with a talent. Once the techniques are learnt on a basic level, we continue to progress them in each new project they embark on. We harness their skill development, encourage and support each student on their own artistic journeys to fulfil their unique artistic potential. The results will leave you and your child amazed! 

We have a very high ratio of teacher per students, 5/6 students per teacher so your child is taught individually. All of our teachers have BA degrees on Art and Design subjects such as Fine Art and Illustration and are qualified teachers with up to date DBS checks. 


We use the traditional methods of copying from masters and photographs as our learning resources. Each is carefully chosen to suit your child's level and teach a topic while placing focus on different drawing and painting techniques. Amongst others, our topics include: animals, landscapes, portraits, colour theory, line, perspective, layering, contrasts, transparencies, composition and pattern.


Making art is great to develop confidence, focus, creative thinking and wellbeing. The classes are run and taught by Noel Basualdo a local mum, fine artist and teacher with experience teaching in schools, colleges, studios, privately and in workshops. I hold a BA in Fine Arts and an Art and Design teaching degree from the Institute of Education.




Term dates 2019/20​​

Please note we are in line with Hackney Learning Trust's term dates. The after school club operates during term time only. Holiday classes (highlighted in yellow) operate on all school holidays besides from Christmas. For more info or to be added to our holiday class mailing list please email us. We are closed on bank holidays. 

Autumn Term 2019
Start - Monday 2 September 2019
Half Term - Monday 21 - Friday 25 October 2019
End - Thursday 19 December 2019


Spring Term 2020
Start - Monday 6 January 2020
Half Term - Monday 17 - Friday 21 February 2020
End - Friday 3 April 2020


Easter break 

Start - Monday 6 April 2020

End - Friday 17 April 2020

Summer Term 2020
Start - Monday 20 April 2020
Half Term - Monday 25 - Friday 29 May 2020
End - Tuesday 21 July 2020


Summer Holidays

Start- Wednesday 22 July 2020

End - Tuesday 1 September 2020

   PRICE LIST 2019/20

After school classes

Term time class £18

Concession term time class £14

Private classes

One to one private tuition at student's home

£60 for 2 hours. All materials included. 

Holiday classes

Please email us for availability and dates.

2 and a half hour class £30

Concessions £24

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