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 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 2020/21

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 

Start - Thursday 3 September 2020
Half Term - Monday 26 October - Friday 30 October 2020
End - Friday 18 December 2020


Spring Term
Start - Monday 4 January 2021
Half Term - Monday 15 February – Friday 19 February 2021
End - Thursday 1 April 2021


Summer Term
Start - Monday 19 April 2021
Half Term - Monday 31 May – Friday 4 June 2021
Friday 23 July 2021


   PRICE LIST 2020/21

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

Blown away by 11 year old Sophie’s lemur
Fantastic work by 11 year old Jake after
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Preliminary drawing for painting in char
Remarkable achievement of 14 year old Ro
So very proud of 11 year old Beth for co
Work in progress by Markus aged 7_edited
Teni (16 )
Very proud of 7 year old Sofia for her s
Very proud of 6 year old Bailey’s hedgeh
So hairy! 🌟 preliminary drawing for pai
Armadillo by 9 year old Jack_edited
Very impressed by our new 8 year old stu
Super fluffy gorgeous koala bear by 9 ye
Epic crow by 10 year old Finn_edited
Work by Finn aged 7
Teni at work
Copying from a Master
Work by Jack aged 8
Jack aged 6
By Lola aged 10 #kidsart #afterschoolclu
Work by Finn aged 7
Work by Maxwell aged 7
Copied from a photo. Student aged 8
Max age 10
Still life. Student aged 6
Copied from Van Gogh. Student aged 8
Copied from a photo. Student aged 8
Copied from Hockney. Student aged 8
Lola (8)
Artist at work.
Teni (16)
Rubey (8)
Painting from a photograph
Copying from a photograph
Work in progress. First time student
Artists at work
Artists at work
Copying from a Master: David Hockney
Work in progress copying from a book
First drawing from new student
Artists at work
Copying from a master
First drawing from new student
Young artists at work
Learning perspective
Copying from a master
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Work in progress by Markus aged 7_edited