love of art
Weekly art classes & holiday art
workshops in our studios
for ages 6-18
A non-competitive, creative environment
art-K provides children with a rounded art education in drawing, painting and 3D modelling. Our art class environment is encouraging, inclusive and non-competitive. This allows every student to go at their own pace, developing their unique skill-set. Over time, our students grow significantly in confidence, expression and creativity. This confidence can change their perception of themselves, as well as the perception others have of them.
For GCSE and A Level classes, find out more here.
Our teachers are fully trained, focused on their students’ development.
Teachers are trained on the art-K programme, as well as on health and safety and safeguarding (and much more!) They are professional, kind and caring. We never have more than 7 students to 1 teacher and all staff are DBS checked.
Art education has been our focus for over 20 years!
We’ve tried and tested many different programmes before arriving at the one we teach today. Our projects teach artistic skills, whilst encouraging students to bring their individuality to the classes. If you look at our social media pages you’ll get a flavour of how one project can be done in a variety of different ways. We enjoy teaching over 3000 students per week with our personalised approach.
art-K’s programme is broad and varied, using high quality materials.
Currently, we teach: acrylics, watercolour, inks, clay, pastels on surfaces like canvases, cartridge paper and more.
Our branded products are all included in our classes; there are no hidden costs. Not all mediums wash out, so please ensure your children wear appropriate clothes for art.
We have received multiple awards for our art classes.
Awards include the Young Innovator award from CVC, SME News Community Art Club of the Year and Most Innovative Art & Crafts Class Provider.
We have also had the privilege to raise awareness about the importance that Art has on mental health, with ITV News, and have been featured on BBC Radio London to talk about the benefits of art.
Meet the founder
Kathryn spent her life practicing art; drawing on every piece of paper she could get her hands on. She also wanted to have a career working with children, leading her to pursue Speech and Language Therapy at University (although some of her University interviewers were a bit taken aback when Kathryn asked if there was an art option during the course!)….
This month’s teacher spotlight is on Pip – art leader at art-K Maidstone! After joining art-K in 2019 (when things were very different), Pip has gone on to become one of our first Senior Club Managers. We spoke to her about her journey into alternative arts teaching after initially training to be a primary school teacher, and how things have developed in her three years at art-K.