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The Hove studio is run by Richard, who is a painter whose work includes documenting the London skyline in acrylic and oil paint. Richard has worked as an art educator for many years, including setting up an arts programme in Bermuda, which continues to run today! Richard looks forward to working with all the inspiring artists at art-K hove! 

Helen studied Textile Design and loves creating all kinds of art using different media. She also loves teaching and is a qualified Early Years Teacher with a specialism in special educational needs. Helen looks forward to working on all the exciting and inspirational projects!

Elaine is a self employed illustrator and painter and works for clients such as M&S, Hallmark, Woodmansterne, Anthropologie, Artfully Walls and Pictufy. With guidance and encouragement, Elaine aims to inspire our art-K artists to challenge themselves and make artworks they can be proud to take home.

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Art Classes at our Hove studio

Art classes are taught after school from Monday to Friday, as well as mornings and afternoons on Saturday and Sunday in our art studio at 286 Portland Road (on-street parking is free just up the road).

Only at art-K is each student’s artistic journey nurtured individually by working on their own project and progressing at their own pace, which allows students to feel in control of their creative self-expression in a non-competitive environment. Our classes allow students to discover and experiment with exciting art techniques and mediums including shading techniques, watercolour, acrylics,  paper sculpture, mixed media and clay sculpture to provide constantly engaging learning opportunities.

For GCSE and A Level classes, find out more here.

OFSTED Registered - Childcare Vouchers

To pay using Childcare Vouchers, please book by selecting Childcare Vouchers with Ponchopay on our booking platform (check the list of the current vouchers schemes we accept here below for further instructions)Please do not pay on booking if you intend to use Childcare Vouchers – we are unable to offer refunds.

Our Ofsted Setting Reference number is: 2752944

Ofsted’s role in registering and regulating childcare at art-K is shown here

Fully automated payment through Ponchopay checkout:
  • Tax-free Childcare/Government Childcare Choices/HMRC – search us by postcode, and email us telling your unique payment reference number
  • Eden Red – search Carer Account P21293960
  • Care-4 – search us by postcode (BN3 5QU)
  • Computer Share – account number: 0026674927
  • Kiddi Vouchers – search by club name/postcode
  • Sodexo – Search by our postcode or Carer ID: 911004
Listed schemes in Ponchopay, but requires parents to send payment from their scheme user account:
  • Fideliti – search by account number: ART037C
  • Midcounties Cooperative/‘Flexible Benefits’/Salary Extras – account number: 85121801
  • Reward Gateway – Search by Carer ID: 56068564140
Not listed in Ponchopay, please use Fideliti at Ponchopay checkout, add an ‘Order note’ with Childcare voucher scheme’s name, and pay from your scheme user account:
  • Childcare Grant Payment Service (CGPS) – reference number: CCG7768879 
  • Caboodle – Search us by postcode
  • Fair Care – Account number: ARTH0521
  • Enjoy Benefits – search us by name/postcode
  • Gemelli – search by Carer ID: AR6183
Manually reconciled childcare voucher schemes: Ponchopay will request to enter your card details during the process, but it won’t charge you unless you do not pay on time via your childcare voucher scheme user account).

If you are registered to another scheme not listed here, please get in touch at

Please note, we cannot always guarantee that we can provide refunds for payments made using childcare vouchers – Selected providers such as Eden Red and Fideliti do not offer refunds. If in doubt, check with your childcare voucher provider before booking.