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Jess graduated from the University of Brighton after studying Fine Art Painting. She is very keen on sculpture, and has a background in working with community art organisations on exhibitions and fun family workshops!

Melanie was grateful to spend much of her childhood sketching the Kent coast with her grandparents, who were both artists. Her professional background is in education and art therapy, and she is deeply interested in how creativity can be a form of medicine. Her personal work explores ancient mythology, nature and dreams. Melanie loves combining realistic work with surrealism, like her favourite painter Salvador Dali.

Branch Manager
Part-time Teacher

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Looking for adult art classes?

Art Classes at our Purley Studio

Art classes are taught after school from Tuesday to Friday, as well as mornings and afternoon on Saturday in our art studio at 27 High Street (opposite Coughlans; Purley multi-story 1 minute walk).

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: 2618972 

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 P21293702
  • Care-4 – search us by postcode (CR8 2AF)
  • Computer Share – account number: 0026674732
  • Kiddi Vouchers – search by club name/postcode
  • Sodexo – Search by our postcode or Carer ID: 911997
Listed schemes in Ponchopay, but requires parents to send payment from their scheme user account:
  • Fideliti – search by account number: ART027C
  • Reward Gateway – Carer ID: 52949570611
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:
  • Caboodle – Search us by postcode
  • Childcare Grant Payment Service (CGPS) – Search by reference: CCG4835432
  • Fair Care – search us by account number: APUR0721
  • Gemelli – search by Carer ID: AR6268
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.