Inspiring children with school holiday painting sessions

22 March 2007 

As school holidays approach it is time to think again about how to keep the younger members of the family entertained, amused and inspired.

Following the success of our Kidz Painting Academy workshops over the recent half-term holiday, The Clay Studio will be running four further sessions during the forthcoming holidays. Two new workshops are Fun with Bumpy Doodles and Three Ways with Coasters. These run on 5 April & 12 April for the former and 6 & 13 April for the latter. Each session will teach some simple techniques for pottery painting and the children can collect their masterpieces within a week. 

For just £12 the children receive pottery items to paint and a certificate to take home with them along with tuition from trained Clay Studio staff. They will learn something, have a painted masterpiece to show for their efforts and have a great time. What’s more, mum and dad can go shopping or enjoy a coffee in The Clay Studio Café. Places in the Kidz Painting Academy are available on a first-come, first-served basis and so advanced booking is advised.

Kidz Painting Academy courses also run on Sunday mornings (Little Painters 6-10) and Sunday afternoons (Young Artists 11-16). Each week is a different module that teaches a specific painting technique. This allows the children to build a portfolio of simple but highly effective skills.

The Clay Studio in Christchurch is open seven days each week and has a new range of unpainted pottery or bisque to help amuse and stimulate our younger visitors. This includes new money boxes to help them save their pennies, decorative items as well as functional pottery such as plates and mugs that allows them to exercise their creativity. It is not necessary to have any artistic skills.

The Clay Studio is a contemporary pottery painting studio, offering visitors the opportunity to paint their own pottery and learn different painting and decorative effects through the Painting Academy and by having trained staff always on-hand. Alongside the painting is The Clay Studio Café which offers snacks and beverages, sourced, wherever possible, from local Dorset and Hampshire producers.

For more information contact Martin Payne, martin@theclaystudio.co.uk or 01202 475000

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