“Every child is an artist” Pablo Picasso


Elliart is all about being creative and getting messy! We explore art through themed classes and parties to encourage your children to find their inner artists, or even just the joy of using their hands and imagination to create something Fantastic! 

You’re never too young or too old to find the simple joy of losing yourself in the creative process.

Whether you are looking for an after-school club, a holiday club with a difference, or are looking for the perfect party for your child, you’ve come to the right place!  








“Being creative is not a hobby, it’s a way of life.” Anon


Elliart is about expressing your creativity, having fun and getting messy! We give the children the chance to try all things Arty: printmaking, painting, collage, clay, still life, foil sculpting, the list is endless… They even get to create their very own deliciously extraordinary ‘edible art’!




We love to stretch the possibilities and give children the freedom to experiment with different techniques and materials, including the weird and wonderful… from tin foil to candy floss!

Just bring your imagination …. and let’s create!

Our goals

At Elliart we aim to…

Open your child’s imagination to the amazing world of art, colours, textures, possibilities;

Help develop a lifelong love and appreciation of all things arty;

Encourage children to work both individually and collaboratively;

Teach confidence and individuality through messy play;

Allow children the time and space to develop and voice their artistic ideas and opinions;

Provide a supportive environment for children to flourish;

And most of all:
Have fun!

After School Clubs

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have”. Maya Angelou


All classes are led by a highly experienced artist with full DBS clearance, and are jam packed with exciting and inspiring activities to make and do. Techniques are taught step by step, with all children working at their own pace.

Numbers are limited to give every child an individual experience and to encourage them to engage and create in their own way. Their art is always refreshingly unique!

Classes are a mixture of ages, which allows the children to help, teach and guide each other – creating a positive and supportive group. The young are often still working on their fine motor skills, so cutting and manipulating the materials can be tricky, but their imaginations are limitless, their approach to each task energetic. The older children are more capable but often self imposed limits are applied to their work and they can struggle to create with complete freedom. Together, they interact freely and inspire each other.

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Holiday Workshops

“Art is my life and my life is art.” Yoko Ono

Amazing Themed Days…

Our workshops are jammed packed days full of fun and creativity, we try all manor of art techniques culminating in a main piece of art that Picasso would be proud of! Your budding artists leave having taken part in a collaborative project, made an original edible art and a bag full of their own creations. Bring your imagination, prepare to get messy and let’s create!

Next workshop: Monday 17th February 2020
If you would like to book a workshop please click this link

“My daughter had a great great day at Elliart and came home with some beautiful creations. She will definitely be back!”

Previous workshops

Summer Workshops

Half-term : Mad for Nature

Day 1- Face & Form

Easter: Day 2

Under the sea: Part 1

Under the Sea: Part 2

Winter Wonderland:

Magical Beasts:



“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” Albert Einstein

Your child’s birthday party is the most important occasion of the year as far as they are concerned, and we like to take their ideas and wishes on board to create the most unique and amazing party specifically for them! You choose the theme, we do the work!

We’ll organise and prepare all art activities tailored to your chosen theme. From paint to canvas to crayons to buttons,  it’s all included, and everyone gets to take their artwork home.
And here’s the best bit: we clean up the mess!

We will come to your home or booked venue half hour before to set up.

Party package

Activity time depends on the chosen package approx. 45min or 1hr30 allowing additional time for party food/refreshments (not included).  
Please contact us for more information on our party packages and pricing.

Popular theme ideas

We create bespoke activities for your child’s chosen theme. Parties we have previously run include:
Super Heroes,  Pirates,  Lego, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Frozen, Knights and Princesses,  Fairies,  Spooky,  Safari, Sea creatures,  Mini Beasts…
But the possibilities are as endless as their imagination!