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Art Club

Creative art sessions for young people in Doncaster

A child with long, braided brown hair sits at a grey table and draws with a chunky felt tip pen onto cardboard during an art session at The Point in Doncaster.

Art Club is an inclusive and welcoming group for young people aged 5 – 11 years. These sessions are designed for families to take part in fun art activities together, supported by professional artists. Whether you are a complete beginner or an expert artist, Art Club is for you! Siblings are welcome too and we welcome anyone who feels they need a bit of extra support.

We are passionate in our belief that all children and young people should experience the same opportunities in life and our creative opportunities are designed to provide essential life skills so that young people can reach their full potential. Our artists are expert in designing bespoke activity that responds to ability level and need, ensuring that all participants are included and responded to within a session, whether they have a learning disability, limited or no movement, Autism or profound and complex physical and medical needs.

Weekly Art Club sessions run at The Point during term time on Thursday evenings, 4.30pm – 6pm.

Please note, this block of Art Club will be a little bit different, as we have a few different artists delivering the sessions. Please see the list of dates blow to see which artist is delivering on each date.

In Bethan’s session, she will be sharing her ideas and inspiration behind her exhibition ‘The Pollinators’, using all of the senses to explore ideas around pollination and the tiny creatures that work hard to make plants and food grow.

In Lucy’s session, we will be exploring The Pollinators exhibition through visual art with a selection of exciting materials!

In Natasha’s sessions, artist and animator Natasha will be exploring visual storytelling and illustration using different drawing, collage and printing techniques, with the opportunity to have made your own print(s), art zine or mini comic by the end of the block. Don’t know how to draw, or where to start? No problem! Using a variety of materials, textures, pre-carved stamps and Natasha’s own illustrations as bases, you can start building a piece straight away. Come along to explore your own creative skills and stories!

These visual arts workshops will allow you to explore your creativity through colour, shape and texture. Come on an art adventure with us!  All materials will be provided and the artist will always ask how to adapt the activity to best suit you or your child. Everyone is welcome to try things out at their own pace and will be supported in giving things a go.

These sessions will run on the following dates;

Thursday 6th June – Bethan

Thursday 13th June – Lucy

Thursday 20th June – Natasha

Thursday 27th June – Natasha

Thursday 4th July – Natasha

Thursday 11th July – Natasha

Thursday 18th July – Natasha

You can book a place for these sessions here.

If you are unable to attend a session, please let us know by emailing sophie@wearedarts.org.uk

Due to the popularity of the sessions, we are unable to hold a space for you if you haven’t attended for two weeks and haven’t been in touch with us.

If you would like to be added to our waiting list for Art Club sessions, please contact sophie@wearedarts.org.uk

Holiday Art Club Sessions

Thursday 25th July, 10am – 11am or 11.30am – 12.30pm

Join artist Lucy to create your own fish out of recycled materials, inspired by ‘The River Don Is Amazing’, which will be on display in our Gallery. Explore how you can help to keep our wildlife safe while making colourful art!

The 10am – 11am session is now fully booked.

The 11.30am – 12.30pm session is now fully booked.

 

Tuesday 30th July, 10am – 11am or 11.30am – 12.30pm

Join artist Dan and take inspiration from the biodiversity of the River Don. Investigate aquatic minibeasts such as crayfish, caddis flies, newts, frogs and water snails to create mixed media drawings to explore texture, colour and form. In later sessions we’ll then create small 3 dimensional sculptures from air draying clay, which will be exhibited alongside the exhibition in the gallery.

In the second half of the block of summer sessions, we’ll be drawing directly from life, the submerged and semi submerged plants that grow in and around the River Don and looking at flower forms and plant structures. We’ll then create large scale aquatic plant forms from wire and rip stop fabric which will also be exhibited in the gallery.

You are very welcome to attend the sessions over a few weeks, as there will be opportunities to develop your art works and create new drawings and sculptures with Dan. Please note, all of the sessions from Tuesday 30th July – Thursday 29th August will be led by Dan.

Book a place for the 10am – 11am session.

The 11.30am – 12.30pm is now fully booked.

Thursday 1st August, 10am – 11am or 11.30am – 12.30pm

The 10am – 11am session is now fully booked.

Book a place for the 11.30am – 12.30pm session.

Thursday 8th August, 10am – 11am or 11.30am – 12.30pm

Book a place for the 10am – 11am session.

Book a place for the 11.30am – 12.30pm session.

Thursday 15th August, 10am – 11am or 11.30am – 12.30pm

Book a place for the 10am – 11am session.

The 11.30am – 12.30pm session is now fully booked.

Thursday 22nd August, 10am – 11am or 11.30am – 12.30pm

Book a place for the 10am – 11am session.

Book a place for the 11.30am – 12.30pm session.

Thursday 29th August, 10am – 11am or 11.30am – 12.30pm

Book a place for the 10am – 11am session.

Book a place for the 11.30am – 12.30pm session.

Contact sophie@wearedarts.org.uk or 01302 493843 if you have any questions at all.

It's such a relaxed and inclusive space where we feel comfortable and welcomed. All of the staff are incredibly patient - which is so important for Disabled young people - and really understand the needs of children with disabilities and those experiencing mental ill health. There aren't many places in the area where access is this good!

My child has additional needs, is Art Club for us?

Yes! Art Club is open to all young people, of all abilities. All of the workshop spaces that we use are accessible and we have a Changing Places Toilet, with a hoist and changing table, which you are welcome to use. We also have quiet spaces around the building, in case your young person needs a few quiet minutes during a session.

Our artists and staff are welcoming and experienced in working with people of all abilities. Our Art Club sessions are relaxed and there is no pressure for your young person to stay in the room throughout the session.

If you would like to speak to us about your young person’s access needs, or to visit The Point ahead of your first session, please contact Sophie on sophie@wearedarts.org.uk

 

Art Club has been made possible through generous support from The Arts Society and The National Lottery ‘Awards for All’ Community Fund.

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