Booking open now in Amersham for our summer workshops 

We’re pleased to provide a wide variety of classes and workshops fitting all skill levels. We are blessed to have incredible physical options for our indoor and outdoor classes and camps. Here your children will be able to gain new art skills, make friends and develop emotionally in a safe fun, and inclusive environment. To learn more about each class click here. Please get in touch today with any questions on the chat.
I am Debra Franses an experienced educator and internationally collected artist.I started this delightful art school in 2010. Now, together with my lovely colleague Deborah Thomas a graphic designer & Illustrator, we welcome you to our Mini Monets ART FAMILY!
We are both Mums of Boys and Girls ages 5 - 18 and LOVE TEACHING ART!!!!
We also do it VERY WELL and create Brilliant  ART BIRTHDAY PARTIES!



START Mini Monets Art School in Amersham this September 2022 - enroll now! 

Mini Monets offers brilliant and inspirational weekend art classes and holiday workshops for children aged 5-15.  

This unique community of young artists provides a wonderful break from their academic school week.  The art classes teach children to experiment away from judgment and self-criticism which is entirely liberating for the young and developing mind. 


Many children have been with Debra and her hand-picked team of teachers and teaching assistants since her school opened in 2012, others return after taking a break from other activities.  You can start anytime, or sign up first for a trial class. It is preferable to start at the beginning of her 10-week terms of lessons to get the full benefit of the projects.

The school follows the national Key Stages and each of the Stages is appropriate for age and ability. In the past all the masterclass students who applied for places were awarded Art scholarships at their chosen secondary schools, St Mary's Gerrards Cross, Pipers Corner, Godstow, RMS, Royal Hospital Horsham, Wycombe Abbey, and other students have gained foundation places at Central Saint Martins where I went myself.

If you can't commit to a weekly class (30/year 3 terms10 weeks) try out one of our exciting holiday workshops?  

We hope to meet you soon!

Our main art school is located in the Market Hall in Buckinghamshire's Old town village of Amersham.
















What our clients are saying...

Just wanted to send my thanks to you for the zoom art sessions Emily has been involved in over the last few weeks. The enormity of this virus, & it’s a restriction on children’s ability to socialise with their peers, is something I have been worried may impact Emily and her mental health. However, the zoom sessions have proved a real outlet for her & it’s been so nice to see her smile and be creative away from her devices (even though we were using one for the zoom session!) Being able to talk to you and the friends she has made in the class has been a welcome distraction. She has really missed it today, so instead has spent the morning creating something to inspire her friends. She asked me to send it over for you to see - the zoom sessions have inspired her to keep going with her art - thank you! X

I love going to
Mini Monets  I get to learn 
everything about art.

The children 
there are fun and I made lots 
of friends.” 

Bella, 9

“...a fantastic art school - Thank you
A must for all budding artists...Debra

you are a star xx”


"They recognized my daughter's potential and she's now won an art scholarship.
A very rounded approach to teaching art. 
“They have the teaching just right.  
We are thrilled!”

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