Fabulous Weekend Art Classes and Holiday Art Workshops
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.
The school follows the national Key Stages and we encourage the younger Monets to start at 5 and learn good art skills that will prepare them for the art challenge of stages 2 and 3 and hopefully a lifetime love of art making and relaxing through the process of creative thinking.
If we have space you may start anytime or sign up for a trial class. It is preferable to start at the beginning the 10-week term to get the full benefit of the project themes for the period. There are 30 weekly classes per year divided into 10 week term blocks.
The classes are lively and highly creative. We publish the term course in advance so that you know what to expect. The children make new friends and enjoy the environment of a like minded imaginative company. We encourage group participation and use all mediums for projects.
We make sculptures, Paintings, learn about colour, art techniques and drawing skills. We also offer graphic design and printing skills. On top of it all we introduce the young artists to interesting and thought-provoking international artists. Encourage them to participate in The Royal Academy young artists summer shows and other national competitions.
We also have our own Art Fest to celebrate the skills and achievements of our students and their families. In short we offer a year round support to families who are looking for a supportive environment to create independent creative thinkers and doers!
Who we are
I am Debra Franses an experienced educator and internationally collected artist….this makes it exciting for the students to see how a real artist can follow their dreams and do what they love!
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 assisted by our inspiring art assistants Erin and Leah who connect well with the students.
We are both Mums of Boys and Girls ages 5 – 18 and LOVE TEACHING ART and do it VERY WELL
Our main art school is located in the Market Hall in Buckinghamshire’s Old town village of Amersham. The holiday workshops vary in location from the studio in Old Amersham to the Artbag Gallery, Market Hall and various local farm barns.
The weekend classes take place in Old Amersham in the historic Market Hall where high ceilings big windows and chandeliers create the most wonderful environment along with the excellent teachers and support assistants. Together with lots of sunlight the recipe is one of a therapeutic and supportive place for art exploration and personal growth.
On a Saturday parents love shopping for fresh croissants and other produce on their way to art club!
Artbag studio gallery hosts many workshops in the summer located at the Market Hall in Old Amersham.