Children's Art Classes - Bristol

Useful for any after-school or weekend activity, children's art classes and workshops are an ideal way to channel your little ones' creativity and foster imaginative thinking. Browse Quickdraw's recommended Bristol art classes to learn how to draw, paint, sculpt, collage and more. Select from the options below for information about opening times, directions and costs.


Wood Road, m16 8bh Manchester

Woven into the fabric of Bristol since 1961, Arnolfini is an international centre of interdisciplinary contemporary arts, presenting an ambitious, diverse programme of visual art, performance, dance, film, and music, designed to appeal to a broad audience.

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art-K Southville

172A Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 2AR

Our programme is based on an understanding of child development, child engagement, visual skills and artistic techniques. Art skills take time to develop, just like playing the piano, and the art-K programme grows with the child; the more confident they are, the more they are able to bring their creativity to their projects.

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Bristol Print Room

Stonebridge Park, BS5 6RN

Class sizes are small and are designed to be encouraging and supportive to help people of all abilities find their natural creativity - including complete beginners. Tutor Steph Renshaw has been running community art workshops since graduating from Aberystwyth University in 2003.

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Chandos Atelier

2 Chandos Rd, Redland, Bristol BS6 6PE

We don’t teach art - we facilitate learning through art. Offering opportunities to create, we invite people to explore, to think for themselves. We start a process, offer thoughts, plus ideas and tricks learned along the way. Giving space and encouragement we try hard to share the belief that there are not really mistakes in the process of making art, just chances and opportunities that we wouldn’t’ve otherwise come across.

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Children's Scrapstore


We run messy play for Under 5’s every week and have sessions for older children in school holidays. Our Adult Art Club offers a chance to experience a range of arts and crafts. You can find more information and book on our events page. We also run parties for all ages. We can also facilitate workshops at Children’s Scrapstore or at your venue.

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Creative Escape

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Our children’s classes are designed to inspire creativity and boost confidence. In every session we create a relaxing space, free from perfection and expectation. A space that encourages arty exploration, happy mistake-making and courageous, creative thinking.

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Creative Glass Guild

4 Flowers Hill Close, Brislington, Bristol, BS4 5LF

We have developed excellent glass craft courses which we teach in our lovely studio spaces and our list of classes is still growing. From how to make stained glass to fusing, painting on glass, and masterclasses from visiting glass artists we have a glass craft course for everyone.

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Cygnets Art School

43-45 Park St, Bristol BS1 5NL

Our kids joined the incredible art adventure with Cygnets four years ago and their enthusiasm has not faded even as they have become teenagers! Every lesson is unique and gives them an opportunity to try new techniques, new mediums and to create amazing work.

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Gina Belford Art

The Grove, Bristol BS39 6ES

In 2017 after a 20-year break, I started painting again. I bravely joined a local art trail which involved showing my art and it was the incentive I needed.

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Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6WS

At Go Sketch Club we want to change that so that everyone can feel happy and confident when they sit down to draw. Yes, that also includes you if you would like to have some fun arty time with your child. Pre-recorded courses so you can access them whenever you want with a lifetime access so no monthly fee.

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34 Sefton Park Rd, Bristol, BS7 9AJ

Graffarty is run by Steven Fitzpatrick a professional Graffiti Artist based in Bristol, has have been painting graffiti on and off since the late 1980's.

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Joyous Misfit

Wild Goddess Rising, 147a Church Rd, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol BS36 2JX

I am a visual artist, photographer, coach, public speaker and author... Put simply, I am a Multi-Passionate Creatrix, a Joyous Misfit, living a heart-led life through joy, passion and creativity. And I am here to help YOU create a life that you love! To empower you to take take action in creating your dream life, your masterpiece.

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No.17 Art Club

17 Henry Shute Road BS16 1AG

Classes are run by Kirsty Griffin (, a professional artist since 2001.
She has a first class Art-Textiles BA. from Goldsmiths College, London, & an HND. Illustration & Graphic Design certificate from Kent Institute of Art & Design.

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I do commissioned artwork for people and businesses, while delivering graffiti art workshops for young people and community groups. I have painted murals all over the UK, from Fort William in Scotland, to Barcelona, to Mexico and I am now based in Bristol, UK.

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Our Creative Community

Studio B6, Pithay Studios, All Saints' St, Bristol BS1 2LZ

Kate Byrne is the founder of Our Creative Community. She is a teacher and a designer with a BA in Architecture from Newcastle University. She worked in practice before deciding to start her own workshops and classes spreading the joy of creativity.

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Royal West of England Academy

Queen’s Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 1PX

Bristol's first art gallery. We are proud to bring world-class visual art from around the world to the South West and we have done so since 1844. Our vision is to be the South West’s leading centre for the exhibition, exploration and practice of the visual arts, recognised as a place that enriches and nourishes the lives of people from all communities and backgrounds.

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Slow Sunday

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Come and join me for a 'Slow Sunday' workshop. Learn how to use low tech printmaking techniques whilst taking a slice of time away from your busy and hectic schedule to spend a couple of hours at a slower pace.

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Add a Local Art Class To This List

Calling all art teachers, coordinators and parents... if you know of a fabulous Bristol art club for children and families that hasn't been included please send in the details and it will be added to this list shortly.

Quickdraw also has a Bristol art class directory for adults to explore. If you feel inspired by your children drawing, painting and generally being creative then why not try your hand at it too?!

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