3-day Summer Art Academy for 7-10 year olds

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Summer Art Academy

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Until Thursday 25 July

Tuesday 30 July - Thursday 1 August

Tuesday 13 August - Thursday 15 August

Tuesday 20 August - Thursday 22 August

Visitor information


10am - 3pm 

(early drop off available from 9.30am, late pick up available until 4pm)


£75* per child (plus booking fee)

*An additional charge of £20 applies if participating in Explore Arts Award


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The Laing’s popular Art Academy sessions for 7-10 year olds run over three days in the school holidays. Young people will have the opportunity to explore the galleries and try out a range of art techniques from painting with acrylics and watercolours to drawing and illustrating, sculpting with clay and experimenting with printmaking.

Please bring a packed lunch. 

*There is also the opportunity for participants to achieve the nationally accredited Explore Level Arts Award, at an additional cost. More information about the Arts Award can be found on their website: http://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=64

We aim to be fully inclusive and children and visitors with additional needs are welcome. If you'd like to have an informal conversation with a tutor or member of the team before booking please email learning@laingartgallery.org.uk.

Parent review:

'I just wanted to thank you and your team for the Art Academy...prior to last week my son was not all that keen on art and perceived himself to be “rubbish” at it. However, roll forward a week and the sense of both achievement and more crucially pride in his art work was immense..[my son] was so proud to display his work and talk about the techniques and styles used...the positivity and enthusiasm together with encouragement from the Academy is just wonderful.'