Children’s Arts and Crafts Holiday Activities 2018
  • Holiday Activities at the d.@rt Centre

    Available to book now!

    Our activities, with the exception of the cookery sessions on Wednesdays which are split into three age groups 4+ , 8+ and 10+, are taught in a mixed agegroup.
    More details about all our activities can be found atwww.thedart.co.uk
    BOOK NOW FOR ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES ADVERTISED ON 01489 779 471
    The main activity runs from 10am to 3pm daily and costs £17 per child except Cookery Wednesdays when it is £22 to include ingredients.
    Wrap around care is available from 9am till 10am and from 3pm until 5pm at an extra £2 per hour.
    All our tutors and assistants carry current DBS certificates. The d.@rt Centre is Ofsted registered and is able to accept childcare vouchers.

    February Half Term 2018

    February Half term 2018
    Monday 12th to Friday 16th February
    As part of the WordPlay Literary Festival we will be looking
    at Fantsay Art stimulated by children’s literature
    Monday 12th Feb
    Drawing /painting
    Develop your painting skills by studying thework of illustrator Shirley Barber
    Tuesday 13th Feb
    Drawing Learn how to draw fantsay characters fromwritten descriptions within popular children’sbooks
    Wednesday 14th Feb  Cookery Surprise biscuits and much more. Makes andbakes from Mrs Saucepan’s kitchen in The Magic Faraway tree
    Thursday 15th Feb  BIG ART /Construction Work together to design and build a magiccastle taking inspiration from Arthur Rackham’s illustrations
    Friday16th Feb
    Models /Animation Make paper models of Harry Potter characters,paint the backgrounds and film a short animationof your favourite Harry Potter scene
    Date Activity Description

     

    Easter Holidays 2018
    Week 1 Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th April
    Fresh as a Daisy!
    Monday 2nd April  No Session EASTER MONDAY
    Tuesday 3rd April Drawing/painting: Looking at buds and flowers, learn how to draw
    and paint from real life. If the weather is goodthis will be an outdoor activity
    Wednesday 4th April Cookery:  Today’s recipes will use seasonal fruits andvegetables to create fresh tasting dishes
    Thursday 5th April Creative Art: Make your own small garden by decorating aterracotta pot with bold colours and planting seeds for a show of summer colour
    Friday 6th April Animation:  Can plants talk and walk? Create a soft dough animation based on this idea!

    Week 2 Monday 9th to Friday 13th April
    Learn more about the Commonwealth Games in an arty way
    Monday 9th April Art: Using Aboriginal art techniques design a T shirt for the Commonwealth Games
    Tuesday 10th April
    Art and Design: Learn about surf art and paint a replica surfboard as a piece of wall art
    Wednesday 11th April
    Cookery:  Healthy food, fit for athletes, with some favourite Australian dishes
    Thursday 12th April
    Model Making: Make and paint a salt dough BOROBI – the mascot of the Commonwealth Games!
    Friday 13thApril: Lego style animation Create a Lego style animation based on the sporting activities in the Commonwealth Games

    May Half term 2018
    Tuesday 29th May to Friday 1st June

    Sunshine Crafts inspired by Moana

    Monday 28th May:  No session CLOSED FOR BANK HOLIDAY
    Tuesday 29th May:  Paper craft Learn about coral and make your own papercraft coral reef
    Wednesday 30th May: Cookery Colourful cupakes, cakes and decorations inspired by the South Seas
    Thursday 31st May: Construction Enjoy constructing your own Moana style raft and boat
    Friday 1st June: Animation and storytelling  ‘What Moana did Next!’  Create your own animation using Moanafigures

    The d.@rt Centre is Ofsted registered and all staff are fully DBS checked. We can accept payment via childcare vouchers

    These activities are a great way to keep your little ones busy during the school holidays, whilst engaging their creative side.

    Our sessions are suitable for children aged 4 to 12, and our experienced tutors ensure that every child has a great time being an artist.

    The main session costs £17 from 10am until 3pm every day except for cookery days on Wednesdays. Cookery days are priced at £22 for the main session to include all ingredients. 

    As well as the main session, we offer wrap around care from 9am till 10am and then again from 3pm until 5pm at a cost of £2 per extra hour.

    Please call 01489 779471 to book places. Our booking policy is outlined below. 

    Booking policy

    In order to keep our holiday activities at an affordable, and accessible, rate for all, we operate the following booking policy.

    1. We require advance payment on booking for all classes and are unable to reserve places without payment.
    2. Materials and resources are bought to match the number of people booked onto the course. As a result we cannot guarantee places will be available on the day unless pre-booked. Please always phone to check
    3. In the event of a customer choosing to cancel their course a refund cannot be given, unless we can fill the space.
    4. Should the d.@rt Centre have to cancel a workshop you have booked onto, an alternative workshop or date will be offered. Where this is not possible or acceptable to you, a full refund will be paid