Art courses for children & teens who are being home educated

Enrich, Enable, Explore, Engage, Excite!


Starting Tuesday Sept 1st 2020

1.30 - 3.30

Ages 10 - 17yrs

Excellent tuition provided

All materials provided

£15 per 2 hour session,  6 weeks payable in advance please


The Sept term explored DRAWING techniques, skills and mediums, exploring a wide range of artists.

The Autumn Term explored Printmaking - lino, etching,, collographs and monoprinting.

The Spring term  will be Watercolour Painting  starting Jan 2021

Summer Term will be Oils and Acrylic Painting sessions.


So a really good one year course taking teens and older children through a wide variety of mediums and techniques.

This will be repeated again in Sept 2021.

You can join the course at any point.

Taught by Pauline Stanley BA Fine Art, or Carrie Mason MA Fine Art.

Our students have gone on to Foundation Art Diplomas at Poole College and Fine Art Degrees at AUB.

This course is a really good way to develop a strong portfolio of work for application to Further/Higher Education.


Places are limited to 10 students.

Please register your interest now.

Pauline Stanley 07729 829 209

Our approach

  • We are passionate about art and creativity and want to pass that passion for creativity on.

  • Gentle but firm, clear boundaries. 

  • We have lots of fun but learn at the same time. 

  • Definitely not a 'classroom' approach.

  • We don't over simplify what we teach to the children, they are all very bright and hungry to learn and we respond to that but each child works at their own pace and with only 10 children in the group we can do that. 

  • Child led sessions but with the artist tutor providing a well organised structured session around their ideas/choice of medium to explore.

  • We are not product orientated but orientated towards exploration of processes and we respond to the children's current interests.

  • Each child is treated with great care and respect. 

Our Tutors

Pauline Stanley BA Fine Art  (Hons) RNMS, NNEB

I have a BA in Fine Art, and I am very experienced art, craft and textile workshop leader working with a wide range of ages and disabilities.
I have been working with children for 30 years and work with schools, museums, Durlston County Park, Artsreach, Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth Arts Festival and Artsreach. 
I teach as a visiting tutor at Arts University Bournemouth. 

I am an Arts and Health Practitioner, passionate about art and creativity and want to pass that passion on.

I have an enhanced DBS, PL insurance, and St Johns First Aid and up to date Safeguarding Training.

Carrie Mason is a practicing visual artist and graduate of the Arts University Bournemouth, completing a BA (Hons) Fine Art (1st Class) in 2016 and MA Fine Art (Distinction) in 2017. 
Carrie combines systematic mark making with an experimental approach to using materials in a predominantly drawing-based  practice.

Her process is labour intensive, often beginning with making her own drawing materials, including making charcoal from locally collected wood, making inks and handmade papers; or through repetitive processes with drawings such as Breaking Down, 2016, taking 110 hours of burning to complete. The materials are transformed through these processes into something unrecognisable from its original form, or even as a drawing.

Linda Rowe is an artist/maker at Linda Rowe Glass and has a studio at Fisherton Mill, Salisbury, selling and teaching her work.

She has a NNEB and a background in child care working in varied areas including learning disabilities and running a Day Care.

Linda holds a  Diploma in use of the Arts in a Therapeutic Environment, from a Foundation year in Art Therapy and is passionate about researching, teaching and sharing all aspects of art as a creative expression.


We work on an application system so we like to meet your child and complete the application form together before they can start.

This is to ensure we have well balanced, manageable groups and so you get a clear picture of how we work. 
We are an art studio and we are artist educators not a school nor school teachers.
We are very happy to work with children who have diverse or additional requirements and ask that you declare that and give as much information as you can about your child so we can meet their needs.

  • We aim for term times inline with Bournemouth schools but may have to alter these slightly as sometimes we have other commitments.

  • We have a maximum of 10 children per group as we prefer to work with small groups.         

  • This allows us to work in a very conscious way with each child's needs.

  • We ask that you tell us honestly and in full about any disabilities, Aspergers, mental health conditions, behaviour problems, health concerns so we can care for your child and also have well balanced manageable groups

  • We have a space outside and a cafe near the studio where parents can sit, wait and chat. This is good for children who like their parents nearby. 

  • You can also leave them with us if you think this is appropriate and the child agrees and we have discussed it and we have parents mobile numbers

  • Please bring a snack and drink for each child as they have a 10 minute break mid session.


Payment  - terms and conditions

£15 a two hour session - discounts for multiple children coming from one family

6, 7  or 8 week terms. Payable in advance please on the first day of term.

We have offered families the possibility of paying weekly but we have found that families don't want to pay for missed sessions so we can no longer offer this option.

We require 6 weeks notice if your child’s place is no longer wanted as our rent is high and our income low and we need to survive. Thank you.  

Contact info

If you are interested in any of these sessions please call 

Pauline Stanley BA (Hons) Fine Art, RNMS, NNEB

07729 829 209   - After 4pm please as I am teaching all day.

Our term dates are in line with most Bournemouth Schools.

Summer Term

Monday 20 April - Monday 20 July 2020

Half Term

25 May - 29 May 2020

Summer Holiday

21 July - 31 August 2020

Bank and Public holidays 2020

  • New Year's Day 1 January

  • Good Friday 10 April

  • Easter Monday 13 April 

  • May Day Holiday 8 May (VE Day)

  • Spring Bank Holiday 25 May

  • Summer Bank Holiday 31 August 


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