Arts and Craft Classes

Summer 2022 Arts & Craft Classes

Summer Term of After School Arts and Craft Classes

Booking now open! New class times added

6 week term of after school arts and craft classes. 3 class age groups catering to kids 5 years old and upwards.

Starting Monday 25th April Sold out! 

Celbridge at The Slip Hall

6 week term, excluding Bank Holidays

Starting Tuesday 3rd May

at North Kildare Sports Club, Kilcock

Starting Thursday 5th May

at Straffan Community Hall

Online Weekly Classes

Starting Wednesday 27th April 

2022 After School Classes

Summer Term

6 week class term starting the week of the 27th April 2022


Cost per child €65 for Junior Classes and €75 for 1st class + classes


This includes access to an online class if you miss any in person classes. You can either attend a live online class or you will be given access to a pre-recorded class to watch in your own time


Classes are are all led by our head teacher Vanessa Scott-Hayward unless otherwise stated, ably assisted by her amazing team of teachers.


Class numbers are limited so that each class is both safe and enjoyable. And each student gets one to one attention


All students are spaced 2 metres apart unless they are in an existing social or sibling pod. There is no sharing of materials, all spaces are well ventilated and a full clean is done between the sessions.


Celbridge Term Dates for Summer 2022


Class 1 – Monday 25th April

Break for Bank Holiday 2nd May

Class 2 – Monday 9th May

Class 3 – Monday 16th May

Class 4 – Monday 23rd May

Class 5 – Monday 30th May

Break for Bank Holiday 6th June

Class 6 – Monday 13th June

North Kildare Sports Club Term Dates for Summer 2022


Class 1 – Tuesday 3rd May

Class 2 – Tuesday 10th May

Class 3 – Tuesday 17th May

Class 4 – Tuesday 24th May

Class 5 – Tuesday 31st May

Class 6 – Tuesday 7th June

Online Art Class Term Dates for Summer 2022


Class 1 – Wednesday 27th April

Class 2 – Wednesday 4th May

Class 3 – Wednesday 11th May

Class 4 – Wednesday 18th May

Class 5 – Wednesday 25th May

Class 6 – Wednesday 1st June

Straffan Term Dates for Summer 2022




Class 1 – Thursday 5th May

Class 2 – Thursday 12th May

Class 3 – Thursday 19th May

Class 4 – Thursday 26th May

Class 5 – Thursday 2nd June

Class 6 – Thursday 9th June


A child’s imagination is a precious thing. It should be nurtured and encouraged and allowed to blossom. At the craft corner, giving our students time to use their OWN imagination is key. It is not about all the projects being perfect, but more importantly about our students using that imagination to come up with their own ideas. To create an artwork that is THEIRS is the best result you can ever have.

Process not Results

A key skill we work on instilling in all our art students is that its not about the end result. Children often put too much focus on what their art will look like. They get worried about it not looking right or being perfect. Here at the craft corner we teach children that its more important to enjoy the PROCESS. To enjoy creating the artwork. We teach that no two artworks are ever the same and that there is no perfect result.

Art is fun

Teaching children a love of art should start at a young age. Helping to make fine art feel accessible is a really important part of that. Art in galleries can sometimes feel stuffy or hard to understand. Taking that barrier away starts with a story. Tell the story behind the artwork, break down the skills of how it was created and teach children how to make their own. The 3 keys steps in making traditional art accessible to all.

Problem Solving

One of the key reasons that we mix craft with art in our classes is to teach problem solving skills. Craft, the ability to think in 3D, teaches you essential problem solving skills. We teach about fine art through craft projects that combine construction skills with art. Figuring out how to turn an idea into a reality, to create something physical, is not only great for your creativity but also for your child’s confidence. A skill for life.