Community Art School

In September 2022 we are starting an Art School at Little Ilford Baptist Church, Sheringham Avenue, Manor Park, E12 5PA for adult artists who have learning disabilities.

We will help artists to develop their own work and will run exhibitions.

It has been partly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. 

The art school will run in 6 week terms and there will be 7 terms per year. It costs £5 per session (£30 per term) in order to cover costs of the art supplies.

The Art School will run in 6-week terms. There will be 7 terms per year*. We will run the art school for two years (and hopefully longer!).

Artists will need to pay before the term begins, via bank transfer, cash or cheque. Please let us know how you’d like to pay. We will provide a receipt.

If artists would like to cancel a term, we will need 4 weeks’ notice before the term is due to start.

Artists can choose to book as many terms in the year as they would like to.

The Art School will be on a Wednesday (2pm-5pm) and a Saturday (10am-1pm).

Artists can choose to come on a Wednesday OR a Saturday, they cannot come to both. This is so as many artists as possible can come to the art school. We can have 15 artists per session.

We have an Art Tutor, an Art Facilitator and Volunteers who are trained and can help artists develop their own portfolio of work.

We cannot help with personal care or provide 1:1 support. If artists need this help, they will need to bring a carer with them (carer is free of charge).

Year 1 Term Dates
Wednesday 21st September 2022
Saturday 24th September 2022
Wednesday 28th September 2022
Saturday 1st October 2022
Wednesday 5th October 2022
Saturday 8th October 2022
Wednesday 12th October 2022
Saturday 15th October 2022
Wednesday 19th October 2022
Saturday 22nd October 2022
Wednesday 26th October 2022
Saturday 29th October 2022

Term 2
Wednesday 9th November 2022
Saturday 12th November 2022
Wednesday 16th November 2022
Saturday 19th November 2022
Wednesday 23rd November 2022
Saturday 26th November 2022
Wednesday 30th November 2022
Saturday 3rd December 2022
Wednesday 7th December 2022
Saturday 10th December 2022
Wednesday 14th December 2022
Saturday 17th December 2022

Term 3
Wednesday 4th January 2023
Saturday 7th January 2023
Wednesday 11th January 2023
Saturday 14th January 2023
Wednesday 18th January 2023
Saturday 21st January 2023
Wednesday 25th January 2023
Saturday 28th January 2023
Wednesday 1st February 2023
Saturday 4th February 2023
Wednesday 8th February 2023
Saturday 11th February 2023

Term 4
Wednesday 22nd February 2023
Saturday 25th February 2023
Wednesday 1st March 2023
Saturday 4th March 2023
Wednesday 8th March 2023
Saturday 11th March 2023
Wednesday 15th March 2023
Saturday 18th March 2023
Wednesday 22nd March 2023
Saturday 25th March 2023
Wednesday 29th March 2023
Saturday 1st April 2023

Term 5
Wednesday 12th April 2023
Saturday 15th April 2023
Wednesday 19th April 2023
Saturday 22nd April 2023
Wednesday 26th April 2023
Saturday 29th April 2023
Wednesday 3rd May 2023
Saturday 6th May 2023
Wednesday 10th May 2023
Saturday 13th May 2023
Wednesday 17th May 2023
Saturday 20th May 2023

Term 6
Wednesday 31st May 2023
Saturday 3rd June 2023
Wednesday 7th June 2023
Saturday 10th June 2023
Wednesday 14th June 2023
Saturday 17th June 2023
Wednesday 21st June 2023
Saturday 24th June 2023
Wednesday 28th June 2023
Saturday 1st July 2023
Wednesday 5th July 2023
Saturday 8th July 2023

Term 7
Wednesday 19th July 2023
Saturday 22nd July 2023
Wednesday 26th July 2023
Saturday 29th July 2023

Wednesday 2nd August 2023
Saturday 5th August 2023
Wednesday 9th August 2023
Saturday 12th August 2023
Wednesday 16th August 2023
Saturday 19th August 2023
Wednesday 23rd August 2023
Saturday 26th August 2023

Service access criteria: The artist must have a learning disability
Arts and creative classes
Arts and creativity
Additional needs catered for:
Learning difficulty friendly
Waiting list (weeks): 0
Key words - separate with a comma: SEND, art, learning difficulty, learning difficulties, special educational needs, autism, learning disability