Arts & Crafts classes

Art classes in Clapham & nearby

We have compiled a listing of our favourite art classes in and around Clapham SW4 for adults and children. If you know of any others, please get in touch.  For local art galleries and museums, click here.

Clapham Pottery Pottery classes and workshops for adults and children at: 4a Rectory Grove, Clapham, London, SW4 0DZ, T: 020 7622 0681 Shop at 24 North Street, London SW4 0HB

Doodle Bar
33 Parkgate Road, Battersea SW11 4NP, T: 020 7223 7115
Arty bar that encourages scribbling on the tablecloths and runs regular art workshops.

Gallery Midnight
12 Ritherdon Road, SW17 8QD
Art tuition for all ages.  Check website or contact: johnymidnight.reid@gmail.com

London Fine Art Studios full time and part-time courses in fine art and sculpture for beginners and experienced artists. 146 Battersea Business Centre, 99-109 Lavender Hill, SW11 5QL

Lavender Print School
Unit 140a Battersea Business Centre, 99-109 Lavender Hill, SW11 5QL T: 07580 597 342  020 7223 6767  studio@lavenderprintschool.com
Adult workshops in the art of printmaking and bookbinding. Family workshops also available. Recommended (read our blog to see how we got on).

Old School Club
Battersea Business Centre, 99 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11 5QL, T: 020 7924 2931
A creative hub offering art and craft courses for all ages ranging from art, design, dressmaking, modern upholstery and more. Creche for children up to school age. See our blog about our experience of one of their classes.

The Papered Parlour
Sadly they had to close their Clapham studio. However, they will be running pop-up creative workshops at various locations. Check their website for details.

Pump House Gallery Art workshops Situated in an inspiring setting on the lakeside in Battersea Park, this four storey Victorian tower holds exhibitions, projects and art activities. These include Sunday Socials: free, hands-on family friendly workshops for all ages.

Putney School of Art and Design (easy to get to from Clapham as it’s on the 37 bus route) runs many art courses including sculpture, painting and drawing.

Royal College of Art
1 Hester Road, Battersea, SW11 4AN, T: 020 7590 4444
For those serious about doing an art degree! The college also runs summer/holiday classes for adults wishing to learn more about drawing from RCA tutors.

Quirky Dovetail
24 Ritherdon Road, Balham, SW17 8QD, T: 020 8682 2522
Furniture painting courses are available in Quirky Dovetail’s Balham workshop. Learn how to hand paint a piece of your own furniture such as a chair or small set of drawers.  ‘Colour in your Home’ interior design courses also available.

Sew Over It
78 Landor Road, Clapham North, London SW9 9PH, T: 020 7326 0376
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A gem of a place for anyone who enjoys sewing and those who would like to learn. Classes for all levels including dressmaking, cushion and curtain making, knitting and crochet.
Children’s and teenagers’ sewing clubs too plus a café where you can work on your sewing creation!

Useful websites: Craft Candy lists all the latest arts and crafts activities taking place across the UK. Just key in South London on their website for what’s on in and around Clapham. Check our listing of art galleries and all things creative here. Be Smart About Art is an informative organisation for art professionals.

Art, Crafts & Creativity for Children:

Artful Toddler Weekly arts and crafts classes for under fives. Clapham Junction, Putney and Southfields.

Arty Party Imaginative, creative and fun art classes for 5-11 year olds during school holidays in venues around Clapham, Balham, Wandsworth and Wimbledon. See website or contact john@artyparty.co.uk

Clapham Pottery Classes and workshops for adults and children at: 4a Rectory Grove, Clapham, London, SW4 0DZ, T: 020 7622 0681 Shop at 24 North Street, London SW4 0HB.

Gallery Midnight
12 Ritherdon Road, SW17 8QD
John Reid runs children’s art classes Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 4-5pm.  Check website or contact: johnymidnight.reid@gmail.com

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Unit A111, Bendon Valley, Riverside Place, Wandsworth, SW18 4UQ
Workshops for 4-15 year olds, including after school, Saturdays and school holidays. (see photo, left)

Painting pottery studios: Sammy Duder on Webbs Road in Battersea and the Pottery Café on Northcote Road.

Play with Clay Pottery classes for 6-14 year olds held at Streatham & Clapham High School on Saturday mornings.

Lavender Leonardos Children’s Art School
Unit 151 Battersea Business Centre, 99-109 Lavender Hill, SW11 5QL
07580 597 342 020 7223 6767  lavenderleonardos@gmail.com
Excellent art school for children who have a passion for art. Workshops, private tuition and children’s parties.

Old School Club
Battersea Business Centre, 99 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11 5QL, T: 020 7924 2931
Arts and crafts activities for all ages includes baby and toddlers, juniors (6-12s) and teens plus holiday and after school workshops.

Sew Over It – see above