Arts Award Centre
Award Winning Expertise
TES FE Award for Outstanding Innovation in Teaching & Learning 2011 (FEED Initiative)
Best Practice

Inspired by FEED Model: ‘Sharing Innovative Approaches and Overcoming Barriers in 16-19…’ Nfer/DfE, April 2015

HAF Activities Programme

Supporting wellbeing and combating inequality through creative and cultural education

We empower young people to smash through glass ceilings. Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. We help young people to dream big encouraging the youth of today to become the change makers of tomorrow.

Firmly grounded in 30 years of creative arts education practice, with award winning results, we are now working hard in the community to address the two key societal challenges of the day–inequality and poor wellbeing.

Find out how you can tap into the arts to address both of these challenges.

Illustrations of a dragon, shaggy dog, siamese cat, yoda and a man

Learn to draw like a Pro! Join Art at the Heart CIC every Tuesday at Dickens Heath Library!

This 6 week in-person art course will take you through a step-by-step guide to teach you different skills and techniques to make your drawings realistic, expressive and spectacular. 

Learn lots of interesting techniques that you can use in your drawings to create shaggy fur, glistening dragon scales, sleek and shiny fur, animals with expressive faces like Yoda, the human face, and the velvet silk petals of beautiful roses.

Workshop Dates:

  • 3rd Feb 2024 – How To Draw A Puppy
  • 2nd Mar 2024 – How to Draw a Dragon
  • 6th Apr 2024 – How to Draw a Siamese Cat
  • 4th May 2024 – Me & My Pencil: Yoda
  • 8th June 2024 – Me & My Pencil: Portraits
  • 6th July 2024 – How to Draw a Rose

Check out the full programme for young artists ages 7-13.

Book 6 sessions for the price of 5. 


Bookings open for Spring 2024 art clubs

Spring 2024 enrolment now open. The Workshop Programme can be found here.

Summer Holiday Camp with Art at the Heart

Following on from our popular term-time clubs, we’re introducing a BRAND NEW one-week Holiday Camp! For children aged 8-12, who have a love of creative adventure and learning through fun.

Welcome to A Week in the Life of an Art Student!

Yes, you’ll be making amazing art, but the benefits of joining our camps are far broader and more wide-reaching:

Making art is fun! – research shows that making art for just 40 minutes can reduce stress levels in most people

Creativity – art teaches you to observe closely and notice things – this is the first step towards creativity

Thinking outside the box – we look at new ways of using familiar materials and develop a sense of adventure and exploration

Cultural capital opens doors. We believe every child has the right to benefit from arts-rich experiences.

Short Courses and Workshops

Commitment to Accessibility

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Family Arts Standards

Art at the Heart is committed to making our arts activities accessible for all. The venues from which we operate are carefully selected to be family friendly, with easy access for buggies and wheelchair users. All have baby-changing and easy access facilities, with access to drinking water, with some venues offering refreshments.

The Courtyard Gallery in The Core, Solihull has additional seating available on request if required. There is lift access to all levels of the building.

If you have enquiries/worries or suggestions, please do make sure to contact us at: or telephone 07772 319303