What our community says:
'Lucy loves coming to art club. She loves experimenting with different materials and techniques.'
Claire W, parent of Art Club member
‘The art club has helped my child with building his confidence and being brave.’
Sahresh, Mustafa’s Mum.
“In recent times I have suffered from serious illness…Through art, I have found a couple of hours a week, where I am totally immersed in the joy of drawing, painting and expressing one’s self, and the classes are wonderfully social too!”
Julie M, Solihull adult art class member
“I am amazed at what I have achieved in such a short time. Our classes are wonderful, full of learning and pleasure all at the same time.”
Dawn G, Solihull adult art class member
'I love art club it helps me learn about art and it makes me have creativity.’
Mimi, 8 years old
As a very young child Mimi spent much time in hospitals where her mother was receiving cancer treatment. Mimi collected flowers, stones, and leaves to make gifts for others. This brought her joy and a smile to her mother’s face. Mimi was shy and reserved when she joined Art Club in 2018. Her confidence has since grown. Art Club recognised her natural talent and allowed her to explore and develop her creativity. She has already achieved Arts Award Discover. Art Club has also helped develop skills which benefit her school life, such as learning to focus and following instructions. (Parent)
Some of the feedback we have collected from participants of our courses.
You’ve all been an absolute rock of support and a spark of colour in what would have been a very grey lockdown. You have given S… hope and a way to express herself, despite fighting countless challenges and setbacks for your organisation. You never lost your purpose through it all, and you never let us feel any worry or uncertainty in these strange times – you just kept on consistently helping us to realise our potential and discover the beauty of art no matter what was happening in the world.
I have really appreciated your enthusiasm and cheerfulness in our classes and keeping us all going during lockdown by switching to online teaching. It has kept our group motivated and has given us something to look forward to each week.
“Absolutely blown away by the artwork my daughter has produced with your encouragement. She loves coming to Art Club which is now one of the highlights of her week” Parent.
A….. loves Art Club – he has autism and has really be able to express himself and develop his creativity. Thank you and well done to the teachers.
S….. has been coming since it began. She enjoys all she does and learnt lots of new skills.
She also practices these skills at home.
Thank you so much for this class! F…… and D…. really enjoyed it and were thoroughly engaged throughout. You have such a lovely tone of teaching and your warmth and encouragement, as well as teaching drawing skills wonderfully, is what made this class stand out from other art classes we have done. So, thank you again, we will keep a lookout for other classes of interest to the children! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.
I like the Art Club because everybody is kind to me and I learn stuff a lot.
I think your format on line is great, and is working really well.
I’ve been trying to apply the things we are learning to a portrait I’m working on for my daughter. Lots of blue and orange as it happens. Its helped me enormously because of his colouring (bay) black mane and tail, brown/chestnut body.
My daughter N…… has grown in confidence since she has started attending the art club at Art at the Heart. She was very shy to start with but Mukesh and his family put her at ease and have helped her to develop her techniques in drawing, painting and sculpture work. N…… has really enjoyed the projects and working together with other children to create large pieces of art, which even brought tears to my eyes when they were displayed. I look forward to the future work that N…… and her group create together and the improvements in her techniques that come from attending such a lovely art club.
R…. has just done your magical drawing workshop on zoom and loved it, his feedback is that it was the best drawing workshop he has ever done, and he is still shading and adding tone to his drawing now! So impressed by your use of terms like tone, and the wonderful and gentle way you have of encouraging the kids to look and draw in different ways. Thank you so much, we’ll be doing more of your workshops! Emily and R…..