Get crafty this summer in west London.  Most studios run ongoing classes throughout the year but some are holding specific programs during the summer holidays.

WLM has rounded up our top local listings:

Fun with Fimo Clay
Run out of Clare’s home, every session focuses on a different item to be made in fimo.  Sessions run all day and space is very limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.  Suited for children 6+.

When: July 15, 20, 26 | August 30 | September 2, 6
Where: Acton (private house)
Cost: £45
More Info: website

Arts on the Pier
Queen of Arts will be running Arts on the Pier classes at Chiswick’s historic pier for one week in August.  The session aims to introduce children to contemporary and modern art in an enjoyable, informative and relaxed setting as well as provide insight into what benefits the arts can offer.  The workshop and exhibition are designed to give children a taste of the real art world while having fun.

When: August 8 – 12, 2011
Where: Chiswick Pier
Cost: £150
More Info: website

Corner 9
Tucked away in North Kensington is Corner 9.  Corner 9 aims to provide all children with creative and sustainable opportunities for all income levels.   The studio runs classes such as drama, family workshops, felting, intergeneration projects, recycling, painting, life drawing, poetry, sculpture and woodwork.

When: Summer Classes start July 25th
Where: 9 Dalgarno Gardens
Cost: Free depending on course or £10
More Info: website

W4 Art Club
W4 Art Club runs innovative art classes for toddlers, children, families and adults in west London.

When: Ongoing
Where: 58 Harvard Road w4 4ED
Cost: £10 per hour/ £25 [morning 10-1] or afternoon [2-5] and £40 [10- 4]
More Info: website

West Art
West Art classes are held in two locations – Ladbroke Grove and Bedford Park.  The session are run by Mary West who is the Head of Art at Norland Place School and Toby Belson a professional artist.

When: W4: July14th -17th, July 21st – 24th, July 28th – 31st 9am -1pm | W10 July 21st – 24th,
July 28th– July 31st 3-5pm
Where: w4 – Blandford Road, w10- Southam Street
Cost: w4 – £45 per day snack and lunch provided | w10 – £25 snack provided
More Info: website

Landmark Arts Centre
The Landmark Arts Centre is a pillar of the community in southwest London.  The centre hosts both art classes and performances in a maginificent 19th century listed building.

When: Saturday July 9th
Where: Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN
Cost: £12 per child
More info: website

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