Artist in Training is an exciting, arts-based weekend project which provides training workshops to young artists of all abilities. Each workshop focuses on a different art form, but all are designed to help children tap into their creativity and express themselves. The workshops take place in small groups and are facilitated by playworkers and sessional artists. 1:1 support is available for children who need additional assistance, such as children with disabilities.

Some of the activities our young Artists in Training have previously enjoyed include film, photography, fashion design, pottery, woodcarving, mosaics, glass painting and much more.

Children will work with staff to curate and develop an exhibition of their work at the end of the programme.

Session Times

We offer 10 Saturday sessions per year. Each Artist in Training session runs from 12-5pm and takes place at our Fairfield Playcentre in the heart of Camden Town.


Each Artist in Training session costs £10. Free places are available for children with additional needs, care plans, families experiencing financial difficulties and other criteria listed below.

How to book

To enquire about fee-paying spaces and register your child, please Contact us

If you are looking to refer a child for a subsidised place, please refer to the section below.

How to refer a child

We accept referrals from pupil referral units, school inclusion teams, children’s homes and individual schools.

Children with disabilities may be eligible for a free space. Free spaces for children requiring 1:1 support are limited, so please contact us to see if we have an available place before making a referral.

Children with family support needs may also be eligible for a free space if two or more presenting factors apply:

  • Disability / SEN
  • Young carer
  • Excluded from school
  • Behavioural issues
  • LAC
  • Child In Need
  • Child Protection Plan
  • EAL
  • Mental Health
  • Refugee / Asylum Seeker
  • Alcohol / Drugs
  • ASB / Gangs
  • Domestic abuse
  • Families in Acute Stress
  • Financial Problems
  • Housing

Once we receive a referral we will assess the support needs to the child or young person and determine how many session we can offer.

To refer an eligible child, please complete the Referral form for Artist in Training

To discuss eligibility or for more information about the project, please Contact us