Child painting in art class

Meraki Art School Moves to Guildhall Shopping Centre

New Art School, for aspiring young artists, moves into the old Coffee Pot, 1st floor in the Guildhall Shopping Centre. Meraki Art School is a brand-new creative initiative that opened its doors on 18th September 2021 with the launch of its two Saturday classes for young people aged 5-16, Meraki Create and Meraki Inspire. After just 10 weeks of running classes at Exeter Community Centre, Meraki Art school has moved into Exeter Guildhall shopping Centre, holding the first of its classes there on 20th November. Due to the popularity of the classes, they have extended their provision to run an extended timetable of classes including art classes for adults. Bringing creativity to all in the city centre.

Lessons are delivered by qualified teachers and passionate artists who support pupils to build strong skills in traditional art and design, with a focus on using high quality materials, referencing artists and craftspeople, as well as collecting visual information from the wider world.

Chloe Farrant, Co-Founder and Artist-Teacher at Meraki Art School, has worked in teaching and school leadership for 16 years, she is also a Specialist Leader of Education and International Coordinator who intends to use art as a means of opening up children's eyes to the wider world,  "Our classes will be a wonderful opportunity for children to meet other young creatives, open their eyes to the world of art and learn about the positive impact art can have in communities"

Carrie Sibbald, Co-Founder of Meraki Art School, says that "Young people can look forward to engaging in big, bold and exciting themes that are current, educational and relevant to them. Each set of workshops will culminate in opportunities for young people to publicly exhibit their artwork, which we hope will foster pride and confidence in the next generation of artists. "

Though there's still much in the pipeline for Meraki Art School. They look forward to launching their home school learning provision and courses online as well as artistic holiday boot-camps for young creatives.

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