Saturday Art School

General information

Term Dates

Each course runs on a Saturday between 9.30am and 12.30pm for eight weeks during the school term.  A half term break coincides with most of Dorset schools’ half term.

Autumn 2016

Saturday 3rd September 2016 to Saturday 10th December 2016

Please note that courses will run on alternate weeks during this term with no break for half term.

03 & 17 September

01, 15 & 29 October

12 & 26 November

10 December

Spring 2017

Saturday 14th January 2017 to Saturday 18th March 2017

Please note that courses will run each week with a two week break for half term.

14, 21 & 28 January

04 & 25 February

04, 11 & 18 March

(Half Term – 11 &18 February) 

If you have other enquiries about our courses or would like to visit the campus, please telephone on 01202 363030 or email:


Our classes cost £155.00 for an eight-week term.

Fees reduction

We offer reduced fees to parents or guardians who currently receive specified income-related benefits* or are in receipt of free school meals for their child (and have an official document showing this) of £77.50 per term.

Contact us on 01202 363030 or email  to find out if this applies to you.

* You will need to contact us prior to enrolling online for information on the qualifying benefits for reduced fees.  If you qualify you will still have to complete the online enrolment, but payment can be taken over the telephone.

Changing Dates or Postponing a Course

In rare circumstances, we may need to rearrange the date of a class, but we will try to give you as much notice as possible. Information will also be published on this page and parents who provide a mobile number will be sent a text wherever possible.  In cases such as these, refunds will not be offered, as students will be invited to attend a replacement class at an alternative time.