We offer 2 art courses: Key Stage 2 Visual Arts Course and Key Stage 3 Visual Arts Course.

Our Visual Arts Courses have been designed by Victoria Furze to mirror our music education at Matrix, with courses which are progressive and structured, but also creative. We aim to inspire and enable creative children and young people to further their engagement with the arts.


Key Stage 2 Visual Arts Course

Age School years 3 to 6 (KS2)

Lessons Wednesdays 4 - 5:15pm
Thursdays 4 – 5:15pm

How to join Contact us for availabilty

The students develop skills in technical drawing (learning about line, tone, texture), observational drawing and expressive drawing. We use a variety of media and techniques including graphite, ink, charcoal, pastel and crayon, starch painting, sgraffito and watercolour.

Each lesson focusses on developing key drawing skills, beginning with a warmup and then on to a project that may run over one or two sessions that challenges and inspires students to take risks and develop artistic confidence.


Key Stage 3 Visual Arts Course

Age School years 7 to 9 (KS3)

Lessons Thursdays 5:30 to 7pm

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In the Key Stage 3 Visual Arts Course, students get the opportunity to further experiment with a whole range of materials they may not be familiar with. This allows them to explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings. Working with traditional and mixed media, confidence, imagination and creativity grows as they will learn to explore and appreciate art and creative risk taking. Their artistic vocabulary expands to include materials and techniques that they can add to their portfolios.

Run in small groups, there is time for 1:1 tutor input, to further help and encourage students to develop original ideas and artistic voice.

Our Address

Matrix Arts Centre
15 - 17 The Nursery
Sutton Courtenay
OX14 4UA

Get in touch

Tel: 01235 847264