Young Masters

Visual Art School
Regular Painting, Drawing & Sculpture Classes for Children in Bradford

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Mum's Open Letter Tells It All

07/03/17
Darcy is one of those children who dearly love being creative and love Young Masters. He has been attending Young Masters Visual Art School since September last year, when classes became available at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley. We, as adults, so often underestimate the value of artistic education and enormous influence it sometimes has on creative-minded children. The frequently asked question is – where is the evidence and how do we measure this? Darcy’s Mum has just answered this question.
Mum's Open Letter about Visual Arts and Awards
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Young Masters Winter Exhibition at Kala Sangam

29/01/17
End of AUTUMN-WINTER term exhibition opens at Kala Sangam Arts Centre on 4 February 10am for eight days and closes on 11 February 1pm. It is a free public family event. We have been honoured by the Lord Mayor of Bradford and his wife kind agreement to visit our exhibition. Other guests will include Ashley Jackson and Ruth Fettis.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1648387188790091/
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Ylleanah Jinson at Bradford City Hall

06/01/17
Ylleanah Jinson of St Bede's and St Joseph's Catholic College, who attends Young Masters Visual Art School since October 2015 and has won the Lord Mayor of Bradford Christmas Card competition 2016, was invited to meet the Lord Mayor, Cllr Geoff Reid and his wife, Lady Mayoress Chris Reid on 6 January 2017 at City Hall for a celebration tea party. She was presented with the certificate. There were the runner's up with their respective school representatives present along with Tony Bullock, Arts Coordinator from Music&Arts Department of Children Services, and Michael Jameson, Children's Services Director. Ylleanah's parents were preset too. We are honoured to have such beautiful and talented young lady in our school.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/edit/a.1315526651855734.1073742393.607400066001733/
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Trinity College London Bronze Arts Award

01/01/17
Our Bronze Award Programme is well under way at Young Masters and here we would like to share Freya's story of her visit to Anne E Dunlop exhibition in Elie. Landscapes are very close to Freya's heart and she really enjoyed seeing a lot of beautiful landscapes and seascape at the exhibition however she also got inspired to try new things. And that is a wonderful thing, Freya!
Freya's Bronze Arts Award Story
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Christmas Exhibition and Workshops with Young Masters

19/12/16
Young Masters Christmas Card Original Artwork Exhibition and Christmas Workshops open at Merchants Quay Shipley BD17 7DB on Monday and Tuesday 19-20 December 11am - 1pm. The workshops are priced £10 per child (the usual discounts apply). The exhibition is a free public event open 19-20 December from 10:30am to 1:30pm. We will be offering Tea and Coffee and Sweets and Treats for everyone.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1123758684409067/
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Ylleanah wins the Lord Mayor Christmas Card Competition

14/12/16
We had a little celebration at Young Masters - it is official now that Ylleanah Jinson of Young Masters has created the winning design for the Lord Mayor's E-Card 2016. This year there were 785 entries from 10 different educational establishments. Here is Ylleanah with her classmates and her teacher Georgia Griffiths holding her present passed on by the Lord Mayor and Music & Art Service. She is invited to meet the Lord Mayor for morning tea on 6 January 2017.
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Trinity College London Bronze Arts Award

26/11/16
After delivering 52 Arts Award Explore certificates in the last academic year, this Autumn-Winter term at Young Masters we started delivering Arts Award Bronze certificates which are equivalent GCSE-level accreditation. We have 6 students working on their GCSEs level at Young Masters at the moment. Here we would like to share Leon's story of his visit to Barbara Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield. Please go on our Facebook page and leave a comment for Leon!
Leon's Bronze Arts Award Story
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Generation ART conference in Leicester

16/11/16
On 16 of November 2016 Virginija Knowles attended Generation ART conference in Leicester. Generation ART shared experiences and learning in the context of the wonderful new gallery at DMU Leicester, alongside thought provoking talks from Simon and Tom Bloor, Kate Owens, Sam Thorne, Mighty Creatives, Andrew Vaughan, Helen Newman and Jane Sillis, Director of Engage, The National Association for Gallery Education.
engage.org
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Young Masters are back at Cliffe Castle Museum

22/10/16
Young Masters are back at Cliffe Castle Museum Garden Room displaying watercolour and cardboard landscapes created in a new AUTUMN 2016-WINTER 2017 term. Open Day Event on Saturday 22 October 11am - 4pm. It is a free family event. Other opening times: Sunday 11am - 4pm, Monday closed, Tuesday-Friday 10am - 4pm. Exhibition closes on Friday 28 October 4pm.
https://www.facebook.com/events/656024874573883/
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Saltaire Festival 2016: The Power of Water

10/09/16

We are a part of Saltaire Festival again. Thank you for inviting us! This year theme is The Power Of Water focusing on last year floods in December 2015. We will be looking at this year’s theme with a nod to the multicultural and diverse backdrop that Bradford provides, using tales of water spirits and deities in mythologies from around the world to make masks that the children can design and wear whilst learning a little about another culture. We are on Saturday and Sunday 10-11 September 11am-4pm.
http://saltairefestival.co.uk/event/childrens-activities-in-roberts-park/
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KS Kids Arts Camp is back in Summer 2016

25/07/16
A week of drums, dance and art is back on at Kala Sangam this Summer with Young Masters providing visual art activities in a touching story of an injured Starling looking for a winter shelter in the woods. On for children age 5-13 from 25 to 29 July.
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Young Masters Summer Exhibition at Kala Sangam

09/07/16
Young Masters end of term exhibition comes back to our favourite venue at St Peters House Kala Sangam Arts Centre. Exhibition Opening Day is on Saturday 9 July 10am - 1pm. The show will be on display for eight days and closes on 16 July 1pm. This is a free public family event. All welcome!
Facebook Event
Kala Sangam Website
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Love Livin'Here Exhibition at Cliffe Castle Museum

19/06/16
Young Masters SPRING-SUMMER 2016 term Hockney style watercolour landscapes and mini outdoor friends alongside Bloomin'Yorkshire Rose creations will go on display in Cliffe Castle Museum Garden Room in Keighley. Exhibition opens on 19 June 2016 and will be on display for 8 days. This is a free family event. Bring a picnic to Open Day on Sunday 19 July!
Facebook Event
Cliffe Castle Website
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Young Masters at Sunny Bank Mills Farsley

10/06/16
We have a little announcement to make: from September 2016 Young Masters classes will be available at Sunny Bank Mills Leeds Farsley LS28 5UJ
Sunny Bank Mills
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Smiggle Came To Town

10/06/16

Smiggle, the world’s hottest children's stationery brand, has arrived to Bradford! Young Masters Visual Art School officially launched store opening today at The Broadway shopping centre. We hope this is going to be a whole new page in collaboration between children's art school and the Westfied.
Event video
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Sari of Bradford by Young Masters Visual Art School

01/06/16
Bradford Festival 2016 will be more vibrant because of beautiful banner featuring Bradford district landscapes with South Asian floral elements, created by Young Masters using textile patterns from India and Pakistan. The workshops take place Saturday 4 June at Merchants Quays Shipley. This is a great time to see Young Masters in action!
http://www.bradfordfestival.org.uk/whatson/banners-sari-of-bradford-by-young-masters-visual-art-school
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Linoprint Classes with Ruth Fettis

16/05/16
We are delighted to have Ruth Fettis to come to Young Masters to demonstrate linocutting and printing to our students. Ruth works in variety of medium, including printmaking, collage, drawing, painting and illustration. She regularly leads workshops at Galleries and with Schools. Ruth will be working with Young Masters over two weeks project based on 'Four Seasons'. More about this wonderful Bradford based artist at
www.ruthfettis.com
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Ruth Fettis at Young Masters

16/05/16
We are delighted to have Ruth Fettis to come to Young Masters to demonstrate lino cutting and printing to our students. Ruth works in variety of medium, including printmaking, collage, drawing, painting and illustration. She regularly leads workshops at galleries and with schools. Ruth will be working with Young Masters over two weeks project based on 'Four Seasons'.
www.ruthfettis.com
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Recycled Sculpture Artist Geoff Latz at Young Masters

18/04/16
Bradford based Geoff Latz, acclaimed recycled sculpture artist, and Angela Boyce, a glass artist herself, will be running Bloomin Yorkshire school competition project at Young Masters starting this week. The Blooming Yorkshire project hopes to raise money for Kidney Research and Organ Donation charities. We are very excited to be a part of the project and work with such extraordinary artists.
https://bloominyorkshire.co.uk
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35 children receive Trinity College London Certificates

15/02/16
Our Arts Award Explore certification went through with some fantastic comments: 'The arts logs demonstrated that the evidence requirements and assessment criteria have been sufficiently met to obtain an overall 'pass' mark for all. The young people involved have clearly engaged in some rich arts experiences and have produced work of inspiring quality!'
We couldn't agree more. Congratulations to all 35 children involved!
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Merchants Quay is Young Masters new home

31/01/16
The new Spring-Summer term at Young Masters will start at a fresh and airy and inspiring space at Merchants Quay quarters - Ashley Mill BD17 7DB - in a close proximity to Salts Mill and Yorkshire Music School. The light and space there is something we desperately need. It will be great to have home. We can't wait!
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100 children on the rolls in Spring-Summer Term

30/01/16
Young Masters Viaul Art School has been expanding rapidly since it was founded a couple of years ago. Last term we had 72 students and this term we are rolling over a hundred. A big THANK YOU from Young Masters team!
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Young Masters Winter Exhibition at Kala Sangam

06/01/16
End of AUTUMN-WINTER term exhibition opens at Kala Sangam Arts Centre on 6 February 10am for eight days and closes on 13 February 1pm. It is a free public family event. We have been honoured by the Bradford's Deputy Mayor, a Keighley councillor Abid Hussain, kind agreement to visit our exhibition.
https://www.facebook.com/events/889248227856455/
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Anna Dearing at Bradford Cathedral Christmas Festival

15/12/15
Anna Dearing of Young Masters received a Runner Up prize in Bradford Council Christmas Card Competition. The prize was presented by Director of Children's Services Michael Jameson and Arts Coordinator Tony Bullock. An event took place at Bradford Education Music&Art Service Christmas Festival at Bradford Cathedral 15 December 2015.
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Christmas Silk Painting Exhibition 'Make It Happen'

03/12/15
Young Masters Christmas Silk painting exhibition opens on Sunday 6 December 2015 at Young Masters new office in Idle. Address: 21 Westfield Lane BD10 8PY. The exhibition features our habotai silk paintings we produced for Bradford Council Christmas Card Competition this year. There were over a 1000 entries and only two winners to be chosen therefore we feel absolutely delighted to discover that Anna Dearing, 8, was Runner Up in this prestigeous competition. Her work will be displayed at Bradford Cathedral later in December.
https://www.facebook.com/events/994765730565743/
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We Are Back At Tropical World Leeds!

18/11/15
'All Tiny Things Flying' have been on display at Tropical World Leeds from 22 July to 10 November 2015. Now we are back there with 'Animal Alphabet' display! The colourful animals were created by children age five to 12 during the Young Masters Spring-Summer 2015 term. The children used a wide range of materials, colour but, above all, their imagination to produce 'Animal Alphabet'. Enjoy your visit!
Display Blurb
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Two Young Masters receive prizes at Walker Morris

07/11/15
Isaac Pittock age 7 and Megan Deakin age 8, Walker Morris Charity Calendar 2016 competition winners for the months July and November respectively, have been awarded prizes and certificates from Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson at a special Presentation Ceremony, held at Walker Morris offices in Leeds, on Saturday 7 November. Our school received two cheques for £250 each and money will go straight into Young Masters Access Fund to help out with children's fees.
http://www.walkermorris.co.uk/news/local-primary-school-children-honoured-prestigious-painting-competition
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Young Masters Visual Art School C.I.C.

04/11/15
On the 4 November 2015 Young Masters have become Visual Art School C.I.C. Our main goal remains to provide high quality art tuition as a part of Children's University accreditation and Trinity College London Arts Award certification as well as to become an independent art institution in our own right. The other aspect, just as important to us, is to be accessible to every child independent of its learning or physical ability or social background. For a second term running we have established Access Fund for SEN and gifted&talented children and our C.I.C. status we gained will allow us to become a school for all who loves art.
Certificate of Incorporation of Young Masters C.I.C.
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Christmas Exhibition 'Make It Happen'

23/10/15
Young Masters Silk Painting Exhibition opens on Sunday 6 December 2015 11am-7pm at Idle Art Studio, 21 Westfield Lane Idle BD10 8RX. Children's work will be on display until 31 January 2016.
Facebook Event
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Calavera Painting Party at Young Masters

19/10/15
In two-hour Halloween workshop we will be designing our own Sugar Skulls using different painting and drawing techniques (£10 fee, sibling rates apply). Please come in Halloween outfit if you wish. Face painting, juice, sweets and cakes will also be available. Starts at 11am on Saturday 31 October 2015 at Thackley Methodist Church BD10 0RH
El Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Scull Party
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Bradford Council Chrismas card competition

12/10/15
This competition is open to all schools in the Bradford District. Pupils are asked to represent the theme of A Child’s Christmas in Photography, Drawing, Painting or Collage suitable for publishing as a Christmas card. This week at Young Masters we will be painting silk in Christmas design.
A Child's Christmas 2015 Christmas Card Competition
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Young Masters Scoop Two Main Prizes at Walker Morris

14/09/15
It pays off to be talented, confident and different - from nearly 2000 entries to Walker Morris Charity Calendar 2016 competition from Primary schools across the Yorkshire, Humber and North East Lincolnshire regions we have not one but two winners! It is Isaac Pittock, age 7 and Megan Deakin, age 8. The Presentation Ceremony will be held on Saturday 7 November 2015 at Walker Morris offices in Leeds.
http://www.walkermorris.co.uk/news/judging-takes-place-21st-walker-morris-children%E2%80%99s-charity-calendar-competition
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Saltaire Festival 2015: Family Painting in the Park

01/09/15
Children of all ages including their parents and carers are invited to create a community artwork, which will be on display for all to see during the Festival. Last year festival artwork will be displayed in Salts Mill Bookshop throughout September 2015 and during the festival where we will be selling greeting cards of the images produced by local company The Dandy Arthouse. Bookshop Exhibition open daily 10.00am to 6.00pm.
'Saltaire - by the hands of 100 children'
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KS Kids Arts Camp successfully launched this Summer  

27/07/15  
Just wanted to share that ‘Fantastic’ and ‘Brilliant’ were the typical comments from Kala Sangam Summer Arts Camp 27 - 31 July 2015. The children painted with Young Masters, danced with Dance United and acted with The Yorkshire School of Acting. The children particularly enjoyed the end of the week performance. Kala Sangam would like to thank the individual teachers that delivered the workshops and looking to run another arts camp possibly Easter 2016.
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All Tiny Things Flying at Tropical World Leeds

22/07/15
From today our colourful flying creatures are displayed at Tropical World Leeds. They were made by children age five to 11 using techniques taught to them during the Young Masters Spring-Summer 2015 term. The kids used a wide range of materials, colour, but above all, their imagination. The results even include some ambitious (to fly) non-flying things – you can spot them if you visit the display! Opened at usual business times until middle of September.
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Children's Individual Artwork
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Bingley Young Masters to open in Autumn-Winter Term 2016 

13/07/15
From September 2015 we will be offering Young Masters classes in Bingley. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 5pm to 6:30pm  at Bingley Methodist Church, Herbert Street, Bingley BD16 4JU. All other classes in the new term will remain the same as they were in Summer term 2015 however Saturday Saltaire class will double: first class from 3pm to 4:30pm followed by another class from 5pm to 6:30pm. Hope this will be enthusiastically appreciated by Saltaire parents.
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Young Masters Summer Exhibition at Kala Sangam

04/07/15
End of SPRING-SUMMER Term exhibition opens at Kala Sangam Arts Centre on 4 July at 10am for eight days and closes on 11 July 1pm. It is a free public family event.
https://www.facebook.com/events/8310717669788661
 
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The Lord Mayor visits Bradford Architectural Jewels

21/06/15
Bradford Architectural Jewels exhibition is on at Albion Mills Jade Building top floor BD10 9TQ. Large masterpieces of community paintings produced at Idle Art Studio’s Bradford Architectural Jewels workshop at Bradford Festival went on display this week alongside a hundred architectural paintings done by Peel Park Primary school and Young Masters art school. The Lord Mayor of Bradford Cllr Joanne Dodds and her husband Mr Robert Dodds visited Young Masters exhibition on Sunday and presented the winning entrants with the certificates.
https://www.facebook.com/events/445634132266442/
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Painting Competition 'Bradford Architectural Jewels'

11/05/15
In conjunction with Bradford Festival 2015, Idle Art Studio is announcing their second painting competition. The competition is open to all children aged 5 – 11. The submission deadline is 15 June 2015. All entries will be exhibited at Albion Mills, Top Floor of Jade Building at Greengates, BD10 9TQ. The exhibition will run for a week with the Opening Day on Sunday 21 June 2015 from 10am to 2pm.  Thereafter the exhibition will be opened for a week every day between 10am and 2pm and will close on Sunday 28 June 2015 at 2pm.
Painting Competition Bradford Architectural Jewels Information Sheet
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Young Masters' Recognition at Future House 

18/06/15
 
We were invited to visit Future House Summer Exhibition and collect Special Join Award for Mixed Media today at Future House one-night open event. Special joint awards went to Tracks School for Lowry Inspired Work and to Idle Arts Studio for Abstract Mixed Media. Ten young artist who attend Idle Arts Studio picked up the joint award.
T&A: Talented young artists showcase work in summer exhibition
Special Joined Award
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Walker Morris Charity Calendar Painting Competition

15/06/15
This week at Young Masters we will be painting a picture of our favourite month of the year for Walker Morris Charity Calendar Competition. The winning entries will be used to make a calendar, sold in aid of Martin House Children's Hospice.
 http://www.walkermorris.co.uk/corporate-responsibility/sponsorship
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KS Kids Summer Camp

15/05/15
You have never seen anything like it - all arts under one roof for your child's complete entertainment for the last two weeks in July 2015 - BOOK NOW as places won't last! Four organisations are pulling their best recourses to make your kids Summer the most remarkable one tasting the sound of Music with Kala Sangam, Dance with Dance United Yorkshire, Drama with The Yorkshire School Of Acting and Visual Arts with Young Masters - learning all these skills for a celebration event at the end of each week.  Book either Week1 20-24 July or Week2 27-31 July or both! £90 per week will guarantee you the best child care you wished.
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Yamina's Work Exhibited at Whitworth Art Gallery

28/04/15
One of our students has submitted some of her individual artwork to The BBC Little Painting Challenge competition and it has been chosen from the thousands of entries to be exhibited at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester in May. Yamina, 10, is attending Young Masters together with her brother since September 2014. From February she received gifted&talented children scholarship through our The Access Fund programme. Well done Yamina!!!
http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:g5r-i808tsn0-rdwd49/little-painting-challenge-at-the-whitworth
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Young Masters Success at Future House

13/04/15
After our end of term exhibition we were invited to Future House for the Summer 2015 exhibition there. A lovely letter from Bradford Council this week informed us that over the Easter break a group of representatives from the Council and the art world were invited to Future House to look at all the work and our school was singled out for recognition - Young Masters for abstract mixed media. All the winners of this shared prize, their families and staff are invited to Open Evening on 18 June 2015 from 6 to 7:30 pm to celebrate the achievement. Thanks to all contributors - feeling so proud of all our Young Masters!!!
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Young Masters are Children's University Learning Destination

31/03/15
Best day ever - Young Masters Visual Arts School is a part of Children's University! After meeting with Ashleigh Veres this morning at University of Bradford we can confirm that we are accredited members of Children's University. Young Masters provide high quality learning experience with a 'wow' factor. Ashleigh, who is a Recruitment and Outreach Officer at Bradford University, congratulated us on a prestigious achievement
http://www.childrensuniversity.co.uk/maps/
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First Anniversary marked with a Photo Book

22/03/15
Today is a day when a year ago Young Masters opened their doors for their first class at Thackley. It has been a remarkable start and to celebrate the occasion we published a photo book YOUNG MASTERS A Journey Through the SPRING-SUMMER Term In Photographs 22 March - 19 July 2014. The book is available to view and purchase online via blurb.com websitehttp://www.blurb.co.uk/b/6068227-young-masters
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Young Masters will display at Salts

12/03/15
Large scale paintings of the Saltaire village and Roberts Park done by the hands of hundreds of children last year at Saltaire Festival 2014 are going on displayed at Salts Mill Book Shop for the whole of September 2015 as a part of Salts Mill and Young Masters collaboration during this year Festival. Some greeting cards produced by The Dandy Arthouse Ltd from children's paintings will go up for sale at the same time.
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Saltaire Young Masters opens today 

07/03/15  
Another amazing Young Masters class and a wonderful location in the heart of a World Heritage site,  thanks to its preservation as a Victorian industrial village. Mill owner Sir Titus Salt built the village for his workers and today Salts Mill is the key feature of Saltaire and houses the 1853 Gallery with the largest collections of art by renowned Bradfordian David Hockney. We are delighted that Saltaire Methodist Church is happy to host us for the new term. Classes at Saltaire are on Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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Guiseley Young Masters to open in Spring-Summer term 2015

27/02/15
It has been an amazing term for Young Masters with a successful exhibition in February crowning up our work through the term. Celebrations aside, we start Spring-Summer term now. We continue runing classes from two locations: Thackley Methodist Church BD10 0RH and St Peters House Kala Sangam Arts Centre BD1 4TY. Now we can offer another class that is local to the Guiseley community at Guiseley Methodist Church LS20 9EP. First class is on 27 March at 5:00 p.m. and we are very happy to start at a hight note being fully booked there!
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Young Masters win Social Enterprise Award

17/02/15
Young Masters are Award Winners as part of ‘Lead the Change’ social enterprise programme run by Participate Projects and UnLtd, two charity organisations providing support to community orientated businesses. The Award is to continue offering services to SEN children and supporting gifted and talented children.  A small group of children is to attend Young Masters as a part of this new programme in a new term starting beginning of March.
Young Masters social enterprise Award
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Idle Art Studio is Arts Award Centre

08/02/15
Idle Art Studio Director Virginija Knowles has completed a relevant training as Arts Award adviser and Idle Art Studio has been accredited as Arts Award Centre in Yorkshire&Humber. We will be offering Arts Awards in the following art forms: Visual arts, Craft, Design, Combined arts, Photography. All students who have successfully completed Autumn-Winter 2015 Term are entitled to Explore Arts Award from Trinity College London. It is a rather slow process however it is worth doing it as Explore earns your child four entry credits to the university.
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Young Masters exhibition success

07/02/15
Young Masters end of Autumn-Winter 2015 term exhibition at Kala Sangam Arts Centre was a huge success drawing a big crowd to view a wide range of artwork on display. About 280 pieces were on display including paintings, drawings, mixed media art and clay. 30 participants, aged 5 to 11-years-old, received a certificate from the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Bradford.
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/11780339.Art_show_huge_success_for_young/
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Lord Mayor to visit Young Masters Exhibition

28/01/15
The Lord Mayor of Bradford (Councillor Mike Gibbons) has kindly accepted an invitation to attend Young Masters exhibition opening on the 7th of February. The Lord Mayor will be accompanied by the Lady Mayoress (Mrs Elizabeth M Sharp) on this occasion. We are hugely looking forward to meeting them and showing our student's fantastic work.
https://www.facebook.com/media/
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Medieval Gargoyles In Clay with Tony Bullock

19/01/15
Our final Young Masters visitor this term  is Tony Bullock who is running clay sculpture workshops with our students this week making Medieval Gargoyles. He is Visual arts co-ordinator at Bradford Future House Children Services Department and we are very honoured to welcome him at Young Masters.
http://www.bradfordmusiconline.co.uk/site/idle-art-studio-clay-workshop/
http://www.idleartstudio.com/download/8dc657cf-9fbc-11e4-a25a-4108cb8d430a/
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Young Masters Winter Exhibition at Kala Sangam

12/01/15
Another wonderful event to look forward to - Young Masters AUTUMN - WINTER End-of-Term Exhibition at St Peters House Kala Sangam Arts Centre opening on 7 February to 14 February 2015. A lot of children's artwork on display covering 14 weeks term from September 2014 to January 2015. It is a free public family event
https://www.facebook.com/events/943801798976927/
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Minimal Animals with Designer and Illustrator Matt Lamont

10/01/15 
This week we have another visiting artist at Young Masters. Matt Lamont is designer and illustrator at The Functional Fox / FoxDuo Design and was awarded Creative Ability in Digital Technologies Award 2012 by the National Media Museum. Matt will introduce children to the concept of illustration through series of minimalist animal designs.
http://www.thefunctionalfox.com/
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 Mixed Media Natural Forms with Miriam Laville 

 05/01/15 
Miriam is a Leeds-based Visual Artist and Teacher who's work aspires from organic forms, textures, and lines in beautiful colourful collages on canvasses. Miriam is exhibiting her work widely. She is also a passionate teacher, inspiring her students onto artistic journeys of the form and colour. She is running Mixed Media classes this week at Young Masters.
http://www.idleartstudio.com/download/222f4080-952c-11e4-b053-c741d882b2f6/
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 Christmas Competition in T&A 

 28/11/14 
Youngsters aged five to 11 are being invited to take part in a Christmas art competition. Young Masters, who run classes at Kala Sangam on Wednesdays and Thackley Methodist Church on Saturdays, hope all local primary schools will get involved. Entries will be exhibited at an open day at Thackley Methodist Church on December 20 where winners will be announced.
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/11633340.Christmas_competition/
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Painting Competition 'The Christmas Miracle'

21/11/14
Idle Art Studio is holding painting Exhibition - Competition. The competition is opened for the children age 5 - 11 from the local primary schools, home schooled children and children with special educational needs. Thackley Methodist Church will be hosting the exhibition of the artwork in December. Open day on 20 December 1pm. Tony Bullock will be a judge.
Painting Competition The Christmas Miracle information sheet 
https://www.facebook.com/events/787163034681522/
'The Christmas Miracle' WINNERS and RUNNERS UP 2014
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Arts Award

28/10/14
Some really good news for our Young Masters Term2 students. Idle Art Studio Founder  Virginija Knowles is attending Arts Award Discover & Explore adviser training course on 26 November 2014. The course is aimed to provide certificates for children age 5+ and 7+ who completed the 14 week term. 
http://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=2300             
 http://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=2301
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Halloween Painting Party at Kala Sangam

26/10/14
Join us at half term on Fri 31 October at Kala Sangam for painting together Halloween themed large mural. Two hours workshop from 11am-1pm £10 per child. We will be doing body tracing, mapping of the skeletons, painting a spooky graveyard and doing some individual free style Halloween paintings. Pumpkins, candles, juice and cakes will provide a necessary mood!
http://www.idleartstudio.com/download/ca189b14-5cdf-11e4-80a2-3b243585ad63/​
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Bonfire Painting Party at Thackley Methodist Church

26/10/14
Very similar thing we are planning for the 1 November at Thackley Methodist Church only this workshop is going to be all about Bonfire and Fireworks! Starts at 11am for two hours and the fee is £10 per child. Siblings discounts, scholarship discounts apply. Also if you book both workshops the price is £15 per both. Everyone is welcome and don't forget your friends!​http://www.idleartstudio.com/download/f4efa01c-5cdf-11e4-87fe-3b243585ad63/​
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Printmaking with Sharon Hiley

20/10/14
Sharon is a painter, illustrator and a printmaker. She is running introductory printmaking classes this week at Young Masters. Children will design Christmas themed illustration and produce a design as a monoprint. In cooperation with The Dandy Arthouse printing shop in Bingley these designs can be turned into beautiful greeting cards for all occasions. 
http://sharonhiley.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/what-a-dandy-idea/​
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Day at Russell Hall Primary School in Queensbury

13/10/14
Idle Art Studio runs a whole day workshop at Russell Hall Primary school in Queensbury. Two groups of pupils, Year 3 and 4, were depicting Queensbury and its environs, showing various local landmarks and places of interest! Children's task was to add all the colours and vitality to the pictures, in order to make it a very relevant testament. 
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.724515290956876.1073741885.607400066001733&type=1
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Alice in Wonderland workshop

21/09/14
This exciting workshop is aimed to produce The Giant Flowers for Stage 84 ‘Alice in Wonderland’ production at Beckfoot School in Bingley Saturday 4th October 2014. For children age 5 – 11. Price £10 per child, £8 per sibling, £7 per SEN. Free invitations to see the show. Please book specifying YES in a text box under ALICE IN WONDERLAND WORKSHOP.
https://www.facebook.com/events/642377052542575/?context=create&source=49
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Networking with ARTbound

15/09/14
It was a pleasure to meet ARTbound Community Founder and Owner Meg Oxford and talk about her attempts to bringing talented independent artists together into a tight circle buzzing with activity in artist's opportunities to showcasing their work in upcoming events and exhibitions.
http://www.artboundcommunity.com
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Saltaire Festival 2014: Painting in the park with Jane Gamble

13/09/14
Idle Art Studio painting party will be popping up in the great outdoors Saturday September 13th and Sunday September 14th as a part of the magnificent Saltaire Festival 2014 in Roberts Park. Everyone is welcome to come along from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm and paint inspired by nature. This is a family event - bring your friends and kids with you!
http://saltaireinspired.org.uk/saltaire-festival-2014-what-to-expect/
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Young Masters in Telegraph&Argus

10/07/14
Time is running out to visit a special exhibition featuring work by members of a newly-established 'Young Masters' art school in Bradford. The exhibition features work by children aged five to 14 who attend classes at the Idle Art Studio, which runs weekly classes at Thackley Methodist Church. Read more:
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/11332228.Youngsters_put_on_an_exhibition/
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Young Masters Summer Exhibition at Kala Sangam

12/06/14
Join Idle Art Studio in celebration of end of The First Term Exhibition at the Kala Sangam Arts Centre. Exhibition runs from 5 July 9:30 to 12 July 12:30 for eight days. Opened: Monday to Friday: 9:30 - 5:30 Saturday: 9:30 - 1:00. Free Admission. Address: Kala Sangam Arts Centre, St Peter’s House, 1 Forster Square, Bradford BD1 4TY — right next to Bradford Cathedral
www.facebook.com/events/1487249984826116/
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Artwork display at Thackley Methodist Church

07/06/14
Thackley Methodist Church Monday Mums group is hosting Summer Fair & Artwork display - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Saturday 14 June - to raise money for church funds. That will be the first public Idle Art Studio appearance on the home ground. It is a lovely kick-off start for the Studio's Summer Exhibition season!
http://thackleymethodist.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/summer-fair-artwork-display-14-june.html
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Arts Conference in Leicester

03/06/24
On 4 June 2014 Virginija Knowles is attending one-day Arts Conference in Leicester.  The conference offers lots of practical  artistic ideas, explores how the arts can be used to support teaching in other areas of learning, and how it can help engage reluctant learners. The keynote speaker is inspiring digital artist Jason Wilsher-Mills: Engaging children with art through iPads.
www.affinitytsa.co.uk/index.php/training/new-arts-conference-4th-june-2014
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Sculpture Workshops

13/05/14
Special Effects artist and Sculptor Ellie Morley will be running sculpture workshops at Idle Art Studio on 24 and 31 May. Sculpture workshops will be free for the Idle Art Studio students to attend. For other children (age 5 - 14) fees will applay. Please register with Idle Art Studio per telephone or use Booking page to fill in a Booking Form.
www.facebook.com/IdleArtStudio?ref=hl#!/events/588497187932222/
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Arts Award

08/05/14
Idle Art Studio tutor Sophie Crawshaw is attending Arts Award Bronze & Silver adviser training course in June which will allow the Studio to provide children with the certificates they deserve at the end of the course. As well as excellent achievements these accredited levels will earn UCAS points for when students apply to University.
www.artsaward.org.uk
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