art-K, the UK’s leading provider of high street art classes for children aged between six to sixteen, is to open a new art studio in Letchworth Garden City led by illustration expert Johan Winter.
Johan has extensive experience in developing young artists. Before teaming up with art-K, he previously worked as an art teacher in secondary schools and colleges, as well as conducting museum art workshops. Having studied Illustration at the University of Hertfordshire, he continues to work as a freelance artist outside of the classroom—including collaborative projects with authors to illustrate their texts.
The art-K Letchworth studio will offer classes throughout the weekdays and weekends, giving children the opportunity to learn new skills and develop their confidence across a spectrum of styles and mediums.
The new studio will open on the 1st of September 2021, and Johan is offering a trial class for children who have not studied at art-K previously.
art-K Managing Director Emily Harper said, “We can’t wait to launch our new class in Letchworth Garden City. Johan is an excellent art teacher with heaps of experience working with children. We are confident that he will help them to develop their art skills while providing them with a safe space to channel their creativity.”
Johan Winter said, “Letchworth Garden City has a thriving community of art enthusiasts and art-K slots right in with that. What is truly enjoyable about teaching art, is seeing kids light up when they understand something new; this could be a new technique clicking or being inspired by a new artist. So, I’m delighted to be able to offer that opportunity to students in Letchworth.”
art-K Letchworth Garden City is located at 7 The Arcade, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3ET. It is a short walk away from the train station and ideally situated for parents who wish to visit the local shops while their children are in class. For class availability and times, please visit www.art-k.co.uk/class-letchworth
Notes to Editors
The journey began in 2000, when Kathryn Harper combined her creative inclination and her experience in paediatric speech and language therapy to develop an art programme for children.
In 2016 daughter – Managing Director Emily Harper – saw the opportunity to build an art tuition company that would represent the future of art education nationally, and art-K was born. Together Emily and Kathryn (Creative Director) have grown art-K to more than 30 clubs, teaching 3000+ students per week and employing over 100 artists.
In 2018 David Harper, who had long corporate experience, supported the business to help mentor and develop art-K into a company with strong corporate governance.
art-K’s goal is to ensure that every child passionate about art has the chance to be a part of an art-K club in their local area. It is looking to build a community of individuals who share a common passion and enthusiasm for creating art.
art-K classes focus on fundamental principles of art, which can be used as building blocks by its students to develop their skills and confidence in experimenting with different artistic styles and mediums. That is why its classes are tailored to individuals and open to everyone.
For more information, please visit: www.art-k.co.uk