Our Syllabus, Your Child


The Little Art School 12 year syllabus is unique. Over many years we have designed a highly structured course. Our course delivers one continuous, highly structured progression of learning.

The Little Art School Drawing and Painting Course will take your child from learning to draw basic shapes and use various art media (eg watercolour and pastel) at age 5, right through to graduating with us after Level 6, when our students are completing complex portraits in oils.

The aim of the syllabus is to set a high quality of experience for every student in the way they learn, with a structured warm-up, set Learning Objectives in each lesson and two key outcomes:

We nurture the development of a lifelong skill; the ability to draw and paint confidently

We build self-esteem – every child should leave knowing that they have developed their skills and with increased confidence, nurtured in an encouraging environment

The Little Art School course is structured in such a way that regardless of your child's age when they join us we will be able to place them in the right class for them. Find out a bit more about the break down of our course.... 

Little Artist Club
Foundation Class
Levels 1 – 3
Barbara Hawkins girl with a pearl earring
Levels 4 – 6

The aim of our course is to teach children: How to SEE like an artist and how to THINK like an artist.

Our Studios


We currently have two studios in Ayrshire, Ayr and Dundonald. Both studios have classes after school most days and weekends. All our studios are fully equipped with all the materials we have tried and tested over the years to compliment our course and give our students confidence in experimenting with lots of different mediums. We strive to make our studios a nurturing, welcoming space - every student has their own work space and set of materials needed for the class. The focal point of all workspaces is the teachers demonstration easel & the teacher has a clear view of all students and the ability to move round during the classes.


12 Alloway Place, Ayr, KA7 2AG


Unit B2, Olympic Business Park, Drybridge Road, Dundonald,  KA2 9BE

Contact Us

To find out more about either our Children's Studio Classes or our Online Course you can email us or fill in the contact form and one of our team will get back to you.

Children's Studio Classes - hello@littleartschool.co.uk

Online Course - onlinecourse@littleartschool.co.uk