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27 Feb 2023

Cheltenham Franchise Opening

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Cheltenham Franchise Opening
art-K in Cheltenham
art-K Cheltenham Franchise opening.

art-K, the leading provider of educational art classes for children in high street studios across the UK, has opened a branch in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, to continue to expand access to mee the growing demand for art classes across the UK.

Catering to children aged 6-18, the new branch offers classes throughout weekdays and weekends, giving an opportunity to learn new skills and develop confidence across a spectrum of styles and mediums.

art-K Cheltenham’s Art Leader Dan said: “I’m thrilled to be setting up the branch in Cheltenham, which offers a fantastic new addition to the community and has already been overwhelmingly well received.  I’m looking forward to helping children gain that spark of creativity for art, and maintain that passion, and am open for summer and periods over the summer holidays to ensure that opportunity is available.”

The branch has opened at 10 Church St, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8AR, and for further details on opening hours and class availability contact the Art Leader, Dan on 

01242 361428 or or 

the booking portal for your trial is online at


Notes to editors

About art-K

Having started the art journey in 2000, Kathryn was joined in 2016 by daughter and Managing Director Emily Harper and with David Harper in launching art-K. Combining their skills and experience they decided to expand art-K into a national brand that represents the future of arts education. Since 2016, the business has grown to 40+ clubs, teaches 5000+ students per week and employs 100s of artists.

art-K’s goal is to ensure that every child passionate about art has the opportunity 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 teaching and creating art skills in others.

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.

The average home in the UK today has more than nine consumer electronic devices. At school, electronic whiteboards and monitors are also widely used. Outside the home and school most students have a phone and/or a smart watch.. These devices constantly notify the user to draw their attention to activity on the device and respond to it. So, it is no surprise that many parents have told us that finding an activity that is not screen based nor reactive, where the student has to take create something from a ‘blank canvas’ and find their own expression or perspective, is important for them 

From parent feedback, and from what we can observe of the children themselves, we truly believe art can play a crucial role in fostering self-esteem and self-confidence. For some children, art is the only activity they have, so for them, when they take a piece of art to school, art alone can be responsible for a positive change in self-perception and in the perception the school has of the student- it really can change lives.

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