Go Sketch Art Activities and Birthday Parties for Children

Help your child discover the joys of drawing and painting

Have you ever noticed…

Have you ever noticed that a child is often happy to draw with abandon at 5 and yet by the time they reach 10 or even an adult, they sometimes no longer feel like they can draw? Can you relate to that yourself?

Why is that? 

Could it be that we are taught there is a ‘right’ and wrong’ way to draw or that we just don’t get enough time in school dedicated to the visual arts?

Could it be that you were told that only people with ‘talent’ can draw?

At Go Sketch Club we want to change that so that everyone can feel happy and confident when they sit down to draw. Yes, that also includes you if you would like to have some fun arty time with your child.


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Hello Artists!

Hi there!

My name is Emma and I have loved art from a very young age. I qualified as a primary teacher in 2006 and soon discovered that, due to timetable restraints, there was not enough time dedicated to the arts at school. I was often seeing children with low confidence being taken out of a rare art lesson to do more maths and English.

I believe that we should value art as a subject more as being creative makes us feel good, increases our self confidence and helps us think in different ways.

As an artist and a teacher, it was the logical choice to bring my two passions together to create Go Sketch Club!

I believe in teaching children that there is no such thing as ‘good art’ and ‘bad art’, only art we like and don’t like. Everyone likes different art! We celebrate ‘mistakes’ as ‘opportunities’ within the creative process.

Go Sketch Club aims to develop young artists into self confident, imaginative and creative thinking adults of tomorrow. 

Let’s get sketching!

Emma :)

Read our Facebook reviews

If you would like to see more reviews please visit the GO SKETCH Facebook page

  • positive review  Emma ran a great party for my daughter’s 9th birthday on Sunday. She was really lovely to work with, and really good with the kids, who were all a bit shy. And we all loved learning how to draw cartoons. Thank you, Emma!

    Cathryn Gregory Avatar Cathryn Gregory
    February 3

    positive review  That was such a great class, thank you so much we all feel very inspired and will be joining again next week.

    Nichola Larkin Avatar Nichola Larkin
    January 16

    positive review  My daughter had her 8th birthday party online. All the children (arty or not, even the little siblings) had a wonderful time! Thank you so much Emma!

    Fran Den Avatar Fran Den
    January 9
  • positive review  Emma did a great job hosting my son’s 6th birthday party during tier 3 restrictions. She was able to tailor the session to what Hugo wanted to learn to draw, and she facilitated the session enthusiastically and encouragingly. She sent me all the invites my guests needed in advance, and followed up with some fun screenshots and a video of Hugo’s friends singing him Happy Birthday. It was a great way to connect with his friends over the school holidays and as a parent it was the easiest party I’ve ever hosted! ? I’d highly recommend Emma!

    Sarah Jupp Avatar Sarah Jupp
    January 1

    positive review  Emma does a wonderful job! My daughter is savoring the classes. Effortlessly, she is improving both her English and her drawing skills. Loads of fun and beautiful results. Thank you, Emma!

    Meinke De Meyere-Boonstra Avatar Meinke De Meyere-Boonstra
    December 16

    positive review  Emma is passionate and fun about art, and really knows how to engage with children, she has mastered the online zoom parties and classes. My girls think she is awesome and they have learnt so much from her.

    Ally Ng Avatar Ally Ng
    December 7
  • positive review  We have celebrated our daughter’s birthday in a brilliant alternative way. Emma is SUPER. She has been amazing and my daughter’s friends (Y1) have loved drawing monsters and face cartoons with Emma. They have all asked their parents to have the same birthday celebration. Brava Emma, ❤️

    Luisa Macchia Avatar Luisa Macchia
    November 24

    positive review  This was great fun, we did a cartoon drawing class for my Mum’s 70th birthday. Emma makes it easy to follow and takes one detail at a time.

    Phil Hatchard Avatar Phil Hatchard
    November 14

    positive review  we absolutely loved the live sessions. Highly recommended.

    Rachel Savage Avatar Rachel Savage
    October 30
  • positive review  My son has loved the various live art sessions he has joined and the courses too. It is really helping him develop his art skills in a fun and engaging way. Simply awesome!

    Rebecca Jayne Hawker Avatar Rebecca Jayne Hawker
    October 28

    positive review  Emma hosted a wonderful online party for our daughter’s 11th birthday and was amazing at keeping a large group of children engaged and enthusiastic while also having lots of fun!

    Vicki Kitchener Avatar Vicki Kitchener
    July 29

    positive review  Half term Go Sketch workshop in Bath was amazing, my 9 year old son loved it and brought home some really interesting and amazing sketch pieces! He had a really great time and it was different to other art activities he has attended, in a really positive way. thanks

    Jane Middleton Avatar Jane Middleton
    May 29
  • positive review  Downloaded Art Quest for my grandson over the holidays and he loved it / learnt a lot. Consequently, we’ve booked him in for a holiday session at half term. He can’t wait !

    Elaine Barr Avatar Elaine Barr
    April 25

    positive review  Brilliant party for my sons eighth birthday. Thanks Emma

    Hazel Dyer Avatar Hazel Dyer
    April 18

    positive review  We had a clay modelling party for my daughter’s 11th birthday. Emma was fantastic, it was so well organised and all the children were engaged for the full 90 minutes. I’ve never known such a quiet, chilled party! All materials were provided and they each took home everything they’d made (at least 2, but some managed 4 clay models). Highly recommended. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Louise McMillan Avatar Louise McMillan
    March 30

Some Arty Ramblings in our Blog…


Well Christmas is just around the corner and if you have an arty child I have some suggestions for arty Christmas gifts that they will love!
How about a gift voucher for one of our pre-recorded art courses that you can

As a young child many of us would have easily picked up a crayon and started drawing with a sense of freedom and exploration. I remember vividly that feeling of excitement when I opened my sketchbook on a long train

Hi Everyone!

People often ask me how can I help my child to develop their drawing skills and my answer is always the same...

Get a Sketchbook
Draw in it all the time!

Don't have a sketchbook? Don't worry we are here

Hi arty peeps!

We have been offering art birthday parties for kids and teens for many years now and we love it! In this current climate we were unsure how we could possibly move our art birthday parties for kids online.

Hi fellow artists and homeschooling parents!

Many parents are having to homeschool their children at the moment which means trying to cover all subjects while often trying to work from home themselves. For many this is simply not possible. Many will

Hi artists!

So it has finally happened... Go Sketch Club is officially on youtube! We will be posting a fun drawing challenge every Friday in a series called 'Fun Sketch Friday'.

To view our first video please click this link and subscribe to


Check out our Go Sketch Club YouTube Channel

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