Discover and support Nottinghamshire artists & makers in these ‘virtual studios’ and by exploring the OSNotts website – if physical visits become possible these will be announced here and on our social media channels.

Natasha and the Sherwood Young Artists are planning an open studio event (as part of the Hartley Creatives Trail) on 22-23 May, 10 to 3 (see below for more info).

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Children’s Art School in Sherwood, Nottingham for 7-18 year olds. Classes follow the national Arts Award qualifications.
Unit 41, Block D, Hartley Business Centre, Ellesmere Crescent, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 1DX
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Sherwood Young Artists was first set up in 2012 for a handful of children that had a passion for art. It is run by Natasha East, a trained Theatre Designer (Nottingham Trent University) and an experienced Secondary School Art Teacher, working in Nottinghamshire schools for the past 20 years.

We have grown significantly over the years, now offering 7 weekly art classes for children aged 7-18 and currently have over 100 members. These young artists love getting their art into the community and have been involved with Sherwood Art Week, Nottingham Light Night, public exhibitions, as well as creating public art in their Sherwood neighbourhood.


In August 2020 Sherwood Young Artists moved into their own studio.  It is in the Hartley Business Centre in Sherwood. The studio is fully equipped and can comfortably sit 22 children. It is a versatile space and they have great plans of how it will be used in the future.


Sherwood Young Artists create all types of 2D and 3D Art using a range of different materials and techniques. They follow the National Arts Award qualifications from the entry level -‘Discover’ through to the ‘Gold’ Award, which is a Level 3 qualification.

If you are interested in these courses, please contact the artist directly through the links above.


Open Studio: 22-23 May, 10 to 3

  • Partial wheelchair access.
  • Unit 41 is on the 3rd floor. It is accessible via stairs or a lift. Great view from the top, so it’s worth the climb.