Paint a Bird (Acrylics) - Family Painting Session - Ages 5+



A wonderful family painting session! Suitable for children aged 5+ with accompanying adult. Accompanying adult can paint for free - no need to book their place. Each booking is for one child. We show children and adults how to use acrylic paint to paint a beautiful bird! A canvas board, paint, brushes and aprons are provided  - but wear old clothes as acrylic do not wash out of clothing.  Painting with children can be messy - and difficult if you are not sure how to paint yourself! Our family sessions allow children to learn, and adults to learn and join in too. Learn some great tips to share with your children and to use in your own work.  Each child (and accompanying adult if they wish) will be given a canvas board and shown how to sketch/draw your bird. You will then learn some paint mixing skills and paint your bird. Plus, we clean up the mess! All materials and equipment provided. No experience required.  Please send your child with a drink/snack (no nuts please). Please note, multiple session or sibling discount do not apply to this session. This booking is for ONE child with an accompanying adult. At least one adult is expected to stay for the session. If you require places for more than one child, please book additional tickets. (No more than 3 children per accompanying adult). Please contact us before or immediately after booking if you or your child have ANY medical information that we need to be aware of, any special learning needs or requirements or any allergies. Please also feel free to contact us with any other information we should be aware of. Please send your child with a drink/snack (no nuts please). Suitable for children aged 5+ (Younger siblings are welcome if they are in a pram/pushchair or can be supervised.) This is family session and adult are expected to stay with their child (and participate, it's all part of the fun). Session is run by a qualified teacher with Enhanced DBS Thread and Press CIC are ERMOS registered. We will send a copy of our Terms and Conditions, including our policies when working with children, after booking. If you wish to read these before booking, please contact us and we will end these to you. We will never photograph your child in any of our sessions, without your prior permission, which we would always seek on the day of the session, in-person.

What's included in the price?

Tuition and support All materials and equipment Aprons


2 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Thread and Press

with Craft Courses since 2020

Message the tutor

Suitable for

  • Vision impaired
  • Advanced/pro level
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
platinum badge
What does this mean?
Message the tutor


It depends on the session - please read the course listing. As a general rule, courses advertised for ages 8 years + will be a drop off and collect, although we do allow parents to stay if they feel their child would benefit from this. For courses aged 5 - 8 we usually require a parent or adult to stay with the child as this will likely be a family session.


Melbourne Village Hall, Main Street, Melbourne, near YORK, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO42 4QJ