Koala Courses

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Arts Award

Koala Courses is an Arts Award Supporter. We offer activities, events, expertise or resources which help young people working towards their Arts Award at Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver levels. Get in touch for a discussion about how we could get involved in an Arts Award programe at your venue (or individual interests). Arts Awards are certified by Trinity Guildhall, and all levels above Discover are part of the National Certification Framework.

We generally work with young people from the ages of 16 years. However, we can offer services to young age groups on request. For futher information please email Koala@KoalaCourses.com

Your Arts Award Advisor recieved training at Hertfordshire Music Services, funded by the Royal Opera Bridge Trust.


  • Arts Award means the suite of five awards (Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver, Gold) run by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England.
  • Arts Award centres mean the schools, arts and youth organisations which run Arts Award.
  • Arts Award advisers means people trained to run Arts Award with young people at Arts Award centres.

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About Koala Courses

What - Koala Courses runs painting and drawing workshops periodically (a list of upcoming workshops can be view here) for young and mature adults. Alternatively, we also offer one to one private tuition in a public space. So if there are no workshops running, why not register your interest and we will contact with our next available programmes. We are able to offer flexible arrangements, so contact us today.

Where - We offer our services across Hertfordshire, inc. St Albans, Harpenden, Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, Letchworth, Knebworth, Hertford and Hitchin.

About - Our workshops are generally small (8 or less). Private one to one tuition rates are 30 pounds per hour* exluding the hire of a public space (*rates valid until December 2018; venue hire rates are typically range from 5 to 15 pounds per hr). We are able to offer one hour one to one tutorial sessions for 35 pounds per hour in Hitchin, dependent on availability. Please contact us for more information on group rates.

Age range - 16 years onward, as long as you are willing and enthusiastic.

What makes us unique - Aside from being passionate about what we teach, Koala Courses can offer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) learning opportunities, specifically between the sciences and the arts. So even if you undertake a masterclass in colour theory, there might be a little scientific element to it. We also can deliver innovative, project-based learning such as Arts Awards (Discover, Explore, Bronze & Silver) to learners up the age of 25 years, which are nationally recognised qualifications. To find out further information please click here.

Payment - via PayPal.

Terms and Conditions - Can be found here.


Contact Koala Courses

Hear about the latest workshops and other news

Email: Koala@KoalaCourses.co.uk

Hertfordshire, UK