Putting something of yourself in whatever you do with soul, creativity and love.

Meraki Children's Art School Exeter, Devon

An Art School with a vision in the heart of Exeter, offering creative workshops and term time classes for young people aged 4-16. Our fun and inspiring art classes are a wonderful opportunity to explore different mediums and techniques, and to make friends with likeminded creatives!

Run and delivered by passionate professional artists, we place learning, creativity, and wellbeing at the heart of every session.

What you can expect

Planning an art class is like planning for a magical experience – an art room should be a place to inspire young people, filling them with wonder and delight. Held in our wonderful studio in Guildhall Shopping Centre, our art classes focus on delivering high quality teaching and class content which will give your child a solid base of techniques and skills in a variety of mediums. Our classes are also a wonderful place for young people to meet new and like minded friends, take risks and flourish in an environment where there is no such thing as a mistake! We believe the children should be given a platform to celebrate their successes and we provide opportunities for the students to participate in art exhibitions as well as showcase their work in our online gallery.

Festivals and Community Projects

We encourage community awareness, involvement, and participation in the arts. Through engaging young people in creative projects, we provide ways for them to actively engage with their communities and teach them that there are many ways to have an impact and generate positive change.

What we offer

Meraki Art school runs fun and inspiring classes for all ages. Our local and international projects open pupils’ eyes to the world, ignite curiosity and use art to bring communities together. As Artist-Teachers we are committed to nurturing individual expression and confidence in all that come through our doors. We help others to discover their Meraki – to learn that everything they create is uniquely theirs and the only one that exists in the world.

Traditional Skills

Teaching traditional skills in Art and Design that will serve our pupils well into their creative futures.

Building Confidence

Cultivating friendships, wellbeing, and confidence in the younger generations.

Local Communities

Engaging young people in their local communities. Using creativity to bridge cultural divides.



Fun and inspiring art classes in Devon for young people aged 4-16

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Exhibitions & Events

At Meraki we love to get out and about and bring the art to you!

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Achieve your arts Award With us

Did you know that Meraki Art School is a recognised Arts Award Centre, run by professional artists, qualified teachers, and Arts Award Advisers? All of our artist-teachers have a passion for supporting people to develop their artistic skills and achieve qualifications that will serve them well into their creative futures.

By attending Meraki Create with your 4-7 year old they will have an opportunity to complete their Arts Award Discover level through Meraki Art School during each academic year.

Our Meraki Practitioners will provide support and guidance every step of the way.

Upcoming Classes


Canvas Club

All the designs are created by us, to ensure your children have the best experience possible and to help you nurture that love for art.

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In this class the children will be introduced to the exciting world of Art.

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In this class the children will be introduced to the exciting world of Art.

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Meraki Canvas Club is Here!

Introducing 'Canvas Club!' A monthly painting class to inspire and nurture a love for art! this is a new class happening on the first Sunday of every month. This is bookable from our website and all the designs are created by us, to ensure your children have the best experience possible and to help you nurture that love for painting and creating art.

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Where Imagination Becomes Art - The magic behind Meraki Create

The art room should be magical, a place of imagination and stories. The true magic of Meraki Create lies in its ability to turn imagination into tangible art. Our young artists witness their ideas evolving from mere concepts to actual artworks they can hold, share, and be proud of. This fuels their passion for creativity and motivates them to continue exploring and growing as artists.

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