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Heatherleys Christmas Gift Guide

Creative gift ideas for artists in 2023

Tired of giving the same boring gifts? Finding the right gift for the creative in your life can be a challenge, so we’ve put together a festive gift guide to help you out.

No more fake smiles or re-gifting. Give the creatives in your life the gifts they deserve, ones that inspire them and celebrate their talents.


Experiential Gifts – For the one who has everything

It’s not material possessions we remember, but the moments we share with our loved ones. That’s why experiential gifts are becoming increasingly popular. They offer a chance to create lasting memories and provide an opportunity to explore and learn new skills. What better way to show your affection than by giving them something truly unforgettable.


Give the gift of creativity this Christmas

With options including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and ceramics, our courses are the perfect way to help your loved ones unleash their inner artist.


For the committed creative – Part Time Courses

Studio Part time course

Day and Evening Courses. From £


For the deep diver – Holiday Courses

Holiday Courses | Heatherley's School of Fine Art

Five day intensive courses. Late July to August. £410,


For the flexible – Drop In Classes

Open Studio / Drop in sessions in drawing, painting and life drawing. £32,


Passion for print – Open Access Print Workshop

A Heatherleys printmaking student in the printmaking studio

Drop in print making sessions. £160,


Gift Cards

Gift Cards. Custom and £50 – £350,

If you’re unsure which course to choose, our gift cards give them the freedom to decide for themselves.


The Exhibitionist

national art pass

National Art Pass. From £56.25,


Something to unwrap

Not only will these ideas impress any art lover, they’re perfect for stuffing stockings. Upgrade their artist’s tool kit and add a touch of luxury with a fine paintbrush. Frame an original art work or print from their favorite artist or tutor.


Original Artwork
Shadbolt-Daniel- Flowers

Oil Painting by Daniel Shadbolt, 50 x 50 cm (53 x 53 cm framed). £900,


Print Perfect

Hand signed prints by Joletta Thorburn. Edition of 20. £140,


Shelf Improvement

Upgrade their artist bookshelf.


Painting People and Places by Adebanji Alade£15.99,

A clear instruction manual for hobby artists hoping to improve their work by learning from a master artist and getting inspiration from a practical showcase of his work.


Queer Portraits by Sarah Jane Moon. Exhibition Catalogue. On Sale £20.00,

The catalogue includes an essay by Birkbeck academic and writer Julia Bell titled ‘A Queer Sitting’.


Painting the Human Figure, Atul Vohora. £5.30,


Fill their stockings

Brush with luxury

Sable watercolour brushes. From £4 – £48.65, The Heatherleys School Shop, 75 Lots Road, Chelsea


Make your mark

Winsor and Newton Ink. £3.10, The Heatherleys School Shop, 75 Lots Road, Chelsea


Dress to impress

A Heatherleys Apron. £12, The Heatherleys School Shop, 75 Lots Road, Chelsea


A sketch a day

Sketch books. From £4.40, The Heatherleys School Shop, 75 Lots Road, Chelsea


True colours

Winsor and Newton watercolour paint. From £3.40, The Heatherleys School Shop, 75 Lots Road, Chelsea


Make a splash

Put them all together and create the ideal starter kit for a beginner watercolourist.  £Variable, The Heatherleys School Shop, 75 Lots Road, Chelsea