John Perry School

New gallery of children’s art


Scenes of Kenya in Hackney


ideas, innovation and design

Mummy FOUND!



Morningside Primary School

Saatchi Gallery Art Prize for Schools 2017

Our project with Ambler school is shortlisted

Welcome to Art Hoppers

About Art Hoppers

Art Hoppers is a London (Hackney) based art education organisation which was established by artists Claire Ward-Thornton and Inés Szamrey in 2012.

We design / deliver high quality art activities for nurseries, schools and families in both educational settings and public spaces. This includes CPD for teaching staff, promoting our method of creative learning through art techniques applied to the curriculum.

We work to commission on bespoke projects in close relationship with partners.

Ah! philosophy

We trust in children’s ideas. We value the unique qualities of their art and love the energy that they bring to the creative process.

We’re keen to share the inherent creativity of children and to help them see and fully appreciate these talents for themselves.

Presentation and context are hugely important to us. We present childrens’ art to a professional gallery standard, showcasing talent at it’s absolute best whilst exhibiting visual narratives which promote creative learning.

Pupil & Teacher Feedback

Early Years

Starting early



Public Spaces

Happy Families


Make it Big!

Our Partners on a map

#TAG Gayhurst School

Holy Trinity Primary School

Grasshoppers Nursery

Millfields Primary School

Ambler Primary School

Dalston Library

Rich Mix

Shakespeare's Globe

Tobacco Dock

Daubeney Primary School

Rokesly Infant School

Mapledene & Queensbridge Children’s Centre

Young Hackney Forest Road

Springfield Park Cafe

Lakeside Cafe

Tiverton Primary School

Hackney Central Library

Dulwich Library

Millfields Park - The Tree Circle

Dalston CLR James Library

Thomas Buxton Primary

Fernbank Childrens Centre

Mandeville Primary School

Morningside Primary School

Columbia Primary School

John Perry Primary School

The Theatre Courtyard Gallery

MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology)

All Points East Festival

City & Hackney CAMHS Alliance

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- 2 days ago

Thanks @ChefsinSchools for the montage of our work in progress 😊 https://t.co/VPBFIOfQTk
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- 2 days ago

#Mural complete for #hackneyschooloffood under a wk of gorgeous sunshine☀️Huge thanks to👩‍🎨 @jean_jullien for trusting us with these beautiful designs! They’ve brightened up the street & been a joy to paint #streetart Thanks @hackneycouncil @MandevillePS @ChefsinSchools Happiness! https://t.co/lxzoUgklMk
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- 9 days ago

Huge thanks to @hackneycouncil for coming to the rescue for the #hackneyschooloffood. I was single handedly jet washing 30m of wall in prep for painting a mural when Glen from the Council approaches with an offer of help. He’s on his mb & in mins this happens! Amazing #community https://t.co/7pNh8g1OgA
h J R

- 13 days ago

Had fun w #earlyyears this am appreciating Greek #mythology & the story of Atlas leading the Titan revolt against the Olympians. As a punishment he was given the task of holding up the sky for eternity. Children created their strong character & painted a beautiful celestial sky https://t.co/bMVV3zU1TP
h J R

- 19 days ago

#TAG11 by yr 5&6 opened in @TAGatGayhurst Children made wax writing tablets & cast Roman capitals. Huge thanks to @MOLArchaeology for the insightful report ‘Roman London’s First Voices’ re: Bloomberg discovery of 400+ Roman tablets. Thanks @london_honey_co for the beeswax! https://t.co/2ey0uPpcVM
h J R

- 23 days ago

This is sure to be a fun and rewarding job! https://t.co/ZakFceOJnJ
h J R

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