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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- 13 hours ago

FUUUUN!! 🎾🥎🏀⚾️⚽️ https://t.co/gAE9SEYDiQ
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- 18 hours ago

@CreativityMrs @The_Big_Draw @RichMixLondon Thankyou! Lovely to have you in the session!
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- 1 day ago

@The_Big_Draw: 📢 Mark your diaries & set your alarms! We will be announcing the 2021 Big Draw Festival Theme on Tuesday 9 March! Hands up who's excited?! 🙋‍♀️🎉🥂 Sign up to our #BigDrawBigNews mailing list to be the first to find out this year's Festival theme & logo 👉https://t.co/iOZpbGsAFD https://t.co/tCzkt9MNAB
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- 5 days ago

@EffervescentUK This was great. It was lovely to meet you all and such a good conversation. I was (and still am) Claire WT🤓
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- 7 days ago

@The_Big_Draw: One of the two Sunday 7 March workshops organised by @RichMixLondon is already sold out, however there are still a couple of spaces for the 12.30pm event! Book now: https://t.co/lnmKkbe4Fs #onlinevent @ArtHoppers #drawingfromnature #richmixgoesgreen #londonevents https://t.co/ugw8tYhvHL
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- 10 days ago

We're on Zoom, Sun 7.Mar for TAKE MEASURE OF THE EARTH in partnership with @RichMixLondon part of @The_Big_Draw Inspired by geometry in nature, we'll crack the Fibonacci code & put our spin on spiro-graphics https://t.co/9E7FiKCPEN #ClimateOfChange #CelebrateNationalLottery25 https://t.co/JGtdcQXLts
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