Courses for children

5-7 years:

Tuesdays 4 - 5.30pm

8-11 years:

Thursdays 4 - 5.30pm 

Fridays 4 -  5.30pm,

Saturdays 9.30 - 11am

 11-14 years

Tuesdays 5.45 - 7.15pm,

Saturdays 11.15am - 12.45pm

15+

Thursdays 5.45 - 7.15pm

These popular five-week courses introduce children to art in its many forms, from traditional observational drawing and painting to abstract approaches and applied arts such as illustration and textile design. Tailored to the children's developmental stage, the classes cover technical skills such as chiaroscuro, perspective, mark making, colour mixing and a variety of painting and print techniques.

 

The children are also introduced to the work of a variety of artists - famous and local, historic and contemporary - and are encouraged to articulate their responses to it. By looking at others artists' work,  we learn that 'rules' are made to be challenged, and that the most celebrated artists are those who have fully embraced their own natural style. 

 

The focus is on enjoying the process of creating art rather than pursuing 'perfection' which creates a sociable and supportive atmosphere in which the children are able to relax, experiment and explore.

All high quality materials and equipment, as well as refreshments are included in the price.


The cost is £60 for each five-week block, payable in advance.

Eloise, aged 7, and her portrait of her
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“Ali is amazing. Her patience with children is endless”