Welcome to our children's art club. We run monthly art classes for children aged 8 upwards. There will be an exciting project each month that will teach children new skills and how to use different materials.  Art club is great for those who enjoy being creative and want to become better artists. They will learn drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramic painting, how to work with clay, glass fusing and more. 

If you would like to discuss art classes for your child please call 01622 735312. 


Monthly classes 2018


Understanding colour

Saturday 28th July 10am-2pm

Create colour wheels to show which colours compliment each other and which contrast. Look at how different colours create a different mood in your artwork and enjoy the afternoon making a watercolour, acrylic and wax animal project.

The day workshop costs £30. Please bring a packed lunch. 

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A Lesson in Textile Designing and Painting

Sunday 28th October 10am-2pm

This class is all about learning how fabric painting works and how to print designs onto textiles. After some time practicing, You'll have a chance to design your own sugar skull t-shirt in celebration of Halloween. You can use templates, stamps and tools to create your own design. Your t-shirt will be ready to take home the same day.

The workshop costs £30, please bring a packed lunch

 

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A Lesson in how to draw Mythical Creatures

Saturday September 22nd 10am-2pm

Learn how to draw a dragon and other mythical creatures. Learn how to use shading to create a 3D effect, how to create structure and add detail using ink and water and then paint an image using metallic pens and acrylic paints.

The workshop costs £30. Please bring a packed lunch.  

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LOL Dolls Painting Party
25.00

Friday 5th October 4.30pm-6.30pm

This very exciting children’s workshop celebrates the ever-popular LOL dolls. Everyone who joins the party receives their very own lucky dip LOL doll and will design and paint a plate (based on their favourite character). Plates will be fired and ready for collection in a week.

This workshop costs £25.

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A Lesson in Palette Knife Painting

Saturday 8th December 10am-2pm

Enjoy learning all about the exciting skill of palette knife painting. We’ll be using winter as our theme to create beautiful images full of movement. We’ll supply all of the materials including acrylics and canvases.

This workshop costs £30. Please bring a packed lunch.

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How to Paint the Northern Lights Sky

Saturday 17th November 10am-12pm

Celebrate the northern lights in this exciting class where you’ll be using watercolours and acrylics to create dramatic and beautiful effects.

This workshop costs £30. Please bring a packed lunch.

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Bauble Painting Offer for Children (BOGOF)

Tuesday 28th November 4pm-6pm 

We're holding a very exciting after school bauble painting session for children. After school on Tuesday 28th you can bring your child/children into the studio and they can paint their very own bauble to go on the tree for years to come. Also, when you purchase one bauble you'll also get a flat bauble absolutely free- so there's even more fun to be had! 

This workshop costs £16 (you will get 2 baubles for this price)

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How we teach...

Most children love art. They are brave about it too, with very little inhibitions about what they make and no fear of a blank canvas. We aim to keep it that way. 

We work with each child to help them develop their artistic skills with small prompts such as “have a look out of the window…can you see how the sky touches the ground? Now have another go and try to get the blue sky to meet the green grass” and with the older ones “Think about the bone structure inside the animal you are drawing, the poor horse has his knee bending the wrong way.” We like to have fun with the children whilst getting them to pick up a whole variety of knowledge to help them become better artists.

Confidence is something we work on as well. It is one of the most important attributes to making great art. We encourage the children to be positive about their art, not to panic about mistakes and to give things a try.  


Describing an art lesson...

Each lesson the children work on a project. We present the children with an idea and show them the technique. We then encourage them to develop their idea through sketches to work out a good composition.

For example:

The theme for this course was 'Places' and the project was about vanishing points and perspectives. 

The children were asked to find the vanishing point on these images.

They were shown how to create a 3D city with a vanishing point and had to come up with a monster to attack the city 'Godzilla' style. This was a two week project and here are the results….

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about our art classes please call on 01622 735312