artKids after-school art and drawing workshops focus on building children’s drawing and observational skills – the fundamentals of all art-making – in a fun, supportive, confidence-building environment. Using the elements of art and principles of design, children are taken on a journey of art-making exploring different mediums through the lives and works of famous and contemporary artists, while encouraging individual artistic choices.
Children learn there are no mistakes or flops in art, only ‘flopportunities’! By adding, deleting or re-imagining their art, children learn how to solve problems using creative-thinking skills, much sought-after in today’s workplace.
Our workshop starts with a fun drawing warm-up game to strengthen fingers, hand, wrist and shoulder muscles as well as improving their ‘Artist’s Eye’ observational skills.
Each week, children will learn or improve on a technique in either drawing, painting or sculpting, with a project-based focus. Mediums used include:
- oil and chalk pastels
- watercolour paints
- acrylic paints
- mixed media (collage, found objects, etc)
- plasticine, clay and other sculptural materials.
There is choice within each project for the children to follow their own passions, for example, if the project includes an animal, they may choose which animal to draw or paint. Children are, however, encouraged to broaden their skills once they are confident in their choice of subject material.
Classes are suitable for all school aged kids
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