Ages

This class is for learners between the ages of 18 and 36 months, accompanied by an adult.

Times and Duration

The class is taught every Wednesday in Spanish and every Thursday and Friday in English, both during term time, for a duration of 10 to 12 weeks. The schedule can be found on the Summer/Autumn calendar which features information on pricing. Feel free to sign-up for a drop-in class which can be seen as an intro to the activities that will be covered in the class over the term.

What We Do

The Art in a Story class is used as a means of introducing children to one another and to art through a story. Each half term we start a new story based on a fairy-tale, myth or legend which encourages continuity and is results in the children having deeper memories of what they’re learnt about. Once the story has been established, we expand on the story through stretches, song and dance on a week-to-week basis. As the story unfolds we introduce the steps to make characters and props through techniques like puppetry, printmaking and clay-modelling. The Art in a Story class encapsulates the fundamental belief held at Kite Studios, that children should enjoy messy play, explore new materials and develop core artistic and social skills. Children are taught skills including cutting, threading, constructing with paper, clay-modelling, painting, puppetry and printing but – above all else – are given the opportunity to have fun in a social setting where they are free to express themselves creatively.

Who Teaches the Class

The class is taught is Jenna Naylor and Auriol Herford.