Ages

We offer Young Art Studio courses for learners between the ages of 7 and 14.

Times and Duration

These courses are taught on Mondays and Saturdays during term time, for a duration of 10 to 12 weeks, depending on the length of the school term. There is a one week break at half term. The schedule can be found on our term timetable . Classes are between 1 and 2 hours in length depending on the class.

What we do

The Young Art Studio course explores a different theme each term, utilising a wide range of  materials. We teach and encourage the development of the artistic process; including research, experimentation, skills and ideation. The central focus is on the core drawing and observational skills of students, which we believe are hugely important to the development of their visual language.

In addition to drawing, students are exposed to and able to use our pottery facilities, explore printmaking and use the etching machine. The course aims are to expose children and young people to the widest range possible of the materials and equipment available, to facilitate the creative process and fire up their imaginations.

At the end of each term, students will go home with a workbook documenting the research that they have done, their experimentation, the skills they’ve developed and ideas they’ve conceptualised, as well as a final project consisting of a large-scale print or sculpture.

Included in the price

The price of this class includes all material and firing (for work in clay) costs.

Try one class

If your child would like to try one session before deciding if he or she would like to join us for the course please email info@kitestudios.org for more information on availability and pricing.

Covid safety

Please note that due to increased safety measures the participant numbers for this class have been dramatically reduced. This will enable everyone to work together safely in the studio whilst practising social distancing. These smaller class sizes also give our art teachers the opportunity to provide more intensive personalised tutorage within the session. This also enables us to be as inclusive as possible as we are able to provide more individualised learning and support – something that will make engagement better for everyone.

All children will wash their hands upon entering the studio. We also provide hand sanitiser at the front door. When dropping off or collecting your child, to allow for social distancing, we ask that you wait in the street outside the studios (call buzzer 5). A member of staff will meet you there when you arrive.

We keep class sizes small to allow for social distancing. We trust that if any learner or anyone in their household is exhibiting symptoms of Covid 19 or has had a positive Covid test, the learner will not be attending. Please contact us on info@kitestudios.org if this is the case. It may be possible to re-arrange attendance for another class once the self isolation period is over.

Who teaches the course

This course is taught by Naila Hazell.

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