6 Week Course: Make and Create Art Class for Children

Creativity for children: a class with Rock Paper Scissors co-founder Liz Wellstead


£60.00 per person


1h 15min

About this experience

6 Week Course: Make and Create Art Class for Children
Dates: Weekly on Mondays from 8th Nov to 13th Dec.
Level: Ages 7-11

These classes, hosted by Our co-founder Liz Wellstead will stimulate children's creativity by exploring different techniques and processes such as drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

Each term we will cover a new theme, taking inspiration from a broad range of artists and designers. Our first project will focus on the theme of "me myself and I", looking at where we live, our likes and dislikes and translating these into a variety of outcomes using drawing painting and printmaking.

* Drawing from observation and secondary sources
* Making a composition
* Gesture and mark making; Analytical drawing- finding geometric shapes in any object, Light and Shade
* Texture and mark making, Expression, Simple collage, Experimentation
* Putting it all together, building on drawing fundamentals; Reduction tone drawing; Tone and colour

* Use Composition and tone
* Use Light and shade
* Use Gesture and mark-making
* Use perspective
* Plan a composition and understand spatial relationships
* Draw more accurately from observation
* Draw using tone to establish structure and create solidity of form
In this workshop:

* Open to children ages 7-11
* All materials are provided, including a Rock Paper Scissors apron!
* This workshop will also be assisted by CSVA students from Canterbury college as part of our mentorship program

Your Host

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Tutor: Liz Wellstead & Sarah Knowler
For the last 20 years Liz has been teaching art two days a week at Canterbury College. She has seen how the lack of opportunities can be such a barrier for FE students looking to move into the creative industries. Liz wants us to pioneer a way to support young people by providing apprenticeships and hands-on experience for young people so that they can follow their own dreams.