Summer Holiday Programme 2017

Monday 24th July:  Outing to National Gallery – Mythology in Art!  We will take sketchbooks, art materials and picnics and learn about a number of Old Master paintings which contain mythological stories – we will learn why the artist was great and the story of the painting – then we will draw it. Tuesday 25th […]

Highlights! – May / June 2017 Half Term Programme

View highlights of our 2017 May/ June  Half Term Programme, showcasing the work of kids from 5 to 13 in gouache paints, oil and soft pastel.  “The kids had a wonderful time …………… and have been inspired to visit the van Gogh museum in Amsterdam over the holidays.” “Thanks for a wonderful lesson.  [I] really enjoyed it!”  “They […]

May / June Half Term Programme 2017

  Wednesday 31st May:  Animals of Pablo Picasso – Learn about Picasso and create an animal Picasso style – Picasso was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, and although his enigmatic paintings can be hard to interpret (and he famously refused to explain), he often used animals as symbols. Thursday 1st June […]

Easter 2017 Holiday Programme – Highlights!

View highlights of our Easter 2017 Holiday Programme ranging from pop art (with a look at the art of illusion) to Hockney, back to Monet and the grace and beauty of 19th century French Impressionism and then to the heart of the dark ages: early Celtic and medieval art featuring geometric bronze-work and stone carvings, dragons, griffins […]

Easter 2017 Holiday Programme

Monday 3rd April: – Landscape Art – Learn about foreground, midground and background, create a realistic landscape using charcoal and then a vibrantly coloured whimsical landscape.  There is currently a major exhibition at the Royal Academy “America After the Fall : Painting in the 1930s” which includes wonderful American landscape paintings – click here Tuesday […]

2017 February Half-Term Holiday Programme – Highlights!

View highlights of our 2017 February Half-Term Holiday Programme from Harry Potter to Pop Art, van Gogh to Banksy, showcasing the work of kids from 5 to 13 in paint, oil pastel, watercolour, stencil print and clay.    “Hi Barbara. Thanks for this morning. L and S really enjoyed themselves” “Thanks so much. The girls loved every […]

February 2017 Half Term Holiday Programme

Banksy, “There is Always Hope” South Bank, London c. 2002.  For further Banksy works and locations visit canvass art rocks Monday 13th February: Learn to Draw – Harry Potter themed (including a free set of 4 assorted sketch pencils to take away after the session to practice new skills!) – Children will learn how to produce an […]

2016 Christmas Holiday Programme – Highlights!

View highlights of our 2016 Christmas Holiday Programme from Warhol to Matisse, Cezanne to Dali, Native American Art to French Impressionists, Expressionism, Surrealism and much more, showcasing the work of kids from 5 to 12+ in paint, oil pastel, watercolour, lino print and clay.  “Thank you Barbara for the brilliant classes. D learnt much and […]

2016 Christmas Holiday Programme: Monday 19 – Friday 30 December 2016

Pieter Bruegel, the Elder – Winter Landscape with Skaters and Bird Trap, 1565 Oil on panel, 37 x 55,5 cm. Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. The painting is thought to show the Brabant village of Fed Saint Anne near Diben, with skaters in the foreground and a town in the mist.  Can you see the bird trap? […]