Christmas 2016 Art Camp – Highlights!

View highlights of our 2016 Christmas Art Camp 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 thoroughly enjoyed the classes. had a brilliant time”
  • Thank you for a lovely morning!
  • “J loved his lino-cut – completely enthused to learn more.  Thank you!” 
  • “P loved morning and we have all found the fact-sheet about native American Indians and their dream-catchers fascinating”

Session 1: Native American Art!

Native Americans lived in America long before it was ‘discovered’ by Christopher Columbus in 1492. They lived in ‘tribes’ such as The Sioux, and the Apache and each tribe had its own culture, traditions and artwork.


Session 2: Pop Art – Andy Warhol’s Endangered Animals

Warhol created a series showing endangered animals in his zany pop art style.


Session 3A: Paul Cezanne meets Henri Matisse

Both 19th century French Post-Impressionist artists, Matisse had a life-long passion for pattern and Cezanne was revered as the ‘father’ of Modern Art.


Session 3B: Ceramics (Clay) Session

Parents and children worked together to create a piece of their choice (all glazed and fired) – including individual sushi platter with soy sauce dish, spoon rest, trinket box cupcake with lid, olive dish, ornaments, apple and honey dish, candlestick, plate and dish.

[Images to follow once glazed and fired]

Session 4: Impressionism!

The Impressionists were a radical art movement which emerged in France towards the end of the 1800’s – The Impressionists shook the art world with their unconventional subjects and brushwork.


Session 5: Expressionism – ‘lino’ printing

Expressionism was an important art movement from the early 1900’s. The Expressionists believed that art should convey feeling as well as showing an image – a radical idea at the time!


Session 5B: Victorian Christmas!

The history of Christmas in Queen Victoria’s Britain – to create Christmas as we now know it.


Session 6A: Fantastic Gaudi Buildings

Antoni Gaudi was a famous and influential Spanish Modernist architect whose influence is still felt today, and whose wonderful buildings can be seen across Spain.


Session 6B: Ceramics (Clay)

All works glazed, fired and food-safe.

[Images to follow once glazed and fired]

Session 7: Salvador Dali’s Surrealism

Salvador Dali’s his famous melting clocks in our own dream worlds


Session 8: Henri Matisse – painted paper cut outs and printing: peacocks

Matisse turned to making painted paper and cut outs, towards the end of his life when he was too unwell to paint at an easel, producing some of his finest work.