Summer 2019 Programme –What’s on, when and where!

Summer 2019!   When Where   Finchley Swiss Cottage Muswell Hill Monday 22 July Robots! – Picasso Cockerels Tuesday 23 July Pop Art Penguins in Clay Picasso Cockerels – Wednesday 24 July Monet’s Lake in Clay Robots! Thursday 25 July Watercolour jellyfish (resist and salt techniques) Robots! Friday 26  July – Pop Art Penguins in Clay […]

May 2019 Half-term: What’s on and where!

  calendar May 2019 – Half-term Programmes! calendar May Finchley Swiss Cottage St John’s Wood Highgate Muswell Hill Hampstead GS Tues., 28th Potter dragons Graffiti Art! Graffiti Art! – – – Wed., 29th Graffiti Art! – – – Potter dragons – Thurs., 30th Japanese art! – Potter dragons – – Friday, 31st Aboriginal art – – […]

Easter 2019 Holidays: What’s on and where!

  calendar Easter 2019 – Holiday Programmes! calendar April Finchley Swiss Cottage Hampstead GS Highgate Muswell Hill St John’s Wood Mon., 8th Van Gogh clay – – – – Munch Scream Tues., 9th Munch Scream – – – Manga Art! – Wed., 10th Pirate Art! Pop Art Warhol – – – – Thurs., 11th Manga Art! – […]

Can a painting be humorous?

Saying Grace, Norman Rockwell cover picture of The Saturday Evening Post published 24 November, 1951.  Oil on canvas. Rockwell (1894-1978) was well known for his humorous subjects and most famous for his cover illustrations of everyday life for The Saturday Evening Post.  He was a prolific artist, producing more than 4,000 original works in his lifetime including […]

February Half-Term Programme calendar – all studios

Studio Finchley Highgate Hampstead Garden Suburb St John’s Wood Monday, 18 February Pop Art Valentine’s Day – – Impressionism Tuesday, 19 February Vincent van Gogh Van Gogh – clay! – – Wednesday, 20 February David Hockney – clay! – – Van Gogh – clay! Thursday, 21 February Picasso – clay! – Hockney – clay! – […]

Who are the ‘Camden Town’ painters?

Walter Sickert, Ennui c. 1914 (detail) The Camden Town Group were a British post-impressionist group founded in 1911 by Walter Sickert, who lived in Camden Town in the 1890s.  Artists include:   Walter Richard Sickert 1860–1942 Charles Ginner 1878–1952 Harold Gilman 1876–1919 Spencer Gore 1878–1914 Robert Bevan 1865–1925   ◊ KidsArt!™  teaches children art and art appreciation, publishes news/reviews of London art exhibitions, […]

Term-Time Dates 2019

  Summer Term Dates 2019 Finchley Hampstead GS Highgate Muswell Hill St John’s Wood Swiss Cottage Start                                w/c 22 April 2019 Half-term                                29 May – […]

Who is the Model?

Rose Wylie, Installation view (detail), ‘Quack Quack’ Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (Nov. 2017 – Feb. 2018) — ◊ — Nicole Kidman — ◊ — KidsArt!™  teaches children art and art appreciation and publishes reviews and news of current and future London art exhibitions.  For who we are and what we do, click here © KidsArt Limited, 2017

The world’s most expensive painting sold at auction is …

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (‘Saviour of the World’), c.1500 (detail – full picture here!) … sold at Christie’s New York in November 2017 for: — ◊ — $400 m   — ◊ — KidsArt!™  teaches children art and art appreciation and publishes reviews and news of current and future London art exhibitions.  For who we are and what we do, click here © KidsArt Limited, 2017

How much am I worth?

Song Dynasty (960 – 1279) bowl – just 13cm (5″) across, in a “duck egg” blue-green glaze ∞ $38m (£28m), October 2017 ∞ (an auction porcelain record in Hong Kong) Ru-ware ( 汝窯) porcelain is the most celebrated of all wares in the history of Chinese ceramics, produced for the Imperial court for a short 20 year […]