Summer – July and August – Art Camp 2017

Session 1: Monday 24th July (whole day visit) – Outing to National Gallery

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.

Session 2: Tuesday 25th July (morning) – Impressionism

Tuesday 25th April (morning):  We will learn about Claude Monet and the new art movement that he created, the first movement of  Modern Art.  We will learn how to paint like an Impressionist and produce an artwork in Impressionist style.

Session 3A: Wednesday 26th July (morning) – Paul Cezanne: the Father of Modern Art

Wednesday 26th April (morning):  We will learn about the life and art of post Impressionist artist Paul Cezanne, revered by Picasso as the father of Modern Art.

We will create an artwork in his style, and the session will link with the major exhibition of Cezanne’s work opening in the Autumn at The National Portrait Gallery – link here

Session 3B: Wednesday 26th July (afternoon) – Horses in Art!

Wednesday 26th July (afternoon):  Horses in Art!  We will explore all things equine in art – from George Stubbs (1724-1806) to present day.

Session 4A: Thursday 27th July (morning) – Chinese Art!

Wednesday 27th July (morning):  Chinese art – Willow Pattern!  Willow Pattern is the blue and white porcelain which was imported into England from China in the 1800s.  We will learn about the components of Chinese art and the Willow Pattern legend and paint our own based upon these ideas.

Session 4B: Thursday 27th July (afternoon) – Japanese Art!

Wednesday 27th July (afternoon):  Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a huge influence on Western European art and is famous for his beautifully executed and serene series of Mount Fuji.  Learn about his fascinating life and art, and be inspired to visit the “Hokusai – Beyond the Great Wave” exhibition at the British Museum over the summer holidays – link here

Session 5: Monday 21st August – Observational Drawing and Painting

Monday 21st August (morning):  Technical skills in observational drawing and painting – how to really draw what is in front of you and capture it in watercolour.

Session 6: Tuesday 22nd August – Mixed Media Vikings

Tuesday 22nd August (morning):  Mixed Media Vikings – we will learn some amazing watercolour techniques and, using line drawing, create a Viking ship.  Did you know that the amazing Yorvik (Viking Experience) in York has reopened for 2017?

Link here

Session 7: Wednesday 23rd August (morning) – The Return of Harry Potter!

Wednesday 23rd  August (morning):  Harry Potter returns to KidsArt!  to tie in with the 20th anniversary exhibition at The British Library  this Autumn – Harry Potter  – A History of Magic

Session 8A: Tuesday 29th August (morning) – Andy Warhol inspired Pop Art Neon Tigers!

Tuesday 29th August (morning):  Andy Warhol Pop Art Neon Tigers – the Pop Art movement began in Britain in the 1950s as a reaction to the severity of the war years – artists wanted to have fun and not think about serious topics – the movement came to maturity in America in the 1960 and Warhol was one of its leading proponents.  We will learn about the Pop Art movement, Warhol’s work, and create funky tigers with neon paints.

Session 8B: Tuesday 29th August (afternoon) – Sandra Silberzweig Folk Art with Colour Theory!

Tuesday 29th August (afternoon):  Learn how to use colour theory to enhance your artwork, and look at art by contemporary Canadian folk artist Sandra Silberzweig  – you will love her artwork

Session 9: Wednesday 30th August – Henri Matisse: Giant of 20th Century Art

Wednesday 30th August (morning):  Henri Matisse is one of the most famous artists of the 20th century whose enormous creativity and inventiveness spearheaded a number of different styles of art.

A great rival and friend of Picasso, he continued to produce wonderful art right up to his death, despite debilitating illness. We will learn about his life and art, and create an artwork inspired by him.

Session 10: Thursday 31st August (whole day visit) – Mighty Masters! Outing to National Gallery

Thursday 31st August:  We will visit the National Gallery with sketchbooks, art materials and picnics, and learn about some of the nation’s most famous artworks, why the artist was great and what is so amazing about the paintings.

Age:  Suitable for children aged 5-13

Time and Place:  morning sessions: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm / afternoon sessions: 2.00 am – 5.00 pm.  National Gallery visits (Sessions 1 and 10): 10.30 am – 4.00 pm

All sessions at the KidsArtStudio except for National Gallery visits (Sessions 1 and 10) which begin and end at the Studio – as a base for travel by train to/from the gallery

Whole Days:  Children may stay from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm on 26 and 27 July, and 29 August, if they are signed up for the morning and afternoon sessions but should bring a packed lunch

Cost:  £35 per session per child for all sessions except Sessions 1/10 which are £50 per child, payable on booking


What’s included:  Art tuition, materials and snacks.  Please note that for Sessions 1 and 10 and also for children staying whole days for Sessions 3A/B, 4A/B, and 8A/B a packed lunch will be required

Consent:  Booking implies consent to use of your child’s photo and art work on the KidsArt!  website and facebook page unless (in the case of your child’s photo) you stipulate otherwise when booking

Cancellation policy:  We are unable to refund but you may send another child not already booked in your child’s place

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