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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Exploring Autumn festivals with KS1

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Louise and Lana have been exploring the creative potential of Autumn this term. We started off by using natural materials to ‘draw faces’ as part of our half term focus on Exploring Drawing to get us started. (click the links to see previous projects.) As we got closer to half term we combined lots of […]

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Wild Art on Wimbledon Common – day 2

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We arrived for the second morning of our Wild Art on Wimbledon Common course to our undisturbed camp – always a relief to find our art work untouched by the nights activities! Click HERE to see DAY 1′s activities Today was to be mostly about mud, so we mixed a gorgeous pile of sticky stuff […]

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Wild Art on Wimbledon Common – day 1

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This years Wild Art on Wimbledon Common was conceived and designed by artist and forest school practitioner Philippa Snell. Due to last minute unforeseen circumstances Philippa was unable to lead the course but our team were able to deliver the course with her expert tutelage!  Bright and early we set up camp with some shelters […]

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Animation Station for Wimbledon Bookfest – Sunday

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Day 2 of the Animation Station for Wimbledon Bookfest saw us working on larger scale animations with Artist and Illustrator Amy Pennington, as well as consolidating our work on stop motion animations using the emotion app on the i-Pad. Click HERE for details of the Saturday workshop. We started by looking at animations made at […]

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Animation Station for Wimbledon Bookfest – Saturday

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For the third year running we have partnered with Wimbledon Bookfest to run a book related art course as part of their 10 day festival on Wimbledon Common We have run Illustration, Zine Making courses and this year saw the return of the popular Animation Station. Artist and Illustrator Amy Pennington introduced the children to […]

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Paint the Great Outdoors – course 2 day 2

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In the second day of our Painting outdoors course with artist Matthew Krishanu we went from painting together on a grand scale…. to some more focussed drawing activities,   with one continuous line   and the hand we don’t normally draw with… …and some tiny watercolours. Here we focussed on colour, skills for using watercolours […]

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Paint the Great Outdoors, course 2 – day 1

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The second of our ‘Paint the Great Outdoors’ summer courses took place at South Park Gardens in Wimbledon. A beautiful little park full of wonderful stimuli for the children to work from. As the children arrived they made a personalised portfolio case to hold their work.   We then unrolled a large piece of heavyweight […]

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Paint the Great Outdoors – day two

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Day 2 of our Painting the Great Outdoors course saw artist Matthew Krishanu continue to inspire the children in observing their surroundings and using their imagination to explore the Great outdoors. To see the results of DAY ONE click the link We began the sunny morning with some warm up drawing activities to get our […]

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Paint the Great Outdoors – day one

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This summer Painter Matthew Krishanu returned to Children’s Art School to lead another 2 days of Paint the Great Outdoors. This year we are running 2 courses one at Donhead Prep school and the other in South Park Gardens, Wimbledon – two beautiful and contrasting settings where children can paint outside and take advantage of […]

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The Art of Change – What, How and Should We? – Day 2

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During day 2 of our Half Term Course – The Art of Change, our game based on decisions and consequences really started to take shape. Artist Sarah Carne took the children on a 2-day adventure into conceptual art with a political twist. Click the link to Day 1 to see how the course began. After designing […]

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