Children’s Art School runs after-school and holiday courses that give 6-12 year olds the opportunity to explore their passion for art and develop new skills.
Our courses are led by professional artists who have active practices and experts in their field. They have lots of educational experience and enjoy developing children’s creativity. Like all teachers, they also have current DBS checks.
Each course leader is supported by an assistant. It’s their job to help the session to run smoothly and to help ensure that all children get individual attention.
Small informal classes ensure that children can work at their own pace and enjoy meeting and collaborating with other children who have similar interests.
Who we are
The Children’s Art School is run by Annabel Johnson and Julia Millette. We share a passion for education and a belief in the importance of developing children’s creativity.
Annabel Johnson was Curator for Schools and Teachers at the Whitechapel Gallery for 12 years. She managed projects in schools and devised research on artists working in schools as part of the Enquire Programme, managed by engage (The National Association for Gallery Education). She has developed a co-mentoring programme for Artists and Secondary School Teachers.
Annabel was a primary school teacher for seven years alongside freelancing for the schools and families programme at the National Maritime Museum where she also devised and piloted a popular family programme. She has a degree in Art History, a PGCE in Primary Education and an MA in Museum and Gallery Education.
She also currently works as part of the teaching team at the Courtauld Institute for Art, leading tours and drawing workshops for schools and adult interest groups that investigate the Courtauld Gallery collection. She also runs Art History themed outreach projects in schools across London.
Annabel is the mother of two boys, living in Wimbledon.
Julia worked in art education for the past ten years - from primary and secondary schools to Further and Higher Education. She taught Art and Design in schools for six years. She has programmed arts education for charities and worked in museums and galleries as an artist educator. She has a degree in Fine Art, and a PGCE in Secondary Education.