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March 22, 2019

Check out these marvellous Paul Klee artists! In the one-off workshop, the kids got busy with oil pastels, paints, hairdryer and palettes to create stunning Klee-inspired cats.

March 16, 2019

In this week's workshop, we looked at pop artist James Rizzi known for his very distinctive colourful, childlike illustrations. By the end of the session, it was difficult to tell Rizzi's and the kids' art apart!

March 9, 2019

This week we discovered the strange, surreal but captivating art of Thai artist, Ta Thimkaeo. The kids particularly liked her 'egg girl' series in which a fried egg is the girl's face! Thimkaeo was inspired by her childhood memories of having a fried egg every day for...

February 28, 2019

A look at British Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare today. A really interesting guy working with sculpture, photography, painting, installation and much more. His themes address cultural identity as well as climate change. 
His trademark is headless mannequins dressed in...

February 17, 2019

Kids tried their hand at still life this week, using the impasto technique of lots of thick paint, inspired by French-Russian artist Nicolas de Stael. Still life can be daunting but De Stael's art is accessible and the kids had fun drawing and painting pears and apples...

February 1, 2019

Niki Hare is a self-taught British visual artist. We focussed mainly on her 'word' art'. She has said that "The word paintings are just what is going through my mind, like a conversation with myself, each specific to that moment in time." 
Kids created watercolour back...

January 26, 2019

The new 8 week course began this week with a look at Dutch artist Ton Schulten. His geometric, abstract landscapes are known for their 'joie de vivre'. Having survived a serious car crash which put him and his wife into a coma, Schulten's appreciation of his relationsh...

December 16, 2018

Last art workshop of 2018 saw us making gorgeous tree decorations with cinnamon sticks and fresh rosemary sprigs as well as string balls and sparkly, spiky things! It's been a fantastic arty year. Thanks to all my students past and present for their joyous enthusiasm a...

December 7, 2018

Tis the season to be crafty....introducing possibly the funkiest angel ever.

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