The Colour Club is a creative family session aimed at ages 1-10 and their grown-ups. It aims to be the most fun hour of your week spent together! Engage with some of the best children's stories ever written as you listen and make artwork together, inspired by the themes and images. Some will be old favourites from your own childhood, others might be new to you!
THE GRUFFALO 13/10 School House Cafe, Cheltenham
MORE DATES SOON FOR CHELTENHAM October and November 2018!
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As a teacher and mother of three children I know the satisfaction and growth in expressive confidence that creative time produces. Choosing and manipulating materials, colours and amounts and seeing how they interact extends learning all across the curriculum. Engaging with children as they make Art allows for all sorts of questions, which extends literacy in any way you choose.
We kicked off The Colour Club with one of my favourite books, and one that I have enjoyed with my three children (Tom 8, Sylvie and Ferne 2) on too many occasions to count!!! Maurice Sendak's beautiful ode to childhood escapism, "Where the Wild Things Are"... To me the idea that really stood out was, "What do their footprints look like?", especially when they are having the wild rumpus! We had a little chat about how Max was feeling, and how the wild things were feeling when they were dancing and we decided to try to put that happiness into our artwork!
The second story we took our inspiration from stars Julia Donaldson’s (possibly) smallest heroine! ‘The Snail and the Whale’. A Whale offers a thrill seeking Snail a trip around the world on it’s tail, and shows her all sorts of marvellous things, from volcanoes to icebergs….But it all goes wrong when the Whale becomes beached in a bay and the Snail’s ‘curling, looping, silvery trail’ spells out a message that brings help. You don’t have to be big to make a difference. A pretty important message for a child! So, I wanted to develop a 3D element for this project that would allow the children to make a snail that they could then decorate… I found a salt dough recipe which used a microwave rather than an oven. If we got the timings right then they could make a snail, do another activity whilst it cooled and finish up with decorating the model snail….And that was it! Well, it took a little longer to cool than expected but that didn’t matter because we TURNED UP THE TUNES and had a dance!!!!It’s not called a club for nothing! I might have been seen waving snails out of the window to speed up the process and we thought one had crawled off in Winchcombe, but he was found on the window sill! The fabulous glitter shell snails all ended up on shelves in the right rooms at home, hopefully!
In this session we read Oliver Jeffer's sweet and wistful tale about the boy who loved starts VERY much....
Stories and Visual Learning....
Art Room Broadway is a Landscape Painting Class that meets at the Lifford Hall in Broadway every Monday evening.
Beginners Landscape £120 Some materials included, students to provide own acrylics and easel. 10 weeks
Intermediate Landscape £105 Own materials 10 weeks
A block of 10 sessions. £95 Own materials 10 weeks
Beginners Landscape is a 10 session course. The sessions do not have to be consecutive, if you need to skip a week or so I will make sure that you catch up on anything that is missed. You will have to bring a portable easel with you but most of the materials will be included in the price. I'll be showing you how to mix your 'go to' colour charts with the primary colours and move through techniques and a bit of Art History to finally guiding you to produce a fabulous acrylic canvas. I look forward to seeing you develop your creative confidence to try out new things!
Following the Beginners Course you can carry on producing your next canvas with the same level of guidance and support for a price of £105 per block of 10 sessions on the Intermediate Course, and you will have to provide your materials from this point.
Following this you are can take part in the Advanced Course. You can come and paint alongside the learners, for a good price of £95 per block. That's less than £10 for 2 hours painting space!
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