Tuesdays: 4 – 4.45pm
Thursdays: 4 – 4.45pm
Saturdays: 10 – 11am
Ages: 5 – 11
This class is ideal for children who enjoy hands-on art experiences with activities that inspire their imagination and allow them to be creative.
Children will learn by looking at the work created by different artists and use this inspiration to create their own art work.
They will be guided step by step on a specific activity by using a combination of art mediums and tools, such as watercolours, acrylic paint, charcoal, pencils, canvas and paper.
New working methods and new ways of exploring different materials will be introduced every week.
Students will be encouraged to discuss their work at the end of the session.
This course focuses on developing;
- Drawing abilities, improving fine motor skills
- Visual memory and concentration
- Self confidence
About the Tutors
Start Studios was founded by two artists and mothers, Carla Tebbutt and Fernanda Moreno.
Carla has studied Developmental Psychology, and Art Therapy, and more recently courses in mindfulness for children, and child mental health awareness and well-being. She has worked with children from 18 months up to 16 years old, both at nursery and primary school and beyond. She is fascinated by shapes and colours and believes that creative expression is about the process, the journey through which we use and develop our genius, our brilliance.
Fernanda started her career studying graphic design at university in Mexico City, followed by a course in drawing, painting and photography at Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in Florence, Italy. She continued her art education at the Art Institute of Philadelphia where she studied Animation and Media arts. “It was the perfect combination of my favourite things: drawing and cartoons.” She has worked in animation and design on TV, films and video in New York, Mexico City and London – the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games, Ex-Machina and James Bond to name but a few. She teaches animation at Notting Hill and Ealing High School.