Drawing with Start Studios for 6-13 year olds

Thursdays: 5 – 5.45pm

Ages: 6 – 13

Booking: https://startstudios.co.uk/booking.html

This class is ideal for children looking to develop their unique style through discussion and understanding of different techniques.

Children will learn traditional drawing techniques, and use these as a basis for experimentation.

They will be guided step by step to achieving a complete drawing. Children learn “how to see”, how to observe forms, tones, textures, proportions, perspective and colour to be able to express themselves through mark making, to create something unique.

Children will start by drawing simple objects, using pencil and charcoal, and then progress to more complex ones moving onto colour drawing with pastels, watercolour washes and coloured pencils.

Students will be encouraged to discuss their work and the techniques used at the end of the session.

This course focuses on developing;

  • Observational skills
  • Drawing abilities
  • Imagination and creativity
  • The use of particular techniques and materials to express ideas
  • Visual memory and concentration

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.