Art 8-14 years old
How do you fancy spending all day in the Art Room – having fun and being creative with a whole range of different materials and ideas?
You could be doing anything from painting on canvas to sculpture; from constructing spectacular kites to observational drawing. The main idea is to have lots of fun getting your hands dirty, coming up with original ideas and learning from others. You will make loads of imaginative work to take home – but not until it's been shown at the final exhibition at the end of the course.
Who is it for?
The course is suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 14 who is excited about the idea of spending four days exploring, learning about and making art.
How many participants will there be?
We like working with small groups that gel easily, where ideas can be shared and where we can give plenty of attention to everyone. We will therefore take a maximum of 20 pupils on the course.
Who is the course taught by?
The course will be run by Caroline Boggis who teaches at the Dragon School and who has run the course for the past three summers.
As in previous years Caroline will be assisted by Hazel Rhodes, an experienced artist with a degree in Multimedia Textiles.
On this course, you'll have the opportunity to experience and experiment with a wide range of materials and techniques – with plenty of help, guidance and encouragement along the way.
During the course, you will be encouraged to experiment, explore and have fun. You will complete a series of art projects, building your skills and confidence as well as stoking your enthusiasm and creative imagination.
This will involve getting to grips an enormous range of materials and styles – which could include clay, mosaic, felt, glass painting, observational drawing, painting on canvas, mask-making, weaving, textiles, sculpture ... and more!
Each day's work will be structured around a different theme, technique and set of materials. In addition to the experience gained during the course, participants will therefore end up with an eclectic haul of work to take home with them at the end of the week.
On the final evening of the course (Thursday 15 August) there will be an exhibition of work to which family and friends are invited. Please put this date in your diary!
Equipment and materials
Will all be provided, as will aprons for the messier types of artwork!