Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

Saturday art club in the Courtyard Gallery for ages 8-14 yrs.

Our Saturday Art Club at The Core is provided in association with Art at the Heart CIC - where art tuition is all about nurturing creativity.

Using a wide variety of art skills and learning new activities our aim is to guide children to explore, enjoy and express themselves through drawing, painting and making: they will develop visual vocabulary, emotional intelligence AND have fun!  Ideal for those planning or taking GCSEs in Art subjects.

Art at the Heart use qualified art teachers with over 25 years experience, who recognise that children joining will be at different stages of development, and work in ways to support highly personalised development. Most activities are delivered in blocks; the first block focused on drawing and developing observational skills and this is what students had to say:

*****5 Stars -"I really like the art club because it has taught me different ways to shade and add detail" - Student.

*****5 Stars "This Art Club is amazing because you learn things you don't learn at school.  I would recommend this to everyone"  Jessica

***** 5 Stars  "I enjoy art club because I have learnt new things like 'dotting' pictures" Yusuf.

Later we'll explore a wide range of topics and themes through art, fashion, illustration and more drawing.

Fashion Sculpture - Spring 2019

Where do fashion ideas come from?  This project, starting in January will take inspiration form all things in the ocean and explore making fashion ideas in paper and plastics. Themes will be continued through the March - May sessions.

Art can be a little messy so participants should wear an old shirt or bring one to the sessions.

Costs are inclusive of basic materials. There will be a small fee for portfolios and art packs are available to purchase if required.

Why join the Art Club?

As well as great artistic skills, the benefits of joining Art Club are far broader and wide-reaching:  Making art is fun! It supports positive mental health. Research shows that making art can reduce stress in children and adults of any age.

Art helps develop creativity and teaches “thinking outside the box” develops cognitive learning and improves problem solving abilities. Visual and verbal communication and collaborative skills develop as a result of working in a small friendly group, with supportive like-minded new friends.

Empathy and emotional intelligence grows as we make meaning through art. Confidence and healthy self-esteem builds through understanding  ourselves and each other how we relate to the world. 

These personal attributes and skills all help to increase young people’s employability and make a welcome break from the rigours and stresses of studying.  Saturday Art Club will run in blocks and is pre-payable in advance, please see future dates and prices.

    Block 4: May 4, 11, 18, 25. £48 per child in a pre-paid block (4 weeks)

    Block 5: June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20. *£84 per child in a pre-paid block (7 weeks)

*reduced block fee may be available when new participants have missed either the first one or two weeks of any course (not available online) - but preferably please commence at the first session of each block.  Sorry but we cannot reduce fees where participants maybe unable to attend or on holiday.

Art at the Heart CIC is an Arts Award Centre. Young people will have the option to work towards Arts Award. These Awards help young people to understand how the arts are embedded in society and to explore career pathways in the arts. Arts Awards help develop research and leadership skills. Arts Award Gold carries UCAS entry points.

Three blocks on sale. 10am-12pm in Courtyard Gallery 

May £48 for 4 week block (4th May-25th May)

June £84 for 7 week block (8th Jun-20th Jul)


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