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.

Fantasy Worlds: Norse Mythology. New project starting in September 2019 presented through Saturday Art Club.

Delve into the fantasy world of Norse Mythology, creating mythical and mystical artwork inspired by Thor and Loki’s universe. Travel back to the beginning of time and design fantastic environments like the icy northern realm, or the southern realm of light. Cross the rainbow bridge to discover the beasts beyond, like the Midgard Serpent.

Art at the Heart CIC works with children and young people to develop confidence, design-thinking & employability skills through exciting and engaging projects. 

What children and parents say about what we do:

5 Stars “I have really enjoyed Art Club this year, I will be 100% returning” Participant, July 2019

5 Stars “It is really exciting and fun.” Pauline, July 2019

5 Stars “A highly creative environment for children to explore ideas and flourish – extremely positive guidance and encouragement to explore new ideas.” Chris, July 2019

5 Stars “Thank you for encouraging Anya’s experimentation with art and growing her confidence” Sarah, July 2019

5 Stars “Aiva has loved every minute of Art Club. It has given her the time / tools and confidence to express herself. Loved the presentation.” Parent, July 2019

This Norse Mythology project will be delivered in 3 stages from Sept 2019 to July 2020.

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;

It 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 6: Sept  7, 14, 21, 28 & 5,12,19 & 26 Oct £96 per block pre-paid in advance.

    Block 7: Nov 9,16, 23 & 30 & 7, 14 Dec £72 per per block pre-paid in advance.

*reduced block fee may be available when new participants have missed the first week 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.

Book Tickets

Two blocks on sale. 10am-12pm in Courtyard Gallery. 20% discount for siblings when booked together.

Sept - Oct  £96 for 8 week block - ends 26 Oct.

Nov - Dec  £72 for 6 week block - ends 14 Dec

 

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