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Artist Inspired Art Club (6+) – term 2 (6 sessions)

After a successful term 1, we are excited to launch term 2! Learn about the life and works of a new artist each week! Follow the teacher step-by-step to create an artwork in the style of that artist.

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In this term time course, participants will learn about the life and works of a new artist each week and will follow the teacher step-by-step to create an artwork in the style of that artist.

The course will cover a wide range of mediums and processes, resulting in the children learning a new process each week and gaining insight into the context of the piece, art movement and artist.

Instructor Profile

Veronica is our highest rated instructor and is very popular with kids. She has a MA illustration, BA (Hons) Surface Pattern Design, PTLLS Award in Training and Education. She lives in London. Some of her reviews can be found on the course page   here.

Term 1:

Week 1
Create a Picasso inspired cat
For this session students will learn about the life and works of artist Pablo Picasso, after a short interactive talk about Picasso’s work they will follow the teacher to create a step-by-step drawing of a cat in the style of Picasso.
After the initial drawing, children will be introduced to basic colour theory and taught how to use watercolours effectively and will then paint their creation using complimentary colours.
The teacher will give advice on how to they could go on to create their own animals using this style.
Materials:
Watercolour paints – Windsor and Newton Cotman pan is ideal or a more affordable brand such as ‘Major Brushes’ or similar would also work.
Assorted paintbrushes
Two pots/jars of water
Pencil
Eraser
A3 or A4 sheet of thick paper (watercolour paper ideally)
Tissue (for blotting)
 
 
Week 2
For this session participants will be introduced to the life and works Cezanne.
They will follow the teacher step-by-step to create a still-life drawing of fruits and apply colour to achieve an impressionistic effect, we will also discuss the differences of drawing still-life vs living objects and how drawing from life adds dimension to art.
Materials:
Watercolour paints – Windsor and Newton Cotman pan is ideal or a more affordable brand such as ‘Major Brushes’ or similar would also work.
Assorted paintbrushes
Two pots/jars of water
Pencil
Eraser
A3 or A4 sheet of thick paper (watercolour paper ideally)
Tissue (for blotting)
 
Week 3
Create a watercolour artwork in the style of Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’
In this session participants will learn about the work of the Impressionist artist’s with focus on Vincent Van Gogh, using fine strokes of colour they will follow the teacher step-by-step to create a watercolour artwork inspired from “Starry Night” and will be given ideas of how they could apply Impressionist inspired brushstrokes to create atmosphere in their own work.
Materials (same as week 1)
Watercolour paints – Windsor and Newton Cotman pan is ideal or a more affordable brand such as ‘Major Brushes’ or similar would also work.
Assorted paintbrushes
Two pots/jars of water
Pencil
Eraser
A3 or A4 sheet of thick paper (watercolour paper ideally)
Tissue (for blotting)
 
Week 4
Create a Roy-Litchenstein inspired portrait of me!
For week three participants will be introduced to Pop art with focus on the work of Roy Litchenstein.
They will learn about Pop Art Culture and its inspirations and follow the teacher step-by-step to create a proportional, large-scale portrait of themselves in the style of Roy Litchenstein/vintage comic books and adding dots indicative of pixcellation.
Materials
A4/A3 sheet of thick/cartridge paper in white
Pencil
Ruler
Eraser
Felt-tip pens
Mirror (not essential)
 
 
Week 5
Create an Andy Warhol inspired artwork
In this session participants will learn about the work of Pop artist Andy Warhol and his prints which use cult objects/people as multiples.
They will follow the teacher step-by-step to create two illustrations of one object, they’ll be re-introduced to complimentary colours and will paint using vibrant complimentary colours.
Materials
A4/A3 sheet of thick/cartridge paper in white
Pencil
Ruler
Eraser
Watercolour paints or Felt-tip pens
Week 6
Henri Matisse, collage and Cut-outs
For this session participants will be introduced to the life and works of Henri Matisse.
The session will focus on cutting/motor skills and participants will follow teacher to create a step-by-step paper collage artwork inspired from ‘Matisse’s Cut Outs’ and will with guidance will go on to create a piece of their own inspired from shapes/objects in their houses
 
Materials
A4/A3 sheet of thick/cartridge paper in white
Pencil

Scissors

A selection of coloured paper sheets (ideally in bright colours)
glue stick
Term 2:
Week 1
Claude Monet, impressionism and landscapes
For this session participants will be introduced to the life and works of Impressionist Artist Claude Monet, they will then follow the tutor to create a step-by-step drawing of one of his landscapes and add will colour using dabs of paint in the style of the Impressionists.
 
Materials
Paper (thick cartridge or watercolour is preferable)
Paintbrushes
Watercolour paints (“Major brushes are good value and work well or a premium brand such as ‘Windsor and Newton’-Cotman paints are very good quality) but any can be used.
Container/jar of water
Pencil
Eraser
Oil pastels or wax crayons (preferable but non-essential)
Week 2
David Hockney and Landscape painting using watercolours
For this first session participants will learn about the life and works of David Hockney.
They will then follow the tutor to create a step-by-step painting of a landscape in the style of Hockney.
 
Materials
Paper (thick cartridge or watercolour is preferable)
Paintbrushes
Watercolour paints (“Major brushes are good value and work well or a premium brand such as ‘Windsor and Newton’-Cotman paints are very good quality) but any can be used.
Container/jar of water
Pencil
Eraser
Week 3
Paul Klee, Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism

 

For this session participants are introduced to the life and works of Paul Klee, they then follow the tutor to create a cubist castle using geometric shapes
 
Materials

 

Paper
Oil Pastels are preferable or watercolour paints as an alternative
Pencil
Eraser
Week 4
Wassily Kandinsky, Constructivism and Abstract Art
For this session participants will be introduced to the life and works of Constructivist Artist Wassilly Kandinsky.
We will look at Kandinsky’s abstract works and inspiration (with focus on how Abstract artist’s work) and the students will follow the tutor to create a series of ‘Concentric Circles’ inspired from Kandinsky.
 
Materials
Ruler
Paper (thick cartridge or watercolour is preferable)
Paintbrushes
Watercolour paints (“Major brushes are good value and work well or a premium brand such as ‘Windsor and Newton’- Cotman paints are very good quality) but any can be used.
Container/jar of water
Pencil
Eraser
Week 5
Creating a Portrait in the style of Gustav Klimt
During this session participants will learn about the life and works of Gustav Klimt and how to create a proportional self-portrait.
They will then follow step-by-step instructions to create a portrait of themselves in the style of Klimt.
Materials
Paper (thick cartridge or watercolour is preferable)
Paintbrushes
Watercolour paints (“Major brushes are good value and work well or a premium brand such as ‘Windsor and Newton’-Cotman paints are very good quality) but any can be used.
Container/jar of water
Pencil
Eraser
Week 6
Frida Kahlo and Portraiture
For this session participants will learn about the life and works of Artist Frida Kahlo and basic portraiture skills, they will then follow the tutor to create a step-by-step painted portrait of Frida Kahlo.
 
Materials
Paper (thick cartridge or watercolour is preferable)
Paintbrushes
Watercolour paints (“Major brushes are good value and work well or a premium brand such as ‘Windsor and Newton’-Cotman paints are very good quality) but any can be used.
Container/jar of water
Pencil
Eraser

Course Curriculum

TERM 1
Picasso
Learn about Pablo Picasso and Colour Wheel 00:00:00
Cezanne
Learn about Paul Cezanne 00:00:00
Vincent Van Gogh
Learn about Van Gogh 00:00:00
Roy Lichtenstein
Learn about Roy Lichtenstein 00:00:00
Andy Warhol
Learn about Andy Warhol 00:00:00
Henri Matisse
Learn about Henri Matisse 00:00:00
TERM 2
Claude Monet
Learn about Claude Monet 00:00:00
David Hockney
Paul Klee
Wassily Kandinsky
Gustav Klimt
Frida Kahlo

Course Reviews

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  1. This is a fantastic class, highly recommend.

    5

    Immersive class – Learning about an artist, their paintings and techniques. The instructor was very good too.

  2. Great Class!

    5

    The teacher was very kind and held the children’s attention. Definitely recommend this class to our friends.

  3. Excellent Class!

    5

    My kid loved this class. The step by step was clear to follow and the pace was perfect. We stick the artwork in my son’s room after the class!

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