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The Conservatoire: Children and Young People's Art and Craft

Art Venture Club (6-11 years)
Children will explore art and design through projects and activities such as model making,
printmaking, drawing & painting, puppet making and exploring colour and light. These
activities will stimulate your child’s creativity, visual awareness, and expressive vocabulary
and above all inspire enthusiasm and enjoyment. The course is designed to build each
individual child’s confidence to become creative in their own terms. Art-venturers will discover that there is much more to art than drawing and painting. Activities are inspired by current artexhibitions in London as well as science, film and history.

Price: £120 for 12 classes

Junior Portfolio Workshop (8-11years)

Price:£132 for 12 classes

Mixed Media (9-14years)

Price:£156 for 12 classes

Under expert and friendly guidance, students will create a unique body of art that expresses their talent and artistic identity. Perfectly designed for children and teenagers who want to explore, develop and experiment with drawing, painting, and collage skills within the subject of printmaking. Students will be inspired by their own interests and tutor-led themes and use of their own photography is actively encouraged. An understanding of research and development and formal elements required for IB and GCSE Art and Design will also be covered and will inform all art produced on the course.

Senior Portfolio Workshop(11-16years)

Price:£132 for 12 classes

These courses are designed to take children through the stages of art making from the conception of an idea to the completion of a project – just like a professional artist. Students work with a broad range of media from printmaking to sculpture in order to broaden their skill base and understanding. Every stage of the design process is documented through drawings and photographs and students are responsible for editing and displaying their work in their portfolio – an all-important part of the artistic process. There is a strong focus on drawing, which sits at the core of visual language development for children. This is a wonderful opportunity to create a unique body of work that expresses creative identity, develops artistic talent, and generates a portfolio to be proud of.

Drawing Skills (9-14years)

Price:£162 for 12 classes

Drawing Skills is one of the most popular and longest running children’s art courses at the Conservatoire. It is ideal for students who wish to explore and develop drawing techniques and take their skills to the next level. Students draw both from nature and reference materials as they gain a deeper understanding of representation and expression through mark making. Students study the work of other artists to help deepen their understanding and expand their visual literacy.

Painting Skills (9-14years)

Price:£112 for 8 classes

Our Painting Skills class is designed for students who wish to explore and develop painting techniques and take their skills to the next level. Students explore colour application and mixing using a variety of media including oils, acrylics, watercolour, tempera etc. We also experiment with painting on different materials such as paper, wood, cardboard, glass and canvas. As with our long running Drawing Skills class, students study the work of other artists to help deepen their understanding and expand their visual literacy of the painted world.

GCSE and Alevel Art (13-18 years)

Price:£435 for 10 classes

This course is for anyone wishing to take GCSE, AS or A2 in Art and Design. The course is also suitable for students wishing to build a portfolio for application to a BTEC course. We work with a strong focus on drawing and the course is structured in such a way as to enable each student to pursue their own personal line of enquiry in their work. Students are encouraged to explore a range of materials and develop their skills in a supportive art studio environment under the supervision of an expert PGCE-qualified art and design Tutor.

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The Conservatoire
The Conservatoire
19-21 Lee Road

Entrance from Westmount Street

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Age Ranges
6-9 years