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A, B, See it  

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  • TutorMilan Topalovic
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  • LevelAll Levels

Wed 4 Apr, 10am - 3pm | £19 | Ages 6-11 yrs | All Levels

Create your own illustrations and develop your drawing skills. It's as simple as A, B, C.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. It is open to all ability levels and children don’t need previous experience. Parents are not expected to accompany children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.

The course is accessible for children of all abilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities. We can provide a learning support worker and a parent or carer may assist their child if required. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

What will you learn on this course?

On this one day course children will learn how to create drawings, characters and stories using the letters of the alphabet. Taking inspiration from children’s picture books including Oliver Jeffers’ ‘Once Upon an Alphabet’, they will learn to visualise how letters of the alphabet can be interpreted to create characters. The participants will learn how to design and draw characters that engage with each other and place them in situations that convey a message about e.g. teamwork, friendship or loyalty.

This course will give children an understanding of character design and the relationship between text and illustration in children’s storytelling. It’s also a great way to develop confidence in drawing with mediums such as pencil crayons and acrylic paints. Everyone will be encouraged to experiment and be playful in their approach to drawing and colouring.

The day will include a mixture of both individual and co-operative mini tasks but with a focus on a larger piece of individual work containing alphabet inspired characters that children will take home.

Do you need to bring anything?
Children need to bring their own lunch to eat on a supervised one hour break. All course materials and equipment are provided.

Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs for this course. 

Who teaches this course? 
Milan Topalovic

Important Information

Our enhanced Safeguarding Policy recommends that we hold emergency contact details for all learning and participation activities (including courses), for children and young people under 18 years old and for supported or vulnerable adults. These are to be completed and signed by parents/carers except young people aged 16-18 and supported/vulnerable adults who are able to sign for themselves.

Completed forms must be handed in to our Sales and Information Team prior to the start of the course.

Participant Enrolment Form

Let us make things easier – full day care for your child

If you’re pushed for time due to work commitments or other engagements, we can ease the load.

mac Wraparound offers additional child care before and after the main course to give you more time to yourself.

Drop your children off from 8:30am and collect them by 5:30pm and they can enjoy healthy morning and afternoon snacks and a film, all under the supervision of a DBS-certified member of staff for only £24, or for just £28, lunch from our café will be provided as well.

Simply add the mac Wraparound at the checkout for each day needed. Advance booking is advised.

Please note:

  • When booking online you will be asked at checkout if you would like to add mac Wraparound for the day of the course you are booking.
  • If booking more than one course online the mac Wraparound for each course day will be offered.
  • Please check that the dates of the course/s and mac Wraparound/s are correct.
  • To book a mac Wraparound after your online booking has been completed you will be required to do this by calling our Customer Service team on 0121 446 3232 or by talking to a member of the team at Sales & Information.