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  • TutorEmma Thompson
  • Price-
  • Age6 - 12
  • LevelBeginners

Sat 21 Apr, 10am – 12pm | 12 wk £110 | Beginners Level | Ages 6 - 12yrs

From mask making to papier mache, costume making to painting, students are able to explore and experiment with many different materials.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years. It is open to all ability levels and children don’t need any previous experience. Parents are not expected to accompany children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.

The course is accessible for children with disabilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities. We 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 course children will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of different artistic materials, learn new creative techniques and develop their existing skills. They will work on a variety of projects, often around a theme such as Carnival, Sweet Shop or Fancy Dress. The children are encouraged to work through many elements of the creative process such as generating ideas, designing and making prototypes before making their finished ‘product’.

There is a range of artistic techniques taught on this course including felting, model making, costume making, Papier Mache, fabric dyeing, block printing, and weaving.

Working both in groups and on individual projects encourages the students to develop confidence and team working skills. The course tutor demonstrates the art techniques, assists individuals with the development of their ideas and advises on how to create their final pieces of work.
By the end of the course each child will have one large piece or a selection of smaller pieces of work to take home that may include masks, costumes, models, props and puppets.

Do you need to bring anything?
All course materials and equipment are provided.

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

Who is this course is taught by?
Emma Thompson

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