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* * SketchBetter Kids' Art Club * *
12 January - 9 February 2016 (5 weeks)
NEW Venue: Surbiton Hill Methodist Church
5-9 year olds only
Led by Pauline Hennessey and Kate Andrews.
The course will take kids on a journey through the nature of creativity and human imagination. There'll be experiments, collaborations, projects and mindfulness. Kids will learn craft skills, such as marbling and observational drawing, as well as life-long creative skills such as empowerment, resillience and innovation.
"This is the best after-school club we've ever been to!" Mother
Each class starts and ends with a mindful activity and includes group and individual elements. Children will be given their very own sketchbook and be mentored through the course to build upon an area of interest. They can bring sketchbooks to each class for feedback and encouragement - introducing them to self-directed study.
Tickets are £10 per week for a 90minute lesson. We do offer drop in tickets if there are spaces, however this is rare and we advise children to come for a half term or term to really get the most out of the learning. Book early to avoid disappointment and kids' receive a free Sketchbook and art bag for the term.
Children must wear art outfits - mess is guarenteed! An old tshirt and leggings or trousers are ideal, and maybe a warmer jumper too. Children receive a sketchbook of their own, which they are encourage to fill up during the term and share with the club each week. Feedback and supporting peers is a key part of our lessons. Materials are provided and water is always available for children.
Please note this class is for 5 year olds and over. It is a beginner's class, however we expect children to be able to be independent in class and do not advise 4 year olds to join us just yet! For older children, please register your interest by emailing Kate at email@example.com as we are looking into an intermediate level club for those who have been through a term (12 weeks) or more of the beginners club.
Kate Andrews: Founder of SketchBetter, Coach and Positive Psychologist Kate Andrews. Kate is studying an MSc in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology with the University of East London. She is a qualified Designer and prior to SketchBetter worked in the creative industry as a freelance brand consultant for start up organisations and social causes. Kate lives in Surbiton with her boyfriend Sam and cat Alfie.
Pauline Hennessey: French artist, illustrator and singer Pauline has lived and worked in Paris and London. Working for a decade in the interior design industry. Pauline has a portfolio like no other - ranging from inticate imaginary worlds to architectural illustration. See Pauline's portfolio at www.paulinecallais.com. Pauline lives and works in Thames Ditton with her husband David and cat.
Venue and Timings
Address: Surbiton Hill Methodist Church, 35 Ewell Road, Surbiton, KT6 6AF.
SketchBetter Kids' Art Club is held in the Coffee Bar on the first floor and is a lovely light hall with lots of natural light and a wooden floor. There's a wonderful adjacent kitchen space and the toilet facilities are right next to the room too. You can park around the church and come in through the white doors on the left-hand side of the main church building. Doors will open for children to come in from 3.50pm. Please arrive promptly for a 4pm start. Children will be dismissed at 5.30pm, and parents can collect from 5.20pm.
We believe creativity is educated out of young people today and is directly connected to the state of mental ill-health in our young adults. We are here to show you why and how we can change this. SketchBetter provides opportunities and educational classes in the visual arts and mindfulness. Based on the latest research in Positive Psychology we’re designing new services and building collaborations. We are here to bring practical services and opportunities that celebrate the importance of creativity and purpose for human well-being and happiness. Our vision is to make life that little bit better.
Find out more at www.sketchbetter.org and email us if you have any enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is hosted by SketchBetter, in association with Ignite! Futures and BBC Get Creative.
When & Where
Founded by Kate Andrews in 2014.