Although we all like a break from routine, sometimes school holidays can bring their own complications for the working family. For four days why not have your little artist take part in an Art Easter Camp. Time to be creative and still enough for a long week-end and time out before school begins again!
The Easter Camp will run from;
Mon 26th – Thurs 29th March
10am – 2pm
Ages 5ys+ (must be of primary school age)
Cost: €80 per child (discount for siblings) including all materials
Activities will include 3D modelling, mixed media, painting, drawing and anything else we can imagine up!
For further information please complete the attached form or email me on email@example.com
Art offers an alternative to the many physical activities available for children; a means for them to express themselves creatively and emotionally. We all know how important physical exercise is for our children, art can be equally as important, providing some much needed down time in their busy lives. Kids Art Classes are now available each week in Kilcolgan, providing an opportunity for kids to try out different ways of creating art and also with an emphasis on drawing.
Most children naturally love making art; painting, drawing and expressing themselves creatively. In school children have ample opportunity to use the left side of their brains, the logical thinking. Art allows the right side of the brain to come into play; emotionally, intuitively and creatively. It is important for both hemispheres of the brain to work in tandem and thus achieving full potential of the mind. In the art classes, I try to introduce as many different mediums and techniques as I can, opening up their minds to be as creative as possible.
Art provides many benefits to children:
they learn to think creatively, with an open mind
they learn to observe, describe, analyse and interpret the world around them
it allows them to express themselves, with or without words
practise problem-solving (even in art we need maths!) and critical thinking
they discover, just like Picasso did, that there are multiple points of view and more than one right answer.
art can be solitary but it can be also be collaborative which encourages interaction between the children
it builds confidence, every child can feel proud of his or her original artistic creation
Classes take place each Wednesday 3.30pm – 4.45pm during school term
For further information please complete the contact form or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I recently facilitated a gathering of enthusiastic and talented artists on an oil painting workshop day. Some had previous knowledge of oil painting whilst for others, it was a first.
Everyone received a copy of a still life set up and photographed by me. We started the process with a tonal painting using acrylics. This in itself was a valuable lesson in creating monochrome values. It also layed down the foundations for the oil painting to follow.
As acrylic paint dry quickly, this process allowed everyone to progress with adding in colour using oils. Having the tonal values already worked out aided in the of mixing the correct colours for the actual painting.
Even though everyone received the same still life to work on and the same colour palette to work with, each and every painting was unique! Showing of course how differently we perceive our surrounding and that what we create is so diverse and individual.
As you know, kids love to get messy and creative…but not everyone likes to clean up after!! That is the joy of sending them to Art for Fun - Kids Art & Craft Summer Camp Kilcolgan, where they can have fun getting creative without the worry of a mess…leave that up to us!
The Kids Art & Craft Summer Camp Kilcolgan is suitable for kids between the ages of 5 and 12 with at least one year completed in primary school.
There are many different mediums to be explored, and lots of different ways to use them. These include acrylic painting, clay, sculpture – including recycled materials, printing, plus lots of imagination!!
And at the end of the week the kids get to take home all their art work to be proudly displayed in their homes…..yah! I hear you shout
To ensure all kids get the required attention, groups are kept a maximum of 12 children, so it is advisable to book early. First preference is given to those who have previously attended Art Camps.
Dates & Times:
July 3rd – 7th
July 10th – 14th
July 31st – August 4th
Cost: €90 per child
Camps run from 10am – 2pm with a mid afternoon snack break. Please make sure to pack a light lunch and a drink for your child. Also it is advisable they wear old cloths….to allow for unhindered art to happen!
To secure a place for your child email: email@example.com for a booking form.
Art for Fun,Kilcolgan, County Galway,provides art classes for those who wish to explore the joy of painting, whether in oil, acrylic or watercolour. Classes take place in a relaxed and friendly environment where students progress at there own pace, develop new techniques and create new friendships.
Many who attend the adult art classes began with little or no painting experience. With time and patience all have produced amazing art works as well as benefiting from the relaxation that comes from the process.
Whether inspiration comes from reference photographs or other source materials, direction is given from that blank canvas to the end product.
There is also some time out for a coffee or tea and of course, a chat!
During the Summer months when kids have all that time off school, Art for Fun! facilitate Art Summer Camps for kids ranging in age 5 yrs – 12 yrs. This is an opportunity for kids to get messy and have fun with paint, clay, mixed media and lots more! To see some of the amazing work created by the kids, have a look at the Kids Art Galley
Looking for something different for your kids birthday party? Why not have Art for Fun! come to your house or a venue of your choice and entertain your party animals for a couple of hours! All materials are supplied, all you have to do is provide the food and cake (that’s just for me….kidding of course!) and Art for Fun! makes sure everyone goes home with a piece of art.