little art Kids LABs (7 - 12 years)
little art Kids LABs (7 - 12 years)
little art Kids LAB is a drop off class exploring a variety of approaches to art through a wide range of materials, media and techniques. We make references to the work of artists and designers, inspired by the themes and styles emerging. Each Kids LAB we offer a creative space through both gently guided prompts and self-discovery of materials and sharing of techniques.
31st January: 16:30-17:45, Kids LAB (Exploring drawing)
14th February 16:30-17:45, Kids LAB (Exploring printmaking)
Prices include all class resources, and will have an additional 19% Ust (VAT) charge added. Email email@example.com for a Sibling discount code.
Location: Prenzlauer Berg, 10405 Senefelderplatz
New Art LAB in English for young artists aged 7-12!
This NEW Kids Art LAB offers time and space on a Wednesday after school, for kids to be freely creative, exploring with a sense of process driven wonder and curiosity. Through an experimental and playful approach we explore and develop the imagination through uncovering the magic potential in combining materials, sometimes gently guided and sometimes completely without a fixed goal in mind. We ask questions as we go, and find unique and creative answers tinkering and exploring across painting, drawing, sculpture, clay, printmaking, collage, craft, light & shadow projections, using our light box and digital microscope to uncover new ways of seeing. Weekly changing workstations around the LAB offer a range of beautiful and recycled resources, tools and stimuli ready for artists to dive in and play.
We set up a loose initial proposal to work with each week, inspired, for example, by the seasons. We also investigate artists' work connected to the materials and ideas generated. We closely connect the themes offered to ideas in visual language: colour, texture, pattern, scale, contrast, form, line, etc.
The Kids Art LABs follow a child-centred pathway, inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach, with the tutor offering techniques to extend and nurture their emerging knowledge and understanding of art, and their world around them. For example where kids enjoy making marks drawing in paint, variations of mono-printing would be offered by the tutor. We allow time for individual study of processes, and encourage everyone to share their experiments as a group if they would like to, to learn from one another.
These drop off classes are led by little art Founder, Harriet Poole, an experienced Artist Educator. The classes will be fun, engaging and highly visual. There will be a library of art and nature books to use as inspiration and provide contexts.
Language: The most important language is Visual! Open to all. Classes are conducted in English by a native/fluent speaker. The classes provide an opportunity for language skills to develop through content and immersion rather than actual language teaching. Support in German can be given at points, (as desired.)
*Kids must be ready to be left without a parent/carer, and able to work independently in a small group with an Artist Educator.
Maximum group size: 8 kids.
LAB dates in January:
Wednesday 31st January 16:30-17:45 Exploring drawing- what is drawing, why is it important to us? Working with ink and tools investigating natural forms led by the group, and drawing with mixed media to a variety of music, on the floor, at the table... how might the marks made change, grow, combine?
Wednesday 14th February 16:30-17:45 Exploring printmaking- what is printmaking, how can we combine drawing into printing? We will look at artists work using ink to create mono-prints, incorporating stencils and textures to make our own layered Gelli Plate prints.
Price includes all resources.
The course would offered as a longer block from Spring 2018, subject to interest and feedback from the participants this term.