Eggs

Eggstraordinary Eggs (3-5 yrs)

Monday 8th April, 09.30 - 11.30 OR 12.30 - 14.30 (£24)

What will hatch? As spring arrives, we will imagine and discuss what creatures might emerge from different eggs. Could it be a dinosaur, a snake, a chick... or will it be a chocolate egg! Together we will explore egg rolling and decorating, as well as making a beautiful nest to keep our decorated eggs safe.

Tutor: Sue Harris

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Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau & the Forest (4-7 yrs)

Monday 8th April, 15.00 - 17.00 (£24)

The trees are exploding back into life! We will use paint, collage, and printmaking to explore sizes and shapes of trees and the animals that live in the forest... we’ll make big footprints! Do they belong to a bear? Looking at the work of Henri Rousseau, we’ll paint our own animal with spots or stripes and make a forest to hide them in.

Tutor: Sue Harris

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Spanish Spring

Spanish Spring in Seville (5-11 yrs)

Monday 8th April, 09.30 - 15.30 (£64)

Welcome to the Feria de Abril de Sevilla, the Seville Fair, the most elaborate event in the Spanish calendar! Inspired by images of this incredible festival and the amazing national dress on display, we are going to create a set of shadow puppets to tell the story of the fair – we'll make horse and carriages, and people to go in them, and riders too - a whole parade! We’ll make a gorgeous background for our puppets, replicating the incredible La Portada arch in miniature. Come along to enjoy Spring the Spanish way!

Tutor: Lilly Walker

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Leaf Printing

Leaf Printing (3-5 yrs)

Tuesday 9th April, 09.30 - 11.30 (£24)

Spring is on its way and the trees are getting new leaves and buds. Together we’ll use leaves to make some lovely prints, exploring patterns together. We will look at how designers use repeating patterns to create an effective design. What else can you make a pattern from?

Tutor: Sue Harris

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My Vase Flowers

My Vase of Flowers (4-7 yrs)

Tuesday 9th April, 12.30 - 14.30 OR 15.00 - 17.00 (£24)

The very first blue and white pottery was made during the early Tang dynasty in China. We will be looking at these beautiful vases, studying the Chinese designs and painting our own in blue and white. We will do some colour mixing to create some wonderful new colours to use in our painting. You can take your lovely vase home to put some spring flowers in!

Tutor: Sue Harris

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Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons with Georgia O’Keefe (5-11 yrs)

Tuesday 9th April, 09.30 - 15.30 (£64)

This wide-ranging class has a whole host of fun activities! In this all-day course we will be inspired by Georgia O’Keefe as we draw from a spring themed still life featuring greens, yellows and Easter elements. We’ll use pencils and watercolours, and make a basket to celebrate the turn of the seasons using upcycled boxes, collage, ribbons and flower motifs. We’ll also paint and decorate egg-shaped stones based on your spring drawings, and we’ll design a layered collaged cake and even create some stunning spring garlands. Come and join the fun!

Tutor: Nicola Corrigan

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Pop Up Spring

Pop Up Spring! (3-5 yrs)

Wednesday 10th April, 09.30 - 11.30 (£24)

Spring is going to pop up any time now, and we are going to make pop up flowers and buds using colourful card and paper sculpting! We could make tulips, daffodils, peonies... what flowers will you make? We will create some blossoms on the bough and paint a 3D vase to put them in so you can display your beautiful creations at home.

Tutor: Sue Harris

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Butterflies

Butterflies and Bugs (3-5 yrs)

Wednesday 10th April, 12.30 - 14.30 (£24)

Wow – it really is A Bug’s Life out there right now! Now that all the beautiful butterflies and brilliant bugs are back, let’s celebrate them! Together we will make a caterpillar puppet to crawl around, and, of course, a fluttery butterfly which you can fly home. Maybe our caterpillars are hungry...

Tutor: Sue Harris

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Perspective

Perspective Painting (4-7 yrs)

Wednesday 10th April, 15.00 - 17.00 (£24)

How does something look far away when really, it is right in front of our nose? We will learn about perspective and how artists use it when painting a landscape. We will look at the “vanishing point” - what could that be? - and we will use it in a landscape painting to give the appearance of something far away. Once you’ve learned these tricks, you can use them over and over again in your artwork!

Tutor: Sue Harris

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Botanical

Botanical Illustration (with a close-up twist!) (8-14 yrs)

Wednesday 10th April, 09.30 - 15.00 (£64)

Do you love nature? Do you love drawing and creating? Then this workshop is for you! Participants will learn about botanical illustration, with a fun, abstract and surrealist approach. We’ll work from real natural objects, as well as photos, to create an inspiring gallery of prints at the end of our workshop, where the paintings might not always be what they seem! We’ll be getting up-close and personal with flowers, leaves, feathers, shells, and more... and you can bring your own, too! You’ll take home a set of beautiful pictures, prints, and bookmarks to keep or share as gifts. All learners must bring with them a fully charged device with which they can take photos. Please bring along your device and a charger (clip-on lenses will be provided).

Tutor: Betty Adamou

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Matisse

Matisse & Maps (3-5 yrs)

Thursday 11th April, 09.30 - 11.30 (£24)

Now that the sun is out we can go exploring again! Have you seen what the earth looks like from above? Looking at maps and at the work of Victor Pasmore, Patrick Heron and Hundertwasser we will explore shapes you can see from up in the sky, looking down on the earth. We will draw with scissors and create our maps in the manner of Matisse.

Tutor: Sue Harris

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Lets Go Fly A Kite

Let's Go Fly A Kite (4-7 yrs)

Thursday 11th April, 12.30 - 14.30 OR 15.00 - 17.00 (£24)

North winds doth blow! Perfect weather for flying a kite, especially on Blackheath! Have you ever flown a kite before? We will look at the history of kite flying around the world, and then we will make a colourful kite of our own. You can fly it all the way home! What colours will yours be?

Tutor: Sue Harris

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Springtime Sprouting Heads

Springtime Sprouting Heads (6-12 yrs)

Thursday 11th April, 09.30 - 15.30 (£64)

Welcome the coming of spring by making springtime sprouting grass heads, and watch their hair grow at home! The festival of Nowruz - New Day - is an ancient Persian festival celebrated on the spring equinox, and we will make grass-head characters as part of the table setting of the Haft-sin table, a tradition at the festival. We will make other items in collage for our table setting to celebrate the ancient Persian new year as well. What other six things will you choose for your table? Perhaps an apple for health? Some gold coins? Or a goldfish for good luck? Come along and find out!

Tutor: Fiona Berry

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Elmer

Elmer and The Fantastical Forest (3-5 yrs)

Friday 12th April, 09.30 - 11.30 OR 12.30 - 14.30 (£24)

In the springtime all of the trees come back to life after a long winter. In Elmer the Elephant’s world, the trees are fantastical, and their leaves, bark and roots are whatever you want to imagine! In this workshop we will print all the bright colours on Elmer and create a beautiful springtime forest in which he can live.

Tutor: Sue Harris

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Time For A Picnic

Time For a Picnic (4-7 yrs)

Friday 12th April, 15.00 - 17.00 (£24)

The sun is shining and picnics are here again. What do you like to eat on a picnic out in the woods? We’ll make a rug on which to sit, and some food to eat. We’ll need something to drink, and how will we get there? We’ll need to take a bike, a car, a bus or a plane. Let’s create our picnic!

Tutor: Sue Harris

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David Hockney

David Hockney & Monoprinting (8-12 yrs)

Friday 12th April, 09.30 - 15.30 (£64)

Inspired by the brilliant David Hockney, we will create a mixed media picture of a spring scene, and then create a mono-painting print of our art works. By the end of the day you will have become more comfortable using both printing and mixed media as techniques, and you’ll come away with two brand new artworks – your original, and the monoprint! Which of these artistic mediums will you prefer? You’ll have to come along to find out!

Tutor: Florence Tambini Cooper

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