Children’s Art Classes

Children’s Art Classes in Johannesburg

The fundamentals of Art taught in an easy-to-understand-fun way

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WHERE?

82 Kessel Street,

Fairland

Gauteng

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WHEN?

Mon: 2:30 – 4:30pm

Tues: 3:30 – 5:30pm

Wed: 2:30 – 4:30pm

Thurs: 2:30 – 4:30pm

Fri: 1:30 – 3:30pm

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HOW MUCH?

Enrollment is per term; payments can be made monthly.

3 x monthly payments of R 900 due on the 25th of each month

Second Child can qualify for discount

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MEDIUMS:

Acrylics | Soft Pastels | Oil Pastels | Drawing | Charcoal | Clay | Scraper Board

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INCLUDED:

  • Cooldrink
  • Class Notes
  • In class materials & tools (Clay Tools, Easels, Brushes, Acrylic Paint)

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EXCLUDED:

Most art materials are included. Students need to buy their own sketchbooks and pencil kits.  See FAQ for what to buy.

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Facilitating a natural little artist

Children have numerous creative and entertaining ways of keeping themselves busy. Drawing is by far one of the less complicated and most interesting activities for children. However, kids’ drawing doesn’t just have to be a hobby. If you put a little effort into it, you can encourage your children to develop their drawing skills, which will help develop their creativity as well as their social skills. Our Children’s Art Classes can help children express themselves, become more organised and communicate better. Furthermore, drawing can even help with a child’s brain development.

For more advantages on why children need to do art read our article, Raise Smart Kids – let them do art! 

Please be aware that these classes are not Arts & Craft Classes. Your child will not be sticking down mosaic tiles and cutting up ribbons. Whilst those activities are great for recreation and art therapy, my classes are focused on teaching children how to observe and draw, how to visually communicate and facilitate a love for art and art history.

Teaching the fundamentals

When you learn to draw you need to learn how to handle the tools of an artist and how to see. The latter is every bit as important as the former. As an artist you need to look for and seek understanding of what you see. You must be trained to observe accurately:

  • Proportion
  • Degrees of Light & Dark
  • Construction
  • Shape
  • Colour

These things must be in the artist’s mind before he/she even starts to record what he/she sees, then he can interpret the forms and shapes before him/her in terms of the medium he/she intends to use – clay, pencil, pen, paint, etc.it our contact page and get in touch

FAQ – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I sign up my child for art lessons?

  • Send us an email to lilliangrayart@gmail.com
  • Select an appropriate time slot for your child
  • Sign the indemnity form
  • Make payment
  • Drop them off for their first class

What do we need for our first lesson?

  • 30 Pocket Flip File for Class notes

From which age do you teach?

The best age to start is from age 7 onwards. I do however have some very talented 4 and 5-year-olds in my classes. However, by 7 years old your child would have developed motor skills required to write. This allows them to progress with the fundamentals of drawing rapidly. This being said we have often assisted children to develop these skills through art from age 5. Some children who have done Occupational Therapy (OT) have been able to seize OT, due to art classes. So we guess the short answer is from age 5 onwards.

What is the structure of the children’s art classes?

We believe each individual is at their own artistic level. What makes our classes unique is that each child is allowed to progress through the curriculum at their own speed. We do not do one activity for all students in a class. This also allows the children to explore different mediums to their own liking. If your child has a keen interest in clay, they can venture into statues or ceramics, if your child has a keen interest in painting, they could progress to oil painting.

Am I allowed to sit in on childrens art classes?

We regret that we do not allow parents to sit in on classes. We have found this distracting to the students. Parents also tend to correct their children during the creative process, the studio needs to be a safe space for them to create. If your child is still a toddler (Age 5), you can sit with them for 5-10 mins just to get them to relax, but after that, we kindly request that you slip out of the class and allow them to progress on their own.

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