The fundamentals of art taught in an easy-to-understand-fun way
82 Kessel Street, Fairland, Gauteng
AGES 6 – 8
Wed: 15:30 – 17:30
Thurs: 15:30 – 17:30
AGES 9 -13
Mon: 15:00 – 17:00
Tues: 14:30 – 16:30
Wed: 15:30 – 17:30
Thurs: 15:30 – 17:30
Fri: 14:30 – 16:30
Monthly payments of R 990 due on the 25th of each month
Acrylics, Soft Pastels, Oil Pastels, Drawing, Charcoal, Clay, Scraper Board
All standard art materials are included.
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, our 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:
- Degrees of Light & Dark
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.
FAQ – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I sign up my child for art lessons?
- You can book online here or send us an email to [email protected]lliangray.co.za
- 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?
Nothing – all art materials are included. I know, great right? Yes we are also parents and want to remove the drag of driving around for supplies form you.
From which age do you teach?
The best age to start is from age 6 onwards. However, by 7 years old your child would have developed the 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.
What is the structure of the children’s art classes?
We have various teachers that will be teaching the children. To view, our talented crew read more here.
Once a month the children will have Pottery taught by teacher Martie Rabe. Once a month they will have a Drawing class presented by Teacher Adelle Jansen van Rensburg, once a month they will have Lillian Gray instructing them on painting and the 4th lesson for the month is focused on larger projects and competitions also taught by Lillian Gray.
This allows the kids to develop holistic, 2D and preception with Drawing, 3D thinking and tactile skills with Clay, planning and working towards a goal with Projects and Painting Skills.
Am I allowed to sit in on children’s 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 6), 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.
How do your terms work?
Term 1: Jan, Feb, March. Term 2: April, May, June Term 3: July, Aug, Sep Term 4: Oct, Nov, Dec
If you would like to start mid-term you can. You will be billed Pro-rata.