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MAGIC TIGER ART

Children's Classes and Holiday Workshops

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 Why Magic Tiger? I have always adored and been fascinated by tigers…since I was a very little girl. I used to constantly carry a toy tiger with me, and draw and draw and draw them, They were my first muse!
With wildness and beauty combined…a bit like the creative process it just felt right for me to name my art sessions for children ‘Magic Tiger’

My vision was for a child to step into the Magic Tiger studio and feel that it is a protected special space to be creative.

Art helps with necessary fine motor skills, confidence, self expression and well being.
When children are encouraged to express themselves and take risks in creating art, they develop a sense of innovation and confidence that they can carry into their adult lives. Society needs people who are forward thinking, inventive people who seek new ways, improvements and innovations not those who can only follow directions.
The arts allow us to explore new worlds, they encourage individuals to develop their skills and to nurture both imagination and intellect.

One of the greatest delights in working with children is the freshness with which they see the world in unexpected and imaginative ways.
Witnessing art; through a child’s eyes is a constant joy, they help us remember the authentic and spontaneous in life!

 

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All sessions are guided and facilitated, with teaching on use of materials and observational drawing skills, yet also giving your child the space they need for their own individual self expression and artistic choices.
They include good quality artists materials, and quality heavy weight papers.
The age range tends to be from 6-15 years, I try and fit your child with the most appropriate day for their age and nature.
Often groups will have children from the same school or friendship groups but this doesn’t have to be the case, it’s nice to make new friends after all!

We often take time at the end of project to show the work made and share what you particularly enjoy or admire about others work. The children really respond to this, they are often very insightful and it helps articulate feelings around creativity and self expression. Shyer children may prefer to just listen and to join in naturally, if it feels comfortable for them.

The most important thing is that the children feel happy, confident and safe so they can enjoy their creative time and self expression.
I hope this is the case, as I have children returning year after year, my classes are usually full with a waiting list.

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Weekly Classes

 

£12 per session for 1 hr in my fully equipped and beautiful art studio. I take a max of 10 children per group.
Payment is due in full at the beginning of each half term block (6 sessions) 

 

Mon 4.15 - 5.15 pm age 7-11. full- waiting list/enquire

 

I am currently just offering Monday for group lessons

 

I take private 1-1 and small group sessions throughout the week - 5-16 years

Private lessons times by arrangement.
Private lessons 1-1

£35 for 1 hour- suitable for younger children
£45 per 1.5 hours 

2 children £25 each

3 children £20 each

Private group lessons- if you have a group of friends you would like to get together for bespoke sessions

£16 per child for 1.5 hours. Min 6 children/max 9

Private group day min (6 children/max 9) 3 hours £30 per child

We often do work inspired by nature, being in beautiful rural Sussex, it is all around us. Animals feature highly in the Children’s artwork
I introduce the children to well known artists, we find out a bit about their life and work and will often then do a piece inspired by that artist.
We will sometimes look at the work of a certain culture and country and do artwork inspired by this.

 

Your child will work in a wide range of mediums.
Charcoal, pencil, graphite. Chalk and Oil pastels. Acrylic and Watercolour paints. 3d work. Pen and Indian inks. Printmaking

 

HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS- EASTER 

3 hours 15 mins  -  Children bring a packed lunch- age aprox 7-13 years cost £32

max of 9 children in the session

For those who have not attended before these are held in my beautiful dedicated art studio set in our rural garden at the foot of the south downs. Children bring a packed lunch which they eat around the shepherds hut in the garden.

Art and nature combined and a very special unschooly and nurturing environment.

 

EASTER HOLIDAYS- my favourite time!

I am happy to announce my Easter workshops- 2 days of creativity, welcome to book one or both.

Weds 3rd and Thursday 4th of April 11am - 2.15pm

Your child is welcome to attend one or both sessions- they are a carefully considered contrast of fine and large motor skills, intense and inward concentration of making a tiny detailed world then moving on to a bold energetic expressive piece.

Weds will be making day - Detailed Delight!

We will be crafting miniature clay rabbits with felt ears and creating a beautiful hanging home for them, in a papier mache egg, which will be painted, decorated and embellished and making little clay birds with tiny coloured feathers to sit within a decorated nest. 

Thursday we will be moving up in scale Pattern and Printmaking 

We will be creating large energetic mixed media prints of Hens.

Experimenting with making marks and pattern using creative printmaking on soft print and with various utensils to get effective artworks with striking and bold printed surface patterns on the hens. 

Contact me to book a space.

PLEASE NOTE : Payment secures your child's place as these book up quickly and it is very difficult holding a space if others are enquiring.

Thank you x


 

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