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Creative Art workshops for children since 2012
Artreach Studios provides fine art enrichment programs for children & young adults up to age 14 (age is a guide only) through age and developmentally appropriate classes and workshops. We also hold family and 'Tween & Teen' art events.
Techniques and mediums include painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture, pottery classes at Artreach Studios a our new warehouse styled gallery/studio near the House of Manannan in Peel.
The bright and open gallery/studio provides a lively space that is safe, engaging, organised and welcoming.
Children feel free and uninhibited to explore their creativity without worrying about making a mess. The workshops are taught through instruction and art demonstrations and participate from the outset through topic group discussion.
**Any accompanying adult that wants to participate, can attend ‘Mum and Me’ art workshops!
Is to promote each child's unique expression and discovery of the joy of art. We believe it is important to provide children with artistic freedom and latitude to make their own creative choices and work at their own pace,
while downplaying the aesthetic value of the finished product.
Artreach Studios is committed to building positive self-awareness, innovative thinking, and the original expression of children. In our studio, we believe in cultivating the intrinsic creativity of every child. We highly regard the importance of providing all children with the opportunities to engage in imaginative art making, beyond the rote manufacturing of reproductions of predictable works of art, and instead, teach students to understand art making. Our specialised children’s arts programming is designed for your child’s explorative engagement with a plethora of techniques and visual media that centres on originality. We foster your child’s inventive mind through an open-ended experimentation in drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and printmaking. In our community-rooted galley/studio, we understand and believe in the importance of engaging children in visual art making as a conduit for building confidence, pride, and self-esteem through constructive expression.
Our professional teaching artists, renowned visiting artists, teach every child how to steer their own creative direction through innovative experimentation in painting, mixed media, sculpture, and printing. We are confidant that your child’s journey to self-esteem and creativity will commence with us at Artreach Studios.
We offer a variety of children’s visual art programming that we methodically design and implement for artists age five to sixteen. Our programming goes beyond rote learning at our studio, we focus on originality and the development of visual literacy. Regardless of the project, materials or medium we are working with, children are given topics and techniques to stimulate their imagination and help them to visualise their ideas. Formal elements of drawing, painting + 3D art working skills are developed over time.
Our introductions and demonstrations are a good guide and provide children with confidence and enough knowledge to get going on a project. We strive to stimulate their thoughts, feelings, and perception in a way that inspires and encourages each child to express their ideas visually, while offering individualised guidance during the creative process as needed.
Whilst we cannot guarantee a specific outcome, most importantly children will have been encouraged to experiment and play with different techniques (something they are usually very good at!) and most of the workshop
time is taken with practical art making.
TERM TIME ART WORKSHOP
These are paid for in blocks of 4 weeks at a cost of £58 per block or £158 per term (x3 blocks) age 6 - 13 time 10.30 am- 12.30pm. Our premises is large enough to accommodate mixed age groups and we have found this works well. If your child is registered to attend workshops, the space is automatically rolled over onto the next block. We often have a waiting list, so please let us know if your child wishes to stop the workshops.
After the first session we will ask you to purchase an 'art kit' for £18 which includes a hard cover sketch book, and other essentials which we use to record process and technique.
HOLIDAY ART WORKSHOPS
We have a number of programs for children ranging from 2 - 3 hour sessions, day camps or week long art camps. These can be booked ad hoc via our online booking system. Price includes include all materials used. Please sign up to our mailing list for regular news and information.
ARTREACH OUTREACH ART PROGRAMMES
Our artists instructors have an in depth knowledge of many techniques and have carried out art workshops in many schools and establishments across the Island for many years. School projects have included, workshops celebrating the Island of Culture in 2014 at Marown Primary School and a number of 'Art Week' events, held over the past few years, at Sulby, Ashley Hill and Cronkyberry Primary School, 'The Big Draw' with Manx National Heritage, projects with Occupational Health,
Manx Blind Welfare and the Mental Health Service.
If you would like to know more about our Artreach Outreach programmes in schools and other establishments,
please get in touch!
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS ABSENT FROM A TERM WORKSHOP?
Unfortunately we are unable to cover every child’s absence, though we understand this is unavoidable on occasion.
All children are provided with a snack and drink at mid-point!
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