Children’s Art Classes
Following up on the success of the adult art classes at Speculation Gallery, Anthony O’Keefe is introducing a series of art classes for children. The aim is to introduce children to the creativity of art from the perspective of a professional artist.
The classes are be age grouped with younger children from 8 to 11 years old learning a wide variety of artistic and craft skills through weekly projects. The older children, 12 to 16 years old, will also learn through projects but at a higher level and some taking more than one week. The curriculum covers drawing and observational skills, perspective, contouring, values, edges, colour, harmony and composition. The aim is to develop each child’s skills and knowledge at a pace that suits them.
The classes are organised around the school term grouped in the first and second halves, each course is therefore either 5 or 6 weeks long. During the summer holidays there is a course of 5 weekly classes held on a Friday afternoon. Children enroll for a course of classes.
Timings of classes
Monday evening 8 to 11yrs, 4pm to 5.30pm
Monday evening 12 to 16yrs, 6pm to 8pm
Saturday 8 to 11yrs, 9am to 10.30am
Saturday 12 to 16yrs, 11am to 1pm
Summer holiday Fridays 8 to 11yrs, 12.30 to 2pm
Summer holiday Fridays 12 to 16yrs, 2.30 to 4.30pm
Size of classes
There will be a maximum of 8 children in each class supervised by two adults.
All staff undergo DBS checks and although not required to be registered with Ofsted all of it’s requirements and guidelines are followed. These are published as policy documents and are available upon request. To comply with the safeguarding requirements and keep the costs of courses down, at least one parent of the students is required to remain on site during the class.
8 to 11 year olds are charged £12 per class payable in advance for each course.
Summer holiday Fridays, 5 weeks, £60
September/October 2018,6 weeks, £72
October/December 2018, 6 weeks, £72
January/February 2019, 5 weeks, £60
February/April 2019, 6 weeks, £72
April/May 2019, 5 weeks, £60
June/July 2019, 6 weeks, £72
12 to 16 year olds are charged £15 per class payable in advance for each course.
Summer holiday Fridays, 5 weeks, £75
September/October 2018,6 weeks, £90
October/December 2018, 6 weeks, £90
January/February 2019, 5 weeks, £75
February/April 2019, 6 weeks, £90
April/May 2019, 5 weeks, £75
June/July 2019, 6 weeks, £90
Dates of courses
Summer Holiday 2018
Friday afternoon (5 weeks) 3rd August to 31st August
Monday evenings (6 weeks) 10th Sept to 15th Oct
Saturday (6 weeks) 8th September to 13th October
Monday evenings (6 weeks) 29th October to 3rd December
Saturday (6 weeks) 3rd November to 8th December
Monday evenings (5 weeks) 7th January to 4th February
Saturday (5 weeks) 5th January to 2nd February
Monday evenings (6 weeks) 25th February to 1st April
Saturday (6 weeks) 2nd March to 6th April
Monday evenings (5 weeks) 22 April to 20th May
Saturday (5 weeks) 27th April to 25th May
Monday evenings (6 weeks) 10 June to 15th July
Saturday (6 weeks) 15th June to 20th July
To enroll your child on the art courses please contact Anthony for registration forms by meeting him at the gallery or on: 01752 881617; 07522 436177;