Art Classes

How we teach children

Insight provides a grown up ‘Art School’ experience for children of all ages. Our classes bring together children who not only love making art, but also want to learn and achieve more from their painting and drawing. Its not necessary for children to arrive to their first class with accomplished painting and drawing skills but a passion for making art is essential.

Although the following information was written in relation to term time classes, it also relates in many ways to what is offered during holiday workshops.

Insights experienced teachers write new lesson plans every term, ensuring that students of all abilities learn new skills and techniques, and broadening their art history knowledge. Children develop their drawing and painting skills each term, including the use of watercolour, acrylic and oil paint.

Students work within the themes of People, Places and Objects, exploring different genres, representational and abstract, and working from direct observation, photographs and imagination. Children who attend our 11-14yrs and 15-18yrs classes also complete a four week project of their own choice, helping them to develop their own world into successful personal paintings or drawings.

At the end of each term all children exhibit their work before taking their folder home.

All of our teachers are highly qualified with experience teaching in schools or collages, and run their own art practice. Teachers are supported in class by our studio assistants and all adults in class hold up to date DBS (CRB) checks.