How we teach children

art class, oil, acrylic and watercolour painting, North London

‘I remember, all those years ago, during my first year at art school, I would arrive each morning not knowing what was in store for me, but ready to take part in whatever challenge had been planned. Then, at the end of the day, I would walk home, enriched with new skills and knowledge, elated and exhausted. Those days proved to be some of the best learning experiences I would have, and became the catalyst for what I aim to provide at Insight School of Art every day.‘

Paul Regan, Insight Founder and Director

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. It's not necessary for children to arrive to their first class with accomplished painting and drawing skills but a passion for making art is essential.

Insight's experienced teachers write new lesson plans every term, ensuring that students of all abilities learn new skills and techniques, and broaden their knowledge of art. Children develop skills in drawing and painting each term. In the studio students will use watercolour, acrylic and oil paints, however, all lessons can be followed over Zoom with the students choice of media.

Lessons are planned within the themes of People, Places and Objects, exploring different genres, representational and abstract, and working from direct observation, photographs and imagination. Classes for children aged 11 and over 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 who attend our studio based classes 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.

Parents whose children will be attending classes via Zoom should also read this page for more information.