Tweens Art Course

Age Group

9 - 11 Yrs

Term

Jul - Sep

Sessions

8

Available Classes

About this Course

Tweens will understand that art and creativity is a lifestyle. They learn to appreciate the aesthetics and the world around him/herself. Students will realise that beauty surrounds us, be it a colourful rag, a common houseplant or a piece of music which inspired us to create art.

Classes are made up of small groups to ensure individual attention. This will help each child to feel supported and valued, and also feel comfortable in a secure and friendly environment.

Learning Outcomes

During this course, students will:

  • Have the opportunity to explore and experiment with different materials, such as pencils, pastels and different types of paint, paintbrushes, palette knives, collage and clay.

 

  • Realise that art can be created on diverse types of surfaces and not only paper. Such surfaces will include canvas, ceramics, fabric and different types of paper. Students will also be able to paint/draw on easels.

 

  • Learn to draw, paint and model his/her surroundings from different perspectives, including: still life, imaginative, landscape and seascape, abstract art, creating a poster, copying from a picture, portraiture and human figure drawing.

 

  • Acquire artistic concepts, namely: the colour wheel, primary and secondary colours, complimentary colours, colour tones, blending, light and shadow, proportion, juxtaposition and shape and form.

 

  • Grow familiar with the history of art. Students will be given the opportunity to learn about, observe and discuss the work of famous artists from numerous eras in the history of art. This will help the child understand that people have always sought to express themselves in art and hence learn art in different contexts.

 

  • Be inspired and encouraged to create their own artwork. Although children will receive guidance by the tutor, we believe that an artwork should have the artist’s own mark in it.

Although at Budding Artists we believe that the process is more crucial than the ending artwork itself, more emphasis on the final piece of art is placed in the Tweens class. Because of this, students will understand thatthe message they are expressing through art, needs to be portrayed in a clear and neat manner. This will make it possible for the viewer to ‘read’ and translate the artwork, even if the viewer may interpret this in his/her own perspective. 

Students' Work

Materials Required

  • Drawing book A4 regular
  • Drawing book A3 regular
  • Drawing book A4 textured paper (white/ ivory/ beige for pencils)
  • Drawing book A3 (thick acrylic or watercolour paper- minimum 250gsm)
  • Pencils (a set ranging from HB to 8B)
  • Putty rubber
  • Blending tool
  • Sharpener
  • Rubber
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil colours of artists quality (set of 24)
  • An assortment of paintbrushes (either as an assorted pack or if bought individually you can buy the following- FLAT: size 16, 14, 10, 8; POINTED:  size 6)
  • Acrylic paints (black, white, red, blue, yellow, cyan, light green, magenta, orange)
  • Set of 12 oil pastels
  • Set of Aquarelle pencils (water-soluble pencils- set of 24)
  • Set of watercolours (set of 12 or 24, either as tubes, individual pans or a whole palette.)
  • Black permanent fine-tip pen (double-pointed with a fine tip and a thicker tip) 
  • Set of 12 chalk/ soft pastels (these can be in half stubs)
  • Pastel paper pad A4 (this pad is of higher grams than regular paper, as it provides texture which is required for soft pastels. Ideally choose a pad with different coloured paper, such as white, ivory, grey and light brown. If you don’t manage to find this, you can buy just one pad with the colour of your choice.)
  • Budding Artists branded apron 

As an artist and educator, I am passionate about inspiring creativity and nurturing the artistic talents of others. With over eighteen years of experience in both creating and teaching art, I bring a unique perspective to the classroom, blending my own artistic journey with a strong dedication to helping my students explore and express their creative potential.

Fuel Your Child's Creative Journey

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