We always have fun, original, and creative art workshops that are hosted by talented sculptors and artists, such as Laura X Carlé and Mar Roig Sarrio, lined up every school holiday. We also have art activities available most afternoons during the many school breaks and half terms throughout the year, as well as at the beginning and end of every day. Laura and Mar both work as art educators for many different art institutions here and abroad including the Tate and the V&A, and we have LOVED their workshops. Please see the gallery images and scroll through the different holidays.
We love wet and dry art sessions and messy activities, with or without a theme, along with recycling sculptures, clay modelling, painting, printing, sewing, craft, and more. Sometimes the activities are aimed at a narrow children’s age group, but other times they are for everyone, with plenty of scope and room to make individual choices. We strongly believe that children need to develop their creating skills by being given open ended art activities, and we love it when each child produces something different by the end of the session from their own interpretation. We understand that many schools and homes (including mine!) rarely do messy art as it takes more time than anyone usually has to clean up – we do have time at Holiday Academy though, and can provide this hugely important part of childhood – making a great, big, lovely, satisfying mess!
This results in the strengthening of kids’ cognitive skills, while also helping them realise their true potential. That’s why we offer a variety of art activities that will help children of all ages learn to love expressing themselves in creative ways.
On top of all of that, an art workshop for kids may encourage a child to express himself or herself more confidently and effectively, and this can translate to better performance in academic environments. Even a child’s attitude towards school and learning in general can greatly improve once he or she is exposed to the arts. And by diving into a variety of art projects and activities, a child can also learn new skills and stimulate the mind in brand new ways, potentially leading to higher grades in the classroom, from science to maths and every subject in between.
Even if your child’s school doesn’t have a great art programme in place, you can still give him or her the chance to be exposed to the arts by sending your child to the Holiday Academy. In our art sessions for kids, we focus a lot of our energy on providing kids with the opportunity to learn about art and get delightfully messy by completing a variety of engaging and entertaining projects under the guidance of caring teachers.
It’s ultimately all about starting an interesting conversation through art, as well as creating a wonderful sensory experience with a variety of artistic projects that stimulate the imagination of children of all ages and encourage them to express themselves.