ABOUT US

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Sarah Riddick - artist | Creator + Director of Mini Picassos Ltd.

 

  • BA Fine Art Painting at UAL 

  • PGCE in Secondary School education

  • The Institute of Education, UCL

  • Head of Art at Kingsmead School, Enfield 8yrs

  • Head of Fine Art, SFX College, Clapham 4yrs

  • Creator and Director of Mini Picassos Ltd from 2000 to present

   

    

MEET THE TEAM

Mini Picassos is a unique art school based in North West London.  
We run art courses for children aged from 15mths to 15yrs

We also have courses and workshops for adults too.


We are a team who are very passionate about art, we hope to inspire all of our students to become artists.  Our aim is to encourage children to broaden their skills and to really engage with the art and the materials, but most of all to be proud of their own outcome.

Mini Picassos was founded by Sarah Riddick in 2000, running mobile workshops and classes, we have been situated in the heart of Kensal Rise for over 10 years; in our little, yellow studio. With over 20 years experience, we run innovative programmes for all ages.

 

We have welcomed many students over the years for work experience. Partnering up with local schools, giving older children the opportunity to become part of the team - assisting and prepping for classes. We have also been hosting internships for Higher Education students, to allow them to gain confidence and improve their abilities in a teaching environment, with the joy of keeping creative.

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  • Graduated with Diplomas in Teaching

  • Graduated in History and Geography as well as Architecture but devoted her time to teaching.

  • Teacher and Project Designer at Mini Picassos.

  • Lover of Impressionism, Star Wars and all things cute. 

Patricia Cenzartowicz 

DIRECTOR + lead Teacher + Project designer

 

  • First Class hons BA Illustration + Visual Communication at University of Westminster

  • Worked at Mini Picassos for 5 years

  • Freelance Illustrator

  • Lover of Surrealism + Arts and Crafts movement. Inspired by nature.

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Laura Parker  

website + media designer

Office manager

  • Diploma level 3 in early years learning and development.

  • 25yrs experience working with children. Always using art with children for their learning and development.

  • Assisted with teaching for 3 years.

  • Happy place is visiting different art exhibitions.

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DENISE DeWANE

Mini Picassos trained teacher

 

  • Diploma level 3 in childcare.

  • 20yrs experience working with children. Always using art with children for their learning and development.

  • Level 4 in Management

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manisha gorsia

Mini Picassos party host + teacher

 

JESS PIANI

resident photographer

Mini Picassos trained teacher 

  • BA Hons Languages for Business, diploma in Interior Design.

  • Experienced with teaching for both Children + Adults.

  • Two time runner up for Sky Portrait of the year

  • Love to draw + paint anything! Inspired by design, architecture + nature.

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SOPHIE NEWNHAM

ARTIST + TEACHER

 

  • Studied Fashion + Photography at Reading College of Art, Design.

  • Working as a private Nanny for the past 8 years.

  • Spark for photography came back during Lockdown. 

  • Loves to travel + be outdoors, lover of Renaissance + Pre Raphaelite movement. Different tattooing styles.

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  • London based portrait artist working predominantly in oils.

  • With soft colour palettes and wistful expressions her portraits aim to express feelings of melancholy and nostalgia.

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Sarah teare  

1:1 Private tuition tutor

mini picassos trained teacher