September at Mini Picassos
We have had a busy, busy start to the new term. Lots of exciting new projects inspired by the works of famous artists, both traditional and contemporary. Our classes have explored the techniques of observational drawing, working with texture and tone and discovering the world of colouring mixing, here are the highlights!
Our academic classes are now fully booked. Inspired by the beautiful Cacti of David Hockney's still life paintings, our students have been focusing on texture and tone. Working with pencil and watercolours they have been creating masterpieces!
Our little toddlers have been busy exploring the work of Miro, Mondrian, and Raphael, working of coordination, painting between the lines and cute tactile collages. We run several Toddler classes from Monday to Saturday every week. Each week we have new and exciting projects, along with sing a long and bubbles! You can book for the whole term or drop-in on the day at a time that suits your routine.
Many secondary schools run art tests as part of their Scholarship admissions criteria. At Mini Picassos we offer a 5 week course, Art Aptitude for Year 6 students aiming for a place in a secondary school of their choice. This month we have been working on technical observation drawings, working on challenging perspectives, and the results have been fantastic!
Our Scholarship classes have been using traditional drawing techniques to explore tones and perspective. These observational drawings are part of a larger work the students are working on inspired by the work of Momento Mori.
Sarah Teare's Private View
Our Gallery Wall Space is back and exhibiting incredible portraits by Sarah Teare, we had a wonderful evening at the Private View. Sarah's work can still be seen at Mini Picassos, so if you missed the PV pop in and see the wonderful work.
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up
Running until Sunday 4th November, this months recommended MUST SEE Exhibition is the fabulous exhibition of Frida Kahlo's personal artefacts and clothing and it is breath taking. Exhibiting now at the V&A Museum.