Art Education

Update

After an 18 month project, these child-centred classes end December 2012 so we can concentrate on other projects.

We learnt that even the best planned sessions must make way for the children to express their own ideas, given how little time the get for open ended exploration and divergent thinking at school.

Many thanks to Hester Berry (assisting) and all the children for their enthusiasm, creativity + wonderful work. We will look forward to seeing what you make next, and getting invited to your next exhibition!

Future Workshops + Projects

We are available from January 2013 to consider new workshops and longer projects with children and young people in schools, community, museums and other settings.

New partner Lulu Allison and Libby Davy are available together on some projects.

Download our PDF to find out what we can offer here.

Images below from the Egg House Art project.

Art, Craft + Creativity

for Children + Young People

Imagination * Play * Expression * Learning * Exploration * Confidence

Collage * Construction * Clay * Drawing to Music * Eco Crafts * Card Making Mythical Beasts * Surrealism * Conceptual Art * Collaboration * Painting * Biscuits! + more…

Afterschool on Wednesdays in term time

(starting back on 5 September 2012)

6 to 9 yrs                    3.45 – 4.45 pm

9 to 11 yrs                5.00 – 6.00 pm

Ages and times can be flexible so call to discuss. We have one group with us from after school until 6pm.

Work + Play in Progress – 2011 – 2012 group

Our first Exhibition

A fun, friendly, safe environment. Libby Davy is a qualified, experienced artist + educator with a passion for encouraging creative potential + mindfulness. We offer a learner-centred approach where process + outcome both matter. Inspired by The Reggio Project, Steiner, Montessori + home schooling. Guest, specialist teachers. £8 / session (inc. all tuition + materials). Maximum 10 per group with 2 teachers/assistants. Church of the Good Shepherd, Dyke Rd (the new home of Drama Queens). Current co-teacher is fine artist Hester Berry.

Bookings or enquiries to 07968 687 107 or libby@egghouseart.com.

 “Children have a 100 languages + a 100 more

– Loris Malaguzzi

From our project “Mythical Creatures from Utopia”. Design your own with collage + drawing. What powers would it have?

Here are some things to help motivate your summer holiday brain and grab one of the limited places available.

  • First taster session free
  • Sibling discount (20% off for each extra child)
  • 50% off a half-term for anyone that introduces a new enrolling child
  • On Facebook? Stay informed + be in the running for discounts + prizes by “Liking” our Egg House Art page + spreading the word
  • Free private “whole child” progress reports available (by appointment).
  • Easy access + free parking. Just 5-10 min in peak-hour traffic from most areas. (Ask for the sneaky route).

Print + share the flier here… 

Kids Classes Flier

There is so little provision for art + true creativity during the school term + in our busy lives. So let your kids / young people do the messy stuff away from home and we’ll do the cleaning up (and get them to help too)!

THINK ABOUT THIS!!

UK study revealed 98% of 3-5 year olds are in the genius category of divergent thinkers, 10% remain as 13-15 year olds and only 2% by adulthood.

(Robinson, 2001 as cited by J, Dinham: Delivering Authentic Arts Education, 1st ed). A good argument for arts education!

We can also provide support leading up to GCSE / gentle play around career choices for older children and an ongoing relationship to help your child discover / recover creative expression and confidence.

I have many year’s experience + education in art + creative expression + holistic learning + will have assistants + specialist guest teachers (eg. cartooning, illustration, clay). If you are considering it + have something on a Wednesday, feel free to come for 1-2 taster sessions (no obligation) before making a decision.

We have brought together a lovely group of children and the more we can all forward this invitation on, the more likely friends (and liftshares!) will come together.

These photos from last Creative Retreat for Adults (https://egghouseart.com/creative-workshops-retreats/ new dates coming soon).

If you are interested in being on our email list for children’s / adult’s / family creative holiday events and other classes, just drop me a line to stay informed. We are keen to promote this new opportunity within our local community, so please forward on and help spread the word.

Wonderful experiences to be had + art/craft work to bring home. We will even be making gift cards + tags in time for Christmas… and other gifts too.

Any questions, please call 07968 687 107.

Creatively yours

Libby Davy

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Here what dear Sir Ken Robinson has to say on the topic of creativity…

“Creativity is as important as literacy”  — Ken Robinson

“Our task is to educate their (our students) whole being so they can face the future. We may not see the future, but they will and our job is to help them make something of it.”

— Ken Robinson (The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything)

“Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it’s the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.”

— Ken Robinson

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