Childrens Workshops

Mini art benchers

Our educational activities have been carefully thought out by us to support children in all areas of development, we always plan creative fun and engaging activities with the child’s overall development in mind.

Our mini art benchers workshops can vary from a couple of hours to a full day or a course that runs over a few weeks. We supply all the materials’ and equipment with full visual handouts and children are supported throughout the workshop. We are more than happy to travel to your school, home or you can select from one of our North London venues.

How The art bench supports young development:

Physical Development

We consider children’s large and small muscle development, as well as their eye-hand coordination. Using crayons, markers, and paintbrushes helps children practice the fine motor control they will need for writing later on.

Social Development

At The Art Bench we do all the thinking so you can have all the fun with your children. When children work together in the art area, they learn to share, to interact with others, to be responsible for cleanup, and to put materials away. These are positive and important changes for social learning.

Cognitive Development

Young children can learn the names of colours and shapes through creative art activities. They find out what happens when they mix two primary colours together and get a secondary colour. Sending older children outside to carefully examine a tree, feel its bark, and study the shape and colour of its leaves, and then asking them to draw or paint trees helps them develop observational skills needed for science.

Emotional Development

Through creative art, children may be able to represent experiences that they cannot verbalize. They may draw pictures out of proportion, exaggerating things that are important to them. When we value children’s creativity, we help them feel valued as people, raising their self-esteem.  

Imagination and Experimentation

Children’s active imaginations can take form through art. At The art bench we develop and constantly evolve our activities to create varied, exciting and thought evoking experiences that encourage children and parents to be open minded and creative.

Packages

Spin Painting

In these fun spin art workshops children get to produce their own unique pieces of modern art that they can proudly take home. Children experiment with paint like never before, explore colour whilst being engaged and having a fun art experience to remember. 

The workshop introduces children to the element of chance, colour mixing and how famous artists have been inspired by the spin painting technique. Children are encouraged to work as a team to help each other create their own personalised spin paintings. Differentiated for mixed ability students.

Minimum of 10 children required

What’s included?

2 hour workshop

Art bench artist

Art equipment & materials

 *Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an Adult or Teacher*

Bubblelicious

“I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”…

Using paint and mixing colours students can develop an understanding of primary and secondary colour theory. Students will develop awareness of shape, form, colour and pattern. A fun and engaging workshop full of experimentation. Your art bench artist will introduce and demonstrate two bubblelicious techniques to be used on canvas. 

Students learn how to create their very own bubble solution, exploring how different colours react to each other and respond to canvas. Differentiated for mixed ability students.

Minimum of 10 children required

What’s included?

2 hour workshop

Art bench artist

Art equipment & materials

*Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an Adult or Teacher*

Pupa Making

The workshop creatively takes you through the life cycle of the butterfly exploring the four stages of life egg, larva, pupa and imago.

Students get to see first hand real life pupas and butterflies before creating several drawings using pencils and soft pastels. The drawings are then used to create beautiful monoprints. The students are then introduced to sculpture and focus on how different artists manipulate different types of materials to make 3-dimensional shapes and forms. Inspired and engaged the students then create their very own Pupa using wire, tissue paper and wax. Differentiated for mixed ability students.

Minimum of 10 children required

What’s included?

Full day workshop

Art bench artist

Art equipment & materials

*Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an Adult or Teacher*

Jurassic Park Sand Relief

Travel back in time and imagine you are an art historian piecing together the bones of a tyrannosaurus rex! Students explore the skeletal anatomy of the dinosaur through various forms of mark making. The students work in groups and are taught how to draw the dinosaur with sand. The bones, teeth, flesh and blood are constructed from branches, recycled materials and acrylic. A great workshop for primary and secondary schools focusing on the mesozoic era. Differentiated for mixed ability students.

Minimum of 10 children required

What’s included?

Full day workshop

Art bench artist

Art equipment & materials

*Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an Adult or Teacher*

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract expressionism workshop that will turn students into action painters for the day.

Students are shown how to create expressive brush strokes on large sheets of canvas, drawing on their emotions and expressing themselves through colour. 

Working in small groups students are introduced to works by Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Helen Frankenthaler and shown how to manipulate their artistic techniques into their own personal style of paintings. Differentiated for mixed ability students.

What’s included?

Full day workshop

Art bench artist

Art equipment & materials

*Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an Adult or Teacher*

Relief Tiles

Artistic clay tile making workshop designed and able to be adapted to a diverse range of themes. Students can work individually or in small groups to explore and experiment with the clay, be taught techniques and transferable skills that will produce a relief tile that students will be able to take away with them. Students will learn to build, relieve and make pattern using clay to make unique self made tiles.  

Students can add colour and glaze to their final work as well as an introduction to clay theory. Differentiated for mixed ability students.

Themes

Nature, Pattern, Tessellation, Illumination, Textures

(If we do not have the theme you are interested in we are happy to devise a scheme of work that caters for you)

What’s included?

Full day workshop

Art bench artist

Art equipment & materials

*Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an Adult or Teacher*

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