Exciting news from Capital Culture Gallery! We are launching Art Classes at the Gallery with an experienced teaching team. The classes will encourage children to experiment with various techniques and will be a very early introduction to the arts. The course programme will be overseen by our resident artist Rachael Dalzell and the lessons will be held in the gallery.
We have two sets of classes by age groups:
Little Spiders (5-7 year olds) – The classes will be taught by local Artist Sara Harris who many of you may of met at our Family Day. These will be held on a Saturday Morning from 9-10.30am at the Gallery in Coltishall.
Caterpillars (7-10 year olds)– These classes will be run by former Coltishall Primary teacher and Artist Joey Caston on a Tuesday 3.30 – 5pm
The classes will be held in a safe environment with two responsible adults on the premises at all times. We would be unable to have any parents waiting due to lack of space so please consider this when booking your child’s space.
The course is a 5 week term and will cost £13.50 per child.
Bank Transfer payments or Cash accepted.
We only have limited places for each age group so please contact us on 01603 736954 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to secure your child’s place.
Here is a little introduction to our teachers….
Sara started her artistic journey as a kid who refused to finger paint “because she didn’t want to get her hands dirty”. As proof that change is possible, she evolved into a keen painter, nearly a printing student but ultimately a jewellery student in London’s east end. There, on a steady diet of 24 hr bagels, she gained her Masters. She worked as an independent jeweller and jewellery designer for Niessing before moving gradually into fine art textiles. During this journey, she owned a gallery and picture framers, started making and exhibiting wild textile creatures, collected allot of fabric and taught adult education classes in jewellery where she got excited about inspiring others on their creative journeys and discovered she could. Many of her previous students have gone on to develop their own creative businesses.
Since moving to Norfolk, she has been involved in a variety of children’s art activities at festivals, the puppet theatre and with local groups.
Sara is a firm believer that everyone’s creative journey starts somewhere, and with encouragement to freely explore different mediums and experiment in a supportive environment everyone’s inner artist can flourish.
As a primary school teacher, Joey has been on the frontline of creativity in the classroom. Art in all its forms is a valuable tool for developing ingenuity and curiosity in children’s minds. Growing up in rural North Norfolk Joey would examine the minute structures of insects, fungi and plants and add drawings and painting to her scrapbook she called the ‘Squirrel Book’.
She still likes the idea of making sketches, notes and diagrams that can be squirrelled away for later and worked on at a later time. The natural world is the main influence on Joey’s art. As a former Biologist, she would always find a way to link the natural world to an array of different art forms. Her work encompasses very detailed scientific drawings and microscopic art as well as more expressive pieces using natural materials to capture a landscape. Joey encourages her artists to become inventors and to experiment with an assortment of materials and media such as natural dyes, pigments and home burned charcoal to create intrigue and inspiration for every piece of art.