KS2 Visual Arts Course
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We are delighted to announce our new art course for budding artists!
We wanted our art provision to mirror our music education at Matrix, with a course which is progressive and structured, but also creative. After a careful search for teachers who could take on the 'Matrix approach', we are very happy to have found Victoria Furze and Adel Torok who have been working together to design this exciting new art opportunity.
Classes are for 7 - 11 years (KS2) and run on Tuesdays 4:30 - 6pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45pm*
*Classes are mostly full, but please enquire for availability
Adel and Victoria say:
"Our aim is to inspire and enable creative children and young people to further their engagement with the arts.
The first term will focus primarily on drawing. We'll be developing your skills in technical drawing (learning about line, tone, texture), observational drawing and expressive drawing (interpreting music through mark making; expressing emotion). We'll be using a variety of media and techniques throughout the term, including graphite, ink, charcoal, pastel and crayon, starch painting, sgraffito and watercolour.
Each lesson will focus on developing key drawing skills, beginning with a warm up and then on to a project that may run over one or two sessions that challenges and inspires you to take risks and develop your artistic confidence.
You will work towards creating a sketchbook full of ideas that help to push you towards a greater understanding of drawing and open your eyes to the multiplicity of creative opportunities within the visual arts.
We will focus on observational drawing moving from simple exercises towards more complex tasks, such as still life where we shall begin to look at composition. This is a course for budding artists!"
Victoria Furze has had over 17 years working with children as an artist educator. Most recently, she was the head of art in a London preparatory school where her students placed in the top three for the IAPS International art prize three years running. She is also an internationally published author illustrator. Never without a sketchbook, she believes that drawing is at the cornerstone of all creative endeavours.
Adel Torok graduated in painting conservation at the University of Fine Arts Budapest, Hungary. She worked for several years as an assistant conservator at a private old masters conservation studio in Florence, Italy (Stefano Scarpelli Fine Art Conservation). In 2016 she moved to the UK and started collaborating with two London-based conservation studios and a hand bookbindery in Oxford.
During her university years, she taught drawing to children aged 8-14 years as a preparatory course to apply to the Artistic High School in Budapest. From 2000 to 2015, she held summer bookbinding courses in Hungary for children aged 10-16 years.
In her spare time, Adel creates pop up books and objects, die cut cards and books often combined with built in lightening.