It all began during the extensive summer holidays, small groups of children gathered around Lynette's kitchen table to paint, draw, stick, construct & experiment with all sorts of materials & mediums. They were having fun while learning & expressing themselves creatively. With feedback from parents & children Lynette quickly realised she was offering something unique. Encouraged to develop the idea further, The Art Class was born & open for business, offering a fresh new approach to art workshops which nurtured individuality, resourcefulness & problem solving. Children learn how to make structures & images from scratch which, when complete, are not only beautiful but art to be proud of.
Creativity is explored in the classes with a range of ever-expanding projects. Instead of decorating pre-existing shapes or making prescriptive 'cookie-cutter art', most of the time children start from the beginning discovering how to make something from the beginning. We ensure they take gentle steps to independence with decisions about their work while also learning new skills & techniques. On completion, their pieces are lovingly presented, giving the children an immense sense of achievement and pride whilst also becoming a great marker in their development & childhood.
...we strive to get the best from your children and to exceed your expectations...
A little bit about Lynette Pitzolu founder of The Art Class : After graduating from Central Saint Martins School of Art with an honours degree in Fine Art-Sculpture & a post graduate diploma from Cyprus College of Art, a varied career followed from artist to illustrator & teacher to designer. Clients included The Conran Shop, Liberty of London, Paperchase & Designers Guild.
She founded The Art Class, a flexible solution to accomodate her young children and it has evolved into a
growing business with a small & committed team teaching a range of specially designed projects. In 2014 she was approached to teach painting & drawing in after school clubs locally while in the holidays The Art Class also
decamps to St George's College, Weybridge. Her most recent departure, 'Picasso & Prosecco' (for adults!) is an
art event with a difference, why should children have all the fun?!
imagine, create, learn & play...