Easter Holiday // Fantastic Folklore // Young Artists (aged 10 -15 years)

Fantastic Folklore! 

This imaginative 4-day course will explore classic folktales from around the world to inspire students to create their own tale that they have written and illustrated. From Hans Christian Anderson to Angela Carter, we will see how these stories have managed to captivate people for generations. Through drawing from the model in the studio, students will learn how to create characters that are unusual and compelling, looking at the work of artists including Paula Rego and Nancy Spero.  

We will also find inspiration outside of the studio and explore how to create a sense of place and atmosphere in our work. Our approach will be playful and exploratory with each student being encouraged to express their unique artistic voice. 

*Please note this course may also include out of house trips and drawing outside.

Students will:  

Gain confidence in expressing their own individual artistic voice   

Learn to combine observational drawing with drawing from imagination to create images that are dynamic and layered 

Become comfortable working in a playful and experimental way 

Be introduced to new artists, writers and poets 

Join a small group of likeminded artistic students 

Benefit from one-to-one tuition  

Experience working from a professional working studio 

Leave with their own written, illustrated and bound original folklore  

This course is for you if you’re interested in: 

Character life drawing  

Drawing outside or on location 

Nature and still life  

Storytelling and poetry 



Costume and theatre