Aboriginal Art

Art is a universal language, and Australian aboriginal art is an excellent demonstration of this. Not only are these beautiful symbols used the length and breadth of Australia, they are as meaningful to those of us elsewhere who are open to them. They blur the line between story-telling and abstract art – could it get […]

Painting Flowers in the Dutch Style

This workshop celebrates the return of spring and the blossoming all around of bright flowers, the return of light and colour after the duns and greys of winter. The children paint flowers against the black backgrounds beloved of 17th century Dutch painters of still life. We mix primary colours using a colour wheel, to pick […]

Ornamental Letters

This time, we will be looking into the secrets and mysteries of calligraphy. Letters are so familiar to us and our entry into reading. Yet the way we construct letters is the fruit of many and long traditions. Before computers – and which of children can conceive of such a time? – adding ornament to writing was proof […]