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Art history courses for children 7-12 years old.

About US

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  Our mission is to provide young people (7-12 years old) with the opportunity to learn about art history in depth via hands-on experiences that bring subjects to life in a fun and engaging manner. 

 

Whether your child loves painting and drawing, has a fascination with puzzles and riddles, or has recently started to develop strong views about the world, Vincent and Frida will help to cultivate in them a lifelong curiosity about the art they see around them.  


Our courses will teach students a number of valuable skills including the ability to closely and carefully study artworks, analyse visual information, draw connections with other sociopolitical topics, question historical beliefs and form their own opinions on a broad range of subjects. 


 The immersive and fun courses  will run during school term time, with 9 sessions per term.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Our classes can be booked as a trial lesson (subject to availability). Trial lessons demonstrate our course structure and allow students and parents alike to experience what makes our teaching methods so compelling and unique.

 

Each taster session will focus on a different topic. Schedule for Spring Term:


11th January - Ancient Greece (pottery)

18th January - Ancient Egypt (mummies and afterlife)

25th January - Ancient Rome (Trajan's column)

8th February - Ancient Egypt (Fayum portraits)

29th February - Byzantium (mosaics)

7th March - Ancient China (guóhuà)

14th March - Medieval Art (bestiaries)

21st March - Gothic Art (stained glass)


All sessions will be held in The Observatory, 64 Marchmont St, London, WC1N 1AB.


This beautiful photography gallery is located a short walk away from Russell Square station, and offers a wonderful, bright space for adults to wait whilst their children are exploring the world of art and houses a welcoming cafe .

2019Events

12/10/2019 Saturday

Opening taster session - Cave Art

10.00 am - 11.30 am

The Observatory, 64 Marchmont St. London WC1N 1AB

Event Details

12/10/2019 Saturday

Opening taster session - Cave Art

We invite you and your children to our opening taster session, which starts, rather appropriately, at the very beginning of humanity’s long journey of expression through art: cave art. This session will give parents of prospective students a real chance to understand the ethos of the Vincent and Frida courses, meet other parents and children, and ask any questions you may have.

10.00 am - 11.30 am

The Observatory, 64 Marchmont St. London WC1N 1AB

09/11/2019 Saturday

Taster session - Kandinsky

10.30 am - 11.30 am

The Observatory, 64 Marchmont St. London WC1N 1AB

Event Details

09/11/2019 Saturday

Taster session - Kandinsky

A journey into the wonderful world of Wassily Kandinsky, one of the foremost pioneers of abstract art, where shapes, colours, music, feelings and thoughts are to be found intertwined as one.

10.30 am - 11.30 am

The Observatory, 64 Marchmont St. London WC1N 1AB

14/12/2019 Saturday

Taster session - Mary and Child

10.30 am - 11.30 am

The Observatory, 64 Marchmont St. London WC1N 1AB

Event Details

14/12/2019 Saturday

Taster session - Mary and Child

  

We will learn all about the symbolism that makes the Madonna and Child genre of art so iconic, important and instantly recognisable. Why is Mary wearing blue? Is the abundance of gold just there to make the picture beautiful? Why is Mary sitting down with her child? There are so many secrets within to be discovered…

10.30 am - 11.30 am

The Observatory, 64 Marchmont St. London WC1N 1AB