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WELCOME TO FOR THE LOVE OF ART

Fun, inspiring, relaxing and creative art classes for adults and children by the sea in Highcliffe, Dorset.

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ABOUT FOR THE
LOVE OF ART

For The LOVE Of ART was created to provide unique, personalised and enjoyable art tuition for adults and children. We believe that with practice and the right knowledge, anyone can be an artist - and have fun whilst doing it! 

 

For The LOVE Of ART offers weekly adult and children's art classes, one-off workshops, 1-1 tuition, arty parties and much more!

We cover a huge range of media including water colour paint, acrylic paint, tonal pencil, colour pencils, inks, pen, printmaking, chalk, oil pastel and sculpture.

Whether you are a child or adult, an anxious beginner or an expert, someone looking to learn a new skill or simply a way to relax, socialise or be mindful, we would love to welcome you to our art studio in Highcliffe.

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What we offer

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ADULT ART CLASSES

Adult classes are taught through individual projects and are skills - based. These adult art classes are specifically designed for beginners and improvers, but more experienced students are very welcome too as each student works at a pace and level that is suitable for their experience and ability. All our classes are fun, friendly and relaxed and we look forward to welcoming you to our community of like-minded, creative people of all ages. 

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday morning classes focus on watercolours and drawing, whereas Friday morning classes focus on drawing and acrylic painting. All materials are provided except acrylic paints on Fridays - you can bring your own or buy a starter set from at your first class. 

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CHILDREN and TEEN ART CLASSES

Children and teen art classes are delivered through a 5 or 6 week course of consecutive 1 hour classes. These classes are experimental in nature, exposing children to a wide variety of high quality media and are taught via projects, with skills, techniques and theory building week on week. 

The children's courses are suitable for children aged 8-11. Courses take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school as well as Saturday mornings during term time.

The teen art courses are suitable for children aged 12-15 and deal with more advanced techniques whilst still being taught in a fun and experimental manner. These courses currently run after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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OUTDOOR ART CLASSES

Have you ever tried drawing or painting 'en plein air'? If you'd like to give this a go, then you will love to try one of our fun art classes for adults that take place outside! They are suitable for beginners and run in small groups for personalised tutoring.

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1-1 TUITION - ADULTS

Learning is personalised to your individual needs and wishes, by teaching you what you would like to learn, letting you guide the content of the sessions. 
Picasso said, 'Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.'

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WORKSHOPS

As an experienced teacher, I am available for workshops; I can come to you or I can cater for groups up to 10 in my studio. I can deliver a session on any topic of your choice and tailor it specifically to the individuals attending - if you are looking for a unique party, a workshop for colleagues or for a community interest group, then please get in touch to find out more. 

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1-1 TUITION - CHILDREN

As a former Head of Art, I have experience guiding Secondary School Students through both GCSE and Art A-Levels. I can work closely with your child to improve skills, develop ideas for project work (coursework modules) and find artists/movements to influence your work but I am also able to work with younger children who have a special interest in all things creative. 

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FREE ART ACTIVITY PDFS

Scroll down to find FREE art activity downloads. These art activities are focused on mindfulness and are all about the relaxing art process. You can find timelapse videos to accompany these PDF instructions on my Instagram @fortheloveofartclasses.
These PDFs are shorter versions of the mini art projects available to buy in my shop so you can try before you buy!

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ONLINE MINI ART PROJECTS

Each short project teaches some fundamental skills which you can later apply to create an impressive artwork.
These projects have been deliberately designed to use as few specialist materials as possible so you should be able to complete them without spending a fortune on art materials.

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FREE art activity downloads

Natural resist-dye Easter Eggs Art Activity

Hit the download button below for your FREE PDF to create naturally dyed eggs for Easter. This activity is perfect for a rainy day in the Easter Holidays; each egg will be unique depending on the flowers and leaves you choose to use. As well as being a fun activity for the family, you will end up with some unusual and beautiful eggs for some Easter inspired decorations.

 

This activity is suitable for adults and children, but does need adult supervision.

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MINDFUL MARCH - TAKE NOTICE ART ACTIVITY

Hit the download button below for your FREE PDF to get creative by taking notice of nature and having fun with paint. This activity is perfect for being mindful and is suitable for adults and children. 

This PDF is a little taster of the FINDING ART Project which you can purchase in my shop where you use similar techniques to create a piece of artwork. 

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SPRING COLLAGE - MAKING DAFFODILS

Click the download button below to get your FREE PDF to show how to make daffodils using collage. These stylised flowers will inject some much needed spring joy into your creative process and are perfect for Spring wall art or for Easter. If you enjoy this free activity, you will love the BOTANICAL COLLAGE project in my shop.

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PAINTING WITHOUT PAINT - COFFEE ART

Download this FREE PDF to learn how to paint with coffee. Not only is is satisfying to watch as the coffee dissolves into the water on your page, but it smells delicious too! Give it a go for a relaxing way to paint and let me know how you get on.

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