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TERM CLASSES

DROP-OFF

STORYCRAFT DROP-OFF 4-9 YEARS 

Storycraft drop-off classes are for children aged around 4.5 to 9 years old. We start every class with a story from a fun picture book. Some of our favourite authors at Storycraft are Julia Donaldson, Helen Stephens, Benji Davies and Roald Dahl but we also like discovering new picture and chapter books so usually they'll be a mixture of stories you know and probably a few stories you don't.

The art and craft project each week will normally relate to the theme of the story. Every term we will have a good variety of projects, including 2D and 3 D projects, structured crafts and more freestyle experiments. Many art and craft projects are one week long, sometimes a project will span a few weeks. Every term we use a variety of artistic materials and introduce children to different techniques, for example watercolor, acrylic and gouache paints, clay cutters and modelling, mixed-media collage and sculpture, stamping and stencils, pastels and charcoal. At Storycraft we particularly like getting messy and we like mixed-media crafts which allow us to bring lots of colour, texture and fun, sensory experiences into the art room.

In the drop-off classes children have more freedom to adapt the projects to their own interests so projects should be viewed as starting points and your child may end up bringing home something a little different! There is also time in the longer 90 minute drop-off classes for some freestyle art and crafting which allows the children to experiment and explore the many different materials in the art studio. 

Sometimes a project will span two weeks so it is helpful if children can attend as many classes as possible during the term. Classes are held in English but most teachers speak some German as well. We have lots of children of different nationalities at our classes and everyone is welcome. Our classes are a great way to introduce young children to English. 

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SPRING TERM - Beautiful Butterflies and other Interesting Insects

After the Sportsferien we`ll leap into Spring with some interesting insects. We will read some fun books including `Aaaarrgghh! Spider!` by Lydia Monks and `Ella the Little Ladybird with the Big Heart` by Alex T. Smith. We will be inspired to make some fantastic and fun creations including horribly Hairy Spiders, a cute Caterpillar Canvas, lovely Ladybird Fabric Tote Bags, colourful clay Butterfly hairclips, jewellery and magnets and some Beautiful Butterfly decorations using wire and tissue papers. This term will involve plenty of fun painting, decorating with fun embellishments as well as fabric painting and a play with coloured clay. This term will finish with a fabulous messy art session where we`ll go wild with all the colours of the rainbow. We will also sing some of our favourite action rhymes and songs. We hope you can join us for some Storycraft Spring fun!

DROP-OFF

FRIDAYS - 4-9 Years

Friday:

14.30 -16.00 (4 - 9 years) Zeynep

Spring Term - `Interesting Insects`

Where: Storycraft Studio, Bahnhofstrasse 3, Ruschlikon, 8803

Starts: 1st March

Ends: 19th April

Includes: All art materials and a snack 

Cost: 245chf (7 weeks)

Teacher: Zeynep

Notes: No class on 29th March due to Easter. Classes are 90 minutes. All classes require a minimum of 5 children to run. Depending on numbers there may be one or two teachers. German speaking children also welcome.

STORYCRAFT DROP-OFF
4-9 YEARS FRIDAY

STORYCRAFT DROP-OFF/PARENT & CHILD
2-9 YEARS SATURDAY

 

PARENT AND CHILD OR DROP-OFF

SATURDAYS - 2-9 YEARS

Saturday:

09:30 - 10:30 - Chelsea

10:35 - 11:35 - Chelsea

NB. Classes will be combined into one class at 10.00 if there are not enough children for two classes

Spring Term - `Interesting Insects`

Where: Storycraft Studio, Bahnhofstrasse 3, Ruschlikon, 8803

Starts: 2nd March

Ends: 20th April

Includes: All art materials 

Cost: 189chf (7 weeks)

Notes: No class on 30th March due to Easter. Classes are 50-60 minutes. Non participating siblings under 2 will not be charged. Children under 4.5 years must attend with a parent/carer. Children over 4.5 years are welcome to attend as a drop-off or with a parent/carer. Other teachers may take the occasional class when Chelsea is away. German speaking children also welcome. 

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'LITTLE ARTISTS' AT STORYCRAFT 7-12 YEARS

Little Artists

The 'Little Artists' session is aimed at older children aged around 7-12 years old who would like to find and explore their own creative voice and build their confidence as an artist.

 

In these sessions we explore a mixture of different art practices including drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and crafts. These sessions may sometimes include text, story or an introduction to the work of a particular artist, but the focus is on developing an understanding of art, experimenting with different techniques and improving our artistic skills in a fun and supportive environment. Some projects are highly structured (e.g. guided painting), others are semi-structured and these are designed to introduce children to particular materials and methods of working. Others projects are looser in structure and therefore allow more freedom and individual exploration and interpretation using the vast array of materials available in the Storycraft Studio. We also do some craft projects, particularly ones with a design/artistic focus, so that the children have a good variety of activities during the term (slightly more craft projects in holiday seasons). Materials that we use regularly include acrylic, gouache, watercolour, inks, neocolors, pencils, charcoal, pastels, clay and collage materials such as patterned papers and fabric.

The term may be themed around a topic e.g. under the sea, or incorporate seasonal projects, e.g. Autumn/Halloween/Christmas projects. Some terms we focus on a particular area of art or technique, e.g. blending colours or pattern. Often a project will span several weeks so it is helpful if children can attend as many classes as possible during the term. However don't worry if your child misses one class of a two part project, as either the materials will be prepared for them to complete the project, or when necessary an alternative is provided. Classes are held in English but most of our teachers speak some German as well. We have lots of children of different nationalities at our classes and everyone is welcome. Our classes are a great way to introduce children to English

LITTLE ARTISTS

Thursday 17:00 - 18:30 - Mady (7 - 12 years)

Friday 16:15 - 17:45 - Mady (6.5 - 12 years) 

SpringTerm 

Starts: 29th February/1st March

Ends: 18th/19th April

Cost: 210chf (7 weeks)

Where: Storycraft Studio, Bahnhofstrasse 3, Ruschlikon, 8803

Includes: All art materials 

Teacher: Mady

Notes: No Classes 28th/29th March due to Easter. Classes are 90 minutes and there is no snack break. Occasional classes may be taken by another teacher. German speaking children also welcome.

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