Storycraft drop-off classes are for children aged around 4.5 to 10 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 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 drop-off classes for some freestyle art and crafting which allows the children to experiment and explore all 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. 

NEXT TERM - Up, Up and Away! 

After the summer holidays we will start our new term 'Up, Up and Away'.  This term we will stretch our wings and fly, and take a journey into outer space. This term will include some great stories such as Oliver Jeffer's 'The Way Back Home' and 'The Hot Air Balloon Adventures' by Annahita de la Mare. Our fun flying themed projects will include a Space Rocket, a Hot Air Balloon, an Aeroplane project and a Space Themed Canvas. This term includes a mixture of 2D and 3D projects, plenty of painting and lots of decorating using a fun variety of embellishments. We hope you can join us for some Storycraft fun!


Friday 14.30 -16.00 (4 - 8 years*) - Mady & Kortney

Friday 16.10 - 17.40 (6 -10 years*) - Mady & Kortney

*plus younger/older siblings. Children who can not attend the 'correct' class due to school times etc can join the other class. Please contact me to discuss this. 

Autumn Term

Where: Storycraft Studio, Bahnhofstrasse 3, Ruschlikon, 8803

Starts: 26th August

Ends: 7th October

Includes: All art materials and a snack (average 10-15chf per class) 

Cost: 259chf (7 weeks)

Notes: Classes are 90 minutes. All classes require a minimum of 5 children to run. Depending on numbers there may be one or two teachers, with a maximum of 15 children. The last class on 7th October will be taken by Kortney as Mady is on holiday. 

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Children from around 4.5 up to 9 years are welcome to join us at our Saturday morning classes which will be doing the same projects as the drop-off classes above. Older children from 4.5 are welcome to attend as a drop-off or with a parent/carer, whatever your prefer. These Saturday classes are one hour long and take the form of a Parent & Child Class. Please bear in mind that these classes are also open to younger children who attend with a parent/carer.




9:30-10:30 - Zeynep

10:35- 11:35 - Zeynep 

NB. Mady is likely to also take one or two classes when Zeynep is away. Saturday Classes may be combined into one class at 10:00 depending on numbers

Autumn Term

Where: Storycraft Studio, Bahnhofstrasse 3, Ruschlikon, 8803

Starts: 27th August

Ends: 1st October

Includes: All art materials (average 10chf per class) 

Cost: Saturdays:162chf (6 weeks)

Notes: 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. 


Join us next term to make this fun rocket ship and mini astronaut!



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 and sculpture. 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 drawing and painting 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. 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 will often incorporate seasonal projects, e.g. Autumn canvas or Halloween cats. 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. These classes are taught by Mady. (Nicole will take the last class on 6th October)



Summer Term

Thursday 17.00 - 18:30 (7-12 years) 

Starts: 25th August
Ends:6th October

Where: Storycraft Studio, Bahnhofstrasse 3, Ruschlikon, 8803

Includes: All art materials (average 15chf per class) 

Cost: 210chf (7 weeks)

Notes: Classes are 90 minutes and there is no snack break. All classes require a minimum of 5 children to run. (Nicole will take the last class on 6th October as Mady is away)