TERM CLASSES

DROP-OFF

STORYCRAFT 4-8 YEARS & 6-10 YEARS

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. 

LITTLE BUTTONS

DROP-OFF

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. 

NEXT TERM

In May we will start our term leading up to the Summer holidays. This term we will walk through the jungle and meet some colourful, noisy animals. Our 'Jungle Animals' theme will include some great stories such as 'Monkey and Me' by Emily Gravett and 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' by Judith Kerr. Our fun animal projects will include a Tiger Lantern, Monkey Canvas, Sloth Pencil Pot, Panda Piggy Bank and a Parrot Puppet. 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!

Summer Term

Where: Storycraft Studio, Bahnhofstrasse 3, Ruschlikon, 8803

Starts: 20th May

Ends: 8th July

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

Cost: 259chf (7 weeks)

Notes: NO CLASS ON 27TH MAY DUE TO SCHOOL HOLIDAY. 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. 

COVID PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES 

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Join us next term to make this cute Sloth Pencil Pot!

'LITTLE ARTISTS' AT STORYCRAFT 7-12 YEARS

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. (The Thursday class on 14th July will be taken by Kortney or Zeynep.)

LITTLE ARTISTS

 

Summer Term

Thursday 17.00 - 18:30 (7-12 years) 

Starts: 19th May
Ends: 14th July

Where: Storycraft Studio, Bahnhofstrasse 3, Ruschlikon, 8803

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

Cost: 240chf (8 weeks)

Notes: NO CLASS ON 26TH MAY DUE TO SCHOOL HOLIDAY. Classes are 90 minutes. All classes require a minimum of 5 children to run. The Thursday class on 14th July will likely be taken by Kortney or Zeynep. 

COVID PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES 
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